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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a French restaurant in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, serves up delicious tapas-inspired dishes that are exquisitely plated. With master chef Joël Robuchon, who owns L’Atelier and the adjacent Five-Star French restaurant that also bears his name, you know you’re getting the highest quality ingredients that have been prepared with the utmost care and plated with artistry and precision.
L’Atelier, French for “workshop,” is just that: a restaurant with a centrally located, open kitchen where you can watch the cooks at work. There’s a focus not only on the beauty of the vessels each course is presented in, but also a meticulousness Robuchon is famous for (especially with sauces); you can guarantee every item has been placed on your plate with a purpose. Whether you’re seated at the counter surrounding the kitchen or the tables around the perimeter of the restaurant, you’ll be able to observe as the chefs lay down small garnishes with tweezers or use squeeze bottles to precisely dot each plate — there’s an almost surgeon-like quality to the way each dish is assembled.