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dr10596 Dec 7, 2010 09:09 AM

My wife, son and I will be in Vegas for a long weekend on 12/17. We really enjoy dining out and have not been to Vegas in about 2 years. Some of our "old" favorites are Bradley Ogden, Picasso, Bartolatta, etc.

We've recently began to take our son to eat and he typically does very well for sittings of about an hour or so. My question to the board would be what restaurants from an atmosphere and service profile would best combine our desire to eat well at dinner and not be too challenging for our son?

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!

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Bradley Ogden
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

  1. shamu613 Jan 6, 2011 12:23 AM

    I'm certain that your child is an angel and will behave all during dinner. But if that doesn't happen, another party might not enjoy their meal or being the great parent you are, you might spend so much time outside in the hallway that your family won't enjoy the meal.

    Why risk it?

    Every resort offers professional baby sitters by the hour. Get one for just enough time to enjoy a fancy meal by yourselves.

    OR... stay at one of the casinos in town that have a Kids Quest and check them in for a couple three hours while you eat. If you're not staying in a Kids Quest equipped hotel, just drop them off at the location in the Palms while you eat. That's closest to the Strip.

    http://www.kidsquest.com/locations.php?action=results&state=Nevada

    I suggest Kids Quest based on personal experience. On a family trip to Lake Tahoe when I was 7 years old, my parents dropped my off at a similar environment with sufficient cash to feed the pin ball machines in case I was bored. One night I spent most of the money and the other only a dollar. Both nights I had a good time and was certain that I had a much better time than hanging around doing the stuff my parents would do. I'm certain that your child is an angel and will behave all during dinner. But if that doesn't happen, another party might not enjoy their meal or being the great parent you are, you might spend so much time outside in the hallway that your family won't enjoy the meal.

    Why risk it?

    Every resort offers professional baby sitters by the hour. Get one for just enough time to enjoy a fancy meal by yourselves.

    OR... stay at one of the casinos in town that have a Kids Quest and check them in for a couple three hours while you eat. If you're not staying in a Kids Quest equipped hotel, just drop them off at the location in the Palms while you eat. That's closest to the Strip.

    http://www.kidsquest.com/locations.ph...

    I suggest Kids Quest based on personal experience. On a family trip to Lake Tahoe when I was 7 years old, my parents dropped my off at a similar environment with sufficient cash to feed the pin ball machines in case I was bored. One night I spent most of the money and the other only a dollar. Both nights I had a good time and was certain that I had a much better time than hanging around doing the stuff my parents would do.

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      jsfoodchat Jan 2, 2011 07:54 PM

      I second Mesa Grill. We have a 3 year old and pay attention to these kinds of things ourselves. I read your post to my husband and we both blurted out Mesa Grill at the same time. Have the Calamari with jalapeno - yum! He does have a Michelin star there to boot!

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

      1. uhockey Dec 9, 2010 07:42 AM

        Recs like this are always tricky because kids are unpredictable.

        Places that come to mind (serving great food, relatively short waits, and loud enough that a kid getting antsy wouldn't be noted) include Otto Pizzeria, Table 10, Bouchon, Pinot Brasserie, and Burger Bar. Craftsteak and Sensei might work, as well, since both are quite boistrous in my visits. Mesa Grill as well.

        Places I've not been to that get solid reviews and seem to fit the profile would be Olives, Todd English P.U.B, Wolfgang Puck's Pizzeria and Cucina place at Crystals or perhaps Postrio?

        http://uhockey.blogspot.com

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        Bouchon
        3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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

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

        Pinot Brasserie
        3355 Las Vegas Blvd. So., Las Vegas, NV 89113

        Table 10
        3327 Las Vegas Blvd South Suite 2900, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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