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Vegas - Lunch NOT @Bouchon Bistro OR MAG?

ns1 Nov 6, 2008 12:39 PM

Lots of good posts here on dinner, but not so much for lunch.

Need a few good spots besides the two mentioned in the title.

Watcha got for me 'hounders?

<100 for 2 is preferred.

We'll be staying @The Hotel MB and will have access to a car. Burger Bar is already on the list somewhere.

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    ssh Nov 6, 2008 04:43 PM

    Mesa Grill-- great sw cuisine. Sensi at bellagio-- Asian/Indian/Italian/American cuisine.

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    1. re: ssh
      anli Nov 9, 2008 01:36 PM

      Another vote for Mesa Grill. We were just there on Friday at lunch. The SW Chicken Hash with poached eggs were fabulous. Husband had the burger, which while good, did not compare to the burger at Bradley Ogden's (but that is only open at dinner). Portions are sizeable, can split a salad and an entree and be quite happy.

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      kjs Nov 6, 2008 05:00 PM

      border grill @ MB, there's a new place in luxor - tacos n tequila

      drive ? do you want to stay close to the strip ? a nice drive out to mt charleston, hoover dam or red rocks then lunch afterwards ? there are just too many options - mexican ? italian ? burgers ? chinese ? vietnamese ? indian ? french bistro ? can you narrow it down a little ?

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      1. re: kjs
        ns1 Nov 6, 2008 07:03 PM

        No preference towards anything. I could do light but I'm very open to suggestions.

        I'd like to stay somewhat close to the strip (ie UNLV area ok, downtown ok, hoover dam NOT ok)

        No Vietnamese/Chinese/Korean however as I'm pretty spoiled by LA :)

        Anything else is fair game; bonus points for excellent and light; does Spago do lunch?

        1. re: ns1
          kjs Nov 6, 2008 11:57 PM

          spago does lunch. how about batali's spot in venetian - enoteca, or across from enoteca is postrio ( wolfgang puck ) - they make a great lobster club ( not quite light, but close ! ) - sorry it's kinda late, i'm drawing a blank on light !

      2. Debbie W Nov 7, 2008 06:56 AM

        A couple of other options: tapas at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba at the Fashion Show mall across from the Wynn. You could make it as light or not-light as you wish. We also like the Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM Grand, I like to get the Chinois chicken salad there and have them skip the crunchies and have the dressing on the side, makes for a good lighter choice. You could take the free tram from Mandalay over to MGM. I also second Mesa Grill, they have some decent lighter options at lunch especially if you share.

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          Random987 Nov 7, 2008 07:18 AM

          If the weather is nice, one of my favorite lunch spots is at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris. They have,in addition to inside seating, a number of tables on the outside patio. This patio is directly across the street from the Bellagio and its water show.

          They have pretty simple French bistro type steak frites, ham and cheese sandwiches, etc.

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          1. re: Random987
            ns1 Nov 7, 2008 08:27 AM

            That is the MAG in the title, but thanks for the rec ;)

            1. re: ns1
              Random987 Nov 8, 2008 06:09 AM

              Oops! Sorry my LV shorthand is a little rusty

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            ns1 Nov 7, 2008 01:54 PM

            Also, anywhere where we can have a dessert tasting menu besides that one place in CP?

            1. uhockey Nov 7, 2008 02:03 PM

              Delmonico and Table 10 both do lunches and both are excellent.
              Mesa Grill is a good lunch.

              Sensi was horrid.

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              1. re: uhockey
                ns1 Nov 7, 2008 02:30 PM

                I've been reading your reviews, thanks for the epic report :)

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                nkeane Nov 7, 2008 11:05 PM

                Sen of Japan. you mentioned Viet/Korean/ Thai but not japanese. This is a hidden treasure of a sushiya. its a bit off the strip but worth the 15 min. drive!

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