Julian Serrano

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Julian Serrano is one of the few star chefs in Vegas who's actually spending time in his kitchens: before, the much-lauded Picasso.



Bellagio, the Italianate hotel with the massive lake, is one of the most grandiose statements on the Las Vegas Strip. In a bold move, the somewhat overwrought space has lightened things... Full review →

Ask for one of the tables on the new patio that sit nearly right atop the fountains for Michelin-starred chef Julian Serrano's tapas-style Mediterranean-inflected dishes such as an exceptional red wine risotto, simply grilled langoustines, and crudo with blood orange.


Most of the food at Executive Chef Julian Serrano's eponymous restaurant is served tapas-style, so prepare to order a bunch of small plates. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 92

You can do some great people-watching at Julian Serrano. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Serrano is most famous in Vegas for his Picasso restaurant at Bellagio, a place that paved the way for all of the ultraexclusive, large-check restaurants that came after it. Full review →


Gayot 15.0

The space, which opens wide onto the lobby of the Aria Resort & Casino, is inspired by the vibrancy of the chef's native Spain. Full review →


Las Vegas Weekly

The dining and drinking options of Aria are arranged in themed groups. At the resort's southern entry is the hip Union and adjacent Deuce Lounge. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A splash of sunset colors stolen straight from Ibiza enlivens this sociable tapas bar, positioned for prime people-watching just off ARIA's hotel lobby. Full review →


Rough Guide

Superb and very stylish tapas restaurant, adjoining Aria’s main lobby.


Time Out 70

Serrano serves up Spanish cuisine at its sexiest at his colorful new tapas restaurant at CityCenter’s Aria. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Julian Serrano's tapas restaurant serves up great pan con tomate, rafts of toasted bread rubbed with tomato, garlic, and grassy olive oil. Full review →



Chef Julian Serrano stretches the normal boundaries of small plates, featuring both traditional and innovative interpretations of Spanish fare Full review →



Less expensive than its northerly sib, Picasso, this Spaniard by "master chef" Julian Serrano purveys "tapas as they should be", with a menu of "sublime" small plates. Full review →

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