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Going to Mohegan Sun, need restaurant recommendation

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Sonj71 May 15, 2008 01:22 PM

Hi everyone,
My friends and I are planning a trip to Mohegan Sun for a bachelorette party in August. Does anyone have any recommendations for a restaurant? I see there are several to chose from, but I've never been there before. We're looking for a place that has great food, not "pubby", but not extraordinarily expensive.
If anyone has a recommendation I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks in advance.

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    Debbiedoesfood RE: Sonj71 May 15, 2008 01:44 PM

    mohegan is rough I feel.I actually go there about 8-12 times a year and often for more than one night, so I have sampled what that place has to offer.

    I actually really like the MJ steak house. http://www.mohegansun.com/dining/mj_s...

    That is where I tend to go. it is $$$$ , they have a bar that is less $$$ next door to it. http://www.mohegansun.com/dining/23_s...

    I am not a huge fan of the Todd English place. I LOVE the waterfall thing, but overall..."eh" feeling when I have ate there. to be honest after 3 attempts and still feeling just kinda "eh" I stick to MJ

    http://www.mohegansun.com/dining/tusc...

    I have been the the "fine dinning" Chinese place, and although some of the items are cool and actually authentic, I would not call it fine dinning. I find that it really caters to the Asian tourist and people who come for a day or night. I have found it to be good, just wouldn't call it "fine dinning". The snails are YUM!

    http://www.mohegansun.com/dining/bamb...

    I think summer shack might be your best option. fun, food, casual, not to $$$. but I dont know if that is what you are going for. it may be too casual

    http://www.mohegansun.com/dining/summ...

    I like the cove, but I have always found it to feel like a really cool sizzler. alot of bars, salad bars, fish bar, noodle bar

    http://www.mohegansun.com/dining/the_...

    I have not been to Birches yet, it is the newest place. I have heard from people that it is good American comfort food. I do plan to try it next time I am there. because I have not been I can not really advise on it, but I think that may be a really good option. from what I am told it does not look casual. and is one of the more modern in decor'

    the Luckys there is not the same food as the one here, pizza and salads I think . but fun for drinks and the row sham bow contest! ultra 88 is the club and there is an "irish pub" as well.

    report back.

    overall, in my experience, if you get there and scope out a place, it will not be hard to get a reservation, even for a large group. just book it a few hours ahead of time.

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      dagwood RE: Sonj71 May 15, 2008 01:51 PM

      I believe Craft is opening a new location at Mohegan Sun by the end of this month. It's Tom Colicchio's place. I don't think it meets the "not extraordinarily expensive" requirement though. www.craftrestaurant.com

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        Debbiedoesfood RE: dagwood May 15, 2008 02:47 PM

        I am pretty sure Craft is going into the New MGM Grand at Foxwoods

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          dagwood RE: Debbiedoesfood May 15, 2008 05:04 PM

          yeah, that's it. sorry.

      2. sfumato RE: Sonj71 May 15, 2008 04:28 PM

        Do not go to Todd English's place. Overpriced, overrated food. A total waste of money.

        1. Gio RE: Sonj71 May 15, 2008 05:16 PM

          For what it's worth, I've been to Big Bubba's BBQ ...don't ask, it was not my choice, and JW's Summer Shack. Of the two, I'd go back to Summer Shack. Just order wisely.

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            Nonny RE: Sonj71 May 15, 2008 06:06 PM

            Jasper White's Summer Shack is the best restaurant there.
            Their take on Calamari is great - Fall River Portuguese style.
            Belly clams - no where better unless you go further up in New England.
            Chowder is famous. Oh heck, one of the dairy companies even has Jasper's recipe on their cream container.
            It's really good. No doubt best place up there.

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              Sap115 RE: Sonj71 May 16, 2008 06:04 AM

              I vote for the bar section of Michael Jordan's Steak House. The food is good, the atompsphere is fun, and they make really good margaritas!

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                Debbiedoesfood RE: Sap115 May 16, 2008 11:59 AM

                SAP115, that is a great option. not the pub one but the bar area of MJ. depending on how many of you, that is a great option.

                glad to know I am not alone on Todd English's place!

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                FoodieJim RE: Sonj71 May 16, 2008 01:27 PM

                My vote for a group of gals looking for fun would be the new(ish) Mexican place, SolToro. Run by the MJ Restaurant Group. Better food than Summer Shack, IMO. Toss in some nice Margaritas or Sangria and your group should have a great time. It's NOT a typical "taco and burrito" Mexican. Much more diverse and upscale, but not so much the latter as to take the fun out of the evening.

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                  ratbuddy RE: FoodieJim May 16, 2008 02:25 PM

                  I found the food at SolToro a little pretentious, but if you like that sort of thing, go for it. My vote says Summer Shack. I also have a somewhat embarassing love affair with their room service pizza and chicken quesadillas but that's another story altogether ;)

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                  Td61 RE: Sonj71 May 16, 2008 05:17 PM

                  The ny. strip at the longhouse in the old section is consistently, the best I have eaten
                  anywhere. http://www.mohegansun.com/dining/long...

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                    madeliner RE: Sonj71 Jun 23, 2013 03:38 PM

                    I am going here soon, any updates on good restaurants? TY!

                    http://mohegansun.com/dining/index.html

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                      bagelman01 RE: madeliner Jun 23, 2013 03:40 PM

                      if you want a response try looking in the Southern New England board.

                      Posting in an archived thread on a discontinued board won't get responses. I only noticed this because I had just signed in to Ch and it was the first post on the home page. 5 minutes from now it will be lost forever

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                        madeliner RE: bagelman01 Jun 23, 2013 03:53 PM

                        thanks I'll do that
                        I got to this thread through google

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