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cristeen Apr 20, 2008 01:20 PM

We're planning a trip to Vegas for my husband's 40th birthday this summer. I'm looking for the absolute best food to be had. Price is not a concern. We're not terribly interested in alcohol. We go to Vegas to eat. We'll be there for 4 days, so I'm looking for recs for breakfast, lunch and dinner. To give you some idea, last time in Vegas we ate at Rosemary's and Joel Robuchon @ the Mansion, and had the absolute best meal of our lives.

Are we stuck going to these same places to find this caliber of meal again? I've been reading menus and none of the other high end restaurants seem to excite me as much. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to visit these places again, but I'd also like to try something new. We've visited a couple places on prior visits that were just disappointing in quality.

How about breakfast/brunch buffets? Again, not looking for the best price, looking for the best food. I know a lot of people are crazy about the seafood buffets, but that's not a concern here... we have access to all the good seafood we might want, living on the coast.

So if price weren't an issue, where would you love to eat in the Vegas area?

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    The Old Man Apr 21, 2008 07:14 AM

    I'm a Picasso person.

    1. azbirdiemaker Apr 20, 2008 11:11 PM

      Guy Savoy
      Alex
      Picasso
      Joel Robuchon

      ... in that order ( for me, anyway ). These are the most "regarded" restaurants in the area. Regarded meaning "haute cuisine" in this instance.

      1. Larry Apr 20, 2008 01:49 PM

        My personal favorite is Joel Robuchon, but there are some other excellent choices as well. My number two choice is Guy Savoy, with Alex close behind at number three.

        I haven't been awed by breakfast (or any other) buffets in Vegas. I'd much rather have a regular breakfast at Bouchon - simple food, prepared very well.

        For details of my meals at the above places, see my reviews at http://home.comcast.net/~lasvegasvaca... .

        There's a new place I plan to try in a few weeks - Restaurant Charlie. I've read good things about the food bar portion (Bar Charlie), which claims to offer "a true Japanese Kaiseki style dining experience." One can choose between 8 courses ($175) or 14 courses ($250).

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          climberdoc Apr 20, 2008 05:31 PM

          I can't say enough about the experience at Alex. Been there 3-times and has never been less than incredible. Seems to hit on all cylinders: food, wine, service, ambiance, atmosphere. I think Alex would be a great choice for any special occasion.

          That said, I have not dined at Robuchon or Savoy so I can't give a comparison. I am looking forward to dining at both this year.

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