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 hand...so what would be fun, casual but a memorable experience????
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.
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!
www.wynnlasvegas.com for a sample menu
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 http://home.comcast.net/~lasvegasvaca... .
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...
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.
Just ate at Mesa a few weeks ago with a group of girls and it was excellent - nice friendly service & good chow.
N9ne is my fave.
Simon's kitchen in Hard rock is good chow as well and friendly "less attitude" service....