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Looking for Fine-Dining Recs.

Kabuto. If you can find it and get a table/seat, it's a lovely edomae sushi dining experience. Not a white linen fine dining place but they are so attentive to detail and the service is great.

Mar 15, 2013
posse in Las Vegas

Tactical Question re Dining in Vegas

No doubt you are going to ride the rides at the top of the Stratosphere. I'd check out the Circus Circus Adventuredome (an indoor theme park). There's a short zipline that goes through the Fremont St Experience, which is pretty neat.

I've always found eating in the dining room at Payard (Caesars Palace) to be one of the nicest affordable places to eat. I consider it low-key fancy. Brunch is great. At dinner they have the chef and sous-chef in the middle of the dining room cooking meals so you can watch. And for lunch, well I usually just go to the counter and order a sandwich.

Mar 15, 2013
posse in Las Vegas

Late night options

I didn't know this, but Bachi Burger is apparently open until 2am on Friday and Saturday night? You might want to call them to confirm this, though.

Feb 24, 2013
posse in Las Vegas

The perfect Vegas compromise

Nice choices! Kabuto is definitely a great dining experience.

An additional modest option that involves small plates/appetizers could be Culinary Dropout at the Hard Rock Hotel. http://www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vega... I like the different choices you can get for an antipasti. But they have an awesome cocktail menu (old fashioneds with REAL maraschino cherries!) too. I haven't tried desserts there yet but I probably will soon!

Feb 19, 2013
posse in Las Vegas

Best Vegas Appetizers

I love these kinds of posts! I'll be checking back to see what everyone comes up with. My recommendation would have to be the Public House in the Venetian. http://www.publichouselv.com You'd be getting gourmet English pub appetizers (e.g. poutine with braised oxtail). I have a feeling they switch their menu every 6 months or so because I once had this Scottish egg there which was fabulous but I don't see it anymore.

Feb 19, 2013
posse in Las Vegas

4 DAYS, NO CORPORATE CASINOS, HOTELS OR "CELEBRITY CHEFS"

If you like ice cream, I'd recommend ICEPAN which is in the Harrah's Casino. ICEPAN is this cool made-on-demand ice cream counter where you get to choose the flavor, the type of milk (skim, 2%, whole, even soy), and the toppings, and the server makes your ice cream right in front of you on this frozen drum. It's fresh and as far as ice cream goes is as healthy as you can get. It's also a pretty small outfit and the only other ICEPAN locations that I know of are in Japan, so it's worth checking out.

As for awesome bakeries if you've got a car and don't mind driving all the way to Henderson, Bread & Butter is worth a stop. They make these awesome doughnuts/Paczki, bagels, macarons, man virtually everything there is great. They also have a nice breakfast & lunch menu.

Feb 19, 2013
posse in Las Vegas

Bachi Burger - Service is lacking

I know there are 2 Bachi Burger locations, one in Summerlin and the other on Windmill in Henderson. I've only been to the Henderson location and ever since the TV spot on "Diners Drive-ins and Dives" (http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/asi...) the wait tends to get pretty ridiculous on the weekends. Maybe the Summerlin location is better?

The wait staff is friendly but I agree, sometimes I've found them all to be running around in panic mode. One time we had to ask twice for plates & silverware after our appetizers have arrived. And yes, food has taken a while to be delivered. Is the pace too hectic? Is there not enough staff? I'm starting to think it's more of a management problem than a wait staff problem.

The food is so good though (try the porkbelly bao sliders and the oxtail chili cheese fries!) we keep going back, but when visitors come in from out of town and want to come here for dinner on a Saturday night, I know to look forward to a long wait and chaos.

Feb 14, 2013
posse in Las Vegas

Classic Breakfast Near Downtown Las Vegas

If you like pancakes, Dupars (Golden Gate) may be up your alley. It has the old LV diner feel and the pancakes there are these huge buttery hotcakes. They're pretty dense too -- I don't know how an average person can eat more than 2 (the website shows a picture of 4, yikes!). My husband is a fan of pancakes, and we make the trip from Henderson every once in a while just for them.

The rest of the menu is classic diner but nothing to write home about, unless it's to say that the prices are a lot higher than one would remember for diner food. The coffee is pretty burnt-tasting. They do have many varieties of pie, if you want a slice of pie with your breakfast (who doesn't?). So if you want to have a non-pancake breakfast, I would consider other alternatives before trying here.

Feb 14, 2013
posse in Las Vegas