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Low stress lunch on the strip?

pusherman Sep 7, 2010 11:17 AM

Howdy All-

I'm looking for some help for an upcoming trip with a friend to Vegas -- we're all about trying some of the fancy places for our dinners, but during the day, we want to keep it lower key for lunch / breakfast options. From past trips, I have sometimes struggled to find good lunch options, I'm happy to order at a counter or sit at a bar, or if it's full service, nothing that will take too long. What lies between the food courts & buffets (yuck!) and the high end signiature restaurants? Where are the great sandwich places and taquerias of the Strip?


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    zinsrule Sep 9, 2010 12:18 PM

    Try the Oyster Bar in Harrahs. Their clam chowder is great and they give you a bowl big enough for a meal for less than $8.

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    1. re: zinsrule
      sueinca Sep 11, 2010 09:04 PM

      There is a really great deli at NYNY if you like such places. Pink Taco is good for Mexican. We usually do a buffet one day around 10 or 11 and don't eat til dinner. Haven't done MonAmi Gabi for lunch, but loved it for dinner. They have outside dining with a view of the strip.

    2. SDGourmand Sep 8, 2010 09:23 AM

      These are the spots I usually go to for lunch.. Noodle 9 and Julian are my two favorites...

      Caesars- noodle 9 and Mesa Grill
      Aria- Julian Serrano
      Mandalay- Burger Bar
      MGM- whichcraft
      Palazzo- San Marco or Otto(same restaurant not sure if the name change took place yet)
      Encore- Society
      Wynn- Red 8

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

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      1. re: SDGourmand
        Philber Sep 8, 2010 12:22 PM

        The name has been changed to Otto - a quick glance indicated the menu was basically the same as under the Enoteca San Marco name.

        We had lunch at Postrio on Monday (directly across from Otto in St. Marks Square). It was a decent meal, but the service was spotty and we had to remind the waiter of the locals special even after I provided him with drivers license........

        Postrio Restaurant
        3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        Enoteca San Marco
        3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        1. re: SDGourmand
          pbjluver Sep 12, 2010 08:14 PM

          delicious selection at NOODLE at the Bellagio

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          kayoshi Sep 7, 2010 09:58 PM

          Paris- Mon Ami Gabi- Breakfast or lunch; LeBurger Brasserie
          MGM- 'wichcraft http://wichcraftnyc.com/locations-and...; Stage Deli
          Caesar's Palace- Payard Patisserie for pastries, sandwiches; Cypress Street Marketplace, is better than the usual food court.
          Bellagio, Aria- Be sure to visit either Jean-Phillipe Patisserie for sandwiches, crepes and a pastry and see the Chocolate fountain at Bellagio or the giant chocolate flowers at Aria.
          Venetian- Taqueria Canonita Restaurant by the canal or related Canonita Express in Canal Shoppes food court; Grand Lux (owned by Cheesecake factory) also located in Palazzo; Actually the casino level food court isn't bad. I've enjoyed a pizza slice for a quick bite, but there is Rialto Deli and San Gennaro for paninis & burgers.
          Palazzo- First Food and Bar.
          Imperial Palace- I agree that Hash House a go go is a fun place. Liked their vertically stacked fried green tomatoes layered with chicken salad stuck on a watermelon wedge and the huge banana pancake.
          Planet Hollywood resort- Earl of Sandwich
          Treasure Island- Canter's Deli
          Mirage- Carnegie Deli; BLT Burger
          Wynn- Zoozacrackers deli

          Have fun!

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

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

          3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

          Taqueria Canonita
          3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Canter's Deli
          3300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Carnegie Deli
          3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Cypress Street Marketplace
          3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Grand Lux Cafe
          3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Planet Hollywood
          3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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          1. re: kayoshi
            pusherman Sep 8, 2010 09:10 AM

            Awesome, great list of recommendations, I'll print it and take with us...you've got the whole strip covered!

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            johnmaggie Sep 7, 2010 02:00 PM

            Can you say "Hash House A go-go ?? It's in Imperial Palace (don't judge it by this place) Sahara has another one. Also have their original , off strip. Check out their web site. UNBELIEVABLE But, you need to share. Just too big for one.

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            1. re: johnmaggie
              zippyh Sep 7, 2010 05:07 PM

              "Hash House A Gogo" in the Sahara? Don't you mean *on* Sahara several miles west of the Strip?

              1. re: zippyh
                johnmaggie Sep 13, 2010 02:58 PM

                yup sorry

              2. re: johnmaggie
                pbjluver Sep 12, 2010 08:13 PM

                GREAT PLACE!

                Also loved BLT Burger at the Mirage

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