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Jun 22, 2011 06:54 PM

Need A Vegas Dinner that Makes Everyone Happy

Hi Chowhounders! I am going to Vegas with my parents who are Pescetarians, my boyfriend who loves steak and me... Well, I'm pregnant so I can't eat sushi.

We are all looking for a lovely dinner that will make everyone happy but that isn't as expensive at Le Cirque, Robuchon etc...

Any ideas? Thanks!

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

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  1. How much are you looking to spend per person. Will you have a car? Are you looking for something on the Strip or will a local restaurant be ok? Where are you staying?

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    1. re: Eric

      Looking to spend no more than $70/person... We aren't big drinkers. We are staying at the Palazzo. We aren't renting a car. Thanks!

      1. re: masters212

        I was thinking along the same lines as Eric -- that you may want to eat off-strip at this price-point. Todd's Unique in Henderson springs to mind.

        Another option is Lotus of Siam. I don't think enough attention is paid to their charcoal grill, and the steak is superb, and a bargain and a steal at $13.95 (although not a steakhouse-sized portion). I'm not sure you'll get better fish anywhere in LV -- from the whole barbecued catfish to the hoh mok sea bass or catfish to the garlic shrimp.

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

    2. Mon Ami Gabi at Paris

      Pamplemousse on East Sahara about half mile east of the Strip. Do not let the building or immediate area stop you from going.

      Canal Street at the Orleans Casino Hotel

      My sister is also a pescetarian and these are three of her favorite restaurants.

      Mon Ami Gabi
      3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

      400 E. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89104

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      1. re: Eric

        Eric, do you work at Canal Street at the Orelans? It seems as though you recommend that spot 85% of the time, regardless of the nature of inquiry.

        1. re: palmdoc1

          No I don't. It just happens to be a very underrated restaurant. It also was rated the best hotel steakhouse in the Las Vegas Review Journal in 2010.

      2. Actually, if you are not big drinkers, $70 per person can fit just about anywhere in the "Venelazzo" complex (yes, it will be close at some places), which brings a whole variety of options. Bouchon would seem ideal for what you are looking for, but in truth there are more than a dozen places under that extended roof that could also work to varying degrees. If you have a little time, perhaps even a "specials stroll" - although Bouchon sits off by itself, you can cover the specials boards at Morels, Table 10, Cut, Delmonico, AquaKnox, B&B, Canaletto, Postrio, Otto, Valentino, Carnevino, Pinot Brasserie and Zeffirino in 15-20 minutes. No need to fight the summer heat, and even the steakhouses listed might have enough options for your parents.

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        1. re: QAW

          I would tend to agree with QAW, and say that for $70 a person and little or no alcohol, I would absolutely say you'd do very well to go somewhere in the Venetian/Palazzo. With that being said, I think it would be helpful to you if we narrowed it down a bit:

          -Cut and Carnevino are 2 of my favorite places in Vegas, but even without drinks, it will be closer to $100 per person, if not more, to really get the best meal possible. Also, there will not be very much variety for the pescatarians.

          -I think your best bets, based on each of your requirements, would be Bouchon or Morels. They are both French bistro-style restaurants with a great variety of choices ( everything from raw bar, cheese and charcuterie, fish, steak, and roasted chicken). I have been to both places many times, and have had only delicious food at both. Morels has the advantage of an awesome patio right on the strip, while Bouchon is quiet, away from excitement of the casino and the strip (it's in the Venezia Tower of the Venetian) and the service is little bit elevated when compared to Morels. Take a look at both of their menus- you'd have a great meal at both.

          -While Table 10 seems to meet your requirements, I would advise against it, as I recently ate there with high expectations and everything I had was pretty disappointing. Enough said.

          3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

          Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro - Las Vegas
          3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89103