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Oct 15, 2012 08:05 PM

Andre's at the Monte Carlo vs. Alize at the Palms

I've never been to either, and am interested to know what people think about them. Do people prefer one over the other? Do people like either of them? Yes, I am aware that both have the same chef. The menus at both look good to me. I've already dined at Le Cirque, Joel Robuchon, Guy Savoy, Twist, Picasso. Thanks very much.

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  1. Ellenost, did you ever get to Andre's? I'm planning a November trip now and based on reviews by Uhockey and others I'm considering it for one of our meals. If you've been I'd love to hear how it was.

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    1. re: edub

      Unfortunately I still haven't been to Andre's. Did read uhockey's excellent report, so it may be on my itinerary for a future trip. For my upcoming trip to LV (also in November) my plans are: Gordon Ramsay Steak, Le Cirque, Twist and Guy Savoy. I was delighted to read uhockey's glowing report of Le Cirque. I was a bit concerned when I had read that the chef had recently changed, but am now confident that my dinner at Le Cirque will be just as wonderful as my past dinners.

    2. A few years back we went to Alizé after reading somewhere that they had the best Dover sole anywhere. We went, had a great window table with a beautiful view of the strip, and we both had the Dover sole. It was outstanding, and has become the standard by which we judge this dish. This was the specialty of a particular chef there...and have no idea if he's still there.

      Ellenost, I know that in the past you have been a huge fan of Le Cirque (me too). We'll be back in LV in a few weeks and wonder which French restaurant currently tops your list (aside from Joel Robuchon...too expensive for me)! Is it Le C?

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      1. re: josephnl

        Actually Robuchon slipped a bit for me two years ago (very chewy beef). Le Cirque LV is currently my favorite restaurant in LV. I was very impressed with Guy Savoy's Innovation dinner last year, and am dining again at Guy Savoy in 2 weeks. I am also looking forward to dining at Twist this year. Since my palate has become more adventurous, it will be interesting to see whether I will better appreciate Chef Gagnaire's cuisine on my second visit.

        1. re: josephnl

          Aside from the view Le Cirque is a superior restaurant on every level to Alize.

          1. re: uhockey

            I absolutely agree that LeCirque is without question far superior to Alizé. But Alizé did have an amazing Dover sole in the past. Is it still great there...or is the sole better at LeC?

            1. re: josephnl

              Did not have the Sole at Le Cirque, but was not wowed by it at Alize compared to others in the past. Andres' at Monte Carlo was better, overall, than Alize imo - though I don't recall if I had the sole there.

              1. re: uhockey

                I'm talking the sole at Alizé perhaps 5-7 years ago when it was really the signature dish of the restaurant...and it was really wonderful served with classic French sauce with green grapes whose name eludes me right now. It's probably no longer on their menu.

                1. re: josephnl

                  Spring prep was DOVER SOLE Potato Purée, Spring Vegetables, Sauce Amandine.


                  1. re: uhockey

                    Not at all like the Dover Sole Veronique that they served at Alizé years ago when the chef was Jacques van Staden. Amazingly, I was able to locate this video via Google:
                    This was truly a wonderful dish! You can see in the video that the dishes haven't changed, but the preparation certainly has.

                    1. re: josephnl

                      Many suggest the place has fallen off, so I'm not surprised.