Dining at the Venetian
My wife and I are going to Vegas the beginning of August. We're already booked for one dinner at RM Seafood in Mandalay Bay (one of our favorites), but would like to try two other new spots.
We're going to a show at the Venetian so would like to have dinner there prior. What would you recommend? And, anything else up towards the north end of the strip? Of course we also love Fiamma at MGM so may buck up for the cab fare to go down there.
Thanks for any recommendations. We like good food, good service and someplace that can be fun, with class. Make sense?
Have had two fabulous tasting menus at Pinot Brasserie. And they don't require the entire table to partake.
Your description of good food, good service and fun sounds like David Burke might be up your alley. I can't provide a first-hand report, but I'm kicking myself for not trying it on a recent visit.
By all means, try Carnevino (Mario Batali's place) in the Palazzo (attached to the Venetian). We went there in May, it's obviously rather new, but was one of the best meals we've ever had. We were dressed like grubby tourists having spent a long hot day walking around and gambling, they treated us wonderfully regardless, and the food was amazing. It's not cheap though - we spent a good $250 of winnings and that didn't even include their specialty dry-aged meat program.
I would like to think Bouchon meets all the points on your checklist. Both the dinner and breakfast we ate there a few months back were fantastic. What's more, the prices are very reasonable compared to most nicer strip places.
I'd also agree with friedmush on Pinot Brasserie, we had a very plesant lunch there one afternoon, but I thought the atmosphere was a bit lacking.