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japanabanana Oct 8, 2010 01:24 PM

Looking for recs for a solo diner. I have a few days in Vegas for a conference, staying at the Aria. Any price range is acceptable. I'd like to avoid having to make reservations. Thanks

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    QAW RE: japanabanana Oct 8, 2010 07:05 PM

    You are actually in luck - not only are the Las Vegas strip restaurants extremely friendly for solo diners, but in these slow times reservations are not mandatory at all. You have a plethora of good options right at City Center, which gives you a chance to do a "menu crawl" checking out the specials boards at the various places each night before making a choice. Sage has quickly become a personal favorite, and there is some comfortable seating in the bar area for a solo patron. Staying at the Aria also puts you close to a lot of other options, so perhaps you could share some preferences to help narrow it down.

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      japanabanana RE: QAW Oct 10, 2010 11:39 AM

      I tend to favor small plates type of serving. Not looking for a steakhouse. Love Italian, Japanese, fusion. Thanks for your help.

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        uhockey RE: japanabanana Oct 10, 2010 02:21 PM

        Do Robuchon. They like reservations, but you can usually score a table at a day's notice. It fits your criteria and will undoubtedly impress.

        I went to Otto when it was Enoteca San Marco and liked it quite a bit, as well.

        If you can get off the strip - go to Raku.


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

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          teejaymoore RE: uhockey Nov 18, 2010 01:06 PM

          Any recommendations on places with comfortable bars to dine at (e.g. less of a drinks scene and more of a counter)?

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            dhyasama RE: teejaymoore Nov 23, 2010 05:11 AM

            I was alone in Vegas last year and dined at lots of bars. The bartenders are very good at what they do and will happily chat or just leave you alone if you put off that vibe. They are good at reading people. Sage was my favorite.

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          OCAnn RE: japanabanana Nov 19, 2010 01:48 PM

          My go-tos for Japanese are off-strip: Raku for izakaya & Sen of Japan for sushi. Counter dining available @ both.

          Sen of Japan
          8480 W Desert Inn Rd F1, Las Vegas, NV

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