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Apr 26, 2007 08:31 AM

MGM Grand to Rosemary's

We have reservations at Rosemarys and we are staying at the MGM grand. About how many miles is long in a cab?

Also..we hard that the Fireside Lounge at the Peppermill has a fun scene and decent food. Any thoughts?

Dave wanted to eat at Mesa Grill but we can't get in for dinner till 10:30 at night. We are going to try an early lunch walk in and try eating at the bar. I don't see Mesa mentioned much as a Vegas "must do" spot. ??

Thanks alot.

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  1. We recently took a taxi from Bally's to Rosemary's and it was close to $30 with tip. It took about 25 minutes around 5 PM.

    And yes, Mesa is must do. If you are able to go at luch, it has many of the same menu items at a lower price. I've been there the last 3 times I was in Vegas, had something different every time (as did the firend I was with) and it was all fabulous!

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    1. Mesa Grill is one of those places where either you love it or you don't. I'm on the side that doesn't love it. I've never been a fan of Bobby Flay or his food so maybe I'm biased but when I ate there I was thoroughly unimpressed with everything I ordered. Everything, and I do mean *everything*, was served to me lukewarm at best - bordering on cold. The dishes themselves were uninspiring and lacked any forefront flavors. I've not been back and really have no desire to return. I do know that there are people here who really like it and to each their own. However, you won't catch me there.

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      1. re: lvmanager

        I ate at Mesa grill last week and I will not be back. I had the grouper (a fish) that was, except for being way over salted, basically tasteless. Since you are at the MGM Grand, try Nob Hill. My SO and I really liked the food and the service was great. Try to get one of the semi-private booths oppisite the bar. I had the fish (I forget thename, but it was not the baked halibut) which was a four star treat.

      2. suebro is right, it should take you about 25 minutes. Rosemarys is a wonderful off-strip choice.

        I'm a huge fan of the Fireside Lounge at the Peppermill mainly because it reminds me a Vegas long lost. As a native, you see many places come and go but Fireside has managed to stick around for quite some time. Perhaps its the romantic, old Vegas nostalgia that hits you right when you sit down. In my opinion the best time to go is later in the evening when the "post-club" crowd rolls in. The people watching potential is through the roof!


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        1. re: RebJaeBoe

          Thanks! I think we'll do Rosemary's and Fireside for sure. I heard Nine Fine Irishmen is a fun place to go.

          We are seeing Spamalot at The Wynn on May 1st and thought about eating at D. Boulud..or however it is spelled. They have a prie fixe from 5 or 7.

          We appreciate good food, but we cannot afford to eat at the "celebrity chef" spots. Well, maybe one time. All I know is Dave wants a good steak.

          Thanks for the responses.

          1. re: melly

            Well it sounds like nobody agrees with me in this bunch about Mesa, but last time I was there I had the best filet I've ever had anywhere! !nd the raw tuna nachos appetizer was also wonderful.

          2. re: RebJaeBoe

            Have you ever ordered the fruit platter??? omg!

          3. I like the bread basket at Mesa Grill but otherwise have been unimpressed. It is less crowded and less expensive at lunch.

            One thought is to eat in the coffee shop rather than the lounge at the Peppermill, and have a drink in the lounge before or after. Both sides are worth spending some time, especially if you can score a spacious booth at the coffee shop. I don't think they serve the full menu of the Peppermill in the Lounge.