Thursday, January 06, 2011

Alex Restaurant at Wynn Closing

In another sign that Las Vegas visitors might be moving away from high end dining in favor of more casual fare, Alex restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas will be closing after dinner on January 15th.

Alex was a Michelin two-star restaurant and was generally regarded as one of the top high end restaurants in Las Vegas.

Chef Alex Stratta will continue to operate "Stratta" his other restaurant at Wynn. Stratta is a more casual, Italian restaurant.

The economy seems to be improving, but many restaurants are still struggling. Last year Hubert Keller's french restaurant Fleur de Lys closed and recently re-opened as a scaled down tapas restaurant. Could other top restaurants like Guy Savoy at Caesars and Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand be in jeopardy?