155 W. 51st St.bet. 6th & 7th Aves.
Manhattan, NY 10019
I had a wonderful dinner at Le Bernadin. The service was excellent and the wide open decor made it easy to view the hoity-toity New York crowd. Although the ambiance is not condusive to romance, the decadent flavors and the attentive staff contribute to a breathtaking experience. Since our initial dinner there, we have returned each time we go to a Broadway show to enjoy the unbelieveable crepe blini accoutrements served with the caviar...sadly Russian Caviar is no longer readily available here in the states. Addendum 11/30/06 returned again last night. SPECTACULAR in every way. Blissful
It's a must each time I visit New York. Don't miss the pig's feet (most might avoid this dish but it's like nothing you can imagine!) The veal sweetbreads are to die for. The skirt steak is fabulous and whatever Batali is doing with Lamb is always great! The desserts are a must (creme brulee with bay leaves is so delicious) The space is cramped but if you dine between 2pm and 5pm it is usually empty and the service is more attentive. The staff has great wine suggestions to accompany the wide range of delicacies! Can't wait to dine there with Oliver again soon!
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. S.Rue De Monte Carlo
Las Vegas, NV 89109
What an enjoyable off-the-strip dining experience! Aside from the way-too-big blini's with the Caspian Sea caviar, the food was spectacular! The lobster thermador was the best lobster dish I have had in my life, the filet mignon was great for dinner, and the leftovers were fabulous with eggs for breakfast! The service was wonderful anticipating our every need..practically reading our minds. I would no doubt return but next time might try one of the other locations as this was a little too quiet for my taste for a Vegas night out.
8125 W. Sahara Ave.bet. Buffalo Dr. & Cimarron Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
I don't get it. ...at all. If I had a #1 Zagat rated restaurant, I would quickly upgrade my decor and clean up my act. Rosemary's feels dirty from the moment you walk in from the piled high ash trays in the bar area to the ailrline-type salt and pepper shakers on the tables. Maybe it was an off-night...but for a Friday night dinner in Las Vegas, this is not a "must return" in my book. The foi gras was really nice but steer clear from the salmon tartar...simply loaded with mayo and mustard. The veal sweetbreads are lousy but the rack lof lamb was good..upgraded steak knives might cut it!