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Best food rec's for solo dining August

ClaireL Jul 23, 2010 09:35 AM

Going to Vegas mid-august for 4 nights for business. Which restaurants are good for solo dinig?

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    willyum Jul 23, 2010 10:08 AM

    One good solo option is to dine at the bar of a nicer restaurant. Here are a couple of places that are recommended as examples by someone with a very useful site who dines solo in Vegas often (I think Daniel Boulud at the Wynn is losing his lease later this summer but may still be open during your visit):



    I'm sure there are a lot of others offering dining at the bar too, it's just that I remembered these from reading thru Larry's site.

    Another option is L'Atelier at the MGM where most of the seats are overlooking the food prep area, sort of like a bar but not really. Semi-casual but with Michelin one-star rated food.


    1. seal Jul 23, 2010 10:19 AM

      I had great experiences recently dining alone at Alex, Bouchon, and the Bubble Bar at Guy Savoy. I'm also glad I did take out from Hot & Juicy Crawfish and Lotus of Siam.

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      1. re: seal
        ellenost Jul 26, 2010 07:19 AM

        I concur about solo dining at Alex. I've dined twice solo and twice with a guest, and I was made to feel special all four times.

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        baseballfan Jul 23, 2010 10:38 AM

        I've had good experiences dining at the bar at both Mesa Grill and Todd English PUB.

        Mesa Grill
        3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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          Dave Feldman Jul 23, 2010 10:22 PM

          This question comes up a lot here, usually once a month or more often, and the consensus (which I agree with) is that Las Vegas has to be about the most single-dining friendly city in the world. From down- to upscale, I can't remember the last time someone complained about poor treatment as a single diner. Enjoy yourself, and make your selection based on where you'd like to eat the most -- I don't think it will be a problem anywhere.

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          1. re: Dave Feldman
            ClaireL Jul 29, 2010 08:54 AM

            Ok, so I have reservations for 1 at The Mansion, Alex, and L'Atelier. Have 1 more dinner...Lotus of Siam or repeat Alex or L'atelier, or something different, like Bradley Ogden or Craftsteak?
            I forgot to check out Bubble Bar menu. Guy Savoy seems to get alot of negative reviews, more so than the other "top" rated restaurants.

            Bradley Ogden
            3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

            1. re: ClaireL
              willyum Jul 29, 2010 09:47 AM

              "Guy Savoy seems to get alot of negative reviews"

              We were planning on dining at Guy Savoy later this fall and for the most part the reviews I've seen rate GS # 2 or #3 for fine dining (with Robuchon and Alex). So just curious where you found all these negative reviews? I'd like to read them so maybe we can change plans if they ring true. Any links?

              1. re: willyum
                ClaireL Jul 29, 2010 10:45 AM

                I think I went to yelp and trip advisor, under that restaurant name, and both sites have multiple reviews. Just google the restaurant name reviews and you should get the links.

                1. re: ClaireL
                  willyum Jul 29, 2010 03:23 PM

                  Yelp reviews of GS seemed pretty good for the most part.

                  Tripadvisor? Even Robuchon is rated behind The Cheesecake Factory, In-N-Out Burger and the Wynn Buffet :) I tend to ignore Tripadvisor restaurant reviews, especially after I saw the Addison at Grand del Mar (only Mobil/Forbes five star in southern California) rated #1125 of 1684 restaurants in San Diego.

                  In-N-Out Burger
                  2900 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV

                  The Cheesecake Factory
                  3500 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste M03, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                  1. re: ClaireL
                    TheFoodEater Jul 30, 2010 07:03 AM

                    guy savoy was excellent. if trip advisor gives it a low rating, it says more about the trip advisor than it does about guy savoy.

                    don't miss guy savoy because some moron on trip advisor gave it a low rating!

                2. re: ClaireL
                  shamu613 Jul 29, 2010 11:53 AM

                  If you like a date for dinner at Lotus of Siam, I'm available. Always helps to have more than one person to enjoy their variety.

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

                  1. re: ClaireL
                    ellenost Jul 29, 2010 11:53 AM


                    I've had great solo dinners at Le Cirque at the Bellagio. Or you can have the tasting menu at Alex one night and order a la carte for the second night. (I actually plan my trips to LV to make sure that I can have at least one dinner at Alex--yes, it's that wonderful!).

                3. SDGourmand Aug 3, 2010 08:23 AM

                  I would check out Sage in Aria and Cut in the Palazzo

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