“While I won't claim to have the most sophisticated palate or be a world traveler, I have lived in 7 states, eat out often and can still say that this is my favorite restaurant - ever! (I was just there recently.) I love everything about it - fantastic food for a great price (value), wonderful staff, pretty place and not directly on the strip but close enough for you to get to if you are staying there. I began dining there in 1992 when I lived in Las Vegas. If someone was coming to meet me in LV, I would go with them wherever they wanted but the place that I was taking them to - my treat - was Pamplemousse.”
“My wife and I ate there a few years ago for our anniversary. It was the most relaxing dinner we have ever had. Our 2nd time there the taxi that was called for us did not show up in a timely manner, so Pierre gave us a ride to our hotel. We loved his stories about working for Frank Sinatra at Caesar's when he 1st moved to the United States. Want to go back soon.”
“I wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful time on our wedding night. The place was absolutely wonderful and we loved everything about it. You have a gem there and so glad that I found it. Thanks again”
“We went here after a small "vegas" wedding. They could not have been any more accommodating to out group of ten. The food was so delicious and the service was impeccable. It was fun to hear about stories of some of the famous people who have eaten there. From the outside.....it looks a little sketch......don't let that stop you from coming in. The food is awesome.”
We have eaten there many times over the past 25 years.
“I am very excited that my daughter and I will be able to dine at your restaurant again. We have eaten there many times over the past 25 years. We will be celebrating my daughters 21st birthday and look forward to celebrate at Pamplemousse! My family owned a restaurant in Montna for 34 years and we enjoy and appreciate really good food. We consider Pamplemousse the best restaurant in Las Vegas and the only other that comes close is in Paris. I was with my husband and children about 6 years ago for St. Patricks Day. We ate at Pamplemousse The waiter was amazing and told us many stories of "old" Las Vegas. Needless to say your restaurant is one of the main reasons we visit Las Vegas. We recommend your place to anyone we know visiting Vegas. My sister and her husband will be there 2 weeks after us and of course will eat there as well. Also, we are both vegetarians. For your place I make exceptions. Thank you. Lori Keyshae”
“I brought my girlfriend here for our one year anniversary. The gentleman in the tux made our experience one to never forget. The environment is very romantic and gives the classic Vegas look. The vegetable basket was a nice surprise and the dinner was exceptional. This is one of Vegas hidden gems. Thank you!”
“Last evening was my first and Susan's third visit to Pamplemousse. It won't be our last! We'd noticed it was part of Restaurant Week and decided that as much as we love the culture and food of the French, we should include it in our list this year. I learned their corkage fee was only $20, so I pulled a bottle of 2000 Bordeaux from our chiller to have with dinner. We entered from the blazingly bright and hot (109 degrees) Las Vegas temperature and were pleasantly greeted by dark, cool air conditioning and a warm, graciously "pleased to see us" waitperson. He showed us to a snug table for two and I asked him to decant our wine. He said that Pierre would see to that he took our order for the five-course, special menu. Pierre arrived with the decanter and we shared stories of our travels while he opened and decanted the luscious fifteen year old nectar. We told him we would allow it to open and he should keep an eye out to join us for our initial sips. The first course was their famous crudite basket, stuffed with raw veggies looking as if someone had just harvested them from the garden. Warm bread and butter, along with a garlic dipping sauce and tapenade was the perfect beginning to our French feast. For the second course, Susan had the escargot and I the duck terrine. We've eaten snails all over the world and the these might have been the best. The terrine, as well, was delectable! The third course was a palate cleanser of sparklingly bright grapefruit granita, floating on a pool of chilled champagne. It was the right dish to prepare us for our entrees! For the fourth course, Susan had moules et frites, while I had the lamb shank. Her bowl of mussels was huge, as was the bowl of french fries. My shank was reminiscent of the T-Rex in the latest Jurassic Park movie...humongous!! The lamb rested on a bed of pasta but good sense told me to concentrate on the meat & leave the fettuccine for after, if I had room...which I did not! The fifth and final course were the grand marnier souffle for Susan and the chocolate for me. Pipping hot with ice cream and whipped cream spooned into the middle of each by our server Perry. Having saved just enough red wine to finish with our desserts, we left Pamplemousse full & pleased with the food, service and atmosphere. As I implied, I'll be back (Sorry Arnold!).”
