About Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand
Winner of Michelin's Three Star, Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond, and Wine Spectator's Grand Award, Joël Robuchon has redefined Las Vegas fine dining. Joël Robuchon was named France's Chef of the Century by the esteemed Gault Millau restaurant guide. Coming out of retirement to open his first restaurant in the United States, Joël Robuchon caters to a sophisticated palate that features a menu of his finer specialties.
Limited seating creates the intimacy one can expect from Joël Robuchon. Reservations strongly recommended.
Choose from the multi-course tasting menus or order a la carte. Specialties include Le Caviar, a trio dish of thin couscous and Oscetra caviar, smooth cauliflower cream, and delicate gelée of green asparagus.
Contemporary French, French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 5:30pm-10pm Daily
$50 and over
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Valet & Self-Parking Available
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Claude Le Tohic
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand Ratings and Reviews
We have dined at world-famous restaurant ...
We have dined at world-famous restaurants including The French Laundry and George V at the Four Seasons in Paris, so have experience with haute cuisine. We were very disappointed with our experience at Joel Robuchon. Several of the dishes were delightful and beautifully presented. However, the response to my garlic allergy was a rigid inability to make appropriate adjustments. Two dishes that I selected out of the five courses (cost $250) could not be made without garlic. If everything is made fresh, why couldn't the adjustment be made? They finally agreed to create the saffron risotto dish without garlic (why would you disguise the saffron taste with garlic??), but when the dish arrived, it contained lots of tomato so the saffron was still overpowered. One member of the wait staff spoke so softly that even in a quiet environment, it was difficult to understand her. This definitely was not the experience we expected and anticipated for my birthday celebration. We will not return and would not recommend this restaurant. At these prices, I expect better service and willingness to adjust to customer needs.
The food was very good but the overall a ...
The food was very good but the overall ambiance of the place was lacking in pretty much every other way. Waiters seemed tired or bored, and frankly we became bored as well despite the food being good. We skipped dessert and left, and it was super overpriced for what we ate. Will not return here ever again.
Food was absolutely fantastic, best lobs ...
Food was absolutely fantastic, best lobster I have ever taste in my life, the lobster soup with the lobster was absolutely divine. The bread cart and dessert cart were amazing, this has to be the biggest bread cart I have ever seen so far. Service was good we had no complaints, only that the food cost an arm and a leg but that is to be expected because you get what you pay for.
Absolutely amazing! We celebrated our 10 ...
Absolutely amazing! We celebrated our 10th anniversary with dinner here. We did the Menu Degustation, which allows you to taste 17 different food items from appetizers to desserts. Our dinner took about 4 hours and was so memorable. We were also given a tour of the kitchen. The staff was very attentive and were so friendly. I have a new respect for the creative man that Joel Robuchon is.
overpriced and no atmosphere
Bread was a wow with huge range . Dessert was quite sophisticated. Rest of the food was definately not 3 star Michelin standard. Lacked high quality presentation and any clever culinary design which I would expect from a true 3 star Michelin. Taste was ok. Portion size small but that's OK if it packs a real taste which it didn't. Staff were curteous and attentive but without any real sense of loving what they do or commitment to loving the food they were serving. Had been trained to say the right things in a bit if an android style. Have been to way better 2 star Michelin restaurants and ordinary ones too. To be honest there is better quality food in downtown vegas in fremont east old vegas and way cheaper with real people serving you in a non android style. Restaurant had no atmosphere....sterile quiet with lots of botox. Sorry but just don't waste your money until they can get it right.
Perfect special occasion restaurant
Celebrated a very special birthday. The entire staff (from entering the restaurant to leaving) went out of their way to make it special. Service was excellent and unpretentious for the caliber of restaurant. Food was definitely 3-star Michelin! Kudos to the sommelier who made the evening even more special with perfect wine pairings.
Phenomenal Food & Service
We waited a long time for this night to come. Over a year ago, we visited the JR at the Metropol Monaco...it was fantastic! And this visit to the JR Las Vegas was almost as great....the food and services was what we expected and more. The atmosphere of about 15 tables really provided the experience that we had waited so long to have. We really wanted to try the 18-course sampler but at $495 each, wow...just a bit much. It'd would have been perfect to offer the 18-course, as-is, for a couple. 18-courses, that's a lot of food...maybe even $595. But we really enjoyed our steak and Sea Bass dishes. The extras were really a classy touch for no additional charge; appetizer, bread and sweets cart. Now for the "almost"....we spent almost $700 and we were hungry 2 hours later and went to Ramsay's for a 2nd dinner. The food was incredible but the portions were so small. If you are looking for a "foodie bucket list restaurant", JR is a must.
Absolutely the BEST EVER!!!
I'm no professional food critic but I can say that this is the finest dining experience you will ever have!! Simply the finest food and service that is available at expensive but not unreasonable prices. My wife and I were blown away for days! Save your pennies and go for sure
Overpriced for food quantity. Spent $10 ...
