Las Vegas has some of the best restaurants in the United States. It is fun to try a different one each time you go. If you are looking for a nice romantic dinner experience without worrying about a budget, then the Restaurant Guy Savoy is a place that you should definitely check out. It is the perfect was to get a taste of Paris without flying there. Located on the second floor of the Augustus Tower in Caesar’s Palace, Restaurant Guy Savoy is the only restaurant in the United States to experience the elegant cuisine of Guy Savoy, all of his other restaurants are located in France. Savoy is an award winning Chef from France and has received three Michelin Stars, been voted Chef of the Year in France, and has received an entry in the Larousse encyclopedia. The restaurant itself has been listed as one of the country’s hottest restaurant by Bon Appetit Magazine.
Guy’s son Frank is the one that runs the show at the Las Vegas restaurant. I have to admit that he does an amazing job with everything from the meal to the presentation of the plates. If you get lucky you may see him walking around the dining room greeting his guests and making sure their meals are satisfactory. When we went it was so busy, that he didn’t get a chance to come out of the kitchen, but we were informed he was back in the kitchen preparing meals.
As you walk towards the restaurant the first thing you will see is 2 large slatted double doors that are made out of a beautiful dark wood. Then as you enter the cathedral-high ceiling dining area you will see light beige walls with the frame outlined in a dark wood, full of unique and colorful contemporary art. The overall atmosphere is very simple but very intimate and modern. Once you get inside the setting is very peaceful and relaxing.
From the large cathedral arched windows you have a view of the tall Eiffel Tower located across the street at the Paris. In all the room isn’t huge, it seats only 75 people. But the tables are spaced out very well where you aren’t located back to back with another table. And for a special dining experience for those that are willing to pay for it, there is a Chef’s table for 6 located right in the kitchen. I was going to ask our server how much that was to sit at but I completely forgot.
The restaurant offers a Bites and Bubbles menu for those that just want a small bite to eat and for those on a smaller budget. You can order some really amazing appetizers to satisfy your snacking hunger. The menu has selections like Artisan Cheese Plate, Oysters in Ice Gelee, Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup, Beef Tatar and Pommes Dauphine, and Caviar by the Ounce. You can order a sampler plate of 2, 3, or 4 choices also to give you a variety of items. Also on this menu are some great glasses of wine and champagne for you to enjoy with your appetizer.
Guy Savoy offers a few different dining experiences for its guests. If you are looking for the ultimate dining experience you can order the menu prestige. This consists of a 10 course meal featuring some of the restaurants signature dishes like Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup, Marinated Lobster Salad, Toasted Mushroom Brioche, caviar and Spiced Crispy Sea Bass. It costs $290 per person.
If 10 courses are too much for you, you can do the TGV menu. This dinner will take approximately 90 minutes and consists of your choice of items like Marinated Tuna, Red Snapper, Poached Monkfish and vegetables and potatoes. This meal is $140 per person and is well worth the price.
They have a pre-theatre menu for $98 for you and your group to enjoy a great meal before seeing an exciting Vegas show. The menu is available from 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm only. For this dinner you have a choice of an appetizer, main course, and dessert. It is a great deal to start your night off right.
The Krug menu is for those that are out for a night on the town fit for a King and Queen. This meal is served privately for you in the room known as the Krug room. This is a $750 6 course meal that is paired with bottles of Champagne for you and your guests varying from different years.
We tried the TGV menu and had Oysters for our appetizer followed by a cup of artichoke and black truffle soup which is out of this world. Then followed by the Marinated Lobster salad and Gelee of Spring Herbs, which was also amazing. For our main entrée we had the Spiced Crispy Sea Bass. The bass is topped with a ginger vanilla fish stock that adds everything to the flavor of the bass. Then for dessert we got to chose what we wanted off of the dessert cart. I chose the chocolate ganache infused with Tonka beans and wow it was the best. I am glad I choose that one. My date picked the strawberry rhubarb.
It was a well timed out meal to give you time to let the food settle a little bit and also for you to enjoy your wine and talk in between each course. Our waiter was excellent and treated us like royalty. It was a very special dinner for the both of us. I absolutely loved the entire experience.
The hours of the restaurant are from 5:30pm to 10:30 pm from Wednesday to Sunday. Then on Monday and Tuesday they are closed. The dress to eat here is fancy, so suit and ties for the men and dresses or dressy slacks and nice blouses for the women. Reservations are highly recommended to eat here.
The atmosphere is very romantic and simple, the presentation of the food is artistic, the food is some of the best I have ever had, and the service is excellent. So if you are looking for a nice romantic dinner, and are not worried about what you are going to spend on the meal, check out the Guy Savoy Restaurant. If you are on a budget and still want to experience this restaurant you can order off of the Bubbles and Bites menu for about $30 a person. Trust me you will not be disappointed in this restaurant at the Caesers Palace in Las Vegas.