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pescawhatta Jun 23, 2009 05:44 PM

So I'm heading out to Vegas and need some dinner recommendations for a Saturday night. I've been tapped to find a restaurant for dinner on that night, so I'm looking to the chowhounds for some help!

we'll be staying at the bellagio and going to see O that night. Looking for something that's nice, not crazy expensive but not casual either. Only requirements is that there some seafood on the menu and that its worth the price.

thanks SO much for the help!

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    itwillmakeaturd Jun 23, 2009 06:04 PM

    I don't know if you consider Le Cirque "crazy expensive", but they have a 3 course prix fixe for $98 per person. The service is some of the best I've had, and the food is decent. They have plenty of seafood, and are conveniently located.

    I don't think you could really go wrong eating at any of the finer restaurants at the Bellagio - they will all meet your requirements except possibly for price.

    If you want to spend less than these, I think the restaurants next door at Caesar's Palace offer better value in the <=$50 per person range. I especially suggest Mesa Grill and Beijing Noodle No 9. The decor at the latter is unusual and very nice.

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      pescawhatta Jun 24, 2009 09:59 AM

      I was tossing around the idea of Mesa Grill. Any must have suggestions from the menu? I'll be taking my boyfriend's parents so I want to make sure that its a good spot and that i can point out a couple things on the menu, so if you have any ideas I'd really appreciate it!

      Also, have you been to bouchon for breakfast? Ive only been to the yountville location for dinner and lunch but am in love with their pastries.

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        maestrette Jun 24, 2009 05:12 PM

        The burger at Mesa Grill is one of my favorites. I've also tried the Cuban, but wasn't as impressed by it.

        Breakfast at Bouchon is excellent. If they have the beignets on the menu, they are a must try. Warm spicy cake donuts served with housemade jams and chocolate nutella. The french toast is like a bread pudding with chunks of apples. Good if you like sweet things for breakfast. We also had a nice grilled chicken omelet that was the special of the day.

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          itwillmakeaturd Jun 24, 2009 06:29 PM

          I agree that Bouchon great. I think it is hands down the best breakfast/brunch in Vegas. The service there is mediocre, but the food keeps bringing me back and satisfying me. I have never been unhappy with anything that came out of the kitchen - I eat there almost every visit.

          At Mesa Grill try the pork tenderloin for red meat, or the halibut if you want fish.

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      anvali Jun 24, 2009 10:33 AM

      I couldn't tell where to go specifically. But stay away from Olives....I went there recently (also before seeing "O"). Reservations were at 7.30 for a 10.30 show. They knew we were going to the show but we didn't get out of there until 10.00-15. I'm a big fan of a nice leisurely dinner but 2.5 hrs is pushing it....Service was slow and unattentive. Food conceptually was boring and in execution was over-salted. The one saving grace were the cocktails. So I would recommend the bar, but not the restaurant.

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        danieli10 Jun 24, 2009 11:08 PM

        You can't go wrong at Fix. Fun place and you can go and get good drinks and a bite before or after the show. I've never had a bad meal at Mesa Grill. Any pork dish there is outstanding and it won't break the bank either.

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