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Aug 15, 2006 02:39 AM

Las Vegas - Food Itinerary suggestions

So I've read about a billion posts on LV. We're headed there 9/9-9/13. I think I've got most of the food plans settled on based on recommendations from the board. Here is what I have so far:

breakfast: open
lunch: open
dinner: 6pm at Shintaro (haven't heard a peep about this place on the board but booked as a package with one of our Cirque shows)

breakfast: open
lunch: Commanders Palace
dinner: L'Atelier

9/12: rental car day
breakfast: open
lunch: Rosemary's
dinner: Lotus of Siam

I know one of these days we'll head to Bouchon for breakfast (probably on the 10th) - but that still leaves 2 breakfast slots and 1 lunch slot up in the air. We were thinking perhaps either the buffet at Paris or at Bellagio since there are no buffets on our agenda right now...maybe this will go well on the 10th when we have an early dinner - this way maybe we can forgo lunch?

any ideas/suggestions?

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  1. Hash house a go-go. Do it on your rental car day because it is off the strip. There is one in San Diego as well. Great food and huge portions.

    1. Hello Sashimi,

      We were just in Vegas last week with a rental car. I haven't posted a review yet since we just got back but I think you will enjoy all your choices. We ate at most of the same places: L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Rosemary's, Lotus of Siam, Bouchon (breakfast).

      Two places that not many people mention which were extremely affordable but also surprisingly very good were: Ping Pang Pong in the Gold Coast Casino. This is located next to the Rio and across from the Palms on Flamingo. It was written up by Gourmet Magazine, etc. It is pretty authentic Chinese food and you can tell by the mainly Asian clientele.

      Another great place which we didn't expect to rave about was Burger Bar in the Mandalay Bay. It is in the shopping arcade near The Hotel at Mandalay Bay. The burgers blew us away. We had Black Angus Beef and Salmon burgers that were cooked to order. Plus you have a choice of buns: onion, sesame, ciabatta, plain and wheat. We had the skinny sweet potato fries which were also excellent - not greasy at all. They sat us in a booth with our own flat screen TV which was perfect since my husband and I got to watch ESPN.

      When you have your rental car, I highly recommend Luv It's Frozen Custard. It is near the middle of the strip. If you are driving on Las Vegas Blvd North and pass the Stratosphere, you make a right on Oakey and it's less than half a block away. It looks closed but don't let that fool you. They have been a family institution for 40 or 50 years and make the best frozen custard in many flavors. They are open from 1 - 10 pm and I think they are closed on Mondays. My favorite is their buttercrunch sundae. They also make great rootbeer floats. You can check on the website. We went daily last week and miss it terribly.

      Can't wait to hear your report!

      1. I would recommend going to Lotus of Siam during lunch and going to Okada at the Wynn for dinner. We ordered from the Northern and regular menus, ignoring the buffet at Lotus of Siam. If you can squeeze it in, I truly recommend Okada. I am still dreaming of the tartare tasting appetizer with taro tacos. We also had sushi and their wonderful cod. Don't miss it! It was the best Japanese food that we have had in Vegas.

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        1. re: sfslinky

          I agree about doing Lotus for lunch to open up one more dinner. I would choose ALEX at the Wynn or PRIME or CIRCO at The Bellagio. All three are incredible restaurants.

        2. You can never go wrong with Breakfast @ the Peppermill on the strip in between the Riviera and the Wynn for Breakfast. The portions are enormous....It is a Vegas institution.

          1. A terrific off the stip suggestion is Pane Vino. Sunset Rd...just east of Las Vegas Blvd.
            The service and quality are impeccable.....
            The views are incredible (ask for a table by the window)
            Food is memorable....