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Lunch mini-reviews: BLT Burger; Beijing Noodle No 9; China Poblano; Spago; Burger Bar; P.U.B.

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namor May 14, 2011 07:23 PM

Having spent 8 days in Las Vegas for a wedding, I experienced a number of venues for lunch although I left Las Vegas feeling that the lunch options generally pale in comparison to what is available at dinner.

BLT BURGER (MIRAGE) - RECOMMENDED

OVERALL
We have been here a few times and always find it more than adequate for a quick meal.

FOOD
Good burgers; good sweet potato fries; excellent milk shakes.

SERVICE
Adequate service (serviceable without being good or bad, exactly what you would expect for this sort of place).

BEIJING NOODLE NO 9 (CAESARS PALACE)

OVERALL
Perfectly serviceable asian noodle restaurant that works if you are in Caesars Palace and don’t want to go to too much effort for lunch.

FOOD
Bbq pork buns (good); noodle soups (good).

SERVICE
Service was generally on the slow side.

CHINA POBLANO (COSMOPOLITAN) - RECOMMENDED

OVERALL
A very enjoyable lunch featuring interesting dishes and excellent service.

FOOD
When Pigs Fly (bbq pork buns, good); Street Sandwich (excellent); Silencio tacos (duck tongue tacos, excellent); Cochinita tacos (pork tacos, good); Carnitas tacos (pork tacos, excellent); Pollo a la Parilla tacos (chicken tacos, good).

SERVICE
Our waiter provided excellent service during our meal, perfectly introducing the meal and explaining the dishes, taking our orders, providing our drinks and checking everything was okay. This may have been helped by the fact that we were there for a late lunch (3pm) so the restaurant was half-empty.

SPAGO (CAESARS PALACE FORUM SHOPS) – RECOMMENDED

OVERALL
I only came here for a quick meal before my wedding with some friends, but the food we did order was good, as was the service.

FOOD
Chicken wing lollipops (okay); crispy calamari (excellent, probably one of the best versions of fried calamari I have had); chicken sausage pizza (good); lamb chorizo pizza (excellent)

SERVICE
Very good; seated and orders taken promptly; drinks (including water) regularly refilled.

BURGER BAR (MANDALAY BAY)

OVERALL
Decent burgers and good milk shakes but average service from staff who came across as rather pretentious considering the venue.

FOOD
Sliders (okay); American Classic Burger (good); Chocolate Milkshake (excellent).

SERVICE
Average. Fake wait times to be seated at a table (we ended up sitting at the bar immediately after being told we would have to wait 30 minutes for a table despite the place being half-empty); generally unfriendly server although the service itself was adequate.

P.U.B. (CRYSTALS CITYCENTRE)

OVERALL
This meal was a disappointment with average food and service.

FOOD
Popcorn (good); corn dog puppies (okay but generally as expected); dirty chips (cold and generally unappetizing); Duck Buns (good and recommended if you eat here); Lobster Poppy (while the lobster itself was good, there wasn’t much and the “Poppie” part was generally tasteless).

SERVICE
Average service. We were seated quickly but it took a long time for our orders to be taken and even longer for water and our drinks to be brought to our table (this appears from my point of view to be the fault of the busboy who seemed disinterested in working generally rather than the fault of our server).

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    Alsama RE: namor May 24, 2011 02:05 PM

    Thanks for the info.

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