The intimate, stylish interior at Ohlala French Bistro gives this modern French bistro food a fitting backdrop. With a large choice of plates to share, tartines and a full menu, along with a wine list that won't break the bank, Ohlala is a good spot for an evening of lingering over delicious food and conversation. Like many terrific off-the-Strip finds in Las Vegas, Ohlala is nestled in a strip mall in the 'burbs, but the savings on your tab (as compared to any French restaurant on the Strip) will probably make up for the drive. On the starters side, a generous charcuterie plate serves up to four, and other appetizers include escargots, French onion soup and baked brie. Dinner entrees include flank steak with red wine and shallot sauce, pan seared sole, rack of lamb and roasted Cornish hen.
Recommended for French because: Ohlala French Bistro is a neighborhood restaurant serving noteworthy French cuisine in an inviting space.
Terrisa's expert tip: Brunch is served on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features a menu full of reasonably priced dishes and a $16 bottomless mimosa.
While the people-watching at Mon Ami Gabi is unparalleled (if you score a seat outside, there's nothing like the street-side view of the Strip from the patio), the food is also worth noting. There is always something new to try on this classic French bistro's ever-evolving menu. Traditional menu favorites include the onion soup au gratin with bubbling baked Gruyere and the trademark steak frites. The Wild Escargots de Bourgogne with garlic-herb butter is also highly recommended, although you'll find no shortage of delectable dishes to choose from. To complement the cuisine, an extensive selection of more than 80 boutique French wine varietals are served by the glass or bottle from the restaurant's rolling wine cart.
Recommended for French because: Mon Ami Gabi offers hearty and rich French bistro dishes in an atmosphere that matches the food.
Terrisa's expert tip: In addition to the main menu, Mon Ami Gabi also has a dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu as well as a gluten free menu. All gluten-free dishes include gluten-free bread.
Located on the 11th floor of Paris Las Vegas' half-sized Eiffel Tower replica, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant truly takes Vegas dining experience to new heights. Serving an exquisite menu by acclaimed chef J. Joho, the French restaurant not only features breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip, but also one of the best views of the Fountains of Bellagio in town. While the atmosphere is truly remarkable, the fare is just as fantastic, featuring an assortment of delectable dishes sure to please even the most discerning diner. You'll find caviar, foie gras and a wide assortment of seafood. House specialties include the grand seafood platter, Beef Wellington and roasted rack of lamb. Lunch and weekend brunch menus are also available. If you're thinking about a romantic meal for two at the Eiffel Tower, ask for the table facing the Fountains of Bellagio, which are directly across the street.
Recommended for French because: The Eiffel Tower Restaurant is known for wonderful French food and its romantic ambiance.
Terrisa's expert tip: Since the Eiffel Tower is the perfect place for a special meal, be sure make your reservations far in advance for holidays like Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Partage describes itself as a modern French dining experience, and its menu and sophisticated ambiance validate that description. Tasting menus are offered with three, five, seven or eight courses ($55 - $120). An appetizer menu offers plates the table can share, like braised octopus, goat cheese or escargot. A la carte dishes can be served in individual portions or large portions to share between two or three people. Selections include Iberico pork, whole fish or an 18-ounce rib eye, grass fed, smoked with the diner's choice of Applewood or hay and served with potato gnocchi, mushrooms and sauce. Desserts are made daily. A full selection of wine and unique cocktails is also offered.
Recommended for French because: Partage offers delicious French cuisine with its own distinctive and creative style.
Terrisa's expert tip: In addition to a drink menu full of tempting adult beverages, Partage also offers three mocktails. The Basil Fizz, Rouge Desir and Tropical are refreshing and non-alcoholic.
The pretty exterior of Bardot Brasserie will entice you to come in, and the menu will give you so many wonderful sounding options that it might be difficult to choose a dish. This Parisian cafe's dinner and weekend brunch offerings include selections like the Escargot Bardot, wild Burgundy snails wrapped in puff pastry shells or French onion soup with Perigord truffle. Steak frites are offered in four varieties: filet, grass-fed flat iron, grass-fed NY Strip and double-cut rib eye. A raw bar features crab, Maine lobster, oysters, jumbo shrimp cocktail and caviar. An extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu ensures that guests will have an appropriate beverage for their memorable meal.
Recommended for French because: Bardot Brasserie offers guests a charming, Parisian-style decor to go with the bistro fare.
Terrisa's expert tip: Among the amazing array of dishes, table-side service of Beef Wellington and Baked Alaska is offered. If you're looking for a way to impress a date, this is it!
