Fun, foodie restaurants on the strip
My husband and I will be there this weekend. We are from San Francisco originally, live in LA, and are big foodies. I'd rather not eat at restaurants that we have in SF or LA. We're looking for a great atmosphere, amazing food, and overall fun experience. I wish we could do 'e' by Jose Andres, but we missed the boat on reservations. Looking for dinner on Saturday, brunch/breakfast Sunday and dinner Sunday. Husband isn't huge on seafood. Any recs would be greatly appreciated.
I'm a big fan of L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon at the MGM, but make sure you get the multi-course Discovery menu. The decor is a bit 80s but I really enjoy sitting at the bar and chatting with the waitstaff there, who are happy to explain the dishes or answer questions you have as you peek into the open kitchen.
My husband loves Raku but I haven't been as impressed after two visits. Lotus of Siam is worth visiting for their unique dishes, but you need to order very carefully as I've had quite a few disappointments / so-whats there. That said, I'm not sure either really can be classified as "fun".
Sage at the Aria is definitely worth the trip as Ellenost says. For brunch - why not skip something billed as brunch and just have the Potatoes with eggs and chorizo at Julian Serrano - also Aria. Finally, banish any memories of any Thai food you've had in SF and go to Lotus of Siam - for lunch or dinner.