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Vegas - 2 NYC girls seek great food and lively Strip dining -- not "serious" food

skigirl Oct 23, 2006 11:05 PM

We're usually quite serious when it comes to food, and I've eaten at many of the "fine" Vegas restaurants already. This trip, however, we want to forego the Robouchon, Picasso, Savoy-type fine dining scene. I have two dinners to plan and I'm taking a Vegas virgin. Where, other than steakhouses and sushi places do you suggest?

Many thanks!

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    dlesicko Oct 24, 2006 08:09 PM

    If you are looking for hot places with good food and good scenes, I would suggest Stack or Japonais at the Mirage, Social House at TI, or Tao at the Venetian. Other possibilities could be Simon at the Hard Rock or Mix at THE Hotel, though I have heard very mixed reviews of the food. Good Luck and have fun!

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      Cinnamon Oct 24, 2006 03:57 AM

      If you're starving and want a quick quiet bite, Rum Jungle's cuban steak sandwiches at lunchtime are wonderful. (In Mandalay Bay)

      1. Debbie W Oct 24, 2006 03:54 AM

        Second the recommendation for Fix at the Bellagio. Good food and really fun atmosphere - and it's open to the casino, very lively.

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          lvnvflyer Oct 24, 2006 12:29 AM

          Mix is great for drinks, but I was disappointed in the food there. N9ne at the Palms, although purportedly a steakhouse, is a fun place with a very varied and enjoyable menu. I'd also consider Fix, in Bellagio, with which you may already be familiar. I think the food is fun and it's a great place to people watch. Okada at the Wynn is great, and although is has a sushi focus, it actually has quite a varied menu; the room is beautiful, and although it is good food, it is not a "production" meal like the Guy Savoy, Rubochon, etc. Also worth considering might be Cafe Ba Ba Reeba for tapas in the Fashion Show....good food, reasonably quick, and fun people watching especially if you can sit outside....

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            BabyBee Oct 24, 2006 12:27 AM

            Ahhhhh Nooooooo!!! You must go to FAT BURGER!!!! No elegant dining there, but the burgers are pretty awesome!!

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              Cuppy Oct 24, 2006 12:12 AM

              You might like Mix at Mandalay Bay, very hip, fun & good food. The Wynn nightclub is not good. Pure at Caesars or Light at Bellagio are probably the two best in town. You might also like the Palms or Hard Rock for a younger crowd.

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              1. re: Cuppy
                skigirl Oct 24, 2006 12:15 AM

                Thanks for the input. Am v famliar with the nightclub scene, Prefer Light when it comes to nightclubs (particularly as I stay at the Bellagio). Right now, though, focused more on the food. :)

              2. skigirl Oct 23, 2006 11:33 PM

                Thanks much. We're having brunch the first day at Bouchon (one of my faves), and I've got reservations at Robuchon in NYC just before the trip, so I should add another clarification, french food is out. Sorry for all the caveats!

                1. seal Oct 23, 2006 11:28 PM

                  Mon Ami Gabi is fun if you can get a table outside.

                  I'd also suggest one of the nightclubs, maybe going to
                  the Wynn.

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