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New and passing through - need recs!

  • LJNew Jun 14, 2010 07:13 AM
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Hi: I am a NYer that will be driving cross country in a week or two - I am looking for recommendations on where to eat in Las Vegas. We will be in town one night only and I am hoping for a great place not TOO expensive, but with all the chef celebs in town it would be fun to eat somewhere notable.

Also hearing about any great diners for breakfast would also be appreciated. We will heading east.

Any help for an out of towner, LV newbie is much appreciated - will be happy to do the same if you need help with the Hudson Valley region in NY.

If you recall there are similar threads on this board - just point me the way!

Many thanks!

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  1. Any particular kind of food you're looking for? I'm certainly no expert on Vegas but we loved Craftsteak when we were there last year, and in terms of celebrity chefs Colicchio is pretty notable from Top Chef, I guess? If you sit in the lounge and do the halfsteak menu it's not that expensive.

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    1. re: baderin

      We are pretty open to any really good places that are moderately priced - really does not have to be celebs, however it would be fun to try out.

      I will put Craftsteak on the list - my SO would be in favor of steak.

    2. How much are you looking to spend? If you're looking for an east coast type diner, you're basically out of luck. There are coffee shops that are good, but no diners/

      1. Breakfast at Hash House ago go. Holy Crap!!! Ya gotta do it at least once. Been to both off $ on strip FUN PLACE Be Hungey. (Imperial Palace)

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        Hash House
        2605 S Decatur Blvd Ste 103, Las Vegas, NV 89102

        1. For a reasonably-priced meal, you might want to check out Lotus of Siam (off strip). It's often cited as one of the best Thai restaurants in the country, and dang--it is inexpensive. They also have an incredible collection of Rieslings at reasonable prices. Not a celebrity chef, but certainly a restaurant with a national reputation.

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