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Le Atelier de Joel Robuchon-is the food better than Nobhill?

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elrushbo Jan 6, 2007 11:28 PM

I'd like to try them, since we'll be staying at MGM next trip. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if they are better than Nobhill?

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    lvnvflyer RE: elrushbo Jan 7, 2007 12:15 AM

    I thought L'Atelier was better than Nobhill in the food department by a fairly large margin. I've eaten at N/H three or four times, L'Atelier once. L'Atelier is certainly a more casual experience, tho; the room at Nobhill is very pretty and much more traditional.

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      elrushbo RE: elrushbo Jan 7, 2007 12:44 AM

      Appreciate the reply...I enjoyed Nobhill, but I have to admit, the thing I remember most about the last time I was there was the bread. I'm hearing good things about Stripsteak, will probably try that as everyone I go with to Vegas likes to hit a steakhouse each trip.

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        personalcheffie RE: elrushbo Jan 7, 2007 05:18 PM

        We learned on our second trip to Nob Hill to stop after the appetizers. The first dining experience, this is what we did and went to another restaurant for more appetizers. The bread and the flavored butters that accompany it are outstanding. Three appetizers was perfect. This last time we ordered entrees, my husband was disappointed in the lobster pot pie. I can't remember what I had, and that in itself says plenty.

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          elrushbo RE: personalcheffie Jan 7, 2007 08:58 PM

          I have to agree, Aqua(now Michael Mina)at Bellagio was better than Nobhill.

          If ordering ala carte at Le Atelier, could a party spend around $100pp?

        2. seal RE: elrushbo Jan 7, 2007 09:53 PM

          $100 pp is feasable, but more likely without wine.

          And if you are prepared to spend $100 pp on just food there, it almost makes sense to go whole hog and get the tasting.

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            elrushbo RE: elrushbo Jan 8, 2007 12:29 AM

            My wife is pretty fussy, and her sister's husband has a shellfish allergy, I don't know if a tasting menu is in the cards. Maybe, but ala carte makes it more likely for us to go.

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              Thomas W. RE: elrushbo Jan 8, 2007 05:32 PM

              They're pretty good in accomodating stuff like this. Just ask.

              Thomas W.

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                ZoeZ RE: Thomas W. Jan 8, 2007 05:36 PM

                We ate there for less than $100 for the two of us and had great service. Did not order wine and still had very attentive wait
                person. Terrific atmosphere and really extraordinary food.

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                  elrushbo RE: ZoeZ Jan 8, 2007 09:23 PM

                  Less than $100 for two people? Might I ask what you had?

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