I had a great lunch at Atelier de Joel Robuchon over the weekend for my bday. I'm from Manhattan and had always looked forward to trying one of his restaurants (never been to any of the ones in Vegas). We went at around 1:30pm on Saturday and waited approximately 10 mins at the bar in the adjoining hotel. We ordered 7 plates off the small plates menu to share, including: L'aubergine (eggplant layered with mozzerella, zucchini and something else), L'anchois (fresh anchovy with red peppers), fois gras, langoustine (with a very thin deep fried shell), l'agneau de lait (with mashed potatoes), le pigeon (wrapped with fois gras, bacon, lettuce?, also with a pot of mashed potatoes), a raspberry dessert (hard to describe, sort of a soup with some sorbet, and some lemony sour gelee, it was a great finish to the meal). Everything was perfect; all the flavors were great, very sharp and distinct, but worked well together. Topped it all off with a nice bottle of cotes de nuit, some espresso, and a very long walk afterwards.
Separately, went to dinner at Chez Rene in the 5th the night before. Very nice cheese plate.