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Under $100 for two on the strip...best picks??

PHXeater Dec 13, 2011 07:00 AM

Heading to Vegas in late January for probably about the 10th time but looking for less expensive choices than usual. The $100 for two should include:

2 entrees
1-2 drinks each
tax and tip.

I know there's no real "value" on the strip by now but but we want to stay on the strip this time - also have done LOS the last three trips so that's not being considered. Any type of food, just nothing boring! Oh, and please no suggestions for Grand Lux Cafe/Cheesecake Factory.

Some current ideas:

-Julian Serrano (went to e last trip - know this won't be the same but thought it might be a solid pick - will it fit within our budget??)
-BLT Burger/Burger Bar, etc.
-Charlie Palmer Cut of the Week (with tax/tip we know it will be over $100 a tad but will spend extra $ if worth it)

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    PHXeater Dec 13, 2011 07:21 AM

    Just realized e was in Jaleo, not Julian Serrano (too early in the am!) so should we consider that too?

    Any restaurant ideas would be great or feedback on the places we're considering.

    1. rednyellow Dec 13, 2011 09:49 AM

      Maybe Tod English P.U.B. at Crystals/Aria

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        century81 Dec 13, 2011 05:04 PM

        Had a great meal at Joes Stone Crab (sans stone crab) for around that.

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          bohemiana Dec 13, 2011 05:53 PM

          We have been to Canaletto's in the Venetian a few times and liked it a lot. It's a small chain but the first few times we went we didn't even know that. Honestly, we went to Bouchon for our anniversary and were sorry we wasted the money there because we like Canalettos better.

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          1. re: bohemiana
            zippyh Dec 13, 2011 05:55 PM

            Canaletto is part of the Il Fornaio chain.

          2. A5 KOBE Dec 13, 2011 09:26 PM

            Postrio in the Venetian. Also PJ Clarkes in the Forum Shops. PJ Clarkes burger is better than anything you can get at Burger Bar/BLT Burger. China Poblano is another solid choice. I felt the Mexican food was better than the Chinese food they served. The tacos are pretty awesome.

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              dfwtexex Dec 15, 2011 08:02 AM

              Mon Ami Gabi is my winner in this price range. Fresh warm bread and amuse salad are complimentary. $13 smoked salmon appetizer to share. 2 $25 Steak frites (or cheaper entrees), $20 for 2 drinks or glasses of wine. Great views, perfect service. Everything flavorful and well prepared (if not creative).

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                curiouscook Dec 15, 2011 11:19 AM

                I think you could eat at Border Grill for about that, not sure. It is one of the most underated restaurants around in my opinion. Also, any of the Wolfgang Puck family of restaurants are probably in this price range: Postrio, Spago, Lupo, etc. The food is not groundbreaking but always solid in my opinion.

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                  fishyak Dec 16, 2011 02:17 PM

                  I would rate BLT in the Mirage over Burger Bar.
                  Fleur in Mandalay Bay is a small plate format with some interesting choices.
                  If the Cut of the Week is to your liking, it is a really good value.

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                    QAW Dec 16, 2011 04:33 PM

                    If we can consider the Barrymore (Royal Hotel, about 100 yards off of Las Vegas Boulevard) to be a Strip property, that can also be a fit - their "50 under $50" wine offerings are well thought out, and can help to meet the price point.

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