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Travelling from Australia, need advice on the best place for a Wedding Dinner in Vegas....

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My name is Carly and I really need some good advice about the best place to have our wedding dinner in Las Vegas...
We have been engaged for 12 years and have never quite been able to have the wedding we really wanted until now. We will be travelling all the way from Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas in mid September and staying at the Bellagio for 6 nights (our first international trip) and have booked a desert wedding for Sunday the 19th.
Only about 5 guests will be flying over because of the cost so it will be a relatively small wedding dinner but we would really like it to be a memorable experience all the same.
Obviously we have to be careful about what we spend on our trip overall, and we are trying to find out and plan as much as we can even though it is still a few months away.
So we're looking for something around $100 per person or under for the 7 of us and we have no idea!!!!!

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Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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  1. I would look at Alex. A bit more expensive, but really a nice room and fabulous food. You might also look at some of the prix fixe menus for other big name restaurants. Le Cirque is in your hotel and the websites for Wynn, Encore, MGM Grand, Caesars and City Center all have dining sections.

    Is the $100 per a firm number that includes wine, tax and tip? If so, Alex is out. I'd look for tasting menus that come in around $50. Hopefully others on the board may have an idea for that price range.

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    1. re: Phil W

      Thanks for the tips, the $100 is our base, not including wine, tip, tax etc. We're looking at all of the options that have been suggested at this stage and hopefully can get some more. We do like the look of Le Cirque and also try to call the concierge at the Bellagio if we can get the time zones right, being on the other side of the world.

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      Bellagio
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    2. There are many restaurants in LV that are hungry for business and, for a party of 7, would be willing to consult with you on a dinner menu. I'd call the concierge at Bellagio and talk to him/her and get suggestions. Also, you might have better luck off The Strip. I can recommend Nora's, Rosemary's, Ferraro's and Piero's for fine food that won't break the bank. We like to take out of town folks to the JW Marriott in Summerlin, to a restaurant called Ceres. It's not fine dining, but the setting is lovely and there is a piano bar. Great for Sunday brunch, too. If $100 includes wine and tip you are going to have to scale down your expectations in terms of what you can get, but you should still be able to have a nice meal in a beautiful setting. Congratulations and good luck!

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      Bellagio
      3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

      1. Hey Carly. Congrats on the wedding and you are sure to have a great time. There are several places you could go but one that comes to mind right away is Picasso. It, by no means, has the best food but when you combine service, food and atmosphere, I find it very hard to beat. Not only that, mid Sept is a PERFECT time of year to eat outside and Picasso patio it truly a wonderful experience, one that you do not have to travel to get to as you are staying at the Bellagio. I have been coming to LV for over 20 years (14 of which have been over the exact same weekend…this year the 17th-21st of Sept) and have forged a good relationship with the staff at Picasso and they really bend over backwards to make all dining experiences unique. Sitting on the patio and indulging in terrific food with the fountains of the Bellagio in the background is a one of a kind experience. They do not take reservations on the patio, so be forewarned…if you need help let me know. Again, there really are a ton of other great restaurants in LV but Picasso is great and easy to get to

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        Bellagio
        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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        1. re: LVI

          I'm really not sure why I didn't list Picasso on my first post. We went for our anniversary last August and loved it. LVI is correct in that the food is not Guy Savoy, but it is very good. The room is not as glittery as Alex, but with $50 mil in original picasso paintings and an incomparable water show right outside, I think the atmosphere is awesome. Of course it all depends on your tastes and expectations. Good luck and congratulations.

          1. re: Phil W

            Thanks Phil W. I think our expectations are pretty realistic, we don't expect silver service fine dining but do want more than a typical family bistro. Have any of you heard anything or know about the Canaletto in the Venetian? I like the looks of thier set menus and the private dining rooms.

            1. re: carlymath

              You can do much better than Canaletto in Las Vegas. That place is just average. Check out the new Sage at the Aria. We saw large groups dining there. Their food is very good and the place is romantic and nice for a wedding dinner.

          2. re: LVI

            Hi LVI. We will be there around the same time! There were a couple of nice ones in the Bellagio that we liked and Picasso was not one of them at a glance. I will have to go back and have another look. Thanks for the tip. Never know, might bump into you. That restaurant might even be a good one for just the 2 of us on another night if not the wedding night.

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            Bellagio
            3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV