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May 18, 2007 09:19 PM

First Las Vegas Trip Coming Up - 20 somethings

Hi there, glad to see that chowhound is alive and well in the SW.

I'm going with 7 other close guy friends of mine, we're all about 28. I'll be picking a lot of the food destinations. We will be staying at Treasure Island.

I'm already grateful for finding lotus of siam on here, that will be a must visit.

I am looking for the following tips, plus any others you'd like to throw in

Steakhouse - a place with top notch steaks, and able to get that crust

24 hour eating - good but not fancy

buffets - from what I've read it looks like planet hollywood is the place to go?

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  1. not to limit the steak recommendations, but what I am considering now is Craftsteak, SW, and prime

    1. Really there are so many good places to eat there but, from my own experience...
      Mortons for steaks. - off the strip
      Its an icon in Las Vegas. Just so cool. Frank Sinatra's old stomping ground.
      In the Forum at Cesars Palace is Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab. Excellent food there too. Really good steaks and great stone crab.
      And one of my favorites for buffet food is at La Village Buffet at Paris. Really different and done well.
      Actually Treasuer Island has an okay buffet for breakafast and casual. Not great but okay.
      Remember to wear good shoes if you decide to walk the strip, all of the hotels appear much closer.
      Great Chinese in Wynns- Wing Lei - truly wonderful

      I envy you!

      1. I think the best buffet is Cravings at the Mirage. Truly incredible. Hard Rock is off the Strip and you'd have to drive or take a cab. Only worth the trip if there's an event you're into. Definitely check out Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. Great lunch for a group of guys, and the beach there is very cool. Every casino has some sort of 24 hour eating.

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        1. re: mojoeater

          Personally, I am not into the "rock and roll" scene or any of that stuff.

          However, on my last trip, we wondered into the Hard Rock Hotel's coffee shop for the $7.77 steak and shrimp UNadvertised special. Not only was the food quite good but the vibe was very interesting. Also, they had a lot of very interesting exhibits lining the casino that was well worth the hour it took to walk around.

          And teh food was well prepared.

          1. re: mojoeater

            As a newfound fan of the Spice Market, I guess I'm gonna have to hit Cravings.

            What makes it "truly incredible"? That almost seems hyperbolic when discussing a boofay.

          2. N9Ne for steaks would be a good choice for your group.

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