Okay - have looked thru ALL the Vegas boards: Staying at Mirage. I know, I know - but if you HAD to stay there, what is decent?
My sister and I are planning to attend Beatlefest at the Mirage in June. We are going to be hunkered down there for 2-3 days, partying Beatle-style (also plan to see "Love", of course), so it's no use trying to steer us away on the Strip - probably the most we would do is walk across the street to Bouchon (IF we manage to tear ourselves away for THAT).
Beatlefest is the priority here, but we also love good chow, so....
What's good? I've got that Stack is pretty decent. How about Sunday Brunch at Cravings? Grabbing a sandwich at the deli? Let's have it, gang!
I'd agree that Stack is decent, but not much more than that. It depends on one's expectations. Think of it as a trendy restaurant/bar that happens to serve food, and it's pretty good. Think of it as a fancy restaurant that happens to be trendy, and...well...it disappoints.
I'm not a big fan of buffets, and of the 7 buffet meals I've had (at Wynn, Bellagio, Paris and Mirage), my breakfast buffet at Cravings was my least favorite by far. Hopefully the Sunday Brunch will be better.
Carnegie Deli serves outrageously large sandwiches, but the quality is not so great. I've eaten there many times - I too stayed at The Mirage, and kept hoping for improvement - but was disappointed by everything except their hot dogs (pretty good) and chocolate chip cookies (also pretty good).
Even their ice cream place (Coconuts?) is mediocre - not bad, but not as good as any of the better places in town.
Hmmmm...I'm not being very helpful, am I? About the best I can say is that I haven't tried Japonais or some of the other restaurants; maybe they're better.
Just walk across the street!!! I just got back and dined at Bouchon's, great as normal. Downstairs B&B is wonderful, expecially for pasta. New places opened next door, Morel's, by June the rest of the Palazzo will be open and running well.
Walk a little to Caesar's and hit Mesa Grill, I love it there in spite of folks not liking Bobby. Drop dead French at Guy Savoy's, just bring a bucket of cash.
Mirage is a great place to gamble, nice polker room but not known right now for the best eats.
i thought i read somewhere that one of the nyc hotshot chefs is opening a high-end burger place at mirage ...not sure when it is opening ... maybe before you visit....can't remember the name of their high-end chinese place but it was very average and very expensive ( at least for what they gave you ) never tried japonnais...personally, i like stack but take it for what it is....consider social house next door ( i will be posting a review very soon ) at TI..... the deli is okay...it's a deli for crying out loud .... what do you expect ? i believe california pizza kitchen has re-opened...very average place....good luck
Aurora50: Hey, another Beatlefest attendee here! The con was great in 2007, can't wait for 2008! I'm a Vegas local, and would LOVE (hahahaha) to help you out with reccomendations. Alas, i'm at work right now, and i'll get back to this post and give ideas in the next 24 hours. Carnagie deli's good, but if you are not wanting to leave the convention..Oh, don't worry, i'll be back ASAP with some HELP! (*giggles at her own Beatles-jokes!*)
Of all offerings in the Mirage, I like Japonais the most. It gets a lot of flak here but I've been twice and they consistently served good food albeit it won't be a culinary experience and they do not have the freshest or most exotic sashimi if you're hard core but all their cooked dishes and rolls and carpaccios are good to very good. I also heard some here complained about snobbery but I never personally experienced that. Heck, I went both times when I wasn't staying at the Mirage.
Sunday brunch should be fine at the cravings provided that you're not looking for gourmet. Everything is perfectly edible and won't be offensive.
If you've been to the original Carnegie Deli, you'll be disappointed in the Mirage version.