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i'll be in las vegas for 2 days for work at the end of the month. i live in los angeles and many restaurants here are offering recession deals, 3 course prix fixes usually, much cheaper than they usually charge.

are any restaurants in vegas doing the same? previously i've dined at bouchon, delmonico's, postrio, tao, burger bar, olives, the verandah at the four seasons, okada at the wynn, spago, fiamma, lotus of siam, etc etc... and would like to try something new.

thanks!

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  1. Having just returned from a weekend @ Palazzo/Venetian.
    I noticed many of the restaurants are offering pre theatre dinners for a fixed price.

    I think the only requirement is that you be seated by 6:30 - 7pm....

    The Wynn to has some prix fixe dinners.....
    Check both propeties web sites for deals!!

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    1. re: ciaogal

      The Steakhouse at Camelot in the Excalibur has a 3-course meal for $25:
      http://www.excalibur.com/images/pdf/C...

      Stack, Kokomo's, Onda and Fin in the Mirage all have 3-course tasting menus for
      $29.95 per person.
      http://www.mirage.com/offers/2009/01_...

      Several of the MGM restaurants have "Winter" tasting menus from $29.99:
      http://www.mgmgrand.com/dining/winter...

      1. re: westie

        There's a prix fix lunch deal at Mesa Grill for $29:
        http://www.mesagrill.com/lasvegas/pdf...

        And a Vintage 1991 Prix Fixe Dinner for $45:
        http://www.harrahs.com/images/non_ima...

    2. Daniel Boulud is running a two or three course pre-fixe before 7 p.m. $36 and $48 respectively if I remember correctly. Selected choices of the regular menu so no compromise in quality or quantity near as I can figure. Was just there this past week. Great service and view too out to the lake.

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      1. re: Jase

        Does anyone know if the Daniel Boulud prix fixe menus are posted anywhere online? Thanks!

        1. re: margemayhem

          http://www.wynnlasvegas.com/pdf/DBTas...

          1. re: maestrette

            Thanks!

        2. re: Jase

          Daniel Boulud is closed now.

        3. Has anyone heard whether or not MGM is going to do Spring tasting menus similar to the ones they did in the Fall and Winter? The winter specials ended March 31.

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          1. re: maestrette

            I'm excited to know the answer to this too. I did enjoy dinner at Stack last time i was there $30/person is great for 3 courses. I know wynn is doing a similar deal, all the menus are on there site.
            Anyone know about happy hours though? There is one sushi/japanese restaurant in Mirage that does one, but that's all I know of

            1. re: maestrette

              Yes...MGM is offering Spring specials now. If you go the the Dining section of their website and click on each individual restaurant it will list the Spring special. I couldn't find the part of the site to show all specials but here is the link for Craftsteak's special

              http://www.mgmgrand.com/dining/crafts...

              1. re: VegasEl

                The "new" menu is only marginally different (a couple of sides changed) then the old specials. The meats are the same. 4 of us ordered 3 tasting menus and a couple of extra sides and had food left over. While flat iron and skirt steaks are not your "name" steaks, our prime grade flat iron was "like butta" and the skirt steak was very tasty. Very good value.

            2. Was in Mandalay Bay today and saw that StripSteak ($59) and Aureole ($55) are doing prixe fixe meals. I imagine other restaurants are doing the same. The StripSteak menu looked ho-hum but the Aureole menu looked worth giving a try.

              1. SOME OF THE PLACES HAVE EVEB BETTER DEALS AFTER CERTAIN HOURS SUCH AS AFTER 9:30 PM.

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                1. re: kel

                  kel

                  Are you angry about something? Loose the caps!

                  1. re: climberdoc

                    Sorry, just got stock on caps.

                2. There was some mention of this, but thought I was specifically post about it.

                  When I was looking at the awesome hotel deals (Encore for $119 plus $50 resort credit that can be used for dining which is CRAZY) I saw there is a "Taste of Wynn" offer going on.

                  http://newsletter.visitwynn.com/taste...

                  Alex, Bartolotta, Country club, Boulud, Okada, Stratta and Wing Lei at the Wynn and Encore's Society Cafe, Switch and Wazuzu are all offering tasting menus.

