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Alex vs. Fleur de Lys

xoxohh Jul 9, 2006 07:17 PM

Traveling to Las Vegas next Sunday and I've been to Fleur de Lys and loved it. Now I hear of Alex in the Wynn Hotel. Of the two, which one should I go to? Thanks for the help.

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  1. Larry RE: xoxohh Jul 9, 2006 10:27 PM

    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?

    1. Debbie W RE: xoxohh Jul 10, 2006 12:40 AM

      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.

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        xoxohh RE: Debbie W Jul 10, 2006 01:18 AM

        Thanks Debbie W. for the reply. I took a look at the Alex menu and you are right, it is very costly! And speaking of Urasawa, I'll have to start a fund as well.

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          ssh RE: Debbie W Jul 10, 2006 05:15 PM

          Id love to try Alex but don not eat seafood and only limited vegetables (My mom never made me eat my vegges so its her fault). I do love beef, pork, lamb, chicken, veal, frog legs, and desserts (which I consider a vegetable). Will they modify a tasting menu for me?

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            CulverJack RE: ssh Jul 11, 2006 06:09 PM

            Yes, indeed. Read my review a week or so back. Alex did wonders with the menu for me - I also don't eat seafood.

        2. Tom P RE: xoxohh Jul 10, 2006 03:41 AM

          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.

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