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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:18 pm

Hey guys

I'm heading off to Vegas for 10 days at the end of April and my parents are actually going to be there around the same time. I'm getting towards the stage in my life where I feel like I wanna give something back, so I was thinking about treating the folks to a good meal, but wanted to try and get some feedback of the best places to go for food.

Price isn't really an issue..... I've heard good things about Craftsteak at the MGM Grand, but was just wondering if anyone had ever had a great meal in a restaurant in Vegas (preferably on the strip) that they would recommend?

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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:35 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:Hey guys

I'm heading off to Vegas for 10 days at the end of April and my parents are actually going to be there around the same time. I'm getting towards the stage in my life where I feel like I wanna give something back, so I was thinking about treating the folks to a good meal, but wanted to try and get some feedback of the best places to go for food.

Price isn't really an issue..... I've heard good things about Craftsteak at the MGM Grand, but was just wondering if anyone had ever had a great meal in a restaurant in Vegas (preferably on the strip) that they would recommend?

Thanks


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http://www.allvegaspoker.com/forum/view ... f=7&t=2815
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:02 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
dazindiansfanuk wrote:Hey guys

I'm heading off to Vegas for 10 days at the end of April and my parents are actually going to be there around the same time. I'm getting towards the stage in my life where I feel like I wanna give something back, so I was thinking about treating the folks to a good meal, but wanted to try and get some feedback of the best places to go for food.

Price isn't really an issue..... I've heard good things about Craftsteak at the MGM Grand, but was just wondering if anyone had ever had a great meal in a restaurant in Vegas (preferably on the strip) that they would recommend?

Thanks


Some help and opinions:

http://www.allvegaspoker.com/forum/view ... f=7&t=5986

http://www.allvegaspoker.com/forum/view ... f=7&t=2815


Thanks Peeks
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby Lubber » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:39 am

Any of Emeril's restaurants are good eats out there
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:25 am

Been to a lot of the steakhouses on the strip...some memorable ones:

Harrahs- The Range (overlooks the strip...one of our faves)

Mirage- Kokomo's (the king crab legs are the biggest I've ever seen...mini baseball bats)

New York New York- Gallagher's (40 day aged bone-in ribeyes)

Smith & Wollensky (on the strip across from Monte Carlo)- never a bad meal

The Venetian- Delmonico (this is one of Emeril's joints)

Caesar's- BOA (incredible experience but pretty pricey)

Mandalay Bay- Charlie Palmer's

Off the strip:

Hard Rock- AJ's Steakhouse

The Palms- N9NE Steakhouse (rare not to see a celebrity in here...one of the best)

The Palms- Nove (this is their Italian Steakhouse and it sits 50 stories up and overlooks the strip...it also gets you into the Playboy Club for free one story above...this place has turned into our favorite restaurant in Vegas and I highly recommend it...from pastas to veal chops to steaks/seafood it is top-notch and not too expensive...the cannoli's are to die for and you make your own at the table)

Remember the following:

1. Make reservations!!!
2. All entrees are ala carte...the veggies, starches, salads, etc are extra
3. The sides are huuuuuge....if you want brocolli on the side then just order one and it will be enough for 2 or 3 people
4. Highly recommend ordering an appetizer to split and save room for one dessert to split at the end...you only live once so enjoy!!!
5. Ask for tap water at the table or they'll fill up your glasses with Fiji or something and charge you around $10-15 a bottle unless you just can't stand tap water, then only order wine or a drink IMO
6. Don't try and eat before seeing a show...you never know how long the eating experience is going to take at these places and you don't want to feel rushed or stressed
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:40 am

Thanks for the help.... guess I'll have to have a look around at some of the menus before I make a decision.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:00 am

dazindiansfanuk wrote:Thanks for the help.... guess I'll have to have a look around at some of the menus before I make a decision.


Item wise, most of the steakhouses are pretty much the same on the menu...you'll get different specials of course...BTW, plan on spending between $30-40 on average for each entree and around $80 minimum per person with drinks and tip
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:48 pm

I'm heading there myself in May for the first time also.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby mikebrownz26 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:08 am

Dona Maria's, a Mexican place north of the strip, has the best Mexican food I've ever had in my life.

