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ISO: 1 amazing dinner for parents traveling without kids

starbucksbrew Apr 15, 2012 05:36 PM

My husband and I will be in LV in July. We will have one Friday night to have an amazing dinner of our choice, without kids in tow (for a change).


* We would rather spend not more than $250 total, including one bottle of wine. We'll go $300 if it's truly amazing food and unique atmosphere.
* We are adventurous eaters, but we also enjoy gourmet versions of familiar foods. One of my favorite prior LV dinners was Red Square at Mandalay.
* We especially like a place with extraordinary desserts, not your run-of-the-mill creme brûlée, cheesecake, or key lime pie. We are willing to do dessert at a separate location from dinner.
* We are in our 30's and want to go somewhere comfortable, where we won't be side-eyed by 20-something couture models wondering what the old people are doing there. (This is less important than the food though - food is first.)
* We get our fill of outstanding Asian food at home, so $50 kung pao chicken isn't at the top of our list, although amazing sushi is a possibility.


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    century81 RE: starbucksbrew Apr 15, 2012 06:01 PM

    The Barrymore will fill all your needs, and IMO is the best quality to price ratio on the LV strip.

    1. ellenost RE: starbucksbrew Apr 16, 2012 07:52 AM

      Highly recommend Sage at Aria; I had an amazing dinner there a few weeks ago. Definitely will return when I come back to LV.

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        josephnl RE: starbucksbrew Apr 17, 2012 07:42 AM

        If you want something truly special...elegant, gorgeous room, and quiet, with wonderful service and absoltely outstanding food (including desserts), it's very tough to top Le Cirque. It will be a very special and romantic evening. I think it is probably doable for $300, but hope another CH will chime in on this.

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          ellenost RE: josephnl Apr 17, 2012 08:15 AM

          Le Cirque is another wonderful restaurant (it was my favorite restaurant of my most recent trip to LV).

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          snowbordinglife RE: starbucksbrew Apr 17, 2012 09:31 PM

          Sage is a good option so is Le Cirque. LatEleir and e inside Jaleo are great but might be a bit more. Picasso in bellagio is a solid choice too.

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            starbucksbrew RE: starbucksbrew Apr 21, 2012 05:23 PM

            Thank you all. Sage and Le Cirque have been among my top choices. I didn't know about The Barrymore, but it looks like a good possibility as well. I have two months until I need to think about making a reservation. *sigh* too many good possibilities and only one night!

            (fortunately, I also have a LV trip with girlfriends in October, so whichever ones I don't hit this summer, there's another chance)

            Thanks so much again!

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              josephnl RE: starbucksbrew Apr 21, 2012 08:45 PM

              Not taking anything away from Sage, but Le Cirque is IMHO definitely more special. If I had to pick only one, it would definitely be LeC!

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              AMC1210 RE: starbucksbrew Apr 21, 2012 09:34 PM

              My wife and I loved Le Cirque on our last trip 2 months ago, on Valentines Day. But the most spectacular meal we have ever had ( been going there for 30 years) in Las Vegas (including surroundings) was at Picasso. We sat outside in the patio and the fountains were next to our location. Priceless.

              P.S. A July night should be wonderful al fresco.

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