Other than Firefly and Lotus…
Are there any REALLY good moderately priced restaurants in Vegas? We’re going back at the end of August, and we’ll definitely be hitting up Firefly on Paradise (It’s a year later and I’m still dreaming about the stuffed dates)
We Loved Lotus too, and will probably be hitting them up as well.
I have a friend who keeps telling me to go to Chicago Joe’s… it looks like a cute Mom and Pop red sauce place… how’s the food?
We’re staying on the strip, and will probably have a car… we haven’t decided yet.
We’ve done at least one big slurge each time we’ve gone to Vegas… went to OTTO one late afternoon thinking we’d have a nice light meal and not spend too much money and wound up blowing over $100 and then we were ready for “dinner” by 8:30 (I had three ‘tastings’ of wine, my husband had two)
This time, we’re looking to cut back on the budget but still get some really good meals in, thinking "where do the locals eat?" too
Do any of the restaurants have tasting menus which would come in under $100 for the both of us? (sans wine or drinks of course)
Whew, well thanks in advance for any suggestions!
820 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Where do locals eat? If you have a car, Todd's Unique in Henderson is moderately priced and serves very good food. One of our favorite places in town. Others prefer Rosemary's in this category.
Here is the website for Todd's: http://www.toddsunique.com/
If you are interested in a great deal at a strip restaurant you should check out Charlie Palmers "Cut of the Week" . Three courses, bottomless wine the first two courses for $48/pp. We have been three times and it has always been very good.
Here is the menu for this week:
Cut of the Week
July 5th to July 9th, 2011
Join us each night and discover our "CUT OF THE WEEK" prix fixe menu
Each week Chef Steve Blandino hand selects a unique cut of beef
paired with seasonal ingredients and presents it with
"Bottomless Glass" Wine Pairings
FIRE ROASTED TOMATO BISQUE
MOZZARELLA PANINI / FRAGRANT BASIL
CHATEAU MONTFORT / VOUVRAY / DEMI SEC / LOIRE VALLEY / FRANCE
WHOLE ROASTED ALL NATURAL STRIP LOIN
CHARRED PETIT ONIONS
MONTE DE LUZ / TANNAT / SAN JOSE / URUGUAY
Sides (served family style
YUKON GOLD POTATOES WITH PROSCIUTTO
LEMON LIME POUND CAKE WITH HONEY CANTALOUPE SORBET
$48.00 per person
In the same vein as Todd's there's Rosemary's. It's only worth it if you have a car. Otherwise, although the food is good and good value especially if you get the 3 course prix-fixe, it's not exactly a destination restaurant.
But it's a good solid mid tier local's place where the food and service is above what you're paying. Going for lunch for the 3 course prix-fixe is an even better deal. But that's only available on Fridays.
you should mosey up about 17 miles to Red Rock Canyon, do the 13 mile scenic drive and recharge refresh at a locals' favorite, Red Rock Casino Resort, which has a number of dining options but the two best are Hachi and T-bones, which is pricey but good for at least drinks and appetizers; if it's not ridiculously hot, it's worth sitting out by the firepit; additional good quality and mid-price Vintner's Grill and Table 10
Henderson/Green Valley: Panevino; The District at Green Valley, Lucille's Smokehouse; also used to be a nice place called Kennedy's but not sure what it is now
North; Aliante Casino, MRKT is excellent; also love Montana Meat Co. lamb chops w/ to die for honey basil sauce, lobster bisque soup delicious, and they had a tasty osso bucco but might be a seasonal special
South; Town Square has a bunch of choices up or down the scale of dining; the Yard House is good quality comfort food and Brio Tuscan Grille is very good.
11011 W. Charleston Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89135
3327 Las Vegas Blvd South Suite 2900, Las Vegas, NV 89109