                  Times available and prices range, but there is a good cross section of restos. It's a hell of a deal with that resort credit. The hotel deal is May 27-Sept 7.

                  http://www.visitwynn.com/booknow/inde...

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                  1. re: kazzy

                    We are heading to Vegas tomorrow with my folks, they are staying at Wynn while my husband and I are at Palazzo. The folks are seeing Danny Gans on Wednesday so I was looking to book a dinner after the show which apparently gets out around 9:00. Booked Stratta, which will be our first time there. Will probably do the Taste of Wynn menu, because it's actually available later in the evening, starting at 9:30 (although the Wynn reservationist was weird in that she pushed me to commit ahead of time whether we would do the Taste of Wynn or order off the regular menu - which I didn't do). So I will try to report. The other two dinners are Bouchon and Craftsteak and I'm pretty sure we'll end up with the special deal tasting at Craftsteak - we loved it last summer.

                    1. re: Debbie W

                      We had the same issue with the Wynn reservationist when we booked our dinner at Batolotta for this coming Thursday night. I told her that I couldn't decide one way or another until we were actually there. She insinuated that we had to commit ahead of time for the Taste of Wynn menu. Can that possibly be the case?

                      1. re: maestrette

                        I told mine the same thing - that we would decide when we got there, based on how hungry we were at the time and what looked appealing. Also told her that some of the four of us might choose the Taste of Wynn and others would order off the regular menu. This resulted in her putting me on hold a couple of times to check their policy. I kept asking her if the fact that I didn't commit to it now meant that I couldn't have it then. She finally told me that isn't the case. But then she asked me to stop by or call after all of us had the chance to look at the Taste of Wynn menu, like after we get there today, to tell her what we decided. I said we would do that only IF we decided ahead of time. I can't believe they are serious about this aspect of it and if they are well then good luck to them. For chrissakes it's not Alex or Guy Savoy. Could it really be that big of an issue to them, food-ordering wise? Because I can't think of any other reason that it would be an issue.

                        1. re: Debbie W

                          We did the taste of Wynn menu at Switch a couple weeks ago. Not recommended, btw. Stack at Mirage offers similar entrees that were better tasting at half the price on their special menu.

                          As with most pre-fixe or special tasting menus I made note of the special when making the reservation. Once we got to the restaurant we were given the regular menu and then our waiter brought the taste of Wynn menu. It was up to us to decide what we wanted at that point.

                          That's been the case at MGM and Mirage restaurants, as well. Although, sometimes, I had to specifically ask for the special menu once we were seated.

                          1. re: Debbie W

                            I feel a bit weary when they reservationists ask what menu you will be ordering. If I tell them I want the special prix-fixe will that have an effect on the quality of table I'm given? the attentiveness of the service? the whole experience? I tend to play dumb when they ask if I will be ordering the special as if I was ignorant to its existence.

                            1. re: climberdoc

                              We had the Taste of Wynn dinner at Bartolotta last night. When we were seated we were given the regular menu. When I asked for the Taste of Wynn menu, our server reacted with "oh you'll love it" and brought it right back to us. The service was fabulous - no different from those around us who were ordering off the regular menu.

                              1. re: maestrette

                                Following up, we went to Stratta on Thursday night. As we were being seated I had a brief discussion with the host where I relayed my conversation with the reservationist. The host seemed surprised that we were pushed to decide ahead of time whether we wanted the regular menu or the Taste of Wynn. He said he would investigate. We were brought both menus. One of the four of us ordered the Taste of Wynn and the rest of us ordered off the regular menu.

                                From the Taste of Wynn menu, items tried were the panzanella, the scallops and the chocolate toffee cake. From the regular menu we had the stuffed dates appetizer and the salumi platter, the bucatini alla Amatriciana, and the scallops. One additional dessert was ordered, the cannoli. All the food was truly delicious, I would be hard pressed to cite a particular highlight as it was all very good. Service was excellent as well. We absolutely would return.

                      2. re: kazzy

                        $119?! where did you find this deal?
                        Have you tried any of the resto's in encore or wynn?

                      3. A fellow Chowhounder and I found a terrific option to add to this list somewhat by accident. Steve Blandino, the head chef at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons, has turned Sunday evening's into "Sunday Supper", a five-course dinner with some of his favorite Italian recipes, most of which are not on the regular menu.We were planning to dine there anyway, but given the offerings on this past Sunday, and the $48 dollar price, decided to give it a try.

