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Mel Nov 3, 2011 09:48 PM

My hubby and I have been to vegas a few dozen times and have been to a lot of the restaurants in the past 5 years. However, we haven't really been to Vegas in the past 2 years (darn kids), and we are planning a 2 night get away.

We love the food at Aureole, Bartolotta, Rosemary's (sooo sad that they closed since we went there almost every time we went), LOS, Michael Mina Commander's Palace (again, very sad about no more martini lunches). Are there any special dinning menus (kind of like the Taste of Wynn last year) or newer restaurants that you would recommend? or any that have gone downhill and aren't worth a visit.

Thanks for your recs, you haven't steered me wrong.

Thanks again.

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    itryalot RE: Mel Nov 4, 2011 03:07 PM

    If you haven't already, head to E by Jose Andres at the Cosmopolitan. Our most memorable event in Vegas.

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      Mel RE: itryalot Nov 7, 2011 08:32 AM

      I looked at it, but since we are there for such a limited time, we would prefer not to have a 3+ hour long dinner with other people we don't know. But I will keep it in my head for another time. Any thoughts on Stratta?

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      Stratta
      3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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        itryalot RE: Mel Nov 7, 2011 06:10 PM

        FWIW, I check out photos. They can sometimes help me in deciding. I haven't heard a lot of talk about it either way.
        http://www.foodspotting.com/places/38...
        http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/0xzmIB...

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          zippyh RE: Mel Nov 7, 2011 08:02 PM

          Stratta is okay. But they have the advantage of serving until 6am so you can get a decent meal after you've been up far too late drinking and gambling.

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          Stratta
          3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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        cscruz RE: Mel Nov 8, 2011 12:33 PM

        If you enjoy Japanese food I would recommend Raku (http://www.raku-grill.com/). The restaurant is off the Strip and closes at 3am (closed on Sundays). If E is not to your liking Jaleo by Jose Andres (where E is located) might be an option for you. An option for lunch is the $20 lunch at Milos at the Cosmopolitan (but I am unsure if it is available on the weekend). Additionally, I would recommend L' Atelier at the MGM; I love the sushi bar seating but with small portions of French food.

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        Jaleo
        3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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          Mel RE: cscruz Nov 17, 2011 04:45 PM

          Jaleo looks good, and in terms of L'Atelier, it is on my list.

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          Jaleo
          3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

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          Philber RE: Mel Nov 9, 2011 08:51 PM

          Yes Rosemary's is closed, but Todd's Unique is open and still serving an awesome meal for a very reasonable price. If you want to stay on the strip I would suggest checking out the Cut of the Week at Charlie Palmers (Four Seasons in Mandalay Bay) $48 pp for three courses with bottomless wine included. We dined there recently and the meal was great and you cannot beat the value.

          1. BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: Mel Nov 12, 2011 10:51 AM

            Will you have a car to get off Strip, or do you want to stay on the Strip?

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              Mel RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Nov 17, 2011 04:49 PM

              we prefer to be on the strip. Charlie Palmers also looks great. I think I will make reservations there too and then we can see what the cut of the week is.

              Thanks for all of your help. I look forward to eating in Vegas, kid free.

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                BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: Mel Nov 17, 2011 08:44 PM

                A small place in view of the Stratosphere , and it made the top 50 places to dine in Las Vegas ,is the Bar+Bistro in the Arts Factory. A lot of the online info is actually for the previous operators when it was Italian fare. Chef Beni is doing a Latin themed menu now. There are also various events that happen in the adjacent courtyard that you may find enjoyable.

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