Noted Chef Guy Savoy has his only United States restaurant in Las Vegas. Recipient of several culinary awards and accolades, Guy Savoy was once a finalist for the James Beard Foundation's Best New Restaurant of the Year award. Epicurean indulgences here include the chef's signature artichoke and black truffle soup, available on all menus, including the Forbes, Flavors and a la carte menus. The Flavors Menu truly lives up to its name with dishes like the seared foie gras with sea urchin and pomegranate or the lobster with a "trilogy" of carrot and tortellini. Restaurant Guy Savoy also has a Krug Chef's Table, a 2-6 person experience that provides an intimate view of the kitchen while serving a menu created to pair with Krug's Champagnes.
Recommended for French because: A meal at Guy Savoy is an epicurean indulgence in French dining, from the impeccable service to the artful dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: Reservations are best made well in advance at Guy Savoy, and once you reserve a table, be sure to call and cancel if you can't make it. A $150 per person fee applies for no-shows.
Located on the 23rd floor of Waldorf Astoria, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire boasts an innovative menu that infuses the simplicity of classic French cuisine with a modern spin, a fusion for which the three-star Michelin chef is revered in today's culinary world. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a dramatic glass staircase leading up to a suspended wine loft, the restaurant's most striking feature is arguably its lighting, which incorporates more than 300 gold globes designed to look as if they're floating in the air across the ceiling. Menu selections change seasonally, though Twist always showcases the finest cuts of beef available. Vegan and gluten-free options are available as well.
Recommended for French because: Twist gives diners a menu of innovative, acclaimed French cuisine, along with amazing views of Las Vegas.
Terrisa's expert tip: Twist offers a selection of hand-crafted cocktails in addition to its extensive wine list. Try a creation like the Pink Raspberry, made with Hennessy VSOP Cognac, Chambord, lime juice, raspberry, and rose lemonade.
The bold cuisine of famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni has earned this Strip restaurant consistent acclaim. The timeless menu features classic and contemporary French fare that's enhanced by a superior wine selection, attentive service and an elegant and whimsical circus-themed interior. Designed by Adam D. Tihany, the vibrant colors adorning the dining room come together with the exquisite cuisine to deliver a feast for guests' eyes and their taste buds. Diners can choose from four artfully crafted menus: the Dégustation Menu, the 10-course Menu Prestige (intended for the table to share), the Pre-Theatre Menu, a Vegetarian Menu and the least expensive fixed menu option, the $108 prix-fixe menu. Don't forget the desserts and cheeses menu, which is filled with irresistible treats.
Recommended for French because: The cheerful, circus theme at Le Cirque is a playful backdrop for some of Las Vegas' best French food.
Terrisa's expert tip: Le Cirque's extensive wine list offers more than 900 selections from around the world, with an emphasis on the best French wines. Two sommeliers are on hand as well.
The MGM Grand is home to two restaurants from Chef Joel Robuchon, the celebrated French chef. Of the two, L'Atelier is known as the more casual, slightly less expensive of the restaurants. An open kitchen gives diners a view behind the scenes, especially for those sitting at the counter. While L'Atelier isn't as ultra posh as its sister, the eponymously named Joel Robuchon, it's still an elevated, high-end dining experience that's priced accordingly. Course selections include dishes like langoustine, Iberico ham, a beef and foie gras burger and Wagyu beef ribeye with potato puree. Since this is a French restaurant, the desserts are divine: creations like Le Cafe, coffee chantilly, chocolate sable and coffee ice cream. The red, stylish interior has a clean, classic ambiance that suits the cuisine well. Reservations are recommended.
Recommended for French because: With a sleek, modern decor and a menu of Chef Robuchon's incomparable fare, L'Atelier ofers some of Las Vegas' best French food.
Terrisa's expert tip: Be sure to have one of L'Atelier's signature cocktails, which are crafted with top-shelf ingredients. The one-of-a-kind creations include drinks like the Le Rubis, made with Champagne, St. Germain, Pomegranate, yuzu juice and bay laurel.
Joel Robuchon offers lavish, award-winning French food that leaves diners talking about it long after the dessert is over. Created by Chef Joel Robuchon, the fixed menus showcase precise portions of perfect French Nouvelle cuisine, using only the finest meats, seafood and produce available. The 16-course degustation menu is the star of the restaurant's offerings, but diners can choose from other fixed menus. The bread and dessert carts, as well as the wines, earn the highest marks for quality and taste. The restaurant's traditional French cuisine will enchant food enthusiasts, and the beautiful setting evokes the ambiance of Paris in the 1930s. A meal here is a multi-hour experience and a splurge that can easily cost four figures.
Recommended for French because: Joel Robuchon's fine French dishes are creative, beautiful and full of incredible flavors.
Terrisa's expert tip: Make your reservations at Joel Robuchon as far in advance as possible. It can be hard to get a table at this exclusive, intimately sized restaurant.