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We have only two dinners -- help!?

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My husband and I have a midweek Vegas getaway -- we're looking for fun. unique places on the Strip -- we especially love tasting menus/small plates. We're prepared to splurge, but we don't want to dress too fancy. Much appreciation for recommendations!
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  1. If you can get a reservation, I have the perfect restaurant for you: e by Jose Andres at The Cosmopolitan. I had a wonderful dinner at e last April. There are only 8 seats around a counter where the chef prepares all the dishes. It's a tasting menu of small plates. The food is delicious, it was a lot of fun, and dress is casual. I am planning to return this spring if I can get a reservation.

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    1. re: ellenost

      If you can't get into e or it is simply too expensive, do not pass up Jaleo - same chef and great food.

    2. I'm pretty fond of L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon in the MGM and getting their Discovery Menu. Reasonably priced (about $140?) and tasty, and if you sit at the bar, you can chat with the servers behind the counter who are happy to interact with you and explain the dishes and how they were made.

      1. In a somewhat lesser league than some of the other places mentioned...but certainly worth it, at least for lunch, consider Le Cave at the Wynn. Extensive tasting menu of delicious flatbreads, cheeses, charcuterie and many other good things (check out menu online) and wonderful selection of wine flights for tasting. A great spot for lunch or an after show snack. If you go to the Wynn/Encore, don't miss the Le Reve show...it unbelievably great!