L'Atelier Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand
L'Atelier Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand

L'Atelier Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mgmgrand.com/restaurants/atelier-joel-robuchon-french-restaurant.aspx
  • Phone: 7028917358x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5pm-11pm Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Steve Benjamin
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Large Party Reservations 7028911433x

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self-parking & Valet
A word from L'Atelier Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand
A masterpiece from France's Chef of the Century, L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon is the culinary workshop of the gourmet mastermind. Featuring unique counter service where your dinner is prepared right before your eyes. Enjoy tapas, a tasting menu, and wines from around the world in a friendly and interactive atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
L'Atelier Joel Robuchon - MGM Grand reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (99)special occasion (99)notable wine list (67)romantic (47)hot spot (31)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (8)neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    One of (if not the) best dinners I have ever had. Unbelievable food and a unparalleled dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the money
    Sharon
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We did the seasonal Chef's tasting and it was amazing. To us, the 300 dollar tab was worth every penny. The food was not only delicious, but a feast for the eyes as well. I enjoyed watching all the chefs working and applying their decorative touches with tweezers. The service was impeccable. To my surprise, I even enjoyed the popcorn ice cream. I highly recommend this place to anyone that wants a meal to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding across the board!
    BonfireandMosimo
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The total dining experience. Very knowledgeable staff. Didn't over play service, didn't miss a beat either. Perfect execution. The food was out of this world. Best quail of my life. Best sweetbreads ever ever ever!!! The s chartreuse souffle was delightful, the Langston, the presentation... etcs. If you are into food, it is worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu with wine paring
    GregVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was very good and it was neat to sit at the counter and watch the kitchen action. But our bill was almost $600 (two people, before tip), which was about twice what I think it was worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very special experience for foodies
    NickyIC
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Sitting at the bar allows you a prime view of the kitchen and the exquisite food preparation. Everything is presented beautifully and tastes amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Top-Tier Dining Experience
    CincyBob
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This restaurant is very special. French fine dining in the desert might strike you as a bit heavy and out of step with the climate, but that is absolutely not the case here. The restaurant focuses on small plates, and the food is creative and modern - not heavy. One of the top dining experiences in the city, and very highly recommended!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guillermo y Flora Merino
    Flora
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have been many times in Paris and we enjoy it in las Vegas too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • l'Atelier Amazes
    DocG
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Michelin star quality food served in a more laid back atmosphere. Seating is arranged around an open kitchen where you watch the food prep and be dazzled by the presentation . Great wine list and a staff the accommodates. I would recommend the quail stuffed with foie gras or the sweetbreads. I requested a dessert normally just on the tasting menu which had buttered popcorn ice cream which was phenomenal. Would highly recommend you try this restaraunt and be adventurous in your food choices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Michelinstar
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of my former head chefs worked as a sous chef for Joel in Europe and he was able to deliver some fantastic dishes for our customers but I can see that his ideas have only gotten better with time which is fantastic. The food was clever and at times surprising with wonderful complexity, balance and a richness that can only be delivered by the most careful prep and highest quality of produce. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 80,000 pennies… worth every one..
    Nommer
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We believed it was going to be worth it to go for the full tasting menu with the wine pairing. Nine courses and five glasses of wine later, we were perfectly full, pleasantly tipsy, and very happy with our choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvellous!
    Vera
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Excellent experience, dishes incredibles and the pomme musseline is inbeliveable. Everything was perfect. We Love it! Must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!!
    MrsCunningham10
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is the best dining experience I have had in a long time!! I was so overly impressed, I was at a loss for words! DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE! It is pricey and worth every penny. Service was impeccable. Sommelier was great and chose the perfect wines for pairing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite.
    NCYYC
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Expensive but worth every cent. My favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Un grand repas.
    Medicis
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    pour moi c est le meilleur de Las Vegas!!!! Les gents sont tres gentils et les menus fixes formidables!!!!! Les vins tres bons.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 25th anniversary
    Visitingchef
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We went there to celebrate our 25 th and it was amazing. The food was incredible and the service was absolutely top notch. The atmosphere is perfect for romance even though we ate at the bar. It was full but not crowded. If I lived out here I would be a regular and I will visit on my next trip to vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Vegas
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have eaten here three times, and this is the second rave review I am inspired to leave. The food was superb and the service flawless. If you want to experience the best, then this is your place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Vegas!
