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Sep 20, 2011 08:33 PM

late night eats near Bellagio

Just starting to browse this LV forum, excited to be travelling there later this week from chilly Vancouver.

Our first night we'll be at the 10pm show of "O" and will be ready for a light meal after. (staying at Trump) What's open late on a Thursday night close by? All price ranges, high quality of course.

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

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  1. Central just opened at Ceasar's. They're open 24hrs.

    1. The first that pops to mind is the pizzeria hiding inside The Cosmopolitan. It's near the pool table. Excellent NY-style slices, prices are quite reasonable. Warning: If Marquee is open you'll wade through a sea of Ed Hardy and Affliction apparel to get there. The Henry is the 24-hour restaurant at The Cosmopolitan; while I haven't had a chance to eat there yet I've heard quite a few good things.

      Also of note half a mile north of your hotel (and once you're up there on the strip the traffic congestion all but vanishes) is Peppermill. It's a 24-hour coffee shop that's one of the last slices of old-school neon Vegas. I have to go almost every time I go up there. Certainly not a fancy place, but I love it.

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      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        It is 1.9 miles between the Bellagio and the Peppermill.

        3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

        1. re: Eric

          Like I said, half a mile north of their hotel, Trump.

      2. Thanks for the helpful suggestions! Esp. for the Peppermill recommendation, an answer to my unasked q. whether any of the olde Vegas is still there. Got any more along those lines?

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        1. re: vcinbc

          There is another one... It's downscale old-school Vegas, the kind where the casino lures you in with loss-leader food in hopes you'll stay for some slot machines. It's a stark juxtaposition from the lux surroundings of Bellagio and Trump, but here goes...

          If you have a car or are OK with a short (~1 mile) cab ride, there's Ellis Island Casino on Koval a block east of the Strip behind Bally's (which is across the street from Bellagio). It's theoretically walkable from Bellagio, but Flamingo in between Bally's and Koval is dark to the point I wouldn't imagine walking there at night. Ellis Island has a restaurant inside (creatively named "Restaurant") with an off-menu special: steak, potato, green beans, soup or salad, and a glass of house-made beer, for all of eight bucks. "Not fancy" definitely applies here; the decor is dated as hell (and not in the fun way like at Peppermill), the servers I've had are best described as "reasonably competent", but it's a perfectly serviceable meal for a stellar price, and if you ask me it's a terrific value compared to the swanky beef palaces at the Strip joints, where for the same price you can have just the beer. I haven't been the last few times I've been in Vegas; I think since Cosmopolitan opened, their hidden pizzeria has stolen away my late-night cheap eats budget.

          3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

        2. Cosmo has Holsteins and a few other places that are open late, not sure how close they are though.

          1. You can always head over to Chinatown. It's a cheap taxi ride and with a large selection of cheap and wholesome late night eats. Two of my favorites are Pho Kim Long (seriously) on the corner Spring Mtn and Wynn. A little farther up the road is Cathay House on Spring Mtn just up the hill from Decatur across the street from the SWG complex. PHL is open 24 hours and has a huge menu of Chinese and Vietnamese items. Cathay House is open until 5am on weekends (and maybe weekdays, too - not sure) with all sorts of excellent HK/Cantonese style Chinese dishes.

            Cathay House Restaurant
            5300 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146