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vlad Feb 8, 2007 08:56 AM

Going to Vegas this weekend --- need some help navigating the plethora of eating options.

Any good recs for:

a) something cheap and nasty?

b) special dessert?

c) good steak?

d) best buffet?

e) anything to avoid?

f) especially unique?

Thanks in advance.

  1. w
    WHills Feb 8, 2007 12:07 PM

    Rosemary's was good for lunch
    Wynn or Bellagio for buffet

    1. skylineR33 Feb 8, 2007 07:34 PM

      b) special dessert?
      Jean-Philippe Patisserie at Bellagio

      c) good steak?
      Prime at Bellagio, SW at Wynn

      d) best buffet?

      f) especially unique?
      The 4-storey wine tower Aureole - Mandalay Bay
      Open kitchen expensive counter dining at L'atelier - MGM

      1. Larry Feb 8, 2007 08:10 PM

        a) something cheap and nasty?
        Mermaids Casino (downtown) - deep fried Oreos and deep fried Twinkies. See photo.

        b) special dessert?
        I agree with skylineR33. Try any of the pastries at Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie (other things are good, but pastries are the stars).

        1. v
          vlad Feb 10, 2007 02:57 PM

          Thanks much.

          1. GroovinGourmet Feb 11, 2007 03:15 AM

            Nix the Bellagio Buffet. Spice Market (Alladin/Planet Hollywood) is much better for a bit less cash. I went to Bellagio and was thoroughly unimpressed given the hype. Spice Market was great. Our party of 3 was totally impressed and satisfied.

            With the online coupon, lunch at Rosemary's is $20 for 3 courses. Best deal in town.

            1. The Dairy Queen Feb 11, 2007 04:49 AM

              I don't know if this meets any of your criteria but I really like the giant pancakes at the Terrace Pointe Cafe at the Wynn. Here's a photo


              And, I don't know if it's special or unique in your book, but the fried whole catfish at Lotus of Siam is outstanding.


              1. m
                maestra Feb 11, 2007 05:02 AM

                If you want to get away from the glitz, head down Spring Mountain Road and dine in the Asian district. There's Vietnamese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Thai, and of course Chinese. I haven't had a bad meal at any restaurant there yet.

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