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Dining Solo, looking for eat at bar options

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by pokerbucketlist, Sep 10, 2012.

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  1. pokerbucketlist

    pokerbucketlist Low-Roller

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    Hi,

    As I will be at Vegas alone this trip, was wondering what you might reccommend for retaurants that have options to eat at the bar. More specifically, mid to South Strip. Not too worried about price, if its a cool or unique place. I like all kinds of food.

    Thanks

    J
     
  2. jrinct1

    jrinct1 VIP Whale

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    For mid strip for a couple of decent spots are the Peppermill and The Grand Lux at Venetian. Just about any place that has a bar should let ya dine there so your options will be plentiful.
     
  3. Nittany1

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    restaurants that I have eaten at the bar

    South Strip:
    Fiamma at MGM
    Emerils at MGM

    Mid Strip:
    Olives at Bellagio
    Sensi at Bellagio
    Jean George at Aria
    American Fish at Aria
    Sage at Aria
    Raos at Caesars
    Bobby Flay at Caesars
    Spago Forum Shops at Caesars
     
  4. JillyFromPhilly

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    L'atelier Joel Robuchon @ MGM has a counter you can eat at & watch the open kitchen from.
     
  5. johnvic

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    I've been to the following solo at the bar and had a good meal and was treated well

    Mon Ami Gabi, they were cool but the bar felt small
    Strip House, bartender was friendly and talkative to me, which I appreciated
    Carnevino, bartender was also friendly and gave me lots of wine to sample, I hope I tipped well because I got drunk.
    Rao's treated me nice. I read here that the head chef left, which was for the worse. But they were very nice both times I ate at the bar, including an order at closing time.
     
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    Honestly, Vegas is one of the best/easiest places to do solo dining in the country. It might be helpful if you gave more information about your food preferences.

    L'atelier Joel Robuchon is one of my favorite places to dine solo, but it's not for everyone. It's expensive and caters to foodies. Personally, I think L'atelier is very cool and unique.

    I've also found the American Fish happy hour @ Aria to be a great place to dine solo. The bar food and craft cocktails are excellent.
     
  7. danielao

    danielao Low-Roller

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    Holstein's at Cosmo!

    When I was there in February, most of us eating at the bar were solo travellers.
     
  8. JWBlue

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    Not mid to south Strip, but I will still mention the Society Cafe at Wynn/Encore.

    They have happy hour specials until 6:00 PM. The lollipop chicken wings ,meatballs, and mac and cheese bites are worth the trip.

    Good atmosphere and friendly bartender.

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  9. Smo

    Smo Mr. Las Vegas

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    Burger Brassiere inside the walkway Between Bally's and Paris. Belly up to the bar, full menu available, nice eye candy working there, and oh.....did I mention awesome burgers! :nworthy:
     
  10. Wyo351

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    The Pyramid cafe at the Luxor overlooks the casino so you can people watch. At Mandalay Bay try Burger Bar or Red Square for their great lunch specials.
     
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    I like to watch whatever games are on while I eat at the bar, so with in mind, here are my favs mid to south Strip:

    *Mizayu and Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay
    *T&T at Luxor
    *Dragon Noodle at Monte Carlo
     
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    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    I never mind eating alone at a table.

    I just talk to Clint Eastwood in the empty chair opposite.
     
  13. sammowhammo

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    I'd second Holsteins, I watched some of the CWS while enjoying some sliders and a delicious milkshake with ETOH in it.
     
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    American Fish

    I second American Fish. Fantastic lounge menu.
     
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    I also enjoy solo dining in Vegas and have had good times at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo, good Tuna Poke Chips and Shrimp Po Boy. For something slightly different, try eating upstairs at Margaritaville (Flamingo). I am not a huge chain restaurant fan but this one has better than average food and great people watching from the balcony or bar.
     
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    Its off strip but if you ever make it to hard rock, there is a place called mr luckys. Its 24/7....they have a bar you can sit at and watch the cooks :)
    im late 20's and its very easy to chat someone up here. Would be a good visit if you fit the age group of hr.
     
  17. pokerbucketlist

    pokerbucketlist Low-Roller

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    Thanks all, great ideas.

    Holsteins looks great.

    I guess any restaurant that has a bar with seats will serve food there by the sounds of it. (and not just drinks)

    I read that you can skip the line at the Bellagio Buffet if you just go sit at the bar as well.



    J
     
  18. mike_m235

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    You can also skip the Bellagio line with an MLife card. Definitely gold, but I think even pearl would work. Not an issue for me, since I have one, but if you didn't have one, you could probably find one left in a machine and show it to get in the door. They'd ask you for ID, but only if you swiped the card to pay for your meal (which wouldn't work, obviously.) But if you were paying cash, just showing the card would get it done.

    Not sure where that falls on your personal moral compass, and I'm not judging either way. But skipping the line at B buffet is my favorite MLife perk.
     
  19. vegas_or_bust

    vegas_or_bust High-Roller

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    Holsteins is very good, and an excellent suggestion.

    We ate at the bar at Joe's Stone Crab in the Forum Shops last trip because the dining room was full. The meal was fantastic, the service was good, and I could keep an eye on the baseball game.
     
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    The Oyster bar at Harrah's I love the food there.
     
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