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Apr 6, 2011 12:04 AM

spoiled new yorker; what's great?

Food nerd - work midtown New York, eat all over, cook a lot and try to get great ingredients. I will be in Las Vegas for convention for 10 days, curious about what's great? So far have recommendations for:

-RM Seafood(I have his cookbook, love it)
-Lotus of Siam

Some other meals quickly accessible from Convention Center post show?

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  1. There's no one more spoiled than me when it comes to food, and I'm also a New Yorker (native). I'm in LV right now on vacation, and the one restaurant you need to include is Joel Robuchon (not to be confused with L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon). Just had one of the most exquisite dinners at Robuchon last night. 4 hours (I specifically requested a slower pace for my courses). Food was sublime; service was very attentive and friendly. Right now this is my new favorite LV restaurant and among my top restaurants worldwide. ( Of course I do have e by Jose Andres scheduled for tonight and Guy Savoy for tomorrow night).

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    1. re: ellenost

      try to get into e'. we went 2 weeks ago and had such a great time. would love to be in ellen's shoes right now! love to hear your thoughts on the 3 restaurants ellen.

      1. re: 2000fair

        As I mentioned above, Joel Robuchon was fantastic. e by Jose Andres was wonderful too. Food was excellent (delicious and creative); service was very friendly and attentive. Loved the non-alcoholic beverage pairings. Seats at the counter are comfortable (padded and with backs).

        Guy Savoy was disappointing: food was "okay"; drab decor, but service was perfect (very attentive, professional yet friendly--even was brought into the kitchen to meet the chef). The room was 3/4 empty; tables were well spaced. I was at a table that had a view of the Eiffel Tower of the Paris Hotel. Wanted to like Guy Savoy more since the service was so good.

        I also dined at CUT which was disappointing. I had had a wonderful dinner at CUT last year (Kobe ribeye) that was fantastic). This year there was no Kobe beef; I had the New Zealand ribeye that couldn't hold a candle to the Kobe. While the "cap" was soft, the "eye" was "okay"--some parts were soft; some were chewy, and some were full of gristle. At $140, it was unacceptable. The seasoned fries were also nothing special. Service, however, was excellent.

        Definitely will return to Joel Robuchon and e by Jose Andres, and will skip Guy Savoy and CUT next year.

        1. re: ellenost

          Thanks for the update Ellenost. I will be doing JR, L'Atelier and e next week and it seems my impression of the current CUT wagyu menu was correct. Pity, because if it was real Japanese wagyu I would have definitely liked to have gone to CUT.