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May 22, 2012 12:22 PM

Reservations for lunch?

Bonsoir, my little puppies. And a good woof to you.
So when in Rome, do I do as Ceasar does? Ceasar does not make reservations for lunch, because Ceasar, is.. well.. render unto.

It may be a moot point because these places may not even take reservations, but Lotus of Siam, places like at the Wynn (la cave), or other mid to upper tier places require resi's ??

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  1. Some places do take reservations; not sure about the ones you have mentioned though. If a place does take a reservation I usually do so through Open Table if able to because then I accumulate points.

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    1. re: ttoommyy

      I suppose I should rephrase. Do I need to make reservations for lunch if I want to eat at some good places? Or should most of them have room if I just walk in.

      1. re: drtechno

        You should call the restaurant to see whether you need a reservation for lunch. This way you avoid being disappointed or annoyed that you walked/cabbed it to a restaurant that won't/can't accommodate you.

    2. Depends on the day of the week I suppose but I've never had to make reservations for lunch (and that includes Lotus of Siam).

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      1. re: kagemusha49

        LOS is closed for lunch on weekends. I've never made a reservation for lunch and since they've greatly increased capacity several years ago, I've never had to wait. If you are ordering off the menu, which I highly recommend you do, you can sit in the room with the wine racks and avoid the traffic to and from the buffet.

      2. Is Estiatorio Milos in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in the group you're considering? If so here's our experience: We made reservations at Milos for a Thursday lunch at 1:15 p.m. Everyone coming into the restaurant at that time also had reservations, but given the way the room began to clear out around 2:00 p.m., I suspect you could have walked in than without a reservation and gotten a table.

        Lunch service there is noon to 2:30 p.m.

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        1. re: Indy 67

          Hi guys. Well thanks again for all the help. For lunch, I want to maintain flexibility (in terms of location) since we will be walking around seeing stuff and not go as crazy as for dinner... since I have no clue where I will be at any given time, I am just making sure I can still make a 'college try' for a nicer place without reservations.

          1. re: drtechno

            There are many mid-price casual restaurants in the various casinos that I'm sure will be able to accommodate you at lunch without a reservation or that don't even take reservations.

        2. PS- my wife says that my initial post, with the Caesar reference is lame and embarrassing. I beg to differ, and I'm sure you will all agree with me.

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          1. re: drtechno

            Didn't Caesar have two wives? Anyway you should ignore her - except in March!

            1. re: kagemusha49


              And a big thanks (as always) to you all for the advice. You may see some desperate last minute posts if I am paralyzed with indecision when I am down there in July.