                        We were pleasantly surprised throughout. While the $48 tag is comparable to what other Strip Restaurants are offering during the slow times, this was not a mere "tasting" of random light bites - the portions were large and the menu well thought out for the way that the sequence of dishes played off of each other. We started with an antipasti platter that served a particular hit with spicy zuchini chips; then one item from their regular menu, their version of a "Caesar" that features romaine hearts wrapped in prosciutto, with fresh white anchovies (one of the better takes on the concept I have had in Las Vegas). The pasta course was a nice tribute to spring, "Granora Spaccatella", a hand-cut pasta with lamb bolognese, buffalo milk ricotta, and fresh spring vegetables. Another hit, and a dish that would be worth making the trip back for, except that it will not be on the permanent menu. There were two entree options, and apparently they do both a seafood and red meat offering each week, this time a roasted beef tenderloin with balsamic glazed mushrooms in a sangiovese reduction, and pan seared halibut with an English pea and Oregon morel ragout. We told them that we would try both and share, and they made it easy for us by splitting the servings and bringing us each two plates already nicely laid out. Also included were full portions of two of their sides, garlicky broccoli rabe and roasted fingerling potatoes with pancetta. To finish, a rich chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream, and since they share pastry chef Megan Romano with Aureole, you can imagine the quality.

                        This was a stunning meal for the price point, and even with wine pairings it is only $70 (we did pairings with the first two courses, then a bottle for the pasta and entrees). The menu will change every Sunday, and it will likely become routine each week to take a look before making any dining decisions for that night.

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                        1. re: QAW

                          Thanks, QAW for introducing me to the Sunday Supper @ Charlie Palmer. To add to the above review I need to make mention the impeccable service. From the wine steward to the servers, bussers, etc. We were treated like we had just orderd a $100 wagyu porterhouse along w/ a bottle of Opus One. The staff was professional, courteous, and knowledgable. I encourage chowhounders try the Sunday Supper...it gives chef Blandino an opportunity to be creative and put his signature on dishes that would not normally be found on a steakhouse restaurant. I love the fact that he changes the menu weekly. I look forward to trying his homemade gnocchi!

                          1. re: QAW

                            This sounds great, and it is a little reminiscent of Charlie Palmer's first restaurant after Aureole: Kitchen 22. It was a less formal spot than the Steakhouse, but it had a set menu at a low price point, and catered to folks in the restaurant trade. It's hard to convey how good Aureole was when it hit its stride when Palmer was in the kitchen, but too often his expansions haven't worked, commercially or quality-wise.

                            1. re: Dave Feldman

                              That's quite a broad statement about the Charlie Palmer "empire". I think I'll call you on it. In what ways specifically have Palmer "expansions" not worked? I'll assume you're speaking about Aureole LV since this is the SW board. I'm interested in hearing your take on one of the few LV restaurants which has been going strong since the restaurant revolution swept through Vegas at the end of the last decade (try to name 5 others). In the same way you would defend LOS to the death I'm going to be the Champion for Aureole. Let's get it on!

                              1. re: climberdoc

                                This weeks menu @ Charlie Palmer is even more interesting andinnovative then last weeks! I wish I could extend my stay through Saturday....as Chef Blandino is offering some 'Spring' inspired offerings!

                                ANTIPASTI
                                GENOA SALAMI / MOLINARI COPPA
                                SPICY ZUCCHINI / MARINATED MUSHROOMS & OLIVES / AGED PECORINO
                                WINE PAIRING - CAGNINA DI ROMAGNA, 2007

                                SALAD COURSE
                                SUMMER TRUFFLE FRIED EGG SALAD
                                GRILLED ASPARAGUS / FRISEE / SPECK / CARAMELIZED SHALLOT VINAIGRETTE
                                WINE PAIRING - DONNA GINEVRA, VERDICCHIO CLASSICO, 2007
                                PASTA COURSE
                                GRANORA FUNGHETTI
                                PANCETTA / CURED TOMATOES / PARMESAN REGGIANO
                                WINE PAIRING - BRIC DEI BANDITI, BARBERA D'ASTI, 2006

