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Best lobster dish on the strip?

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lorishea87 Feb 2, 2012 07:50 AM

Please help me narrow down a dinner that will include lobster for my New England-born husband. Who does the best preparation?

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  1. A5 KOBE RE: lorishea87 Feb 2, 2012 04:29 PM

    Michael Mina - lobster pot pie is easily the best lobster dish anywhere is Vegas.

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      raider RE: A5 KOBE Feb 3, 2012 06:24 AM

      the lobster pot pie is amazing.

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        danieli10 RE: A5 KOBE Feb 3, 2012 08:17 AM

        +1 on M. Mina. For a little different take, I like China Grill (Mandalay Bay) Lobster crepes app. if it is still on the menu.

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          ellenost RE: A5 KOBE Feb 3, 2012 10:24 AM

          I'm not a fan of the lobster pot pie at Michael Mina.

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            A5 KOBE RE: ellenost Feb 3, 2012 01:07 PM

            Interesting. Did you have to full portion or the tasting menu portion because I feel that the tasting portion lacks the same integrity as the full version. In fact, the tasting was a bit of a let down. Miso black cod was amazing though.

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              ellenost RE: A5 KOBE Feb 3, 2012 09:27 PM

              Full portion. I didn't like having to shell the lobster myself at almost $80. I was wearing a silk blouse; needed to be very careful.

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                lorishea87 RE: ellenost Feb 4, 2012 07:49 AM

                Le Cirque has a butter-poached lobster on their menu that is beckoning me. Anyone had that?

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                  ellenost RE: lorishea87 Feb 5, 2012 07:09 AM

                  Not yet, but if it's still on the menu when I return to Le Cirque next month, I may be ordering it (or the duck).

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                    sherriberry RE: lorishea87 Feb 5, 2012 08:04 AM

                    Had it as part of their Christmas menu last year. It was outstanding. The tail was presented simply and the claws were served in a separate bowl layered w/ a lovely sauce.

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                      lorishea87 RE: sherriberry Feb 5, 2012 12:04 PM

                      Have you either one done Le Cirque pretheatre in an hour and a half? Too rushed?

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                        ellenost RE: lorishea87 Feb 5, 2012 12:20 PM

                        I wouldn't go to Le Cirque if I had only 90 minutes. It's one of the finest restaurants in LV, and you might not appreciate it if you're concerned about time. Bellagio has a number of mid-priced restaurants that might work better when you have a time limitation.

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                          sherriberry RE: lorishea87 Feb 5, 2012 01:34 PM

                          That Christmas dinner was my only visit. The menu was 5 courses + amuse and took 2 1/2 hours. I would hate to rush through a meal there-plus you need to allow time to get to the show, so really would only have about an hour.

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                            lorishea87 RE: sherriberry Feb 5, 2012 01:50 PM

                            Thanks for the input.... I think I'll swap it to another night so we can savor it all. I might do Sage the night of the show. They open at 5 and we could opt to just do an app and a couple entrees, and should give us plenty of time to make a 7:30 show.

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