There was a Wolfgang Puck place in Caesar's whose name escapes me which was also fantastic.

There is a New York style Deli in the Mirage by the sportsbook which has become a scheduled stop every time I've been to Vegas.

Haven't been here, but my father claims this place gave him the best meal he's ever had.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby dem425 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:15 am

dazindiansfanuk:

Believe it or not, I am writing this after just getting home from LV. The plane landed at 11:10PM, Saturday night.

We had a tremendous meal at Binions SteakHouse downtown. I am not a "downtown" person, but this steakhouse reeks of Old Las Vegas. The ORIGINAL Rat Pack spent a lot of time here. The restaurant is located on the top floor of Binions with a spectacular skyline view of the city.

Food was very good. Choice of potato, vegetable and house salad is included in entree. Specialty salads are extra and of course, so are appetizers and condiments.

I had the 4-cheese onion soup (although it needed a quick splash of salt, it was very good and nuclear hot), wedge salad with blue cheese ($6.95) and the regular filet ($40 also a regular dinner salad was included but I opted for the Wedge). With the steak came roasted potatoes (the nights specialty), spaghetti squash and a bernaise type sauce for dipping. The filet was extremely good. Using the bernaise dipping sauce would have been sacreligious. Spaghetti squash was an excellent side dish.
My wife had the small filet ($32) and it, too was cooked to perfection.

For six people:
1- regular filet
2-small filet
1-regular prime rib
1-HUGE plate of scallops
1-Pork tenderloin

6-salads (three included w/meal, 3-for an additional charge)
3-Onion soups
1-Lobster bisque

3-alcohol drinks
No dessert, but a complimentary hunk of cheesecake for an anniversary couple in our group. Everybody shared.....
TOTAL with TIP (That they included with parties of 6 or more): $352.00

Not a superstar chef restaurant and I am sure that it is not the "best steak house" in Vegas, BUT it has ALL the charm of OLD, Mob-controlled Vegas which is something the city desparately needs to go back to.

In the past, I have eaten at Lawry's, Harrahs Steakhouse, Rosemarys, and Smith/Wollensky. They are all good places, but this is the SECOND time I have been to Binions..........

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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:11 pm

dem425 wrote:dazindiansfanuk:

Believe it or not, I am writing this after just getting home from LV. The plane landed at 11:10PM, Saturday night.

We had a tremendous meal at Binions SteakHouse downtown. I am not a "downtown" person, but this steakhouse reeks of Old Las Vegas. The ORIGINAL Rat Pack spent a lot of time here. The restaurant is located on the top floor of Binions with a spectacular skyline view of the city.

Food was very good. Choice of potato, vegetable and house salad is included in entree. Specialty salads are extra and of course, so are appetizers and condiments.

I had the 4-cheese onion soup (although it needed a quick splash of salt, it was very good and nuclear hot), wedge salad with blue cheese ($6.95) and the regular filet ($40 also a regular dinner salad was included but I opted for the Wedge). With the steak came roasted potatoes (the nights specialty), spaghetti squash and a bernaise type sauce for dipping. The filet was extremely good. Using the bernaise dipping sauce would have been sacreligious. Spaghetti squash was an excellent side dish.
My wife had the small filet ($32) and it, too was cooked to perfection.

For six people:
1- regular filet
2-small filet
1-regular prime rib
1-HUGE plate of scallops
1-Pork tenderloin

6-salads (three included w/meal, 3-for an additional charge)
3-Onion soups
1-Lobster bisque

3-alcohol drinks
No dessert, but a complimentary hunk of cheesecake for an anniversary couple in our group. Everybody shared.....
TOTAL with TIP (That they included with parties of 6 or more): $352.00

Not a superstar chef restaurant and I am sure that it is not the "best steak house" in Vegas, BUT it has ALL the charm of OLD, Mob-controlled Vegas which is something the city desparately needs to go back to.

