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Hi. I'm going to a trade show in September and will be staying at the Hilton. I'll be stuck with breakfast and lunch at the hotel and the convention center, but would love to hit a few great places for dinner. Can anyone recommend good, not too expensive, not necessarily "Vegas" like restaurants. Last time I was there, I noticed a couple of places, I think they were Thai, near the airport. Thanks!

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  1. You are really in luck from the Hilton - it is less than a mile to Commercial Center, which houses over a dozen price-friendly Asian/Hispanic restaurants, most notably Lotus of Siam, which you can find many threads on from this board. A dilapidated strip mall, but that is what helps to keep the prices fair. If you want to get out of the Hilton for breakfast, Envy at the Renaissance Hotel, just on the other side of the convention center, offers some nice options.

    1. I really enjoyed a steak dinner at ENVY which is at the rennaisance next door and a quick cab ride to the Hard Rock for Nobu is close by

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      1. re: Justjenn

        thanks Qaw and Justjenn. Any other places in the Commercial Center worth a visit? I'll be there for three nights.

        1. re: Claire

          Avoid the Korean place next to Lotus of Siam. The food wasn't good and they were pretty hostile towards us "round eyes". I've heard a similar experience from a friend of mine.

          You won't be far from Firefly on Paradise near the Hard Rock. Excellent, excellent tapas!

          Also, the Hofbrauhaus is a bit spendy, but very, very good. I don't like or drink beer at all, but theirs is pretty good. The pretzel appetizer with cheese dip made with grilled garlic (I won't even attempt the actual name!) might just one of the best things you'll ever eat.

        2. re: Justjenn

          Agreed--I really liked ENVY. Great steak, great sides, great cocktails.

        3. Be forewarned that all of the upscale restaurants at the Hilton are closed for breakfast and lunch. You're pretty much restricted to the coffee shop, the buffet and snack places.

          There are many positives about the Hilton, but food isn't one of them.

          1. I really enjoy firefly and dragonfly I hear is good as well. As Far as Hoffbrohoaus..save your money and your eardrums..Its loud, bad food and sometimes its frat house city. And as far as fast not so fancy eats I really enjoy the coffee shop at the Hard Rock Lucky's they have the best veggie burger in town. and gordon biersch has some good beer and great sweet chili wings.

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            1. re: Justjenn

              Thanks everyone. Looks like I'll be eating well in Vegas.

              1. re: Justjenn

                Origin India is across from the Hard Rock at Paradise and Harmon. Not exactly walking distance, but excellent Indian food -- best in town by far.

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                Origin India
                4480 Paradise Road, Suite 1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169