Rate my Vegas meal picks
I'm going to Vegas at the end of the month. Based on research here I've come up with an eating itinerary. Let me know what you think of my choices. We'll be in Vegas Thursday-Saturday. Friday night is our anniversary (4 years) and we're staying at the Venetian. We'll have a car. We want our Friday night dinner to be nice, romantic over scene-y, but good food is the most important. Friday night can be pricey but not ridiculous the other meals should be more reasonable. No strictly seafood or sushi places.
Hit Cupcakery in the way in to pick up a few cupcakes for the weekend.
Dinner at China Grill. This seems to have some mediocre reviews and some really good reviews. I think the menu looks really good.
Friday (anniversary day)
Late Breakfast at Bouchon. I kind of have my heart set on this one since it'll be a while before I'll be able to make it up to Napa for the real thing.
Dinner at Delmonico's. I hope I can still get a reservation. I'm going to call tomorrow. Hopefully a Friday night is easier than Saturday.
Maybe a quick pastry for breakfast at Bouchon. Can we get a pastry to go? Room service?
Lunch at Rosemary's using the prix fixe lunch special.
Bouchon for breakfast is a MUST. You'll love it. Quiche is delicious, and the waffles and French toast looked amazing!
Delmonico's is a great choice. Seared tenderloin with sea scallops--perfection!
Bouchon Bakery is available on the Casino level just outside the elevators that take you up to your rooms (Venetian Tower, not Venezia). No room service with Bouchon goodness--just run down and bring back. Pain au chocolat is divine. And chocolate-filled chocolate eclairs look tiny, but are so amazing and rich, they're as big as they need to be.
Have fun! I just got back from four days there and am already craving an eclair...
Unfortunately, Rosemary's is not open for lunch on Saturday. We had a so-so dinner at China Grill a couple of years ago. I'd suggest substituting a late lunch at Rosemay's on Thursday.
I've heard China Grill is horrible. Reviews on the Las Vegas Review Journal's site tend to be dismal. Why chance it? If I were you, I'd go to David Burke, which just opened recently at the Venetian. His Primehouse in Chicago was wonderful. If you are in the mood for modern Asian, I hear Japonais at Mirage is good.
A friend of mine and I had breakfast at Bouchon on our last trip. He is quite a foodie and we both agreed that this breakfast was not only not stellar, but actually bad.
I much prefer breakfast at the Verandah at the Four Seasons. The Huevos Rancheros are to die for.