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Binions Steakhouse or The Flame?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by blondeladyluck, Mar 15, 2013.

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  1. blondeladyluck

    blondeladyluck Tourist

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    Which do you prefer and why?
    I have been to Binions but never The Flame. Tried to go last year and there was an hour and a half wait so I guess I should have made a reservation lol
     
  2. robert m.

    robert m. High-Roller

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    I have been to both.

    I keep returning to Binion's because I like the ambiance. Always go early and spend time looking out the windows. Quiet. A bit formal without being stuffy.

    Have had ribeye & prime rib at Binion's, and both are good.

    Flame may be a bit more economical. It is nice, and the prime ribs I had we're good. But, for some reason, I just did not the same relaxed feeling that I got at Binion's .

    Both places require reservations.
     
  3. Hogman

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    I have never been to the Flame, but we have been to Binions and the steaks have been very good. I have also had the chicken fried lobster and it was very good also.:thumbsup:
     
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    Chicken-fried lobster? Man that's sounds good!!!

    Their website says it's their "signature" dish... I'm so eating there next Wednesday!
     
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  5. blondeladyluck

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    I have been quite curious about the chicken fried lobster! Details, please!

    Last time I was there i had the veal chop and it was spectacular
     
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    One tradition I have is to go to Binion's Steakhouse - I just love the old Vegas vibe. I have never been to Flame though.
     
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    I enjoyed The Flame, but just got back from my recent trip and went to Binion's again for the first time in 10 years. I would take it for the view alone. The best time to go is at twilight when the entire valley lights up. I got in on Monday night without a reservation but, I would make one just to be safe.
     
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    I believe that they take a whole lobster tail(pretty good size) flatten it out then it is breaded (not heavy) and fried. I have had it twice, I enjoyed it more the first time, but it was good both times.
     
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    Havent had them in Vegas but have had them here in Ct land and they are DANDY!
     
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    I googled "chicken fried lobster at binons" for pics and it looks kinda scary:


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  11. yoyoseven

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    I aint skeered.
     
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    Ive got reservations for Binions on Easter, cant wait to try it out! Ive said we are gonna eat there everytime for the last 3 trips, and something always comes up. Hopefully it works out this time!
     
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    ghosts of gangsters past

    binions steakhouse has a feel unlike the newer places. This was Benny's own place and he invited many underworld and many hollywood types to enjoy the view and the best steaks of the era.

    without a doubt....Binions over any other steakhouse DT.
     
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    I wanted a steak monday and the flame was shut so off it binions it was....

    at 7.30 there was a 90 minutes wait for a table!!!

    ended up at the redwood grill for a bone in ribeye - very good and much cheaper than binions. I'd go back!

    I do like the flame though...
     
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    So, you've never tried it? It's well worth the trip to LV alone. Have you ever had a really perfectly well made veal schnitzel? Imagine that same dish with lobster. That is what it is, and it is simply elegant and delicious.
     
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    I used to go to Roberta's before they made it the Flame. Roberta's was very comfortable. I tried the Flame and found the food good but I found it "stuffy" rather than comfortable and I really dont like a la carte restaurants. I have not tried Binions or the redwood.

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    Never been to Binion's, but been to the Flame twice and have enjoyed the food both times. Ambiance is lacking, for sure, but the service we have had both times was very friendly and efficient, so I would recommend it.
     
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    Dress code at Binions? Or is casual attire acceptable.
     
  19. robert m.

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    Dress code at Binion's :

    It seems like I remember one of their ads in the casino saying something like "shirts with sleeves".

    Jacket not required.

    I always showed up with a dress shirt, Docker's pants & running shoes. No problem.

    Noticed other men with short sleeve nice shirts.

    Never saw anybody with shorts, t-shirts or ragged jeans. But, IMHO, those younger people who enjoy dressing as above, don't really know (or care) about Binion's Steakhouse. They are more likely to spend
    $100 for a gluten-free vegan sushi dinner, accompanied with a 0 calorie $8 bottle of vitamin infused water.

    To each his own!
     
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    None of that for me, but when I eat out downtown at the Redwood, Flame, Second St etc I have no misgivings about wearing a collared short sleeve shirt and shorts. I've never worn a T, but I think when the temps are in the 80s, shorts are acceptable. IMO, Ts are not, but people wear them.
     
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