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Nov 9, 2009 03:25 PM

Vegas Thanksgiving dining schedule -- appreciate comments

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So two of us are going to Vegas over the Thanksgiving period (Nov 25-29). Our primary attention will be on dining, although we plan to see a couple of shows. We'll be staying at the Venetian, and won't have a car, so ideally we should be able to walk to our dinner (or the cab fare should cost less than the food). We're trying to mix it up, so it's not all Nouveau Continental or New American or Nuevo Tejano.

Our current dining schedule looks like this:

Nov-25 (we get in around 11pm)
Dinner -- Firefly (appreciate any other suggestions for stellar late-night food)

Breakfast -- Verandah Brunch
Lunch -- Lotus of Siam
Dinner -- Stripsteak

Breakfast -- Payard
Lunch -- Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba (is this the best lunch on that given day? Rosemary's is good but the cab > lunch cost, it seems)
Dinner -- Origin India (tasting menu or a la carte?)

Breakfast - Mesa Grill Brunch
Lunch - no lunch planned for reasons soon to become obvious
Dinner - Joel Robuchon (the multi-multi-multi course tasting menu)

Breakfast - Tableau (early, since we catch a flight out of Vegas by noon)


Mesa Grill
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Origin India
4480 Paradise Road, Suite 1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169

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

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  1. Love Payard...but all I've ever had are the pastries. Grab a box of their macarons as a souvenir...they are most delightful. LoS is a darling on the board...I've never been...didn't have time the last time I was in Vegas. My sister enjoyed the pre-frixe lunch at Mesa. Never been to Stripsteak, but I LOVED CP Steak at the 4 Seasons. Their Sunday Supper was literally to die for...I needed to be rolled out of there after six courses of food. I also love Daniel Boulud Brasserie at the Wynn...Taste of Wynn dining menu kept the tab low, and the food was excellent.

    Daniel Boulud Brasserie
    3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Payard Patisserie & Bistro
    3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Charlie Palmer Steak
    3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

    2 Replies
    1. re: attran99

      Just as an FYI, CP Steak is now closed Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday hence no Sunday Supper.

      To the OP, since you're staying at the Venetian, I'd sub Bouchon for Verandah and Cut for Stripsteak. I like Stripsteak but prefer Cut. Haven't been to Verandah Cafe in a couple years.

      Really though, the big factor for me would be the convenience factor. If I was staying at Mandalay Bay I'd go to Stripsteak and Verandah.

      3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

      1. re: zippyh

        Wow...times are tough when you can't keep the kitchen open every night. What a shame...Sunday Supper was so fabulous.

    2. Lotus of Siam was a high point of my trip there in October! My husband and I loved it. We especially enjoyed the fact that the server asked how spicy we wanted our food and although he gasped when we said an 8 (so we downgraded to 7.5) they made it very spicy. We especially liked the Duck Panang, it was amazing! The green chili dip and papaya salad were also excellent. The only thing we weren't as excited about was the beef starter (I can't remember the name but it is recommended on the board) it was just too tough for us (it is a beef jerky).

      Origin India on the other hand was not spicy at all, it's more of a innovative,upscale take on Indian cuisine. We enjoyed the food and thought it was very good (especially the chicken wings) and the restaurant had a very nice atmosphere. The big problem there was that although the server was very nice, they were extremely incompetent (we ordered three different drinks that they were out of, but each time he didn't know he was out of them until he had gone and searched for a few minutes) for a restaurant at this price point they should have a better system for keeping their servers informed of items they are out of.

      Origin India
      4480 Paradise Road, Suite 1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169

      1. Just a heads up, Daniel Boulud is closing. LoS is amazing! Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba is always a fun place to go, but I would go on Friday for happy hour and sit at the bar. I live in Vegas and whenever I have company I take them to Mon Ami Gabi at Paris and sit outside. You can watch the fountains at Bellagio while you dine (and watch all of the tourists too!) They have a good lunch menu.

        Bouchon is amazing albeit pricey.

        Hope you enjoy your trip! The weather should be amazing out here!

        3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        Mon Ami Gabi
        3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

        1. I'd make a few changes. Firefly is ok, instead i'd go to Raku(japanese open until 2am). 5-minute cab ride from Venetian. Agree with Zippy to sub Cut for Stripsteak, although both are good. Namaste is a better choice for Indian, although located next to LOS, so if you want different scenery Origin may be preferable. (Namaste has limited drink selection but you can get bottles from LOS/liquor store and bring them over at no extra cost). Is there a particluar reason you want to go to BaBa? Many better places for lunch in the city. Cheers