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Andre’s French Restaurant (Original Location)
Quite Simply, The Best!

By R. H. Duke

Chef Andre Rochat, a culinary pioneer, introduced French cuisine and world-class dining 23 years before the growth of French style restaurants or world-class chefs in Las Vegas. With an average 4 1/2 star rating, Andre’s continues to serve classic French cuisine adapting to seasonal changes.

The original Andre’s French Restaurant, downtown is consistently rated as the top restaurant in Las Vegas, and again, voted by the 2003 Las Vegas Review-Journal Readers Poll, Best French Restaurant, Best Romantic Restaurant, and Best Restaurant To Impress a Date.  Highly rated by food and dining critics, numerous awards and accolades earned by Andre’s includes, locally, Las Vegas Life Epicurean, and Taste of Vegas; nationally, Food & Wine Magazine, and Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNa). Chef Andre is also a member of the elite group of chefs who have prepared dinner at the James Beard (Foundation) House in New York City.

Numerous classics as Duck Foie Gras, Frog Legs, Muscovy Duck, and Escargot de Bourgogne delight the palate. And the best, imported Dover Sole I ever tasted was at Andre’s. The French enjoy salad after the main course, and cheese prior to or after dessert. The Plateau De Fromages offers a selection of the finest imported and domestic cheese - a great ending to a perfect meal. And to pair wine with meals, this venerable dining venue presents an award-winning wine list, some dating back to 1945, earning Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for several consecutive years.

Dining in the 1930’s remodeled house is reminiscent of dining in a charming French Countryside home. The incomparable ambiance is intimate, replete with character, and relaxing amid accents of wood-beamed ceilings, stucco-walls, and lace curtains.

It is exquisite classic French cuisine, superior service, and charming ambiance that loyal regulars (including this restaurant critic), international visitors, and faithful new patrons have come to rely on at Andre’s.  Two additional locations: Andre’s in The Monte Carlo, and Alize at the top of The Palms (voted 2003 Best Gourmet Restaurant).

Join the countless numbers of locals and visitors who dine at Andre’s, the Original downtown, for intimate dining, special occasion, or special group function of up to 100. With complimentary valet parking, Andre’s is located at 401 South Sixth Street (2 blocks South of Fremont Street). Quite Simply, The Best! Dinner Mon-Sat. Bon Appetit! Reservations (702) 385-5016.

R.H. Duke is a former restaurateur and a Las Vegas restaurant critic who says “Fine Dining is one of Life’s Greatest Pleasures!”

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