Overpriced for food quantity. Spent $1000 and only drank 135 dollar bottle of wine. If you are not familiar w the menu the staff is slightly non tolerant of your stupidity and isn't extremely helpful. Quality of food is good and unique. Really important to know what kind of money you are getting into before entering this restaurant. Extremely quiet so be prepared to whisper. Waiters whisper to u as well.
The Prefect Dining Experience
For my birthday, my boyfriend took me to JOEL ROBUCHON. What a delightful experience! We opted to have a 4 course tasting menu with the Chef choosing the dishes for us. My boyfriend likes seafood but I do not. We told this to our waiter. We decided to have wine pairings with each course. Dinner took about two and a half hours. We were expected to be dressed "formally". We walked into this gorgeous restaurant with high hopes and we were not disappointed in the least! We felt like royalty. Each of our waiters were amazing. The food was delectable and the wines were beyond our wildest expectations. Not only were we offered an unreal dessert cart to choose from, we were even brought a birthday cake that was fantastic! There is nothing remotely bad about this restaurant. While it is a bit pricey (our total bill was just over $1,000), it was worth every single penny... so much so that we plan to make this our annual "birthday celebratory dinner" for me! For any special occasion, this is the best choice for dinner in Las Vegas Make sure to bring a camera as you will want to commemorate the evening in pictures!
Should you have any difficulty understan ...
Should you have any difficulty understanding the concept of purgatory as a penitential state prior to entering heaven, just walk through the rowdy, crude, loud lobby of the MGM Grand prior to entering the culinary bliss of Joel Robuchon, one of America's finest and most elegant restaurants. The food is nothing less than superb; the service is professional and precise; the room is stunning (as is your check). But,at the end of this sublime dining experience, you must again return to the abyss called the MGM 'Grand.'
If cash is no limit, and calories too, then Joel is for you. Service was great and food presented well, however the supplements and high cost were not reflected in the entire meal. If you love nouveau french, high density calorific tasting, then should your budget allow, you may love it.
To be honest, we chose to eat at Joël Robuchon, because it is the only restaurant in Las Vegas with a Michelin three-star rating. We read a couple of reviews but didn’t see anything bad and regardless of how we searched we couldn’t find much information on the menu structure. When we came in, we realized that we had to choose from an array of expensive prix-fixe menus and that there was no a-la-carte option. So we decided to go with the lowest tier, because we hadn’t thought we would be spending that much money on dinner that night; yet we believed that the three-star restaurant would provide an experience worth the money. Soon, we realized that this would not be the case. While the food was good, the portions were quite small and there was an unnecessary load of desserts in the prix-fixe. We were dissatisfied as we were leaving, especially since what was served to us as macarons in the final round of dessert was simply bad. We were given a “complimentary” pound cake on our way out. Though after our experience with the desserts, we didn’t want to eat it, we decided to give it a try the next morning. The cake was very good and though not part of the meal, it won us over.
Overall, I think Joël Robuchon was a good restaurant, though there was quite a discrepancy between pricing and portions. I do think an a-la-carte option would have helped a lot; or at least a revision in the prix-fixe structure. I gave it a 3 out of 5 because of this and because it didn’t present me with a spectacular exerience I would have expected from a Michelin three-star rated restaurant.
Beautiful presentation of food, service lacking.
Food was great. Presentation of the food was beautiful. Bread service was beautiful. However, the gluten free bread was terrible. The hot foie gras appetizer was superb, the cold foie gras appetizer was just okay. Expensive dinner, which was fine. However, the service did not match. Crumbs on table were not removed until the end. For the price, I expect much better service. Waitstaff was not present to push my chair back in, after I came back to my seat. Hostess did not open the door for us (even though she saw us coming in).
It is not a Michelin 3 Star by chance!
It is not a Michelin 3 Star by chance! The talent of the chefs is self-evident. The waiter was great as one would expect. The somlier was competent but not what I would describe as attentive.Perhaps it takes more an $80 bottle wine. The bottom line was over $800 with little effort. The only other 3 Star Michelin I have been to was Gordon Ramsay's Signature in London. That less expensive. We could dropped twice as much without trying.
This was our first visit to Joel Robuchon. It was a wonderful experience and measured up very well to other 3 star Michelin restaurants we have visited before. We appreciated that they are offering a nice selection of menu options. You can select the number of courses as well as the individual dishes. Some restaurants of this caliber only offer the tasting menu (usually with a vegetarian option). While I understand the reason behind that approach, I appreciate that Joel Robuchon is more flexible. The food was fabulous, starting with the impressive bread cart, all the way to the chocolate soufflé, and the sweets cart. Service was excellent, very attentive and professional. The room is intimate and beautifully done. A great experience in every way, and well worth the price. We'll be back.
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