We are having family and friends fly in for our little ceremony in Vegas in April.. It will be at the Border Grill in MB on a Saturday afternoon. Since all will be from out of town and a few have not experienced real Vegas, we would like to do a rehersal dinner somewhere that everyone would like that is not too expensive. If we were not doing Mexican for the ceremony, we would most likely go to Lindo Michaelian (sorry, spelling is not my strong suit), but that is out. But that gives you all a price range. People will pay for themselves. several in the party are foodies and all fun folks. Ideas please?
I have lived in this area for 10 years (from NYC area) and here are my suggestions: For expensive, but worth it: Jays in downtown FTC Skip the moot house, skip Nicos (horrid) and skip the other italian place downtown FTC. Never trust the fish - all frozen and rarely good. If you have to have asian, only 1 good place: Canton Palace in Loveland - excellent. This is a steak and potatoes area but many old steak places are dirty and run down. Some amazingly bad Mexican here! a surprise to me. Like cream cheese used in cheese enchellatas. Best would be Inca in FTC. Rio for margs only, food is mediocre. Tortilla Marissa is good Tex-Mex or white-Mexican Lucilles is fun for breakfast. McCoys is good as are the 2 Breakfast Clubs - FTC and Loveland. French restaurant is back in Berthod and I hear better than ever. Best idea for Estes is to picnic in the park. The town is great fun for shopping, but I prefer to be in RMNP with a picnic from safeway Fpr vegitarian, Rainbow in FTC good breakfast and lunch In loveland, I love 4th st chophouse, but pricey for the area. Monaco is good too. Actually, anyone on 4th st in that area is decent. Every chain in the world is here now too.
first of all, St. George is pretty and close to Zion NP - an amazing place. However, I did not eat there, just did a roadside rock place. In terms of Vegas, I would put Mon Ami Gabi in that price range. Great outside eating with views of the fountains. I often just do onion soup and the fruit and cheese platter. Wofgang Puck (lots of places everywhere) is reliable too. Best, for me is Chinois in Ceasars. Border Grill in Mandalay Bay - excellent, in your price range. Amazing Quesadillas! Carnegie Deli if you are into that at Mirage. Also there is a fun cafe outdoors for breakfast. If you are a buffet person, I would suggest Mirage for lunch, Bellagio for brunch weekdays runjungle is great (MB) but pricey the noodle place at Monte Carlo was fun and great, IMHO If you have a car and like Mexican, Lindo Michaelian (sp) is the best ever. Try the chicken crema. Bertolini's in The Forum Shops – especially for a late night desert/crème brule Entertainment, bit above your price - Gospel Brunch at MB HOB. Not great food, but great fun. Mr. Lucky’s - Hard Rock Hotel (great steak and eggs breakfast for $7.77 Hash House a GoGo - off strip, HUGE portions, good 3 meals
So, nothing at the gourmet level, but good eats....