                                CHOICE OF ENTREE
                                WHOLE ROASTED NEW YORK STRIP LOIN
                                SPRING ONION / SANGIOVESE REDUCTION
                                WINE PAIRING - MARCHESI, CASTELLO DI MONASTERO, CHIANTI CLASSICO, 2005

                                OR

                                CORIANDER CRUSTED AHI TUNA
                                PICKLED BEET SALAD / LEMON THYME VINAIGRETTE
                                WINE PAIRING - SCARBOLO, PINOT GRIGIO, 2005

                                ENTREES ACCOMPANIED WITH
                                PEA VARIATIONS
                                PARMESAN POTATO GRATIN

                                DESSERT
                                ASSORTED PASTRIES AND CHOCOLATES


                                48 Per Person / 70 with Wine Pairings

                                I had the opportunity to Dine @ the Bar @ Carnevino this evening. In addition to their Pre-Theatre Dinner. They now offer a Taverna menu in the Bar which is smaller versions of their menu @ a reduced price. As a solo diner I was able to take advantage and enjoy a 4 course dinner @ a reasonable price. I enjoyed the Calamari, Sweetbreads, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and a cheese course...along w/ 2 glasses of Malbec and a dessert winne ...for under $100

                                Thanks to Josh, Mickey and Lucas for making it a memorable eveining

                                1. re: ciaogal

                                  Where do you find the weekly menus for Charlie Palmer Sunday dinners? I looked on the website and only found a press release about it from 2008. I live here in town and definitely want to check it out one Sunday, but would prefer to know the menu in advance! Thanks!

                                  1. re: tear it up

                                    If you look about a third of the way down this page,

                                    http://www.charliepalmer.com/Properti...

                                    there is a direct link to the menu for the upcoming week. It seems that the menu is set around Wednesday of each week for the upcoming Sunday.

                                    1. re: QAW

                                      OMG does the menu for Sunday Supper 5/24 look fantastic! This is definitely going to be on our list from now on!

                                      1. re: blaireso

                                        I'm going on 5/31 and that menu looks fantastic too. Thanks!

                                        1. re: margemayhem

                                          It seems they are noi longer open Sunday eve:

                                          Charlie Palmer Steak
                                          Four Seasons Hotel
                                          3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South
                                          Las Vegas, NV 89119

                                          Dinner
                                          Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm

                                          Lounge
                                          Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm to 12:00am

                                          Tel: 702.632.5120
                                          Fax: 702.632.7440

                                          -----
                                          Charlie Palmer Steak
                                          3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

                                2. re: climberdoc

                                  I haven't been to Aureole in Las Vegas in many years. I didn't have a single memorable dish in my two visits to Aureole LV, but I'm sure the chef de cuisine is long gone. I was referring primarily to his New York spinoffs, such as Kitchen 22 and 82, but Metrazur, in particular, which lacks any distinctiveness at all.

                                  I think Charlie Palmer is a great chef; I'm not convinced he's a great restaurateur.

                                  CP's next restaurant in NYC is going to also feature a Sunday dinner very similar to the LV offerings.

                            2. A quartet of the Wolfgang Puck properties - Trattoria del Lupo, Chinois, Spago and Postrio, are now offering 25% off for Nevada residents throughout the summer (from June 1st until the end of September).

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                              1. re: QAW

                                That's great to know. THanks for the heads up.

                                1. re: QAW

                                  Yes indeed, thank you for that information!

                                  1. re: Whisper

                                    A significant attachment to the recent Puck discount list - CUT has now been added. That is a very nice development.

                                    1. re: QAW

                                      I looked at the $75 menu and with the normal prices it looks like the deal is getting dessert for free. Any reports on CUT? I've been interested to go but very pricey.

                                      1. re: cocochanelella

                                        Because they have not been open that long, CUT has not made a lot of appearances on this board yet, but here are a couple of threads that go into good detail -

                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/602398
                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/546213

                                        The best way to appreciate what they do is for an over the top evening with some of the unique appetizers to start (the bone marrow flan is a particular favorite), and the discount allows for that, to a degree. It is unlikely that anyone will walk away feeling that they got a "break", but instead they may at least feel that they got what they paid for. On the Las Vegas Strip these days, that is not so bad.

                                  2. re: QAW

                                    Even better, coupon for 25% off Puck properties for non-residents as well.

