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Jul 12, 2008 08:11 PM

Oyster Bar w/ good apps., too..Las Vegas

Hello! Heading back to Vegas and looking for a good place to eat. Last year we went to Okada with help from these boards so I am in search of help again!! :-)

We can picture exactly what we are looking for, just not sure where to head....We want great oysters, good appetizers, and good drinks. We are thinking we would sit at a "raw bar" and eat, drink, and not rush. Not looking to eat big entrees at the bar, rather order good oysters and other raw seafood (clams, etc...) and some tasty cooked apps as well. Any insight into this place we are looking for?? Thanks so much for any help!!!

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  1. Being a local, I tend to stay away from the Strip and look for neighborhood alternatives. Serval of the Station Casinos have an oyster bar called Tides that might fit you. Here's one:

    1. Bouchon (Venetian) or Seablue (MGM)

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      1. re: brisket

        Definitely recommend Bouchon. They always have a myriad of selections that are fresh and tasty. Best oysters in Vegas, as far as I'm concerned.

        I'd stay away from Tides, at least the outpost at Red Rock Resort. The place is less than clean and I've seen food sit for far too long in the window on multiple occasions.

        1. re: azbirdiemaker

          The Tides in Red Rock has closed, to be replaced with "LBS Burger Bar", opening later this year, can't remember exactly what the sign said.

        2. re: brisket

          I'll second Bouchon.

          Also, I haven't had oysters specifically at Aquaknox, but I'd expect them to be very good. The do lovely seafood small apps at the bar. Very different "feel" overall compared to Bouchon.

          1. re: emmaAmethyst

            Fix @ Bellagio has wonderful small plates and great oysters as well as many raw items. It's a terrific place to grab a cocktail and a few small plate and watch the scene!


        3. Thanks so much for the recommendations! Keep them coming!!! :-) Anyone on here ever eat at or hear about The Oyster Bar at Penazzi at Harrahs? I read a few reviews on Yelp and after looking at the menu it is exactly the type of food we are looking for.

          1. years ago, i used to stay at the mgm, and have oysters and sancerre at emerils. very enjoyable

            1. Not sure if it is still there, but when South Point was South Coast, they had an excellent oyster bar. If you are down that way it might be worth popping in.

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              1. re: GroovinGourmet

                The Big Sur Oyster Bar is still at the South Point!
                Great Chowder, Calamari, sea bass....found the oysters to be a bit on the small side...though very fresh.