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Dinner reservation after 7 PM show. What would you do?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by MsHedgeHog, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. MsHedgeHog

    MsHedgeHog Tourist

    Nov 11, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hi, we have tickets to Love at the Mirage for 7 PM on a Friday night in September. We had planned on eating a late dinner afterwards at Gordon Ramsey Steak. 9:30 reservation would be perfect, giving us an hour to get there, but I underestimated GRS's popularity and now all reservation spots are filled up on OpenTable with the exception of 9:15 PM and 10:00 PM.

    In your opinion- which one is more preferable? On one hand, I don't want to rush out of the show and be riddles with anxiety about missing my reservation. Of course I'm taking into the account the possibility of delays and crowds going out of the show. On the other hand, 10:00 PM dinner seems a bit late. GRS officially closes its dining room at 10:30 PM. I understand that bar seating will remain open but that is not what we are looking for.

    Should we keep our reservation at 9:15 PM and make a dash for it? Or should we move it to 10:00 PM? What would you do?
  2. Nauriel

    Nauriel Tourist

    Jan 19, 2016
    New York
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Keep your 9:15pm reservation. You should have plenty of time to walk there.
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    May 4, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    The show is right at 90 minutes, so you have time - just barely and of course they give you a few minutes past the exact time. I did not notice how many people you are talking about. Once you start increasing above two people, the chances of delays go up. It is a bit slow getting out of the show, but once you hit the casino floor, things move along decently. Getting all the way down the street could be an issue.

    I know you did not ask, but I might consider something a bit closer than Paris with that timeline.

    If you go with 9:15 and show up close to 9:30, you should be fine.
    If you go with 10pm and show up early, they will seat you if they have a table. But, it is Friday night.
  4. Chuck2009x

    Chuck2009x VIP Whale

    Apr 5, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    You should have enough time to make 9:15. The theater only takes a couple of minutes to empty out. Once you're out of the bottleneck right outside the theater, you should be OK. You should be outside Mirage in 10 mins max. I'd walk - I took a cab from Palazzo to Cosmo in January and it took 45 mins.
  5. JoJoR

    JoJoR High-Roller

    Jan 3, 2015
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I was in section 209 a few weeks ago which was up the stairs and all the way at the end. I'd say it took about 10 minutes for me to walk out and get onto the street. Anything closer to the exit, and it should be a bit faster.

    Instead of crossing the street at Harrah's, I'd probably cross down by Bellagio/Bally's. I feel like the sidewalks around Caesars (besides right outside of Mirage near the shops) are usually not as packed.
    First Trip of 2017
  6. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

    Apr 26, 2011
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Just me but this is what I would do: Eat a simple snack before the show and then eat at a 24 hr. café or some simple place after the show.

    I would save a reservation to GR on a day I do not see a show. Less anxiety, and can relax and enjoy the fine food and atmosphere.
    Going to Hawaii's 9th Island!!
  7. queuetee

    queuetee High-Roller

    Jul 12, 2008
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I so agree with Electro--- if there wasn't the problem with GR closing very close to your reservation time at 10, I would take that over 9:15. Do not underestimate the walk out of the Mirage showroom, and out the door, all the way past CP, up over and down the pedestrian bridge and then onto Paris. GR isn't too far into Paris, but certainly not as convenient as Mon Ami

    You are not going to enjoy either the show or dinner with the concern for time.

    Personally, I would take neither.

    We always just do one big thing per evening--either a show or a fancy dinner----never both.