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Michael Mina - Nobhill or Seablue

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koc2281 Jun 11, 2008 03:14 PM

I will be going to Vegas in July and am very torn between Nobhill and Seablue. In reviewing the menus online, Nobhill appears to have a gourment selection of interesting dishes, with a lot less choice and a very expensive wine list; while Seablue seems to focuses mostly on fish dishes and offers interesting clay pot choices.
My boyfriend and I both love fish and are looking for a fun, relaxing night, which entails great service, great food and ample portions. I should also note that we are looking to spend about $100 a person.
Any thoughts...
Oh, and just out of curiousity, how much is the lobster pot pie???? Is it worthid???

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  1. Debbie W RE: koc2281 Jun 11, 2008 03:44 PM

    I like them both but would lean toward SeaBlue given your parameters. Don't miss the octopus tandoori appetizer. SeaBlue is more casual too.

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      John Lowrey RE: koc2281 Jun 11, 2008 07:56 PM

      I have eaten at both and strongly prefer Nob Hill. The one fish dish I had a year ago at NH was one of the best I have ever had. Unfortuantely, I don't remember the details except that I loved it. The bartenders at NH are famous for their drinks. And, if you are going with your bf, you should get one of the booths by the bar. We always like sitting there--it is kinda private. My wife has had the lobster pot pie (I think it was $72) twice and raves about it every time.

      I have suggested before on this site that NH is the most underrated dining spot in Las Vagas.I am glad to give it a plug.

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        zippyh RE: koc2281 Jun 11, 2008 08:06 PM

        The lobster pot pie is in the $80 something range.
        You can also get it as part of one of the tasting menus which runs around $120.

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          lauren4shay RE: koc2281 Jun 12, 2008 02:15 AM

          I guess I'm the opposite here...while I think Nob Hill is excellent, I really love Seablue. I don't know where you are from but I'm from the NE where we get our fish fresh, cook it, eat it, never fishy. I live in Scottsdale, AZ now and a good piece of fish is hard to find. If you really like fish/seafood, go to Seablue, it is outstanding. The fish is so fresh, the drinks are basically the same as NH (as are all the highend casinos). I like the atmosphere too. I think you can go under $100 as long as you don't drink too much and don't get the lobster pie...which in my mind defeats the purpose of eating fish, meat, pork, etc. But don't be afraid to ask how much it is if it's not on the menu...

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            raider RE: lauren4shay Jun 12, 2008 06:02 AM

            i've never been to deablue, but nob hill is outstanding. even if you choose sea blue, have a cable car at nob hill.

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              koc2281 RE: raider Jun 12, 2008 10:56 AM

              Thank you for all or your replies. As a lover of food, I just want to make sure I pick the restaurant that has the best food and service. I love scallops and seabass. Plus, have a huge weakness for rich dessert. Any recommendations based on this perference?
              Also, I have heard raves about the cioppino. By BF is a former football player and likes a big portion.

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                seal RE: koc2281 Jun 12, 2008 11:19 AM

                I've eaten at both places a few times and I like to eat a lot of food. The portions are certainly more than ample. Also, the root beer float at Seablue is rich enough and not something you can get anywhere else.

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            barry RE: koc2281 Jun 12, 2008 01:50 PM

            I've eaten at both, and I found Nobhill to be superior in both food and service. Seablue is not bad, but it is on a different level. That said, $100 per person may be difficult in Nobhill if you want an appetizer and some wine. Seablue is more reasonably priced.

            Barry

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