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Joël Robuchon Restaurant

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (Tropicana Ave.) Send to Phone
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Joël Robuchon Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV

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: Architect Pierre-Yves Rochon had his work cut out for him: creating a backdrop for a master, Joël Robuchon, not a simple task. Guests at the chef’s MGM Grand Hotel & Casino restaurant can experience a multi-course tasting menu that could begin with osetra caviar-accented Scottish salmon confit with wasabi cream. Carpaccio of foie gras and potatoes graced with black truffle shavings presents luxury upon luxury. Savor the sea with a taste of caramelized black cod with bok choy and Malabar pepper sauce, or the grilled lobster and green curry jus. Châteaubriand is another possibility, along with sea urchin complemented by a fennel and potato purée. The Robuchon festival is brought to a pulsating crescendo with cherry griottine and chocolate “Black Forest” or a passion fruit and banana mousse, rum granité and coconut foam. The wine list contains more than 1,900 labels with many good finds from small American and French producers. As well, top global selections highlight Burgundy and Bordeaux offerings. Stated simply, there's only one Robuchon in the world, and an evening here is unforgettable. Make no mistake: Joël Robuchon is one of the few who have made contemporary gastronomy what it is today.

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Average rating    4.5
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Joel Robuchon - The Finest Food but Poor Service
by CK_FoodCritic on Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:07 am
Joel Robuchon has the distinction of three michelin stars, a rating which indicates a Titanic force moving the world of food forward and the rating is well deserved. Here is some of the finest food on the west coast and if you can afford it comfortably then be prepared for a culinary exprience. However, if one cannot afford thid comfortably then I honestly would recommend passing. Joel Robuchon plates elaborate complex tastes and flavors, this is a food lovers dream but it isn't for everyone and you don't want to walk away $1,000 out and dissatisfied by any means because of what you order. L'atelier next door is much more affordable and serving in the Tapas small plates fashion allows one to experience food of incredible if not equal quality plate by plate.
The chef is a remarkable talent and his best offering is not actually on the menu they serve you. I knew of the roasted french hen with foie gras and requested it for me and my wife on our honeymoon. Suprisingly as the dish serves two people it is the cheapest offering on the menu but was one of the best things I have ever eaten or will ever eat and I know food. The only reason I have to give this establishment 4 stars is because of the terrible service and service can be everything. Our waiter was rude and to put in bluntly "snooty" which is inexcusable. The night before we had dined at Alex at the Wynn a two michelin star restaurant and one of the best in the country and had a great time. The environment of Joel Robuchon was stiff, quiet, and certainly not conducive to enjoying oneself. After we ordered the hen however, our waiter made an immediate turnaround seemingly respecting us more for having ordered this house specialty. The rest of the night was so much better we had to wonder why the waiters attitude was so cold and rude earlier. Nevertheless, the food is not to be matched. Desserts come in over a dozen varieties and are spectacularly playful.
The food is wonderful at Joel Robuchon's however L'atelier is right next door and for a good deal less money one can experience alot more plates and flavors all of which are up to par. My recommendation is if you have a special occasion dine here. Otherwise, go next door to experience the restaurant style that Joel Robuchon himself always dreamed of making, L'atelier.
It will be the most memorable dining experience of your life
by jetsetway on Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:41 am
For what will probably be the most memorable dining experience in your life, go to Joel Robuchon in the MGM Grand.

Generally my favorite is not fancy French, as tasting menus tend to make me hungry not full, and four hour meals give me schpilkas. Having said that, this was perhaps the most amazing dining experience that I have ever had. Everybody at the table shared my view.

The restaurant is so gorgeous that upon arriving you just know you have a treat at hand. Sometimes fancy French brings stuffiness along with it (in the U.S., never in Paris), but this was not the case here.

Then, of course, there is the food. It looked so pretty that it was a shame to eat it, but what the heck.

We had their 16-course meal. They are always fine tuning things. Two of the plates actually had 3 courses on each. That way they could trim down an hour. I guess people start getting a bit antsy after four hours.

We ate in the private room, which made the experience even more superb. True it cost an extra couple hundred dollars, but given the bill was $4,900 for seven of us, it seemed like a bargain.
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