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Jun 29, 2008 01:21 PM

L' atelier de Joel Robuchon: How much should I expect to spend?

Hi All!

I was wondering (on average) what I would expect to spend for dinner at L' atelier de Joel Robuchon.

Not sure yet if we're doing a la carte or tasting menu.

Would love to get more details from those who have eaten there as I don't recall any prices on their website.

Many thanks!

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    1. re: thegreekone

      Thanks, greek! I like one of the readers' idea of ordering a few small plates at the bar in order to sample everything as opposed to doing the typical entree. Oh Boy! Can't wait to try their quail stuffed with foie gras...

    2. I think we spent around $400 for two of us last time we were there, but that included wine - and my memory isn't that good about how much the wine came to.

      All I can say is to be prepared to spend a lot because the bill can run up pretty quickly as you're adding all the small plates. Each one sounds delicious (and is delicious) and it would be a crime not to try whatever you want because you under-budgeted.

      1. I don't remember the exact prices, but it was on the expensive side, especially if your tastes in wine tend to be on the expensive side. Last time, our bill after tax and tip came to over $700 -- but DH tends to spend a lot of money on wine. His alcohol tab for brunch this weekend was twice the amount spent for food -- and he only had two glasses! If you don't drink and order a la carte, I would expect to spend about $300 - $400 for two people.

        The portion sizes for a la carte tend to be tasting size portions. So I would do a la carte versus tasting menu as you can choose what you want to eat.

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        1. We went last night and spent almost $500 for two. We kept wine to $100. We had dessert (approximately $17). If you skip dessert and coffee you can probably save $50+. We only had one entree, everything else was from the tasting menu. Worth every penny.

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          1. re: financialdistrictresident

            Has anyone been there for lunch? Is there a special menu for lunchtime? Any recommendations?

            1. re: Liquid Sky

              Same menu. The first time I went a hound advised me NOT to have the tasting menu (foie gras in almost every dish . . .). It was good advice. For recs see the report I posted on our experience.

              1. re: financialdistrictresident

                Foie gras in every dish?? Sounds like my kind of tasting menu... fantastic!

                1. re: Liquid Sky

                  We love fois gras too. It's so rich. We had two dishes with foie gras and it was enough.

                1. re: Lucia

                  Thanks, Lucia. Someone told me from another board. Maybe head to Jean-Georges instead!