Dining in Las Vegas
A year ago I was in Vegas for the first time in my life, so don't expect any great expertise from me. But I must say that dinner at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill restaurant in Caesar's Palace was much better than I expected (considering I don't particularly like his Food Network shows.)
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
I just moved from Vegas. Being a foodie I was sadly disappointed by many meals in Vegas. Before moving there I had heard of the wonders of the food in Vegas (I'm originally from NYC) only to be met by step-sister restaurants. The best, I felt, was Bradley Ogden's at CZR's Palace. Food, wine AND service were always wonderful. The rest, I felt like the staff didn't care as I was most likely NEVER going to come back again. They were right, but not because I was a tourist!
Have not eaten at Mesa (the AC restaurant was v good) or SW. BD Bistro also at the Wynn, was good.
I've always gotten good service in Vegas...they know you have a LOT of choices and if they get a bad rep it can hurt. I do look at boards like this before I go, looking for restaurants that get consistently good reviews and if I hear several complaints about service, I stay away
I've been wanting to go to Bradley Ogden since I had soup and dessert at their bar 2 years ago. They treated me like a VIP, and the food was that kind of food that makes you go "mmmmmmmmm" with every bite. Beautiful and creative food very well thought out and perfectly executed.
We've had dinner twice at Bradley Ogden and stopped in once for dessert late in the evening. We've never been disappointed here. Seems to get overshadowed by the other notable places on the Strip and not talked about much. I had a citrus steamed halibut a couple years ago I still dream about...best fish dish I've ever had I think.
JOEL ROBUCHON AT THE MANSION (MGM)
The perfect "dining experience" all 3 times were dreamy!
The bread cart, the cheese cart, and the petite four cart are worth the trip...aaah, the lardon bread, the gruyerre brioche...mmm, it's been too long...must go again soon.
L'ATELIER DE ROBUCHON (MGM)
Another amazing place...5 times and only one not so good experience thanks to two creepy dudes sitting next to me who tried to put their fork in my food...bizarre.
The fois gras stuffed quail with truffled mashed potatos, the L'eouf (sp), Langostine Fritter, any dessert...again, the bread and butter are soooo good!
and for a more casual touch:
FIREFLY (off strip)
Picasso (Bellagio) is a very special setting (original Picasso artwork on the walls, and a great view of the Bellagio foundations). Food is well executed (langoustines poached in lobster broth with peaches, fallow deer with apples, and creme brulee purses were all standout... although I think the menu changes frequently, if not daily). Service is also top notch.