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Obviously, this is ridiculously broad, but let me give some parameters...

We're going to be there for just three days, two nights. My wife is (newly) pregnant, and will not therefore be drinking, but I am a serious oenophile and wine is a serious consideration in many restaurant situations, although I am able to make an exception (as I find I often must) for some outstanding Asian restaurants, and of course for casual restaurants. Food, though, is the ultimate consideration.

The first thing out of everyone's mouth I've asked is Lotus of Siam. This is no doubt due to the legendary German wine list (I am a fine wine broker and represent some of Germany's greatest wine estates). It also seems to be a great value.

I've also heard good things about Raku, Carnevino, Sage, Picasso, Alex, Guy Savoy, etc. - and it seems that the ultimate sine qua non in Vegas is Joel Robuchon.

Basically, we'd like to splurge on one dinner (would like to get out the door for less than $300 if possible with modest wine selections) and maybe hit Lotus of Siam and a couple of other hole-in-the-walls, classic cocktail bars, etc.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

G

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

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  1. Nora's Wine Bar & Osteria
    http://www.noraswinebar.com/

    Aureola (Inside Mandalay Bay. Four story wine tower with "angels" to
    fetch your bottle.)
    http://www.aureolelv.com/

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    Nora's Wine Bar & Osteria
    1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

    Aureole
    3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Paradise, NV 89119

    1. Carnevino is my rec. Battali/Basitanich restaurants always have amazing wines.

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      1. re: ttoommyy

        is the list 100% Italian?

        1. re: georgempavlov

          No, it's not. Here's a link to a PDF of the list:

          http://www.carnevino.com/wine.cfm