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jf123 Jan 6, 2011 08:58 AM

I have posted this in the past and I think I am going to ask again because I am by nature indecisive. We are going to be in LV for 3 nights with another couple and have really narrowed it down. We often like to try a new place at a new hotel or just a new restaurant in general. To give you some background, here are some places we have tried and my thoughts on those.

Okada - In general, I am not a fan of the sushi on the strip, I just dont think that it is that fresh. Their cooked items were really good.

Del Friscos - My favorite steak in LV. Love the service, love the food, but would love to try a new steakhouse.

SW - Outstanding, especially dessert.

Wynn Buffet - Love it, we go at least once every visit.

So here is what we are thinking for this Trip:

Dinners: Scarpetta, Lakeside Grill, Raku, Wynn Buffett?

Any other buffets worth trying(for which meal). We didnt like the bellagio(I know we are the exception).

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Okada
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  1. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: jf123 Jan 6, 2011 12:32 PM

    For buffets, pretty much the only one that's going to beat Bellagio is Wynn. I haven't heard much about Wicked Spoon Buffet at The Cosmopolitan, but from everything else I've seen about Cosmopolitan has me excited about the whole property. Perchance you can do some hunting and check it out?

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    Bellagio
    3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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      jf123 RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jan 6, 2011 12:49 PM

      I will for sure write back. I am planning on going to Scarpetta there one night.

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      selfportrait93 RE: jf123 Jan 6, 2011 01:35 PM

      I am not a big fan of buffets after going to many of them through the years. However, if I had to go back to one and had to pay for it, i'd go to the one at the M resort. Having said that, I would also go early since the line gets very long.

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        LesThePress RE: selfportrait93 Jan 6, 2011 01:52 PM

        We went to Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak at MGM Grand last week and found it to be a terrific place, the food, the service, the drinks were all above excellent.

        I had the Wago Skirt steak (which was cooked perfectuly charred rare) and a 1/2 order of the scallops. The Ceasar salad was good but not noteworthy, but the dessert was the best ever!! We had the Cinnamon Monkey Bread on the waiters recommendation and it was out of this world. We won't hesitate to go back on our next trip to LV.

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        BigAlexC RE: jf123 Feb 10, 2011 07:55 AM

        if123 - Looking for some feedback on your experiences at Del Frisco's? I will be in Vegas 02-23 thru 02-26 and planned on dining there one evening. Good idea?

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          jf123 RE: BigAlexC Feb 15, 2011 11:23 AM

          Del Frisco's in my opinion is the best pound for pound steakhouse in LV. I love steakhouses and have been to SW, Prime, StripSteak, etc etc. I think a close second, maybe tied is SW because it is a little more "modern". However, Del Frisco's steaks are great, sides are really good and they have a good wine list. I would highly recommend it.

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          StripSteak
          3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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            kagemusha49 RE: jf123 Feb 15, 2011 12:57 PM

            Many folks on this site will pour scorn on a "chain" like Del Friscos. IMHO they probably have never been to one. I've been to a few including the original on Spring Valley in Dallas and have never had a bad expeience. Is it the best in Las Vegas? Almost surely not. Is it the best value among very good steakhouses? Probably.

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              rednyellow RE: kagemusha49 Feb 15, 2011 03:03 PM

              I've only been to Del Frisco's L.V. location and found it mediocre, at best. steak was just ok, cheesecake was awful, sides were unremarkable. I did like the selection of half bottles of wine because I was alone. I hated that they asked me to cut into the center of my steak to check that it was cooked correctly. I wont return.

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                jf123 RE: rednyellow Feb 16, 2011 05:36 AM

                Just to clarify, when it comes to steakhouses, I think one bad steak and the place is deemed "poor". I have been to a bunch of steakhouses in LV and all over the counrty, but pound for pound, I felt like Del Friscos delivers each time. I have been there with 4 people and groups of 24.

                If I were choosing my steakhouse in LV, I would narrow it down to 3 places: SW, Del Friscos, StripSteak.

                Two places to avoid: Prime, BOA.

                I would like to try striphouse as I have heard really good things about it.

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                3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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                  kagemusha49 RE: jf123 Feb 16, 2011 06:09 AM

                  But what if they ask you to cut into the steak? I mean isn;t that a deal-killer? LOL

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                    jf123 RE: kagemusha49 Feb 16, 2011 06:11 AM

                    Not a deal killer to me. If the steak isnt cooked right, then they are going to make a new one. If I am eating my steak(no matter where I am) and get to the middle as opposed to starting there, I might be more annoyed. Give them another shot.

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                      BigAlexC RE: jf123 Feb 16, 2011 06:17 AM

                      jf123 - Just curious... How do you prefer your steak cooked? I'm a rare plus type of guy myself.

                      I will be dining at DF's on 02/25/2011 with a group of 5. I will be sure to post about my experience there. Thanks for your insight!

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                        kagemusha49 RE: BigAlexC Feb 16, 2011 06:38 AM

                        If it's good steak then you have to go for rare or medium rare. Unless it's a steak like chataubriand which is supposed to be burnt on the outside and blood red in the center. (and places that ask you how you want your chateuabriand cooked should not be asking) In other words it depends a little on the type of steak.

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                          jf123 RE: BigAlexC Feb 16, 2011 08:53 AM

                          Really depends on the steak to be honest.

                          Ribeye - medium rare

                          NY - Rare+

                          Filet(which i rarely eat) - Rare +

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