A Wonderful Culinary Experience
5/5 by Joey
Another visit at L’Atelier was as exceptional as the others. The food was sublime and the service impeccable. We introduced our friends to L’Atelier for the first time, and they were equally delighted with the food and service.
The concept is different.
They focus on the dinner being interactive so if you're a party of two, they will seat you at the bar where you can see what happens behind the scenes. I didn't want a stuffy dinner that would take three hours. This was a nice way to try Joel Robuchon food, without all the fluff. Service was excellent. No complaints there. I would say in general the food was delicious, but each dish was always missing a little something. Like one could be more sour or some could be more sweet. The only thing I think was absolutely perfect was the lobster dish and the quail. The quail is AMAZING!! Get it!Presentation is excellent. So for the gram. For dessert they gave us a plate of sweet treats for our anniversary. I loved the pistachio raspberry dessert. Best combo ever!
We make sure we get to L’Atelier when we are in Las Vegas. It’s a fantastic combination of precision French cooking and (for Las Vegas) price. This visit was another great experience across the board. I’ll add that there was a new sommelier (they don’t seem to stay very long) but he really knew the wine list and helped us make a great pick of a wine I would not have found on my own).
This is our second time having dinner at L'Atelier.
First time was fabulous. Unlike other chef /kitchen counter top seating, restaurants, no one but the waiters talked to us. I had so many questions about food making process and their mashed potato , but alas, the waiter doesn't know much about the cooking process. It would have been nice to have someone from the kitchen stop by and see if we had any questions! The GM of this restaurant is French. If you are not French, you are totally ignored the entire meal. Yes. I felt very much ignored as the GM lavished three different conversations with the couple sitting next to us in French. When I took the time to find the GM at the front after our meal, he looked extremely bored and stand -off- ish as he answered my questions. Food was very good. Waiter service was very good. GM Service and particularly the ambiance was NOT good at all.
Quick tip: when you read some reviews of L'Atelier, be
Quick tip: when you read some reviews of L'Atelier, be aware that some reviewers are actually talking about Joel Robuchon, which is next door, and vice versa. We've eaten at both, and both are excellent, but very different experiences.So this is about L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon. You need to walk through the smoky MGM Grand casino to get there.We were greeted by 2 lovely hostesses and were seated at the kitchen counter as were the majority of the patrons. This is the main concept of the restaurant, being seated around the open kitchen with other patrons as each of your dishes is being prepared. I loved the look and feel of the whole place, with a predominantly black color scheme with accents of red throughout (chairs, fresh red roses, bread basket, hostesses dresses, even the wallpaper of their computer screens were roses). Somehow magically even with the black palette it didn't feel dark. Our server and servers were all wonderful. We opted for their signature discovery tasting menu, about 8 or 9 courses from my memory. All were perfect tasting portions and as a whole not heavy at all, unlike our experience at Joel Robuchon next door (it's not a criticism). Kudos to our main server for stressing that our tasting menu would be somewhat lighter than we would have expected. Every bite was good. Imaginative but very approachable. Highlights for me were the oysters, the scallop in quinoa puff topped with grapefruit and orange medley, the uni and hamachi which had clean flavors. You had a choice of entree, I had the lamb and my wife had the foie gras stuffed quail. All very good. As each dish was served the server gave detailed descriptions of each. I had a glass of 2018 Jordan cabernet instead of the wine pairing.Service was wonderful.
If you're a true foodie who appreciates the art of
If you're a true foodie who appreciates the art of impeccable cuisine, this is a unique experience that you will never forget! We sat at the bar where you can observe the entire process. Think sushi bar with your own sommelier. It's more of a fun atmosphere than a staunchly dark booth kinda place. The server presents every course in detail, and the wine is paired perfectly. I highly recommend going all out and ordering the pairing. GO BIG! The food was orgasmic, like roll your eyes into the back of your head fantastic! If your a lightweight like me, don't drink before doing this wine pairing. The pours are 3-4 ounces each, so you're pretty lubed up by dessert. If you're into spending a G on dinner for that special night with your partner, this is the place to do it. Best dinner of my life!
