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Jul 25, 2012 07:19 PM

Suggestions for the Wynn for casual dining

I especially need a rec for first night casual dining for me and my elderly mother. We will probably be checked in about 6:30, both famished and ready to explore.

She has to watch pretty carefully what she eats so ethnic is difficult for her.

We would enjoy the LV/Wynn atmosphere as much as the food.

I welcome other casual dining suggestions there.

My only definite is breakfast at Tableau.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Maybe it was just me, but "Wynn" and "casual dining" do not seem to be two terms that go together. Venetian/Palazzo and Fashion Show Mall are only an elevated walkway away.

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    1. re: That Don Guy

      Thanks for the reply, TDG.

      On the Wynn website a number of restaurants are listed under "Casual" and others under "Fine Dining." So that was the distinction I wanted to make. I probably should have been clearer.

      I did not know one could reach the Fashion Show Mall by walkway. Is it enclosed?

      Thanks so much for your help.

      1. re: laredo

        The walkway is not fully enclosed (no roof), but it is a relatively short walk across Las Vegas Blvd. I have not tried any of the casual restaurants in Wynn/Encore.

    2. There's a coffee shop at the Wynn that's pretty good, I've had lunch there a couple of times. Nice salads, as I recall...

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      1. I see not to fond on ethnic food but if she can do tacos Tacos El Gordo just north of the Wynn is excellent.

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        1. re: jimg28

          Thanks, Jim, Can you estimate how far it is? Long distances are a challenge. Thanks again.

          1. re: laredo

            It's about a five minute walk from the North West edge of the Wynn property to the Tacos El Gordo location on the strip. I would estimate between 300/400 meters.

        2. I've stayed many many times at the Wynn and I really enjoy their NY style deli called Zooza Crackers..
          Great soup, sandwiches and a good spot for your elderly mother.
          They have fab room service and I always order off the kids and delicious.
          Country Club is lovely and highly recommend that as well but not so casual.

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          1. re: Beach Chick

            Thanks so much, beach chick.

            Ordering from the kids menu is a great idea.

            1. re: Beach Chick

              I just tried the pastrami at zooza crackers. It was the driest, toughest pastrami I've ever had. Felt totally riped off. My bf had the chicken caesar. It didn't look very good and he said it wasn't that good. I wont be going back.

              1. re: rednyellow

                I hope you complained to management or called the executive offices of the Wynn to let Steve know..
                He takes his Jewish deli pretty seriously but he did turn vegan a couple of years ago.

                1. re: Beach Chick

                  I mentioned it to the girl at the register. She couldn't care less. Both things we ordered ranged from mediocre to awful. Thats the end of it as far as I'm concerned. If this was a restaurant that I liked, had a history with or had any redeeming qualities that made me want to return, then sure, I'd go out of my way to inform the right people to get the problem corrected. It was my first time there. It was bad and that's the end of it for me. No reason to return.

                  1. re: rednyellow

                    Totally get what your saying..being a guest at the Wynn and having a deli sandwich on property vs a local coming in to eat and then having it be horrid and the cashier not giving a rats ass..sad

                    Going in September..LOS for lunch a couple of times..any new gems?

                    1. re: Beach Chick

                      Check out I-Naba on Decatur. Great little japanese noodle, small bite place.

            2. If you're willing to go over the walkway to the Palazzo, I'd recommend the Grand Lux Cafe. Huge menu, generous portions, great prices, very casual.