In the past, I have eaten at Lawry's, Harrahs Steakhouse, Rosemarys, and Smith/Wollensky. They are all good places, but this is the SECOND time I have been to Binions..........

Uncle Dunes/Stardust/Hacienda/Flamingo Hilton..........



Excellent point. There may be nowhere else in the city with that kind of old school feel, view and food. It was great 10 years or so when we did it and it's good to hear it's still that way.

I should also mention that a few years back the only thing worth saving or seeing in the Circus-Circus was the steakhouse there. Great food then, not horribly pricey. But take Purell to use when you get into the steak house if you touched anything on the way into the restaurant.

The food was good enough to take the chance.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:49 pm

Thanks again for all the info guys...... I'm gonna be in Vegas for 10 days, so I'll probably hit a bunch of the restaurants that you guys have brought up.

With the meal I'm taking my parents to..... with them being extremely stubborn people (you've gotta love parents), I wouldn't be "allowed" to take them anywhere particularly expensive even if I wanted to (haha).... so, I've booked a table for 4 at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris Resort opposite the Bellagio. Hopefully, we'll be able to sit outside on the Saturday night in the patio area and be able to look on at the Bellagio fountains as we eat.

I figure that way I'm able to actually buy them a meal (as it's pretty reasonably priced) as well as visit a bunch of the other places you guys have recommended by myself (well, with my girlfriend).

I read some good reviews for Mon Ami Gabi in the Vegas forums that Peeks linked and, with it being a french restaurant, you can (hopefully) still get a good steak at the same time as having some more classical dishes to choose from.

Have any of you guys ever eaten at Mon Ami Gabi?? If so, what did you think?
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:56 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:Thanks again for all the info guys...... I'm gonna be in Vegas for 10 days, so I'll probably hit a bunch of the restaurants that you guys have brought up.

With the meal I'm taking my parents to..... with them being extremely stubborn people (you've gotta love parents), I wouldn't be "allowed" to take them anywhere particularly expensive even if I wanted to (haha).... so, I've booked a table for 4 at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris Resort opposite the Bellagio. Hopefully, we'll be able to sit outside on the Saturday night in the patio area and be able to look on at the Bellagio fountains as we eat.

I figure that way I'm able to actually buy them a meal (as it's pretty reasonably priced) as well as visit a bunch of the other places you guys have recommended by myself (well, with my girlfriend).

I read some good reviews for Mon Ami Gabi in the Vegas forums that Peeks linked and, with it being a french restaurant, you can (hopefully) still get a good steak at the same time as having some more classical dishes to choose from.

Have any of you guys ever eaten at Mon Ami Gabi?? If so, what did you think?


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http://las-vegas-hotels.tripadvisor.com ... evada.html
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:19 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
dazindiansfanuk wrote:Thanks again for all the info guys...... I'm gonna be in Vegas for 10 days, so I'll probably hit a bunch of the restaurants that you guys have brought up.

With the meal I'm taking my parents to..... with them being extremely stubborn people (you've gotta love parents), I wouldn't be "allowed" to take them anywhere particularly expensive even if I wanted to (haha).... so, I've booked a table for 4 at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris Resort opposite the Bellagio. Hopefully, we'll be able to sit outside on the Saturday night in the patio area and be able to look on at the Bellagio fountains as we eat.

I figure that way I'm able to actually buy them a meal (as it's pretty reasonably priced) as well as visit a bunch of the other places you guys have recommended by myself (well, with my girlfriend).

I read some good reviews for Mon Ami Gabi in the Vegas forums that Peeks linked and, with it being a french restaurant, you can (hopefully) still get a good steak at the same time as having some more classical dishes to choose from.

Have any of you guys ever eaten at Mon Ami Gabi?? If so, what did you think?


These aren't TCF responses (I'm certain there will be some) but may be helpful:

http://las-vegas-hotels.tripadvisor.com ... evada.html


Again, thanks Peeks!

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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:42 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:
Peeker643 wrote:
dazindiansfanuk wrote:Thanks again for all the info guys...... I'm gonna be in Vegas for 10 days, so I'll probably hit a bunch of the restaurants that you guys have brought up.

