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Nice Relaxing Diner for Solo Foodie in Las Vegas. HELP!

cgervais45 Aug 11, 2008 07:33 PM

Ok so I got my restaurants down to the last meal which I would like my fellow Las Vegas Foodies to help me with. I'm going Solo and want a nice relaxing dinner, maybe with a view of some sort, and a good drink list. Here is what I got reservations for so far:

MONDAY: Dinner at Alex at Wynn

TUESDAY: Breakfast at Buchon, Dinner at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon.

WEDNESDAY (BAR DAY): Lunch at Mesa Grill, Small Plates at Guy Savoys Bubble Bar, Dinner at Craftsteak's Bar!

THURSDAY:NEED HELP!!! So I made reservations for Fleur de dys but now I'm starting to think I got to much french food going on. So I want to try something unique, different, and relaxing. I thought about Okada or Nobhill but I don't know to much about there food or environments. I wouldn't mind a place thats in a casino that has a good breakfast or lunch within the area to so I don't have to travel from hotel to hotel.

HELP from you fellow Las Vegas Foodies. Thanks!

  1. ellenost Aug 12, 2008 09:38 AM

    Okada has great sushi in a lovely environment at the Wynn.

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    1. re: ellenost
      cgervais45 Aug 12, 2008 11:32 AM

      Yeah this is the one I'm leaning towards. Have heard nothing but good things and will be different from the others I have reservations to. I have yet to have True sushi and sake so I'm excited to try something new and different. Thanks!

    2. uhockey Aug 12, 2008 02:42 PM

      I see no Italian on the list.
      If you've not sampled Batalli elsewhere I STRONGLY recommend doing so. Pasta tasting at B+B.

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      1. re: uhockey
        cgervais45 Aug 12, 2008 04:30 PM

        Yeah thats what got me thinkin. Trying to decide between a unique japanese experience or italian experience. I've heard nothing but mixed reviews about b&b in which led me to Okada. I LOVE italian food but I LOVE trying new things as well. I almost want to expand my vacation to do both. HMMMM!

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          uhockey Aug 12, 2008 06:10 PM

          I'm going through the same thing. I'm visiting with a friend in late September and they arrive one day after me so I have a breakfast/brunch and a dinner solo to fill.

          Currently, my list is:
          Weds: Carnevino lunch, Solo dinner alone

          Thurs: Table 10 lunch, Craftsteak w/ friend.

          Friday: Enoteca San Marco or Burger Bar Lunch, Unknown dinner (Thinking Le Cirque vs. MIX vs Alize) followed by a club.

          Sat: Bouchon Breakfast, SeaBlue dinner.

          Having been to Babbo and been amazed by the food, I'd consider B+B but I'd prefer try something different (thus Carnevino and Enoteca) since I've heard B+B < Babbo.

          I'm thinking L'Atelier for my solo dinner, but also looking at PRIME or Guy Savoy (just 3 courses or Bubble Bar, not the tasting.)

          1. re: uhockey
            cgervais45 Aug 12, 2008 06:40 PM

            Are u a part of bodybuilders.com by chance? As far as L'Atelier I'm defently making that my #1 besides Alex. Las Vegas is the place to experience one of the best chefs in america without traveling outside the U.S.A.! I just think Okada will be different than the others I made reservations for and I have yet to have real good sushi living in Atlanta but still haven't have good italian eithier.

            1. re: cgervais45
              uhockey Aug 12, 2008 06:45 PM

              Is there another uhockey? :-) Yessir, one in the same.

              I've had good sushi....Nobu Soho didn't overwhelm me any moreso than high end sushi in Ohio....Okada seems overpriced to me.

              I've had good Italian (All Angelo, Babbo, Otto, Il Mulino) and can honestly say Batalli blew my mind with Babbo.

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        lestererik Aug 12, 2008 05:12 PM

        YOU SHOULD TRY SHABUYA AT MGM. ITS IS AWESOME. THEY HAVE GREAT TEPPANYAKI COOKING

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        1. re: lestererik
          cgervais45 Aug 13, 2008 01:22 PM

          Yeah I'm been thinkin more towards this than Okada only because its at my hotel. I really just want a nice enjoyable meal at a place thats not OVER HYPED.

        2. uhockey Aug 13, 2008 01:28 PM

          What is the current price of L'atelier's Tasting menu?

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            cgervais45 Aug 13, 2008 02:49 PM

            I believe $125.00

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              foggy_town Aug 13, 2008 05:28 PM

              Just got back from Vegas. It's now $148.

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            elizabean Aug 13, 2008 08:18 PM

            I just returned from LV a few hours ago. Last night I dined solo at Sushi Roku at the Forum Shops at Caesars. I had the Omakase and thought it was outstanding. I highly recommend it. I also ate at CUT at the Palazzo and was not impressed.

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              foodgimp Aug 13, 2008 10:17 PM

              I had dinner at MIX on the patio. The view was amazing and the food was really good. Here is my review(along with some others)
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/537387
              Have fun!

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                cgervais45 Aug 14, 2008 05:12 AM

                Yeah I've thought about them but heard mixed reviews about them.

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                  lorishea87 Aug 14, 2008 06:33 AM

                  has anyone tried Stratta for Italian at the Wynn...?? Used to be Corsa, but now under Alex Stratta. I think I'm putting that on my list. Read a couple reviews that said the pizza and the lobster gnocci were both incredible.....

                  1. re: lorishea87
                    cgervais45 Aug 14, 2008 12:33 PM

                    No but I know Stratta himselfs runs that kitchen as well as Alex so I'm sure its good. If ur gonna be down there Sept.1-7 they are involved in restaurant week where u can get 3 courses for 50 bucks!

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                      lorishea87 Aug 14, 2008 03:10 PM

                      i won't be there until end of September, but i made a reservation for Stratta, so i'll review it when we get back.... We may also pop in and just sit at the bar for pizza and drinks our first night in.

                      i've been agonizing over all my dinner choices for our trip, here's my plan to date:
                      Fri: go straight to Rosemary's for lunch from airport, pizza and drinks at Stratta bar later
                      Saturday: Bouchon breakfast; Nobhill for dinner
                      Sunday: Tableau brunch; Seablue dinner
                      Monday: Olives lunch; dinner open (meeting up w/ friends, so we'll see what they want)
                      Tuesday: Mesa Grill lunch; Stratta dinner
                      Wednesday: lunch open; Craftsteak dinner
                      Thursday: breakfast at Bouchon b4 we leave......
                      anyone have input into those selections ---

                      May try to squeeze Table 10 or Mon Ami Gabi for lunch and Rough Cuts sliders and onion rings or Fix lobster tacos and donuts for a late night snack---- i'm afraid we'll be too stuffed to eat more than 2 meals a day though and we'll probably earn some comps at the Wynn the way we play ---- so not sure if they'll comp us at a nice place if we play enough or if they only comp for buffet/terrace point.... last time we earned about 4 sets of comp meals -- maybe we can save up and get one nice meal comped---anyone know????

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