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dhenry18 May 8, 2010 12:01 PM

My wife and I are 29 yrs. old from New York. We are foodies who will be in Vegas for three nights after spending four nights in SF/Napa. We are staying at the Palazzo, and it is my wife's first time in Vegas. We have all the celeb chefs in New York, and we want to narrow our experiences to the best food. So far, we've heard that Lotus of Siam and Raku are must experiences even though they are off the Strip. Agree/disagree? First, has anyone been to Lotus of Siam for lunch and had the buffet? Second, does anyone have a preference between SW, Stripsteak, and CUT? Third, has anyone been to Barlotta Restorante in the Wynn?

Any other thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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

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    dhenry18 May 9, 2010 02:33 PM

    So now we have CUT one night and Raku another night. I guess now it comes down to the last night. Bartolatta, Sage, or Bradley Ogden. Choice?

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

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    1. re: dhenry18
      Cookiefiend May 10, 2010 08:24 AM

      I've read really good things about Sage lately - we've got a reservation next week.

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        dhenry18 May 10, 2010 02:49 PM

        I'm interested to hear what you think when you return. Now, it seems we are at CUT, Raku, and Bradley Ogden. I guess it could all change though.

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

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          climberdoc May 10, 2010 03:32 PM

          I think that Bartolotta is one of the best Italian restaurants in town. It is also a unique Vegas experience that you likely would have trouble finding elsewhere. Seafood is flown in fresh daily from the "old world" at considerable expense to Steve Wynn. Their Family Style Tasting menu is an experience not to be missed and one you won't soon forget. It will cost you though. I think that if deciding between Bradley Ogden and Bartolotta, I'd go with Bartolotta. Not to take anything away from BO, but Bartolotta is a more unique experience to Vegas.

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

    2. A5 KOBE May 9, 2010 01:39 AM

      I too have been to CUT many times. Excellent every time.

      SW is also another fantastic steakhouse option, close second to CUT.

      You must great a Steakburger at Bradley Ogden in Ceasar's Palace. One of the best burgers in the country. 90% ribeye steak and 10% japanese wagyu.

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        BubblyOne May 9, 2010 07:23 AM

        Second Bradley Ogden rec. When they first opened, I loved the burger so much I went 2 nights in a row:) $29 prix fixe at the bar includes salad and dessert. Great celeb watching too.

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

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        Dave Feldman May 8, 2010 04:19 PM

        If you are concerned about food quality, then I think Raku and Lotus of Siam should be on your list, and you shouldn't even think about ordering the buffet at LOS. I would concentrate on ordering items at both restaurants that can't be found in NYC.

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

        1. ellenost May 8, 2010 04:19 PM

          I'm also a foodie from NYC, and had a great steak dinner at CUT. We don't have any Wolfgang Puck restaurants in NYC, so I wanted to try this restaurant. It was incredible. My sister and I shared the Japanese Wagyu and the American kobe-style rib eye steaks. Both were wonderful.

          My favorite restaurant in LV is Alex at The Wynn Hotel. I wish I visited LV more than once a year, because once a year dinner at Alex isn't enough for me.(BTW, my favorite NYC restaurants are EMP, Momofuku Ko, Per Se and Bouley).

          I have Lotus of Siam on my list of restaurants for my next visit.

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            dhenry18 May 9, 2010 02:28 PM

            thanks for the suggestion. I've recently read the expectations may now be too high for Lotus of Siam, and it may not be as good as advertised. In NY, our favorite restaurants are Esca, Blue Ribbon Bistro/sushi and Momfuku. Loved Bouley when we went there. Hope to get to Per Se and Le Bernadin some day. Anyway, now I'm considering Sage in Aria or Bartolatta in Wynn as well as CUT and Raku

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

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