Vegas, price no object
Going to Vegas soon and will be entertaining clients and friends - Got a great expense account -- which restaurants would/have you gone to really enjoy the food with fine ambiance? Thanks -- A Lucky Lady.
There are several truly excellent choices, assuming you're talking about an intimate group:
(1) Joel Robuchon. My personal favorite in Las Vegas, it is arguably one of the top restaurants in the country. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. The way to go is the sixteen course tasting menu, so be prepared to spend all evening here. Figure $500/person, or a LOT more if you like wine. I have a full review at http://home.comcast.net/~lasvegasvaca... .
(2) Guy Savoy. While I rank it number 2, there are many who would rate it above Robuchon. The atmosphere is slightly less formal, and slightly friendlier, but the differences are not huge. Again, the tasting menu is the way to go, although regular three course meals are available as well. Prices are ever so slightly less than at Joel Robuchon. Review at http://home.comcast.net/~lasvegasvaca... .
(3) Alex. Compared to the other two, a bargain - if you can call $200 - $300 per person a bargain. I prefer the six (or 7?) course tasting menu, but the regular 3 course meals are also good. Review at http://home.comcast.net/~lasvegasvaca... .
Thank you Larry!
Mr CF and I will be in Vegas in early October and your response to the OP is very helpful.
I think we are going to try Bouchon (though you didn't mention it, Mr CF was there in February and raved) and Alex. I had originally thought that we would go to Joel Robuchon at the Mansion... and who knows? We might still do that!
Yeah, Guy Savoy would be my choice with an unlimited budget. The meal I had there was only second to The French Laundry.