Restaurant Guy Savoy
Rating: *** 1/2
Location: Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas; (877) 346-4642; www.caesarspalace.com
Ambience: Elegant, contemporary French restaurant from three-star Paris chef Guy Savoy in the new luxe tower at Caesars Palace.
Service: From seamless (as good as it gets) to argumentative and grating, depending on the night and the servers.
Price: Appetizers, $50 to $90; main courses, $58 to $110; dessert, $22; 10-course "menu prestige," $290 per person (and served only to the entire table); TGV menu ("the 90 Minute Experience"), $190 per person.
Best dishes: Artichoke and black truffle soup with toasted mushroom brioche, tomato tartare with young vegetables and lemon-seaweed granite, oyster in ice gelee, roasted veal chop for two, crispy veal sweetbreads with black truffle sandwiches, watermelon sorbet, lime marshmallow.
Wine list: Huge and mostly French at high markups. Corkage, $75.
Best table: No. 3, in the far corner.
Special features: Champagne lounge.
Details: Open from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Full bar. Valet parking at entrance on Flamingo Road. Reservations taken between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.