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Vegas - Nobhill or Fiamma?

mountsac Sep 11, 2009 01:18 PM

A dozen of us are meeting in Vegas for a class reunion. We are staying in MGM and are looking to dine at a mid-range fine dining restaurant in the hotel before the show. We checked out the fall dining menus and came down to a tie between Nobhill and Fiamma. Which one do you think is a better restaurant, in terms of food, ambiance, and service? Thank you.

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    emmaAmethyst RE: mountsac Sep 11, 2009 03:04 PM

    If it's a 10th reunion, go to Fiamma. If it's a 25th, go to Nob Hill. :-)

    Seriously, they're both very good, & calling it a tie is a pretty fair assessment. So, comes down to a question of what kind of experience you're looking for.

    I find Fiamma to be a bit more of a "scene" (but not obnoxiously so), & has a younger vibe. It's more of a high-energy place. More conducive to a more "rowdy" group. Should I assume that the show you're going to is Ka? If so, I think Fiamma might be a bit more ... compatible.

    Nob Hill is somewhat more subdued, relaxing, & even romantic. I've been there when there have been larger groups, & the vibe stays basically at mellow conversation. If you have serious foodies & winos who want a lot of focus on those aspects, Nob Hill is your choice.

    Service is very good to excellent at both. Generally the staffers at Fiamma are younger & more casual. At Fiamma, the staff generally starts off fairly formal, & then will relax & be more convivial & chatty if that's what you want.

    Is that any help?

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      SDGourmand RE: emmaAmethyst Sep 12, 2009 10:38 AM

      I agree with what you're saying but I would still choose nobhill. Basically because I always put the food first and nob hills new menu looks really inticing.

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      ziggylu RE: mountsac Sep 11, 2009 04:51 PM

      We ate at both on our last trip. We enjoyed both but would probably put Nobhill ahead a bit.

      I agree with the above assessment though regarding scene. So depending on what you're looking for Fiamma might be better.

      Either way you should be pleased...

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        mountsac RE: mountsac Sep 12, 2009 07:55 AM

        Thanks for the helpful information. I will relay the message to the gang.

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