Vegas Dining with Foodie Teens
We will be in Vegas over the holidays and I'm trying to plan out our restaurants. The kids are foodies and enjoy eating out. We live on Miami Beach so we would like to try restaurants we do not have here.
Entrees prices less than $50 pp for dinner
Upscale, yet hip - not stuffy.
No shellfish - but we like lots of fish.
Creative and exciting food a plus
Need 3 dinners (1st night arriving late from the east coast and staying at the Mandarin.)
For your last night dinner you might consider Mundo. It is upscale Mexican restaurant that started really strong, had a lull in service and now appears to have turned the corner and is once again an excellent choice. Here is the link:
It is located just North of the Premium Outlet Mall near the Smith Center.
Another option would be Todd's Unique in Henderson. Not necessarily as creative as Mundo, but solid food, prepared very well. Todd does a great job with seafood. Here's the link:
Hi....Seafood & Hip: RM at Mandalay Bay. Rick Moonen is a leader in sustainable seafood, just redid part of the restaurant into an even better venue, and his presentations are absolutely beautiful. Check out the website.
Always fun and a great location: Mon Ami Gabi at The Paris Hotel overlooking the fountains of the Bellagio. Better for the view at night than at lunch. Excellent value for steak/frites
Sushi?....Yellowtail at the Bellagio. Akira Beck is a genius with tapas sushi....
Since you are staying at CityCenter, you should check out Aria and Crystals for their food venues....upscale AND hip!!
American Fish at the Aria has all kinds of appetizers for $5 at happy hour. Milos at the Cosmopolitan has a $20ish lunch special that is bound to have a fish choice (or at least octopus if you pay $10 more).
When you first posted, I thought Jaleo would be fun for your family, however, you qualified your request to find places you can't get in SoFla, which, to me, would then exclude Jaleo, as we have Andres' Bar Centro and Bazaar. I do think Jaleo is more of a festive atmosphere than Julien Serrano for tapas, but the food is good at both, and there's no Serrano in Miami if it's tapas you are looking for.
"Will Jaleo be similar food to Bazaar?"
Well...yes and no. Jaleo's focus is on Spanish tapas -- traditional tapas, plus some of Andres' own inventions. Unlike Bazaar, Jaleo doesn't go the molecular gastronomy route (that's reserved for e by Jose Andres, a separate restaurant located within Jaleo). On the other hand, Bazaar offers a lot of traditional Spanish tapas, so there's a lot of overlap.
I should note that my comments refer to the original Bazaar (in Beverly Hills). I'm not familiar with the one in Miami Beach.
Lotus of Siam
Tacos El Gordo
La Cave at the Wynn
Charlie Palmer's 'Cut of the Week' 3 course with wine $48pp
In and Out
Verandah at the Four Seasons
Secret Pizza at the Cosmo
Milos for 3 course lunch..$20.13 pp