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Four Night in Vegas - Please Critique my List

I don't gamble - I'm here for the food and the spectacle, but mostly the food.

That said, can't afford the excess of $300/head spots. (But a splurge at $100-$150/head is acceptable if the food is awesome).

Here's the current list:

Dinner:
L'Atelier de Joel Roubuchon
Bar Charlie
Wing Lei
Bradley Odgen Lounge (cheap late night after flying in)

Lunch:
Olives
Tableau (brunch)
Burger Bar
Bouchon (breakfast before the flight)

What do you think?

Anything fabulous (but not too dear) I'm missing?
Anything on this list that should be removed?

Thanks!

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Bouchon
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

L'Atelier
1739 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Wing Lei
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  1. We were in Vegas last month, went for a late night burger at Bradley Ogden which was great. Sat at the bar and had great service, even got some complementary champagne and dessert, would go again.

    The one other "snack' we really enjoyed was at the Bubble Bar at Guy Savoy, we went our actual dinner to try it out. Some of the most expensive champagne by the glass around BUT you can order a tasting at the bar, something like $40.00 for 4 bites, easily could have been a meal and everything was fantastic. A great value for what you are spending.

    First Food & Bar at the Palazzo also kept coming up as a good place to try but we never got there.

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    Bradley Ogden
    3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    1. I would skip Olives. I love Noodle 9 at Caesars my go too lunch spot.

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      1. re: SDGourmand

        Lotus of Siam is well worth a visit. Rosemary's is also good but a ways away. Craftsteak has amazing steaks at reasonable prices.

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        Lotus of Siam
        953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

        1. re: baltymoron

          Yes I would do Cut or CraftSteak in place of wing lei

        2. re: SDGourmand

          Agree that Olive's is best when you're looking to see the fountains, not for the food.

          1. re: SDGourmand

            I second that emotion. LV Olives is the site of the single worst dining experience I have yet to suffer through. Inept, indifferent service, totally unmemorable food. PASADENA!

          2. I think Wing Lei is completely overrated as well. I found the servers to be rude and the food nothing special.

            1. I would concur with the above reference to Wing Lei - a nice setting, but the food is only good, and not great. If the thought process was to include an Asian evening as part of your stay it would make some sense, but unfortunately most of the Asian fare on the Strip does not make bells ring, like your other suggestions do. If it is only about the food, and not the ambience, then Lotus of Siam and Raku hit the highest Asian notes in Las Vegas these days.

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              1. re: QAW

                I'd also concur about skipping Wing Lei. Food wasn't bad at all but nothing special. Service was actually pretty good and the room is nice.

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                Wing Lei
                3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

              2. I think that Alex in the Wynn would be a better choice than Wing Lei. The $89 per person Taste of Wynn menu is a wonderful value.

                1. L'Atelier is a good choice. However was not impressed by Tableau for brunch or by Bouchon for brunch. If you haven't been before, you gotta visit a buffet -- recommendations are Bellagio & Wynn.

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                  Bouchon
                  3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                  L'Atelier
                  1739 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

                  Bellagio
                  , Las Vegas, NV 89101

                  1. Burger Bar provided me with the best burger I've ever eaten. Angus cooked medium-rare. Carmelized onions. Pan-eared foie gras. Black truffle-red wine jus. Onion bun. Aioli on the side. Earthy, rich, decadent. Wonderful flavors...and totally worth the $32 tab just for the burger. I had some lovely sweet potato fries and a strawberry cosmo milkshake, too. Strawberry cosmo milkshake was made the homemade strawberry ice cream, citron vodka, contrieu (sp?), and milk...couldn't taste the booze, but it sure was delish.

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                    Burger Bar
                    3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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                    1. re: attran99

                      Now, that sounds like a great burger! Definitely going to try your entire meal (all of it sounded yummy) when I return to LV in April.

                    2. If you're not already set on the recs put forth thus far, consider Bar Charlie (adjacent to Charlie Trotter's at the Palazzo). A handful of seats offer ringside view of the preparation, cooked and raw fish, brilliantly prepared and presented. We visited in July and it is a spot not to be missed.

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                      1. re: fork

                        Agree about Bar Charlie. I had a great dinner at the end of March. I felt bad/was surprised how empty it was considering how good the food was

                      2. I'd skip L'Atelier in favor of Nob Hill Tavern. Just a suggestion - the lobster pot pie is really something.

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                        L'Atelier
                        1739 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

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                        1. re: bennycheeks

                          nob hill over L'atelier really? I like Nob Hill but I would never go there over L'atelier..

                        2. I would bag Wing Lei and Olives and opt for either Lotus of Siam for some of the best Thai on the planet and/or Alex at the Wynn for dinner.