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Sep 4, 2010 03:39 PM

ISO: On the Strip, Fun, Trendy, Moderately Priced (>$75pp) Dinner

Traveling to Vegas for two nights only, and Friday night will be our night out for dinner (the other night we're going to a concert and will probably just grab a quick light bite somewhere convenient to the venue - not too worried about Saturday). We'd like to stay on the Strip and are looking for a fun place that isn't too pricey. Everything I've been looking at is pretty expensive...we'd like to keep it around $75 per person. We are not picky eaters - open to pretty much anything except perhaps Asian- just looking for a fun, lively atmosphere (not too stuffy), a place where we can go dressed up in nice jeans ready for a night out afterwards, and of course...good food.

Right now I am looking at Dos Caminos and maybe Nobhill? I'd welcome any recommendations. Thanks!

Dos Caminos
3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  1. Oh yikes...but now I am looking at Raku, which I know is neither on the strip nor "not Asian" - but it sure does look interesting! Any recs would be greatly appreciated.

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    1. re: miss piggy

      If the not-Asian restriction is lifted, then Raku would fit all of your other specifications, except possibly for the "trendy" part. It is a "hot" restaurant, especially among folks in the restaurant industry, and it is perfectly pleasant inside, but it doesn't have the "wow" factor like Tao or Alize. But it's lots of fun to share small plates, and the service is so informal yet gracious. And the food is excellent.

      4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

      1. re: miss piggy

        What about venturing out to Hard Rock to Johnny Small's It's a total tapas menu & sounds right up your alley. Check it out online A pretty neat place

        Hard Rock Cafe
        4475 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

      2. If you decide against Raku Julian Serrano might fit your requirements. Your price limit is totally doable, nice atmosphere, interesting decor, and it's fun to order a bunch of different things and share.

        1. Try this very nice French bistro in Paris on the Strip. I recommend reservations for a weekend night.

          Mon Ami Gabi
          3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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          1. re: zinsrule

            Thank you all for your suggestions. The foodie in me is finding it hard to resist the pull of Raku. We're staying at the Hard Rock so I'll also keep Johnny Smalls in mind, maybe even for a light bite on Saturday before our show. Thanks excited for Vegas!