With the meal I'm taking my parents to..... with them being extremely stubborn people (you've gotta love parents), I wouldn't be "allowed" to take them anywhere particularly expensive even if I wanted to (haha).... so, I've booked a table for 4 at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris Resort opposite the Bellagio. Hopefully, we'll be able to sit outside on the Saturday night in the patio area and be able to look on at the Bellagio fountains as we eat.

I figure that way I'm able to actually buy them a meal (as it's pretty reasonably priced) as well as visit a bunch of the other places you guys have recommended by myself (well, with my girlfriend).

I read some good reviews for Mon Ami Gabi in the Vegas forums that Peeks linked and, with it being a french restaurant, you can (hopefully) still get a good steak at the same time as having some more classical dishes to choose from.

Have any of you guys ever eaten at Mon Ami Gabi?? If so, what did you think?


These aren't TCF responses (I'm certain there will be some) but may be helpful:

http://las-vegas-hotels.tripadvisor.com ... evada.html


Again, thanks Peeks!

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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:26 am

dazindiansfanuk wrote:I read some good reviews for Mon Ami Gabi in the Vegas forums that Peeks linked and, with it being a french restaurant, you can (hopefully) still get a good steak at the same time as having some more classical dishes to choose from.

Have any of you guys ever eaten at Mon Ami Gabi?? If so, what did you think?


It's pretty good...ate there once and the service was topnotch....there are better french restaurants in town, but MAG is nice, but noisy

Keep this in mind, the outdoor patio was first come-first served and the fountain show doesn't start until 8:00pm across the street so plan accordingly

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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby Hi Oktane » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:18 am

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill ftw..
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Unread postby diminishingskills » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:08 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:I read some good reviews for Mon Ami Gabi in the Vegas forums that Peeks linked and, with it being a french restaurant, you can (hopefully) still get a good steak at the same time as having some more classical dishes to choose from.

Have any of you guys ever eaten at Mon Ami Gabi?? If so, what did you think?


It's been five years since I've been to LV, but we ate at Mon Ami Gabi the first night we were there, and LOVED it. Found it to be very good food and very reasonably priced, especially for a place on the Strip with views of the Bellagio fountains.

Unless it has changed in the past few years (which of course is always very possible), I'd highly recommend it.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:50 pm

DiminishingSkills wrote:
dazindiansfanuk wrote:I read some good reviews for Mon Ami Gabi in the Vegas forums that Peeks linked and, with it being a french restaurant, you can (hopefully) still get a good steak at the same time as having some more classical dishes to choose from.

Have any of you guys ever eaten at Mon Ami Gabi?? If so, what did you think?


It's been five years since I've been to LV, but we ate at Mon Ami Gabi the first night we were there, and LOVED it. Found it to be very good food and very reasonably priced, especially for a place on the Strip with views of the Bellagio fountains.

Unless it has changed in the past few years (which of course is always very possible), I'd highly recommend it.


Thanks DS

I've booked the table for 7pm so I'm hoping, with the Bellagio fountain show starting at 8pm, that maybe I can get on the patio an hour before the show starts (hopefully it won't be too busy at this point) and still be on the patio in mid-flow (I expect that we'll be eating/drinking for about 2 hours).

If not, maybe we can even wait in the bar until a table is free on the patio area so that we can watch the fountain show as we eat.

I picked MAG mainly because my parents have been to Vegas twice before (it'll be the first time for me), but they have never eaten in the Paris Resort before (they have eaten in MGM, Bellagio, Ballys and I'm sure many more).

The food, whilst important, is almost secondary.... as long as the food is good, it's more of an overall memorable experience that I'm looking to give back to my parents.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby Stu » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:28 pm

since price is no issue. top of the world restaurant at the stratosphere.

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Unread postby Doc » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:18 pm

I liked Top of the World, if for nothing else than the atmosphere. Oh, and we were there for the 4th of July (actually it was the 3rd IIRC). They had a bunch of fireworks that night, and the exploded literally right outside the restaurant, which is like 1000 feet in the air. It was incredible.

