Alex vs. Fleur de Lys
I recently dined at both. Like yourself, I enjoyed Fleur de Lys very much, it is an excellent restaurant. As good as it is, though -- and yes, that is very good -- it doesn't hold a candle to Alex. Alex is one of the best restaurants I have ever had the pleasure to visit. If the second time is as good as the first (early this fall, I hope) I'd say it is maybe the best. You really should give it a try, it is well worth the money.
I think the least expensive menu at Alex is more expensive than the most expensive menu at Fleur de Lys, in case that's an issue for you (3 courses at Alex vs. 5 courses at Fleur de Lys). Check out the Alex menu at www.wynnlasvegas.com. Also ask K. & H. as I think they ate there, right?
I would like to try Alex some day so if you try it, we will enjoy hearing about it and then we can start saving a la Urasawa.
I haven't been to Fleur de Lys, but thought Alex was excellent. Their tasting menu is well worth the price. To me, that's reason enough to go to Alex - try something new and see how it compares to a current favorite.
For that very reason, I plan to eat at Fleur de Lys in a few months. Any recommendations? Do you know if there's a lounge/bar at which one can eat?