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Le Cirque or Andres

Going out for a nice dinner while in Vegas next week. Trying to decide between Andres and Le Cirque.

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  1. I've dined at both restaurants (Le Cirque last year, and e by Jose Andres in 2011), and loved them both. They are very different restaurants, yet both are wonderful! Le Cirque serves delicious French cuisine, and e serves very innovative and delicious Spanish cuisine. Le Cirque is a beautiful restaurant with formal service. E has eclectic and fun decor served while seated around a Chef's counter with a total of 8 guests making for a fun and intimate dinner party. Don't know whether e still has availability for next week; you should send them an email. Dinner will be more expensive at e. Bottom line: I am confident you'll have a terrific time at either restaurant.

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    1. re: ellenost

      I'd stick with Le Cirque if I were you. We just got back from Vegas and I was not impressed with Mix.

      1. re: lorishea87

        Thanks for the recommendation! Plan to keep Le Cirque and will have 2 apps (foie gras and uni pasta), main course of lobster, and probably the soufflé for dessert.

        Please tell me about your dining experiences since my trip is in a week. Thanks.

    2. Just to be clear, are you referring to Andre's, e by Jose Andres, or Jaleo ?

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      1. re: Dave Feldman

        Good catch! Never been to Andre's (even though I've been interested to hear others' opinions) or Jaleo.

        1. re: Dave Feldman

          I was actually considering Andre's in Monte Carlo. I have dined at Le Cirque before and loved it. I was wondering about trying something different this time, but along the same lines. Le Cirque doesn't seem to have duck on the current menu and my husband loves duck, so I have to find one restaurant with that as an option. Andre's seems to have duck, lobster and lamb on the current menu.

          I was also looking at the menu at Mix -- the tasting menu includes lobster & filet rossini both for $120 pp. If we get lobster at Le Cirque, it a $15 surcharge on top of regular tasting menu. Any thoughts ??

          1. re: lorishea87

            When I dine at Le Cirque, I'm ordering the lobster since there isn't any duck on the menu. Now that I've looked at the menu at Mix, I'm thinking about changing one of my other dinner reservations since I'd love to have the seared foie gras and duck. There are so many great restaurants in LV!

            1. re: ellenost

              I always love your recommendations ! We used to dine at Alex every time we went, then Le Cirque. Mix's foie sounds good with the dates. Andre's sounded a little too sweet for me with the apple though. I'm considering changing my Le Cirque to Mix this time though. Mix's lobster "au curry" sounds really good also!

              1. re: lorishea87

                All of the menus at Mix look wonderful! The lobster "au curry" sounds great too. Would be perfect if the restaurant would create a custom designed tasting menu, then I could have the foie gras (whole portion--I did notice that they offer both a half and whole portion; I'll go with the "whole" portion), the duck, the lobster, and the chocolate souffle.

                1. re: ellenost

                  I know, there are 4 of us this trip -- we are taking my son for his 16th birthday -- might as well start him young ! He's actually very excited about the food. Last night he asked, "So mom, have you figured out what I'm going to eat on the trip yet?"

                  So I think we'll get several of the items at Mix to try. Maybe order 1 tasting and a couple other apps and entrees. Wonder if they are open to that?

                  1. re: lorishea87

                    I'll look forward to your report on Mix. If you liked/loved it, I think I'll switch my reservation to Mix. Have a great time!

            2. re: lorishea87

              Perhaps your son might enjoy some of the classic items on Andres's menu? I've never been there. The fixed price menu looks interesting but the selection is quite limited; the a la carte menu is rather pricey and includes some old-school dishes that are hard to find.

              Andre Rochat was considered the best French chef in Las Vegas for a long time, but the perception seems to be that he didn't keep up with the times, and he has relocated his eponymous restaurant so many times that, quite frankly, I forgot that his latest place is at the Monte Carlo.

              1. re: Dave Feldman

                Andres has been at the Monte Carlo for over ten years. He has had this location before he closed the downtown location. Before closing the downtown location, he had two locations of Andres.

                1. re: Eric

                  For completeness, Alize at the Palms is also a Rochat property. Similar menu to Andre's, better view.

                2. re: Dave Feldman

                  Going back, to before the fire, we greatly enjoyed the food and service at Andre's at the Monte Carlo. The only complaint would be the dining area. It was very, very "old school," with dark booths. I almost expected them to close a curtain, around our booth. Still, both the food and service were top-notch.

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