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Question about the two Joel Robuchon restaurants in MGM.

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by ND80, Sep 11, 2014.

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  1. ND80

    ND80 Low-Roller

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    We are looking to dine at one of the two for our upcoming trip but can't decide between the two. I've looked over the menus but I don't really understand the differences between the two. Interested in people's preference of one over the other.
     
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    The experiences are entirely different. L'Atelier has an open kitchen, it's more casual and great for solo dining. The Mansion is more intimate, ideal for special occasions and a true experience (just the bread & dessert carts are experiences to behold) - I felt like Cinderella. Both serve outstanding dishes, the Mansion will set you back quite a bit more, even with the most modest menu selections. Our dinner for two at the Mansion cost about $550 more than at L'Atelier.
     
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    Thank you. The mansion sounds like an incredible place. Guess I'll have to raid the piggy bank. What's the dress code like there. Suit and tie for men?
     
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    Yes, a suit is a must. It's one of the few places in Vegas that khakis won't cut it.
     
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    Thanks again.
     
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    That's not true, as I ate there a couple months ago wearing khakis. It's certainly upscale, but not coat or suit required level upscale
     
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    Joel Robuchon is a fancy 3 Michelin star restaurant. Traditional French. Most of these places suggest a sports jacket of some sorts, but in vegas not much is "required"
    Its going to be a long meal, with tons of different types of bread and a pretty decent dessert cart at the end. The menu is online, and the tasting menus has different "levels" The most expensive was the 16 course for 450 per person. It will take all night, and you will be stuffed. This is one of those celebration places for me, since it takes so long. Its a nice atmosphere for talking with a date.

    If you want something fun, with some fancy food, I would suggest L'Atelier. Lots of small plate items to share.

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    I just ate at Joel Robuchon over Labor Day, I enjoyed it very much. As others noted, it is a formal three Michelin star French restaurant - and the only one in Vegas. It's also Robuchon's flagship restaurant. I wore a jacket, and the other men who were dining there wore jackets as well, but no one wore a full-on suit. I did the $198 prixe fix menu which included 2 apps, an entree, and dessert. Also included are breads, an amuse bouche, and effectively what are miniature bonus desserts. After tip and tax, that's around $250 or so. The length of time for this meal (I was dining with one other who did the same prixe fix menu) was about 90 minutes or so.

    And to be honest, I fail to see how one could do that 16 course menu...the menu I did was reasonable enough!

    Also, if you book Joel Robuchon, be sure to ask for the complimentary limo service. You get to go in through the back VIP entrance, and the limo will return you to your hotel too.
     
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    I've done both. L'Atelier, true to the translation of its name, is a studio -- where you can watch the creation of your meal while you dine. The menu is terrific, but it's less fancy and intricate than at Joel Robuchon. It's a wonderful experience, and Steve Benjamin, the executive chef, is absolutely fantastic.

    Joel Robuchon, on the other hand, is the full-on, fussy deal. I loved it. The dining room is opulent. Be sure to get the free limo transfer with your reservation. You get escorted through the Mansion on your way -- that's worth it alone. The food is exquisite, thoughtful, and fantastic.

    I could wax on, but DM me if you want more info. You can't go wrong either way.
     
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    Thanks for the May. I probably will PM yo before I go in October. You're the one that put the idea in my head. BTW thanks for the recommendation for 5 50 for watching football on opening day of NCAA. Checked into Bellagio just in time to walk over for the Notre Dame game and they were very accommodating finding me a table with a tv right in font of me and they gladly changed the channel for me. Only stayed for first half but we had a great time.
     
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    FWIW, I ate at Robuchon last night and decided to pay particular attention to the dress code. I didn't see anything posted and I didn't see anyone on the staff say anything to anyone about what they were wearing. Of the men, I was one of four guys wearing a short sleeved shirt. Another guy wore an inexpensive looking polo. One guy even wore jeans (although he did have a nice jacket on). Not a single suit or tie in the house. Mostly slacks and button up shirts. So if there is some kind of ritzy upscale dress code, they aren't making any effort to enforce it
     
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    Thanks. Good to know
     
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    Hey, insisting on a shirt is a ritzy upscale dress code where I come from :poke:
     
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    lol, that comment makes me want to go hang out on a beach. Flip flops and shorts are the only requirement!
     
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    Awesome to hear. I like that place more and more. Accommodating for sure.
     
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