Steakhouse fare and American classics in a tranquil setting at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa – Las Vegas Steakhouse – Review
Hawthorn Grill Restaurant Review:
About the restaurant: If you’re fed up with the frenzy of the Las Vegas Strip, retreat to the tranquil setting of Hawthorn Grill, situated in the Spa Tower on the south side of JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the expansive outdoor patio with waterfalls surrounded by lush foliage. The main dining room exudes a classy feel with a high pitched ceiling, chandeliers and plush banquettes and cozy semi-private booths furnished with pillows.
Likes: the tranquil waterfalls surrounding the restaurant, visible through floor-to-ceiling windows
Dislikes: a bit of a hike from the casino or self-parking garage, but there is valet just outside the restaurant
Food & Drinks: Talented chef de cuisine Joe Swan (formerly of Eiffel Tower) presents steakhouse fare and American classics. Begin with the crab cake with celery root purée, pickled ramps and jalapeño, or beef carpaccio with pine nuts and capers. Entrées are highlighted by the generous 14-oz Prime NY striploin with béarnaise sauce; tender and moist half roasted chicken with lima beans, bacon and pearl onions; and a lobster BLT with watercress and spicy mayo paired with thick-cut fries. A not-to-be-missed side is the cauliflower gratin enhanced with a Parmesan crust and Gruyère and Mornay sauce. For lunch or dinner, a healthy choice is the rainbow kale salad with red cabbage, apple, almonds, quinoa, Parmesan and citrus vinaigrette. An array of favorites is available for breakfast, as are non-traditional creations like the confit chicken hash with sweet potato, spinach, caramelized onion and poached eggs. Complementing the fare are more than 200 wines, mostly from Napa and Sonoma. Sweet finishes include mascarpone cheesecake with banana compote, graham cracker sable and caramel sauce.
Breakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
Valet parking, parking lot & parking garage
Dress code: Smart casual