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Apr 11, 2007 03:51 PM

Vegas Eats

I know there are a lot of Vegas posts, and I have read through a fair amount of them, but I'm going to ask for some fresh suggestions anyway. I plan on hitting Lotus of Siam while I'm in Vegas since we love Thai food and I've read some positive comments on this place. Other than that, I need some help. I've been to Las Vegas a few times before, but can't think of any meal that stood out, except maybe my steak at Gallagher's in the NYNY.

I'll be in town for a wedding, so it's not really an all out slurge type of trip. I'd like to hear some recommendations for mid-level places serving great food. We will probably go out for one nicer meal, but nothing in the way of the $500 pp places often mentioned as the best. Also, what's a Vegas trip without gorging on a casino buffet. I heard that Bellagio was the best in terms of offerings. Is that still the case? We are open to any cusine, so all suggestions are welcome, as long as they stay in the $50pp and under (we can stretch a little for a great place).


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  1. The general consensus amont my friends is that the Rio has the best buffet. I haven't been since I was a kid, mainly because I don't like getting cabs if I don't have to, but I enjoyed the buffet at the Mirage. I'd avoid Circus Circus (too many kids) or the Sahara, but Harrah's had a decent lunch buffet.

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    1. re: MeAndroo

      I haven't been to the Rio recently, but I think the Bellagio is hard to beat (especially for dinner). Alaskan king crab, huge peeled shrimp, chilean sea bass, lots of other seafood choices, great salads, decent sushi and good desserts. Still my favorite buffet.

      1. re: TDS1

        We hit up the buffet at the Bellagio at the end of March and it was a good deal with excellent food (in terms of a buffet). King crab legs were excellent, had swordfish and excellent sea bass, very tasty pumpkin gnocchi, a meat bar featuring lamb, duck, prime rib. etc. To top it all off the desserts were phenomenal. We went on a Wednesday around 7 or so and it was packed. We waited in line for around 30-40 minutes. But, they run a well oiled machine and the food was worth a little wait.

    2. Killr Mex at Lindo Guac and fresh made tortillas...mmmariachi!

      1. You should definitely try the buffet at the Mirage called Cravings. I've been to the buffets at Rio, Harrah's, Circus Circus and Bellagio and I think Cravings was the best. This buffet doesn't have that "cafeteria" style food. Instead, they have big, plump shrimp and crab, peking duck and roasted pork -which I haven't seen anywhere else. You can always ask to see it before you eat it.
        I've been there 3 times now and everytime, I've been very happy and very full.

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        1. re: ceejoi

          Cravings certainly gets the job done for me. Plus I always seem to do well on those Mirage tables...I should probably stick around longer.

        2. You don't have to spend $500pp to get the best meal in Vegas. Drive or take a cab to Rosemary's. In my opinion, it beats anything on the strip including all the famous chef clones. (I'm sure I'll take heat over that statement!) Bring it on!!!

          1. I love Hash House a Go Go for breakfast. The food is great!