Las Vegas is the land of blockbuster French cuisine. The four top restaurants in the Michelin Guide that last came out in 2009 are all French, with Sin City’s only three-star restaurant and all three two-star restaurants falling in that category. Here we offer the best dining in Las Vegas, with, of course, a French twist.
Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.731.7731
Restaurant Guy Savoy
The only place in the United States to find Guy Savoy’s French cuisine sits in the Augustus Tower of Caesars Palace. Bon Appetit named it one of the country's hottest restaurants and Newsweek deemed it the best restaurant in Las Vegas and one of the finest anywhere. And the experience is truly unique. Go for the 10-course Menu Prestige with signature dishes such as the silky artichoke and black truffle Soup, colors of caviar and the delicately spiced crispy sea bass. You can dine in one of two semi-private dining rooms, the Eliott and Axelle, at the chef’s table or in the large, fully private dining room, Leah, that doubles as the Krug Champagne room. You’ll wonder why the James Beard Foundation didn’t name it the best new restaurant when it opened.
Bellagio 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.693.7223
Dine in the presence of Picasso paintings and ceramic pieces and the French cuisine of Julian Serrano at Picasso at the Bellagio. Serrano, Spanish by birth but with an affinity for French cusine, has received two James Beard Foundation Awards for Best Chef Southwest and Best Chef California, a AAA Five Diamond Award six years in a row and two Michelin Stars. Choose from the five-course degustation menu or a four-course prix fixe. The restaurant boasts a wine cellar stocked with more than 1,500 selections with a preference for European varieties. Request a table next to Lake Como for a view of the breathtaking dancing fountains.
Monte Carlo 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.730.7955
Chef André Rochat at Andre’s in the Monte Carlo serves up his French traditionally. A floor-to-ceiling glass entrance give you a glimpse of the decor swathed in rich browns and cool teals along with the wine bar. Upstairs, you can dine in one of three private dining rooms or sip a cognac in the intimate Cigar Lounge. Look for dishes such as a roast lamb, beef and one of Rochat’s signature dishes, scampi André, a traditional garlic and butter sauce with a touch of cream.
MGM Grand 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.891.7925
The best French restaurant in Las Vegas added another feather to its flashy cap when Chef Claude Le Tohic won Best Chef Southwest from the James Beard Foundation. Joël Robuchon was named France’s Chef of the Century by the esteemed Gault Millau restaurant guide. He came out of retirement to open his first restaurant in the United States at the MGM Grand. Specialities include Le Caviar, a trio dish of thin couscous and Oscetra caviar, smooth cauliflower cream and delicate gelée of green asparagus. You can select a six-course or 16-course menu, or pair it down to one of four special tasting menus. Your tastebuds will thank us.
MGM Grand 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702.891.7358
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Experience Joël Robuchon in a more casual setting at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Here you can find counter service where your dinner is prepared right before your eyes. Enjoy tapas, a tasting menu and wines from around the world.