“This is what a restaurant should be. Great food, ambiance, and friendly, competent service. You can actually hold a conversation with your dining partner without shouting! The staff recommendations regarding food and wine pairings were excellent. We’ve eaten at 3 star Michelin restaurants in Paris, and this is as close as you will get in Vegas — for about one fourth of the cost. But make a reservation, no good restaurant likes walk-in surprises. A good meal requires adequate planning, so let them know you’re coming. Count on a minimum of two hours here — you’ll want to linger.”
“Thanks Pierre for taking care of us earlier this week. My customer was very impressed with your restaurant and remarked several times about how they will be back again. Everyone really enjoyed themselves. Eliot”
“My husband and I dined here on May 8, 2015. We were blown away by the entire experience! The atmosphere was cozy, warm, and inviting. The waiter was amazing; he was very informative, and we appreciated that he shared the history of the restaurant with us. He was attentive, but did not “hover”. He would appear by our side before we needed his assistance. The menu had a nice variety of selections, and everything we ordered was cooked to perfection, and was served to us very elegantly. It was nice to have time to enjoy a relaxing dinner experience, and not feel rushed by patrons waiting in line. We will visit this fine restaurant again in the future when we travel to Las Vegas again!”
- Amy Devereaux
Pierre will take good care of you this evening.
Pierre made our anniversary celebration memorable. He is very helpful in pairing a wine with the meal. Also his stories are amazing, and gives the restaurant character and an energy that just can't be compared. The decor of the restaurant is just truly amazing and it captures just what can be found in Europe with a similar restaurant.
Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list FOOD 4 AMBIENCE 5 SERVICE 5 VALUE 5
Lv2eat Charming Restaurant
This restaurant is chocked full of old Vegas charm. The wait staff was friendly and courteous.the food was wonderful, as it has been on every visit. The new star this year was the salmon stuffed with sea bass. Putting the two flavors together was pure genius. The wild boar was also perfectly cooked and the garlic mashed potatoes were a great complement. I've never had a dessert that can measure up to he Grand Marnier soufflé. It's worth stopping in just for this. The service wasn't quite up to the quality of the meal, but it was adequate.
SERVICE 4 VALUE4
***** OpenTable Diner Since 2006
Christmas Eve dinner was fantastic, top notch service. Efficient and thorough throughout the meal. Unique dining options.
Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays Report FOOD 4 AMBIENCE 4 SERVICE 4
OpenTable Diner Since 2012
Well worthy of its reputation as a Vegas stalwart! Do note that children (as in babies and toddlers) were an active part of the environment which seemed odd given the restaurant exudes quality adult time.
A unique restaurant in central Las Vegas. Easy to fine off Sahara near the SLS. restaurant has a lot of personally, charm, an a unique experience versus corporate dining restaurants. excellent food, excellent service an outstanding ambulance.
Great food, Great Service. We go every year when we are in Vegas, close to 20 years now. Never disappoints!
Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, FOOD 5 AMBIENCE 5 SERVICE 5 VALUE 5
A must stop for us every time we get to ...
Dined on February 25, 2016
A must stop for us every time we get to Las Vegas. The cuisine is consistently excellent. One of the best kept secrets in town. Just off The Strip on Sahara Boulevard. My favorite restaurant in Nevada.
Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
FOOD 5 AMBIENCE 5 SERVICE 5 VALUE 5
OpenTable Diner Since 2016
Dined on February 21, 2016
Ten dear friends gathered to celebrate a birthday at Pampelmousse. It was a pleasure to be able to hear each other in the calm setting and enjoy the delicious food and good conversation!! I have been here several times and was happy that all my friends enjoyed the food and experience so much!!
Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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LAS VEGAS WEEKLY MAGAZINE.
By Rick MoonenJune 2015 "Pamplemousse, French for “grapefruit,” is a quaint classic. The lighting, ceiling fans and French music—piano and saxophone instrumentals—is perfect and charming. The East Sahara location takes you away from the chaos and back to old Las Vegas, feeling even more like the ’60s than the ’70s. Pamplemousse’s menu features a decadent torchon de foie gras, left, and a rich bouchée de fruits de mer, a seafood stew in a puff pastry cup." Read below: