04/17/09 -see other reviews-
Attitude - 4 Eye Candy - 3 Price - 2
"Decor, menu make for intimate dining at 1501"
From Las Vegas Review-Journal
At 1501, the decor provides as much sustenance -- albeit of a psychic sort -- as the restaurant's bill of fare.
Inside the Artisan Hotel, 1501 W. Sahara Ave., 1501 restaurant offers a lush ambience, thanks largely to its many "reproductions of works of art from the masters," owner Douglas Da Silva says.
He considers the result a "very unique and romantic experience."
But none of that is to shortchange the menu, which features "modern American fusion" dishes, Da Silva says. It is overseen by chef LouRoss Edralin, a fourth-season contestant on the Fox network's "Hell's Kitchen."
Da Silva says 1501 is particularly popular with locals, with food and ambience that make it "perfect for anniversaries, birthdays, wedding receptions or just an intimate dinner for two."
1501 seats 72 in its dining room. Also available are a private dining room for 10, a library for private events that seats 12, a dining terrace that seats 36 and a lounge.
A full wine list and full bar service are available. A champagne brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays for $19.95.
Reservations are not required, but are suggested, Da Silva says.
1501 is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dress is business casual.
Signature dish: Osso buco, $32
Starters: Calamari, $13; carpaccio, $12; shrimp cocktail, $12
Soups and salads: Soup of the day (for example, baked potato soup, pasta e fagioli and tomato and basil), $5; Asian pear salad, $10; Caesar salad, $7; caprese, $10
Entrees: Frenched rib-eye, $35; chicken Parmesan, $18; steak Diane, $26; fresh Atlantic salmon, $22
Desserts: Tiramisu, $7; spumoni $7