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lestererik Jun 3, 2008 02:30 PM

IM PLANING A TRIP TO VEGAS IN AUGUST AND I WANT SOME REVIEWS ON OLIVES! WERE EATING AT SW STEAKHOUSE ON FRIDAY, HAVEN'T DECIDED ON SATURDAY! BUT IM THINKING OLIVES ON SUNDAY! I WOULD LIKE SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR SATURDAY (100 PER PERSON TOPS). THANKS ALOT

  1. GroovinGourmet Jun 3, 2008 11:00 PM

    Olives and posting in all caps are both big no-no's in my book.

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      gpatterson Jun 4, 2008 05:50 AM

      Have had been to Olives 2x (most recently in 2006). Once for lunch, once for dinner. Highly recommend trying for one of the outside tables, overlooking the Bellagio fountains. Indoors can get a bit crowded and noisy.

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        raider Jun 4, 2008 06:29 AM

        highly recommended for lunch. try the flatbread pizza.

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          jsteingarten Jun 4, 2008 07:43 AM

          Great martinis, but the food could be much better. You may want to go elsewhere.

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            Justjenn Jun 4, 2008 09:35 AM

            I didn't like olives for dinner either..found it mediocre at best but for lunch I enjoyed it. At Bellagio for lunch though I really enjoyed Sensei and I would pick that over olives unless you have your heart set on dining outside

            1. happensatonce Jun 4, 2008 02:40 PM

              Sit at the bar and have the beef carpaccio and a few martinis (I like the flavored vodka). We try to do it for a light lunch every time we're in Vegas.

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                duck833 Jun 4, 2008 04:02 PM

                I was there for a conference a month ago and did exactly as happen did.

                Ordered the beef carpaccio

                Beef carpaccio- $15
                Crisp Roquefort polenta, shaved parmesan, cipollini onions

                Two nice glasses of wine and I was good to go. Sure beat the conference lunch food.

                Will be back there again every trip.

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                  azbirdiemaker Jun 4, 2008 07:02 PM

                  Yes, if you do end up going to Olives make sure to have the carpaccio. It's absolutely outstanding. It's not traditional by any means but it's extremely tasty and a huge portion to boot. You could certainly make a light dinner out of just that.

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                  bizzlewillits Jun 9, 2008 06:21 PM

                  I have always enjoyed dinner at Olives.

                  1. GroovinGourmet Jun 9, 2008 08:40 PM

                    Not a fan. Site of the single worst upscale dining experience in nearly a half century on the planet.

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                      minnie Jun 10, 2008 12:21 AM

                      I recommend you try Olives for lunch since we always have had it for lunch. The food is great and I can't imagine dinner being any less. SW is truly my favorite restaurant in Vegas. If you like lamb, I highly recommend the lamb chops at SW.

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                        lestererik Jun 10, 2008 03:57 PM

                        thanks again for your insite!!! very much appreciated

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