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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...

  1. Shaylala May 15, 2008 04:55 PM

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

    1. j
      Justjenn 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 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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        1. re: Shaylala
          amchef 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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          JoeyH 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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          1. re: JoeyH
            amiright15 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!

            1. re: amiright15
              LVI 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?

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            zack May 14, 2008 09:43 AM

            lobster pot pie at michael mina, bellagio

            rosewood grille, south strip non-hotel

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              raider May 14, 2008 10:48 AM

              second the lobster pot pie.

              1. re: raider
                The Old Man 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?

                1. re: The Old Man
                  raider 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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              Roxanne8853 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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              1. re: Roxanne8853
                Shaylala 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.

                1. re: Shaylala
                  The Old Man May 14, 2008 07:40 AM

                  No I think she was serious.

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