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Casual options & what to have for Breakfast?

Headed to Vegas next week with 7 friends (all ladies) to celebrate 40th b-days. Booked Fleur de Lys for our first dinner/big $$ meal of the weekend. Doing RM Seafood the 2nd night, pre-show. We are staying at Mandalay Bay - drinks at Mix are a must. Are there any good more casual (and lower price point) places to consider for Friday night, or good happy hours? I've made note of Raku and Lotus of Siam but I don't know if the group will be up for venturing too far off strip - if so will we be able to get last min reservations at either?

Oh and what are the best breakfast/lunch options for us? TIA!

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

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

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  1. Unfortunately, both Lotus of Siam and Raku are closed for lunch on the weekend (Raku is never open for lunch, but as far as I know is still open until 3:00 a.m. daily).

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

    1. Breakfast... Verandah at the Four Seasons Hotel in the south end of Mandalay Bay.

      Sounds to me like you don't want to leave the property. And if you don't have cars, staying put is the best plan in my opinion. Why waste time trying to travel the highly congested streets around the resort corridor when you have everything you need under one roof.

      Lunch... Border Grill out by the pool, Raffles Cafe in the casino or try Burger Bar inside Mandalay Place.

      If you didn't make reservations for Lotus of Siam for this weekend, by last month, fahgettaboutit.

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      Border Grill
      3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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      1. re: shamu613

        I'll second Border Grill. It's a fun spot owned by 2 of LA's most respected female chefs. Especially if you don't have decent Mexican in your area.

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        Border Grill
        3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119

        1. re: BubblyOne

          OH! Excellent - I didn't make the LA connection. Yay, am excited to try it now!

          1. re: Angel Food

            Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger AKA "Too Hot Tamales".

      2. I too would love some cheap eat recommendations, preferably on or near the strip (will not have a car). We are staying at the Wynn and are prepared to blow some serious cash on dinners, but where can we get cheap breakfasts (less than $15 per person) and lunches (less than $20 pp)? Should we just go stock up on granola bars at Walgreens? Can you recommend happy hour specials for a fun late lunch? I know there are some other posts on this topic, but most are over a year old. Thanks in advance!

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        1. re: mem53

          Taqueira Canonita in the Venetian has a 2-7 happy hour. $6 appetizers (we were there last week and made a late lunch out of app orders of tacos, quesedillas, and chips and salsa) and $5 margaritas. Zoozacrackers is also a decent lunch option.

          For breakfast the Terrace Cafe (I think this was what it was called) has some reasonable options, or walk across to the Venetian to Bouchon Bakery and get some delish pastries.

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          Bouchon
          3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Zoozacrackers
          3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          1. re: mem53

            Actually, the Terrace Pointe (Wynn) is their "coffee shop" and decent prices for b'fast and lunch if you don't want to leave the hotel. They also have a self-serve place for morning coffee/fruit, etc. by their gift shop/drug store right off the casino.
            Fashion Show Mall, with a bridge from the Wynn has a food court and several OK places as well.
            Room service is where they really get you, mandatory 18% tip AND room service fee on top of food cost.

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            Terrace Pointe Cafe
            3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

            1. re: BubblyOne

              One thing I hate about that coffee/pastry shop in the Wynn is that it's always packed in the morning with no where to sit. The line is always long too but it moves reasonably quick though if you're just taking it back to the room. We go to the Terrace Pointe as suggested even if just getting coffee and muffins. It doesn't cost much more. Free wifi there too.

              It's not too bad a walk from the Wynn to the Peppermill for decent breakfasts.

              Cut in the Palazzo has a happy hour now Sunday-Thursday.

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              Terrace Pointe Cafe
              3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          2. 2nd for both the Terrace Pt. @ the Wynn & Peppermill's. If you find yourself down on Fremont St. there's a Dupar's Diner location at the Golden Gate.