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Which high end places (twist, la atelier,etc...) have a bar menu?

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bmfood81 May 9, 2012 11:49 AM

I will be in Vegas next week and am eating at La atelier in monday. I will be there for 5 days and just need a few spots to go sit at the bar without a reservation (by myself).

I'm a chef so I'm open to anything but want to eat the best food possible as I dont get to do this often. I may go to Sage or Raku on Tuesday. Any ideas?

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    raider RE: bmfood81 May 9, 2012 12:35 PM

    try the bar at sage. have a milan to manhattan cocktail and a great bar menu

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      rednyellow RE: raider May 9, 2012 06:47 PM

      2nd Sage.

    2. Larry RE: bmfood81 May 9, 2012 07:20 PM

      Guy Savoy has a bar (Bubbles Bar) which serves small portions at (relatively) small prices; no reservations required.

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        palmdoc1 RE: Larry May 10, 2012 09:41 AM

        +1 for Guy Savoy. Excellent food, five bites (small plates) for $50 and bread service. It really is an excellent value. Good champagne btg list too.

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          bmfood81 RE: palmdoc1 May 10, 2012 12:00 PM

          thanks guys. I will definitely check out both next week.

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            A5 KOBE RE: bmfood81 May 10, 2012 02:07 PM

            Definitely check out Guy Savoy's Bubbles and Bites bar. It is less formal and the menu items are from the main dining room. The burger is amazing.

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          zack RE: Larry May 10, 2012 09:53 PM

          I am interested in Guy Savoy Bubble Bar since reading about it several years ago. I recall 4 small bites for $40 on that menu. However, the champagne by the glass prices scared me off! Has anyone been recently to confirm if bar food menu is still offered?

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            cp583 RE: zack Jun 6, 2012 01:11 PM

            I'm curious about this too... I could not find their menu online, does anyone have a clue where to find this? TIA!

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          josephnl RE: bmfood81 May 11, 2012 11:09 PM

          Definitely second the recommendation of the bar at Sage. Also, I always enjoy the bar at Bouchon...great oysters, terrific bistro food and nice ambiance. Although it's not a place for bar dining, I have dined alone at Le Cirque several times and have had really wonderful meals. Make a reservation for one, dress nicely and you will be treated wonderfully. If Ivo Angelov, the manager, knows you are a chef, I'd be surprised if you were not treated royally.

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            ellenost RE: josephnl Jun 6, 2012 01:17 PM

            +1 for solo dining at Le Cirque. I've dined solo at Le Cirque three times, and have always been treated like royalty.

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              josephnl RE: ellenost Jun 6, 2012 02:47 PM

              Went back to Le Cirque last week for probably the 5th time, and the 3rd time solo. I was seated at one of the corner banquettes/booths which are probably the most coveted tables in the room. I was treated perfectly, and again had an outstanding meal. Two wonderfully whimsical new twists...my white asparagus and smoked salmon was accompanied by a perfectly poached egg yolk which had been breaded and deep fried! Unbelievable...the runny yolk was a delicious accompaniment to the dish! And now, the gorgeous and delicious chocolate souffles sports a ring of gold Le Cirque logos which look like they are printed onto the souffle! Amazing!!

              This is one outstanding restaurant where dining solo is welcomed by the gracious staff.

              On this most recent visit to LV, I also had a terrific solo meal at the bar at Sage. Excellent beer pairings there!

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                ellenost RE: josephnl Jun 6, 2012 06:59 PM

                Agree 100% with you about solo dining at both Le Cirque and Sage--fantastic food and wonderful service! Both restaurants are on my "must" list when I return to LV. Not sure whether I'll make a return visit next year since I've visited LV every year for the past 6 years.

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                  zippyh RE: josephnl Jun 7, 2012 06:11 PM

                  Oh yeah, that white asparagus dish was great. Loved that fried egg.

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              bmfood81 RE: bmfood81 Jun 7, 2012 12:02 AM

              I went to Guy Savoy and they did not do a bar menu anymore. La Atelier was really good but didnt wow me, especially not for $300. Sage was just okay for me. Everything I had was really heavy for summer and the food wasn't that great in my opinion. Lotus of Siam was by far my favorite and I went there twice.

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