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May 3, 2010 08:46 AM

Vegas Trip- How is this list?

We are staying in the Palazzo for 2 nights and the Golden Nugget for 1 over memorial day weekend. I want to venture off the strip for a few places but will I be able to get there and back w/o a car?

Here is what I'm thinking (on and off the strip)

Golden Steer
Lotus of Siam
Bouchon- breakfast/brunch
Buffet- Bellagio or Paris?
Red 8- maybe
Frankie's Tiki Room- for drinks maybe
Mix- for drinks only
Woo- maybe

Any input you can provide will be appreciated!

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Golden Steer
308 West Sahra, Las Vegas, NV 89102

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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

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  1. You'll have to cab it to some of the places off strip, but that shouldn't be an issue.

    1. Strongly urge you to drop Paris Buffet; I've eaten at both the breakfast and dinner buffets at Paris--both times very disappointing. Bellagio breakfast buffet is okay (nothing special).

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      1. re: ellenost

        Thanks ellenost. I'll certainly take note. Any good buffet replacement?

      2. OH, almost forgot. If Red 8 is the Chinese joint at the Wynn, forget about it. It is overpriced and not good.

        1. What are you looking for with Golden Steer. If you're looking for dark, wooden booths, fishbowl-sized martinis, high quality meats, 6-inch thick cheesecake, etc. then this is your place. This is an old-school Vegas experience. There is nothing hip about it. Just make sure you go in with realistic expectations. There are some amazing, contemporary steakcentric venues in Vegas.

          Raku, LOS, Bouchon should not be missed. Good choices!

          Skip all buffets.

          Mix for drinks is a great idea.

          I agree that Red 8 is not worth your time or $$. Wing Lei on the other hand is but is a lot more expensive.

          Have a great trip!

          3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Golden Steer
          308 West Sahra, Las Vegas, NV 89102

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

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          1. re: climberdoc

            My other steak choice is CUT... its one steak place or the other. The priority is high quality meats, well prepared and I've heard that GS was a good choice surprisingly and kitschy but If I should go with CUT or Strip Steak (?) then let me know.

            In a perfect world I'd like to not spend $300 for 2 at dinner and that seems to be the case at many of these places. We are skipping "O" (the show) because I cannot fathom spending nearly $400 for two tickets.

            1. re: ChristineR


              I agree with climberdoc to skip all buffets (although I've never tried the Wynn buffet).

              I had a wonderful steak dinner 2 weeks ago at CUT. I recently posted my review of the restaurants that I had visited.

              We had a great breakfast at Bouchon, and agree that it shouldn't be missed.

              Lotus of Siam is on my "must" list for my next visit to LV.

              BTW, I saw the "O" show 8 years ago; you're not missing much.

          2. GS is a classic steakhouse with everything that goes along with that...large cuts of prime meat, fishbowl martinis, cheesecake bigger that your head, etc.

            CUT is nothing like GS except that their focus is steak. The apps are interesting and creative and do not include the obligatory beefsteak tomato or wedge of lettuce attacked by a dumptruck of blue cheese dressing. There are more choices of steaks ranging from Illinois cornfed to true Japanese Kobe and the prices that go along with the latter. The pretzel bread at CUT is to die for. Excellent, creative desserts as well.

            You can tell which I prefer.