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HHI Dec 15, 2010 02:35 PM

Our group of six will check in at Bellagio around 8:30 - 9:00 Saturday evening and will want to eat nearby after a long day of travel. Any suggestions?

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Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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    Eric RE: HHI Dec 15, 2010 02:39 PM

    What kind of food, how much per person, will you have a car and how close to the Bellagio?

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    Bellagio
    3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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      HHI RE: Eric Dec 15, 2010 02:47 PM

      We are open to any type of food, probably around $50 pp, since we may be too tired to fully enjoy the "big bucks" dinner. We will not have a car, so want to stay close to the hotel.

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        kayoshi RE: HHI Dec 15, 2010 06:46 PM

        Probably after a long day of travel, it might be the most convenient and relaxing to eat at the hotel. You could also look at Fix, as well as the other Bellagio restaurants that others have mentioned, enjoy the Bellagio conservatory, and look at the yummy pastries and chocolate fountain at Jean Phillipe.

        However, if you should want to go off property, another alternative besides Caesar's is to take the tram at the back of the Bellagio which will take you to City Center/Aria. At Aria, I enjoyed Julian Serrano.

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        Bellagio
        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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          uhockey RE: kayoshi Dec 16, 2010 04:06 AM

          Good info - was unaware of that tram.

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            QAW RE: uhockey Dec 16, 2010 02:38 PM

            Just a quick note on the tram - it leaves you off upstairs at Crystals, so you have a bit of a walk to get out of that complex, and then outside for a few steps before entering Aria. If you are dining at Sage, Bar Masa or Julian Serrano it is not too bad, but if you are at Sirio, American Fish or any of the restaurants on the second floor of Aria it is a stroll (that item mostly for ladies wearing heels, or anyone on a tight schedule).

    2. atdleft RE: HHI Dec 15, 2010 03:18 PM

      How about Sensi?

      http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/s...

      Yummy postmodern fusion that isn't too stuffy.

      And Martin Heierling is a culinary genius!

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      Sensi (Bellagio
      )3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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        uhockey RE: atdleft Dec 15, 2010 05:09 PM

        I would not recommend Sensi to my worst enemy. The food was average, the service terrible, and they will attempt to upcharge you without asking on everything from water to bread - very shady and essentially refused to discuss with management when called out on it.

        It is on my top 5 worst restaurant experiences ever.

        Alternatives actually in Bellagio - perhaps Olives? Circo? or walk through the enclosed walkway to Caesars for Mesa Grill, Bradley Ogden, or Payard (pastries are BOGO in the evening!)

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

        Circo
        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        Bellagio
        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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

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          atdleft RE: uhockey Dec 15, 2010 09:13 PM

          Really??!! I'm surprised. I guess I'll have to give them another visit after the holidays to do some "quality control". I've never had a bad meal there, so I'll be saddened immensely if standards are slipping.

          Actually, the Bellagio outpost that I NEVER recommend is Olives. I detest that place. Ever since my last lunch there, one devoid of flavor from start to finish, I've run as far away as I could from that turista trap.

          And don't get me started on Mesa Grill.

          Well, at least we seem to agree on Bradley Ogden. I've always considered it one of the most underappreciated gems of The Strip. It isn't too expensive (they have a $59 prix fixe menu, and even a $29 bar menu!), but they nonetheless deliver truly 4 star caliber dishes in a cozy and welcoming environment.

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

          Bellagio
          3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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

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            BarbaraM48 RE: atdleft Dec 21, 2010 11:44 AM

            Olives was one of our worst meals as well. as we stay at the Bellagio we tried twice. The hostess was beyond rude. she claimed we did not have a reservation and finally agreed to call the conceirge desk who made them for us. She had a huge screaming fight and finally slammed down the phone and seated us. We had a less than average meal. Would you believe it? the same thing happened the next time. I don't need to do THAT again.

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            Bellagio
            3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

      2. BubblyOne RE: HHI Dec 16, 2010 09:25 AM

        Actually, the Cafe Bellagio (Bellagio's version of a coffee shop, but more upscale) is excellent and might be just what you need after a long trip. It's a very pleasant atmosphere-you can get a table overlooking the Holiday-decorated Conservatory and they have a great menu, with something to please everyone.
        I used to stay there a lot for work and have probably eaten more meals B/L/D there than any other place on the Strip.
        Great ingredients/prep and nice attention to detail. For example, when you order iced tea, the cubes are tea as well. Nice breads (pretzel is wonderful).
        I was just there for lunch in November and had one of the best Cobb salads in ages, with an entire chicken breast. I think it was $15.50. Dinner prices are $25ish entrees.
        Also, I love Bradley Ogden too.

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        Bellagio
        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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

        1. SDGourmand RE: HHI Dec 16, 2010 04:01 PM

          Head over to the cosmo and try Scott contants new concept D.O.C.G. I think that would work well.

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            uhockey RE: SDGourmand Dec 16, 2010 04:56 PM

            Will be there on 12/20 - the menu is small but well culled, similar to Otto IMO. We'll see how it executes compared to Scarpetta.

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