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- Joel RobuchonMember ofBackpackersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11
Sin City's only three-star Michelin winner by celebrity chef Joel Robuchon is a must-visit for fans of upscale French dining. This is Vegas opulence at its best, but it comes at a hefty price.Recommended for:
- Joel RobuchonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 7
Dined here back in March, and are still talking about it. We celebrated my beau's belated birthday here, and made a note when making a reservation.
We did the Sixteen Course Degustation Menu at $425/Person, complete with limo ride and hostess escort through the very prestigious MGM garden. It's a shame to miss it if you are staying at the MGM, the mansions are gorgeous (plus there is no other way I would ever have the chance to be there). Our limo brought us through the tall cast iron gates, where we were greeted the mansion's own hostess. She guided us through a very beautiful hallway, into the gardens. It was like a scene out of "secret garden," it took our breath away. More hallways, and turns. We got glimpses of the very private gambling rooms of the privileged and pricey artwork. Finally though another set of iron gates and we were inside the MGM making a left through the doors of Joel Robuchon.
The dining area is set with authentic Parisian flare. Many different textiles flirting with blooming bouquets, crystals and silverware. The French truly have a way of putting things together without it feeling like clutter. Very limited number of tables, I assume to keep the intimacy. Simply put, it was quite sexy.
Service was elegant and polite. Everyone is quite soft spoken, and very overly hospitable. A server will adjust your table if you need to excuse yourself to the powder room. They change all cutlery and china between courses.
The tasting started off with the bread cart, with every kind of bread, roll and loaf imaginable. We didn't want to fill up to much and had a modest taste. Our selection was brought into the back and was heated. Each was to die for.
The menu changes seasonally, and you can see a breakdown of my menu items in the photo gallery. I'll just note here that there was an abundance of foie gras and caviar. It ended with two desserts and we had a lot of trouble getting through the later half of the menu. Completely stuffed to the brim.
Then came the surprise birthday cake, complete with candles.
Then......the mother of all dessert carts. Bite sized bliss in every shape and form. Chocolates, cupcakes, macaroons, creme puffs, the list goes on. At this point we didn't have enough room for anything else so they kindly packed us a sampling to take home.
It finally finished off Le The, the tea cart. Full leaf teas, still growing in the pot. They trim, hand wash, then soak the tea leaves before brewing. Lemon thyme was delicious and helped us feel less bloated.
We were sent home with smiles on our faces, food in our bellies, a gift bag with a bar of Joel Robuchon Chocolat, and our menu with our names and date here for keepsake. The whole experience took close to 4 hours (the limo ride was 30 min from Red Rock). Well worth the price. Joel Robuchon is undoubtedly worthy of the three Michelin stars it holds.Recommended for:
- Joel RobuchonMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury Travelers
Las Vegas has become a serious food town, and no small credit goes to chef Joël Robuchon, who opened two restaurants at the MGM Grand in 2005. His eponymous three-Michelin-star nirvana of refined French food—such as truffled langoustine ravioli or French hen with foie gras—envelops diners in a lush purple dining room with velvet banquettes and dripping chandeliers. Head to the more relaxed L’Atelier next door for steak tartare with fries or Maine lobster salad.Recommended for:
- Joel RobuchonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4
spent a fortune eating here. got picked up in a gold limo and went through the mansion before getting seated. we were totally dressed up but unfortunately the other diners decided to wear whatever. it's quite annoying because the atmosphere of a restaurant is definitely dictated by the patrons, not just the servers. anyway, the food was amazing and we got gifts to go as well but we were spoiled rotten eating in Europe with less $$ and more quality food. Definitely a night to remember, don't get me wrong, but focus was more on presentation and wow factor than the amazing taste of the food.
- Joel RobuchonFirst to Review
Joel Robuchon is the only 3-Michelin-star restaurant in Las Vegas. If you'd like to dine here, I'd encourage you to take advantage of their complimentary limo service that will pick you up anywhere on the strip and also drop you off anywhere on the strip when your meal is complete. The limo has complimentary fiji h20 as well as newspaper for your enjoyment (although the ride there is rather quick!)
The limo pulls through the MGM Mansion which is a secluded area. Upon your arrival at the mansion, you'll be escorted to the restaurant by Joel Robuchon staff.
Although it was luxurious, I felt that it was a lot more glam and sparkly than typical Michelin-rated restaurants. Although..I guess they had to add this touch for a Vegas 3-star Michelin restaurant to give it character.
The restaurant begins with the bread cart, and then the meal. Each dish was exquisite and was presented in the most artful manner. I felt that presentation here was at least half if not more the reason to go here. The meal ends with complimentary chocolates at their chocolate cart, as well as tea or coffee.
Note: water is $10/bottle.Recommended for: