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Dinner with a view - Sunday night

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VRL0509 Sep 8, 2011 09:14 PM

We will be in Vegas for business, but have a free Sunday night when we'd like to have dinner at a great restaurant with the best view in the city. It's a special occasion, and price is not a factor for this dinner. We are 40 years old, lean away from stuffy/formal and would love something with a fun/trendy vibe if possible, but great food with a great view is the most important consideration. Thanks in advance!

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    Bran808 RE: VRL0509 Sep 8, 2011 11:44 PM

    We had a nice meal at Top of the World at the Stratosphere a few years back. Beautiful view and the food was really good too. Another memorable meal was at Nove Italiano at the Palms. We didn't have a window seat, but still had a nice view of all the Vegas lights. Food and service were both excellent

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    Nove Italiano
    4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103

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      shamu613 RE: Bran808 Sep 9, 2011 10:09 AM

      The view from the top of the Stratosphere ain't all that great anymore. A resort called the Fountainbleau was built on the east side of the Strip just south of the Sahara. The Fountainbleau went bankrupt and much of the planned resort was never finished. But the tower was completed.

      And it's HUGE. Taller than any hotel on the north Strip. Its mass and height obstruct the view of most of the center strip from the observation floors of the Stratosphere's tower.

    2. mljones99 RE: VRL0509 Sep 9, 2011 07:22 AM

      MIX at Mandalay Bay perhaps? I've not been but heard good things and it has great views from the pictures I have seen.

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        DolceFarNiente RE: VRL0509 Sep 9, 2011 09:30 AM

        Nove at the Palms hotel is just a wonderful experience all around. Ask for a window seat and you will have the best viewing in LV. Chef Geno is also a genius in the kitchen and will make your evening very special. He's a whiz!

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          fishyak RE: VRL0509 Sep 9, 2011 12:01 PM

          The Eiffel Tower in the Paris hotel may hit your "stuffy barrier but it has a great view of the Bellagio fountains. Two caveats: 1) Most, but not all tables have taht view, be sure to ask for it at the point of reservation. 2) If it is windy, they turn off the fountains.

          And a trick...go the Eiffel Tower late for dessert and coffee. They have a chocolate sampler that is a killer with the ladies. Just get the view and set up the timing so that you will be there during when the fountains go off.

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          Bellagio
          3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

          Eiffel Tower Restaurant
          3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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            kagemusha49 RE: VRL0509 Sep 9, 2011 03:32 PM

            I'll agree with the View of Nove as long as you don't get stuck staring at the Palms sign. Food is great there - a tad expensive. If you want a relatively closeup view of the strip, you could go to the steakhouse at Harrahs - food is OK not great but you get to see the Mirage volcano erupting and have a 180 degree view along the strip.

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              palmdoc1 RE: VRL0509 Sep 9, 2011 04:39 PM

              Tough combo. Can't remember the exact quote but something like a restaurant's elevation is inversely proportional to food quality. North facing - window seat at Scarpetta. Not too high but nice view of Bellagio fountains. MIx has a great view but the booths along the windows face away. Nove's great view if on correct side of restaurant. IMO, Mix, Top of the World, Nove all are marginal, though Mix best of bunch. If price is not a factor, maybe focus on great food with a beautiful dining room (many).

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              Bellagio
              3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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                Dave Feldman RE: palmdoc1 Sep 9, 2011 05:07 PM

                You are probably referring to Calvin Trillin's mythical pretentious rooftop restaurant he called La Maison de la Casa House. To put it lightly, Trillin isn't big on altitude's connection to good food, and a rotating rooftop restaurant is CT's idea of hell.

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                JoeyH RE: VRL0509 Sep 10, 2011 07:15 PM

                If your idea of a great view can include street level, I recommend the patio at Mon Ami Gabi. It has a great view of the Bellagio fountains across the street. Very good food. Not stuffy at all.

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

                Bellagio
                3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

                1. skaboy RE: VRL0509 Sep 11, 2011 09:33 AM

                  I second Mon ami Gabi, you could also consider Comme ca at the Cosmopolitan.

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