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Jan 7, 2014 11:42 PM

Birthday dinner for a pescatarian not stuffy atmopshere but money no object

Looking for a pretty specific suggestions. Have been to LV for business before and had business account type dinners with lots meat but need something more intimate and less meat centric for a birthday dinner for my spouse who is flying in.

-she is French and a pescatarian and likes vegetarian food but not vegan food much so places must have seafood or cheese filled vegetarian would be ideal. Doesn't care as much for very spicy. doesn't have to be all vegetarian.

-there is no limit on cost, she's liked Eleven Madison Park and Le Bernardin in NYC, likes Coi, Altier Creen, AQ in San Francisco, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in London. The atmosphere at Le Bernardin was a bit stuffy to her, west coast style is more her thing. Mid-range places are good but I would like a nice place either modern or white linen. Ideally the place would be 75-175 a person without drinks.
She's been to RM Seafood and to the chef's table and liked it ok but I don't think wants to go back.

-no dress code-she wear combat boots and hoodies all the time including formal events.

-we will have a car so we can anywhere and don't drink so it wouldn't be an issue.

-can do a last minute reservation, the birthday is on Thursday and I probably wouldn't make reservation until late Wednesday at the earliest.

I've looked over the board but can't find anything that meets all that. I'm sure it's out there. Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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    1. If she is French I would suggest avoiding the French restaurants in Vegas. Perhaps Raku?

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      1. re: kagemusha49

        we've been to Guy Savoy in Paris so yeah I think we will skip that.

      2. It sounds like you would both appreciate Bartolotta at Wynn. Spectacular seafood flown in daily by the chef.

        1. The two places immediately come to mind: Bartolotta and Raku.

          1. If you have a car, and casual dress matters, give Yonaka a look. Not a lot of play from this board since we first posted a review (, but they continue to show a creative flair that your wife may enjoy, and John Curtas also paid a significant tribute this week (

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            1. re: QAW

              Agree wholeheartedly on Yonaka. We have been four times and really enjoy it. The food is creative without being over the top and has a whimsical element to it. It's also quite reasonable. It's not far off the strip. It is not a high end white linen place but it is very pretty inside and quiet enough for a couple.
              You might also consider Milos in the Cosmo. Delicious seafood and I have enjoyed all the food I have had there. Very nice atmosphere and surprisingly serene