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Looking for unique and delicious places

ximena2080 Apr 20, 2013 07:16 AM

Hello - I'll be traveling to Las Vegas from LA and am looking for restaurant recs. I'm really looking for something different from what I can get in LA so I'm thinking I don't want ethnically focused restaurants unless it's a really unique place. I normally love ALL ethnic food but I think LA has so much delicious ethnic food that it would have to be truly different for me to travel for. I don't really have too many restrictions other than I'm looking for something that's not prevalent to LA. Thanks.

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  1. Larry RE: ximena2080 Apr 20, 2013 09:19 AM

    é by José Andrés is unusual -- and one of the top restaurants in town. Andrés is the same guy behind Bazaar in Beverly Hills, but the two places are very different (and I definitely prefer é). é consists of a small food bar, with a set meal consisting of about 25 courses. Molecular gastronomy rules! The food is both very interesting and very good. Highly recommended. Reservations, usually long in advance, are a must.

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    1. re: Larry
      zack RE: Larry Apr 20, 2013 02:42 PM

      Saam at Bazaar is similar to E at Jaleo, 20 or so small bites except that seating is not in front of the chefs.

      High-end French can't be found in LA: Twist, Savoy, Robuchon. Note the latter 2 are budget busters, not that E and Twist are moderately priced either.

      A price range would be helpful in suggestions.

      1. re: zack
        Searching4Dunny RE: zack Apr 21, 2013 08:42 AM

        I second the recommendation for Twist. It is Pierre Gagnaire's only US restaurant and definitely unique to Vegas. Same with the other two recs. These are the French masters and imports from France - something that LA is missing.

        1. re: Searching4Dunny
          ellenost RE: Searching4Dunny Apr 21, 2013 06:31 PM

          Based on my recent (last month) wonderful Innovation-Inspiration dinner at Guy Savoy, my recommendation is for Guy Savoy. (I've also dined at Twist and Robuchon).

          1. re: ellenost
            LVI RE: ellenost Apr 26, 2013 12:30 PM

            Back when é opened it was a relative "deal" and I would have recommended it over Guy Savoy. But given its stratospheric price tag now I would put GS ahead of ē.

            1. re: LVI
              ellenost RE: LVI Apr 26, 2013 06:21 PM

              What's the current price of dinner at é?

              1. re: ellenost
                LVI RE: ellenost Apr 27, 2013 05:07 AM

                Depends on what you decide to drink. When we went the all inclusive price was $225. Last I saw it was north of $400.

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                  ellenost RE: LVI Apr 27, 2013 06:02 AM

                  I think I paid $250 two years ago; I had the non-alcoholic beverage pairings. For $400, I would sooner return to Guy Savoy for the Innovation-Inspiration dinner.

                  1. re: ellenost
                    LVI RE: ellenost Apr 27, 2013 06:51 AM


    2. mucho gordo RE: ximena2080 Apr 28, 2013 12:21 PM

      It's off the strip but you wouldn't need to mortgage the house to eat there. Via Brazil

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