As a change, we decided to checkout the Las Vegas branch of Bouchon Bistro, a French bistro cuisine opened by acclaimed chef Thomas Keller. Located upstairs in the Venetian, this restaurant has the ambiance that you would expect from an upscale bistro.
Upon out waiter’s recommendation, we tried the Sweetbreads (see above – $13), which was prepared perfectly but not a dish that I would try again. There was nothing wrong with it, just not my type of dish.
For our main course, we tried the Poutlet Roti. As you can see from the picture below, it looks like a big pile of chicken, which is exactly what it is. As you would expect, it was prepared perfectly, but I’m not sure the ambiance and name makes the price tag worth while. Of course, if you are price conscience, you shouldn’t be coming here.
If you like excellent service, and upscale French bistro and you happen to be in Vegas, check this place out.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd.
S Las Vegas, NV
Funny, I had the same reaction as you. I've always wanted to try a Thomas Keller restaurant (i.e., the French Laundry). I had a chance to go to Bouchon, and I was underwhelmed. I was expecting Christmas or Fourth of July in my mouth, and a party in my pants, or whatever.
It was all good, but not so good that I swooned. Maybe I was expecting too much, but for those prices, one expects a taste celebration of grand proportions. I wanted a roll-your-eyes-back goodness, and as good as it was, it wasn't quite there.
Glad I wasn't the only one underwhelmed.