Valentines Day Dinner was exceptional when dining at this
Valentines Day Dinner was exceptional when dining at this beautiful restaurant on the strip. Made a reservation through their direct website ahead of time as this restaurant does get filled pretty quickly. This is also a Michelin 1 star restaurant by Chef Joel Robuchon. They have three options to dine here at the restaurant. The first one is their tasting menu that's about 205 per person. You can also opt for this selection with wine paring. The second option is "make your own menu" which entails a 4 course meal. This include your selection of two appetizers, one main entree and one dessert. The portion in the second option is slightly larger. The third option is the a la. carte menu. You can basically choose any dishes on the menu. We opted for the second option as we wanted a larger portion.The restaurant started out our meal with two complimentary beet juice served with some leafy green vegetables. It was new and definitely unique in their taste. They also served us complimentary bread that came with three different bread selections. Now time for the appetizers, we got the seared yellow tail, cod with caviar, mush room soup and Spanish octopus. The appetizers were so good and the raw fish was so fresh. All selections were astonishing. For The main entrees we got the roasted quail and truffle mush room soup. Most of the dishes here had an elevated French cuisines taste to it. The only comment I would make is to probably go a little lighter on the salt, other than that everything else was delicious. The dessert presentation was def my favorite. I got the raspberry cream ball that was served with a creamy sauce that melted as soon as the server poured the sauce over the dessert Overall my expectation of this restaurant was met and the place left a wonderful and fulfilling experience on our Valentines Day Dinner.
I've been to several Michelin star rated/ James beard award
I've been to several Michelin star rated/ James beard award winning restaurants and I can say this restaurant has definitely fit the bill in regards to food. Everything we tasted was delicious, and the wine pairings were spot on. The service was good, everyone was attentive as well as informative. We learned not only what was in the food but we got mini history lessons on the wines that were being paired. If I had only one gripe with this restaurant, it would be the seating and ambience. We were seated in a tight corner at the very front of the restaurant. We were not able to actually see the rest of the restaurant and experience the ambience. For the price of dining, I think the seating should be more strategically placed. It's more than just tasting the food and having wine to wash it down, the ambience lends the the experience as a whole. With that being said, I'd still recommend this establishment as a place to have fantastic food and wine!
Best meal ever! We got the seasonal discovery menu and
5/5 by T. B.
Best meal ever! We got the seasonal discovery menu and everything was flawless! Service was outstanding. Bucket list item!
5/5 by G G.
...! I loved the more casual atmosphere while having a true fine dinning experience, sooooo MUCH FUN. Felt like a ***Michelin Restaurant Food without all the fuss... Make sure to come hungry, if you choose the tasting menu it's a lot of food. I did find the desert underwhelming, would look for improvement on this, my only criticism of the night. The service was on point, so on top of it, never was waiting, everything was seamless. Having direct access to the sommelier was great, he was full of recommendations. Rare and fun to see how the som made sure all patrons were taken care of, he also opened my eyes regarding some pairings I would not have normally considered... Cannot wait to come back to L'Atelier in the near future, no question it was one of the more memorable meals I have ever had... Nice work!
Did the course menu and they were all great! Polite and
Did the course menu and they were all great! Polite and attentive staff. The atmosphere was great too, a little noisy due to open kitchen, but it's fine. The only negative would be that I ordered numerous drinks..and I asked if they can turn the non alcoholic drink into an alcoholic one since I like the ingredients. Non alcoholic drinks are relatively cheap, but they charged me $20 to add a shot on top of the original price..so it became $40 whereas normal cocktails are around $20. This act was a petty move considering it's a Michelin. Other than that, everything checks out, but would I go again? Absolutely not. I'm not sure how it's a Michelin restaurant.
We dined there on 1/21/23 and the experience was
We dined there on 1/21/23 and the experience was outstanding. We chose to dine from the seasonal discovery menu which has 9 courses plus an Amuse Bouche. The variety of vegatables, meats, sauces and presentation was not only a feast for the mouth but to the eyes. Of course of all the food presented there was outstanding service. We liked that the servers worked as a team and took care of promptly clearing plates & flatware, setting new place settings, pouring water and checking with us regarding our food and answering questions. The price of the meal was on the high side as compared to other high-end restaurants we've dined at recently in Las Vegas. But the price can be justified by the quality of ingredients along with ample use of gourmet items such as caviar, truffles, and foie gras. We also liked watching the various chefs and line cooks prepare the meals.
Exquisite Cuisine like no other!!!
We did the tasting experience which didn't disappoint! The flavors and the presentations of the food are like nothing we experienced before. Very expensive dinner but it was worth the price... I would recommend going at least once; you won't be disappointed.
