Heading to Vegas -- could use some help
Hi all! I'm heading to Vegas on business right after Labor Day (actually arriving Labor Day) I am traveling with a coworker and we will not have a car. We are staying at Ballys. I've been to Vegas before and dined at the following locations: Second trip -- Otto, lunch at Bellagio buffet, Raku, RM Seafood, Julian Serrano and Sage. This was a couple of years ago. My first trip I went to: B & B, Nob Hill, Sea blue and Mon Ami Gabi.
I'm trying to plan dinners for this trip I will have four nights. My complication is my per diem -- it is $60 a day although I spend it mostly on dinner. I know I want to go back to Raku. It looks like the prices have increased for some of the other places I've been to before.
What can you recommend? Thanks!
Rent a car from AVIS, low rates, unlimited miles, and they take debit cards. I got a car for 2 days while mine was in the shop for $56 total. The McCarran rental corral had the best rates.
I would say to try some off STRIP places like LeThai on Fremont St.. The El Cortez for some old school flavor ($7.95 prime rib special with Atomic horseradish). Tiffany's cafe for some late night fare (24 hr) in a Downtown institution (western omelet, or Tiffany burger). Viva Las Arepas. EAT, for breakfast. Hit Commercial Center off Sahara, and try Lotus of Siam, or Komol kitchen. Cruise up Spring Mountain and try your pick of a variety of Asian cuisines. Try out the various gourmet food trucks, or taco trailers - Las Vegas Blvd+ Bonanza has some good adobada tacos for $1.50 ea. Hell, some of the Latin markets like Cardena's,or Mariana's have great grub. There are tons of places in the valley that you can eat good for Less than $60.
You have got to add Lotus of Siam on your list for the best Thai in the US...its in a divey shopping center but don't let it fool you..order off the menu..cheap and so so good.
Secret pizza place on the third level of the Cosmo..
Have drinks at the Chandelier bar at the Cosmo..
Happy hour at Todd English's PUB..
Raku for sushi
Oyster bar at Palace Station
Burger Bar at Mandalay
Brunch at Wicked Spoon or Bachannal, Wynn or Caesars
Bouchon at Venetianfor breakfast/brunch or oysters and bubbly at the bar
Delmonico's at the V..Bobby Flay's and meets your price point.
Tacos El Gordo for some of the best tacos
Have fun and report back!
We really enjoyed Table 10 at Palazzo. It's mid-range in price. The great thing is that you can sit at the "Food Bar" (about 8-10 seats there total, so you'd probably want to make a reservation) which overlooks the kitchen. You can talk to the chefs and watch the meals being prepared. Might be a good option for travelling with a co-worker...