                                    http://echo3.bluehornet.com/hostedema...

                                  3. Does anyone know if the Bellagio is having any of these recession specials? I haven't been able to find anything on their website. Thanks!

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                                    1. re: anvali

                                      Here are a few tasting menus at the Bellagio and elsewhere:

                                      Picasso: http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/p...

                                      Le Cirque: http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/l...

                                      Sensi: http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/s...

                                      Olives: http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/o...

                                      Yellowtail: http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/y...

                                      Memorial Day Buffet Event:
                                      http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/m...

                                      B and B Restaurant at the Venetian:
                                      http://www.venetian.com/uploadedFiles...

                                      Valentino at the Venetian:
                                      http://www.venetian.com/uploadedFiles...

                                      StripSteak at Mandalay Bay:
                                      http://www.mandalaybay.com/images/din...

                                      Aureole at Mandalay Bay:
                                      http://www.mandalaybay.com/images/din...

                                      RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay:
                                      http://www.mandalaybay.com/images/din...

                                      All-You-Can-Eat Shabu-Shabu at Shanghai Lilly (MB
                                      )http://www.mandalaybay.com/images/din...

                                      Mirage Gourmet Tasting Menus:
                                      http://www.mirage.com/restaurants/fin...

                                      MGM Spring Tasting Menus:
                                      http://www.mgmgrand.com/restaurants/s...

                                      All-You-Can-Eat Sushi at Hyakumi at Caesars Palace (11-3:30pm M-F
                                      )http://www.caesarspalace.com/images/n...

                                      Spring Tasting Menu at Bradley Ogden Caesars Palace:
                                      http://www.caesarspalace.com/images/n...

                                      5-Diamond Recipient Guy Savoy Caesars Palace Pre-Theatre:
                                      http://www.caesarspalace.com/images/n...

                                      Ming's Table (???) All-You-Can-Eat Sushi at Harrah's
                                      http://www.harrahs.com/images/non_ima...

                                      I don't know how good of a deal many of these tasting menus are, but the deal at the Mirage Japonais restaurant in the lounge from 5-8pm daily--- a 3-course meal for two people at $45 (total)---seems like a great deal.

                                      1. re: sigmachi66

                                        Thanks for the great list. Are any of these places good for a well-behaved 6 year old? We're in town for martial arts tournament in July and are looking for great dining experiences that could include our son.

                                        1. re: attran99

                                          Well, my GF and I went to Japonais last night and it is definitely not for kids. The food was excellent though, except for the kobe carpaccio.

                                        2. re: sigmachi66

                                          yeah, this list is great

                                          1. re: broncophil

                                            Hi,

                                            We were in Vegas last weekend. Todd's Unique in Henderson offers a $30 prix-fixe Mon-Thurs before 6:45 PM. We ate there for the first time on this trip and thought it was fabulous! This is a great deal.

                                            1. re: Michelle

                                              What items are on the prix fixe menu? I checked their website and it doesn't have a menu...or a prix fixe menu to speak of. It has a daily menu that was updated a few weeks ago, that was the best I could find. I'm interested in their cuisine but would like to know if the prix fixe has choices or if it's all totally set.

                                          2. re: sigmachi66

                                            We tried the Japonais deal at the Mirage tonight (7 dollar drinks and appetizers from 5-8). The drinks were great - 3 different cocktails, including their signature "Flowering Orchid" , are offered for $7 instead of the usual $14. The two I tried (the Orchid and the Red One) were delicious. They also had a pretty good selection of beers for $4, and a nice flight of sakes (3 different ones, all clearly labeled with the differences explained...really well done) for $15.

                                            The appetizers, though tasty, were such tiny portions you couldn't help but feel ripped off, even at $7. The Kobe Beef Slider was just that...a single tiny burger. Slider - singular. There were at most 6 pieces of calamari...again, who wants to pay more than a dollar for EACH PIECE of calamari? The sushi rolls were better. We had the unagi and avocado and the tempura shrimp - they were delicious, with six pieces each. We didn't do the "Two can dine for $45" deal (you share two appetizers, an entree and a dessert) but if the size of the appetizers was anything to go by, I wouldn't go hungry!

                                        3. 5 diamonds meal at 1 diamond price- try the $68 Pre-Theater Menu at Le Cirque Bellagio. Great experience!!! http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/l...

