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Need a suggestion before "Love" @ The Mirage

Going to the 10 pm show and looking for a good place close by for not more then $100 pp. Nothing too trendy or heavy and there are 10 of us so needs to be good for a group.

TIA !!!

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  1. Bouchon in the Venetian? Simple Bistro food, but done with impeccable care. Prices are well within your range.

    http://www.frenchlaundry.com/bouchonL...

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    1. re: wak

      i am in the same situation and i think i am going to try Japonais, its right in the Mirage and looks great. i was going to do somethng in the Venetian but i hear its a nightmare getting up and down the strip and you have to be at the show way early, so i figured it would just be easier to eat there.

      1. re: elegantelliot

        Well if it makes any difference - the Mirage is DIRECTLY across the street from the Venetian. It would take you approximately 5-10 minutes to walk from inside the Venetian to the Love theatre.

        1. re: lvmanager

          good to know! an thoughts on Japonais as opposed to Tao? :) sorry to mooch off another thread

          1. re: elegantelliot

            I've never eaten at Japonais and I've never heard anything about it so I'm clueless. I would eat at the Venetian and walk over. The only thing that would even remotely interest me at the Mirage would be Stack and that would only be for a casual bite. It's just like FIX when it comes to noise.

            Bouchon is a great choice - fantastic food. As a matter of fact I just walked back in the house from dinner there. Had the salmon rillettes and a rabbit rillettes salad. Both phenomenal as always. The chef sent out a couple amuse as well - one of which was an apple/fennel soup with caramelized apples and cinnamon. Oh. My. God. So good. Finished up with a cheese plate. They just changed all their cheese and the new additions are stellar. Hard to beat with a chimay and glass of white "stickey".

    2. We ate at Okada at the Wynn before seeing (most of) "Love." Yes, the stage broke about an hour into the show, so the entire audience got full refunds. We bought new tickets for our July trip and as of now are planning to eat at B&B before the show. Anyway, back to Okada - they have some bigger tables and I think it would work for a group especially if folks like sushi. Or maybe do the teppan. The Wynn, while not as close as the Venetian, is close enough. Bouchon is also a great idea, we always enjoy it there.

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      1. re: Debbie W

        The Mirage has probably the poorest selection of good restaurants of any of the high-end Strip casinos. Having said that, I can recommend Stack for a before-show meal. I also concur with the Bouchon recommendation (and, for another spot at the Venetian, Pinot Brasserie).

        1. re: Friend of Bill

          Thanks for the suggestions. I agree with the poor restaurants at the Mirage. Bouchon sounds great as long as the walk won't take too long.

          1. re: bigredd

            I have to disagree -- I had a fabulous dinner at Onda in the Mirage this past March.

      2. Would second the choice of Bouchon. Easy walk over. Bouchon is our favorite restaurant in Vegas. I hated the experience at Tao. I have never been to an establishment that was so full of themselves. I think you are made to feel old if you are a day over 30. All image, no class. Never tried Japanoise (sp?), but did enjoy Sensi very much, which had a bit of an Asian slant.

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        1. re: winedine

          Thank you for the suggestions. We went to Bouchon and it was great. Oysters, shrimp, great halibut special. Very good if somewhat over the top service. Waiter oversold some of the dishes but very professional. We will be back and BTW, "Love" is a great show and a must see especially for Beatle fans.