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B-day Dinner in Vegas I want Lobster!!

Shaylala May 13, 2008 06:56 PM

Help!! My birthday is on Friday and we have reservations at The Palm at Caesars. Well I looked at reviews and it has not been good. Does anyone has a updated review or another suggestion? I really want Lobster and my guest wants a good piece of meat. Please Help the Birthday girl...

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    Roxanne8853 RE: Shaylala May 13, 2008 07:09 PM

    You can't miss at the Outback Steakhouse on the Strip across from the Mirage and right down the street from Margaritaville. For around $40 you'll get an incredible lobster dinner and he can have a great steak. Its reasonable because they're competing with all the hotels that are right there.

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      Shaylala RE: Roxanne8853 May 13, 2008 07:26 PM

      That was funny. Was that a joke on The Palm Restaurant? If so I get it.I am still open to suggestions.

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        The Old Man RE: Shaylala May 14, 2008 07:40 AM

        No I think she was serious.

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      zack RE: Shaylala May 14, 2008 09:43 AM

      lobster pot pie at michael mina, bellagio

      rosewood grille, south strip non-hotel

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        raider RE: zack May 14, 2008 10:48 AM

        second the lobster pot pie.

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          The Old Man RE: raider May 14, 2008 10:53 AM

          I always hear about the lobster pie, but it does't sound appealing to me. There's something about the purity of lobster that I like. What makes the pie good?

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            raider RE: The Old Man May 15, 2008 06:07 AM

            its very far from eating a lobster on a bench near the ocean in maine, but nevertheless, its a dish that i've had a few times and won't ever forget. same for the tuna with foie grois.

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        JoeyH RE: Shaylala May 14, 2008 10:47 AM

        I've always had good meals at the Palm, but some notable lobster/steak houses include:

        -- Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab
        -- Kokomo's, in the Mirage
        -- Capital Grille
        -- Smith and Wollensky
        -- Morton's

        But I'd stick with the Palm.

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          amiright15 RE: JoeyH May 14, 2008 08:20 PM

          I am leaving for Vegas on Friday for my 1 year anniversary and I found Domenico's at the Venetian. Great reviews, an Emeril restaurant. Also, I have been to the original Palm in NYC and it was good, but I have had MUCH better lobster, steak and ambiance at other joints. Stay away from chains--you can get Cap Grille, Smith and Woll, Mortons and eek Outback anywhere. I would go w/ somewhere that's an original and you can only have in Vegas--much more memorable!!! Have fun! See you there! Hah!

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            LVI RE: amiright15 May 15, 2008 07:19 AM

            I guess we can all agree to disagree ;-) !!!

            I love the Capital Grill in LV yet I find the NYC outpost to be most disappointing. Go figure! And as far as Delmonico's is concerned, my biggest disappointment of the last 2 years in LV. And I will also say that even though Delmonico's in its purest form is not a chain...But how many restaurants does Emeril have his name on?

        2. Shaylala RE: Shaylala May 15, 2008 06:43 AM

          Thanks everyone. My Husband changed our reservations. The reason I asked my fellow foodies was because I like to stay away from the chains if were spending our hard earned money. We usually go to Joe's Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab but wanted a change. Were going to Bouchon's and get the Grand Plateau- all my fav's from the sea!!

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            amchef RE: Shaylala May 15, 2008 06:50 AM

            For future reference, the Palm is the real deal. Bouchon's good. If not Yountville good. And while there are sibling eateries in various spots around the country, S&W, the Palm and the like are decidedly not chains. Outhouse is decidedly a chain, and an abyssmally bad one at that.

            As charicatured as it might sound, Mina's lobster pot pie indeed rocks.

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            Justjenn RE: Shaylala May 15, 2008 10:23 AM

            Grew up out east where lobster was king and if you knew where to go you didn't have to fork over your first born child. With that being said I have lived here for 17 years and the only place I go when I want lobster is the Palm (and yes I gladly hand over my first born for it -- metaphoically of course) . THe lobster pot pie at Mina is great but its not lobster in its purist form which is what I want when I crave lobster.

            1. Shaylala RE: Shaylala May 15, 2008 04:55 PM

              Now I wanna change. So many restaurants not enough forks!!

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