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#41 Suited_Up

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:12 AM

View Postmagnus72, on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, 11:10 AM, said:

Im going to be in Vegas for one night only on Saturday, will be my first time. We are staying at the Hooters casino I think since the guy i work with can get a deal there for the night so more than likely will be eating there instead of anyplace in JCs top ten.
You're not gonna eat at Hooters right? They have somewhere else I hope.It'd be super pointless to go to vegas and eat at Hooters.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:15 AM

View Postspecbrad, on Monday, February 18th, 2008, 10:38 PM, said:

Little Buddha (Chinese @ The Palms).Great food, great atmosphere!Eat there alot as well.
That place was pretty good.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 09:19 AM

View PostSuited_Up, on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, 11:12 AM, said:

You're not gonna eat at Hooters right? They have somewhere else I hope.It'd be super pointless to go to vegas and eat at Hooters.
I am hoping we don't I guess it depends on what time we get there. I am hoping to get there early enough so I can have a nice sit down meal somewhere and play some poker but it all depends on what time we leave and how many times we stop. We are planning on driving straight through from Minnesota on our way to California.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:45 AM

View PostSuited_Up, on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, 10:12 AM, said:

You're not gonna eat at Hooters right? They have somewhere else I hope.
Dan Marino's at Hooters isn't bad. If you like ribs, they have all you can eat Baby Backs for $16.99.It's also right across the street from the restaurants at MGM.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:48 AM

Some thoughts:High End dining experience: 1) Hugo's in basement of Four Queens. First experience there may have been one of the top five dining experiences we have ever had. Food, service, everything you could every want and more (my wife also thought server was especially hot). Second visit had an OK experience, have not been back in couple years. 2) The Steakhouse at Camelot (Excalibur). Time in and time out the most consistantly very good experience we have had, probable ate their 20-25 times. Service is outstanding (ask for Greg, best single server we have ever had). Crabcake's are the best and have never had a bad piece of meat. If it is slow, ask server (if Greg) if he can do baked alaska for dessert when you sit down. (Not on their menu, but on menu at Prime Rib house next door and Greg will go get the cart and do it, if not overly busy and you ask at beginning of meal.) The presentation is worth it. Do not go there if looking for quick meal, but worth it to sit down and have a dining experience. Not as big of a name as many of the other high end steakhouse (or as big of a price) But food and service compare.Good sit down meals 1) The cheesecake factory (Ceasar's). If there is something you want, they will have it on their menu. Great for a very nice lunch. Try to hit off times, or you will be in for hour + wait. 2) The Cafe in Paris. One this list for one reason - Seafood Crepes - serivce not alway great, but these crepes are worth the wait.Avoid - Rainforest cafe in MGM - not even sure if it still there, but go if you like: a long wait in line, while they go through people behind you and offer VIP seating for a charge, bad service (I think the server is still looking for the beverage refill I asked for 2 years ago), very average food and very above average pricing.One the fly 1) Fish stand in food court of New York, New York. Name exscapes me right now, but fresh made to order fish and chips and great clam chowder.Buffet 1) Mandalay Bay - A little priy, but if you are going to do a buffet, the best we have had (Have not eaten at Bellagio or Wynn, so they may be better)Avoid Buffet at Excalibur - may be the biggest, but not best. Everything including the Prime Rib (Roast Beef in disguise) is always overcooked.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:52 AM

View PostTcMrMike, on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, 12:48 PM, said:

Some thoughts:High End dining experience: 1) Hugo's in basement of Four Queens. First experience there may have been one of the top five dining experiences we have ever had. Food, service, everything you could every want and more (my wife also thought server was especially hot). Second visit had an OK experience, have not been back in couple years. 2) The Steakhouse at Camelot (Excalibur). Time in and time out the most consistantly very good experience we have had, probable ate their 20-25 times. Service is outstanding (ask for Greg, best single server we have ever had). Crabcake's are the best and have never had a bad piece of meat. If it is slow, ask server (if Greg) if he can do baked alaska for dessert when you sit down. (Not on their menu, but on menu at Prime Rib house next door and Greg will go get the cart and do it, if not overly busy and you ask at beginning of meal.) The presentation is worth it. Do not go there if looking for quick meal, but worth it to sit down and have a dining experience. Not as big of a name as many of the other high end steakhouse (or as big of a price) But food and service compare.Good sit down meals 1) The cheesecake factory (Ceasar's). If there is something you want, they will have it on their menu. Great for a very nice lunch. Try to hit off times, or you will be in for hour + wait. 2) The Cafe in Paris. One this list for one reason - Seafood Crepes - serivce not alway great, but these crepes are worth the wait.Avoid - Rainforest cafe in MGM - not even sure if it still there, but go if you like: a long wait in line, while they go through people behind you and offer VIP seating for a charge, bad service (I think the server is still looking for the beverage refill I asked for 2 years ago), very average food and very above average pricing.One the fly 1) Fish stand in food court of New York, New York. Name exscapes me right now, but fresh made to order fish and chips and great clam chowder.Buffet 1) Mandalay Bay - A little priy, but if you are going to do a buffet, the best we have had (Have not eaten at Bellagio or Wynn, so they may be better)Avoid Buffet at Excalibur - may be the biggest, but not best. Everything including the Prime Rib (Roast Beef in disguise) is always overcooked.
Good post.But you should venture north sometimes, lol. Just noticed a trend.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:46 PM

