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I'm coming into Vegas for one night -- my birthday! It will be a Tuesday night at the end of June, and we are staying at The Four Seasons. I'm thinking it might be easiest to eat somewhere at Mandalay Bay, especially since I can't afford the likes of Alex :-)

Are there any "specials" at Mandalay, like they are running at Wynn? Or do you just have to go looking once you arrive?

If you were choosing between RM Seafood and Fleur de Lys, which would you choose?

Thanks!

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RM Seafood
3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

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  1. They are two totally different types of restaurants, so it would depend on my preference for the evening. RM is a personal favorite, but I prefer this style of cooking and always look forward to their Cioppino. You might consider the Lion King Prix Fixe dinner - around $55 for three courses at Fleur de Lys. As a side note both of these restaurants participate in Restaurants.com so you could save a few bucks and enjoy a nice meal.

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    1. re: Philber

      restaurants.com is actually running a promotion right now - 70% off their coupons with code EAT. So you can get a $50 coupon to RM Seafood or Fleur de Lys for $6 (as well as a number of other restaurants - most of the ones at Mandalay seem to be participating).

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      RM Seafood
      3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

    2. Was there anything in particular you were looking for? If you'd like some "WOW factor" with your "Modern American with Euro Flair" dinner, try Aureole... And you'll either be wowed by the "wine angels" climbing the tower to get your bottle, or by the serenity of Swan Court. And if you want to up the "WOW factor" some more, try Mix. Aureole typically has $55 prix-fixe dinner menus available, while Mix may have a $95 prix-fixe menu.

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      1. re: atdleft

        All mix is good for is a drink to enjoy the view. The food is overly expensive even for Vegas. Fluer is always a good choice. I would look into L'atelier at MGM. You can take the monorail over or a cheap cab ride.

        1. re: SDGourmand

          I hope you give Mix another chance. I tried it back in May and did the Alain Ducasse/Charlie Palmer BBQ at Mandalay during Vegas Uncork'd, and both times I was really impressed! Yes, the food is pricey... But IMHO it's one of the few pricey Vegas joints worth every penny (and then some).

          And for a special event like a birthday, I think Mix may especially be worth the splurge. :-)

      2. Thanks for the tip about restaurant.com. I had actually found the 70% off promo earlier today, and decided that the $89 4-course meal at Fleur de Lys was looking pretty darn good with a $50 off gift certificate. Or, maybe I'll just go a la carte there. Thanks for the help!

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        1. re: WestsideLisa

          Both are overpriced mediocre convention restaurants.

          1. re: kel

            Just an FYI Fleur de Lys will be closing in August and re opening in october as a small plates restaurant. Hubert Keller and his team will still be in charge and running it.

        2. We ended up at Fleur de Lys, and IMO, it was just okay. Certainly not one of the top meals I've ever had. Both the service and food were mediocre, at best.

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          1. re: WestsideLisa

            I guess now we know why they are offering deep discounts at restaurants.com and why they are closing soon.

            1. re: shamu613

              Yes, they're about to close... FdL is probably just trying to stay as close to the black as possible before shutting down (to be replaced by a new tapas joint).

            2. re: WestsideLisa

              Sad, just sad. I'm sorry you couldn't experience FdL back when it was on top of its game. Next time you take the road to Mandalay for a very special dinner, try Aureole or Mix instead. Both are still fabulous and first rate French.

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              Mix - Las Vegas
              3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

              Aureole
              3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Paradise, NV 89119

              1. re: atdleft

                I would recommend Mix as well. The dining room is spectacular and I really think Ducasse's food is incredible. I took my boyfriend there for his birthday and we both had the tasting menus, which we both thought was well worth the money. The lobster curry was fabulous as well as the scallops and we've already said that the next time we're in Vegas, we're going to Mix. We liked that the service was a little more casual than a typical fine dining restaurant (we also ate at Alex and although the service was great, it was a bit stuffy for our liking).