The Vegas spin-off of the famous Manhattan restaurant by the same name, Le Cirque offers an authentic taste of France right on the Strip. Helmed by wunderkind Chef Wilfried Bergerhausen, the Michelin-star kitchen serves two different tasting menus -- the five-course <em>dégustation</em> and ten-course <em>prestige,</em> respectively -- that feature artfully plated, modern renditions of classic dishes like sautéed foie gras in a calvados-cider sauce and Japanese Wagyu beef striploin with braised oxtail and bordellaise sauce. The wine list boasts over 900 selections and emphasizes French varietals, which the on-site sommelier will be happy to discuss with you if you'd like a suggestion for pairings. Reservations are highly sought at this vibrant satin-laden spot, so be sure to call ahead and don't forget your classy attire -- the flavors here are boundless, but the dress code is strict.
Le Cirque knows how to present fine French dining in a way few others can match. Executive chef Dameon Evers leads the kitchen team with an understanding of complex, balanced flavors showcased in delicately prepared servings of duck, rabbit, and seafood, as well as ultra-premium Japanese-sourced beef. Meals come in five or eight-course tasting menus, a format that, while pricey, allows guests to control their spending from beginning to end comfortably. The dining room is as charming as ever, with a vintage circus theme, Bellagio fountain views, and an experienced service team, some of whom have been in place for more than 20 years.
How to book: Book a reservation online.