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Vegas Suggestions--Restaurant

Johnny_UtahJohnny_Utah Posts: 402Subscriber
I was hoping to get some good suggestions...

Headed over to Vegas for probably 4 days and my Wife is going with me. I was hoping to get some restaurant ideas. I usually go by myself and I don't really venture out of the casino.

Good food is the priority. Also, any suggestions on any good lounges would be great. We aren't the nightclub type but would like to have a night out.

Any suggestions welcome. We have a 7 year old and don't get a lot of time out alone.

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  • ThehammahThehammah Posts: 7,083SubscriberProfessional
    http://lotusofsiamlv.com/

    thai food. I thought it was ok but everyone else seems to love it..

    http://kaizen-sushi.com/
    I absolutely LOVE this place.. they are open very late and the sushi has NEVER dissapointed me.

    https://www.bellagio.com/en/restaurants.html

    Prime Steakhouse is for meat, but they have others also looking out over the fountain...

    Now within some hotels I have eaten at the top of the Mandalay bay.. nice view , very expensive and the food was decent.. but honestly I prefer a good steak and Bellagio has great restaurants right by the fountain. Might have to toke them to get seat by the window..

    hope this helps..
  • the_dude_abides Posts: 325Subscriber
    edited April 2016
    Brunch suggestion: http://www.venetian.com/restaurants/french/bouchon.html

    My girlfriend and I have gone to Vegas twice, and brunch here is the only mandatory stop.

    Cocktails:
    https://www.caesars.com/cromwell/things-to-do/bound

    Last time I was in Vegas (December) this was the best cocktail bar we tried. It was somewhat small, but there was plenty of room (not many people) and had a pretty relaxed atmosphere. Drinks were solid, but I have a feeling I haven't yet found the best Vegas has to offer in this category.
  • GusFritschie Posts: 102Subscriber
    Mandarin Oriental lobby bar (20th floor or something) has great views and good (but pricey drinks). I like Cut for steak, Kabuto (off-strip) for sushi, and I think Chada Thai (off-strip) is better than Lotus (which is also off strip).

  • Johnny_UtahJohnny_Utah Posts: 402Subscriber
    Thanks @thehammah....Definitely think I will be checking out the Bellagio restaurants. And my Wife is a big Sushi fan....So we will hit Kaizen.

    @gusfritschie I had read some reviews about the lounge in the Mandarin Oriental....Glad to hear you enjoyed it also. I was planning to take her there or in Mandalay there is the Foundation Room I think that has great reviews and awesome views.

    Stayed at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Saturday night. Beautiful resort but I expected more from the hotel rooms. Obviously no casino close (besides Green Valley Ranch)....so Saturday night was just about us relaxing.

    Moving closer to the action tonight! Thanks for the suggestions people!
  • BartBart Posts: 5,725AdministratorLeadPro
    +1 to Chada for thai food. I think that there is a consensus that it is the best thai food now in Vegas.

