must have been an off night. Wow, we did the tasting menu with wine and it just was not worth $700. They could cut the price in half and it is still not worth it. We went downtown to a restaurant called Vic and Anthony's in the Golden Nugget and it was fantastic. This was our most disappointing meal!
Among Las Vegas' Best Gourmet Restaurants. Alex ranks with Andres,Picasso, and Fleur de Lys as my favorite gourmet restaurants. I've eaten there twice in two months and both visits were memorable.The room is dramatic and the service is impeccable. The escargot tart and veal with sweetbread ravioli were exceptional.So are the prices, but Alex is well worth it. I recommend Alex to all.
Simply superb. Very good food and served elegantly
Just superb. The service was elegant and the food quality excellent
A Las Vegas Gem. Alex is exceptional,even among Las Vegas'fine restaurants.The room is beautiful and service is low key and correct.All dishes were expertly prepared and attractively presented.The veal with sweetbread ravioli is a standout as is the escargot tart starter. Expensive,but well worth it
Having dined at all of Jean George's restaurants in NYC, several of Joel Robuchon in NY and in Paris, Pierre Gagnaire, etc... I have to admit that Alex proudly fits into this magnificent row. The overall experience, from the reception (seating strictly on time) through the service, decor and food quality was truly outstanding. The MUST have item is the risotto appetizer...it is just soooo good!
As far as pricing - it is rather on the expensive side, but it is worth every penny.
Looking forward to repeat this delicious experience next time in Vegas. Bravo Alex!
What happened?. After reading the reviews and checking out the menu posted by the entrance my friends and I made a reservation for 3 at 9PM. When entering the restaurant, we were wowed by the decor and the attention to detail. Two of us ordered from the prix fixe and another had the tasting menu. Some starters (cauliflower puree, shellfish fritter [i forget which], procuitto on a breadstick, tuna tartare on scallop chip) were good (fritter, tartare) to what the heck (procuitto)? The 1st course from the tasting (yellowtail with osetra) didn't work as flavors didn't flow. They also gave us (who had the prix fixe) a langostine ravioli which was ok. Second course of the tasting (scallop) tasted good but didn't impress. 3rd of tasting (foie gras) tasted like regular liver, not foie gras. Our prix fixe app of cheese agnolotti and lobster were nothing spectacular as the flavors just weren't there. The entrees ranged from mushy and tasteless (stuffed rabbit), to overly salted and mushy (wagyu beef on tasting menu), to average (turbot with what we called a water sauce because it had no taste). The tasting menu pre-dessert (passionfruit cheesecake) was way too tart, and the prix-fixe pre-dessert was an average panna cotta. Actual desserts of a sort of strawberry shortcake was ok, and my lemon "souflee" had a nest of caramel strands that was too dense and felt like glass in my mouth even in small bites, and was mostly ignored. The actual lemon crepe was something I would learn out of culinary school (of which i am attending). For $150 for prix fixe and $200 for a tasting menu, we were sorely disappointed. We left without touching the pettite fours because we were in too much of a hurry to leave. We did talk to the manager and they were kind enough to remove the tasting menu from the bill. Maybe it was because the head chef left at 8PM, but still, a poor experience from a 5 star restaurant.
For French Cuisine (which is the king of all cuisines) this is the real deal.
The Alex resturant is a true dining experience. Top notch proffesional opperation in every way. The roasted Langoustine with Foie Gras Quenelles is simply the best culinary experience i have ever had. I am a classicly trained chef with over 25 years in the business and i take my hat off to the entire staff of Alex.
Chef Stratta your menu is above excellent
David Vothknecht 905-689-2068
Most Elegant Experience in Vegas.
My boyfriend arranged this dinner as a prelude to seeing La Reve at The Wynn. From the moment we were seated at our table, I felt like a queen. Instead of having me lay my evening bag on the floor, I was brought a small stool to place it on. From that moment on, I knew this would be a special experience.
We enjoyed champagne and a wonderful meal and outstanding desserts. My boyfriend commented that this was the most expensive meal he's ever paid for, but we had a very memorable experience...both for dinner and afterward at the show.
Although this restaurant is not one I would frequent often, it's definitely my pick in Vegas for an elegant and memorable evening. The service was impeccable and and staff was very gracious.
Just like what I've expected to be. Read some reviews on Alex on Citysearch, and decided to make a dinner reservation there for 7 people this past Saturday. It was great! -- but it's quite costly. Our total bill was close to $2000. The service was awesome, didn't enjoy the Foie Gras as much, but the rabbit was good, and the dessert was excellent. Be warn -- it took us 3 1/2 hours to finish our dinner. A friend had to order a double shot expresso during the meal to refrain from falling asleep.
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