Take a trip to the French Riviera inside The Cosmopolitan and LPM
The long-awaited internationally acclaimed LPM Restaurant & Bar is now open at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The French Riviera-inspired concept was first launched in London in 2007 and since has branched out to locations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Miami and now its 9th and largest rendition has arrived in Las Vegas. Originally named La Petite Maison, it now goes by the shortened initials LPM.
LPM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The restaurant is situated where the former Estiatorio Milos was housed before it closed in 2020 and moved to The Venetian. The long-vacated space has been completely transformed. The décor exudes the glamor and sophistication of the South of France and artistic beauty, with freshly cut flowers, French shutters, tables set with tomato-red chairs, brown leather couch-like banquettes, white walls and dark wood floor.
The artwork features original murals by artist Sanja Kovacevic spanning the walls, painted in simplistic and refined style inspired by modern French creatives. An outdoor terrace with seating offers one of the best views of one of the busiest corners of the Vegas Strip. The scene is completed with fresh tomatoes, lemons and olive oil placed on your table, which are not only decorative but functional as you are invited to enjoy them while you wait for your dishes to arrive.
The cocktail menu is also a work of art, with creations based on the life of playwright and artist Jean Cocteau each telling a story and some enhanced with his renderings. An example is the Beauty and the Beast, named for the 1946 film adaptation he wrote and directed, made with Ketel One, St. Germain, Yellow Chartreuse, strawberry and Fernet Cordial. The Tomatini—called the essence of LPM in a glass—is a must-try, and is an ingenious mix of Campari tomatoes, vodka, white balsamic, simple syrup and salt and pepper. The wine list offers an extensive range of wines of global repute, as well as an impressive list of rosés, the emblem of the French Riviera.
The food menu makes use of the ingredients of the French Mediterranean such as sun-soaked artichokes, lemons, olives, tomatoes and peppers and the freshest seafood, meat and pasta. All are meant to be shared family style and the one item one should be sure to partake in is the Crevettes Tiedes a L’Huile D’Olive, a simple yet delectable serving of warm prawns with olive oil and lemon juice worth enjoying just for the sauce it is dressed in. And you’ll want to savor every drop and the scrumptious bread each table is served makes the perfect utensil to sop it up with.
The Poulpe Finement Tranche is unique as it is an extremely thin sliced version of octopus with lemon and green chili dressing. The Salade de Chou-fleur translates to green lentil salad with apple and burnt tomatoes, which is surprisingly an ingenious combination of complementary flavors.
Entrees to splurge on include Bar Du Chili Grille—grilled Chilean sea bass with chili and lemon confit, Risotto de Homard et Champignons—lobster risotto with mushrooms, Rigatoni aux Champignons—homemade rigatoni pasta with cream and mushrooms and Canard a L’Orange—slow-cooked duck legs with orange glaze. Be sure to indulge in a side or two, especially the Gratin Dauphinois (potato gratin) and Broccolini with chili and ginger.
Les Desserts are well represented with Warm Chocolate Mousse with malt ice cream, Vanilla Cheesecake with Berry Compote and classic Vanilla Crème Brûlée.
A trip to the French Riviera can set you back a pretty penny, but you can save a lot of time and expense and get a sense of the Mediterranean by dining at LPM, which is open for dinner nightly. Reservations can be made by visiting The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas online.