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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. (Tropicana Ave.) Send to Phone
Peek inside Joël Robuchon's culinary vision while perched at the granite bar as a bevy of disciples concoct dish after impeccable dish.
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L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, NV

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Restaurant Review

: L'Atelier is the shortcut way to access Joël Robuchon's artistry in the culinary world. There's no middleman here. We sit at a bar in front of the cook, as if in his own kitchen, eyeballing every detail of the order and how it is fulfilled to satisfy us. Such interactivity in a casual mode between the producer (the cook) and the end user (the diner) is an equitable concept that sustains Robuchon's minimalist gastronomic expression. Perhaps inspired by the sushi bar model (he loves Japan), he launched L'Atelier with much success upon his return to the Paris scene. Formality is off limits. The granite bar encircling the open kitchen seats 33, and a few tables can accommodate an additional 25. The slick, glossy black-and-red décor is the work of world-famous Pierre-Yves Rochon. A slew of cooks, clad in black uniforms, speeds to concoct and deliver the dishes. These reflect Robuchon's quest for perfection and can be ordered à la carte. But the 10-course menu découverte de saison can be a better alternative at a more reasonable price (at least in Robuchon's sphere). It starts with foie gras parfait with port wine and Parmesan foam; this may be followed by sea scallop cooked in the shell with chive oil, langoustine a la plancha with green curry and cilantro, and quail stuffed with foie gras served with Robuchon's famous truffled potato purée. Two desserts conclude the meal --- lychee mousse on a thin blackcurrant tuile, and spiced chocolate “cremeux” on sage crumbles with ginger ice cream. The entire performance is impeccable. The wine list includes some affordable bottles and covers the globe.

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L'atelier - One of the Best on the West Coast
by CK_FoodCritic on Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:33 pm
Truly a destination for any lover of fine cuisine, L'atelier is without question one of the best restaurants in the world. Joel Robuchon has several L'atelier restaurants around the world and they signify the vision of Robuchon, named the chef of the century. Serving in small plate Tapas style one has the fortune of exploring various dishes in one dinner.
Dishes are immaculately conceived and beautiful in both presentation and flavor. It is a real experience for anyone who loves food to sit at the counter around the kitchen and watch masters prepare each plate. The environment of the restaurant is inviting and fun. Service is top notch and dishes are quick to your counter or table.
The L'Unique menu is an unbeatable offer and is served within 15 minutes. How else could one have world class food, in 15 minutes to get you in and out in time for your show? The MGM is one of the best hotels in Vegas for food and entertainment and to eat for such an affordable price and make it comfortably in time for any of the shows at MGM or even at another hotel is worth your business.
Even dishes as simple in pairing as Duck breast and turnip are cooked to such elegance and perfection that it remains one of my favorite bites ever. There is no excuse to miss the opportunity to eat at L'atelier. This restaurant is affordable, inviting, service takes as long as you want it to, and is a culinary experience.
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