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IDGuofM Mar 17, 2007 04:27 PM

I'm going to be in Vegas for a few days and am trying to choose between Alize at the Palms and Mix. Can anyone who's been to them give me the pros and cons of each? I really appreciate it!

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    lks to eat Mar 20, 2007 05:18 PM

    dining at emeril's on a saturday night. Any buffet or kid friendly recs? Will be in town on thursday thru sunday.

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      lvnvflyer Mar 19, 2007 08:28 AM

      I would definitely follow the advice of just having a drink at Mix. I've eaten at both; Alize is very good, traditional French food, with a very pretty room and great views. Very good service, as well. Mix is a fantastic room, and there is a balcony, but the food is mediocre and VERY expensive for what it is.

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        IDGuofM Mar 20, 2007 01:59 PM

        Thanks for your help, I've been reading on various sites that Mix gets a lot of mixed reviews. What did you have at Alize and what would you recommend?

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          lvnvflyer Mar 20, 2007 09:09 PM

          I haven't been in a while, but it's my recollection that I had the warm foie gras appetizer (very good) and a fish special, and my so had the veal three ways, also excellent. The other time I went I had the lobster salad and a soup, no entree; the lobster salad is also quite tasty. They had no problem with that. The menu is traditional and the service is excellent, but not stuffy. I also love Bouchon, and recommend the specials and also the chicken, which guests of ours described as the best chicken ever. Burger Bar is also tasty, but I stick with the simple stuff there, and get the burger that is one step up from the basic one....and it's quite tasty. Don't feel the need for the kobe burger....

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        kjs Mar 18, 2007 12:28 PM

        i've been in vegas for 6 days now...part biz, part march madness, and i'm really making the rounds - so far, this week, been to FIX (bellagio ), RM Seafood ( mandalay ), Burger Bar ( mandalay ) , carnegie deli ( mirage ), the obligatory dim sum ( changs ) , and others...a review with some pics will be done in a few days...i loved burger bar ( no pics on that one ) - it ain't cheap but an angus beef, added blue cheese, bacon and carmelized onions, with onion rings....awesome !!! the bill for 3 of us ( and we split 2 burgers between us ) a couple sodas and one beer...$46...it ain't micky d's !!!

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          IDGuofM Mar 18, 2007 03:14 PM

          Thanks again for your help. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures and reading what you thought of all of those restaurants. It's the first time we're going and I don't think we'll get to go back to Vegas for a while so I want to be sure of the places we choose to eat.

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          kjs Mar 17, 2007 09:40 PM

          i can only comment on mix...i was there a few days ago - had drinks and apps - before this visit, i was there about 2 years ago.....i was very disappointed in my recent visit. ultra slow service, cold food - i sent back twice and damn expensive !!

          alize is an outpost of andre's ( still open in downtown on 6th street ) if alize is like andre's, i would try alize over mix for sure...

          given their respective locations, are you trying to get a nice meal with a view ? personally, i would eat at mandalay on the 1st floor, then make the trip to mix for after dinner drinks - it's an awesome view of the strip and the bathrooms even give you a great view !!!

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            IDGuofM Mar 17, 2007 09:59 PM

            Thanks for the insight. I've been reading a good amount of poor reviews about mix, hard to believe with such an amazing chef. Alize on the other hand has been pretty consistent on good reviews. I think alize is also a little less expensive. I also plan on going to burger bar and bouchon while we're there, so if anybody has been to these recently then I'd love to hear about what you thought.

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