                                          1. Had the Taste of Wynn tasting at Daniel Boulud's on Saturday and the Sunday Supper at Charlie Palmer Steak on Sun. Both were good. I liked the former better however. CPS was too dark and the service spotty. The portions were ridiculously large for a 5 course meal, but if you're starving and can't eat a LOT then that's a good choice. DB was just perfect. Perfect setting, service, and outstanding food.

                                            1. MGM has updated their specials for Summer:

                                              http://www.mgmgrand.com/restaurants/s...

                                              1. Morels (Palazzo) is now offering half price wine on Sunday evenings for Nevada residents.

                                                1. The Verandah at the Four Seasons (Mandalay Bay) is offering half off on all dinners for Nevada residents on weekends this summer - Thursday through Sunday until the end of August. Chowhounds have discovered it as one of the better breakfast options on the Strip, but it is also an under-rated venue the rest of the day.

                                                  1. Can anyone comment on the portion size for these prixe fixe and tasting menus? My partner and I headed to Vegas in two weeks and are on a bit of a budget. The prixe fixe/tasting menus look like good deals on the surface, but my mental image of tasting menus are usually of very small portions that aren't really going to make satisfying meals, especially if it's only three courses. For us, $50pp for dinner isn't a great deal if we have to turn around two hours later and get something more because dinner wasn't filling.

                                                    4 Replies
                                                    1. re: DarkRose

                                                      In my experience the prix fixe menus offer the same sized dishes as normal menu.
                                                      Daniel Boulud prix fixe dishes are the same size as ordered ala carte.
                                                      Crafsteak was more food than we'd normally order.
                                                      Michael Mina was normal size too.

                                                      1. re: DarkRose

                                                        Craftsteak's prie fix is a really good deal. They offer many dishes per course so you get to try quite a few different dishes.

                                                        One of my favorite's in Vegas. We're actually going Monday night. :)

                                                        1. re: DarkRose

                                                          We had the Taste of Wynn special menu at Bartolotta, as well as the Pre-Theater menu at CarneVino. Both were full meals - larger than I could finish.

                                                          1. re: maestrette

                                                            Another great deal!

                                                            http://www.wedoitallvegas.com/Article...

                                                        2. To keep this thread going, I just have to share what I've discovered to be the best breakfast deal in town. Waffles Cafe on Fort Apache between Russell and Hacienda (south of Tropicana) on the West side of town has a daily (weekends included!) $4.99 Waffle breakfast special which includes a big fat waffle (toppings extra), eggs, bacon or sausage and unlimited good coffee. Their waffles are on par with anything in the Pacific Northwest - fresh, thick, crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside, just delightful. I liked everything I had this morning. The bacon strips were long but looked a bit dry so I opted for sausage. I can assure you the plump beef sausage link did not disappoint. Absolutely perfect on every level.
                                                          Take that, Bouchon! Well worth the trek, locally owned small business, friendly staff who greets everyone that comes through the door with a sincere "Good Morning!".
                                                          But the real reason to go are the waffles which are unparalleled anywhere else in the city.
                                                          -Poly

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                                                          1. re: arcosdesign

                                                            I echo the enthusiasm for the waffles at Waffle Cafe (I ordered just a single, unadorned waffle) and the charm of the staff, which would would be enough to put Scrooge in a good mood.

                                                          2. I am going to vegas last week of March during a Monday-Thursday trip. I planned it this way because the Hotel prices are unbelievably low (3 nights, 4 days at the Wynn plus $75 resort credit + round trip airfare from Washington DC for $470 a person including taxes and fees) and because the Restaurants are unbelievably cheap with their pre Theater/Prix-fixe menus during that time of the week.

                                                            This will be quite a foodie adventure at very affordable prices. Vegas is smart to turn the notch WAY down on prices in order to get the tourists back. Obviously worked for me.

                                                            Just wanted to thank everyone who contributed to this thread as I am now armed with a great list of cheap menus.

                                                            1. For anyone looking to dine at one of the Mandalay Bay restaurants, check out www.restaurant.com where you can order $50 gift certificates for $6 (apply coupon code FEAST).

                                                              Just make sure you read the fine print first... they're usually 1 per table per visit. Other stipulations include number of entrees you have to order, automatic tip, etc.

