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Trip Report (long): Lotus of Siam, Sweets Raku, Blossom, Border Grill, Bouchon Bistro, Noodles

"V= It can take longer to get from Caesars to Mandalay Bay as it does to go from Henderson to Summerlin sometimes." Oh please, No, it does not. I have lived here for ten years.

Mar 29, 2014
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Please help with an unusual request.

Many people that I know, and whose opinions I trust, have given the Bronze Cafe high marks. http://www.thecenterlv.com/

Sep 30, 2013
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Hugo's Cellar?

The food is mediocre regardless of who you are with.

May 29, 2013
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Prime @ Bellagio - Too Dark for Visually Impaired?

Plenty of light if you are sitting by a window.

Apr 22, 2013
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Sunday brunch, not buffet

I heartily recommend "eat", downtown.

http://eatdowntownlv.com/

Apr 05, 2013
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"Best of Las Vegas" - REALLY?!?!

Olive Garden has been the "Readers' Pick" for best Las Vegas Italian for several years running. All you need to do is read any of the comments to any R-J article (I hesitate to call the Review-Journal "fishwrap", because that would be cruel to fish) to see the mindset of the people who vote in this particular poll.

Mar 27, 2013
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4 DAYS, NO CORPORATE CASINOS, HOTELS OR "CELEBRITY CHEFS"

Feb 19, 2013
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Le Carre' - NEW & FABULOUS [St. Barts]

Instead of asking myself how many meals I can eat here, I will ask YOU - where is this?

Nov 24, 2012
Friend of Bill in Latin America & Caribbean

Steaks: is Prime the way to go?

I've eaten there several times; about two months after it opened and most recently about a month ago, and it is uniformly excellent.

Aug 03, 2012
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Around the world in 5 days, Las vegas culinary trip

Josephni - re your question about Country Club. Yes it is.

May 22, 2012
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Diners, Drive-ins, Dives, and Disgusting

I'm too lazy to read some of the earlier posts here, so I'm not sure if this has been addressed, but....my only complaint about this show is his (to me) annoying habit of being in the kitchen asking the chef how a particular dish is cooked and then interrupting him/her with his guesses as to ingredients/cooking time/ cooking temperature.

Apr 28, 2012
Friend of Bill in Food Media & News

Food Network Does It Again

Well, the prep time for Paula Deen's english peas recipe is five minutes. Four minutes to find a can opener, and one minute to eat a few biscuits, y'all.

Apr 28, 2012
Friend of Bill in Food Media & News

Anyone have any comments on BJ's Brewhouse and Restaurant

There is also a Yard House at the Red Rock Casino. Gordon Biersch does have pretty good garlic fries.

Apr 11, 2012
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Ocha

One of my favorite places. It has had its share of Health Department issues, but be that as it may...

Oct 22, 2011
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Cheap eats for foodies?

Oh please - PF Chang's is simply horrible.

Oct 17, 2011
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Restaurant Week Report - Japonais

I am at the Mirage often, and I have never seen anyone actually eating there! Thanks for the review!

Sep 16, 2011
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Buffet for those with simple tastes

Palace Station. Suncoast.

Sep 16, 2011
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Best gin martini in Las Vegas

Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio.

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Petrossian
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Sep 12, 2011
Friend of Bill in Las Vegas

summerlin

Summerlin is pretty vast - what part? Grimaldi's (in Boca Park) has good NY-style pizza, on a par with Broadway Pizza on Rancho. There is a terrific taco/burrito/menudo place (Tacos el something, I can't remember the name) in the Albertson's shopping center on Cheyenne and Rampart/Durango (it's next to Steiner's). I second the Vintner Grill and Marche Bacchus recommendations as well. And, if you are in the mood for a good steak but don't feel like going to one of the gazillion Strip steakhouses, the ones at Red Rock Casino (TBones) and Suncoast (SC Prime) are quite good.

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Vintner Grill
10100 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135

Marche Bacchus
2620 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Red Rock Bar
1729 E Charleston Blvd Ste A, Las Vegas, NV 89104

Aug 23, 2011
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Grand Cayman -- August 8-15, 2011

I have been to Calypso Grill many times for dinner, and loved it!

Aug 20, 2011
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An Italian dinner for one.

Car? Bootlegger's Bistro. No? That's a tough one. Maybe Rao's, for ridiculously over-priced, but yet competently-prepared, standard cliche dishes.

Aug 11, 2011
Friend of Bill in Las Vegas

Looking for something old school downtown

Golden Steer has been on a "downhill alert" for quite some time. Go to Triple George, decent ambience.

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Golden Steer
308 West Sahra, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Aug 11, 2011
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Family dinner in Las Vegas - help!

And you are across the street from the Venetian/Palazzo complex, with its gazillion restaurants.

Jul 12, 2011
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Bortolotta or another place for a splurge

If you haven't been there, I would suggest Picasso at Bellagio. I say "if you haven't been there" because its tasting menu changes only slightly, but is really quite good nonetheless.

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Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Jul 12, 2011
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Which Whole Foods is better?

No contest - the one in Summerlin.

Jul 12, 2011
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Best Steak Place?

One thing we have here in abundance is great steak places. My go-to continues to be Prime at the Bellagio, but your mileage may vary.

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Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV

Jun 26, 2011
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Best gourmet burger

Holsteins at the Cosmopolitan; closely followed by Bradley Ogden's.

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Bradley Ogden
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jun 26, 2011
Friend of Bill in Las Vegas

Heads up on a "No Name" Pizza place at the Cosmopolitan Hotel

Great place, been there several times. Plus they have (1) PBR on tap; and (2) an early-90's vintage Galaga video game machine!

May 05, 2011
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Bagel Cafe Las Vegas

There are two places that I go for bagels here (and I can't tell you the exact name of either!) - one is located in the Smith's shopping center on the NW corner of Rampart and Lake Mead; the other in the Smith's shopping center (purely a coincidence) on Rancho between Charleston and Alta (it's a very tiny shop, between Starbucks and Broadway Pizza).

May 05, 2011
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Cheap Eats ON the strip

At the Cosmopolitan, D.O.C.G. is the "little sibling" of Scarpetta; good dishes to share. And, of course, the "hidden pizza place" there as well. PBR on tap, and very good pizza.

Apr 04, 2011
Friend of Bill in Las Vegas