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eileeninfc Dec 1, 2013 09:54 AM

We will be staying a couple of nights for a conference and don't have the budget for the big price restaurants. Surely there is good food available for under $100 for a dinner for two. Any ideas?

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    HaroldandMaude Dec 4, 2013 08:47 PM

    The "M" resort is not far from where you are staying and also has a much-better-than-average buffet. It gets more expensive on Fri Sat Sun when seafood is the star attraction, but beer and wine are included.

    The "M" also has a branch of the Hash-House-A-Go-Go which features very good "comfort" food (amazing biscuits)...portions large enough for sharing...and special menu prices for persons over 50.

    1. EarlyBird Dec 4, 2013 10:05 AM

      It will be easy to hit your mark of under $100 for a couple.

      May I suggest Cosmopolitan's Wicked Spoon "buffet"? I generally shun buffets - I mean hate them - but to call this a buffet is like calling the Grand Canyon a divot. This is not a place where you fill up on mountains of cheap Alaskan crab legs and pasta salad. It is like 25 very high end restaurants rolled into one.

      The quality, quantity and diversity of food is truly amazing. My wife, sister and I went there last Spring and we are still swooning over the Italian, French, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, American, etc., seafood, vegetarian dishes, roasts, braises, etc. It is made up of three enormous rooms, and just when you thought they couldn't add to the menu, at each station you discover a whole new food odyssey.

      It is truly an amazing culinary experience. I would go back there in a heart beat. I would go to Vegas just for that restaurant.

      http://www.vegas.com/searchagent/rest...

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        eileeninfc Dec 4, 2013 10:19 AM

        I would agree with you in really loathing buffets, but this does sound like a worthy exception.
        It is starting to feel as though I won't be in Las Vegas nearly long enough!

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          EarlyBird Dec 4, 2013 10:59 AM

          It almost unfortunate that they put "buffet" in its name, because the food just doesn't compare to any buffet I've seen.

          Have fun!

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        VegasGourmet Dec 4, 2013 09:52 AM

        HI....Only a few minutes from your hotel, on Las Vegas Blvd is Bootlegger's. Old-school, red sauce, Italian...been there for a million years. Hot, garlic knots, fresh from the oven with each order...a large oil painting of Steve & Eydie next to the door in the bar area...Monday nights is "open mic night"....hosted by Clint Holmes wife, Kelly....lots of vegas performers come up and sing a couple of songs on the way to their evening gigs...great fun.

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          eileeninfc Dec 4, 2013 10:18 AM

          this sounds like a really cool idea- thanks so much!

        2. Beach Chick Dec 1, 2013 05:46 PM

          Tons of places to eat for two under a $100..
          Oyster Bar at Palace Station
          Lotus of Siam..lunch/dinner..stellar and order off the menu.
          Charlie Palmers Cut of the Week 3 course with wine at Mandalay..$48pp
          Tacos El Gordo
          Border Grill at Mandalay
          Burger Bar
          La Cave at the Wynn

          Have fun and report back!

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            eileeninfc Dec 1, 2013 07:44 PM

            thank you so much!

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              westie Dec 2, 2013 03:06 AM

              The South Point Casino, located only a few exits south of the Silverton, offers a number of recommendable options including Big Sur Oyster bar with inexpensive lunch specials, Primarily Prime Rib, Silverado Steakhouse and Don Vito's. I would avoid the buffet except for breakfast. The Coranado Cafe is very popular day or night.

              A bit further afield, I highly recommend Todd's Unique. On weekends, Todd offers seafood specials and on Wednesdays there is no corkage fee.

              I totally agree with the recommendations of Palace Station's Oyster Bar, but be aware that there is limited seating so the wait can be long.

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                eileeninfc Dec 2, 2013 06:21 PM

                I really appreciate all this info. Many thanks

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                  VegasGourmet Dec 2, 2013 08:59 PM

                  After 11pm...yes, I know that's a little late....Ferraro's on Paradise (across from the Hard Rock Hotel) offers 50% off of their menu...which features the best Osso Buco anywhere and sensational pasta carbonera....So, if you can have a "night out in Vegas"....Ferraro's could fit in perfectly.
                  PS: If you have a car...check out the restaurants at Town Square, a beautiful shopping center on Las Vegas Blvd (the Strip) that's a few minutes south of Mandalay Bay....go to the website for Town Square. Brio has great food, the Quintesencial English Pub is tremendous, and the Helix Bar also.....easy to fill up on great pub food at happy hour prices.

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                    eileeninfc Dec 3, 2013 06:57 PM

                    Many thanks. We are old enough that Ferraro's sounds more midnight snack-like than fits the comfort level, but the other suggestions sound really good

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              rasputina Dec 1, 2013 02:43 PM

              Viva Mercado's ( Mexican)
              Osaka Japanese Bistro
              Paymon's ( Middle Eastern and Mediterranean)
              Opa! ( Greek)
              Khoury's (Lebanese)
              Mon Ami Gabi ( French)
              Origin ( Indian)

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                eileeninfc Dec 1, 2013 02:57 PM

                Thanks so very much, Rasputina. These are great ideas

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                  Eric Dec 1, 2013 03:31 PM

                  Opa is no longer in business. I'm not sure if Viva Mercados has reopened.

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                  Eric Dec 1, 2013 02:34 PM

                  It sounds like you're staying at the Silverton. It's not a bad location as you're right off the I-15. I'm a fourteen year local. The oyster bar at Palace Station is very good and right off the I-15 at Sahara. It's open twenty four hours. https://palacestation.sclv.com/Dining/The-Oyster-Bar.aspx
                  Checkout the Prime Rib Loft and Canal Street. They are both offering a decent dinner special. http://www.orleanscasino.com/dine

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                    eileeninfc Dec 1, 2013 02:56 PM

                    Thanks so much, Eric. Good options

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                    eileeninfc Dec 1, 2013 10:21 AM

                    We will have a car and are most willing to drive. We are not staying on the strip- will be on Blue Diamond Rd. I don't know the area at all

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                      rasputina Dec 1, 2013 02:44 PM

                      Well there is an In N Out down there near the Silverton.

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                      HaroldandMaude Dec 1, 2013 10:17 AM

                      The Las Vegas strip is pretty big, Eileen. On which end of the strip will you be staying, and will you have a car? At any rate...not to worry....dinner for two for under $100 is just as easy to find in Las Vegas as in any other big city. For a start, look at the "reasonable but amazing" thread.

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                        eileeninfc Dec 1, 2013 10:27 AM

                        Thanks- you are making me feel better already!
                        Have car, will drive happily

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                          uhockey Dec 2, 2013 05:57 PM

                          Parma by Chef Marc
                          Honeysalt
                          Fat Choy
                          Chada Thai
                          Lotus of Siam

                          http://endoedibles.com

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                            eileeninfc Dec 2, 2013 06:21 PM

                            Thank you so much, uhockey

                      2. mucho gordo Dec 1, 2013 10:02 AM

                        It's off the strip but I highly recommend it:

                        http://www.viabrasilsteakhouse.com/

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                          eileeninfc Dec 1, 2013 10:23 AM

                          many thanks- looks interesting

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