In 1974, Sirio Maccioni opened the first Le Cirque restaurant in New York City, combining colorful circus décor with delicious French cuisine. Le Cirque launched careers of illustrious chefs such as Daniel Boulud, David Bouley, Alex Stratta and Geoffrey Zakarian. With its additional location at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, reservations are hard to come by so plan ahead. With its rare AAA 5 Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide 5 Star rating, Le Cirque Las Vegas demonstrates it is one of the top restaurants in the nation.
Dinner at Le Cirque begins with a variety of breads presented to the table. You may choose the degustation menu or the prestige menu which is designed for the entire table. Each course, your server will refresh the bread with new choices or ones you request. To start you will want to try the Maryland Blue Crab served with Russian Osetra Caviar. A popular second course is the sautéed foie gras, prepared perfectly and served with strawberry fragoli compote. The Mediterranean Sea Bass is a delicate third course and is served with crisp potatoes, leeks and a pinot noir reduction. The Wagyu Ribeye is perfectly executed but if you can, upgrade to the Kobe for an additional cost. It is worth it. Another fourth course choice is the Veal Cheek which is citrus glazed. The top dessert is the Chocolate Ball which splits in half as the server pours warm chocolate over it to expose the hazelnut cream interior. Le Cirque Las Vegas may be a splurge but it is worth it.
- AAA 5 Diamond
- Forbes 4 Star