Best place to embrace the beauty of butter: Joel Robuchon
Thu, May 26, 2011 (midnight)
Butter at Joel Robuchon
Shortly after being seated, a mountain of butter transported from Brittany and eerily reminiscent of Close Encounter’s is brought tableside. The butter sommelier shaves shards with a sprinkle of sea salt to accompany any of the 20-plus bread choices available throughout the meal. At MGM Grand. Sun.-Thur., 5:30 p.m..-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
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For a first-class dining experience in an intimate environment, try the traditional French cuisine at Joël Robuchon. While outdoor seating is not available, seating inside the restaurant's vertical garden gives customers the feeling of being outdoors. Reservations are highly recommended. Private dining area holds 10 people. Garden area can be reserved for group of 12. While individual menu items range from $85 to $235, most customers choose from tasting menu -- which averages $400 per person.
Awards: 3 Star Michelin Guide Winner, Forbes Five Star Award Winner, AAA 5 Diamond Award Winner, "Chef of the Century" by Gault Millau restaurant guide, Wine Spectator Grand Award Winner.
Las Vegas Weekly restaurant reviewer Brock Radke ranks Joël Robuchon tied for the No. 5 spot with Guy Savoy in his list of the top 20 most important restaurants in Las Vegas.
3799 S. Las Vegas Boulevard