Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Las Vegas >
May 19, 2011 11:04 PM

Vegas veteran (sort of), need dinner to complement Raku and CarneVino

Hello you glorious LV chowhounders! I am taking a last-minute celebration trip to Vegas (got a new job, yay, this is my last bit of R&R) over Memorial Day. Arriving Thursday, leaving Sunday. I can't decide where to eat on our last night, Saturday, which will be crowded and crazy (so I want to make a reso even if we cancel it). It's just two of us. Here's the plan:

Thursday: arrive midday, dinner at Raku. (Never been, can't wait!)
Friday: CarneVino (have eaten there before, I love their NY steak so it's a must; I could move this to Saturday if it makes sense)
Saturday: TBD

After Raku and Carnevino, I want something not so steak-focused. I don't want pasta. I'm open to something new. Below are some of the places I've tried over the years, just for reference:

Lotus of Siam (love it, but replaced with Raku on this trip)
Shanghai Lilly

I have always wanted to try Rosemary's, but it seems too sleepy for the last night (and another big meal similar to CarneVino). I'd like something fun and energetic that won't be too heavy. Any ideas? We'll be gambling downtown at least one night so it can be strip, off-strip, downtown. Not as far away as Green Valley Ranch but we're expecting to spend on cabs.

Thanks! I'm searching the board but your expertise is appreciated.

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

3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
    1. If you want something not steak focused then cross off Prime as it's s steakhouse and Lawrys as it's mainly all prime rib.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Eric

        Thanks Eric -- that list was just to show where I've eaten before so you could get an idea of my dining habits. They weren't meant to be "possibles" for the last night. I should have made that clearer.

      2. Jaleo in the Cosmo!

        3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        1 Reply
        1. re: sockster

          china poblano as well

          also recommend sage and serrano at aria

        2. Thanks all. I went with Jaleo, Side benefit there is that we can walk, since cab lines will likely be very long this weekend.

          3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109