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We're staying at the Mirage, but location within Vegas doesn't really matter. I'd like something that would really wow about 25 people total, an amazing dinner experience never to be forgotten. Any suggestions?

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  1. Dinner on top of the Stratosphere. The only good restaurants I found in Vegas were the Steakhouse and The Petrossian in Bellagio and the Italian restaurant at The Golden Nugget. Oh! And Fat Burger near the Monte Carlo.

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    1. re: bigmackdaddy

      One of my Chowhound's Rules of Thumb:

      #1: If a restaurant has a special gimmick, the restaurant will use that gimmick for all it's worth in hopes that you won't notice how bad the food is.
      Corollary: If the restaurant moves in any way, whether it's because it's on a boat, or rotates at the top of a building, this goes double. Especially if it rotates at the top of a building.

      The view at Top of the World will certainly knock their socks off, but the food is not so hot, and overpriced for what you get. I like other people's suggestions of Picasso. Mix at Mandalay Bay would get you a great combination of dazzling food and spectacular views. Tons of people on here are chattering about Joël Robuchon's pair of restaurants. Joël Robuchon at The Mansion will quite possibly be one of the best meals you have ever had, anywhere, but with 25 people your bill is going to be at least $12,000. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon is equally likely to dazzle, and costs considerably less.

    2. Alex and The Wynn. It is incredible. Commander's Palace can also handle a large party; the food is terrific as is the service (it is in the Aladdin Shops, very easy to find). And Prime, the steakhouse at Bellagio, is also wonderful.

      1. I would recommend Picasso @ Bellagio, especially if the clients are into wine. We do about 3 board dinners there/year, and they have never let us down. If you go, request a table overlooking the fountains.


        1. I haven't been there, but what about Robuchon?

          1. I've eaten at Joel Robuchon at The Mansion, and it truly is an incredible experience. However, there are some potential drawbacks:
            (1) Price. Figure at least $500/person - more if you get some really nice wins.
            (2) Suitability for a large group. I'm not sure if they could handle such a large group. There's a garden room that might conceivably work, but I don't remember if it's large enough or private enough.
            (3) Figure a meal there will take at least 3 hours, perhaps 4.

            1. Last time I was there I had an excellent meal at the steak house at the Palms (Nine I think)

              and then you can have fun upstairs at Rain overlooking the city.

              Have fun!

              1. Maybe it was ghost bar on top of the palms - either way a fun post dinner spot.

                1. Hands down Alex. It is expensive but so worth every cent. The best meal my DH and I have ever had and we have had some good ones (we dine somewhat regularly at a James Beard nominated chef's restaurant). Amazing, both service and food.

                  1. Daniel boulud Brasserie. I think it isone of the best restaurants in the county let aloone vegas. The scenery alone is worht the trip get a big table outsdie and watch the mountain light show. Its on a lake. I wish Iw as in vegas. The food is very moder french / american.

                    1. Craftsteak in the MGM is great. It is a farily typical steakhouse, with a very cool vibe. Not the typical wood and red leather.