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New Year's Eve off The Strip?

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We are looking for a restaurant off The Strip to celebrate New Year's Eve. My husband and I are "new locals". A couple of friends from out of town will be joining us. Restaurants on The Strip are charging $200-$300 for their late seating which is a huge turn off, and not to mention the chaos that will result from the Strip closing to all but pedestrian traffic.

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  1. My only suggestion is that you choose a restaurant on the same side of town as you reside. You will not be able to cross the Strip after around 6:00 pm or perhaps earlier as it is closed to all vehicles going all directions and open to pedestrian traffic only.

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    1. re: reilly12

      Nikki Beach Club at the Tropicana is NOT yet open. It isn't scheduled to open until spring of *2011*, yet somehow it's your favorite place to go for New Year's Eve in Las Vegas.

      Curious.

    2. Well, todd's is a terrific green valley choice if it would be convenient to you; I don't know what they are doing for NYE, but it is generally excellent. Other options would include Vintner's Grill (which I think would probably be fun, but packed, for NYE) and Marche Bacchus. If you wanted to go to a casino, but not on the strip, I'd probably consider Red Rock, GVR, and the M, but personally, I'd avoid even those more local spots. A lot depends on what you want; Sen of Japan is one of my favorite places, but I wouldn't necessarily think of it for NYE if you are looking for more of a special dinner/celebration atmosphere.

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      Marche Bacchus
      2620 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128

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

      Red Rock Bar
      1729 E Charleston Blvd Ste A, Las Vegas, NV 89104