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2 nights in vegas - Is Fine Dining on the Strip for $100 per person possible?

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Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 6, 2011 01:02 PM

Hi, I'll be in Vegas in a few weeks for two nights. We are foodies and would like suggestions on where to get an excellent meal. We would like to stay on the Strip and will be at New York/New York.

Our goal is $100 per person or less. Is that possible?? Sounds like Lotus of Siam is on our list and we are considering B&B. What would you suggest? We both love seafood and don't usually go to Steakhouses.

Thanks!

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Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104

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    josephnl RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 6, 2011 04:04 PM

    If you will have a car, or are willing to take a bus, Rosemary's which is about 4-5 miles off the strip on Sahara is a wonderful locals restaurant. This is definitely a foodies restaurant, and you can have a wonderful meal there with drinks, wine, tax and tip for under $100pp.

    1. shamu613 RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 6, 2011 10:41 PM

      Lotus of Siam isn't on the Strip and will likely eat away $20-$30 in cab fare from your budget. Make reservations early.

      Charlie Palmer has a prix fixe meal called Cut of the Week for $48.

      1. Andygod RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 19, 2011 03:34 PM

        I got married in Vegas back in February and 10 of us went to the Steakhouse at Camelot for the reception. We all ordered from the top of the menu and had a couple of bottles of wine as well as cocktails. I was quite surprised when our bill was only around $850. Service was much better than I could have imagined. Right across the street from NY/NY in the Excalibur. We were staying at the MGM Grand, but night life at NY/NY was much better.

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          josephnl RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 19, 2011 03:55 PM

          Just returned from Las Vegas and had another amazing meal at Rosemary's for under $100pp with cocktails, great wine, tax and tip. It is a real find...but it is 5 or so miles off the strip. If you have a car, for sure go there. If you are a group of 4, it would likely be worth taking a taxi. I also think it is reachable by bus. I doubt very much that there is another restaurant in LV with this level of food and service for the price!

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            Eric RE: josephnl Apr 19, 2011 05:57 PM

            The problem with taking a cab to Rosemary's is that you're looking at a cab fare of $30 to $40 plus tip each way. Also, the Taxi Cab Authority just approved an increase in cab fare.

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              josephnl RE: Eric Apr 19, 2011 07:55 PM

              I'm sure you're right. It really is a shame because Rosemary's is such a great place and it is a bargain because it's not in the "high rent district" and because the chef is Michael and not Emeril, Mario or Wolfgang. We always have a car when visiting LV, so driving there is not a problem...but without a car, taxis will probably make it problematic, unless you're a group of 4.

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              Emeril's
              3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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            lvnvflyer RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 20, 2011 04:13 AM

            A lot depends on how much and what you drink. Without alcohol I think you may be able to do this at sage ( which also has a nice bar menu of smaller bites), bouchon (you might also consider breakfast), Scarpetta (which you have in NYC, so might not be interesting). There are also sometimes special prix fixes that might work. I'd check taste of Wynn. MGM also sometimes does these, at nob hill, for example.

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              josephnl RE: lvnvflyer Apr 20, 2011 11:34 AM

              We had a very disappointing meal at Sage this past weekend...and it was very expensive. We spent $330 for the two of us with 2 cocktails, 2 starters, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, and a bottle of one of the least expensive wines on the list. Although the room is pretty in a cool, modern way and the service was excellent, the food was quite mediocre and clearly not as good as our other 2 dinners at Le Cirque and Rosemary's. Perhaps we hit Sage on an "off" night, but it was not terrific.

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

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                lisanell RE: lvnvflyer Dec 19, 2011 10:16 AM

                I've never had a bad meal at Sage and have been there 3-4 times. In fact, I'd say it is one of the best places on the strip and I've eaten at many of the upscale places. You also can sit at the bar and they are very accommodating about splitting entrees - they plate the halves separately (I usually go with a female friend and can't finish an entire entree). I would highly recommend it.

              2. Zollipop RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 20, 2011 04:25 PM

                We just had a couple super meals at La Cave in the Wynn - great atmosphere, reasonable prices, friendly service, and super food!! You won't be disappointed. Swing by around lunch to make a rezzo though - it gets busy. I wrote a more detailed review on my blog here: http://wp.me/pJmIX-nf

                Good luck!
                Zolli

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                  westie RE: Zollipop Apr 22, 2011 03:37 AM

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                  HoosierFoodie RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Apr 22, 2011 11:10 AM

                  I would avoid B&B. I've only been once but I'll never go bad. The food was good enough but the service was very bad. There are way too many better options.

                  1. ravinchef RE: Curiosity Killed the Cat Sep 9, 2011 01:25 PM

                    I wasn't really happy with Rosemary's the food was good but not great. The dinning room is really small and I literally could reach the next person without even extending my arm to its full length. When I think of fine dining I like to have my privacy especially if I'm spending over 100pp. The restaurant is in a strip mall and if your not familiar with the area you will miss it.

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                      josephnl RE: ravinchef Sep 9, 2011 01:34 PM

                      I'm puzzled by your post. When did you go? Unfortunately for those of us who loved Rosemary's, it closed it doors some months back.

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                        ravinchef RE: josephnl Sep 9, 2011 01:39 PM

                        I went probably jan or Feb of last year and again the food wasn't bad it just Great like everyone said it was. I have been a Chef for over 12 years. The thing I didn't like was the small dining room. I think that was the thing that killed it for me. I'm 6'4" so paying over 100pp and trying to squeeze me in to a small table just ruined if for me.

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                          josephnl RE: ravinchef Sep 9, 2011 02:13 PM

                          We always sat at the chef's counter and let Chef Michael put together dinner for us. We were never disappointed!

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