Vegas with the guys
I am headed to Vegas with a bunch of guys (not sure of the head count between 4 and 8) for my bachelor party. We are all in out 30s and 40s, so the real lure is Sunday and Monday nights in the sports books. I do want good food, and I don't want to force every one to pay through the nose.
I was looking at Mesa, since we are staying at Caesar's, but it looks like it is not the value it used to be. I don't mind ~$40 per entree, but less would be better. Where are those mid-line places that serve decent portions where we can get out the door at around $50 a head. Are they gone? I would prefer to stay right there around Caesar's so no one has to drive.
I don't expect prime dry rubbed steaks and chops, just good solid food. Any recommendations?
Although it isn't adjacent to Caesar's Palace you may wish to try Charlie Palmer's. They are offering a "cut of the week special". The special includes all you care to drink wine with the first two courses for a total of $48/person. Here is the menu from last week.
Cut of the Week
October 5th to October 9th
Join us each night and discover our "CUT OF THE WEEK" prix fixe menu
Each week Chef Steve Blandino hand selects a unique cut of beef
paired with seasonal ingredients and presents it with
"Bottomless Glass" Wine Pairings
POTATO LEEK SOUP
MAINE LOBSTER MEDALLIONS / AMERICAN CAVIAR
JEAN LUC COLOMBO / VIOGNIER / LA VIOLETTE / FRANCE / 2008
14 OZ GRILLED BONE-IN NEW YORK STEAK
ROASTED BONE MARROW / RED WINE JUS
NOVAS / CABERNET / MERLOT / CASABLANCA VALLEY / CHILE / 2005
Sides (served family style)
FINGERLING POTATOES WITH PANCETTA
BROCCOLINI WITH PARMESAN CHEESE
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BAR
VANILLA ICE CREAM / DARK CHOCOLATE SAUCE
$48.00 per person
I'd recommend Mon Ami Gabi across the street at Paris. Also across the street, in the Imperial palace, is Hash house a Go Go. Huge portions so if funds become tight for anyone, sharing is the way to go.
Bradley Ogdon, right there in Caesars, has a $29 tasting menu that might work for you. If you wanna keep the check low, however, don't drink.
Mon Ami Gabi
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Note that the $29 tasting menu at Bradley Ogden is at the bar, only, and is a limited menu. Here's the current one:
FARMERS MARKET GREEN SALAD OR BRADLEY’S CAESAR SALAD
HOUSE GROUND STEAK BURGER & HAND CUT FRIES OR LINE CAUGHT BLACK COD FISH AND CHIPS
~ BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING & SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
That is not a criticism. Frankly, I prefer the lounge to the restaurant, although the latter has a $59 tasting menu these days (that isn't as appealing to me as the $29 menu).
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Thanks, I actually already was thinking of Mon Ami and Hash House. I forwarded menus to a few friends as possibilities after I posted this. For some reason, a few of the guys have a soft spot for the IP, so we may end up walking there anyway.
2605 S Decatur Blvd Ste 103, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Not on the strip, but we liked the Prime Rib Loft at the Orleans. Went there for a b-ball tournament @ Thanksgiving and they had a dry aged prime rib dinner w/ bread, potato and salad for under $20.00.This is a regular dinner menu option, not a holiday special. The wine list and cocktail prices were very reasonable-priced for the locals.This leaves plenty of room for cocktail expenses. (the table minimums are lower than on the strip-also a plus). Is this the best prime ribe you will ever eat?perhaps not. The best for the price?perhaps. We were very pleasantly surprised. FYI- they have a free shuttle from the Orleans that leaves from Bill's Gamblin Hall right next to Caesars.
I also enjoyed the Prime Rib Loft at the Orleans. I had a NY Strip that was excellent as was the pricing. I have to admit being pleasantly surprised as to the quality of the food as the rest of the Orleans is a bit run down.
I just wonder if this is a spot for a bunch of guys on the town. The price is certainly right but not a super fun atmosphere. We were there for my daughter's cheer competition so it was great for a bunch of moms who just wanted a decent meal and a few cocktails on the cheap. I think the OP might want something a little more lively.