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One Dinner, Off Strip, Sunday, Have Car, Will Travel

Seriously? That annoys me... I would've made a Sunday reservation instead of Monday had I known. The least they could do is update their website with this info.

Sep 12, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

One Dinner, Off Strip, Sunday, Have Car, Will Travel

I'm pretty sure that Raku is closed on Sundays.

Sep 12, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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Well, that kinda sucks. Can't believe Raku is open so late every night and sweets raku closes so much earlier. Guess I'll either have to try it another night, or maybe on a future trip.

Sep 05, 2014
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Same here about the Cosmo, but it looks like I'll be skipping Comme Ca. Seems like no one has anything positive to say about it, what's the point? The dish I was most interested in was the bone marrow app, but I can get it other places, even Public House at the Venetian.

I might just end up going to Jaleo and probably over-ordering. So many dishes on their menu I'd like to try. Plus, they're open late, a big plus for me since most nights I have to eat at about 11 because of shows and such.

Sep 04, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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Look forward to the feedback!!!

Just made my Raku reservation, very happy about that. Do I have to make one a Raku sweets as well? Or can you just walk over there after a meal at Raku and get in without much wait? Will be late night for sure. My dinner res is for 11:30pm.

We still have to figure out about that Saturday brunch/lunch as well.

Sep 04, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Did anyone try SLS buffet today? I walked in and walked right out

Same here. I'm also thinking we'll have to do the pig, plus more. No?

Sep 04, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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I went to DBbrasserie on my last trip. Did enjoy it, especially the escargot. Could go again, especially since I do spend so much time in and around the Venetian/Palazzo anyway. Plus, I am interested in trying the duck confit.

Sep 01, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Next trip coming soon, but first...

Well, my trip is only about three weeks away and while I still have to make a bunch of the reservations, here is my current lineup (for dinner with other options thrown in):
Carnevino, Yonaka, Chada, Raku, Rose Rabbit Lie, Yusho, Giada(still on the fence with this one, thinking maybe Herbs and Rye instead that night), B&B (maybe for the regional tasing menu), Sage (also a maybe), Jaleo (have wanted to go here for a couple years now and just never seem to go, will this finally be the trip?) Comme Ca (another one I've been meaning to get to for a couple years now), Cut (have been thinking about giving it another shot after my first so-so experience years ago) and of course Bazaar Meat with some of the fellow Chowhounds.

So I'm getting there, but still work to do. Lunch will likely be on the fly, except for Saturday where hopefully uhockey is still up for brunch/lunch(but not too early lol).

Aug 31, 2014
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Interesting. You know, I've looked at the Cosmo website a bunch of times and I wasn't sure quite what RRL was. I thought it was a bar that had some food options. Looks like I'll have to take a closer look at it. Might even be an option for my first night in town.

Aug 25, 2014
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Will do, my plans are starting to come together. Slower than I'd like, but I'm getting there.

Aug 10, 2014
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We could definitely meet up Saturday for brunch/lunch. I'm supposed to go to the Barrett/Jackson auctions in the late morning or early afternoon.

I just want to go check out the cool cars, don't really care to see how much they sell for. I'll just walk around the "lot", take some pictures and I'm gone. Saturday is the third day of the auctions, so by then I'll probably be sick of it and we could have a nice leisurely brunch.

Aug 10, 2014
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Alize - review is coming, but first a question to the CH community

If its "recommended", especially as a first course, shouldn't they just up the price of the tasting menu by $20 and make it 8 courses? Makes no sense to do it like this.

Aug 10, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Alize - review is coming, but first a question to the CH community

Yes that is quite confusing. Along with the reasons you mentioned, it says the tasting menu is 7 courses, so why are there 8 groupings of dishes?

Aug 10, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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Wow, I'm getting excited to try Chada. I might have to order a bunch of different dishes to really put their pairings to the test.

Aug 09, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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You have no idea how happy I am reading that post right now. Like you said in a much more succinct way, it doesn't seem possible to get much better than that.

Aug 08, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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Was just looking at the beer menu posted on-line and it definitely makes me happy. I'm not big on wine, only once in a while, but good beer? Now you're talking!!!