    Ridgielover
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Fabulous 4-course tasting dinner celebrating my friend's birthday! The gazpacho was excellent --- best I've ever had, the veal ravioli savory with what I think was just a touch of fennel, and the suckling pig confit main course unbelievably delicious! Of course, the dessert tarts were just perfect to round out the fabulous meal! Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful with menu choices, as was the sommelier with our bottled wine selections. We had requested to be seated at the black granite bar that surrounds the open kitchen, making the enjoyment of the evening quite memorable as we watched the expert kitchen staff prepare every dish. Truly a fantastic meal and one we have told many friends about already!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extreme Disappointment
    Love2dineWell
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The decor is severe, the restaurant is loud, and the servers spout a barrage of untruths to customers. We ordered the tasting menu, which was an utter failure. Nothing was remarkable, and most dishes were unappetizing. The fish was dry, the foie gras ravioli was chewy and overcooked, the scallop carpaccio lacked any flavor, and the desserts were something less than what you can get in a grocery store bakery. Even worse, the servers outright lied about dishes and wine selection. One server attempted to advise that Vueve was a brand of champagne exclusive to the restaurant. Another server advised that the Dory fish is a fish that is farmed solely from the waters of France. Both are incorrect. I will never patronize a Robuchon location again.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful French Food
    Reillysluck
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had the Steak Tartar and the Foie Gros with with Quail. The Steak Tartar was tender with a beautiful balance of sour and salty, and The fries were a nice compliment to the sour and meatiness of the Tartar. The Quail was something special. The Foie Gros was succulent and full of flour and highlighted the tender, slight gameness of the Quail. The service was also very good, and I wasn't bothered at all by the proximity of the restaurant to the casino (In fact, I hardly noticed it.). The restaurant is certainly worthy of its Michelin Star. This didn't bother me but the restaurant does charge for water.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Meal Ever
    Murie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Had the seasonal tasting menu with wine pairings and it was worth every penny. Simply delicious. Loved sitting at the counter and watching the goings on in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, amazingly high prices
    amnesiac
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was REALLY impressed with the food. I mean, REALLY. I still thought the prices were pretty high. For 2 people we spent $485 out the door with 1 cocktail each. Thats a lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hair in the food
    BaldBabsVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ordered the Seasonal Discovery Menu at $168. Found a two inch long black hair which I pulled out from under the stuffed Piquillo pepper after eating several bites. No reduction in the check total. Disgusted by the hair in the food and by the manager's apparent attention to the bottom line rather than quality cleanliness, food prep and customer consideration. I ate at the other MGM Joel Robuchon restaurant in 2006. Framed the menu and have raved about the memorable experience since. One of my companions at that earlier meal has since passed and I went to L'Atelier to remember him and the 2006 experience. That's why I did not immediately leave L'Atelier, tried not to make the hair the defining moment. I should have left.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    Liv2eat
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Every bite is a special experience. Love the food, the decor, service and I can't wait to go back again. It was my second time and they are consistent in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience and food
    Eatery84VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was great, service was great. Sitting at the kitchen-view bar was a great experience. We got to see the precision that was used to make all our dishes. The small plates were a great way to taste much of the famous cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MJC808VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The best part of our meal was the amuse-bouche which was a foie gras parfait with port wine reduction and parmesan foam and the Bordier butter that was served with the bread. The butter had the texture of a semi melted brie cheese. The desserts were fanciful in appearance but didn't taste as spectacular as they looked. There's an extensive menu so I'd like to try more things, some dishes were great (kampachi). The foie gras served with a bouillon base was nice, better than the cold prepared torchon of foie gras. I would go back just because there were many other items on the menu I'd like to try. I did enjoy the set up of seating at the counter where you could see the preparation of the dishes up close.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable foodie experience
    MMzat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    An incredible food journey. The service was impeccable. And the suggested tasting menu was and brilliant food odyssey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    discerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was looking forward to my tasting dinner, but came away very disappointed. I went alone, and was struck by how rapidly each dish was served to me, as opposed to couples. I had to tell my server not to rush my meal. Aside from the scallops, nothing was memorable. My tasting dinner at Picasso, however, was outstanding in every way: the food, the service, the pacing of the meal, and less expensive than L'Atelier!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable experience!
    Fantastic
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Sitting at the counter watching the chefs create their masterpieces with such care and attention to detail was incredible! Having eaten at Joel Robuchon next door (which was also amazing) we knew about some of the special touches (eg. different bread choices and bigger portions of mashed potato) and it seemed no problem for our server to get us those little treats. It was VERY expensive but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and atmosphere
    Jhnellorx
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Went there for my bday Aug 4, did the $80 menu that has 2 appetizers, 1 entree and 1 desert. Superb! The food melts in your mouth and the flavours are unreal. The atmosphere was great and the staff were respectful, polite and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food... OK ambience
    SEAdinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food is excellent as is the wait staff. However, the restaurant feels run down. For this price range, I don't expect tattered menus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was excellent! Service was very good! Ambience was fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be prepared for amazing
    Adventures4life
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It was a full dining experience. I've never eaten a better meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegas Highlight
    Bacchus2530
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had to visit Vegas for work and wanted to have a really nice dinner out. L'Atelier was recommended by a friend in the food business, foie gras for dinner. We were seated right away, our coats were taken for us so that we could relax and enjoy dinner. Eddy, our waiter, was not only knowledgeable about the food but was eager to talk about his favorite restaurants around the country. I love it when the server is in love with the food as well. The steak tartare was lovely, I usually like it a little bit spicier but it was delicious. Do not skip out on dessert! It's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wow
    Heartfeltsf
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our experience was amazing- we enjoyed it so much. Watching the food being served is fascinating. I would go again but bring deep pockets!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post wedding meal - amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was our post wedding meal, and there is only 1 word to describe the evening - amazing!! Being a chef myself, I have eaten in some of the best restaurants around the world, and this meal was up there with the best of them! Some of the dishes were probably the best I have ever had!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • domboulet
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    One of the best diner experience I had. I had the discovery menu. The food and the ambience where excellent but I have to say I expected a little bit more from the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Waiters were attentive and friendly!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place in Vegas
    Jolieblonde
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The service was very good!! People were friendly and very patient with us! Good and special food! We discovered a lot of new tastes! Very fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    SnackBuddy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a delightful meal of small plates. Love the presentation and flavor combinations, as well as the open kitchen. Be sure to allow about 2 hours, you do not want to rush.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience.
    ellieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Almost as great as Joel Robuchon next door but not quite. The 5 course tasting menu is an exploratory start though the snapper carpaccio was bland. The veal ravioli tasty but not really worth the $10 upgrade. The calamari was soft and evenly distributed amongst the scallions and sauce, but the tender, moist duck was the highlight of the meal whereas the pork belly confit was a bit contritely pressed as if to squeeze out the flavors. The french baguette and rolls were fresh and definitely Parisian grade quality as were the dessert tarts. Service was up to par as expected for that kind of place. Overall, a repeater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.