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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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El Dorado Cantina - 24/7 Authentic Organic, Non-GMO Mexican Cusine...next to a Strip Club?

Location aside, I have no idea how this place doesn't get more praise here on Chowhound, especially considering the fact that it gets a lot of well-deserved Yelp-hype. I entered a skeptic and walked out more than a little impressed...

Mar 15, 2015
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Off-strip Dining

Hearthstone is legit. Replace Mercadito with El Dorado or El Sombrero. And I haven't heard anyone respectable mention Vintner Grill in...ages. I live 200 yards from the place and have been steered away 10+ times.

Mar 15, 2015
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NIce Birthday Dinner suggestions?

Eater is garbage. A rag that re-posts press reports, and where celebrities got comped.

Andres spots here in Vegas are as good as those in DC, IMO, and perhaps more interesting. KU Noodle does some really cool stuff, as does China Poblano, though both are somewhat pricey for what you get.

FWIW, L'Atelier and RRL are going to cost the average diner as much as Twist...

An off-strip spot that definitely fits your criteria is David Clawson. Inyo may be another.

Mar 15, 2015
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Dinner recs for a Monday and Tuesday (3/23-3/24)

Everything I ate at Clawson was excellent, and I've been to Yardbird 6x since they opened - the only thing I HAVEN'T liked was the mac n' cheese. The Low and Slow Chicken Salad, Mama's Chicken Biscuits, Farmer's Cheese, Skillet Cornbread, and Ribs are all standouts as are all of Vivian's desserts (the chess pie is better than any I had in the south)

Mar 15, 2015
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Dinner recs for a Monday and Tuesday (3/23-3/24)

Can't go wrong with Yardbird, Clawson, or RRL.
Never been to Giada, but recent reports aren't as favorable as prior.
Bazaar Meat is okay, but is closer to "extravaganza" than the rest.
Yusho doesn't get the love it should.
Carson Kitchen is incredibly overrated.

Mar 13, 2015
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anyone been to DB Brasserie?

Went early on. Was not particularly impressed, and have not heard much inspiring recently. Perhaps Bouchon? Carnevino? Delmonico?

I like B&B and Yardbird a lot, but both trend loud.

Mar 11, 2015
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Trip Report - Rose. Rabbit. Lie, Raku Sweets, Bacchanal, Estiatorio Milos

Nice report.

Mar 10, 2015
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