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Moms getaway to Vegas - in desperate need of fun and food

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Hi everyone - a much needed moms getaway is in the works. Staying at the new Wynn, and looking for recs on the Strip. Requirements: EXCELLENT chow worthy food + EXCELLENT, FUN ambiance. Open to all cuisines. This is a LONG OVERDUE and MUCH Needed vacay : ) Please please please help me create a perfect wknd when it comes to food! Thank you in advance! Please note everyone is in their early 30's!

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    1. If you're at the Encore, I would suggest drinks at the European Pool's bar...the blue crush I had was terrific. I loved our dinner at Daniel Boulud over at the Wynn...perfectly executed food...I had the Taste of Wynn menu...three courses for $42. The most excellent meal that I've ever had.
      I also had dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons. Excellent service...wonderful food. I highly suggest Sunday Supper, if you're there on Sunday night. Five courses of Italian-inspired steakhouse dishes for $48. If you're lucky, the chef's third course will include the best marinara sauce that I've ever had in my life...it was like smelling and devouring fresh San Marzano tomatoes.

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      1. re: attran99

        Sinatra and Botero are both excellent restaurants (at Encore).

      2. L'atelier and Cut for sure. Nothing better than these two restaurants IMO.

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        1. re: SDGourmand

          Thanks so much for the suggestions--You've recommended the best. Now I ask (and don't get mad) do they have the fun factor that these ladies are craving? I do not think they're in the mood for steakhouses--they do appreciate excellent food, but I know that they will appreciate a fun atmosphere.

          1. re: Lotus7

            L'atelier I think is a great atmosphere because you can sit at the counter and watch the chefs work. ALso ladies at the counter are always going to get special treatment from what I've seen anyway. I think Cut is a fun atmosphere as well but not as much as L'atelier.

            1. re: SDGourmand

              appreciate the feedback. i'd like to put together a list of restaurants for the ladies so keep the recs coming! I think I'll have to make reservations very soon since we'll be there at the beg. of October!

            2. re: Lotus7

              You'll like Daniel Boulud...it's right next to the Lake of Dreams, so you'll be able to watch the show as you dine. It sounds a bit campy, but it's not. My husband and I loved it.
              CP Steak is not going to have the fun atmosphere you ladies crave. Perhaps MIX would be more appropriate, but I can't speak of the food, I've only been there for drinks.

              1. re: attran99

                thanks for your suggestion! i actually went to mix about 3-4 yrs ago and thought food was good and not over the top pricey. wouldnt mind going back since it did have a fun atmosphere...

                1. re: Lotus7

                  Hi! How was your trip? Anything you would recommend? I'm putting together an itinerary for a girls weekend. Sounds like our groups are one and the same (mine is just a few years older! :).