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Seven French Restaurants You Need To Visit

By The Editors | January 27, 2020 | Food & Drink



Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire at Twist by Pierre Gagnaire at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas (waldorfastorialasvegas.‌com) commemorated the restaurant’s diamond anniversary with an exclusive culinary event on Jan. 3 and 4.

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Pierre Gagnaire’s restaurant—his only presence in the States—offers whimsical, modern takes on French fare. Celebrating? Order the “777” menu, Twist’s seven-course menu paired with seven rare wines for $777. Waldorf Astoria, 888.881.9367, $$$$

Bardot Brasserie

Gold lettering on the windows, Laguiole cutlery and a central zinc bar epitomize the singular quality of Michael Mina’s elevated French brasserie in Aria, where classics like onion soup are refined with aged Gruyere and Périgord truffles in one of the most romantic and transporting dining rooms in town. Don’t miss: simple roasted chicken? Mina treats his all-natural Hudson Valley heirloom birds like Peking duck—brined, blanched and hung to dry before being roasted with artisanal soy and vin jaune from France’s Jura region. Aria, 877.230.2742, aria.‌com $$$$

Bouchon Bistro

This airy Thomas Keller bistro is hidden away on the 10th floor of the Venezia Tower of Venetian, looking out onto fountains and gardens. In good weather, take your breakfast on the patio; it starts with a basket of fabulously flaky French pastries. (Try the giant, gooey pecan sticky bun.) Venetian, 702.414.6200, $$$

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Directly facing Bellagio’s fountains, the intimate Eiffel Tower offers traditional French fine dining and one of the most romantic views in Vegas. Tip: Call far in advance, ask for table 56 (aka “the proposal table,” the corner spot whose two seats both face the fountains) and order the famous soufflé as soon as you arrive so it will be ready by dessert. Paris Las Vegas, 702.948.6937, $$$$

Le Cirque

This opulent, Adam Tihany-designed French restaurant is as impeccable as when it first opened more than 20 years ago—modeled, of course, on Sirio Maccioni’s New York landmark. For the full experience, order the 10-course Prestige menu, saving room for the theatrical boule au chocolat. Bellagio, 702.693.8100, $$$$

Joël Robuchon

At this mecca of haute cuisine, diners start with Dungeness crab, lobster gelee and fennel cream topped with osetra caviar—which helps explain why this is the sole three-Michelin-star restaurant in Vegas. Enjoy the 16-course tasting that follows from a private booth or the garden terrace. MGM Grand, 702.891.7925, $$$$

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Chef Guy Savoy attracts only the most serious of foodies. And while menu items can be ordered a la carte, the best way to experience Restaurant Guy Savoy is through the 14-course Prestige menu, where you’re likely to find classic Savoy dishes such as his artichoke and black truffle soup or the Colors of Caviar. And if the Prestige menu isn’t exclusive enough, reserve yourself the Krug Chef’s Table, where you become immersed in the kitchen itself. Caesars Palace, 702.731.7286, caesars.‌com $$$$

Categories: Food & Drink

Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas