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Originally posted by patespo1:
Sorry, couldn't find a more recent thread on LV. Anyone been recently and had any great dining experiences they care to share? We are going in two weeks.

TIA

I think the most interesting restaurant in LV right now is the off-strip-- Americana. It's right next door to the overrated Marché Bacchus. It's also romantic if that's what you're looking for.
Was at the Cosmo last Sept for a birthday party. Ate dinner at Milos and STK...both not bad. Btw long lines at Eggslut for a breakfast sandwich you can get at any NYC bodega.

Btw if you're going with a group of friends, I highly recommend booking the reserve cabana at Marquee Dayclub. Great time.
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Originally posted by PD2K: Btw long lines at Eggslut for a breakfast sandwich you can get at any NYC bodega.

This shows you the power of a good name. It's still a one hour wait at their original location in Grand Central Market. Another example is the business that the San Diego created breakfast place--Hash House A Go Go--inexplicably does. You know there's a problem when most reviews talk about the "huge portions."

I also like, at the mid-level, Yardbird and Seersucker.
I'm not the most highbrow person and I tend to slum it up a bit so you may want to take the following with a grain of salt. And a shot of penicillin. But at least the places are priced reasonable.

As a local I try to avoid the strip like the plague so here are some off strip places (there might even be a few chain restaurants in here):

Breakfast:

The Kitchen Table in Henderson (near DragonRidge Country Club)
The best I can describe this place is Mexican food cooked in a French way? The wait to get in can get long so I'd suggest calling ahead.

Babystacks
Really just for the pancakes. Ifin' ya like pancakes.

Crepe Expectations
Massive stuffed crepes and various flavors of mimosas. Can't recommend this place enough. Seriously.

Truffles N Bacon Cafe
They ain't jokin about that name.

Sushi:

Yama Sushi
There are tons of places of high quality to choose from but I really like this slightly dive place. They have another location but it's not as fun. There's no other way to say it so I'm just going to say it; I highly recommend having a man whore and a wet dream here. Don't worry, they're just rolls. At least at this place. What you do in Vegas on your own time is your own business. If you go here and there's a long wait, don't worry. There's a serious dive casino next door called Dotty's that sells bottles of Stella for $2.50 per while you wait. OR at least they did a few weeks ago when I last went.

Tacos:

Taco Y Taco
About as close as it gets to a taqueria in Mexico. Fantastic tacos and a great selection of hard to find mezcals.

Frank & Finas Cocina
Okay, this one is not what people expect. You could pick this place up and drop it anywhere in Mexico and nobody would know it wasn't from there. Authentic is probably the best word. Second best mole I've ever had. (The first being at Cafe des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta.)

After Dinner:

Due & Proper
Just a fun place with a good beer/drink selection and a good mixed crowd. Also, tater tots with truffle oil, bacon, and cheddar.

Elephant Bar
Best old fashioned in town although they call it a Winston Churchill.

Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Lounge
Horrible selection of wine. Don't go here for the wine. Go for the whiskey and mezcal flights and a cigar.

Blue Martini
aka: Cougar Central But seriously, they do have good martinis and not bad prices during happy hour. Near Double Helix in Town Square.

Tower Creamery
Milkshakes with alcohol located 108 stories up. Cocospresso Shake: Vanilla Ice Cream blended with Malibu Rum, RumChata, Kahlua, and Espresso garnished with a mini donut.

If I think of anything else I'll post it.
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Originally posted by vinofish:
As a local I try to avoid the strip like the plague so here are some off strip places (there might even be a few chain restaurants in here):

My wife and I will be there next week for a few days. We are having dinner with patespo1 and his wife, a couple other forum members, and some friends on the strip, one night, but otherwise I am looking for places to eat off the strip.

I saw Crepe Expectations on an episode of DDD, recently. I love the concept. We will definitely be going there for brunch.

I have a feeling we might end up at Taco y Taco and Tower Creamery as well.

