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Aug 2, 2011 04:29 PM

Vegas Rec please

I'm coming to Vegas for a conference and staying at Cesars Palace. There seem to be sooo many wonderful restaurants I don't know where to begin. I'd like something that has interesting cusine, no steak houses. I'd also like something that has vegetarian options. I'd like something that has great atmosphere too. Thanks for the help!

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  1. What do you consider interesting cuisine to be? Also, how much are you looking to spend per person? Will you have a car? Are you eating solo or with others?

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    1. re: Eric

      Thanks for writing back. I guess interesting wasn't the best way to describe what I'm looking for. I love italian and most fusion type places. At home in LA some favorites are Osteria Mossa and AOC. I wont have a car so I'd like to stay close on the strip. It looks like Wynn has some great places, just don't know which to pick. I'd say somewhere around 100.00 a person is good.

        1. re: citrixgirl

          It's a shame that most people come to Las Vegas thinking prices are somewhat in line with what they might pay for that really good meal closer to their home.

          That's not the case. $100pp will get you summer specials at many resorts, but whether any of them will be interesting enough for you... I dunno. Check each hotel's webites under dining and look for their specials.

          A meal at é by Jose Andres will run you $250. $400 at Joel Robuchon. $300 at Picasso. Please try to remember that the stated purpose of the Strip properties is to separate you from your money.

          The cuisine you want, the vegetarian options and the fusion will be found off the Strip at a restaurant named Raku. A short cab ride might cost less than $20.

          Search this board for Raku for all sorts of reviews and information. Don't remember if they take reservations, but if they do, make yours well in advance should you decide to go there.

          Walking to Wynn from Caesars won't be fun in triple digits or high 90s that we'll have for the next two months. Even though it's little more than a mile away, a cab ride on a busy night might cost as much as going to Raku because you either need to fight the congestion on the Strip or take the long way around.

          Aburiya Raku
          5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146