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snatex May 23, 2011 08:45 PM

Last time in Vegas we tried the Robuchon 16 course extravaganza. It was good, but not mind blowing, and also a bit slow and pretentious. Our other dinner was at Craftsteak, which was solid but coming from Texas, home to many great steakhouses, it was not anything we couldn't have back home. For brunches, we had Society Cafe and Bouchon. The Rillettes aux Deux Saumons at Bouchon was awesome and everything else we had there was very good. Society Cafe did not impress at all. That was last time and we are looking for some help with our next trip which is later this week.

Here is the outline:

Wed
Lunch - ?
Dinner - ?

Thur
Breakfast - Bouchon
Lunch - ? (something light at the Wynn)
Dinner - 5:30pm at E by Jose Andres

Fri
Breakfast - Tableau

Wednesday lunch I am thinking it might be best to eat at our hotel, the Wynn, since we get in at around noon and check in may be dicey as our room may not be ready. I've heard good things about the Country Club and La Cave but neither menu is exciting me.

Wednesday dinner I think I would like something not too fancy or spanish since we are doing E on Thursday. I am leaning towards Raku.

Thursday we are leaning towards Breakfast at Bouchon, something light mid-day, and we hav a reservation at E for Dinner. If it ends up being a late night maybe we will get a late night snack at a lounge.

Friday we are leaving so we are thinking of going for breakfast to Tableau at the Wynn.

I live in Dallas and we have pretty good Steakhouses, BBQ, Mexican, and Asian food so they are not high on my list. I would like to have stuff I can't really enjoy at home.

If you can give me your thoughts on menu items to order at these places or any other restaurants we should consider it would be much appreciated.

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

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  1. mljones99 RE: snatex May 24, 2011 08:23 AM

    The Country Club is one of my favorites in Vegas so I'd recommend them for lunch, especially if you are staying at the Wynn.

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      snatex RE: mljones99 May 24, 2011 08:39 AM

      What are the best things you have eaten at the Country Club?

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        mljones99 RE: snatex May 24, 2011 08:59 AM

        I always get the open face french dip with fries which, in my opinion, is the best thing I have ever eaten. I just love that sandwich. My wife has had several other items from the lunch menu and has really enjoyed them all. Sitting outside is always a treat for me if the weather is nice. Their patio overlooks the waterfall and 18th green. We are headed back for lunch during our next trip in June.

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          snatex RE: mljones99 May 24, 2011 09:16 AM

          Sold. I will put the Country Club down for lunch on Wednesday. Thanks!

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            mljones99 RE: snatex May 24, 2011 09:59 AM

            awesome, i hope you enjoy it!

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              A5 KOBE RE: snatex May 24, 2011 12:13 PM

              Funny, I had a pretty bad experience there. Do not order the burger, it was drenched in bbq sauce and was pretty expensive at $19, even for vegas. I think people fall in love with the view more than anything there because it overlooks the golf course, which is a sight to see, but as far as the food, my experience is that there are far better places to eat at.

              But if you want a lovely view, go for it.

      2. Eugene Park RE: snatex May 24, 2011 11:00 AM

        You will have no problems checking in your bags if your room at the Wynn isn't ready for Wed lunch. I'd suggest Carnegie Deli at The Mirage for lunch, especially if you're a fan of sliced pastrami sandwiches that are the size of a baby's head.

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        Carnegie Deli
        3400 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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          glickjor RE: snatex May 24, 2011 11:44 AM

          I cannot say enough about sage. The restaurant is beautiful, service impeccable and food as good as I had in Vegas. It's also very reasonably priced for vegas (79 dollar 4 course tasting menu) - don't leave without trying the foie gras creme brulee, soft poached egg in truffle and braised beef stomach with ramps - those were all winners.

          I would also highly recommend Milos on the 3rd floor of the cosmopolitan - the 20 dollar 3 course tasting menu for lunch was fabulous and they have outdoor seating that is nice. Great fish and classic greek food including dips - the 20 dollar menu is the steal of the strip, IMHO. Next to Sage, it was the second best meal of my recent trip that included stops at Bouchon, Joes Stone Crab, Lotus of Siam and Otto.

          If you feel seafood deprived in Texas and want the best simple preparations of fish and seafood that I have ever had, go to Bartollota. Price tag is hefty though. The restaurant also makes great Italian pastas and salads to accompany the fish.

          Enjoy

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

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

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