I have searched and can't find the answer to my L'Atelier questions:
(I've made a reservation for 6 ladies on a Monday evening in March during our 4-day visit from Toronto. It's once-in-a-lifetime for most of our group to travel to Vegas so choices have to be made carefully.)
1) Is it 100% counter seating or could we get a table so we can face each other? Is the counter seating comfortable (e.g. padded chair with a back rest)?
2) What is the price for food only? I'm worried it will be over my friends' budget limits of $100 for a 'nicer" meal. I hear e by Jose Andres is $160 for the tasting menu plus tax, with no a la carte menu options (is this correct?), so that's out even though it sounds better food-wise.
3) Does L'Atelier offer a la carte menu or only tasting trust-the-chef multiple courses? If a la carte, what is the price range of main courses?
P.S. We are also planning to eat dinners at Bouchon, B&B Ristorante, and either Lotus of Siam or Hot 'n' Juicy Crawfish. These dinners have to be $50 per person max budget for food and taxes. I can't seem to prebook Bouchon on open table, but we easily got reservations online at B&B and L'Atelier for March 2012.
We are planning lunches at Mesa Grill, Holstein's burgers or the hidden pizzeria in Cosmo, Wicked Spoon Sunday brunch (instead of Wynn), and one more undecided near Aria spa (perhaps China Poblano, Julian Serrano, or afternoon tea at Four Seasons or ?) Lunches should be under $30 ideally all in.