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Apr 10, 2012 08:40 AM

Three Nights. I hate gambling so I want to eat!

We have Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. I am a lifestyle/food writer and will be likely writing up my stay. (Yey for deductions but no free meals). We are staying at the Wynn.

I am determined to go to Lotus of Siam (dinner? or lunch?) and the Wynn for brunch (might as well).
But open the other two nights.

My husband loves oysters, po-boys, lobster rolls, he loves Joe's Stone Crab but I think it is all hype: any suggestions for casual lunch or dinner or apps at an oyster bar?

I am considering also: Sage, Jaleo and/or another seafood restaurant.

We don't mind spending on meals, but not every meal can be ridiculously expensive. And if we brunch at the Wynn, we probably want a light dinner that night. (Well my husband does)

I arrive at 10pm on Thursday (1 am for me) and I will be hungry anything quick and easy at the Wynn?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. we used to love the poboys and oyster at emerils fish house in mgm but i've heard recently that it's not as good as it used to be. used to have a casual area in front and i've heard that's gone

    1. I had a great dinner at Sage three weeks ago.

      1. Definitely make room for a dinner @Raku.

        Michael Mina's seafood place at the MGM has $1 oyster happy hours, IIRC.

        1. Why a brunch? There is no question that the brunch (I am assuming the Buffet Brunch?) is better than most of the others but it is still a far cry from what I would consider Chow-worthy in quality. The Tower Suites Cafe (formerly Tableau) is FAR superior and at the end of the day the price will almost be identical. Skip all brunches and go to Tower Suites Cafe or the Verandah in the Four Seasons. Not to mention how much more tranquil they are.

          +1 for Raku, Sage, Lotus. Jaleo is very good and the paella is outstanding and the place is a scene. Not sure it is a must, but it is very good.

          Finally, since you are staying at the Wynn (regardless of where you are staying I think it is a MUST), head outside, take a right on the strip, directly past Encore you will arrive at El Gordo Taco. This place rocks to the core.

          5 Replies
          1. re: LVI

            we went to the jaxx brunch at wynn and loved it. nothing like a regular brunch and wonderful

            1. re: LVI

              I hear you about brunch. It's just the idea of rolling out of bed, eating a lot and then rolling back into bed is very tempting! So excited about El Gordo Taco! Thank you for the suggestion.
              How about the find dining scene? Bouchon? Le Cirque? Is it worth it?

              1. re: restaurantarian

                Le Cirque was the best among my fine dining restaurants from my trip of 3 weeks ago.

                1. re: restaurantarian

                  I had the Sirio tasting menu at Sirio in the Aria last June and it was pretty good. We were all stuffed to the brim and service was lovely.

                2. re: LVI

                  Jaleo is a must. Don't miss the skirt steak. The cocktails are really good too.

                3. There's something pleasantly incongruous about eating fresh stone crabs in a desert - I used to enjoy them at the Frontier and Piero's -both gone, and Joe's might be the only spot for them now? So many of the jumbo and colossal stone crabs head to Vegas and the Arabian peninsula that it's harder to find them in Florida. Get 'em wherever you can. Season is almost over.

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                  1. re: Veggo

                    Pieros is still open and not gone.

                    1. re: Eric

                      We have a reservation at Lotus of Siam. What should we order? (Sadly, husband doesn't eat beef/pork)

                      1. re: Eric

                        Excellent - I was misinformed. Good osso bucco, as well.

                        1. re: Veggo

                          I like crustaceans and seafood as much as the next person, but I really don't get the stone crab craze. We went to Joe's a few years ago, and I wasn't wowed the the way I expected to be wowed. The stone crabs were good, but not life-alteringly good. I think I was more impressed with their pretzel rolls.