ELV note: Once we announced the impending closure of Fleur de Lys, a few readers wondered if the quality would drop off as it plays out the string. The following letter addresses that concern, and also brings to light a situation we have (distressingly/frequently) heard about over the past few months, to wit: The amateurish-to-absent service at RM Upstairs.
We dined at Fleur de Lys Saturday night, and it was very good (with the possible exception of the veal ravioli). The truffled soup and souffle were great. Fleur de Lys was not, however, as good as Sage on Friday night. Sage was a revelation — my sincere thanks to Mr. Curtas for recommending it on this site.
Julian Serrano lived up to its billing and more. I’m dreaming of a return to Las Vegas to work through the rest of the menus at both Julian Serrano and Sage.
RM Upstairs was the unfortunate, lone disappointment. The food was frequently brilliant, but that’s easily the worst service I’ve ever experienced at an upscale restaurant. I really hope they figure things out — the fact that the table of folks behind us actually got up and left may drive the point home.
I’m sorry to hear our disappointing RM service experience was not unique, for the food was often very, very good.
Frustrated Foodie Fan
Dear Triple F,
As happy as we are for Rick Moonen’s newfound celebrity, wethinks no competent management has been minding the store there for some time now. ELV shares your pain, and hopes RM Upstairs gets its act together soon.