Best place to order off the menu: Le Cirque
Thu, May 26, 2011 (midnight)
Le Cirque’s roasted langoustines.
Courtesy MGM Mirage
They practically invented the idea of whipping up off-menu creations. Robuchon alum Gregory Pugin can give a haute cuisine spin to everything from a simple salad to however-you-like-your-proteins-prepared—making this one of those rare restaurants where the customer and the kitchen always get it right. At Bellagio. Tue.-Sun., 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. 693-8100.
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This New York City transplant is acclaimed for its classic and contemporary French cuisine in an elegant, yet whimsical circus-themed dining room. Le Cirque's signature dishes includes the lobster salad with black truffle dressing, Ahi tuna tartar with a quail egg, cucumber and caviar crème fraîche and a traditional gazpacho is enhanced with Dungeness crab.
Honors include 13 AAA Five Diamond awards and multiple One Michelin Star awards.
Le Cirque is listed among the top 10 in the book “Eating Las Vegas 2013: The 50 Essential Restaurants.”
Le Cirque is open for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and is closed on Monday. Reservations are strongly recommended by calling 866-259-7111 or 702-693-8865.
3600 S. Las Vegas Boulevard