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Best place to have lunch near Venetian?

saeyedoc Nov 10, 2006 01:57 PM

Will be staying at the Venetian and attending a conference at the Sands Convention center tomorrow through Tuesday, what are my best bets for lunch within walking distance?


  1. sivyaleah Nov 10, 2006 03:06 PM

    What kind of food are you looking for? Price range?

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      saeyedoc Nov 10, 2006 03:48 PM

      Any kind of food, as long as it's chow worthy. Inexpensive (or at least a good value) if I'm paying, any price if I can get a drup rep to take me out.

      No mexican, unless it's amazing, since I live in San Antonio. Will be eating other meals at LOS, L'Atelier and Wing Lei.

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        rileypiley Nov 10, 2006 04:12 PM

        Delmonico offers lunch, you can view the menu online. The prices are cheaper but the quality and service are the same as dinner.

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          melcarr Nov 10, 2006 04:28 PM

          We always have at least one meal at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba when we stay at the Venetian and it's always good. It's right across the street from the hotel in the mall and it's out front.

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            WineTravel Nov 10, 2006 04:35 PM

            Breakfast is best, followed by lunch which is vg (more so than dinner) at Bouchon in the Venetian... it's a bonus of staying at the Venetian... it's in the new bldg.

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              Michelle Nov 10, 2006 04:47 PM

              Actually, the coffee shop at the Venetian is very nice. It's huge, doesn't look like your typical coffee shop and has an extensive menu, so everyone can find something they like. We liked it very much, and ate there more than once.

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                saeyedoc Nov 10, 2006 04:53 PM

                Isn't it run by the folks from Cheesecake Factory? I so, dosn't sound real appealing or chow worthy.

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                  sivyaleah Nov 10, 2006 05:20 PM

                  Tintoretto upstairs in the Venetian shopping area (St. Marks Square) is pretty good and nobody seems to talk about it. They have great pizza actually. Also has a sit-down cafe - moderately priced sandwiches and regular italian type plates, good service and people watching. They also serve great breakfast. One of our favorites.

                  1. re: saeyedoc
                    Michelle Nov 10, 2006 09:48 PM

                    Where did you hear that? That's news to me! Well, we ate there twice and did enjoy it and found it chow-worthy. To each their own I suppose!

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                      Dave Feldman Nov 11, 2006 05:26 AM


                    2. re: saeyedoc
                      The Dairy Queen Nov 11, 2006 01:17 PM

                      Yes, it's affiliated with the Cheesecake Factory. I ate there a couple of years back (I had some kind of burger) and what I remember most is the giant portions. I remember wishing I had ordered the warm chcolate chip cookies in advance...I think you need to give them 20 minutes notice. For whatever reason, I was really in the mood for cookies out of the oven.


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                    WineTravel Nov 11, 2006 01:55 AM

                    From what I heard the "all day" rest. is run by Cheesecake Factory management, but couldn't call it Cheesecake Factory cause of contractual obligations, however it is very solid. VG for what it is and good for bkfst, a sandwich, etc... but Bouchon blows it away for breakfast. Great pastries at Bouchon and much more laid back than the hustle bustle of the coffee shop place.

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                      westie Nov 11, 2006 09:06 AM

                      Palm restaurant in the Fashion Show Mall has an excellent luncheon special.

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                        lvmanager Nov 11, 2006 09:10 AM

                        Technically the Venetian/Sands is catty-corner from the Fashion Show Mall and Cafe Ba Ba Reeba is in that mall.

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                          Larry Nov 11, 2006 12:36 PM

                          The Palm is at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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                            westie Nov 12, 2006 10:55 AM

                            Duh - sorry. Yes the Palm is located in the Forum Shops at Caesar's.

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                          Friend of Bill Nov 11, 2006 12:54 PM

                          Get a little taste of "old Vegas" - walk up the street about 200 yards to the Peppermill, and have a burger.

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                            Debbie W Nov 11, 2006 04:36 PM

                            I wouldn't recommend a burger at Peppermill. The one I had was grossly dried out and flavorless. Maybe stick with egg dishes there. But I'd head to Ba Ba Reeba in a second before the Peppermill. I want to like the Peppermill because the vibe is so great but the food was very lacking in our two or three visits.

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                              Friend of Bill Nov 11, 2006 10:56 PM

                              That is too bad, as I have had several burgers there, and all have been really good! I agree that it is by no means the best in town, but the atmosphere is certainly tops.

                          2. s0memale Nov 12, 2006 06:30 AM

                            Bouchon for breakfast. Grand Lux Cafe isn't bad at all!

                            1. zuriga1 Nov 12, 2006 12:01 PM

                              I'd go have the buffet lunch at Paris.

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