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Please help with my list!

Trying to come up with a list of best eats for Vegas. Please let me know if I should add or delete anything.

In the end I am hoping to narrow it down to two-three meals at great places off the strip, and the rest on the strip for a 4 night trip for a group of 30-something guys. Probably one or two steakhouses, a few late-night snacks, and some brunch/lunch options. Lotus of Siam is a definite.

For budget a variety would be best. Some nicer meals (40+ per entree pp), a couple cheap ($10-20 pp) and some moderate ($20-$40 pp). Mainly, just hoping for the best Vegas spots in all price ranges!

Thanks!

TF

Here is the list:

From Chowhound and Yelp researching:

B&B
Border Grill
Bouchon
Brunch
Carnevino
Chada Thai
Charlie Palmers Cut of the week for $48pp with wine is a great deal
China Pablano
crazy group dining meal at Pearl
Culinary Dropout
Del Friscos
Delmonico
DJs Taco Bar (coupon)
Double Down Saloon
DW Bistro
é
EAT *
Estiatorio Milos
Fleur *
Golden Steer Steakhouse *
Gordon Ramsay BurGR/Steak
Grand Lux
Guy Savoy *
Hakkasan
Hash House A Go Go
Holsteins
In-n-Out Burger
Jaleo
Joes
Julian Serrano
Kabuto
Lakeside Seafood
Lèatelier de Joel Robuchon
Los Molcajetes
Mesa Grill
Michael Minas
Milos at the Cosmo for 3 course lunch $21.00..
MIX
Mon Ami Gabi
Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 (steak-and-shrimp special. It's an off-the-menu item -- ask for it specifically.)
Origin India (coupon)
Palace station oyster bar
Picasso
Piero’s
Pink's Hot Dog's at Planet Hollywood
Pizza slice place in Cosmopolitan Hotel (Secret Pizza)
Raku
Rincon de Buenos Aires - lomito completo sandwich
Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue
Sage
Sensi
Spago
STRIPSTEAK
Sushi Roku
Tacos El Gordo
The Barrymore
The Bellagio buffet doesn't close between meals. Get in line about thirty minutes before dinner starts and pay the lunch price.
The Pepper Mill
Tiffanys - White Cross Drug Store
Todd English Olives
Tom Colicchio's
Twist
Wolfgang Puck Express
Yonaka

McCarran Airport Ideas (just in case)

Don Alejandro’s Texan Grill
Moe’s Southwest Grill
The Village Pub
Vegas ChopHouse

Some ideas from EATER Vegas:

1. pig ears at Comme Ça
2. any dessert at Sage
3. "My Wife's Favorite Salad" and a charcuterie pizza at Honey Salt
4. a light lunch at Eiffel Tower (ohhhhhh...the view...)
5. a Negroni at the bar at Sinatra
6. ceviche and gazpacho at Julian Serrano
7. spicy pork adobada tacos at Tacos El Gordo
8. flatbreads and a Blood and Sand at Herbs & Rye
9. afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge
10. banana pancakes at eat.
11. boudin blanc at Bouchon Bistro
12. whatever cocktail the bartender cares to serve you at Vesper Bar
13. truffle tater tots at The Henry
14. a Hunter S. Smash at Atomic Liquors
15. trout and eggs at Tiffany's Cafe
16. whatever punch they're ladling out at The Velveteen Rabbit
17. late night snacks at Aburiya Raku
18. a gastromolecular adventure at the eight-seat é by josé andrés
19. a glass of wine at Aureole ("wine angels" select bottles from a giant tower on bungee harnesses!)
20. burgers at Hubert Keller's Burger Bar
21. a cocktail and crowd-watching at Oscar's Beef, Booze & Broads

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  1. TF,
    this is an enormous list! OMG
    we are going for 4 days in NYE also but i would like the best in town. my friends reccommended nobu, the fountain view at bellagio (mostly for the view i would guess) and wicked spoon at cosmopolitan and bouchon,
    we love dinnig GOOD FOOD and ambience and people is a must.
    when you narrow it down would love to know!
    thanks

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    1. re: mobibas

      Will let you know! Waiting to hear more from the Vegas hounds - they seem rather quiet! Maybe my list scares them!

      Quick note - you can eat at Mon Ami Gabi on the patio and enjoy the fountains - it's located in Paris. The food is quite good there and the fountains are just across the street.

    2. You really should try Via Brasil. It's way more than just a steakhouse. Check it out.

      http://www.viabrasilsteakhouse.com/

      1. I'm a fourteen year local. Three places for dinner that I would add are:
        Canal Street at the Orleans http://www.orleanscasino.com/dine/can...
        Prime Rib Loft at the Orleans http://static.boydgaming.net/orleansc...
        The Flame at the El Cortez http://elcortezhotelcasino.com/wp-con...
        Also checkout :
        Triple George which is downtown. http://www.triplegeorgegrill.com/?no_...
        The oyster bar at Palace Station which happens to be open 24 hours. https://palacestation.sclv.com/~/medi...

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          1. re: Eric

            What would be your top 5 choices?

          2. I do think people may be a bit intimidated by the lenght of your list, given that you only have four nights! I have made some comments below, but if you have a group of 30 something guys, a couple of places that are not on your list but worth considering are the Barrymore and Andiamo's. The Barrymore is just off the strip near the Wynn, and Andiamo's is in the D downtown. Both 'retro' steakhouses, but solid food and good service, at a price point below the strip s/houses.

