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Sep 14, 2011 12:03 PM

Guy Savoy closing too?

There is a small mention at the end of this article about Bradley Ogden that Guy Savoy may be closing-

Bradley Ogden
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  1. I've been taking trips to Vegas since 2005. It's been interesting to watch the evolution in the dining scene over the years since.

    Back around the middle of the last decade it seemed like everyone (including me) was lining up at the doors of the ultra-high-end establishments like GS, Alex, and JR. Enter the Great Recession and now few people have the money (or credit) to keep these places full and they start to drop off. Seems like Chowish places like Alex, Restaurant/Bar Charlie, BO and now maybe GS have fallen victim.

    What is the next great dining trend? Vegas has an uncanny way of reinventing itself every decade or so to keep itself relevant. I'm interested to see what's next. Is the celeb chef era coming to an end. Will the remaining celeb chef establishments become anachronistic relics like Excalibur? Any ideas?

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    1. re: climberdoc

      Not to go to off-topic too much, but no matter what the trend, people still have to have money they are willing to spend. The majority of vistors still come from CA, where unemployment is high and a quarter of the homeowners are in underwater mortgages.

      The offers from even high-end hotels right now are just crazy- 3 nights free, dining and spa credits and still I will go into a great place to eat with very few customers.

      1. re: BubblyOne

        Ok. Sorry for hijacking your thread. I'll play along...

        RiP BO!

        Tell me that GS closing can't be true! It is such a valuable addition to the Vegas dining scene. First Restaurant Charlie, then Alex and now GS? How can this be?

        Let me know if you want to go back "off-topic" cause that conversation is a lot more interesting.

        Restaurant Charlie
        3325 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    2. Not surprised to hear that Guy Savoy may be closing in LV. When I was there in April, the restaurant was about 75% empty. The service was wonderful, but I was very underwhelmed by the food. For the price that GS charges for the tasting menu, the food needed to be spectacular. Sadly, it was among the weakest of my 4 dinners in LV this year.

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      1. re: ellenost

        I agree for the most part. That artichoke/black truffle soup was the most memorable though. For the prices they charge you'd expect top-notch service as well as for it be out of the "weakest 4" category.

        Can someone explain why this thread was moved? Passive-aggression?

        1. re: climberdoc

          I agree; this thread belongs on the LV board.

      2. Guy Savoy is NOT closing and is not even close to the "chopping block". These are the kind of articles we can expect from Eater. Franck Savoy was promoted and still over sees Guy Savoy because Caesars loves having them there. Bradley Ogden has lost interest in his restaurant. On the other hand, the Savoy family is highly committed to their establishment. Franck Savoy has stated that they intend to keep the restaurant there for a very long time.

        Bradley Ogden
        3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109