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rjwong

French Restaurants in Las Vegas

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Bonjour! I decided to create a discussion thread about French restaurants (and other French food places) in Las Vegas, mainly because I wanted to do a “French cuisine” theme on my next trip to Las Vegas. Oui, la cuisine française ... à Las Vegas, “monne.”

And as a help for future reference, I have listed, as best as I could, all of the French restaurants, patisseries, and other French food places in Las Vegas, with their URL links. I also listed discussion threads of specific French restaurants from the past. This thread would be a good place to talk about Las Vegas French restaurants in general, unless there’s a specific thread already. Bon appétit!!

This list is as of October 2006.

Alex

Alizé

André's (downtown Las Vegas)

André's (Monte Carlo)

Bouchon

Daniel Boulud Brasserie

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Fleur de Lys

Jean-Philippe Patisserie

JJ's Boulangerie

Joël Robuchon at the Mansion

La Creperie

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Le Café Île St. Louis

Le Cirque

Le Provençal

Le Village Buffet

Les Artistes Steakhouse

Lutèce

Mix

Mon Ami Gabi

Picasso

Pinot Brasserie

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Discussion threads about specific French restaurants:

How is Picasso lately?

MIX – Las Vegas

Joel Robuchon - Las Vegas - Mansion & L'Atelier: Reviews and discussion

Robuchon or Fleur De Lys, what the french?

Bouchon-Las Vegas

Guy Savoy Las Vegas: Anyone eaten there yet?


Russell J. Wong aka "rjwong"

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I'll put in a plug for Pinot Brasserie at the Venetian, as I haven't read much about it here.

My wife and I had wonderful dinner there in April. It was the night after our L'Atelier experience, which I discussed in the Robuchon thread, and Pinot was a perfect counterpoint to all I found lacking with L'Atelier. To be sure, Pinot serves much less elaborate brasserie food, but it was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive and the room is quiet and understated, which I find to be a real bonus in Vegas. The highlight of our tasting menus was a beautifully seared foie gras served over pieces of spiced pumpkin. It was a flavor pairing that I never would have considered and it was as delicious as any foie gras I've had.

In addition to the food, we found a great Oregon Pinot Noir on the wine list that didn't break the bank and had such a nice time chatting with the bartender before dinner that we came back and visited him the next night.

I don't think that Pinot Brasserie is or will ever be considered "destination" dining in the way the Mansion, Picasso, Alex, Savoy, etc. are. But, of all the fine dining experiences I've had in Las Vegas it was the least "Veags" of all. That in itself seems worth a great deal.

Eric

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On my next trip to Las Vegas, which starts this Friday 27 Oct., I plan to eat at French restaurants. For dinner, I'll be eating at these places:

André's (downtown Las Vegas)

Mix

Restaurant Guy Savoy

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

I've already made my reservations for these restaurants. I decided to make a reservation at Alain Ducasse's Mix at Mandalay Bay. I heard mix reviews about Mix (pun intended). Yes, I heard the place looks gorgeous. And yes, I heard that the prices are high for what you get. Basically, I'm a type of person who wants to find things out for myself. So, I'll find out soon enough ...

Since I already ate at Joël Robuchon at the Mansion back in April, I'll be going to Guy Savoy for my birthday dinner. And to help jog my memory about Robuchon, I'll be eating at L'Atelier. I know that one eGulleteer already ate at both Guy Savoy and Robuchon at the Mansion. So, the comparisons and contrasts will be forthcoming.

During the day, I'll probably eat something light at Bouchon, Jean-Philippe Patisserie and Paris Las Vegas, if I'm not stuffed from my evening meals. I'm afraid that If I'm not careful, I might turn into a puff pastry ... :unsure:


Russell J. Wong aka "rjwong"

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Just returned from a week's conference in LV. Bouchon was the highlight- wish we could have gone more than once. I don't know if this is an accurate statement, but a friend said he ate at the Napa original Bouchon not too long ago and thought the prices were lower for the same thing. In general, this was are experience in a number of things there- glasses of wine, for example, that I'm familiar with in other cities seemed more there than elsewhere. I guess it's just part of the economics of if they can get it, they'll charge accordingly. We didn't go to any real high-places, but some other friends whom I would consider quite knowledgable about food and wine went to Mix, Joel Robuchon, Atelier, Fleur du Lys and a few others and they were consistently disappointed. We went to RM, Osteria del Circo, Bouchon as mentioned, Trattoria del Lupo. Jean-Phillipe was good. Don't know anyone who went to Guy Savoy. Okada, despite all the things said here was good, not great and I think we ordered well. Tried not to go with high expectations, but I know we could dine at any level in other cities- NY, Chicago, San Francisco, etc. having much better food at lower prices. After all, it is Las Vegas and it's all about the show.


Mark A. Bauman

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Andre’s Restaurant (Downtown Las Vegas)

On Fri. night, I had a wonderfully traditional, classic French dinner at Andre’s in downtown Las Vegas.

Here are a few photos:

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View from my table

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Amuse-bouche

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Escargots de Bourgogne

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Phyllo Wrapped Baked Anjou Pear and Roquefort Cheese on Lolla Rossa with Spicy Walnuts and Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette

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Entr’acte: Sorbet of the Day

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2 lb. Live Maine Lobster Thermidor

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Lemon tart

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Tea

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Mignardise

The restaurant is away from the Strip and all the hubbub. My dining experience was very relaxing. My waiter was American with an American accent. Mind you, the service was fine. Do not expect ze waiters to speak with ze French accent, non??


Russell J. Wong aka "rjwong"

Food and I, we go way back ...

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Eiffel Tower Restaurant (Paris, Las Vegas)

I had a Sat. lunch at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. As you'll see, beautiful views, and the food was decent.

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Open kitchen

As you go up the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower, the door opens and you see the kitchen.

A few more views of the restaurant:

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Gorgeous view of the Fountains of Bellagio from my table

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Egg flan appetizer

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Roasted beet salad

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Braised center of halibut with scalloped potatoes and haricots verts

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Crème brulée


Russell J. Wong aka "rjwong"

Food and I, we go way back ...

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