Located in the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip is Estiatorio Milos – one of the finest Greek restaurants in North America, which also has locations in Athens, Montreal, New York City, Miami, and London. Milos has a reputation for serving fresh seafood, imported directly from the Mediterranean. I have dined at the New York outpost of Milos on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed, so I was looking forward to experiencing Milos in Las Vegas.
I chose to sit outside on the terrace, with views overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and skyline. Even with the bustle below, the terrace was comfortable and relaxing. The dining room itself is bright and open, with high ceilings, nicely spaced tables, and right in the center of the action, a full display of the fresh seafood offerings.
After being seated, every diner is greeted by his or her server and escorted to the fresh seafood display in order to discuss the daily offerings, the recommended preparations, and the flavor profiles. Seafood is clearly the star of the show, here, and I was in heaven.
I chose to go with the tsipoura, a Mediterranean seabream, which is a white fish that offers a little more flavor than a typical seabass. A simple preparation with olive oil, lemon, and capers was recommended, and I was sold.
I began, however with the Mediterranean octopus, which was grilled and topped with capers, olive oil, lemon, and fresh herbs. The flavors were nice, but the octopus itself was just a tad too chewy. Regardless, the dish was devoured.
The tsipoura then arrived and all was right with the world. This fish was perfection. The meat melted in my mouth and was incredibly flavorful. I do not think I can go back to eating seabass after trying this fish. It was perfectly cooked and all it needed was a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of olive oil. It was outstanding. When billing oneself as a seafood-focused Mediterranean restaurant, you better deliver, and Milos knocked it out of the park.
To accompany the fish, I enjoyed the grilled vegetable plate, which included eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, baby fennel, cipollini onion, housemade Greek mint yogurt, and haloumi cheese. It was a nice side dish with the seafood as it was light and did not overpower the incredible flavors of the tsipoura.
Overall, my meal at Milos was excellent. From the ambiance, to the service, to the wine, and, of course, the food, I would highly recommend Milos. Milos is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, and does accept reservations.
3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109