The Orleans Hotel and Casino is transforming its restaurant options with five new dining concepts. The first two to open are Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining and Ondori Asian Kitchen.
As part of the American steakhouse dining experience, the lounge is designed to begin with cocktails. The comfortable lounge, with a full bar, offers specially designed, handcrafted signature cocktails. Choices include the Winter Sangria made with DaVinci Chianti, cherry sherry, sour apple and lemon. The house cocktail, Alder & Birch Maple Manhattan, combines Crown Royal Maple Whiskey, maple syrup, sweet vermouth and bitters, garnished with a candied bacon strip. There are craft beers on tap and a selection of over 100 fine wines.
Once seated at the table or booth, available appetizers include Kobe beef meatballs or chilled wild Baja prawns. Watermelon salad topped with goat cheese, or three-onion soup featuring all-natural apple cider and Gruyère cheese are two possible first course selections. Entrees include a cut of 21-day dry-aged prime beef, including the house signature Wagyu coulotte sirloin or double-cut Kurobuta pork chop, pan-seared with sea salt and herbs and topped with caramelized Granny Smith apples, deglazed with a touch of all-natural apple cider. The final course, dessert, creates a sweet, decadent finale with banana rum cake topped with Hard Birch Rum Sauce and house-made vanilla bean ice cream, and the crème brûlée accompanied by house-made raspberry champagne sorbet.
Start off the meal with salmon cheek: cooked salmon cheek, lightly sprinkled with salt and served with a side of ponzu sauce or baked mussels with a sweet mayo sauce, masago, green onions and unagi sauce. Sushi and sashimi choices include shrimp, bay scallop and sea urchin. One portion of the menu celebrates the “art of togetherness” or Tomodomo—and serves small plates to experience both Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Guests are invited to mix and match specially selected small plates.
It is an extensive selection of Chinese dishes, including specialties of seafood tofu hot pot made with shrimp, squid, scallops, mixed veggies and tofu cooked in a hot pot. For the daring, try fish head and tofu in a hot pot.
Its full bar, surrounded by the good luck symbols of pandas and other artifacts, offers a variety of sake including junmai, hot sake, junmai ginjo, junmai daiginjo, plum wine, nigori and sparkling. Specialty cocktails include a lychee martini made with lychee, vodka and juice, or a sake bomb created with a small cup of hot sake with a half mug of Asahi super dry draft beer.
Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining is open daily for social hour 4 to 6 p.m.; dinner starts at 5 p.m. To make a reservation, view the menu or for more information, visit AlderandBirchLV.com.
Ondori Asian Kitchen is open daily 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., with lunch specials served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a special “tomodomo” hour at 2 to 4 p.m. and again at 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., where there is a selection of drinks and food for only $5. To make a reservation, view the menu or for more information, visit orleanscasino.com/ondori
The Orleans Hotel and Casino
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89103
702.365.7111 • orleanscasino.com