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3 must have dinners and lunches on the strip

tkcane Jan 5, 2014 05:47 PM

Open to all suggestions - will be visiting in March. Thanks in advance

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    josephnl RE: tkcane Jan 5, 2014 08:50 PM

    Budget? Likes & dislikes? Are you sure you want both major lunches & dinners? What about breakfasts & dinners?

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      tkcane RE: josephnl Jan 6, 2014 07:02 AM

      Budget, flexible no issues. Open to suggestions on breakfast / brunch / lunch / or dinner. Would like to include 1 good steak dinner, currently have only a reservation for Prime. Any good?

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        tkcane RE: josephnl Jan 6, 2014 10:02 AM

        Any comments on Prime? Carnevino seems to be a favorite so I think I will switch to that

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        VegasGourmet RE: tkcane Jan 5, 2014 09:29 PM

        Lunch: Fun, casual, tasty, different
        Dinner: Depth; service, unique

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          josephnl RE: VegasGourmet Jan 5, 2014 10:08 PM

          Perhaps for some...I was simply questioning...many (including us) cannot do justice to both lunch and dinner. It has nothing to do with fun or casual or depth or unique! For some, it's just too much food to enjoy! Indeed thinking back over the years to my most spectacular meals, they were generally mid-day meals (I hate to say lunches) at wonderful Michelin starred restaurants in France...meals that lasted many hours. Dinner those evenings generally consisted of a small salad, or a piece of cheese or fruit, and perhaps a glass of wine or even just a Perrier. For me, if we're talking a big multi-course meal, one a day is all I can handle.

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            kagemusha49 RE: josephnl Jan 6, 2014 08:51 AM

            Don't forget the fear and stress of being hit by champagne corks at those Michelin two starred places! :-)

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              josephnl RE: kagemusha49 Jan 6, 2014 09:17 AM

              I always take a Xanax before, and have a welder's helmet in tow, just in case!

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              DougOLis RE: josephnl Jan 6, 2014 04:34 PM

              I went to Akelarre (lunch) and Arzak (dinner) once on the same day in Spain and it was pretty much the death of me. Should not have gotten wine pairings at both too. I take that back, the wines were fantastic. But never again.

          2. uhockey RE: tkcane Jan 6, 2014 06:50 AM

            I'll play along, even if vague - trying to hit a different range of spots all on the strip.

            Lunch/Brunch: Bouchon, Public House, Peppermill
            Dinner: Twist, Carnevino, Sage

            1. Beach Chick RE: tkcane Jan 6, 2014 07:20 AM

              Lunch/Brunch. .
              Lotus of Siam..off the menu
              Milos for the $20.14 3 course meal
              Border Grill
              Verandah at the Four Seasons

              Dinner. .
              La Cave at the Wynn..small plates
              Country Club at the Wynn

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                josephnl RE: tkcane Jan 6, 2014 08:26 AM

                Carnevino or SW Steak
                Le Cirque

                Breakfast/ Brunch

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                  kagemusha49 RE: tkcane Jan 6, 2014 08:59 AM

                  With an eye on taste and value je vous present:-

                  Lunch -
                  The $20 lunch special at Milos in Cosmopolitan
                  Julian Serrano in Aria
                  Greenberg's deli in NYNY for pastrami on rye

                  $48 Steak and wine special at Charlie Palmer's in Mandalay Bay
                  Something nice at Pinot Brasserie in the Venetian
                  Sage, Sage, Sage at Aria

                  Personally, I'd also wander offstrip to Lotus of Siam (of course), Raku (of course) for dinner and Shaanxi Gourmet for lunch

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                    tkcane RE: kagemusha49 Jan 6, 2014 11:23 AM

                    So far booked Sage & Carnevino for dinner, Bouchon for lunch.

                    Need 1 more dinner and 1 more lunch. Prefer to stay on strip.

                    thanks for all the help!

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                      VegasGourmet RE: tkcane Jan 6, 2014 11:41 AM

                      Border Grill at Mandalay for lunch

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                        josephnl RE: tkcane Jan 6, 2014 11:50 AM

                        If money not a worry and you want to go really high end, I'd go to Joel Robuchonā€¦if you want to spend something less, I love Le Cirque (although others will argue that Twist is more innovativeā€¦I love tradition!).

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                          uhockey RE: tkcane Jan 6, 2014 05:30 PM

                          Twist. Done. :-)

                          Peppermill - it is a disaster in a good way, totally Vegas.
                          I haven't been to Milos - I hear great things.


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                            estnyboer RE: uhockey Jun 18, 2014 07:21 PM

                            Peppermill's lounge has been ruined by the installation of TVs in every square inch of the place. You can't even tell how cool this place used to be.

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