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Veranda at Dinner - a mixed experience, even at half off.

Duck Egg, high end ricotta, sauce that requires cooking vs. 50 cents of coffee for $12? Really?

29 minutes ago
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Help with 2 dinners

Price per person?

1 day ago
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Veranda at Dinner - a mixed experience, even at half off.

Suffice it to say that I'm happy to pay top dollar for something truly memorable, but when you ding me $12 for a double espresso and $14 for two tiny rolls of eggplant while rushing at whirlwind pace I'm a bit hesitant to offer my recommendation...

1 day ago
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Bistro @ The Venetian

Bouchon. Not even a fair comparison. Setting, sourcing, execution, and especially service.

Dec 16, 2014
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Great Italian

Reservations aren't really necessary anywhere...sad but true.

Regarding the Italian - if you have a car I strongly suggest Montesano's. Il Mulino is a New York chain - the one in NY is fine, but it is pricey.

As to steak - depends what you value. Carnevino would be my pick for sides and starters, though Delmonico has some good stuff too.

Dec 15, 2014
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Solo dining for a light eater?

Every single flavor at Art of Flavors is worth trying, and she'll let you try 'em all before you buy.

Dec 12, 2014
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Reservations for lunch at Milos?

You can walk in, any day and any time.

Dec 10, 2014
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Mission: Fried chicken, Christmas Eve

Central. Brooklyn Bowl. Culinary Dropout.

Dec 10, 2014
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Vegas for trade show

Gordon Ramsay Steak. Veranda. Scarpetta.

Dec 10, 2014
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Cheap Eats for Teen Foodies

Skip PF Chang's, as noted below, and do China Mama or Chang's Hong Kong Cuisine. Ichiza is also good, and affordable.

Fat Choy is excellent.

Consider Vila Algarve.

Secret Pizza is not as good as Pin Up at pH.

Bonjour Bakery, DuPar's, Griddle Café, Bagel Café, SkinnyFats.

Art of Flavors.

Dec 10, 2014
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Have Le Cirque down, would appreciate other suggestions including bakeries

This is good advice...and then order the foie gras. ;)

Dec 09, 2014
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Have Le Cirque down, would appreciate other suggestions including bakeries

A) Sweets Raku Prix Fixe is a deal, and well worth the time spent. Don't skimp and just do the single dessert, imo.

B) I've covered the vast majority of the city's bakeries - what specifically are you looking for?

C) High end desserts - L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, or former pastry chef Kamel Guechida's work at Spago. Emeril's Banana Cream Pie, or bread pudding, offered at any of his restaurants is also crowd pleasing. The sundaes at Serendipity and everything at Art of Flavors, or BLVD Creamery at Monte Carlo.

D) Souffle at Andres or Alize.

E) The "Birthday Cake" at Buddy V's.

F) Yonaka is great for fish, dessert, and...everything actually.

G) Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Very Vegas, and the Terrarium dessert is a stunner.

Dec 08, 2014
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Suggestions for restaurants on the strip

...the whole strip is walking distance from Bally's.

Dec 07, 2014
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Yusho help?

Yusho is quite good, but also pricy. Andres in Monte Carlo is also quite good.

Coming to the desert for seafood...um...okay. I guess it depends how much you want to spend and what sort of seafood you want.

Dec 07, 2014
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Dinner for 2 @ $125

Agree with westie...

Dec 04, 2014
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Executive Dinner - Mandalay Bay

The Ducasse signatures - Baba au Rhum, Cookpot, Gnocchi, Roasted Maine Lobster au Curry

Dec 03, 2014
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The Veranda, for dinner

Good news. Heading there in a couple weeks for dinner.

Dec 02, 2014
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Executive Dinner - Mandalay Bay

Agree with MiX.

Definitely not STRIPSteak or RxBroiler Room.

Dec 02, 2014
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Dinner for 2 @ $125

Lotus of Siam
Marche Bacchus
Chada Thai
David Clawson Restaurant
...that's a start.

Dec 02, 2014
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Gordon Ramsay Steak

...or Fish and Chips.
...or, actually, his true signatures served at Hospital Road that are not at all 'British Pub Food," such as the famous Ravioli or Apple Tart.

Dec 02, 2014
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Gordon Ramsay Steak

Interesting approach...

Dec 01, 2014
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Table-turning at Twist

Ellen. :) I mean really, would I have gone there 4x otherwise?? ;)

Nov 30, 2014
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Trip Report: Four Fantastic Dinners!

Thank you for paying my state income taxes. ;) You and so many others.

Nov 30, 2014
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Trip Report: Four Fantastic Dinners!

So happy you had a good time Ellen, you deserve it. Sorry I couldn't make it to a meal - the timing just couldn't have been worse. Next time for sure!

Nov 30, 2014
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Trip Report: Four Fantastic Dinners!

That scallop dish...it is a stunner in all ways.

Nov 30, 2014
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Solo dining for a light eater?

I'll be the dissenting voice. Skip Viva Las Arepas, go to The Goodwich, or just skip both and eat more gelato at Art of Flavors.

Nov 30, 2014
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Table-turning at Twist

This has been my experience all 4x I've been there. Going back on January 3rd as Pierre will be in town. With the upcoming Chef change it will be interesting to see where Twist goes next.

Nov 30, 2014
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Trip Report: Kabuto, Bazaar Meats, Wicked Spoon

I like Secret better than Five50, but find both PinUp (pH) and Pop-Up (Plaza Downtown) superior.

Nov 30, 2014
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Ultimo brunch

First time the Ultimo series has been done, so hard to know. "Event" meals like this are rarely worth the cost of entry, imo.

Nov 21, 2014
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Trip Report: Jaleo, Mon Ami Gabi, L'atlier de Joel Robuchon, Baccanal Buffet

Joel Robuchon is a superior experience to L'Atelier, imo...though I prefer both to Commis or Ko.

Bacchanal is quite nice.

Nov 21, 2014
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