Thanks for sharing.
Just got back from 2 nights in Vegas for a work conference. First night with a buddy at Cut. Still my favorite of the higher end steakhouses. Had an excellent crab and shrimp starter with some puligny montrachet off the by the glass list. American wagyu ribeye was fantastic and cut my have the best onion rings on the planet. 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico was great with the steaks and not the worst pricing I’ve seen for Vegas. I love the char on the steaks at Cut.

Next night at Milos was sooo f’ing good. I’ve been to the NY version but it’s been awhile. Best octopus I’ve ever had and the grilled sea bream main was perfectly prepared. Loved all the sides and other starters as well. Also tried a few Greek whites from ktima that were great with the food. Not cheap but also not something that you can really replicate at home so well worth the tariff.

Stayed at the Wynn. Rooms were nice and spacious but man I hate walking through casinos to get to places. Seemed like the smoke was worse than the last time I stayed there.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
Just got back from 2 nights in Vegas for a work conference. First night with a buddy at Cut. Still my favorite of the higher end steakhouses. Had an excellent crab and shrimp starter with some puligny montrachet off the by the glass list. American wagyu ribeye was fantastic and cut my have the best onion rings on the planet. 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico was great with the steaks and not the worst pricing I’ve seen for Vegas. I love the char on the steaks at Cut.

Next night at Milos was sooo f’ing good. I’ve been to the NY version but it’s been awhile. Best octopus I’ve ever had and the grilled sea bream main was perfectly prepared. Loved all the sides and other starters as well. Also tried a few Greek whites from ktima that were great with the food. Not cheap but also not something that you can really replicate at home so well worth the tariff.

Stayed at the Wynn. Rooms were nice and spacious but man I hate walking through casinos to get to places. Seemed like the smoke was worse than the last time I stayed there.


Good write up...going in a week and will try Cut. Have reservations at Prime ( never been to a Jean George rest)so looking forward to that. Staying at the Trump hotel (jokes welcome)...but really like it as it has no casino or smoke!
My wife and I will be there next week and just quickly grabbed some reservations, so any constructive input will be helpful:

Wednesday - e by Jose Andres (recommendation from a friend and intrigued by the 21 course tasting menu)

Thursday - Searsucker (just grabbed it since we're seeing Elton John at Caesar's)

Friday - Sparrow + Wolf

Saturday - MB Steak @ Hard Rock (for another concert there)
Delmonico in the Venetian was terrific, a group of nine of us had dinner there Thursday. Everything was spot on, steaks, sides, seafood tower, and the service was outstanding. We had 6 bottles and two Mags and had a fresh glass waiting for each pour, and ended up comping our corkage.
Tasting notes to follow when I get home
I've always loved Delmonico. Couldn't go there the last time I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago, as they were closed that evening for a private event. Went to Cut instead, and had possibly the worst steak-centric meal I've ever had. My client agreed that it was definitely worth nowhere near themprices being charged.
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I've always loved Delmonico. Couldn't go there the last time I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago, as they were closed that evening for a private event. Went to Cut instead, and had possibly the worst steak-centric meal I've ever had. My client agreed that it was definitely worth nowhere near themprices being charged.
Surprised to hear that about Cut. I've enjoyed Delmonico but would put Cut comfortably above it in terms of pure food. I think Delmonico is better in terms of overall service though.
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Originally posted by fusionstorm:
I've always loved Delmonico. Couldn't go there the last time I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago, as they were closed that evening for a private event. Went to Cut instead, and had possibly the worst steak-centric meal I've ever had. My client agreed that it was definitely worth nowhere near themprices being charged.
Surprised to hear that about Cut. I've enjoyed Delmonico but would put Cut comfortably above it in terms of pure food. I think Delmonico is better in terms of overall service though.

We dined at Cut a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed everything about it except the steaks. Kind of takes the shine off the experience. Frown

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