What used to be chef Hubert Keller’s fine dining Fleur de Lys has been dialed down to a more relaxed establishment, though we wouldn’t call it “casual,” per se. The dining room remains elegant, while the faux patio seating features leather club chairs, perfect to lounge in for lunch bites like pulled pork sandwiches or a bacon and onion-heavy tarte flambée. Like many other restaurants, small plates are now the norm. Little bites change frequently and highlight various destinations around the world, from beef tartare tacos and kushi oysters, to Korean galbi and gnocchi Bolognese, all meant to be shared before you embark on your own entree. Or make no decisions at all when you get a group together and embark on the Tour Around the World (or a Mini-Tour for couples) and let the chef pick the best for you at a set price. You can get a burger from Keller’s Burger Bar, also located in Mandalay Bay, or you can order a Fleur Burger here, made of Wagyu beef with caramelized onions and mushrooms, served on toasted brioche. Just be sure you’re not ordering the Fleur Burger 5000, which is pretty much the same thing, except topped with more extravagant ingredients like truffles and foie gras, and served with a bottle of 1995 Petrus to wash it down. Oh, and that one costs $5,000.
- Grace Bascos