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Alex in Las Vegas

msfinkster and I dined at Alex. One of the best meals I've had in a long time at Las Vegas or any other place. Msfinkster had the foie gras followed by the rabbit. I had the sweetbreads followed by the turbot. Everything was fantastic, and the service and the setting were superb as well. Alex is not cheap although I think it is good value for money. All in all my second favorite restaurant in Las Vegas, only to Joel Robuchon at the Mansion. To Larry: You are fortunate to have a good meal at Guy Savoy. The night we dined there, the food was definitely second rate. The only superb dish was the artichoke and black truffle soup. Everything else was merely so-so, and, at those prices, everything should have been memorable, not overcooked, dried out and tasteless. Add to that the stark, ultramodern setting, and you end up with a very disappointing meal. Fortunately, Alex and The Mansion do not disappoint.

Jul 31, 2008
finkster in Southwest

Seafood and Steak in Las Vegas

We ate at the Delmonico in the Venetian. Our steaks were very poor, much worse than we cook at home. Service and atmosphere were pleasant enough. Prime was good but not exceptional, especially for the money. Be aware that that a lot of steakhouses, including Mortons and Ruth's Chris are "wet aging" their steaks. Personally, I think "wet aging" is awful and ruins the meat. Just my opinion, of course.

Jul 31, 2008
finkster in Southwest