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Oct 30, 2006 01:55 PM

Vegas Strip Meal Help- I am a little overwhelmed.

I need dinner for Thursday and Sunday Night- casual, fun and truly excellent food. Price not really important- but my husband is turned off by high-end upscale settings no matter how good the food- I on the other what would be fun, casual but a memorable experience????

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  1. In Caesar's Palace: Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill. I went there last fall with a group of girls, and we all loved what we ordered. The service was great too, and the atmosphere is pretty casual.

    I also enjoyed Red 8 in Wynn, but I was there for lunch, not dinner.

    1. Try Daniel Boulud @ the Wynn a Classic French Bistro.

      They have wonderful nightly specials and a prix fixe menu before 7pm which is a bargain. You can go as simple as a burger (stuffed w/ foiegras and shortribs), roast chicken or a pizza. Or for something special try the crispy duck confit...or sweetbreads w/ veal cheeks. The restaurant feel is casual and has a view of one of the most spectacular light shows in Vegas....ask for a table near the window or on the patio.
      It will be a memorable evening all around! for a sample menu

      1. How about L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (MGM Grand)? The food is excellent, yet it's very casual. There are a few small tables, but most of the seats are at a food counter. It's by far the best restaurant in its class; only a very few restaurants have better food, all of which are formal.

        See my detailed review at .

        1. I'd head to Lindo Michoacan for some amazing Mexican food...seriously, grandma is cooking!

          Fresh tableside made guac and fresh tortillas. So good! but - NOT on the strip....a short cab ride though...

          1. You might consider Bouchon in the Venetian, N9ne in the Palms, and Okada in the Wynn....all very good food in a more relaxed setting than say a Picasso, Alex or similar place. Fix in the Bellagio is also fun. I think Okada is memorable because the room is very pretty with a "pond" outside; the menu leans towards but is not exclusively focused on sushi.