Thomas Keller is the only American chef to have been awarded simultaneous three-star ratings from Michelin for two different restaurants (Per Se and The French Laundry). So having the Las Vegas incarnation of Bouchon land on three of our culinary lists, with its sister bakery landing on another, probably isn’t that big a deal to him. Among our panel of experts, however, it’s quite the accomplishment.
While Keller excels at haute cuisine, Bouchon showcases his pristine approach to French bistro fare. So you can enjoy charcuterie and oysters at the zinc bar, a relaxing weekend brunch in sight of the pool, or a full dinner of steak frites, roasted chicken or leg of lamb in the dining room. It’s a combination that landed the restaurant on the surveys of a diverse group of local experts, including a tiki bar owner, one of the city’s top mixologists and an employee of a competing luxury casino.