UNION AT ARIA
A spirited and edgy contemporary-American restaurant and lounge, UNION at Aria provides fresh, seasonal fare paired with an eclectic selection of American and International wines, as well as an extensive cocktail list conceptualized and prepared by expert in-house mixologists.
Featuring nearly 6,000 square feet of arching wooden columns, paneled ceilings and serene color palette combine to create a soothing yet spirited dining experience.
"Chef Brian Massie is always aware and three steps ahead of the latest trends and techniques in the culinary world," said Light Group founding partner Andy Masi. "At UNION, with its word-class design and dedicated staff, all his expertise and thoughtfulness is put on regal display for all to enjoy."
Offering approachable American cuisine focusing on simply grilled top-quality meat, fish and poultry, Massie’s menu also incorporates creative and playful twists to classic food items and offers many dishes that are perfect for sharing.
Recommended appetizers to start with include the savory Beef Carpaccio “Flat Bread” (prepared with red onions, micro basil, and Boursin cheese), ever so tasty, as well as the succulent Union Signature Crispy Duck (tiny pancakes, scallions, cucumbers, Hoisin sauce). You can’t go wrong with either delectable dish.
We let our waiter select the wines he felt best paired with our dining selections and he aptly choose a Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2007.
For our entrees we ordered the hearty and juicy Bone-in Porterhouse and the Bone-in Filet Mignon with Hash Browns (caramelized onions, bacon and sour cream) and Creamed Spinach as our sides. Paired wines included Acacia Pinot Noir, Napa Valley 2007, and a wonderful Orin Swift “Prisoner”Cab/Zen, Napa Valley 2008.
Dessert was the decadent Lava Cake with ice cream. A must! After dinner cordials included Fonseca dessert wine from Portugal, and Dolce dessert wine from Napa. After dinner at UNION you’ll be stuff and satiated and in need of a nap or catch a show as you’ll probably won’t want to move around too much.
UNION Restaurant & Lounge at Aria is open Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 5 p.m. – Midnight. Call 877-230-2742 to make reservations.
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