The Other Critics

S.F. Critic Calls Joël Robuchon ‘Just O.K.’

The famed bread selection at Joël Robuchon.
The famed bread selection at Joël Robuchon. Photo: Michael Bauer

Yes, it’s been almost three years since Michelin inspectors last went through and bestowed three stars on Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas (they discontinued the guide after the ‘09 edition), but today Chronicle critic Michael Bauer wants everyone to know that those stars are no longer valid! Writing on his daily blog, Bauer rips into a recent meal there and says he was “truly disappointed” with his “no-star dinner” at the restaurant last week. “No dish blew me away,” he complains, and, to use a phrase adored by Yelpers, “the flavors were just OK.” Also, he was appalled with the tackiness of hanging celebrity photos on the walls. Divorced celebrities like Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, no less! “Are we at the Palm?” he wonders. Ouch. No wonder Michelin skipped town. And, psh, whatever with Las Vegas having better food than New York in Zagat.

My no star dinner at 3-star Robuchon [Between Meals/Inside Scoop SF]

S.F. Critic Calls Joël Robuchon ‘Just O.K.’