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cgarner Jul 7, 2011 12:44 PM

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!

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Chicago Joe's
820 S 4th St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

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    Philber Jul 7, 2011 05:41 PM

    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

    First Course
    FIRE ROASTED TOMATO BISQUE
    MOZZARELLA PANINI / FRAGRANT BASIL

    CHATEAU MONTFORT / VOUVRAY / DEMI SEC / LOIRE VALLEY / FRANCE

    Main Course
    WHOLE ROASTED ALL NATURAL STRIP LOIN
    CHARRED PETIT ONIONS

    MONTE DE LUZ / TANNAT / SAN JOSE / URUGUAY

    Sides (served family style
    )SPICED BROCCOLINI

    YUKON GOLD POTATOES WITH PROSCIUTTO


    Dessert
    LEMON LIME POUND CAKE WITH HONEY CANTALOUPE SORBET
    LEMON SABAYON


    $48.00 per person

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      cgarner Jul 8, 2011 07:26 AM

      Philber, thanks so much! the cut of the week sounds like a great deal (especially for me, since I"m a wino)

      Todd's menu looks really good too.

      great suggestions!

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      Jase Jul 11, 2011 12:50 PM

      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.

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        jackattack Jul 11, 2011 03:13 PM

        We like Happy Hour at Mundo much better than Firefly. You'll need a car though, as it's on Grand Central Parkway near downtown.

        www.mundolasvegas.com

        1. foodlvrzen Jul 13, 2011 11:32 PM

          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.

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          Hachi
          11011 W. Charleston Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89135

          Table 10
          3327 Las Vegas Blvd South Suite 2900, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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