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                                                              1. re: Strider

                                                                We visited the Waffles Cafe in December, each ordering a single waffle topped with fresh strawberries, real whipped cream and syrup. When I saw the size of them I thought neither of us would finish, but these turned out to be very light, crispy and delicious so no doggy bag was required. We talked to one of the co-owners and learned a second location in Summerlin would be opening the day following. She was very sweet and after I mentioned driving cross town she made us a strawberry and banana smoothie with boba for us to enjoy on our way back.

                                                              2. Time for a bump here. The Venetian/Palazzo has started a "Grazie" club for locals (free sign-up) that has some items of value. 25 percent off of the total bill at Lagasse's Stadium (weekdays), Postrio, Zine and Woo; 25 percent off of a bottle of wine at Pinot Brasserie; 20 percent off at Morels (food only) and Dal Toro; 15 percent off at Carnevino and Restaurant Charlie; 10 percent off at Valentino, along with a few other perks.

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                                                                1. re: QAW

                                                                  There was a dude handing out cards for 25% off Lagasse Stadium just outside the north entrance to the Palazzo every day last week when we were there.

                                                                  1. re: zippyh

                                                                    Oh goodie. 25% off. That may bring the price of a meal down into the OH MY GOD! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? category from the ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FREAKING MIND? category.

                                                                    Stadium is a bit expensive for sportsbar food.

                                                                2. A new concept from Harrah's will begin on Monday (April 12) - for $29.99 you get a "Buffet of Buffets" all day pass that is good for all of their properties - Caesar's Palace, Flamingo, Harrah's, Imperial Palace, Planet Hollywood, Paris and the Rio.

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                                                                  1. re: QAW

                                                                    Not my idea of fun, but Harrah's deal is so much more attractive than being stuck at, say, the Excalibur for three meals! Is the offer good on weekends, too?

                                                                    1. re: Dave Feldman

                                                                      The fine print indicates that it is the same price for any day of the week, the basics being $29.99 for any consecutive 24 hour period.

                                                                      1. re: QAW

                                                                        I do forsee problems -- such as backups at the Paris brunch on weekends, a sudden influx of visitors to Caesars Palace's small buffet, etc. But I do think it's one of the few Harrah's decisions re: food service that make good sense. Thanks for the info.

                                                                        1. re: Dave Feldman

                                                                          And so much for that...

                                                                          Slightly less than three weeks into the offering, Harrah's has raised the price to $39.99. Their own words - “To ensure that our guests receive the level of service they expect and deserve, we adjusted the price to better manage the demand for the Buffet of Buffets pass.”

                                                                          1. re: QAW

                                                                            Hey, QAW. Where do you get all these "breaking food news" in Vegas ?
                                                                            These are certainly very, very informative for future travels. Am I glad I'm a regular reader over here.

                                                                            1. re: selfportrait93

                                                                              Much of it comes from fellow Las Vegas foodies, some of whom also contribute to these boards. And we would always suggest that when one has the time, to sign up for any of the free clubs that the major Hotel/Casinos have (like "Grazie" at the venetian/Palazzo, for instance). That gets you on the e-mail lists to stay on top of a lot of what is going on, especially as they try to find ways to generate customers during lean economic times.

                                                                              1. re: QAW

                                                                                Thanks, QAW. Keep 'em coming.

                                                                                1. re: QAW

                                                                                  Just wanted to chirp in to thank you, too, QAW. You've been contributing so generously to other Hounds.

                                                                      2. re: QAW

                                                                        Re Harrah;s 24 hour buffetts: What an interesting idea. Too bad: I and most of my friends, can not get into the buffett route more than about once a year.

                                                                        1. re: QAW

                                                                          The Harrahs deal is indeed a 24-hour pass. So, if you have breakfast one day at 9:30 you can still get other meals that same day and breakfast the next day if you are in before 9:30.

                                                                        2. Excellent thread - Anyone know whats out there for late July 2010 or advice on where to look. I'm travelling solo this trip and love the small plate or tasting opportunities.

