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French restaurants?

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!

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  1. 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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    1. re: ellenost

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

          1. re: zippyh

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

            1. re: LVI

              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

              1. re: ellenost

                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.

                1. re: meinNYC

                  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

                  1. re: meinNYC

                    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.

          2. re: ellenost

            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

             
             
             
             
             
             
             
            1. re: Ashibi

              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.

            2. re: ellenost

              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!

            3. 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