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L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a Four-Star French restaurant in Las Vegas, was created by master chef Joël Robuchon as a place where fine food would be freed from the constraints of dining room service and the pomp and circumstance that’s usually on display at French restaurants. He opened his first L’Atelier in Paris as a 40-seat, small plates restaurant. The concept did so well that it’s been replicated all over the world, from London to New York to Hong Kong.
L’Atelier, located on the ground floor of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, has a centrally located kitchen where diners can watch as the chefs prepare food and meticulously plate each dish. There’s a lot of interaction between diners and the service staff — who quickly refill water, bring drinks and can help you with any food allergies or dietary restrictions — as well as the kitchen staff. In fact, the chef who created your food just might deliver it right to your table or seat at the counter. If you’re in a small group or with just one other person, we highly recommend sitting at one of the 33 seats at the counter, which surrounds the open kitchen. There, you’ll have the best view of the chefs using tweezers to lay down garnishes or squeeze bottles to dot each plate.