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This subforum is for discussion and comparison of restaurants in and around Las Vegas. The new subforum was made in response to a regular member's request. It's also Pi Day. Coincidence? I think not!

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March 14th, 2019 at 8:59:28 AM permalink
I'll be in Las Vegas 4/8 - 4/11, and am getting tired of just doing buffets for a big meal. So where's the best: barbaque; seafood; ribeyes that the locals flock to?

One limitation - I'm downtown without a car. But of course nowadays there's always an Uber.

Any replies appreciated. Thanks.
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March 14th, 2019 at 9:03:20 AM permalink
For anyone staying downtown that wants to eat away from a casino, check out Chicago Joe's. It is a Vegas classic restaurant that used to be a house.

http://chicagojoesrestaurant.com/

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March 14th, 2019 at 9:03:54 AM permalink
Ribeye at Andiamos at The D is pretty good
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March 14th, 2019 at 9:05:01 AM permalink
If you haven't been to the steakhouse at the top of Binion's, I recommend that you check it out. Simple, old school vibe.

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March 14th, 2019 at 9:26:38 AM permalink
El Cortez used to have great dining options but the quality has declined and prices have risen. For quick casual dining I recommend Magnolias inside the Four Queens.
The brew pub at Four Queens makes an outstanding deep dish pizza but it takes forever.
I no longer dine at the Binions steakhouse, which used to be my favourite Vegas upscale dining.
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March 14th, 2019 at 9:29:50 AM permalink
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...I no longer dine at the Binions steakhouse, which used to be my favourite Vegas upscale dining.



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March 14th, 2019 at 11:17:23 AM permalink
Triple George Grill across from Downtown Grand and Hugo's Cellar in 4 Queens are 2 of my favorites. Both offer good values as well.
Dining Downtown has changed alot over the years. Binion's Steakhouse is absolutely horrid compared to its Glory days. Adiamo's is good on a comp.
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March 14th, 2019 at 12:28:01 PM permalink
I like the bbq place Ernís I think in the container park.
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March 14th, 2019 at 12:44:34 PM permalink
Nacho Daddy has made it into my rotation for the strip. Evel Pie for pizza downtown.
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March 14th, 2019 at 2:10:54 PM permalink
A few places come to mind:
Pizza Rock - Green Valley
Guy Fieri's Restaurant at the Linq - The motley que sandwich is awesome!
Bally's Sterling Brunch - Not cheap, but to me worth it for the all you can eat Seafood
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March 14th, 2019 at 3:12:20 PM permalink
Gordon Ramsay has that huge place right on the strip in front of Caesars called Hells Kitchen
I stopped, checked the menu and was very interested in eating there
The wait was too long, its a real real popular place
I walked into Caesars hungry and noticed Gordon Ramsay pub which was pretty empty
I sat down, looked at the menu and saw the same exact meal I was interested in at Hells Kitchen
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March 14th, 2019 at 4:06:17 PM permalink
Osaka sushi on sahara is good. One of the only places I'd pay money for
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March 14th, 2019 at 5:52:05 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Gordon Ramsay has that huge place right on the strip in front of Caesars called Hells Kitchen
I stopped, checked the menu and was very interested in eating there
The wait was too long, its a real real popular place
I walked into Caesars hungry and noticed Gordon Ramsay pub which was pretty empty
I sat down, looked at the menu and saw the same exact meal I was interested in at Hells Kitchen



I ate at the pub and was not impressed.

I tried Eat for (carson street, downtown) brunch on saturday. Sat at the counters and had some beautiful pancakes with strawberries. It was excellent. People there were raving about everything else I. The menu. Portions are huge, service is quick and prices are decent.
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March 14th, 2019 at 5:56:41 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Gordon Ramsay has that huge place right on the strip in front of Caesars called Hells Kitchen
I stopped, checked the menu and was very interested in eating there
The wait was too long, its a real real popular place
I walked into Caesars hungry and noticed Gordon Ramsay pub which was pretty empty
I sat down, looked at the menu and saw the same exact meal I was interested in at Hells Kitchen



I ate there 2 times which is saying something since I am such a cheapo. First time was almost free with the diamond dinner but the second time we paid. Sticky toffee pudding is about the best I have had. When we were in AC we ate the pub and each ordered one for dessert. I could not finish it all by myself because it is so sweet. It is perfect to share for me.
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March 14th, 2019 at 6:17:39 PM permalink
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I ate at the pub and was not impressed.

I tried Eat for (carson street, downtown) brunch on saturday. Sat at the counters and had some beautiful pancakes with strawberries. It was excellent. People there were raving about everything else I. The menu. Portions are huge, service is quick and prices are decent.



Sometimes its what you order
At Hells Kitchen I saw on the menu "braised short rib, creamy polenta, baby vegetables, beef jus "
I walk into the pub and see the exact same item "braised short rib, creamy polenta, baby vegetables, beef jus "
It was great

Downtown, I was pretty impressed by the Triple George, eaten there twice
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March 14th, 2019 at 6:32:14 PM permalink
It is only a value for a few, but the Heart Attack Grill on Fremont provides a free burger daily for everyone weighing over 350 on their scale. While you still have to pay for a drink and optional fries, itís still a deal.
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March 14th, 2019 at 6:38:03 PM permalink
Is there a way to cheat at Heart Attack Grill?
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March 14th, 2019 at 6:43:05 PM permalink
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Is there a way to cheat at Heart Attack Grill?



