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Go-Tos and Wish List

Completely agree re: Le Cirque and Twist

about 1 hour ago
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Allegro at Wynn - not as "casual" as the website would suggest, but excellent no less

Call and ask. ;)
Portofino does Family Style. Montesano's will do so on request, as well.

about 1 hour ago
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Allegro at Wynn - not as "casual" as the website would suggest, but excellent no less

A great meal on Saturday, the tasting menu is a steal.

Apr 22, 2015
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Go-Tos and Wish List

Le Cirque should be on one list, or the other, as should be Twist. David Clawson is a must for those who can escape The Strip, and Portofino is doing something really special with Italian.

The rest of your list is quite good, though a beef fan would be well served to visit Carnevino, and Yardbird is a good lower-priced option with great food and a passionate staff.

Apr 21, 2015
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LAGO | Julien Serrano at The Bellagio

I posted my review, and completely agree...not to mention the fact that the cannelloni is one of the worst menu items. :)

Apr 19, 2015
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Lago, at best, is a mixed experience

In a city with plenty of good off-strip Italian and places like Portofino, Allegro, B&B, and more doing the 'upscale' thing quite well it is going to take some work before Lago proves a place worthy of a visit - the risotto excluded.

[As the review at this link states, this was a comped meal-- The Chowhound Team]

Apr 19, 2015
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LAGO | Julien Serrano at The Bellagio

Can't say I'd go to Secret Pizza first, but there are ~20 other spots I would go before Lago.

Apr 19, 2015
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best diner, drive in or dive?

Absolutely agree with Naked City.

Apr 16, 2015
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Help pick one restaurant for special dinner in Vegas

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Aquaknox.
Yardbird.
Portofino.
Cleo.
Bouchon.
Sage.

Apr 15, 2015
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Breakfast in Summerlin?

It depends on the day of the week, and time of day, but would recommend against Cracked Egg regardless.

Eggworks turns out better breakfasts and BOGO coupons are easily found. Distill, a Local Bar also makes some good stuff, and if you're talking 9am or so then MTO Café is excellent.

For a 24/7 spot, Grand Café at Red Rock is a great choice as well.

Apr 14, 2015
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Tapas by Alex Stratta - the first "gem" in Tivoli Village, though it comes at a price.

Visited Alex Stratta's new Tapas spot on Saturday, and although I'm really not sure Tivoli Village can sustain the price point there is no doubt the food coming out of the kitchen is amongst the best in Summerlin, easily challenging Jaleo for best Spanish cuisine in Las Vegas and certainly more traditional and refined.

Apr 13, 2015
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Lunch -- yes, but where?

Skip DB, pop next door for Yardbird.

Apr 13, 2015
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Portofino - Superlative Pastas and Osso Buco as well as Chicken Parm worth "Strip Pricing"

Not at all. The use of sauce is liberal, but the ratio is right. Additionally, all but the fonduta are really light.

Apr 09, 2015
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Lunch options

Yardbird, Estiatorio Milos, El Dorado Cantina, El Sombrero Café, Dumpling King, China Mama, Rincon de Buenos Aires, Naked City Pizza (Paradise Location)

Apr 09, 2015
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Portofino - Superlative Pastas and Osso Buco as well as Chicken Parm worth "Strip Pricing"

Enjoyed a family style tasting here last week and was floored by what they are doing in such a tucked-away space. Possibly, and probably, the best Italian food in Vegas today and on par with what any of the top end "American Italian" spots are doing in other major cities.

Apr 09, 2015
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Business Dinner in Vegas

I'm assuming 'business' means relatively quiet? In that case, would consider Portofino for Italian, Bouchon for French, Aquaknox for Seafood, Blossom for Asian, Sage for "American," or Tender for Steak/Game.

Apr 08, 2015
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Best sashimi (not sushi) - price/location no object?

Blue Ribbon would probably be a quality option on-strip, as well. I head good things about Sen of Japan, as well.

Apr 08, 2015
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NIce Birthday Dinner suggestions?

Excellent to hear. I really need to get back down there.

Apr 05, 2015
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Patisserie or Boulangerie en rote from Chaudes-Aigues to Le Puy?

Traveling to Lyon and surrounding environs for dining in July and currently looking for someplace interesting/special/good-to-great for breakfast between Serge Vieira and Le Puy.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Apr 03, 2015
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Allegro in Wynn, food surprisingly good

John Curtas has repeatedly praised this place.

Apr 02, 2015
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Trip Report

Food is made fresh, but with PublicUS now on the scene I really see no impetus to return to M&F.

Mar 27, 2015
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Tasting menu for only 1 diner

Twist allows for it, as does L'Atelier.

David Clawson could be a good call, too, as you can shape your own tasting while partner orders as they like

Mar 27, 2015
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Just one buffet?

Bacchanal, Wicked Spoon, and Veranda Weekend Brunch are all quite good.

Mar 25, 2015
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best iced coffee near convention center

Sambalatte and Makers & Finders are the only two I know doing a legit cold-brew...

Mar 23, 2015
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New to East Fremont, PublicUS has the potential to be a game changer

Already turning out the sort of pastries that would turn heads in New York, San Francisco, or elsewhere with a menu that seems prone to exploration by all sorts of locals and visitors alike this is about as far as East Fremont has expanded and with careful selection it is well worth the trip.

Mar 22, 2015
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Vic & Anthony's or Hugos' Cellar?

Have not been to V&A but really enjoyed Hugo's Cellar. Go in with the right expectations and you'll be very happy. It isn't Carnevino or CUT quality steaks, but the food is good and the scene is memorable.

Mar 22, 2015
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Unconventional recommendations for chowhound

Strongly agree on Peppermill, Hash House a-Go-Go, and would also suggest Fieri for brunch, likewise Serendipity3 and would consider Holstein's, Mr. Lucky 24/7, Pink Box Donuts.

Mar 19, 2015
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Pizza: Pizza Rock, Five50, or somewhere else?

Naked City is a great call. A true 'local' gem. The original on Arville is a great dive, the upscale spot on Paradise is even better with same pizzas and a number of great pastas. Chris Palmeri is an underrated local gem.

Mar 19, 2015
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Trip Report

Agree re: Otto, on all accounts.

Mar 16, 2015
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Off-strip Dining

Settle down kiddo, it wasn't intended to 'insult' you, but rather to say that no one I trust has told me good things so I take any such praise as suspect.

Mar 16, 2015
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