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rp1760 Mar 8, 2011 07:34 AM

Hi! I am looking for an Oyster Bar where I can sit at the bar in the late afternoon (after lunch before happy hour) and order a variety of oysters before going out to dinner. I would prefer something on or close to the Strip. I saw favorable postings on SeaBlue, Palace Station and Harrah's. Any one of these stand out over the other? Any more suggestions? Thanks!

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    josephnl RE: rp1760 Mar 8, 2011 11:10 AM

    I had terrific oysters at Bouchon the last time I was in LV. The have a very nice bar where you can have a drink or glass of wine while you slurp down your oysters!

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

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      jsa056 RE: rp1760 Mar 8, 2011 12:54 PM

      As far as I know, Palace Station's Oyster Bar only carries one type of oyster. Their pan roasts are amazing though. But if your plan is to try a variety of oysters, I would second the recommendation of Bouchon.

      If you're determined to try one of the three places you mentioned, I think SeaBlue would be your best bet for variety.

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

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        zippyh RE: jsa056 Mar 8, 2011 03:07 PM

        I don't think Sea Blue is open until happy hour.

        I'd 3rd the Bouchon recommendation.

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        Dave Feldman RE: rp1760 Mar 8, 2011 05:36 PM

        If you are on the south side of the Strip, RM Seafood (downstairs) at Mandalay Bay is an option, too. You can order oysters by the piece. All things being equal, I'd choose Bouchon.

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

        RM Seafood
        3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

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          HoosierFoodie RE: Dave Feldman Mar 9, 2011 08:39 AM

          RM or Bouchon would be my rec...in that order.

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

        2. rp1760 RE: rp1760 Mar 9, 2011 05:17 AM

          Bouchon it is. Thanks!

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

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            bruceter RE: rp1760 Mar 16, 2011 05:46 AM

            Joe's Stone Crab will serve up Kumos or Cushys all afternoon. Camped there for two afternoons.Loved it. Was disappointed Sea Blue wasn't open earlier

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              rp1760 RE: bruceter Mar 16, 2011 12:53 PM

              And I could slip in a couple of stone crabs in between oysters! Since I'm staying at Caesar's, might opt for this instead of Bouchon for my late afternoon/pre dinner snack. Thanks, bruceter!

          2. rp1760 RE: rp1760 Mar 28, 2011 04:09 PM

            Ok, I'm within 2 weeks of my trip. Time to finalize my plans. I'm staying at Caesar's. Dinner is at 8:00 at Le Cirque. Would like champagne and oysters before dinner. Bouchon is off the list, only because it is in the opposite direction as dinner. What would you recommend - Guy Savoy's Bubble Bar, Bradley Ogden, or Joe's?

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              DuchessNukem RE: rp1760 Mar 28, 2011 04:21 PM

              Can't answer that question, but if there was still any way to get to RM Seafood, I'd suggest you try! We were there last month and the oysters were perfectly chilled, lovely light side dressings (not needed) and just so fresh and perfect. We split a six-pack assortment of Pacific and Atlantic and I think we both not-so-secretly resented having to share it. :)

              (Mind you, the place looks a bit like a mall restaurant from outside, but once inside, a nice space, and terrific service.)

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              RM Seafood
              3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

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                josephnl RE: rp1760 Mar 28, 2011 09:09 PM

                Your dinner at Le Cirque will be wonderful. I wouldn't think of eating anything for several hours before going there. Really, why don't you just think about the champagne and oysters for lunch at Bouchon or some other spot earlier in the day, or some other day. Le Cirque is very special...don't ruin it by eating anything before.

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

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

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                  rp1760 RE: josephnl Mar 29, 2011 07:05 AM

                  Thanks for the tip, Joseph, but I don't eat lunch on vacation, so it would be a long wait until 8:30 (rechecked reservation time...). I get what you're saying, but I really will need a little nosh around 4 or 5. I'm leaning towards a nice glass of champagne and the signature Oysters in Ice Gelee at Guy Savoy's, then a stroll over to Bellagio, walking through the Botanical Gardens, stopping to enjoy the Fine Art exhibit, which I understand is featuring landscapes from Monet to Hochney, then on to a beautiful dinner.

                  Duchess, I may be able to fit in oysters at RMSeafood (or Bouchard) on Monday - especially since Mr. Feldman has rec's both of those places. My reservation at Jaleo isn't until 8:45.

                  Starting to get excited! -Mary

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                    josephnl RE: rp1760 Mar 29, 2011 02:51 PM

                    Enjoy Le Cirque...it's great!

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                BedazzledLV RE: rp1760 Apr 5, 2011 02:03 PM

                hmmmm

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                  BedazzledLV RE: rp1760 Apr 5, 2011 02:08 PM

                  I highly recomend Joe's stone crab- but Morels French Bistro has an amazing selection of Oysters... but if i recall, they started to close from 3-5(may be just tthe dining area though, so call to verify). I'd go to Comme Ca At the Cosmopolitan has a full oyster bar also if i remember correctly, and its not too far from the billagio.

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                  Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Las Vegas
                  3500 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109

                  Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro - Las Vegas
                  3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89103

                  Comme Ca
                  3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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