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Where to dine in Vegas?

I will be going to Las Vegas next month with my husband. We will be there for two nights. How do I possibly narrow down all of the options!?! I'd love to hear from Chowhounders about your favorite dining experiences in Vegas.
Bouchon? L'Atelier? Alex? Le Cirque? lunch at Burger Bar?

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  1. Bouchon, Delmonico, Alize... and if you're REALLY daring, treat yourself to the tasting menu at Restaurant Guy Savoy.

    For normal grub, the hot wings at the All America Grill at the Rio are second to none! Burgers there are also pretty amazing.

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    1. re: mrshankly

      I'm thankful for both the daring and the normal suggestions!

    2. Two best meals I've had in Vegas have been L'Atelier -Tasting Menu and CUT -35 day dry aged rib eye, creamed spinach, and pretzel bread with normandy butter.

      but Guy Savoy, Alex and others are gonna be great meals too

      Though Burger Bar has its detractors, I for one love it - great beer selection (especially if you like ales). I say thier American Kobe Burger with blue cheese and a side of sweet potato fries is pretty damn tasty.

      1. I love Alex (my favorite restaurant in LV). Also excellent is Le Cirque (prefer the LV restaurant to the NYC version). Not a big fan of L'Atelier or The Mansion of Joel Robuchon. I thought Bar Charlie was an excellent and new dining experience for LV.

        1. I too vote for L'Atelier. It is much more than just dining. Get seats at the kitchen bar where you can watch the battery of chefs in action.

          Where do you live?

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          1. I would for sure make L'Atelier number one on your list. Amazing food in a fun atmosphere. Definitely sit at the counter to watch the chefs in action. JR at the Mansion is my personal favorite if budget isn't an issue. Le Cirque I find not to be worth the money. Last time I was there as soon as I paid the check they literally pulled the table away and said thanks for coming. I was shocked to have that happen after spending 500 for two people. I won't be returning there. I would suggest Mesa Grill over Burger Bar but either one would be good for lunch.

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            1. re: SDGourmand

              Thanks All. L'Atelier is certainly presenting itself as a front runner. I made reservations. Should I specify seating at the counter? Or is that for walk-ins?

              1. re: quine9

                If you're going to L'Atelier, I highly recommend sitting at the counter.

                1. re: quine9

                  Most of the seating is at the counter. I think if you're just two, you're almost guaranteed to sit at the counter.

                  We've been there 4 or 5 times and always been seated at the counter. The only time we asked specifically for the counter was when there were six of us. It can't hurt to request it. We'll be there next week. We've also got Cut, Postrio, and Charlie Palmer Sunday Supper planned.

                  I'd do Bouchon for breakfast and if you want bistro for dinner I'd do Daniel Boulud.

                  Alex is going to be closed for a couple weeks starting July 5th I think. Never been there.

                  I thought Burger Bar had a good burger but I sure wouldn't go out of my way for it.

                  1. re: zippyh

                    Bouchon for breakfast. I don't know why I hadn't thougth of that. Thanks!

                  2. re: quine9

                    Great choice, I know this sounds stupid for this place being a fancy french place but the mashed potatoes are awesome.

                    Everything is really tasty, although I thought the dessert was below average for this place. The foie gras ravioli is delicious and so is the pork belly, and the langoustine fritter.

                    Hope this helps.

                    1. re: A5 KOBE

                      of course the mashed potatoes are the best it's Robuchons signature dish. Equal parts butter to potato. I love them!

                        1. re: quine9

                          Here are some pics. Have more but I don't know where they are. :P

                          Get the mashed potatoes.

                           
                           
                           
                2. L'Atelier at JR is certainly a good restaurant but I am not sure I would use it as one of my top picks. When I think of places in Las Vegas I think of Bar Charlie, Lotus of Siam, and Raku. All places that your excite/rock your senses.