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Dec 30, 2011 02:34 PM

Rec's in Vegas

Hi All,
We'll be staying at the Aria in the end of January. There are so many restaurants to chose from in Vegas so need some help deciding. Looking for two dinners and two lunches. One nice dinner and one more casual. We love fresh clean food (organic farm to table style), fresh fish and veggies as well as good meat dishes. Nothing Asian influenced as one in our party is allergic to shellfish but okay with fresh fish. What places would you suggest? Open to all locations but if there is one specific good one at the Aria please let me know as well.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. How much are you looking to spend? Also, will you have a vehicle? Cabs in Las Vegas are among the most expensive in the country.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Eric

      We won't have a car but are okay with taxis. Looking to spend in the $70pp range for food and on casual night about $50 a person (if possible) we'll spend more if needed. We're NY'rs so use to the hefty price tag. Just want good meals but worth it.


      1. re: BLover33

        American Fish in the Aria would meet your criteria. We have dined there several times and been consistently impressed with the fresh seafood. You will be pushing your $70pp with alcohol.

        You should consider Milos (Cosmopolitan) for lunch - $20.11 for a three course meal; considered by many on this board to be the best lunch deal in Vegas.

        1. re: Philber

          #2 behind Milos is the 3-cours, $21 lunch at Payard in Caesars.

            1. re: BLover33

              Hi BLover33,
              I'm just back from 5 nights in Vegas and stayed at Aria as well. A must go to is Sage in the Aria hotel. Spectacular meal. Highlights, Wagyu Beef Tartare, Heirloom Tomatoes, Maine Day Boat Scallops.
              An excellent bottle of wine around $69 is Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella I believe 2007. Great value and greater fine dining food in a truly quiet modern and chic restaurant. Don't pass this by. Truly great refined service too. My wife and I each had apps, mains, a bottle of wine and shared a dessert with two cappuccinos for $235 before tip. This caliber food and service are not easily found in Vegas. Trust me on this....Enjoy

              1. re: Porto

                Ok, that sounds great. We made a reso at American Fish but will swap it out since you write with conviction and we only need one dinner at the Aria itself. Hope you enjoyed the hotel. We typically stay at the Wynn but wanted something new.
                Thanks again

      2. >We love fresh clean food (organic farm to table style),

        You do realize Las Vegas is in the middle of a desert? It's 300 miles to the nearest ocean and at least that far to the farms of California. Food that's 36 hours old is considered fresh here. It just can't get here any quicker.

        Farm to the warehouse to the trucks to the distribution center to the restaurant is more like it.

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        1. re: shamu613

          Shamu613, I hear what you say about distances - fish in vegas is certainly not local by the traditional definition, but almost all the large hotels there have their own large-grade tank systems where live stuff is kept. Fish and lobster for restaurants is usually fresh killed just before a meal - there have been some pretty interesting documentary of how they do it over the years. Next time you're there, ask and sometimes they'll give you tours of them.