I'll be in Vegas with the woman for the 1 year anniversary right around UK's time out there, from the 9th-13th of May. We'll be at the Paris, so I want to get to at least 1 of the Mon Ami Gabi or the Eiffel Tower restaurant. Is the food at the Eiffel Tower any good? Seems like it would be a nice anniversary dinner.

Honestly, outside the TotW, I don't think I've made it to many nicer places out in Vegas, despite being there 3 times. I plan on getting to a couple this year though.

Oh, and as an aside, any good show recommendations? I want to see the Beatles Cirque show, but I'm open to other interesting shows. Preferably something Cirque du Soleil or maybe a magic show?
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby Hi Oktane » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:36 pm

Doc wrote:I liked Top of the World, if for nothing else than the atmosphere.


The food is great also (Stratosphere is not in the safest part of the strip, however). Have been there twice, the first time a month after 9/11. A little weirded-out seeing the planes in the air...below me.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby davemanddd » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:45 am

http://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/

i can honestly say that when i first went to the "hofbrauhaus" i wasn't really expecting much. all my years of traveling up to frankenmuth, michigan and going to the bavarian inn, kind of jaded my opinion of authentic german food and beer. it's ok, but if i had my druthers, i'd rather eat at a chinese buffet.

that being said, the hofbrauhaus in las vegas completely changed my mind & gave me a whole new-found appreciation for the whole "german" experience.

located just a block away from the strip just across the street from the hard rock hotel casino, the hobrauhaus serves all kinds of german fare including weinerschnitzel (breaded veal), knodel (pasta dumplings), saurkraut, schweinebraten (roast pork), maultaschen (meat dumplings), reibekuchen (potato cakes), bratwurst and of course all your standard german chicken, sausage, breads and cheese. good stuff. i had the weinerschnitzel and the knodel and it was absolutely to die for. also, if you like pumpernickel bread, they have the best pumpernickel i have ever tasted. omg!!!

i'm not a beer drinker myself but everyone else in my party was and they all enjoyed the large authentic german mugs and steins that held 64 oz. of dark german draught beer. i don't think i've ever seen my friends more tipsy than after drinking these particular type of bavarian libations. they brew it much stronger than what you're probably used to around here. needless to say they all had a very good time.

of course, the atmosphere probably had a lot to do with that too as their beer hall is setup in a cafeteria-type setting which allows everybody (and boy do i mean everybody as we had 16 people in our group all sitting comfortably and there was still room to spare) to sit at these long tables sort of like picnic tables as the benches are attached to the table just like picnic tables are.

meanwhile, they have an authentic german "oomp-pah-pah" band playing all your standard german music (edelweiss, die lorelei, etc) with a few twists on some more contemporary american songs. believe me when i tell you that you haven't lived until you hear them play both "the chicken dance" as well as van halen's "jump" on an accordion. hee-hee!!! no but seriously though, people dance in the aisles between the tables and a few of my friends even danced on our table before the owner made us sit down or he was going to throw us out. i think he works for the n.f.l. - the "no fun league". hee-hee!!!

i'm not exactly sure what "hofbrauhaus" stands for but it might as well have stood for "half a bra" because that's exactly what all the pretty waitresses seemed to be wearing as their traditional german dresses left nothing to the imagination. i don't think i've seen that much cleavage since my bachelor party at the strip club. not one ugly girl in the house!!!

anyway, if you're looking for something a little different with good food and good fun, i would suggest the hofbrauhaus. enjoy.
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:07 am

davemanddd wrote:http://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com/

i can honestly say that when i first went to the "hofbrauhaus" i wasn't really expecting much. all my years of traveling up to frankenmuth, michigan and going to the bavarian inn, kind of jaded my opinion of authentic german food and beer. it's ok, but if i had my druthers, i'd rather eat at a chinese buffet.

that being said, the hofbrauhaus in las vegas completely changed my mind & gave me a whole new-found appreciation for the whole "german" experience.

