There was a time not so long ago when your Vegas party began at Fix, the slick food cave embedded into the northern edge of Bellagio’s casino. Whether it was dinner before Cirque’s O or pregaming a wild night in the original Light Nightclub (now the Bank), Fix deftly and happily provided just that—the perfect fix.
Funny thing: Go there tonight, and the feeling hasn’t changed. The environment is the same, casual but buzzy, and the food is as fun as ever—maybe even more so. The iconic dishes remain: the chilled seafood extravaganza, the Bobby Baldwin mini-burgers, the addictive chicken wings and the wood-grilled prime steaks. But other plates have emerged to challenge the favorites, from potato chip-crusted crab cake poppers and baked mozzarella in crisp phyllo to sea bass risotto with lobster broth and truffled penne with prosciutto, parmesan and peas.
Somehow, Fix feels like right now, not one of those classic restaurants frozen in its original era ... and it doesn’t hurt that it’s so delicious. Fix at Bellagio, 702-693-8400; Sunday-Thursday 5-11 p.m., Friday & Saturday 5 p.m.-midnight.