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Hi there, I'm an inept maid of honor trying to plan my best friend's bachelorette party in Vegas. I'm trying to find affordable brunch / lunch options on the strip or walking distance for the weekend (think less than $35 / person with tip and a drink or two included). I'm an egregious food snob, but a poor grad student, so recommendations on a balance between the two would be much appreciated.

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  1. Any there any types of food you are looking for or to be excluded? Where are you staying? Dinner, with a tip and one or two drinks, at less then $35 per person is going to be tough. Are buffets out?

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    1. re: Eric

      Thanks for answering. Any type of food is in, but it should probably be more glamorous than a diner and I think buffets are out. Also, I'm looking for lunch or brunch not dinner, so should be more doable on the affordability front.

      1. re: taziohal

        The drinks are what make it tough. Even moderate places like Serendipity 3 (good atmosphere, poor food) charge around $8 for a beer, and $15 for a cocktail. With tip, two cocktails hits your per person budget before you even order food.

        Margaritaville might work -- but again, the food quality is wanting.

        My guess is that you're going to have to compromise on either food quality, having drinks, or the budget.

    2. The Strip is 4 miles long, so walking distance from which end?

      Can't comment on places to eat since I don't dine on the Strip-too many more affordable places off Strip for me.

      Whatever you do, have FUN, and be safe. How long, and when will you be in town? There are lots of activites now with the warmer weather (90's already).

      1. Border Grill at Mandalay Bay could work for you. I think their AYCE weekend brunch option is out of your price range ($35 w/o drinks as I recall), but I'm pretty sure they also serve the regular a la carte lunch menu. Or maybe Todd English Pub at City Center? The food is ok to good, if not great, but the price and setting are right. Or China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan is also good and in your price range.

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        1. re: cookie monster

          $35 for the brunch and $8 for bottomless mimosas. Plus tip.

        2. Canaletto at The Venetian comes to mind, with 6 or more you could have a private veranda table overlooking the canal. But Again, the strip is miles long and you've stated that you'd like something "walking distance". Walking distance to what?

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          1. re: HaroldandMaude

            We're staying at the Mandalay Bay so I guess within a mile of there. Thanks for the input.

          2. Go for good food ... Milos Prix Fixe Lunch $22.13 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Cut back on the alcohol if necessary to make the budget.