Best places to eat by Tuscany Suites
Our hotel just got changed from a Strip hotel to the Tuscany Suites. (Don't ask.) What are the best restaurants nearby? Any cuisine, moderate (entrees in the 15-30) price range, only adults in party. Maybe one expensive but definitely not splurge restaurant.
We won't have a car that I know of but I don't mind walking. On a previous visit, I walked from Mandalay Bay to the Sahara carrying a 4 year old child. When we stay for convention by the Hilton, I usually take the monorail over to the Strip and spend the day walking.
So my other question is, how safe is it to walk from the Tuscany Suites to the Strip or is there a monorail access?
Thanks so much. Last visit we enjoyed LOS and Origin India and the now defunct Cafe Ba Ba Reeba.
4480 Paradise Road, Suite 1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba
3200 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 1144, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Thanks everyone. We just got back. We didn't get a chance to eat at the Mexican Place in Tuscany Suites but were surprised that the coffee shop was good. I had pastries that weren't dried out and fruit that was fresh. Better than a previous visit to the Peppermill. The homemade chips at lunch were really good, too. Service, especially Miriam, was great. Kept my coffee filled.
We walked to Lawry's and the service was awful, as usual. I have been there three times and hate it. If it hadn't been convenient and so late after traveling all day, we would have gone elsewhere.
After an event, we had a late night dinner at the Venetian at Otto. Granted we were the last party seated and the waiter had only been there a week. But we ordered wine, coffee, two pizzas, and two gelatos. The service was horrible. They said, "We don't have coffee. Only espresso or you can get a cafe americano which is espresso with hot water." I said that that would be fine as long as it did not have cream. But they still brought me cream. No biggie. But then the waiter brought out my gelato and I could tell it wasn't what I ordered. When I questioned him, he repeated back my order - espresso, chocolate and pistachio gelatos- and went to check. He came back and said that what he delivered is what I ordered. Instead, he had brought two pistachio and pear gelatos, which is what someone else at our table ordered. Obviously, those two light gelatos were not chocolate nor espresso. Oh well. They were good enough.
Next day we walked to the strip and ate at China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan. Very good. Would love to try it again. Late afternoon gelato in the Venetian in St. Mark's. Actually, passion fruit and coconut sorbet. Even better than Otto. Dinner was just a quick slice of pizza from JJ Boulangerie in Paris because we were too tired and not hungry enough to eat much more.
Following day was a huge breakfast at BB King's at the Mirage. Although the coffee was horrible and we sent it back for another pot, the rest of the meal was quite good. My waffles weren't as light and crisp as I hoped but definitely were tasty. Lunch was at 'wichcraft at MGM. We split a chicken pesto sandwich and left off the red peppers because my husband doesn't like them. We both agreed it was a mistake. It needed a little something. On a previous visit, I had had the steak, eggs and mushroom sandwich and liked it a lot.
We had every intention of going to Roy's for dinner, but at the last minute got a call from friends asking us to join them and a few others at Bond for drinks and D.O.C.G. for dinner at the Cosmopolitan. We couldn't say no. It was an enjoyable evening. Service at DOCG was very good even though there were some issues down the other end of the table. Our food was wonderful. My husband's swordfish was cooked perfectly as was the lamb someone else ordered. My gnocchi was light and fluffy. The Caramel Budino was amazing. The only complaint was the music. It was loud, not equalized and a bizarre mix of styles. This seemed to run counter to the waiter's assertion that the restaurant served small plates to bring back conversation into meals.
Thanks again for the tips. It's hard when you're with a group to steer decisions so maybe next time I'll get to check out more of your suggestions.
If you head west (away from the Strip) you can walk to Roy's Hawaiian restaurant. While not a big fan of chain restaurants I have found Roy's to be pretty reliable and mid-range price wise. Also, there is Mint Bistro in that direction. They do pretty good Indian/Himalayan cuisine. Not as good as Origin India but still solid. Hamada is almost across the street from you and they do Japanese steak and sushi. Haven't been there in years but it was good
I would say it is safe to walk down to the Strip.
4480 Paradise Road, Suite 1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169
You can take a short bus ride to and from the Strip. There is no monorail service from the Tuscany. It is very safe to walk to the Strip. It's about a fifteen to twenty minute walk to the Strip. There is a Lawrys the Prime Rib and Buca de Bepo within walking distance and both are open for lunch and dinner. Mcormick and Schmicks is also within walking distance for lunch and dinner during the week and dinner during the weekend. The road to the west of Tuscany Suites, and about a five minute walk, is Ellis Island Casino. Very good BBQ starting at 4:00 pm. Sign up for their players club and get $3 off per person. Full rack of baby racks, corn on the cob, backed beans, slaw and garlic bread is $13.99 with the card. The restaurant has a $7.99 off the menu steak special 24/7. It includes a 20 ounce microbrwed beer or a 20 ounce microbrwed root beer, soup or salad, 10 ounce top sirloin, garlic green beans, and choice of potato or rice. Hard Rock Hotel is a short walk. Mr. Luckys has an all you can eat prime rib special after 4:30 pm and is off the menu. The Wynn buffet is excellent. They do not close between lunch and dinner. Dinner starts at 3:30 pm. Get in line by 3:00 pm and pay the lunch price $24.85 with tax) and save $12 per person and you stay for dinner. Sinner includes prime rib, cracked king crab legs, peeled jumbo shrimp and lots of other excellent food.
Hard Rock Cafe
4475 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Having stayed at the Tuscany several times over the past few years, I found the aforementioned McCormick and Schmick's to be best, best-value and easiest-to-walk-to resto in the neighborhood - and it's right across the street from the Tuscany (keep your wits about you crossing Flamingo Rd., though). Given the quality, M&S is reasonably-priced. Mainly a seafood spot, though there are ample choices for non-seafood eaters. Good service, restful atmosphere, respectable wine and beer list. Agreed, it's a chain, but a well-run one. You might look at its menu online to see if it appeals. The bar has some snack-type specials at odd hours, though I've never tried them. I've gone only for dinner, and always left satisfied.
Ellis Island Casino is just around the corner from the Tuscany, though I make it a 10-l5 minute hike (I guess I'm a slow walker). It's very popular, understandable given the prices, but it's kinda fun - if something of a disorienting brawl. There can be long waits for tables. Seems to me the above-mentioned steak special isn't listed on the menu but has to be specifically asked for (a classic Las Vegas shtick). Though the value is there, I find it altogether too much trouble, but if I've time to kill I'll sit in at the barbecue restaurant, where lineups are shorter than the main resto. The ribs at the barbecue spot are pretty good at the price - though I don't think you can order the steak special in the barbecue joint.