located just a block away from the strip just across the street from the hard rock hotel casino, the hobrauhaus serves all kinds of german fare including weinerschnitzel (breaded veal), knodel (pasta dumplings), saurkraut, schweinebraten (roast pork), maultaschen (meat dumplings), reibekuchen (potato cakes), bratwurst and of course all your standard german chicken, sausage, breads and cheese. good stuff. i had the weinerschnitzel and the knodel and it was absolutely to die for. also, if you like pumpernickel bread, they have the best pumpernickel i have ever tasted. omg!!!

i'm not a beer drinker myself but everyone else in my party was and they all enjoyed the large authentic german mugs and steins that held 64 oz. of dark german draught beer. i don't think i've ever seen my friends more tipsy than after drinking these particular type of bavarian libations. they brew it much stronger than what you're probably used to around here. needless to say they all had a very good time.

of course, the atmosphere probably had a lot to do with that too as their beer hall is setup in a cafeteria-type setting which allows everybody (and boy do i mean everybody as we had 16 people in our group all sitting comfortably and there was still room to spare) to sit at these long tables sort of like picnic tables as the benches are attached to the table just like picnic tables are.

meanwhile, they have an authentic german "oomp-pah-pah" band playing all your standard german music (edelweiss, die lorelei, etc) with a few twists on some more contemporary american songs. believe me when i tell you that you haven't lived until you hear them play both "the chicken dance" as well as van halen's "jump" on an accordion. hee-hee!!! no but seriously though, people dance in the aisles between the tables and a few of my friends even danced on our table before the owner made us sit down or he was going to throw us out. i think he works for the n.f.l. - the "no fun league". hee-hee!!!

i'm not exactly sure what "hofbrauhaus" stands for but it might as well have stood for "half a bra" because that's exactly what all the pretty waitresses seemed to be wearing as their traditional german dresses left nothing to the imagination. i don't think i've seen that much cleavage since my bachelor party at the strip club. not one ugly girl in the house!!!

anyway, if you're looking for something a little different with good food and good fun, i would suggest the hofbrauhaus. enjoy.


Damn Dave, you should be a food critic with that review...written better than most that I read

Excellent choice for food off the strip...the weiner schnitzel is topnotch and yes, the waitresses are even better

Not sure if the famous Peppermill is still open on the strip or not? Haven't been up north in a few years, but a Vegas classic with some of the biggest portions under $10....sat next to Penn Jillette years ago, damn can that guy eat

Also, make sure you hit an In 'N Out burger joint....can't beat their value for a few bucks

BTW, Hofbrauhaus means Royal Court Brewery....miss the old one on East 55th :-( :sad: :(
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:46 pm

I've booked a table for two at Picasso for the girlfriend and I...... anyone eaten at Picasso in the Belagio before?
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dazindiansfanuk wrote:I've booked a table for two at Picasso for the girlfriend and I...... anyone eaten at Picasso in the Belagio before?


Don't even think I own any clothes where they would let me into Picasso? ;-) ;) :wink:

Enjoy, it's supposed to be one of the best in town
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sat May 09, 2009 2:52 pm

Well, I just got back from Vegas..... good times were had by all.

Mon Ami Gabi was a really nice restaurant, the location fantastic - superb decor, great views, an all round really nice experience.

The service was excellent and the food very good. The price wasn't too bad either...... 2 bottles of wine and 2 courses for 4 people came to an even $300 for 4 people.

Also went to Picasso at the Bellagio...... wow!

That place was just amazing! Really beautiful inside, even with the Picasso art on the walls (haha!). Plus, it's situated at fountain level, so your evening is enlightened by the show every 15 mins.

The food was quite simply outstanding!

Maybe no one's interested but I'll run through what we ate.

The Amuse Bouche was a Corn Soup served with a taster of smoked salmon, quails egg and caviar. For appetizers both my girlfriend and I had a warm quail sald served with roasted artichoke and toasted pine nuts.

Next up I had a seasonal vegetable rattatouille served with seared foie gras and the girlfriend had a seared fillet of black Bass served with a cauliflour puree.

Entrees were a roast veal chop, rosemary potatoes and a Pinot Noir sauce for me and Medalions of Fallow Deer with caramelised apples for the girlfriend.

