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Apr 6, 2011 01:02 PM

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

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.


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

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  1. 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. 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. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: josephnl

            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.

            1. re: Eric

              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.

              3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          2. 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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            1. re: lvnvflyer

              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.

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

              1. re: lvnvflyer

                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.