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Three nights in vegas...where must i go?

Hi fellow Chows,
I am coming to vegas for 3 nights this August. It is my first time coming and I am most excited about the food. I wanted to know the top-three places I should visit. I don't want to mss out. I am kind of interested in the celeb chef eateries, but really, in the end, its the food that matters most....thanks.

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    1. Olives in Bellagio is cant miss, do sit outside.
      Mesa Grill is the best of the 'star' chef restaurants, by far.
      Mandalay Burger bar is also off the hook

      But #1 is Sensi.. hands down.

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      1. re: yankeefan

        mesa grill the best "star" chef restaurant..... not by a long shot, maybe the worst...

        1. re: eatdtown

          Lets agree to disagree, but I love the place. Ive never been close to disappointed but do appreciate your opinion. I found the food remarkable.

          Please, please, please if you are an east coaster like myself do not let yourself miss out on the in n out burger experience. It was truly up to the hype that was built up in the double-double.

        2. re: yankeefan

          Sensei is fabulous, I agree. Their bread is made in a tandoori oven and is the best I had in that town (hard to find good bread there, yes?)

          Absolutely disagree about Olives. Todd English is a good ten years past his prime. He prides himself on using seasonal ingredients, then serves butternut squash ravioli with sage in July! Very dissapointing.

          Michael Mina's Cookbook Tasting Menu was fantastic, as were the wine pairings. Staff was so wonderful, too.

          1. re: chefbeth

            Completely agree on the bread- some of the best I ever had was at Sensi. and if you like spicy dips, this is the place. Service was also wonderful as was the scenery.

            Only at Olives one time but I did enjoy it- I had the fungi pizza app and the grilled squid/octopus but have heard things on both ends in terms of the restaurant.

        3. Sensi
          Golden Steer
          Areole
          Michael Mina

          Sensi is good and so is just about any place in the Bellagio but call before you go and make reservations.

          Skip the buffets all together.

          If you like steak and old Vegas style the Golden Steer at the Sahara is a fun and filling place to go, and they will tolerate your best Sinatra impersonation.

          I keep hearing good things about Areole and Michael Mina's but I have not been to either of these in Las Vegas. The other locations of both are excellent. In addition, Areole has wine angels to retrieve your bottle. Fun to watch and an extensive wine list if you are into wine.

          1. prime at bellagio
            alex at wynn
            l'atelier at mgm

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            1. re: raider

              How is Prime? I almost did it, and now I kinda wish I had tried it...
              Would you say it's better than Mortons and Ruth Criss ??
              Whats you take? Brian

            2. You know, it's tough because people seem to have widely varying opinions about every restaurant.

              But I loved Sensi, Delmonico and Michael Mina on my last visit (last summer). I also really enjoyed Okada. On previous visits I've had great meals at Nine, Prime, Le Cirque, Olives, Emerils. I'm sure I'm missing some. I think it's hard to go wrong with Vegas dining.