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cbofcbgb Dec 4, 2011 01:44 PM

Hi,
My husband and I are going to Vegas for the first time next weekend. We are seeing Mystere at MGM at 9:30 and want a recommendation of somewhere nice eat near MGM before that. Our budget would probably be around $250 for the two of us.

Also, how necessary and how early are reservations needed?

thanks in advance!

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    fishyak Dec 12, 2011 12:39 PM

    In MGM, Fiamma's has great fresh pastas. The short rib raviolini. the veal cheek ravioli and the liguine with spot prawns I will personally vouch for. Also, the dessert "donut holes" are a tasty finish.

    Get to KA AT LEAST 15 minutes before show time. Things start happening before the formal start of the program. The stage cost $168 MILLION. Enjoy the show. (Been 3X)

    My wife and I were at Le'Atlier once watching a couple slam down some food and drink to get to KA on time. What a shame. Give yourself enough time to enjoy the theatre and your food!

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      lizreedy Dec 4, 2011 08:46 PM

      I was just there last week and ate twice at Charlie Palmer steak at the Four Seasons, which is a little to the south of MGM. I was very favorably impressed. The cut of the week is a fantastic value. Service is awesome. My sister and I had an app each, plus the cut of the week which has a salad, rib eye, and creme brulee with "bottomless pours" of really top notch wines, and came out right at your price point, tip included. If you're steak people at all, it's a great choice.

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        PopMegaphone Dec 4, 2011 05:03 PM

        Mystere plays at Treasure Island, not MGM which is at the other end of the strip. Are you seeing KA at MGM (a cirque show) or Mystere?

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          cbofcbgb Dec 4, 2011 05:42 PM

          ah, you are right. I meant to say KA :)

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            PopMegaphone Dec 4, 2011 06:44 PM

            You're in luck because MGM has a good restaurant lineup. So what kind of cuisine do you enjoy? Nobhill Tavern has a good contemporary american general menu and would fit your budget. Shibuya is a sushi restaurant and it's also excellent. I'm tempted to recommend l'atelier joel robuchon, but budget wise that might be tight.

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              cbofcbgb Dec 5, 2011 02:00 PM

              Arg - so Atelier Joel Robuchon is booked for both dates we are there. Guess I should have booked sooner. Oh well :(

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