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avandelay Oct 22, 2011 09:10 AM

Staying at the Aria and would love to get people's thoughts on restaurants other than Julian Serrano and Sage (both of which we ate at and enjoyed last visit).


  1. Chargenda Dec 19, 2011 12:33 PM

    Related to Aria. Any views or opinions on Union?

    1. Food Tourist Nov 11, 2011 01:25 PM

      Rather than starting a new thread, I thought perhaps people could suggest casual affordable lunch at or near Aria spa on a Monday. The Aria spa doesn't have a restaurant or food service, so where could we eat nearby (within a 5 minute walk from the spa entrance) that's quick and cheap (under $15-20 all in) but still really tasty? A view would be a bonus, but not necessary.

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      1. re: Food Tourist
        Philber Nov 13, 2011 03:45 AM

        If you don't mind leaving Aria, the pizza joint in the Cosmopolitan is pretty darn good. A slice and a drink is under $10. We took our pizza and drinks back into the lobby area across from Comme Ca and people watched while we ate. There were four of us and all enjoyed their little slice of pizza heaven. The place is counter service, no frills, but good pizza!

        Comme Ca
        3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

        1. re: Philber
          Food Tourist Nov 13, 2011 09:15 AM

          Thanks. We were planning to eat that pizza on our arrival date if we can't check in early to our rooms at Cosmo. Just in case, how far is the walk from Aria spa to the Cosmo hotel restaurants?

          1. re: Food Tourist
            Philber Nov 13, 2011 11:18 AM

            It's about a 10 minute walk from the entry of the Aria to the 3rd floor of the Cosmopolitan, at least the way we went - out to the strip, up the stairs, across the walkway and up the escalator.

            1. re: Philber
              Food Tourist Nov 13, 2011 11:38 AM

              Thanks! It's so hard to figure out distances in Vegas even if two hotels seem side by side or across the street!

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          Dapuma Nov 16, 2011 06:55 AM

          the greek place is the cosmo had a $20.11 lunch special for a 3 course meal - just be aware it takes a long time (they try to make up their money by getting you to buy lots of drinks) but if you stick with n/a drinks you should be happy overall

          1. re: Dapuma
            Food Tourist Dec 5, 2011 03:53 PM

            Thanks! They have a location in Montreal so might pass in favour of a U.S. "chain". (We're from Toronto).

          2. re: Food Tourist
            Food Tourist Dec 5, 2011 03:52 PM

            For instance, could we eat lunch on a Monday at China Poblano or Julian Serrano for under $30 all in? Or is there a lovely hotel tea room serving Afternoon Tea on Mondays with scones and finger sandwiches and petits fours for under $35? Is the $30 tea at Four Seasons amazing and worth a visit even though far from Aria spa?

            1. re: Food Tourist
              drkaufman528 Dec 5, 2011 04:14 PM

              There's a tea at Mandarin Oriental (http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasve...)

              1. re: drkaufman528
                Food Tourist Dec 5, 2011 04:25 PM

                I know it's close to the Aria, but MO tea is very expensive. I think I read $40.

              2. re: Food Tourist
                JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Dec 20, 2011 11:47 AM

                I think either of those would work quite nicely; I did Julian Serrano for lunch the last time I was up there thanks to some F&B credit at Aria and had a lovely time. You may also wish to consider the $20.11 lunch special at Estiatorio Milos inside Cosmopolitan.

                1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
                  Food Tourist Dec 20, 2011 05:14 PM

                  Thanks! We may actually schlep up to Mesa Grill at Caesars Palace for lunch.

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              drkaufman528 Oct 24, 2011 04:54 PM

              Although not inside Aria proper, I recommend the PUB in Crystals -- good, interesting beer and a large bar menu -- and Mozen and Mandarin Bar in the Mandarin Oriental. Can't recommend Sage highly enough. And wasn't a fan of the Aria buffet -- I thought it was totally fine but nothing out of the ordinary.

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                Philber Oct 23, 2011 03:04 PM

                Michael Mina's American Fish is very good. I know there are several posts on the board for the restaurant.

                American Fish
                3730 N Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115

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