                                                                          1. Please note that no longer seems to be open Sunday night:

                                                                            Charlie Palmer Steak
                                                                            Four Seasons Hotel
                                                                            3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South
                                                                            Las Vegas, NV 89119

                                                                            Dinner
                                                                            Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm to 10:30pm

                                                                            Lounge
                                                                            Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm to 12:00am

                                                                            Tel: 702.632.5120
                                                                            Fax: 702.632.7440

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                                                                            Charlie Palmer Steak
                                                                            3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

                                                                            1. Any updates for 2011?

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                                                                              1. re: ns1

                                                                                Great bump; can't wait to hear responses.

                                                                                1. re: itryalot

                                                                                  I've been hitting up the one $ sign places that are rated 4*+ near my hotel.

                                                                                  Cosmopolitan Pizzeria - pretty good. At least as good as the ones I had in NY a few days ago...

                                                                                  Earl of Sandwich - gonna try tmr. $6 sandwiches/salads 24/7

                                                                                  The all day buffet pass is for Harrahs casinos only. $50 regular, $45 for total rewards members.

                                                                                  Picaso @ Bellagio has not changed prices since I went 4 years ago $113 prie fixe $133 degustation. Of course the menu items haven't really changed either.

                                                                                  1. re: ns1

                                                                                    Earl of Sandwich is definitely the star here. I'm staying at Planet Hollywood next time~ $6 for an awesome hot sandwich. Club rocked it, wasn't too big a fan of the cannonballs but it wasn't bad.

                                                                                    Another trip to Bouchon, nothing "cheap" but if i were poor and wanted a good cheap breakfast, it'd be waffles and coffee @ Bouchon.

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                                                                                    Bouchon
                                                                                    3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                                                                                    Planet Hollywood
                                                                                    3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                                                                                2. re: ns1

                                                                                  I'm heading there in September - and I've seen quite a few 'early bird' prix fixes, a few all day buffet passes (i.e., all the buffets affiliated with a particular hotel), discounts on the exclusive pool bars, etc. The advent of Groupon has brought in a lot of deals.

                                                                                  1. re: ns1

                                                                                    The $20.11 lunch at Milos in the Cosmo can't be beat.

                                                                                    Wifey and I shared the octopus (+$10 supplement) and the shrimp saganaki starters.
                                                                                    The shrimp were fine but we both agreed the octopus was the highlight. Had a slight tang from being cooked with vinegar then grilled and finished with olive oil.
                                                                                    We both had the lavraki (some kind of sea bass) which was also very good.

                                                                                    Desserts were a greek yogurt with honey and dried fruit or a walnut cake. I liked the walnut cake better but wifey liked the yogurt.

                                                                                    1. re: zippyh

                                                                                      Restaurant week (which is really 2 weeks) coming up the last week of August and first of September. Can't get the link to work since I'm on my phone, but a Google search for key words will give all the details.

                                                                                      Benefits our local food bank, Three Square.

                                                                                      Meals are either $20.11, $30.11, or 50.11. Most dinners at the high end, but found at least one w 5 courses for that. Some with wine pairings for $20 more. Some have choices of 3 or even 4 dishes for each course.

                                                                                      I'be heard of people (yeah, a FRIEND) who do an early seating and a late seating the same night at 2 different restaurants. It works just great (so I hear)....

                                                                                  2. Are there any all-you-can-drink or alcohol deals or happy hour at the upscale Strip hotels on Sundays or Mondays? Thinking of any bar or lounge or nightclub that would suit mid-to-late-30s women not looking for a "meat market" but rather an exciting Vegas night out.

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                                                                                    1. re: Food Tourist

                                                                                      Unaware of any all you can eat/drink. But, lots of happy hour. Try this link:

                                                                                      http://www.lvhhtime.com/las-vegas-str...

                                                                                    2. Ok. 2012. How about now? Any deals to be had?

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                                                                                      1. re: eastbaysanfranman

                                                                                        There is a relatively new thread, above the normal posts, called "Coupons and Deals". Seems that most folks aren't using this to post the deals they run across.

                                                                                        Westie - you are the exception!

                                                                                        It would be great if all the Hounds would post their "best deal" and "super coupons" on that thread....

                                                                                      2. Returning to Vegas in November 2013. Any good deals, pre fixe, new restaurants I should know about. Love all food. We have a car. Thanks in advance.

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                                                                                        1. re: traveling

                                                                                          Canal Street at the Orleans has this deal. http://static.boydgaming.net/orleansc...