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Mar 28, 2008 10:52 AM

Late lunch/early dinner in Vegas?

We are off to Vegas at the end of April. I already have my dinner dining plans arranged and booked.

On the Saturday we are catching a show at the Palms (around 7.30pm). As a result we we would prefer eating at around 3-4PM that day. This seems to rule out huge swathes of interesting/renowned restaurants that only open at 5. We really don't want to dine at 5, then feel rushed.

Any suggestions on somewhere good that opens for this strange time? Neither lunch nor dinner :) We are staying at the Venetian, price isn't a concern, nor is cuisine, we eat everything and anything as long as its good!


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  1. I know you said you don't want to dine at 5 but if you eat at the Palms you could and not feel rushed. N9NE is really very good and 2.5 hours is plenty of time. Besides if you are seeing a concert at the Pearl I am going to bet the act doesnt take the stage till 8 or 8:30 you could call the box office the day of. Also the new Palm Tower opened a Kerry Simon restaurant...I always enjoyed Simon's place before going to see a show at the Hard Rock.. 2 hours is plenty for a Simon restaurant.

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    1. re: Justjenn

      Before you leave the Venetian you could eat at the Grand Lux Cafe, and I also think Bouchon has a bar menu during the afternoon.

      1. re: Eujeanie

        Enoteca San Marco at the Venetian is a possibility. They are open all day and their food is tasty and interesting. Mario Batali is the propriotor. I especially enjoy the Italian wine list with some excellent by-the-glass selections. I seem to make it to Enoteca on most of my Vegas trips.

    2. The Palm steakhouse at the Forum Shops is open for lunch and dinner. In addition, the Palms has a free shuttle between the Palms and the Forum Shops. I think it runs once an hour. It is best to call the Palms for the times thje shuttle runs.

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      1. re: Eric

        One option is to dine at the Palms which would afford you sufficient time to enjoy dinner and drinks beforehand without feeling rushed or to dine immediately after the show. Little Buddha opens at 5:30PM, NOVE at 5PM and both remain open until 11PM.

        1. re: westie

          Thanks for all the feedback guys, very much appreciated!


      2. I am a big fan of Mon Ami Gabi. And at that time of day you sit on the patio outside. Wonderful view and the food is consistantly above average to excellent.