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  • dl927 Jun 6, 2011 09:22 AM
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Hi Everyone!
I've been to Vegas several times but not always to enjoy the great food! Hubby and I are going back the 2 of us (YAY!).
I'd love your feedback on some restaurants.
I am a pretty picky eater ( I don't eat red meat, foie gras, etc) but I love seafood and do eat poultry etc.. Hubby likes steak but is not super adventurous either.
I made reservations at L'atelier and Sage but wondering if they will be "too" much for us? I don't want quail eggs or things like that..for ex..
I've heard great things about Sage.. How about the restaurants at the Bellagio (Le Cirque, Michael Mina, etc?)
We don't have to go super fancy (we have 3 nights total).
Also how is Delmonico's (I'm fine with going to a good steakhouse as long as they have fish etc).
Or an excellent Italian or sushi place that isn't too exotic with the menu?

Thanks!
Dayna

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Michael Mina Restaurant
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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  1. Given your expressed dislikes I think you'd be wasting your money at either Sage or Robuchon. Why not try somewhere like Rosemary's instead (if you're renting a car) - quite a lot cheaper and very, very good.

    1. Hi!
      Thanks. I do enjoy fine food but I am picky :) We are not renting a car and are staying at the Mandarin Oriental.. any other ideas? Thanks again!

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      1. re: dl927

        OK so you're right in City Center. Based on your likes and dislikes you should probably avoid tasting menus and order a la carte. Sage is actually a possibility - I've only eaten two appetizers there - the oxtail (awesome) and the foie gras brule (which you say you don't like and which I was less enthused about than many of the reviewers here). You really should consider renting a car - I'm paying all of $107 for 4 days car rental next week. It just opens up so many more possibilities - Lotus of Siam, Rosemary's, Raku, Firefly - to name but a few. I'll have more to say about Sage when I get back next week. There's tons of places within walking distance of the Mandarin - or on the monorail. You could grab lunch at Todd's PUB - I like the duck bites with hoisin sauce (that's not the correct name). The executive chef at Postrio told me they had brought back the lobster roll - a great quick lunch bite if you happen to be at the Venetian. People scoff at Sushi Samba at the Palazzo - but I kinda like it - the trick is to order more Brazilian and seafoody than sushi - their sushi aint that great. Since I have shares in the Venetian, I tend to wander over there and like Valentinos, Delmonicos is good too. I need to check out CUT. And I wouldn't turn my nose up at the choices offered at their coffee shop - the Grand Luxe Cafe.

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        Postrio Restaurant
        3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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

      2. I love Le Cirque at the Bellagio; I loved the duck. Not a big fan of Michael Mina.

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        Michael Mina Restaurant
        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        Bellagio
        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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

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        1. re: ellenost

          Would you recommend Le Cirque or DelMonico's over Aria and L'Atelier? Or any other choices?
          We live in LA so would like to go somewhere we don't have in LA... (we have 3 nights)

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

          1. re: dl927

            Although I've not dined at L'Atelier in LV, (I did have dinner at L'Atelier in NYC), and based on that dinner, I would recommend Le Cirque over L'Atelier. I've had dinner at Le Cirque three times during the past 10 years, and all of the dinners have been excellent (food, decor and service). I do want to try Sage at Aria, and when I return to LV next year, it's my #1 restaurant not to miss. I had read excellent reports on this board about Delmonico, and after a disappointing return visit to CUT, I'll probably try Delmonico too.

        2. Dayna- based on your requirements, I HIGHLY recommend you consider Bartolotta in the Wynn. I ate there last week and it was absolutely one of the best meals I have ever had. It is primarily an Italian seafood restaurant- all their fish is line-caught and flown in fresh from the Mediterranean. We did one of the tasting menus and would do the same thing again without a doubt. We spent about $600 for 2 people including tax, tip and a $100 bottle of wine, and it was worth every penny.

          Let me know if you have any other questions about the meal.

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          Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare
          3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          1. For Seafood on the strip, RM Seafood and Seablue were both excellent and offered land fare as well as outstanding fish. I would also second Firefly. It is close by on Paradise (behind mid-strip) and the small plates allow for a variety of tasting, are perfect for sharing and are not expensive.

            Try Hash-a-go-go on the second floor at Imperial Palace for breakfast. Not expensive, straight-forward and VERY good. Portions for some items are huge, so be careful in ordering.

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            RM Seafood
            3930 Las Vegas Blvd S 134-200A, Las Vegas, NV

            Seablue Restaurant
            3799 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109