I'll tell my friends you picked the restaurant
- Allison30030 Apr 3, 2014 06:51 PM
Hello, I've been a frequent reader of this board for years, but rarely, if ever, have I posted. I sure could use a little advice, so here goes! I go to Las Vegas about three times per year. I love to plan for a mix of favorites and new experiences and to introduce friends and family to great restaurants. They expect a good meal when I take them. The pressure is on! I have a Friday night coming up where I'd like to try someplace new with my husband and one other couple, on the strip. While é would be my first choice for a fanciful new experience, this is not the moment to spend quite that much (knowing that, I made no effort to reserve). Lower-$$$$ is OK. I've been to a mix of places, including Atelier de Robuchon, Twist, CUT, Sage, Milos, Jaleo, Mastros, Spago, Scarpetta, DOCG, China Poblano, Hakkasan, Bouchon... Of these, Twist and Milos are my soulmates. I can't get terribly excited about steaks, or, if I'm being really honest, sushi. Maybe I've over-researched it but I don't feel like I have one new place in my sights this time that thrills me. What's new and great? I would be so grateful for suggestions. I'll give you all the credit when they love it. Blossom is on the radar screen. Thanks in advance!
I know you can't get excited for steaks, but Carnevino is killer - and you needn't JUST get steaks. Blossom is truly excellent, though, so don't shy away from that.
Consider Circo or Le Cirque - less interesting than Twist, but beautiful cuisine no less - with the former soon to shutter. American Fish is also great, and soon to undergo rebranding so that could be a thought.
Mix is a great view and good food if you stick to Ducasse Classics.
Savoy is just as pricey as e, so I guess I'll skip over that - though it is excellent.
A wildcard in its newness, Yusho opens next week and if the Chicago location is any indication it should be stellar.
You have some good suggestions below. Another thought would be the Barrymore. Again, a bit more diverse than just steaks and also has an interesting atmosphere, good cocktails and a reasonable price point.
Another place that I think is overlooked but always delivers solid food in a very nice setting is verandah at the four seasons.