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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:42 pm
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If it's not too Niles Crane can I ask for your advice please......

We are going to Vegas in September this year and I would appreciate some advice on good places to eat. I am looking for very nice food, not lowest cost per head in town.

Last time I was there (two years ago) I liked Bobby Flay's in Caesars and Bouchon in Venetian was ok but overpriced for what it was. Red Square in Mandalay Bay was poor imo.

More current advice very welcome..... ideal range would be $75-$150 per head. $200 per head for exceptional ok too. $2 + coupons help not required Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:20 pm
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If you have people in your party that have never been to Vegas before then try Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris and make sure you get a table outside on the terrace so you can watch (and cool down from) the fountains at the Bellagio opposite.
http://www.monamigabi.com/vegas

If you have been to Vegas many times and just want a great restaurant then try Ferraro's.
http://www.ferraroslasvegas.com/
I would love a restaurant like that closer to home.

For cocktails and views try the Voodoo lounge at the Rio.

For Downtown style, and one of Mrs B's favourites, Hugos is superb but go with an empty stomach and order the hot rocks.
http://www.hugoscellar.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:24 pm
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I was there in 2008 and had a great time at Bradley Ogdens in Caesars...

Fine dining with some great wines (ask the Sommelier for a local Californian - top drawer) followed by one of the best selections of whisky i've come across.

The barman gave me a free tasting session which was fantastic from what little I remember... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:31 pm
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I go to Vegas to eat as much as anything else. I agree re Red Square, thought Bouchon was pretty good, Mesa Grill (the Flay place) better than it had to be for someone so showbiz in Vegas.

Alize at the Palms is v.good, Cirque at the Bellagio
I think I also had a good meal at Mon Ami Gabi..but the evening was a blur.
Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse is also good.

Joel Robuchon is next on my list (they have a casual Atelier there too which is supposed to be just like the one in London)

I am jealous - not there for a while now!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:16 pm
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Wolfgang Puck's Cut I thought was good at Venetian/Palazzo - steak if that's your thing and good quality - fairly pricey though....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:07 am
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great stuff - thanks all. I really appreciate you taking the time to reply.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:29 am
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Craftsteak at MGM is an immense steakhouse - best I have ever had

Olives is also good italian at the bellagio

Neros in Caesers is also pretty good damn good.

Man I need to go back.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:51 am
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craftsteak and cut at palazzo both really good as mentioned earlier

can someone more clever than me at this add this to the sticky vegas thing as i will revisit in when i next go
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:56 am
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I had one of the best meals I've ever had in my life in Texas de Brazil, which is one of the Brazilian buffet type places where they bring round loads of different good quality meat, cooked to your liking. It's a cab journey north of the strip, I found it because it was the top rated steakhouse on yelp (which also rates the other places recommended very highly).

I also had the best salad I've ever eaten (not usually one to particularly enjoy salads) at a wedding reception at Wolfgang Puck's Chinois but this has since closed Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:20 am
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Best meal I ever had was at the buffet in the Flamingo.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:46 am
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thanks again for all the info - one last question, does anyone have opinions on the best restaurant at Aria. It wasn't even built last time I was there.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:03 am
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Joe The Elegance Beevers wrote:
If you have people in your party that have never been to Vegas before then try Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris and make sure you get a table outside on the terrace so you can watch (and cool down from) the fountains at the Bellagio opposite.
http://www.monamigabi.com/vegas

If you have been to Vegas many times and just want a great restaurant then try Ferraro's.
http://www.ferraroslasvegas.com/
I would love a restaurant like that closer to home.

For cocktails and views try the Voodoo lounge at the Rio.

For Downtown style, and one of Mrs B's favourites, Hugos is superb but go with an empty stomach and order the hot rocks.
http://www.hugoscellar.com/


Gold info. All three are on my rota for the trip now. Ack on a Ferraro's closer to home, it reminds me of many in silicon valley/San Francisco when I used to work there. The website for Hugos looks like a scene from a 70s porn movie, but the menu looks good and hot rocks sounds right up my street. Thanks for taking time to reply.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:01 am
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When the WSOP used to be downtown at Binions Hugos was packed out every night and it was really difficult to get a table. It was like a who's who of poker. Downtown generally isn't as busy as it was though and the move of the WSOP to the Rio and the sale of the Horseshoe has hurt.

The sommelier at Hugo's is from Leeds and a decent bloke too Smile

PS If you do go to the Voodoo make sure to have a Witchdoctor!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:28 am
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Joe The Elegance Beevers wrote:
When the WSOP used to be downtown at Binions Hugos was packed out every night and it was really difficult to get a table. It was like a who's who of poker. Downtown generally isn't as busy as it was though and the move of the WSOP to the Rio and the sale of the Horseshoe has hurt.

The sommelier at Hugo's is from Leeds and a decent bloke too Smile


Very Happy Just for the record I am not insinuating that the sommelier or any other member of the staff at Hugo's was ever in a porn movie. Besides from when the picture looks like it was shot they would have to be in a wheelchair by now.

I am 100% going there now if for no other reason than to pay homage to the good old days of classic WSOP.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:55 am
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Some excellent tips, in particular Texas de Brazil, and the Mesa Grill (pork tenderloin at the Mesa...ask Simon Galloway)

My top 3.

Musashi on Paradise. Slightly off strip so non touristy. Japanese steak-house/teppan/sashimi/sushi. My fave in Las Vegas lately. I had never had kobe beef before and ended up there 3 times in a week. Ask for Tiger the chef, and sit at the Teppan not the main room.


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Brio in Town square (near Texas de Brazil), classy Italian with a difference. Half price appetizers at the bar, but great value for amazing food regardless. My former fave before Musashi was discovered

http://www.brioitalian.com/location.html?id=25

Carnevino in the Palazzo is an Italian high end steak house with great food and a killer wine list. Cool

Hope this helps.

Kevin

p.s: Lemongrass at Aria is an excellent Thai restaurant.
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