One Lunch in Vegas this Saturday
- Ciao Bob Feb 15, 2011 09:00 AM
Hi Vegas Hounds,
I am an LA hound who will be in Vegas this weekend. I haven't been in about 5 years. My dinners are spoken for but I have the day free on Sat for hanging around and a lunch. I see most of the big names (Twist, Rubuchon, etc) are dinner only. OPen to any cuisines but would tend to avoid what LA does well (sushi, Puck, Thai, Korean, Chinese).
Staying Bellagio but willing to cab.
Money unimportant - just feed me nice :)
Thanks in advance, Bob!
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
Thanks to all you LV'Hounds.
LA has a Comme Ca (I believe it started in LA) and a Bouchon (perhaps, BOTH are ENDING in LA). And I grew up in NY during Bobby Flay's pre-TV heyday, so Mesa Grill is not calling me at all.
WHAT ELSE YOU GOT?
Sorry, not being picky/snobby just trying to find an LV lunch I cannot imagine here in LA.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
One of the problems with lunch in Vegas is that it tends to be an after thought. And hence, most Strip places serve the generic and mundane lunch items (not referring to a place like LOS, but they do not serve lunch on the weekends). I tend to play safe myself (weekends generally find me in the sports books). Recently had a great burger at Strip Burger across the street from Wynncore. Would I make a special trip to eat there? Nahhh. But it seems burger joints are popping up in or next to many Hotels.
And given the recent press that the Fukuburger truck is getting, you may want to track it down. Certainly could do worse and would love to hear another review before I head back out there in March.
My buddy just went to Holstein's in the Cosmopolitan and said he had a very good meal (disclaimer at the end). He really liked his burger, I think he said it was called Gold Standard? He RAVED about the pork belly bun. The other 3 people in the party…2 very much liked and one thought it was good, not great. Now the disclaimer...I will say when it comes to food advice I generally never take it from this friend. Not that he doesn't know what quality is, but rather he is just too main stream. Not that it's a bad thing, I just wouldn't say he was a Chowhound-like person.