Good overshadowed by average service and a loud setting
Joël Robuchon would turn twice in his grave if he saw what Vegas did to one of his restaurants. The food was delicious and extremely well seasoned. The soufflé was just what I was fantastic. I really enjoyed the dishes served, as well as the wine pairing (generous pours, I admit, but for $250 a little pricey). Service was the average 'hood surf and turf type. Plates were cleared too soon, water was not refilled sans asking, and no, I do not want to chit chat with a server during a meal. The most abysmal, however, was the music. It was loud and cheese. Loud enough that a conversation seemed forced. Would I come back. No. Not for what I paid and got in return. Avoid.
Sit at the counter always to enjoy speaking with and watching the chefs. Great food and not as pricy as one might think a multi-Michelin star restaurant.
we thought that this place was too casual and the music didn't fit the description for a nice french restaurant. We thought this was poor persons version of their fancier place and it is, but a lot more casual. We did see some wearing jeans and t-shirts. No table clothes. The ambience was that this was more like a chic trendy place. Server was nice, food was very good. Bar seat for 2 is place to be to watch the action. tasting menu or regular itemed menu with a bunch of choices. Book in advance.
5/5 by MNRSF
We went with our daughters to L'Atelier to celebrate a birthday. The servers were so attentive and somehow struck a great balance between formal service worthy of this caliber of restaurant, but still being fun and warm especially towards our tween girls. (Anyone who has teens or pre-teens knows this is not an easy balance to strike!) Overall, the food was fantastic too - I did find it a little difficult to find selections I was excited by this time, which has never been an issue in the past, but nonetheless, each dish was executed really well. Also, their potato puree is to die for.
Epic 47th Wedding Anniversary
We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Restaurant in Las Vegas and enjoyed an epic, incredible experience with the Chef's Menu and Wine Pairing. Seth Robinson is an extremely knowledgeable Sommelier who not only explained in detail each of the wines, but also the history of the winery. Kawika Allen is a total professional who carefully paid attention to each detail and shared information about each course which was beautifully presented. After an amazing souffle, "K" took us into the kitchen and back area to show the operation, which was impressive, to say the least. We highly and wholeheartedly recommend celebrating any of life's important events at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Restaurant in Las Vegas. You will be absolutely thrilled that you did!
Really a very high end dinning experience.
If you want top chefs plating top food try it.
We sat at the kitchen bar to watch the food preparations.
The tasting menu with wine parings was amazing. Each course served timely and with explanation. All the food was delicious in its own and all very creative in the different preparation and styles.
After going L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, I finally now
After going L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, I finally now understand why Joel Robuchon needs to be considered among the pantheon of greatest chefs that have ever walked the earth. The food there was nothing short of perfection. The restaurant embodied the ethos of Joel Robuchon by amplifying the ingredient's flavor to the maximum through the simplicity of a dish.When you make your reservation you can choose between bar seating or table seating. My wife and I picked the bar seating because we wanted to see the kitchen work and interact with the back of house. The menu is divided into a la carte and a couple pre fixe options to choose from. My wife picked the 3 course one at $75 and I picked the 4 course one at $95.Let me just start by saying, they managed to get a carrot soup to taste like the best damn carrot soup I've ever had in my life. I don't think there are words to describe just the purity of carrot flavor that was elevated by a hint of cumin. The goat cheese ravioli and cumin, a combination that you wouldn't expect to work, just somehow rounded out the flavors perfectly. The acidity and creaminess of the goat cheese just paired so well with the natural sweetness of the carrot. The broad bean and roast pearl onion garnish just added that freshness to remind me that spring was around the corner.For the next course I got the L'Atelier signature quail with an additional gram of black truffle. All I can say was another perfect dish. The quail ballottine wrapped with foie and that hint of sweetness from the glaze offset by the earthiness of the truffles. The simplicity of it was just really something else. In addition to the quail the legendary Joel Robuchon mashed potatoes were served. The mashed potatoes were the perfect consistency of smoothness without the butter detracting from the potato flavor. It was legitimately perfection. Having tried at least two other variations of the pomme puree at other well known establishments, Monsieur Robuchon still has the best one. Finally I finished with strawberry celebrated five ways dessert and my wife had the coconut tapioca with the tropical fruits. The small detail I really appreciated was that those desserts were refreshing and rounded off the meal perfectly. It was a perfect counter balance to the main courses. Also, for such a tiny kitchen I was really impressed they were still able to put the same level of effort into their desserts as the other courses. It is no easy feat to put together 5 individual elements that were all strawberry related. The coconut tapioca tasted like an epic version of a mango sago. As a side note, I found it funny that they used the same hand plates as Manresa's Into the Garden. Not sure what L'Atelier intent was with like strawberries since Manresa's was literally done to mimic someone holding a piece of the garden. Nonetheless, the desserts were nothing short of amazing. I highly recommend this place if you're in Vegas and I personally plan on trying their actual highly acclaimed Joel Robuchon restaurant one day. Heard Christophe De Lellis, their head chef, is on a different stratosphere of perfection.
