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rjayasuriya Dec 15, 2009 07:32 AM

I will be in Vegas 03/02 - 03/05 on business. I'm hoping that Southwest chowhounds will be able to give me some recommendations. I'm open to trying anything but Italian. Here are some things I love;

1) A good steak
2) Asian cuisine (Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc)
3) Sushi
4) Sea food
5) Tex-mex

I will be staying either at the Venetian or Mandalay Bay. I will have a car and I don't mind driving 20-30 miles to get a decent meal.

I would like to stay under $30 for dinner, under $15 for lunch and under $10 for breakfast but I don't mind spending extra for a good meal.

Thank you in advance!

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    estone888 Dec 18, 2009 02:34 PM

    Doesn't come under your price point, but I just had one of the greatest steaks of my life at Michael Mina's Stripsteak in the Mandalay Bay. The steak I had is not on the menu, you have to ask for it and they don't always have it. It is an Angus ribeye cap. They do have a Wagyu Ribeye Cap on the menu that is more expensive. I have tried that one as well and while it is delicious, I find that it is far too rich to eat a whole one. To me, the Angus tastes nearly as good, is a lot cheaper, and you can eat the whole thing. They give you complimentary, twice-fried in duckfat, french fries as well. They have an amazing selection of scotch, and I'm partial to their cesar salad.

    1. SDGourmand Dec 15, 2009 04:17 PM

      I don't even think it's possible with those price points. Unless you ate fast food the whole time.

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        rjayasuriya Dec 16, 2009 05:20 AM

        Thanks guys! I would be willing to pay more for a decent meal.

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          freecia Dec 17, 2009 09:58 PM

          I think pastries at Bouchon might qualify for breakfast, if you're a light breakfast eater. If you can do brunch instead of breakfast and lunch, you have a few other options open since you're combining the budgets.

          Take a look at the Recession Specials threads as well. There are great deals to be had if your budget is before drinks and tips.

      2. linguafood Dec 15, 2009 03:41 PM

        Perhaps start by checking out recent LV threads, where there have been ample discussions of

        1) steak
        2) Asian cuisine (Thai & Japanese)
        3) sushi
        4) seafood

        Not sure if your spending limits will work, tho. Vegas ain't cheap.

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        1. re: linguafood
          shamu613 Dec 18, 2009 09:47 PM

          1. Dessy B's Steakhouse. It's not in the same league as Craftsteak or any Strip restaurant, but it's good eats.
          http://www.dessybssteakhouse.com/
          1. Ellis Island Casino has a steak dinner special. ~$6:95.
          1. Mr. Lucky's at the Hard Rock has a steak and shrimp special for $7.77.

          2. Pin Kaow Thai Restaurant. http://www.pinkaowthai.com/
          2. Ichiza. Think Japanese tapas.

          3. Island Sushi. http://www.islandsushiandgrill.com/
          3. Sushi On Rainbow.

          4. Makino Seafood Buffet

          5. Los Molcajetes. (search for reviews here in Chowhound

          )

          With a car, you can meet almost any price frame.

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