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Best Brunch and Dinner (Tasting Menu) for Birthday?

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I have scoured the boards back to November and have a decent idea of what kind of food experience I am looking for- just need some opinions on brunch and birthday dinner. This is for a group of 5, most of us are foodies and two of us are celebrating our 29th and 30th birthdays next weekend (2/18-2/20).

Brunch- all I have so far is Bouchon

Dinner- initially considered Joel Robuchon but slightly too pricey and perhaps the ambiance seems like it may be too stuffy/white-tablecloth. Strongly considering Sage as the price is more reachable (esp with Chef's tasting menu and beer/wine pairings ~$80-120), but wondering if it will disappoint... also considering Michael Mina (which is the best of his restaurants?) or Bradley Ogden. Guy Savoy would be too much (price-wise).

I wanted to check out the new Cosmopolitan but it seems the dining is just a place to swallow your money.

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Bouchon
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Michael Mina Restaurant
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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

Sage (Aria)
3730 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  1. "I wanted to check out the new Cosmopolitan but it seems the dining is just a place to swallow your money."

    You've just succinctly laid out the business model for 99% of The Strip. The sole purpose of Las Vegas is to get as much of your money as quickly as possible.

    Brunch:
    Sterling Brunch. Pricey, but worth it.
    Payard at Caesar's.
    Tableau at Wynn
    Veranda at The Four Seasons

    If budget is a major consideration for dinner, consider the Cut Of The Week at Charlie Parker's at The Four Seasons. $48 with unlimited wine.

    1. Let's add another prospect to the Brunch list, if it is to be on Sunday - the Jazz Brunch at the Country Club (Wynn) provides a beautiful backdrop on a sunny day, and the food has been getting better and better as they let Carlos Guia get back to his New Orleans influences.