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March 29th, 2019 at 7:16:19 PM permalink
Guide article to best food downtown at all hours:

https://vegas.eater.com/platform/amp/2019/3/29/18287103/one-day-24-hours-dining-eating-downtown-las-vegas-best-restaurants
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March 29th, 2019 at 7:21:15 PM permalink
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Guide article to best food downtown at all hours:

https://vegas.eater.com/platform/amp/2019/3/29/18287103/one-day-24-hours-dining-eating-downtown-las-vegas-best-restaurants



The Happy Hour at Oscar's is tasty and a good value.
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March 29th, 2019 at 8:30:42 PM permalink
If you eat outside near the sidewalk at Park on Fremont the homeless will beg for scraps while you eat. Kind of messed up and sad at the same time. Make sure you eat in the courtyard or inside.
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March 29th, 2019 at 8:41:03 PM permalink
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I'll be in Las Vegas 4/8 - 4/11, and am getting tired of just doing buffets for a big meal. So where's the best: barbaque; seafood; ribeyes that the locals flock to?

One limitation - I'm downtown without a car. But of course nowadays there's always an Uber.

Any replies appreciated. Thanks.



RIBEYES:

On the Strip I like the 20 oz. bone in ribeye at Delmonico (at the Venetian). It used to be even better, 45 day wet and dry aged (currently only dry aged), but medium rare it is one of the best steaks in town. Get the seafood tower and one bone in ribeye with creamed spinach it will stuff two and be almost enough for three.

Off the strip a place the locals like is Echo & Rig (in Tivoli Village) - it's also a butcher shop and you pick your own cut of meat.

SEAFOOD:

For seafood, expensive as hell, but at the Cosmopolitan, Milos lets you pick your own seafood, something like yellow snapper (Lithrini) ends up costing about a hundred dollars a pound once filleted, but is quite an experience. Be sure to get a Greek salad with vine ripened tomatoes.

None of these is downtown, but all are worth the drive.

BBQ? Not sure I'd go to Vegas to eat barbecue. We once went to this place in Vegas called M & M Soul Food, and as inviting as the name was, the food wasn't particularly good.

If the Tony Roma's that Robert DeNiro was blown up in front of in Casino were still open, maybe I'd go there...I actually did go there before it closed.
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March 29th, 2019 at 9:27:50 PM permalink
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I ate there 2 times which is saying something since I am such a cheapo. First time was almost free with the diamond dinner but the second time we paid. Sticky toffee pudding is about the best I have had. When we were in AC we ate the pub and each ordered one for dessert. I could not finish it all by myself because it is so sweet. It is perfect to share for me.

Not sure how long you will be in town for, however, if you have time, this is on me and the wife's to do list. She likes that show and Ramsey. Perhaps we can pencil it in?
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March 29th, 2019 at 9:31:33 PM permalink
I'd be in for that too.
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March 29th, 2019 at 9:40:09 PM permalink
If you don't mind prices. Delmonico's is probably the best steakhouse I have ever been to.

I also liked Picasso's a lot.

Texas de Brazil is really good and its fun going with a group.

Mesa Grill at Caesars is very good. They serve some tasty Rabbit and the desserts are excellent.


Grand Lux cafe at The Venetian has really good food for a fair price, lots of nice variety on the menu along with a nice atmosphere, it's great for almost any occasion.
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I'd be in for that too.

Oh, NVM then.

Just kidding, that would be great.
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:38:55 PM permalink
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If you don't mind prices. Delmonico's is probably the best steakhouse I have ever been to.

I also liked Picasso's a lot.

Texas de Brazil is really good and its fun going with a group.

Mesa Grill at Caesars is very good. They serve some tasty Rabbit and the desserts are excellent.


Grand Lux cafe at The Venetian has really good food for a fair price, lots of nice variety on the menu along with a nice atmosphere, it's great for almost any occasion.


I live at Grand Lux during WSOP time, good salads.

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March 30th, 2019 at 4:29:18 AM permalink
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Portions are huge, service is quick and prices are decent.