Aug 08, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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The longer this thread is going on, The late night options seem to be getting better and better. Now the choices between Yonaka, Herbs & Rye, Chada Thai and Raku. Although, since I do enjoy eating late, I suppose I could get to all of them.

Aug 07, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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I had completely forgotten about Chada Thai, thats another interesting option. Would love to try it, especially after my wonderful experience at LOS with QAW on my last trip. That was my first time trying really top notch thai, would like to see if they can match up.

Aug 06, 2014
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I'll have to look into Herbs and Rye. No problem about the cab, I take them everywhere anyway.

Aug 06, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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Haven't been there since, I think, 2008. Thats one reason I really want to go back. I enjoyed my dinners there and have wondered if its held up six or seven years later.
For some reason 7pm was the earliest I could find a res, but I did write in the reservation that I would appreciate if they could get me in a little early. Even 6:45 would be a big help.
Still might end up canceling and going elsewhere. I'll be figuring out a lot more tomorrow since I'm off and have the thinking time.

Aug 06, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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One hour is certainly not ideal, but I'm a pretty quick eater anyway, so it shouldn't be too bad. Probably won't do the tasting menu, just pick about four dishes I'm interested in and go with that. A couple choices probably will be from the tasting menu though.

Aug 06, 2014
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Its a Tuesday night, but yes I figure it should end by 9 or 9:30 at the latest. I believe it starts at 7 or 7:30pm.

Aug 06, 2014
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Here's another question...What would be a good place to eat at Caesars after a concert? Or should I just plan to go elsewhere?

Aug 05, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

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That looks/sounds really interesting and with the right mix of people there, could be a ton of fun.

Aug 05, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Next trip coming soon, but first...

My next Vegas trip is only 7 weeks away and obviously I can't wait. Here are the restaurant reservations I have so far:

Lunch: None yet, but planning to go to CarneVino, maybe Delmonico, maybe LOS, maybe Bouchon (brunch only!!!). Still a lot to think about here.

Dinner: L'atelier(would love to do the tasting but will only have about an hour to eat), Yusho(omekase), B&B(Regional or Pasta tasting menu), Giada, Bazaar Meat (with the fellow chowhounds), REALLY want to go to Raku this time. Possibly Gordon Ramsay Steak. Any other ideas? Preferably looking for reservations later in the evening.

Here's the big question(at least the first one of what will probably be many)... Where can you get a great dinner on a Sunday night around 11-11:30pm? This was where I was looking at Firefly since Raku is closed Sundays and it was open so late.
I see that Jaleo is supposed to be open that late, but they don't seem to take 11:15 or 11:30 reservations.

Thanks, looking forward to everyone's ideas...

Aug 05, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Firefly, any good these days?

Uhockey, if you don't mind eating LATE night on 9/27 I might be up for it(maybe Raku?). However thats my b-day and could end up an insane night. Just a thought, but let me know if that works. I still have so much planning to do for my trip.

Right now, I have a preliminary res at Yusho that night(could easily be cancelled) but definitely going to the Barrett/Jackson auto auctions (not bidding, i wish) in the afternoon and Crosby Stills and Nash earlier in the night. Going to be a hell of a day/night!!!

Aug 04, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Firefly, any good these days?

LVI, as much as I'd love to join you at LOS, I actually leave Friday morning Oct. 3...I'm in town from the 24th of Sept through Oct. 3rd.

Aug 04, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Firefly, any good these days?

So if you post a "question" the other answers people post disappear? Uhockey posted one and I don't see it now. Should've gone with a "discussion" oh well. Or maybe it just isn't showing up from my phone.

Aug 03, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Firefly, any good these days?

Wow, so I guess thats a no!!! ;-) lol

Aug 03, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas

Firefly, any good these days?

So I'm currently making reservations for my trip at the end of September and was wondering everyones thoughts on this place.

I remember wanting to go years ago but never getting there. Then I heard it went downhill after they opened a second place. Now I've heard its good again.

Worth checking out? Or no? Of course, doesn't mean I'll actually get there, but am curious.

Aug 03, 2014
LongIslandChef in Las Vegas