Vegas Restaurant suggestions

Dec 16th, 2003, 07:28 AM
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Vegas Restaurant suggestions

We've never been to Vegas and have one night scheduled for a fabulous dinner. I need suggestions! Been to Emerils in NO so no DelMonicos, live in Chicago so don't want any chains. Are there any restaurants that embody the Vegas experience-used to spending big city prices so that's not a concern.
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Dec 16th, 2003, 07:36 AM
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After you put Las Vegas restaurants into the search box, you will be really confused!
My favorites are : (they should pay me for advertising!)
Circo at the Bellagio
Prime at the Bellagio
They never fail to please me. The service is top notch, the rooms are beautiful, the food is always excellent.
We don't like Emerils, Onda, and there are a few that are fun LV restaurants , but can be noisy, crowded and spotty service..these two have never failed.
Have fun~
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Dec 16th, 2003, 07:41 AM
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Aqua at the Bellagio was just great, as is Aureole at Mandalay Bay. 2 of my favs!!!
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Dec 16th, 2003, 07:43 AM
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First of all, many of the best restaurants in Vegas are chains: Aqua, Circo, Le Cirque,Pinot, Mesa Grill (coming) etc. My favorite would be Picasso, very romantic, great view of the fountains, service was excellent without being too snooty,food was great, excellent wine list, etc. It's connected with Masa's in San Francisco if you've ever been there. I also liked Pinot Brasserie at Venetian. Friends of mine liked Prime and also the Top of the Strat (or Top of the World) though you'd probably only want to go there for the dinner. They said teh food was excellent and very romantic with the view at night.
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Dec 16th, 2003, 08:16 AM
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Hugo's Cellar, downtown at the Four Queens, is "old vegas" at it's finest. The Tillerman Steakhouse is often recommended by locals.
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Dec 16th, 2003, 08:27 AM
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Thanks all. I guess when I said chain I was thinking chains in Chicago. I know there are a few Lettuce Entertainyou restaurants in Vegas that I'd rather avoid those I can do at home-Bice, etc.
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Dec 16th, 2003, 10:20 AM
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If you want something different try Red Square in Mandalay Bay.
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Dec 16th, 2003, 11:00 AM
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Depends on what you're looking for. One of my favorites is Jasmine in the Bellagio. It's upscale Chinese, not typical family style. For example, if you order a lamb dish, you get a rack of lamb, not sliced lamb with scallions. It has excellent food and service in a lovely room. An added plus is that the tables are not on top of each other, allowing for some quiet conversation.
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Dec 16th, 2003, 11:04 AM
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I personally never miss going to Ah Sin at Paris. I just love their food although I seem to be in the minority (it's rarely crowded when I'm there).

A lot of chains I also like, such as Bertolini's (I believe it's in Caesars).
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Dec 16th, 2003, 11:18 AM
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Is Red Square just for drinks or do they have dinner too?
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Dec 16th, 2003, 12:17 PM
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They have an eclectic menu to say the least, but we opened w/one of their caviar specialties & vodka samplers. Everything was excellent.
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Dec 17th, 2003, 02:49 PM
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We were at Red Square for dinner last Christmas. Great drinks, great atmosphere, great food. I certainly second the recommendation
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Dec 17th, 2003, 06:47 PM
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Chains I think of as restaurants that open in every state all over the country. A lot of those restaurants in LV are the Other restaurant, Le Cirque is in NYC and LV..not a chain.

I loooved Pinot Brasserie at the Venetian..I second that recommendation!
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