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Mirage Restaurants worth dining at....

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We will be seeing Jay Leno at the Mirage soon.Are there any really good restaurants at the Mirage or very,very close to the hotel.Thanks in advance.

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  1. I was impressed by Japonais-- particularly when they whipped up a vegetarian hot pot (not on the menu at all) for a Brahman in our dinner party; all of the food was sublime.

    If you like churrasco brasileiro, Samba is a carnivore's dream (great grilled meats, yummy cenoura com farofa, hearty feijoada...). Just be careful of too many caipirinhas-- they knocked us on our butts.

    Kokomo's is pricey-- well, duh. But ohmygawd, the food there was awe-inspiring the last time we were there. Absolutely delectable.

    1. Before or after the show?

      Either way, I'd probably be looking at something across the strip at the Venetian/Palazzo.
      Cut, Delmonico, Carnevino, Bouchon immediately come to mind.

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

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      1. re: zippyh

        I agree. I would also walk to Caesars Palace and Venetian/Palazzo instead.

        Joe's for delicious stone crab claws in Forum Shops (don't get steak though, pretty bad)
        CUT my favorite steakhouse in Vegas
        Delmonico for the best bone in ribeye in Vegas
        Bouchon everything is good

      2. My wife and I ate at STACK a couple years ago and thought it was pretty good.

        1. I have eaten at Kokomo's many times (most recently before the LOVE show) and they have a great prix fixe dinner deal. Atmosphere is more cozy than trendy.
          Stack to good too, more of a scene. If you go there, they have "tater tots" stuffed with brie and bacon that are heaven.

          1. Had a pretty miserable experience last summer at Kokomo. All 3 of my dining companions and I have worked the front of the house in fine dining establishments, so I think we are accurate judges of service, food, etc. We all agreed the service was lacking (slow to walk by after the food has been served), and a tad pushy (strongly upselling wine we didn't want). Meats we ordered were either over or under cooked, and most dishes were either uninspired or just missed the mark. I've stayed in the Mirage 3 times over the past 2 years and would strongly steer you towards Japonais which has failed to disappoint. Oh yeah, the Carnagie Deli is the real deal as well. Bon Appetit!