LV restaurant week 2011
my parents will be in LV during restaurant week and would like to participate -- but the list of restaurants and menus is a bit overwhelming. They stop in LV a few times a year driving from CA to SLC or elsewhere, and they always eat at Mesa Grill. They would like to expand their repertoire -- any suggestions from the benefit list? They are experienced diners who eat their way around the world, and they have little patience for the precious or overpriced. Thanks.
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Well, I plan to dine at mix and bar masa. For the money I think they both represent good values. I'm not sure what you mean by "precious or overpriced" and I bet others don't either judging by the lack of replies to this thread.
Really none of the options are really overpriced by strip standards. For precious, I guess you mean excessively delicate or something? Can you give examples?
I'd love to hear any reports on LV restaurant week experiences. I've looked at all the menus and still can't decide.
We are headed to town this weekend. So far we have the RW menu planned for Charlie Palmer on Saturday night and Sirio on Sunday night. If we have time either before or after the Absinthe show on Friday, we might hit up somewhere near Caesars Palace or outside at Serendipity III. A few of the lunch options looked good, so we might try to hit up SkyBox at Aria before we hit the pool.
Thus far -
Morels lunch Mon - Another place never really cared about going but food was pretty good as was the service. Would return for lunch.
Blue Ribbon on Mon night. Worth checking out but no booze pairing. Good value and that fried chicken is so tasty. Food and service were great.
MOzen for lunch Tues. I love Mozen, and will take any excuse to go. Food/service always great.
Blossom on Tues night. - Another winner. Food was good, not great, but menu/pairing good value. Service was excellent as well. Glad we went.
Sushi Roku for lunch Weds. - Nothing special. Sushi portion was very weak(freshness/cuts). Went last year and it was much better.
Mix Weds night. - I've wanted to try this place for a while, but reviews were always mixed(sorry). Not impressed. RW menu is decent, we got a few additions to try, but I didn't like it overall. Layout is funky (1/2 booths that face each other with 2 top in middle), food marginal,imo. Service though was spectacular. Wouldn't go back.
Note: It really annoys me when you have to ask for the menus. See Blue Ribbon & Roku.
You are correct they are all three or more courses. I didn't state it very well. What I meant to say is that most of the other restaurants appear to be charging the equivalent of either the entree and dessert or entree and appetizer/salad. For the meal at Todd's ($30.11) you are getting the appetizer and a dessert for nearly the same price as the entree by itself; depending on your choices.
The wife and I enjoyed the restaurant week special this weekend. The room is unique with the bubble chandelier. Couldn't get a reservation until 9 pm the same day but, as usual with so many restaurants, they were far from sold out when we arrived. Service throughout was good.
Appetizers: Foie gras ($5 surcharge) - superb (how can you go wrong.) Crab salad - just ok.
Mains: Braised beef - OMG! Absolutely FANTASTIC. I've personally braised many different cuts many times and I always think I do a superb job… how wrong I've been. This was by far the most tender, flavorful piece of braised beef I've ever eaten. Lobster curry ($49 regular menu price - $10 surcharge) - Good. Lobster was tender, almost tasted as if it had been poached in butter and it wasn’t spicy but it was still flavorful nonetheless.
Desserts: Cheesecake with sorbet - above par. Mix candy bar with caramel ice cream - a little disappointing but still good.
Overall we enjoyed the entire meal and experience. It was certainly a value to experience it during restaurant week. I’m not sure if we’d repeat for the regular menu or the restaurant week special however, I'm glad I went and I will never forget the spectacular braised beef.
Has anyone been to Bar Massa during restaurant week? I’d love to know how yor experience was.
Mix - Las Vegas
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89119