            B&B--I think the food is solid and interesting, but you probably have better choices on this list
            Border Grill--maybe for brunch/lunch if you can sit outside
            Bouchon--Bouchon gets a lot of love for brunch, but I prefer dinner; I think it is more interesting and better prepared
            Brunch
            Carnevino--reputedly great steaks; have not been
            Chada Thai---you should definitely consider. We were there this past weekend; spicy herb rolls were fabulous, and the food is interesting, fresh, and delicious, all at a good price point. Open very late.
            Charlie Palmers Cut of the week for $48pp with wine is a great deal--Check out the menu in advance; it's not always steak.
            China Pablano--it's okay, but I'd rather go to Chada Thai
            crazy group dining meal at Pearl
            Culinary Dropout--Good choice for a group; food is better than it has to be, fun bar, and nice outdoor space
            Del Friscos--Never been; I'd rather go to a different steakhouse
            Delmonico--Good bar; I think the restaurant is overpriced.

            Bar (coupon)
            Double Down Saloon
            DW Bistro
            é
            EAT *--Great for breakfast or lunch; big portions.
            Estiatorio Milos---Lunch deal is great, and there's a nice 'porch'
            Fleur *--Not a fan since the change to small plates
            Golden Steer Steakhouse *
            Gordon Ramsay BurGR/Steak
            Grand Lux--you can go to one of these somewhere else
            Guy Savoy *---fantastic experience, amazing food, VERY expensive
            Hakkasan
            Hash House A Go Go--skip it
            Holsteins
            In-n-Out Burger
            Jaleo--Much better than Julian Serrano and a fun place; if you are looking for a bachlorette party, you've come to the right place
            Joes-solid, good food
            Julian Serrano
            Kabuto--amazing, unique fish, delicious; but not at all like any sushi place you've been before, and I would say better for one or two people than four
            Lakeside Seafood
            Lèatelier de Joel Robuchon--fun and an excellent way to sample some great food at a price less hair raising than the Mansion
            Los Molcajetes
            Mesa Grill
            Michael Minas
            Milos at the Cosmo for 3 course lunch $21.00..--this is the same place as Estario Milos you mentioned above
            MIX--great for a drink; skip the food
            Mon Ami Gabi--very solid, very straight ahead French bistro food; great location; ask for a table near the windows to see the Bellagio fountains
            Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 (steak-and-shrimp special. It's an off-the-menu item -- ask for it specifically.)
            Origin India (coupon)--Good food, good service, pretty upscale; some of my friends view it as overpriced
            Palace station oyster bar
            Picasso--stop for a drink if you want to see the art; skip the food
            Piero’s--not a favorite of mine but you can see a lot of local politicians there
            Pink's Hot Dog's at Planet Hollywood
            Pizza slice place in Cosmopolitan Hotel (Secret Pizza)
            Raku--tremendous, great food, great service, excellent value
            Rincon de Buenos Aires - lomito completo sandwich
            Rollin’ Smoke Barbecue
            Sage--probably my favorite fine dining on the strip. Great flavors, terrific presentations, good bar menu; there is also a happy hour with bar food, or you can get the entire dinner menu in the bar.
            Sensi
            Spago
            STRIPSTEAK
            Sushi Roku
            Tacos El Gordo
            The Barrymore---Oh, you did have it! See above
            The Bellagio buffet doesn't close between meals. Get in line about thirty minutes before dinner starts and pay the lunch price.
            The Pepper Mill--fun for drinks; skip the food
            Tiffanys - White Cross Drug Store
            Todd English Olives--better for lunch than dinner
            Tom Colicchio's
            Twist--in a league with Joel Rubochon/Guy Savoy, but a bit less stuffy.
            Wolfgang Puck Express
            Yonaka--if you like sushi, and like modern japanese food, this place will make you very happy. the food is great, the service is very accomodating, and the atmosphere is very pleasing. It's a fairly short drive off the strip. It also keeps very late hours.

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            1. re: lvnvflyer

              Thank you so much for your extremely detailed response! It will be very helpful!

              1. re: lvnvflyer

                Just to clarify it's a group of 8 guys in their thirties! I guess my thirty-something guys was confusing!

              2. E. Milos has an outstanding lunch deal that I highly recommend. We also liked breakfast and lunch at Hash House A Go Go. Border Grill brunch was one of the highlights of our food experience in Vegas.

                We had dinner at the Prime Rib loft and thought it was just okay. It is open to the casino below so there was a fair amount of cigarette smoke to deal with. They outlawed smoking inside public place around here a decade ago so it was weird for us to be eating dinner and smelling cigarette smoke at the same time.

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                1. re: Njchicaa

                  Just talked to E. Milos. Lunch special still $21.14. Thanks for the good find, NJchicaa. Now I gotta check out Hash House A Go Go. What a name!

                  1. re: karendor

                    My husband ate there when he was in Vegas and didn't find it to be anything special.

                    1. re: TeacherFoodie

                      Thanks. TF:

                      I believe you are also a NOLA chowhounder as well and we have commented on other posts together?

                      One of MY reasons to go cheapie in LV so I can save my $ for my upcoming JazzFest Weekend #2 trip! First time JFester.

                      Any other ideas for cheap but fun LV spots?

                      1. re: karendor

                        Hi karendor!

                        Sorry for the late reply. Yes I follow the NOLA board as well and was there two Decembers ago.

                        I would recommend Mon Ami Gabi as you can eat on the patio and see the fountains of Bellagio across the street.

                        Also, my husband recommends:
                        1) Lotus of Siam - off the strip, amazing Thai food at decent prices.
                        2) Bouchon for breakfast/lunch - not cheap but really awesome food.
                        3) Earl of Sandwich - decent prices, not necessarily a foodie destination but good food can be found here.

                        Have fun!

                          1. re: karendor

                            I would recommend Capriottis over the Earl of Sandwich for sandwiches. In particular, the Bobbie. http://capriottis.com/