Located within The Mansion at MGM Grand, this '20s Paris inspired French eatery from Joel Robuchon (his only self-titled restaurant in the United States) is Vegas' hottest dining room. The smaller-than-expected 64-seat restaurant has five separate dining areas varying between color-gilded boudoirs to garden-style terrace with topiary wall (fake, of course). A black-and-white tiled foyer lit by a crystal chandelier leads to a main drawing room with 17-foot ceilings, tufted-velvet banquettes and crowd of desert foodies and be-seen socialites.
Fresh-off of a short-lived retirement, Robuchon enters the Vegas food scene with a traditional French menu influenced by market-fresh ingredients and simplistic recipes. With flavors from Asia and Spain, recent offerings include sautéed veal chop with natural jus, crispy amadai snapper with pistachio oil, truffle langoustine ravioli with diced cabbage, and scallops in a ginger bouillon with baby leeks. Don’ miss out on the bread cart, which showcases nearly two-dozen different kinds of breads baked fresh daily.
Beating out Guy Savoy and every chef in Los Angeles, the restaurant has again become the hottest gourmet destination in town located within The Mansion at MGM Grand.