    Monta for Ramen.
    Raku for Japanese exotic
    Kabuto for sushi

    I'd definitely go l'Atelier in MGM which is the sister restaurant of the Mansion. You could also go to the Mansion as it is Michelin 3 star restaurant but you'll need a jacket, a lot of $$ and there is a lot of pomp and circumstance.
  • GusFritschie Posts: 102Subscriber
    I have also ate at Raku (off-strip) and it was excellent and something you will not find everywhere.
  • tujacs Posts: 4Subscriber
    I spend about two months in Vegas each summer. I really think the best steak in town is at Oscar's at the Plaza downtown if you're headed that way(great restaurant, crummy casino). Oscar Goodman (ex-mob lawyer, ex-mayor (his wife is the current mayor) owns the place and I think it's an ego thing with him about having a great restaurant, best steak, etc. They really do a good job.
  • BartBart Posts: 5,725AdministratorLeadPro
    tujacs said:
    I spend about two months in Vegas each summer. I really think the best steak in town is at Oscar's at the Plaza downtown if you're headed that way(great restaurant, crummy casino). Oscar Goodman (ex-mob lawyer, ex-mayor (his wife is the current mayor) owns the place and I think it's an ego thing with him about having a great restaurant, best steak, etc. They really do a good job.
    What about the place at the bottom of the Four Queens?
  • ThehammahThehammah Posts: 7,083SubscriberProfessional
    I had dinner there a few years ago. meh. prefer mortons
  • Johnny_UtahJohnny_Utah Posts: 402Subscriber
    edited April 2016
    Bart said:
    tujacs said:
    I spend about two months in Vegas each summer. I really think the best steak in town is at Oscar's at the Plaza downtown if you're headed that way(great restaurant, crummy casino). Oscar Goodman (ex-mob lawyer, ex-mayor (his wife is the current mayor) owns the place and I think it's an ego thing with him about having a great restaurant, best steak, etc. They really do a good job.
    What about the place at the bottom of the Four Queens?
    Funny you guys mentioned this place....It's Hugo's Cellar....Really unique setting and a really great steak! They really do things right. Table side salad ( I know, I know....who wants to hear about the salad...HAHA) is really fresh and really - really good. I ordered the filet with a horseradish crust (I'm a horseradish fan obv) and I have to say, one of the best filets I have ever had. And I am usually not a fan of sauce or anything on my steak...but this was done really well.

    I will deff make this a regular visit in LV.

    We also made a trip to Raku.... @GusFritschie is right, not something you find everywhere. I enjoyed it and it was deff an experience. My Wife was not crazy about it....but it was worth the trip.

    Thanks for the suggestions. So many damn choices in LV.

  • crunchy Posts: 25Subscriber
    Late in this discussion but I like eating :)

    In this category I tend to discount Anthony Curtis's reviews as he tends to go value over quality.

    http://www.eatinglv.com/ is a good website.

    For the PLO8/BIG O types there was a younger asian kid named Victor with sideways ball cap playing in those games (and playing well) a few years ago that seemed to have great taste (if not a bit snobby) and infinite knowledge about food in LV. If you find him take his suggestions.

    Spring Mountain rocks. I have had a lot of good meals along there. I didn't check out Raku this year, but in previous years I noticed that mini-mall seemed to be a haven for awesome food. The sushi bar there might be second in town to masa. I like the Japanese curry place. I've tried many other places along that street and havn't had a horrible meal yet although there is a fair bit of variation in cost and quality. And of course Spring Mountain is close to the Rio so it makes for a obvious meals during the WSOP.

    I did try one of Anthony's suggestions this year in Echo and Rig and enjoyed it. Got away with a steak, appetizer, and a bottle of wine for under a bill and thought it was a good meal. Also tried Alize at the Palms and had a fairly good but not awesome meal. Also tried Ferraro's. Meh.

    Juliano Serrano at Aria is fun. You can have a nice meal only crossing the casino from the poker room and if you are alone it is fairly easy to get in at the bar. The greek seafood place at the Cosmopolitan (?) is pretty pricey but good. They use to have an early happy hour fixed price menu that was fun and great for poker players wanting to eat before the ring games started getting good.

    Oscar's downtown I am ambivalent about. Hugo's cellar I am also some what ambivalent about. If you are down there you should consider the steak house at Binion's. LVA has a coupon (25% FWIR) if you are looking for value.

    Years ago Michael's at the Barbary Coast was just amazing fun. Pretty expensive, but the ambiance and food made for an awesome experience. It was priceless to watch my mate squirm over the date menu and then just almost melt for the food. I have no experience with Michael's now that it is at South Coast.

    Related to food the beer experiences in town have gotten much better. I don't think you can beat the Atomic downtown for a combination of taps and funky ambiance. Staying downtown start working around noon at the funky coffee shop across from the Cortez, wander down for a mid afternoon beer at the Atomic, come back for a drink at the Griffin and then go find a good game. Late night tacos at Tacos El Gordo before going to bed. Too fat but very sassy.
  • IAM_Redeemed Posts: 46Subscriber
    Google District One and go there. Absolutely amazing food. And Bart's right about Monta for ramen. Just like Japan.
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