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Solo diner in Vegas, Saturday lunch

sweetpotater Dec 20, 2006 12:46 PM

My plane lands in Vegas at 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday and I have most of the day to kill before my friends show up. I'd like to have a great meal before I have to do the whole compromise thing with the group. I do not like breakfast foods, so I'm thinking lunch.

I want to stay within walking distance of the Bellagio/Venetian/Aladdin orbit. I do not like Mexican, Indian or Creole food, but anything else is fair game. Price no object. Buffets okay too. Any suggestions for a fantastic meal?

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    saeyedoc Dec 22, 2006 06:50 PM

    Try Cafe Ba Ba Reeba at the Fashion Mall. Tapas, so you can try more than one thing, even with one person. Lot's of solo diners. I went by myself, sat outside and had the shrimp with red pepper and garlic butter and the dates wrapped in bacon. Yum!

    I had lunch at Delmonico when I was there, excellent steak. More of a businessy environment.

    Quite a few delis in the hood, at the Wynn, TI, Mirage. Caeser's.

    You could always take a quick cab to Lotus of Siam.

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      JoeyH Dec 22, 2006 06:34 PM

      How about Mon Abi Gabi at the Paris Hotel?


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        gerbera Dec 21, 2006 04:09 PM

        I went to Mesa Grill located in Caesars for dinner although I understand they serve lunch. While technically "southwestern" I didn't really find it as such. food was pretty tasty though not spectacular.

        I was going to say Commander's Palace in the Desert Passage but I'm not sure it qualifies as Creole or not.

        1. happensatonce Dec 20, 2006 05:51 PM

          We really enjoy Olives for lunch right in the Bellagio - sit at the bar and order the beef carpaccio. Enjoy the fountains right out the window.

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            lvmanager Dec 20, 2006 05:59 PM

            The carpaccio at Olives is killer!

            Just thought I'd throw that in there. Heh.

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            lvnvflyer Dec 20, 2006 03:42 PM

            I have never been to Delmonico's, but people rave about it, and I believe they do lunch. You might also consider Bouchon; boht of these are at teh Venetian (which is, it should be noted, a fair walk from the Bellagio). I also think Mariposa, the restaurant in Nieman Marcus in the Fashion Show, does a nice lunch.

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