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Eujeanie Oct 5, 2010 04:20 PM

I tried doing a search, but unless I'm totally clueless I honestly could not find any threads on Prime.

From reading reviews on other boards I'm pretty sure I don't want to order steak. Too many "ordinary" steak reviews have convinced me that great steak can be found elsewhere, but I really want to go to Prime for the atmosphere and what else they have to offer in terms of food.

So, if you've been, and you didn't have steak, what DID you order that tasted great and that you would recommend?

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Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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    Eujeanie RE: Eujeanie Oct 23, 2010 09:19 AM

    Ok, since it's been almost 3 weeks and there is not even a speck of an answer to my question, I'll try another one.

    Is there something radically, horribly wrong with this place that there are almost no prior threads (I looked again), and no one has a word to say about it in response to my question? Was it the "no steak" parameter that made everyone shy away? Or some deep dark secret that no one is willing to divulge?

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      zippyh RE: Eujeanie Oct 23, 2010 11:49 AM

      I think you need to search harder.
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&am...

      But to answer you question, I suspect the lack of response is because most who go there order steak.
      We've gone once but it was a couple years ago. I don't really remember much about it but there's nothing wrong with the place other than the service wasn't the greatest.

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        JeffW RE: Eujeanie Oct 23, 2010 01:54 PM

        Greetings Eujeanie,

        May I be frank as well regarding Prime? We thought the room was lovely, but that's about all I can say in a positive lilt. Our steaks were average at best. I realize this may sound a little absurd, but these days, when we want a great steak in Las Vegas, we head for......Joe's STONECRAB! We sit in the main dining room, and have a grand old time. Mind you, the atmosphere may not be the same as nestling into a swank room, but it works for us. Not so different from the steakhouse atmosphere of The Palm, or Morton's, etc.

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        Eujeanie RE: Eujeanie Oct 23, 2010 02:38 PM

        Thanks, zippy, but this new format is new to me, and I followed the instructions to put "Prime Steakhouse" in the space up at the top and indicated "Las Vegas" and I got very little hits. I really appreciate your listing them for me.

        And Jeff, I had also read where the steaks weren't all that, that's why my original post asked for other things on the menu that people had enjoyed. It just seems like a such a pretty room, and I can't believe we have never been.

        I'll go read the other threads now and make up my mind. Thanks again.

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          Dave Feldman RE: Eujeanie Oct 23, 2010 08:26 PM

          Hi Eujeanie, I remember you as a fellow old-timer. When you do a search, you can refine the search by using many different parameters. The most useful to me is to search for the last five years rather than the default one year.

          Wish I could help you with this, but I've never been to Prime.

        2. Veggo RE: Eujeanie Oct 23, 2010 09:09 PM

          I had a stone crab appetizer, a filet, asparagus, and sparkling water. It was good, and cost $165. I can't offer any embellishment.
          Why would you go to a steak house if you don't want steak?

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            Eujeanie RE: Veggo Oct 24, 2010 08:10 AM

            Fair question, Veggo. It's because the only steak that consistently is mentioned there is the filet, and I'm not a filet person. I like a NY Strip, and I have my favorite steakhouses where I love the meat (Palm, Flemings). Prime in Bellagio is just oh so pretty, and looks like the perfect place for a special occasion (anniversary), and since they do have so many other things on the menu I wanted to try it for those reasons.

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            Bellagio
            3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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              c oliver RE: Eujeanie Oct 24, 2010 08:39 AM

              It's been a number of years since I've been in Las Vegas or Bellagio. But aren't there a number of lovely restaurants there? I'd feel like I was setting myself up to be disappointed if I went to ANY steakhouse and didn't get steak.

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              Bellagio
              3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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                Veggo RE: Eujeanie Oct 24, 2010 09:08 AM

                And a fair answer, Eujeanie. It seems incongruous that such good food can be had in a desert (e.g. the sushi at Mandalay Bay), and the settings are well conceived. But it is brutally expensive and hauntingly impersonal now. I guess I reflect more fondly on Vegas in the 80's and 90's.

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                  Caroline1 RE: Eujeanie Oct 24, 2010 09:25 AM

                  They have other steaks. If you go here:
                  http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/p...
                  the click on Menu right next to "Details" in the upper right hand corner of the cream colored part of the page. They offer meat, fish and poultry. Have fun!

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                Eujeanie RE: Eujeanie Oct 24, 2010 11:14 AM

                You know, I think I am trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. I think for our anniversary we'll go with Alize. Vegas has such a plethora of loud, hip, trendy places that I was just trying to find one that was quiet, romantic, and beautiful, with good food.

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                Alize
                4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

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