Onto desert, and I had an amazingly refreshing blackcurrant tart served with strawberry cheesecake ice cream. The girlfriend typically went for something more decidant with a Warm Chocolate Fondant served with a peanut butter ice cream.

The typical petit fours were served with coffee and on leaving all the ladies were presented with a picasso gift box containing cinnamon cookies.

The service was excellent and a lot more relaxed than you'd find in a similar style restaurant here in the UK.

I loved it and would recommended it to anyone...... it's not cheap though..... the Prix fixe menu ($113 per person) gives you a choice of 3-5 different options for each course, add in wine, coffee and your typical 15%+ tip and it cost us $370 for two people.

I personally thought it was well worth it.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sat May 09, 2009 3:00 pm

I also have to add my recommedation for one of the steak houses Wabo talked about earlier.

Gallaghers in New York New York.

You can see the sirloins in the window air-drying..... all 4 of us went for the Sirloin and I have to say we made a massive mistake....... we ordered too much!!!!!

Steaks were huge ($42 each), but we ordered a side each when realistically 1 or 2 sides between the entire party of 4 would've been sufficient.

The steak itself though may have been the best piece of Sirloin I have ever eaten in my life.

I'd recommend it to anyone, but make sure you wear loose fitting pants!
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:49 pm

Thought I'd ressurect this thread because I'm heading back to Vegas in May.

I have to say I'm in a bit of a conundrum...... we loved the food so much last year that we want to re-visit the likes of Picasso, Gallaghers and Mon Ami Gabi but, at the same time, we also want to discover some places that we didn't have the pleasure of first time round.

We're seriously contemplating visiting Prime Steakhouse in the Bellagio..... granted, there are many good Steak restaurants in Vegas, but Prime seems to be a mix of great steaks combined with fine dining and that's something we want to experience.

I was wondering if anyone else had visited the so-called "fine dining steakhouses" such as Prime, Craftsteak and Cut in the Palazzo and what they thought of them.

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread postby dazindiansfanuk » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:04 pm

OK, no signs of a reply..... has anyone ever eaten at the "so-called" best steakhouses in vegas?

Carnevino, Cut, Delmonico and Prime specifically are on my list so I would appreciate any feedback!
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:44 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:OK, no signs of a reply..... has anyone ever eaten at the "so-called" best steakhouses in vegas?

Carnevino, Cut, Delmonico and Prime specifically are on my list so I would appreciate any feedback!


I would highly recommend Carnevino IF the steakhouse is your thing. I ate at Carnevino about a year ago - everything you would expect from a celebrity chef establishment in Vegas - nice atmosphere, great service, super food, and expensive as hell. I don't want to say "overpriced" because 95% of all new Vegas is overpriced by any reasonable standard. I liked it a lot but didn't love it, though no fault of the restaurant, but mainly because to me dry aged USDA prime beef is pretty much dry aged USDA prime beef wherever you eat it. (In general, I stay away from steakhouses on my own dime) Carnevino does have a nice Italisn twist to it, which is why we went there as opposed to CraftSteak. Probably different comming from the UK, but good steakhouses are not hard to find, especially where I live, so while Carnevino was certainly very good nothing made me sit up and go "wow! My buddy did say the triple lamb chop was "the best lamb I've eaten anywhere" and someone else loved the black fettucini app. I did have a couple of Chupacabra's at Diablo's Cantina before dinner, so my memory might be a bit hazy. :cheers:
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Re: Las Vegas restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:29 pm

dazindiansfanuk wrote:OK, no signs of a reply..... has anyone ever eaten at the "so-called" best steakhouses in vegas?

Carnevino, Cut, Delmonico and Prime specifically are on my list so I would appreciate any feedback!


Ate at Delmonico a couple of years ago...Very good as expected, but I can't really think of any one thing that put this place over many others that I've eaten at out there...

Quality, service, potions, price were all in line for a gourmet steakhouse...From what I remember, they closed earlier than most?

My wife's rack of lamb was excellent and like Matt said, my aged beef was on par with others...Actually, a friend of ours ordered the bbq salmon which was really good...nice dessert presentation
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