so many restaurants, so little time!

Old Aug 3rd, 2006, 09:05 AM
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so many restaurants, so little time!

my husband and I are escaping to Vegas for the first time and only have 2 nights. We're going to Mon Ami Gabi one night and a friend suggested SW Steakhouse at the Wynn for the other. The Wynn website doesn't show the restaurants and I haven't been able to find any reviews. Does anyone out there know anything about it? Or should we try a different place? I read good reviews about Bouchon, Delmonico's and Postrio but I'm having trouble getting reservations. thanks!!
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Old Aug 3rd, 2006, 09:39 AM
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For future benefit, please put your destination in your heading.

As far as Vegas is concerned: what are you looking for? If we assume a steak place, do you have a budget in mind?

For steak consider: Gallaghers at NYNY, Smith and Wolinsky, Binions on Freemont and for lower price I have a buddy who loves the steak place at Sams town.
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I don't know anything bout SW. My dad ate at Delmonico's though and LOVED it.

I'm eating at Mon Ami Gabi, too
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Maybe your friend was referring to Smith & Wollensky as the "SW" I don't thing there's one at Wynn. There is one on the strip, nearer to MGM.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2006, 12:51 PM
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The Steakhouse at Wynn's is called SW Steakhouse. I suppose the SW stands for Steve Wynn?????
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You're right - SW stands for Steve Wynn. Another restaurat at the hotel, Wing Lei, is pretty much Steve Wynn's name, phonetically, in Chinese.

The Wynn web site lists all of its restaurants, with the main ones showing their menus. Once the site loads, look for the moving bar near the top of the screen. Move left (or right) as needed to "Dining". Click on that, and the restaurants appear.

By the way, SW is an excellent steak house. Some other good Wynn restaurants: Alex (the best restaurant at Wynn, and one of the best in Las Vegas; expensive but worth it), Bartolotta (wonderful fresh seafood), Okada (best sushi in Las Vegas), Daniel Boulud (a brasserie - informal but very good), and the list goes on.
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But if I recall Wynn's is one of those websites that shows menus without even a clue of prices. Why would a place do that? Do they honestly think no one cares about prices? I've looked at menus and decided that the prices were too low for the fine dining I was looking for, as well as too high to be comfortable on a certain occassion. I tend to ignore the place all together if I can't get a feel for what it's going to cost.
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Hi Neopolitan..
I just checked the website and all restaurants at the Wynn have a menu you can download with the prices..I know, when we stay there I want to know what I am paying for before I go to eat there..I hate when some places don't post the prices..
Best to you!
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thanks for your responses. does anyone have an opinion on BOA Steakhouse? It looks exciting and has a great menu. My friend who recommended the SW Steakhouse said that you can view a funky water show from the restaurant, but, the prices do seem really high (even for Vegas) I'm not sure if it's worth it just for a water show!!
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Mon Ami Gabi is a wonderful restaurant.

Delmonico's is a great place for steak.

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill in Ceasars was
a big disappointment. Food was sub par and prices were high.

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We had a really good meal at Range Steakhouse at Harrah's. Also, we had an unbelievable meal at Jasmine at Bellagio...we had one of the best Peking Duck meal ever and the service was A+.

Hope this helps..
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Maybe it's because I live in the midwest, but I would not go to a steak house in Vegas. There are way too many better typ restaurants in Vegas to enjoy! After all, we can all cook a pretty mean steak at home! However, I challenge you to put together Spago's Veal Ravioli or Diablo's tortilla soup. If you like SW / mexican style food, I highly recommend Diablo's at the MGM. Have Fun!
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I have to disagree about Mon Ami Gaby. Unless they thru out the chef our meals 3+ years ago was not memorable at all for our party of 6. Emeril's is supposed to be wonderful as is Delmonicos. Postrio would be a good choice too. My folks recently returned from LV and had a terrible meal at Spago in Caears. They did like the Argentine Churusco (sp?) restaurant in the Mirage. Also DH was taken to a very expensive business dinner at the Wynn's version of Benihana. They were overwhelmingly not impressed. The bill was $850 for 5 peope! Definitely there were some high end saki bottles ordered, but the food was small and not memorable.
I'd say not to miss Roy's which is off the strip, it's a chain of Hawaiian Fusion cusine from Hawaii and they do an outstanding job, all the time. I also like Arnie Morton's Steakhouse.
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Personally, I'm not a fan of Mon Ami Gabi. The food is only so-so and it's very loud, hard to have a conversation. Bouchon is very overrated. The atmosphere is beautiful, but the food quite bland and they aren't always accommodating to particular needs. Postrio can be fun, but more for the bar than the food.

The Effiel Tower Restaurant at Paris is very good. If you get a table near the window, you can watch the fountains at the Bellagio. Beautiful at night and very romantic. We've never been disappointed there. Also, look into Nob Hill at MGM. Fantastic food and cozy atmosphere.
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How about old-style Vegas-- say, Drai's at Barbary Coast? Continental cuisine, still one of the best joints on the Strip.

The churrascaria at Mirage is called Samba, and as the name suggests, it's a Brazilian rodízio-style eatery (servers bring you the grilled meat selections on a skewer until you stop them). I love it (Meat Parade! Carrots with farofa! Feijoada! Caipirinhas!!!), but might be a bit casual for you.

BOA Steakhouse must be an outpost of the LA-based chain. I know the Santa Monica one well, at least for lunch; they use high-quality ingredients and present them well, so you'll get a good meal. The rooms are always stylish and chic.

I really enjoyed my pre-O dinner at Fix (Bellagio). Think stylish comfort food, in a lovely room off the casino floor with absolutely drop-dead gorgeous servers (and showgirl-smokin'-hot bartenders). Then again, while you're at Bellagio, why not try Picasso or Prime Steakhouse?
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