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Feb 11, 2011 04:46 PM


I'm turning 50, and am celebrating the half-century mark with two nights at the Mirage the first weekend in March.

I want to get very dressed up and go to a very fancy, formal restaurant Saturday night. Would I fit in wearing an evening gown at Joel Robuchon? Or are there any other restaurants you would recommend where formal evening gowns would not be overkill? Or should I give up the idea of formal wear?

Here's my tentative line up so far:
Fri. dinner, Le Cirque
Sat. breakfast, and lunch ????--we want to eat light, at Venetian, Mirage, or Paris Hotel
Sat. dinner, Joel Robuchon
Sun. brunch, considering Bouchon or the buffet at either Bellagio or Wynn

So, what do you Chowhounds recommend?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Le Cirque
Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  1. Sure, go formal for Robuchon. It's your night. My wife always wants to but I don't want to haul my dinner jacket with me.

    1. I believe that on your birthday you should do and wear exactly what you want. With that being said, if you are someone who does not like to stand out then you may want to rethink the evening gown. Vegas is so casual now that jeans are more commonplace than anything else even at the most upscale restaurants

      Of course I have seen brides in full bridal regalia gambling in the casino on more than one occasion so I guess it's all what you feel comfortable in. Certainly the restaurants that you are considering are more likely to have well dressed patrons than some other places.

      1. E by Jose Andres...will be a meal you will never, ever forget!!

        1. Thanks for your input on the formal attire. And Sockster, I think I may save E for my next trip--it sounds interesting.

          What about recommendations for a light lunch at Venetian or Paris?

          And which would you choose for Sun. brunch--Bouchon or the buffet at Wynn or at Bellagio?

          3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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          1. re: brandygirl

            The Venetian offers one of the better lunch areas on the Strip - Otto Enoteca, Postrio and Canaletto are right next to each other in the Canal Shoppes, and give you a chance to peruse the menu boards and check the specials before having to make a decision. About a five minute stroll from there is First Food and Bar, and you are not far from Table 10, Carnevino, SushiSamba and Morels at the Palazzo, all open for lunch.