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Choosing a restaurant in Vegas - 2011 edition.

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by acecow, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. SD1

    SD1 Senior member

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    Or go old school at Casa Di Amore
     
  2. JohnGalt

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    L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
     
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    ^ That's a great restaurant as well.
     
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    And expensive.
     
  5. acecow

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    I looked at that one, except that it's almost $300 per person. It's not a special occasion for us and I have a firm belief that restaurants of that caliber must not be diluted by everyday dining. They should be saved for those special days and remembered because of that.
     
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    I thought it was pretty bad.
     
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    this is my question too, except I have friends from high school or such that I know aren't going to Vegas to really eat high-end food, or gamble much money - so what are those people doing? They seem to go at least annually if not more often. I've never been to Vegas and I don't really know if I ever will.
     
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    It's mainly about the clubs, I think. And the tits.
     
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    oh ok, then I completely understand them.
     
  10. impolyt_one

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    That was barring the Filipino guys I know who seem to go to Vegas every 3 weeks to see Manny fight and then post it on facebook.
     
  11. acecow

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    If you're not into gambling or clubbing then it's makes a lot more sense to go to New York for dining options. Vegas is really the epitome of American excessive bad taste. There are rare gems like a few of the Cirque du Soleil shows, but apart from that I don't like the sin city at all.
     
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    There's some good (though expensive) golf to be had as well.
     
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    L'Atelier is not $300pp - Robuchon is.


    I've been several times and have had consistently great experiences. What happened?
     
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    It's been a few years, but I like Le Cirque and found Picasso lacking. Haven't been to Bouchon.
     
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    $300 per for Robuchon? Do the big tasting, some good wine, plus plus...$750.
     
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    I just don't think the quality is very high. Next door is great, and some other Ateliers are good as well, though the crowd at the one in Paris-6 is a bunch of sausage fingered Arabs and Russians with very young dates, so that makes it hard to enjoy. But that is a different issue.
     
  17. acecow

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    I would fit right in.
     
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    Distribute sausage fingered and young dates to both Arabs and Russians. I hope you do not yet have sausage fingers.
     
  19. Mark from Plano

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    +1 on the sweet breads at Robuchon.

    Picasso is pretty great too. The steak of fois gras is fantastic. Prices are obviously high (unless you're a 1%er), but really I thought for what it was they were pretty reasonable. You could pretty realistically get out of there for $150ish or so with wine I'd think. Heck, IIRC their most expensive tasting menu is $100-$125 or so.
     
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  20. acecow

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    No sausage fingers, I promise.
     
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