Favorite moderately priced restaurants on the Vegas Strip?
Hello! Was hoping for some dining advice as I don't have much experience with Vegas and the number of dining options available is overwhelming! I've only been to Vegas once before and that trip was for a wedding so I didn't have much chance to explore what the strip has to offer. I know dining in Vegas, especially on the strip, isn't going to be cheap so I do mean "moderately priced" by Vegas standards rather than what I'd consider moderately priced at home. So maybe a ballpark cost of $50 per person for an entree and dessert, not including drinks which can obviously inflate that total fast!
This is a girls only trip and we're nongamblers so we're not looking for places to just get in, eat quickly and get out. We're not looking for the cheapest place to eat, just a few not-quite-so-extravagant venues as we can't afford to splurge every night. We're staying at the Flamingo, but don't necessarily want to stick to eating at one of the neighboring properties as we had planned on exploring many of the different hotels on the strip and are prepared to do quite a bit of walking anyway. So long as using a cab isn't necessary to get there, it's fine. We're in our late 20s but aren't really looking for restaurants that cater to a youthful crowd and we're pretty openminded about different cuisines so we'd would welcome suggestions from all different types of restaurants. And while I think this likely goes without saying on this forum, we'd prefer not to eat at chain restaurants that we can frequent at home. Also I know a lot of restaurants have been releasing price fixed menus that are more affordable than eating a la carte, and we have been looking at those. It's just tough to tell from which restaurants are actually worth our time and money based on what they're putting on their menu, so specific suggestions are particularly welcome.
Thanks in advance!
A good strategy is to choose a great restaurant regardless of price and eat in their bar. Even the best restaurants in Vegas aren't busy lately and usually are happy to let bar patrons order off both the bar and restaurant menus. I've also never had a problem or been charged for splitting plates (always check first, though), which is perfect for those of us who find restaurant portions too large. Best of all, by ordering various appetizers/salads, entrees, desserts for the group, everyone can have fun sampling a bit of everything. There are numerous boards on this site with excellent restaurants on the Strip perfect for this. An off strip option is the Palms - both Nine and Nove, with Nove having access to Playboy and Moon nightclubs.
One of my standard recommedations is Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York. Great menu (love the lamb there and the Irish fare as well), fun crowd, especially in the evenings and weekends when they have live music with no cover. They have outdoor seating for some great people watching. I've been to 2 bachelorette parties there (I live in Vegas) and we've had a blast both times. We always take our out-of-town guests there as well and it's perfect when a high-end dinner isn't what we're in the mood for. You can def have a great dinner for under $50 a person. You certainly could walk from the Flamingo down to NYNY or walk one way to take in the sights and take a cab back for about $15-$20...here's the web site with menu http://www.ninefineirishmen.com/index...