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Dec 3, 2012 05:17 PM

Never thought I would be in Vegas for New Year's Eve

But I find myself somewhat last minute going with 3 friends for a concert on the 30th, and we thought we would stay for the 31st. Which is of course going to be madness.

Although we are not staying on the strip we thought we would get over to the strip early, as I know the roads get shut down. None of us are interested in a club, but thought it would be fun to have a late special dinner. We want something fine dining, with wine pairings or perhaps a champagne tasting. Usually when I toto Vegas the entire trip is planned around what restaurants I want to hit.

Has anyone out there heard of any places doing something interesting on NYE for dinner? I have to make some call tomorrow!!! Many thanks hounders.

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  1. An interesting option might be the Stratosphere Top of the World. The view is great, food can be very good. The menu looks good (on line at their site), but no wine pairing is included.

    From their website: For $299 (inclusive of tax & gratuity), enjoy a special five-course meal prepared by Celebrity Executive Chef Rick Giffen, recently featured on Food Network’s Chopped. At this party, guests will also enjoy the best views of the city, and a cash bar. You also receive access to all NYE parties on Levels 103, 104 & 108 that includes DJ’s, dancers, elaborate food stations, a sushi bar, candy bar, four-hour open bars featuring premium brands, and a midnight champagne toast.

    1. Make sure you have room reservations for strip sells out fast too.
      Palms is off strip but has some great clubs and Alize is quite can hit up the Rio for drinks at Voodoo Lounge.
      Palace Station has the famous oyster bar.
      Raku for sushi.
      I would stay at the Palms and walk to everything and you can hit up the strip.

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        We are staying at the JW Marriott in Summerland i believe. One of my friends received a suite for free or very inexpensive, its what started the whole trip in the first place. So we are way off strip!

      2. Your best bet may be to be off the Strip. The Strip is closed to all, except for pedestrians, from 6:00 pm New Years Eve to 6:00 am New Years morning. Even if you get to the Strip by car before 6:00 pm you won't be able to retrieve it until 6:00 am the next morning.

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        1. re: Eric

          Looks like the LVPD opens all of the roads back up by 3:30. Still a huge inconvenience if you don't want to stay up that late. But just thought I would share my found information.