MGM Grand Hotel and Casino
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Fri, 07/03/2015, 8:00pm reservation
Las Vegas has a plethora of restaurants. If you're craving something, anything, you'll be sure to find it here in this city. This is the city that never sleeps and strives to fulfill everyone's hungry appetite. As you stroll along all the amazing cuisines that Las Vegas has to offer, you can bet that your stomach will growl in anger to be fed.
It just so happened that my growl was leaning towards French cuisine. To my luck, Las Vegas is home to one of the most world renowned French chefs Joel Robuchon. Set in MGM Grand, the chef has both a restaurant that bares his name awarded three Michelin stars and another L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, awarded with one Michelin star. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is a concept that Robuchon developed to bring food in front of the guests, replacing the traditional French colors of gold and white to black and red.
|All the awards!
|Open kitchen with bar seating
The menu is multitudinous with set menus or if you much prefer, a la carte. My friend and I chose the seasonal discovery menu, an 8-course menu for $188.
|Complimentary bread basket. The one on the right was my favorite....super buttery like a croissant!
|Delicious European butter to go with the bread basket
Overall, the meal and service at L'Atelier was fantastic. I didn't love every single course, but majority were delicious. Joel Robuchon and his team have created a sophisticated meal without being overly pretentious. I appreciate the open kitchen, allowing guests to see the hard work that goes into making each course. The portions were actually quite substantial, which was surprising. Word of advice: The restaurant can get quite busy, so reservations are recommended.
Notable dishes: Amuse Bouche and Les Myrtilles