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Dec 20, 2006 12:46 PM

Solo diner in Vegas, Saturday lunch

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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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      1. re: happensatonce

        The carpaccio at Olives is killer!

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

      2. 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. 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.