Stopped by for my bday in Vegas and I'm glad we did! Got
Stopped by for my bday in Vegas and I'm glad we did! Got the below:- Quail Stuffed with Foie Gras- Truffled Langoustine Ravioli with Simmered Green Cabbage- Oysters- Carpaccio - Braised Spanish octopus- Seared skirt steak - polenta with black truffle- Chocolate sensation with Oreo crumbs- Birthday dessert My fave was the polenta with black truffle or the quail with foie gras! Actually it was all the wine lol jk. Desserts were also pretty tasty. I heard it can be very hit or miss here in regards to the service and timing of the food but it was good experience for us. Will be back again!
Great experience! Had the tasting menu, the dishes were all
Great experience! Had the tasting menu, the dishes were all well thought out and the preperation was excellent. I brought my mom and brother here and they have never experienced this type of dining. At first she was quite apprehensive and unsure of what to expect. By the end of the meal she was smilling and wanting more of this type of food. So we had a great time! Great food!
Really enjoyed our press theatre menu before heading to a
Really enjoyed our press theatre menu before heading to a Bruno Mars show. So fun to watch staff assemble the beautiful and tasty dishes from the counter seating. Superb !
So happy to have dined here and experienced the food.
We were seated right away and everyone was friendly and welcoming. We sat at the bar where you could see the food being cooked and prepared. We started with a bottle of Moët and our meal began. The bread was light, flaky, fresh, warm, and delicious. All the food of each course was beautiful and flavor was well balanced. You could see all the detail and art in each dish. The amuse bouche was light, unique, and fun to eat. I really loved every single dish. The polenta, octopus, and cod dishes were some of my favorites. Everything was cooked so perfectly in texture and seasoning. The quail was excellent and potato purée was decadent. We left very full and happy and would highly recommend for dinner!
This was one of the BEST dining experiences we had.
Each dish was artfully plated and full of flavors blended together perfectly! We enjoyed sitting at the kitchen counter watching the master chefs at work. Service was top notch. Definitely a must-go when we're in Vegas again!
Came here for my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
We each did the tasting menu options, the service was great they were very quick and kept everything moving very nicely. We would recommend it to anyone
One of the best culinary experiences you will ever have.
Get ready for flavors that are perfectly balanced, rich, and yet not overpowering. One can't go wrong with any of the dishes, just order what you want and you wont be disappointed. I had one of the fixed priced menus with the snapper, morel mushrooms spaghetti, carrot-cumin soup, quail with foie, and the coconut tapioca for dessert. All just cooked to absolute perfection. The only improvement I would suggest would be to add a heavy velvet curtain at the entrance. The cigarette smell from the casino is really strong and it distracts from the overall experience. This is a special place and would be perfect for a celebration.
You will not be disappointed!!
"We had excellent service and a delicious dinner. We asked our waiter for his suggestions on a number of items and he did not disappoint. This is a place that could easily be pretentious, but everyone was friendly and welcoming. We appreciated that there were multiple options for the number of items on their tasting menu. We will definitely go back.
Very good atelier as usual even the service is quite quick and the food sometimes over salted ! The bill is high as well ! But a good one !
My husband and I had the tasting menu this past visit. The meal started with two wonderfully bright and delicious courses. Although after the salad, each dish on its own was amazing, in sequence I was left feeling heavy and almost sick at the end. Following the salad course, each dish had a heavy creamy buttery richness that in my opinion needed to be separated or finished with a bright clean dish. We were served a mushroom dish that had a wonderful mushroom cream sauce, next a lobster dish with creamy lobster bisque, then a fish dish with a cream pepper sauce, The last savory dish was then the foie gras stuffed quail with robuchon potato's (half butter). Heavy and rich followed by more heavy and rich. The dessert was then a whiskey ice cream with chocolate components- Eek! My mouth was begging for something clean and bright and fresh by the end but they didn't deliver. Although this experience left me a little disappointed I couldn't deny that the flavors were there and that each dish on its own was wonderful. I would just suggest the chefs really consider the sequence and contents of the meal and not bombard the diner with so much heaviness. I honestly love cream as much as the next gal, but this was overboard. Give the cream and butter a little break.