My kind of place, particularly if it is nearby, has no lines, etc. Now if a casino is comping I can make some mental adjustments; if not, then i'm abit stricter in standards. if an acquaintance is going to show up, that changes the equation. if a female acquaintance is going to show up, that definitely changes the equation. if my mood changes, so does the food quality.
walking away from a casino comp to pay for a meal takes a reason, for many it takes a good reason, for some it doesn't take much of a reason at all.
I sure do enjoy the exotic coffees and unusual but non-comped stuff even if its in a casino and only a few feet from the free stuff but its rarely the exotic names for the coffees or unusual menu items, it is usually, the companion or the "change" that is enjoyed.
its like a Room Service decision: Sometimes you just want to go out and find something else because even in Vegas, not all time and actions are gambling related. For those who live there or go there frequently, the casino's tether is shorter than for someone else. Uber, time, distance have differing values.
its like that casino that used to offer an intimacy kit which included faux bondage tape and unusually shaped and flavored items. People often chose that option but not if it was going to be a major change in geography or limo rides'
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March 30th, 2019 at 5:52:20 AM permalink
There is a Greek place next to the heart attack grill that has excellent gyros. Can't remember the name.
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April 25th, 2019 at 9:40:49 AM permalink
I'm looking for a simple Sunday, breakfast buffet in Las Vegas that doesn't jack up the price by $10 by giving cheap cook's champagne. Does anybody know of any regular Sunday breakfast buffets in Vegas?
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April 25th, 2019 at 10:36:13 AM permalink
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April 25th, 2019 at 11:41:20 AM permalink
It's a little out of the way, but there's an awesome Hawaiian style breakfast/lunch place called Cinnamon's just off the Buffalo Drive exit on the way to Summerlin. I don't know if they do anything special on Sunday's, but the food is all very good, reasonably priced, and generously portioned. They have a guava chiffon pancake that's oddly colored, but really tasty.
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April 26th, 2019 at 2:10:32 PM permalink
Without a doubt it's Eiffel Tower Restaurant at (where else) The Paris.

I can't eat at a buffet, in Vegas or anywhere else. I can't help but wonder who sneezed into the food or had thier grubby paws hand picking things before I got there. Also, think Chevy Chase in Vegas Vacation.
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April 26th, 2019 at 2:31:35 PM permalink
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Gordon Ramsay has that huge place right on the strip in front of Caesars called Hells Kitchen
I stopped, checked the menu and was very interested in eating there
The wait was too long, its a real real popular place
I walked into Caesars hungry and noticed Gordon Ramsay pub which was pretty empty
I sat down, looked at the menu and saw the same exact meal I was interested in at Hells Kitchen



This is a common tactic in Disney World, too.

There'll be a fancy, popular restaurant that you need a reservation for months in advance, but right next door there'll be a lounge or a cafe where you can just walk in and order off of almost the exact same menu.
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April 26th, 2019 at 7:09:57 PM permalink
It's so weird to me that people come all the way to Vegas and seemingly make a deliberate effort to avoid eating all of the awesome food, by doing stuff like just eating at buffets. Anyway...

I've come to the conclusion that the Oyster Bar at Palace is the top dining destination for most visitors. It's very good, it's not expensive.

But the main thing is that the pan roast is a true Vegas dish. It was created here. You probably won't find it anywhere else. It might become one of your favorite dishes of all time.


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Guy Fieri's Restaurant at the Linq - The motley que sandwich is awesome!





Probably the worst restaurant on the strip. The food doesn't taste freshly made. It's like eating at Chilis. Going here with 100 outstanding places crammed into such a small area is a horrific mistake and a crime.

If you want heavy/greasy walk 1000 feet over to Yardbird. Southern food. Really good. Tastes like fresh ingredients, rather than something that was made a week ago and microwaved.
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But the main thing is that the pan roast is a true Vegas dish. It was created here. You probably won't find it anywhere else. It might become one of your favorite dishes of all time.



If you get up to Reno, try the pan roast at Silver Legacy. That is one of my favorite foods anywhere.
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April 27th, 2019 at 10:00:26 PM permalink
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If you get up to Reno, try the pan roast at Silver Legacy. That is one of my favorite foods anywhere.

What the hell is pan roast?
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April 29th, 2019 at 12:05:49 AM permalink
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What the hell is pan roast?



How the hell you been in Vegas so long and not been to the oyster bar?


It is kind of like gumbo. But the base is a Brandy and cream sauce, with various pieces of seafood, served over rice.
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April 29th, 2019 at 12:24:28 AM permalink
Oysters in the middle of the desert just seems really wrong. Maybe it's just me.
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April 29th, 2019 at 12:25:50 AM permalink
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How the hell you been in Vegas so long and not been to the oyster bar?


It is kind of like gumbo. But the base is a Brandy and cream sauce, with various pieces of seafood, served over rice.

It's seafood, no wonder I never heard of it. Other than shrimp/prawns I dislike most fish or seafood. Lobster is the worst. Occasionally I will eat a crap cake and have some fish and chips, but very rarely.

Beets are the worst of any "normal" food ever, it's natural ipecac to me. I dislike most all lettuces unless its iceberg. I avoid liver.
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April 29th, 2019 at 1:22:35 AM permalink
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Occasionally I will eat a crap cake

No wonder you don't like seafood.
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July 6th, 2020 at 11:21:12 AM permalink
I have been there a few years ago, a great place
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July 6th, 2020 at 11:22:55 AM permalink
Seems legit.
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July 6th, 2020 at 1:59:18 PM permalink
Here's a secret

if you are solo or maybe have one other person with you. If you can find a seat in the bar, you can eat there. No reservations required. Also works for the buffets assuming they have a bar or counter. 99.9% of the people waiting at the buffet, whether they have paid or not, want to be seated at a table.

This was pre-covid days, might not be able to do this right now

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