HaSalon has big shoes to fill, taking over the dining room once home to Mario Batali's Carnevino and David Chang's Majordomo, in the Palazzo wing of the Venetian. To fill them, Chef Eyal Shani offers a celebratory affair, with an atmosphere that gains energy and intensity throughout the evening. By the time the later hours arrive, it's a full-blown party with staff marching between tables, music drowning out the conversation, and shades lowered on the large windows facing the Strip. Newcomers might easily wonder, is this a rave or a restaurant?
Regardless, Shani's Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the best reason to visit HaSalon, overseen locally by Chef Ivan Villasana. Spicy tomato sauces perfectly complement a Striped Bass H'raime and a sizzling skirt steak, while horseradish adds bite to the 7 Ricotta Clouds (soft stuffed pasta), and a dollop of creme fraiche brings brightness to the beet carpaccio. Overall, the food lives up to hype and delivers on a culinary level. It's no wonder Brezza Chef Nicole Brisson named HaSalon one of her most anticipated openings of 2023.
If you want just a taste of what Shani's food is all about, the Israeli-born chef also operates Miznon, a fast-casual, grab-and-go counter across the hallway.