Café Ile St. Louis – Paris Hotel (Las Vegas): Outdoor Parisian Café Inside a Casino
Cafe Ile St. Louis is one of the dining establishments located inside the Paris Hotel in Vegas. It’s designed to look like a Parisian café complete with an “outdoor patio” with faux buildings. While the sounds from the surrounding casino area takes a bit away from the experience, it’s actually not that difficult to imagine that you’re actually dining in a Paris café.
They brought us out some pain d’épi that resemble stalks of wheat. One of the things that I always look forward to in a French restaurant is the compliementary bread and butter and I’ve got to say that these crusty buns were just what I was looking for.
They had a 3-course prix fixe menu ($23) so we ordered that and picked the French Onion Soup, Salmon, and Napoleon dessert. You can’t really visit a French restaurant without trying the French Onion Soup and I’ll have to say that this was a good version with plenty of tender onions and ooey-gooey cheese.
The salmon here is a very generous portion… not to mention the monstrous helping of creamy mashed potatoes. I would have loved to have finished this dish but it was so filling.
I wound up ordering the Croque Madame ($16) with Parisian ham, emmental cheese, and mornay sauce with a sunny-side-up egg and pommes frites. I was actually expecting this to be a little better than it turned out as the yolk had already been popped by the time it arrived at the table and the bread didn’t seem to have enough texture. That being said, the skinny fries were super addictive.
Last up, the Napoleon for our prix fixe order arrived. It was light and not overly sweet with nice flaky layers sandwiching the pastry cream.
Overall, the food’s pretty good depending on what you order and it’s a good value. The main drawback to this place is that it fronts out into the casino area so it’s not exactly peaceful.
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd (Paris Hotel)
Las Vegas, NV