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Bistro @ The Venetian

wow, I'm surprised by this response. I ate lunch at DB last trip, and brunch at bouchon. both were excellent. service was good at both.

Dec 17, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Update on Italian Restaurants in Westchester

da Giorgio's is very good, but only go at an "off hour" -- when busy, the place is so loud it ruins the meal

Joel Robuchon reservation at 9:15p

I asked the sommelier for 3 glasses of wine matched with the first 3 courses. he did a fine job, and the cost was reasonable.

Nov 11, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Joel Robuchon reservation at 9:15p

i went in august for the first time. service was so slow it ruined the meal for me and my wife. a full 45 minutes between courses (we had the 4 course tasting).

Nov 10, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Joel Robuchon

i hope you're not in a hurry. had terrible meal at robuchon - food was excellent, but 3 hours for 4 courses??? insane, and ruined the meal.

Sep 08, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Updated review needed : A better overall experience right now, Joel Robuchon or Guy Savoy?

went to robuchon last month. meal was effectively ruined by ridiculously slow service. four courses should not take 3 hours.

Sep 02, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Dinner for foodie w/ non-foodie friends

uhockey, since I have great regard for your opinion, pls tell me why you say skip Julian Serrano. I am a huge fan of jaleo, but was considering Serrano as a lunch alternative.

Jul 10, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Fountains Brunch at Jasmine - plenty of photos, and my thoughts.

enjoyed reading your review (and that goes for all of your reviews). perhaps you can get to mozen bistro one sunday morning in june or july, and let us have your thoughts. I will be in LV in august, and have always wanted to have brunch at mozen.

May 28, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Chicago foodie to Vegas--steakhouse help?

uhockey, which steak do you recommend at carnevino? and does it cost $150 per person, or thereabouts?

Apr 22, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

2 brunches; 3 restaurants - Verandah, La Cave, Border Grill?

verandah and border grill both are excellent. haven't been to la cave

Apr 07, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Mexican - New Rochelle

little mexico café, especially on Saturday/sunday when they have pozole and menudo

Twist or Le Cirque???

the food and service are excellent, and its hard to beat dining out on the terrace, watching the fountains. and they make an excellent manhattan.

Jan 31, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

Twist or Le Cirque???

must respectfully disagree with ellnost and uhockey (and I am a big fan of both of them) this time: last summer I ate at Picasso and le cirque. both were great, and I would be happy to go to both every year just to see which one is better. if I had to pick one, I would toss a coin.

Jan 30, 2014
raider in Las Vegas

kabuto vs raku

agree with larry. went to both in august, both were great (our third time at raku, first at kabuto). in most big cities, there is at least one sushi restaurant as good as kabuto (and sometimes several). very few places like raku.

why not go to kabuto at 6pm, then see a show, then go for late nite bite to raku -- its open late.

Oct 09, 2013
raider in Las Vegas

How is Delmonico's in Las Vegas

went to delmonicos in august, mostly to try a whiskey flight. the whiskey was excellent. the food was meh -- not bad by any means, but not worth going back. i can sit in the bar next time and enjoy the whiskey flight, before heading over to carnevino or SW. also, didn't like the kid who claimed to be the sommelier -- nice enough, but clearly overmatched by a huge winelist.

Oct 08, 2013
raider in Las Vegas

Lower Westchester--Sesame Noodle Quest

the imperial wok cold noodles are good indeed. not the best, but for westchester, just fine.

Dinner in LV next Saturday

many thanks. what's the tab on guy savoy?

Jul 01, 2013
raider in Las Vegas

Dinner in LV next Saturday

ellenost, i know you are a big fan of le cirque, which i've never tried, but will finally try in august. i'm looking to have dinner at one other top tier restaurant. where would you go?

Jul 01, 2013
raider in Las Vegas

Looking for Fine-Dining Recs.

josephini, i was considering going to delmonico's in LV on my next trip -- partly for the scotch/bourbon collection, partially for the bone in ribeye -- what didn't you like about the place?

Jun 25, 2013
raider in Las Vegas

Hakkasan at the MGM - Any thoughts?

does anyone know how to access the menu online?

Jun 13, 2013
raider in Las Vegas

Sage?

that's interesting ellenost -- when i last went there, in 2012, they tried to sit my party of 5 in the bar for dinner even tho the main dining room was empty.

May 08, 2013
raider in Las Vegas

Italy Report - Rome, Florence, Piemonte, Venice back to Rome. (LONG) PART I

and if i was willing to go to 30-40 euros per person, would you have an altenative suggetion?

Dec 05, 2012
raider in Italy

Italy Report - Rome, Florence, Piemonte, Venice back to Rome. (LONG) PART I

this is great, thanks. walking distance from hotel?

Dec 05, 2012
raider in Italy

Italy Report - Rome, Florence, Piemonte, Venice back to Rome. (LONG) PART I

thanks for the great report. i ate at trilussa 28 years ago, when i was last in italy. i will be in rome end of december, with a group of 17. need a dinner rec near our hotel, the grand patino on via cavour. any thoughts?

Dec 05, 2012
raider in Italy

Spending 12 Days in Rome, Venice, Florence & Bologna for 25th Anniversary

understood. haven't focused on rome yet. made nye reservations in hotel -- ridiculously expensive, but convenient for a large group. many thanks for all the venice tips. in rome, stying on via cavour. if you have any suitable suggestions for a group that size, would welcome them. would prefer to keep the tab below 30-35 euros per person.

Dec 03, 2012
raider in Italy

Spending 12 Days in Rome, Venice, Florence & Bologna for 25th Anniversary

17 people. no particular preference as to what we eat. can't be too expensive, due to large crowd. good local food that's within walking distance from hotel is what i need. i understand i'll need to make reservations in advance.

Nov 30, 2012
raider in Italy

Spending 12 Days in Rome, Venice, Florence & Bologna for 25th Anniversary

with the big group. since i don't know venice at all, its hard for me to know what's "a short walk" from the hotel. interestingly, the hotel, which shall remain nameless, won't give me any recommendations. "come to our very expensive restaurant" is all they will say

Nov 30, 2012
raider in Italy

Spending 12 Days in Rome, Venice, Florence & Bologna for 25th Anniversary

one of the hotels on the other side, facing the station.

Nov 30, 2012
raider in Italy

Spending 12 Days in Rome, Venice, Florence & Bologna for 25th Anniversary

dinwiddie, is there no suitable restaurant in grand canal area? i'm staying with a large froup near the santa lucia train station, so traveling any great distance won't work.

Nov 30, 2012
raider in Italy

Westchester, near New Rochelle, excellent Chinese Take-out?

plus one for jade spoon