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Bday dinner for a local (Las Vegas)

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tear it up Oct 12, 2009 01:38 PM

I'm planning a bday dinner for my boyfriend at the end of the month and was hoping to get some suggestions for a new place to go! We live over in the Summerlin area and would prefer to stay over on this side of town, but definitely willing to travel. Last year we went to Vitner Grill and the year before we did Nora's, both of which are now part of our regular restaurant rotation because we loved them. I'd like some place with a good wine list or BYOB but in the same price range as VG/Nora's type places. Any recommendations would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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    Eric RE: tear it up Oct 12, 2009 03:11 PM

    How about Grape Street Cafe? I don't know if this is too casual.

    http://grapestreetcafe.com/home.cfm

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      lvnvflyer RE: tear it up Oct 12, 2009 03:30 PM

      You might consider Todd's in Green Valley; they have free corkage on Wednesdays, and $20 the rest of the time. Excellent food; it's a bit of a haul for you, but I think it is worth the drive.

      I like both Vintner and Nora's too.

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        Seth Chadwick RE: lvnvflyer Oct 12, 2009 04:27 PM

        I second Todd's. We had a wonderful dinner and the food and service were excellent. The menu was very creative and was worth the drive for us.

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        Todd's Unique Dining
        4350 E. Sunset Rd., Henderson, NV 89014

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        QAW RE: tear it up Oct 12, 2009 05:11 PM

        Any night at Raku can be a real experience, so that can fit well for a birthday celebration. A terrific Sake list, if that suits your taste buds, and while the wine list is not a long one, the options are well thought out to pair with the cuisine, at extremely reasonable prices.

        1. Larry RE: tear it up Oct 12, 2009 06:11 PM

          Would Marche Bacchus fit the bill? It's not in the same league as Raku, but it's in the right area, and has a great wine policy: look through the bottles in the attached wine store, choose one, and pay just a 10% markup.

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            tear it up RE: Larry Oct 12, 2009 08:30 PM

            I've been hearing a lot about Todd's....might have to check that out! The free corkage on Wednesday is very interesting...too bad the birthday falls on a Friday this year! I've been meaning to check out Grape Street Cafe since they sent me a coupon in the mail....I'm sure they have a good wine list and I'm cool with casual, but wondering how's the food? Thanks for the suggestions!!

          2. GroovinGourmet RE: tear it up Oct 13, 2009 07:27 AM

            Have you been to Rosemary's? If not, it should be on the top of your list. Easily the best restaurant within spitting distance from Summerlin. 1/2 price wines on Sundays. They used to do Ladie's Day on Wednesdays, but they have made some changes due to the economy. And they will do a birthday version of their Dessert Storm sampler with advanced notice.

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