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chewdaddy Mar 10, 2011 06:02 PM

Hi,
Gonna be in LV at the end of March. I see reviews for Robuchon and The Mansion on the board...are there any other good French restuarants? Location not a problem...staying on the strip and will have a car.

Appreciate any recommendations.

Thanks!

  1. fadedfoodie Mar 17, 2011 06:17 PM

    Been dining here for years. Great wine list. Nice cigar divan upstairs (out of the way of diners) for smokers.

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    Andre's at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
    3770 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    1. ellenost Mar 10, 2011 06:45 PM

      Le Cirque at The Bellagio is excellent. They have a new chef from NYC who received excellent reports about his previous restaurant, Veritas.

      In addition to Robuchon, I'm trying Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace for what should be excellent French cuisine when I return to LV next month.

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      Le Cirque
      Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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        century81 Mar 10, 2011 07:22 PM

        Can someone confirm the chef at Le Cirque...I think I know who it is, but cant remember his name. Thanks.

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          zippyh Mar 12, 2011 09:30 AM

          Gregory Pugin
          Little bit of info here http://www.bellagio.com/offers/2011/0...

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            century81 Mar 12, 2011 06:03 PM

            Thanks !

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              LVI Mar 14, 2011 08:01 AM

              I would be a little concerned given that Mr Pugin and his entire staff were fired from Veritas.

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                ellenost Mar 14, 2011 08:32 AM

                The staff change at Veritas had nothing to do with Chef Pugin's ability. The owner wanted to take Veritas in a different (more casual) direction. My good friend, RGR, from the Manhattan CH board loved all the dinners she had at Veritas when Chef Pugin was in the kitchen. If I hadn't already booked all of my reservations for my upcoming trip to LV, I would definitely be booking Le Cirque knowing that Chef Pugin is in the kitchen. Le Cirque (LV) was always a great restaurant; it will now be "world class".

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                Le Cirque
                Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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                  meinNYC Aug 24, 2011 06:40 PM

                  Hold on there, Scott Bryan was the chef at Veritas and is now at Apiary. Who's this Pugin guy? I thought Scott Bryan was in the kitchen all those years we dined at Veritas, he even came out once. Apaiary is mediocre though.

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                    josephnl Aug 24, 2011 07:07 PM

                    I haven't a clue who is in the kitchen at Le Cirque. Had dinner there last week and it was superb...absolutely at the top of it's game. It has always been among LV's best, and is still right up there. Dinner there last week was outstanding on all levels...food, service and ambiance.

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                    Le Cirque
                    Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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                      ellenost Aug 25, 2011 01:36 PM

                      I understand that while Scott Bryan was the first chef at Veritas, Gregory Pugin had been the chef for the past few years at Veritas, and had earned high praise from my good friend RGR from the Manhattan board. She's a tough critic, and if she loved him, I trust her palate enough to know that Chef Pugin must have been great, and look forward to returning to Le Cirque when I return to LV in the spring.

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              Ashibi Apr 1, 2011 01:01 AM

              My husband and I just had dinner there last night. I must say that service was better than the food. Here are some photos.

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              Le Cirque
              Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

               
               
               
               
               
               
               
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                BedazzledLV Apr 5, 2011 12:39 PM

                OMG! I can't Imagine David Werly(their previous head chef) ever sending out something like that! I will not be taking a chance to have that served to me. There are to many amazing restaurants to have to be subjected to that, I'm sorry you were served such slop.

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                josephnl Apr 1, 2011 02:26 PM

                I had dinner there (Le Cirque) a few weeks ago. It was wonderful, and I'll be returning for a special occasion in a few more weeks!

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