View PostSuited_Up, on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, 1:52 PM, said:

Good post.But you should venture north sometimes, lol. Just noticed a trend.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:56 PM

Also, lvpro should have to post places he ate at in Vegas, so you all will not end up like him and taking an earlier flight home cause your tummy hurts.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:26 PM

If you are looking for a sandwich shop off the strip try Capriottis. The Capastromi pwns. When I was working out there for 3 weeks I think we got lunch from there 6 or 7 times.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 02:52 PM

We had a good meal at Red Square at Mandalay Bay a few years back. Wasn't all that crowded and the Vodka was good.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:54 AM

The chopped salad at Waverly's Steakhouse inside the Cannery is good.Lawry's Prime Rib is good. I don't understand the waitress uniforms. They dress like Pilgrims and are all 45+http://www.lawrysonl...as_gen_info.aspZeffirino at Venetian is good.http://venetian.com/ZEFFIRINO.aspxThe Mexican place by the canal at the Venetian has good Margaritas and a good teguila selection.http://venetian.com/TAQUEIRA.aspxI would avoid Smith & Wollensky.We had reservations at 7:30 and were seated at 9. My wife's steak was raw on the inside and burnt on the outside. The waiter brought my salad after my meal. I told him I didn't want it and it still was on the bill.http://www.smithandwollensky.com/The lobster mashed potatoes at N9ne Steakhouse are good.http://www.n9negroup.com/#/n9ne/main/If you have a car or just want to get off the strip for breakfast, Blueberry Hill is good.http://www.blueberry...estaurants.com/

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:16 PM

Cafe BaBaReba in the Fashion Show Mall has excellent Spanish food and very tasty sangria. They have a salad with manchengo cheese and yummy crispy ham bits that was very good. Here's the menu they printed up for us for the FCPHA Vegas Union Summer 2006:Posted ImageThe steakhouse in Binions is quite good. There is a nice view of Vegas from this top floor restaurant and it's easy to get a same day reservation. Try the lambchops or the blue cheese steak. Here are DnA and Poguemahone sampling the lovely desserts in February 2006:Posted Image
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:20 PM

View PostNikki_N, on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 5:16 PM, said:

Here are DnA and Poguemahone sampling the lovely desserts in February 2006:Posted Image
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:46 PM

View Postspecbrad, on Wednesday, February 20th, 2008, 5:20 PM, said:

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 11:52 PM

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 01:29 AM

I guess i will chime in with a few of my fav places to eat as well:Venetian:Grand LuxNoodle AsiaZefferinoTAOMGM:Craftsteak (best kobe beef filet i have ever had)Bellagio:ShintaroCeasers:Spagoanyway thats just a few off the top of my headnext place to try will most likely be Samba or Japonais both at the Mirage
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 08:16 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^EDIT: Yeah, Samba. *********Is the Brazillian BBQ place at Mirage called "samba" ?If that's the place I'm thinking about, go there and eat 40 pounds of meat.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:45 AM

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:05 AM

I'm partial to the Grand Lux inside the Venetian for a buzzed/after-club meal.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 10:17 AM

Places nobody has mentioned:Olives @ Bellagio.Cannonita @ Venetian - Simple mexican food that is fairly inexpensive (for what you get) and delicious.Best sushi that I've found (off strip) -Kotta Sushi @ Sahara/Cimarron. Amazing food. Super fresh. Tons of original rolls. Friendliest staff anywhere. Very affordable.Lotus of Siam - This place is off the strip (not by much) on East Sahara and is generally regarded as one of the best Thai restaurants anywhere in the country. You wouldn't know it from looking at it and the location, but this place is absolutely amazing and is pretty packed most of the time, so make a reservation. It's also not Americanized Thai food, so bring an open mind when you go. Oh yeah, and it's really cheap.Subs - Capriottis. There are a bunch of them around the city.BBQ - Famous Dave's. Yes it's a chain, but it's still better than Memphis Championship BBQ and the other places we have here.




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