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Dinner in Las Vegas

Poppy644 Feb 2, 2014 01:35 PM

Looking for fun dinner spot in Vegas. Casual or semi formal. Any suggestions?

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    Eric RE: Poppy644 Feb 2, 2014 04:25 PM

    What type of food? How much per person? Will you have a car?

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      Poppy644 RE: Eric Feb 3, 2014 03:44 AM

      Looking for anything up to to 100 per person and no car-

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        lvnvflyer RE: Poppy644 Feb 3, 2014 01:14 PM

        Some thoughts that I would have would include Bouchon in the Venetian, Jaleo in the Cosmopolitan, DOCG in the Cosmo (which is quite casual; I also like Scarpetta, it's more expensive sibling). In the Aria, I've had pretty good experiences at American Fish.

        Happy to provide more detail.

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          Poppy644 RE: lvnvflyer Feb 3, 2014 03:28 PM

          What is DOCG?

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            uhockey RE: Poppy644 Feb 3, 2014 05:46 PM

            Scott Conant's place at Cosmo.

            Just ate at Blossom this weekend and was blown away. Best Chinese food I've ever had, bar none. Great atmosphere and service.

            Also consider American Fish, Public House, Circo, Gordon Ramsay Steak (pushing it at $100).


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              macsak RE: uhockey Feb 3, 2014 07:52 PM

              where is blossom?
              what style of chinese food?



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                uhockey RE: macsak Feb 3, 2014 08:57 PM

                Aria - and I'd say traditional/upscale, without specific province, though leaning towards Cantonese or Beijing. The Peking Duck is truly top grade.

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                  Dave Feldman RE: uhockey Feb 3, 2014 09:46 PM

                  I think I had the same reaction as Steve. Not sure I've ever been knocked out by a pan-Chinese restaurant. It's hard enough to do one style well.

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                    uhockey RE: Dave Feldman Feb 4, 2014 06:19 AM

                    Fair, but if you can find a better Peking Duck in the US for under $100, let me know. Same with the walnut prawns. And I defy anyone to find another spot in Vegas doing proper GOOSE liver, not duck.


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                      LVI RE: uhockey Feb 9, 2014 05:18 PM

                      I am as enthusiastic about some Vegas restaurants as the next person. But I think to start extolling places like Blossom for best Peking Duck in US under $100 (For one, proper Peking Duck is not served on Bao nor is it served with Hoisin) or Kubuto as having better Sushi than SF or LA (I think those were the references) is a bit misguided. However, that being said, food is individualistic so to each his own I suppose.

                      For what it's worth, I have not had a better Peking Duck (Hoisin notwithstanding) since I left Chicago. Oh how I miss the Peking duck from Emperors Choice. But that was some 13 years ago...

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                        uhockey RE: LVI Feb 9, 2014 07:39 PM

                        This is served with wraps (and bao at request,) and the servers ASKED whether to apply hoisin - so take that for what it is worth.

                        I also never said Kabuto had better sushi than LA....but if you can name somewhere in SF doing better at remotely the same price point I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts.


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                          LVI RE: uhockey Feb 10, 2014 03:35 PM

                          My apologies you are correct. You comparison with NY and LA sushi were at that price point. So I stand corrected. I read your post a while back. However, you cannot compare with the best in the country.

                          No need to get testy with me about my Peking Duck comment. I guess "for what it's worth" rubbed you the wrong way. I was just clarifying that the best duck I have had ($40 to boot) had hoisin on it too.

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      VegasGourmet RE: Poppy644 Feb 3, 2014 02:55 PM

      Can it be a Monday night?

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        Poppy644 RE: VegasGourmet Feb 3, 2014 03:16 PM

        Yes we will be in town on a Monday

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