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Favorite Restaurants Within MGM Family

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by blackjacknut, Sep 28, 2014.

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  1. blackjacknut

    blackjacknut VIP Whale

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    What are your favorite restaurants within the MGM family of hotels? Only interested in MGM family only restaurants as my food is comped. I seem to keep going back to the same ones so would like to try a few different ones.

    Here are the ones I've been to:
    • Dragon Noodle - really like this place, War Wonton is good!
    • Brand Steakhouse - the Filet is really good here, otherwise just ok
    • Diablos Cantina - this place is ok
    • D. Vino - don't care for this place
    • Double Barrel Roadhouse - like this place
    • The Pub - this place is ok
    • JeanGeorges Steakhouse - like this place
    • Blossom - like this place
    • Sirio - like this place
    • Wolfgang Puck's Bar & Grill - like this place
    • Hecho En Vegas - place is ok
    • Emeril's - didn't like
    • CIRCO - like this place
    • FIX - place is ok
    • Aureole - loved this place

    Thanks.
     
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  2. IndianaSoxfan

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    Border Grill bruch (served weekends only)
    Veranda for breakfast
    Charlie Palmers cut of the week for dinner
    Fleur for dinner
     
  3. KellyLovesVegas

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    +1 Charlie Palmer does everything well, not just the Cut of the Week
    +1 Verandah - dinner as well as breakfast

    We also enjoy Wolfgang Puck's Lupo (pizza and pasta) and Akira Back's Kumi (Japanese)
     
  4. IndianaSoxfan

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    It's Veranda now...they changed their spelling with the new remodel lol.
     
  5. KellyLovesVegas

    KellyLovesVegas certified personal trainer/retired space nerd

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    Oh my, how precious :)

    When we stayed at FS at the end of July, it was still Verandah. Even though they lost the "h", I trust their food quality, presentation and service continues to be excellent.
     
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    Stack, at Mirage, is a lot like Fix except with significantly better food, drinks, and service. The sea bass with lobster risotto is one of my favorite dishes in Vegas.
     
  7. UKFanatic

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    Good thread. Here are my favorites, the places where I have had outstanding food and/or service:

    Aureole (Mandalay Bay)
    Burger Bar (Mandalay Bay)
    Kumi (Mandalay Bay)
    Tacos & Tequila (Luxor)
    Rubochon (MGM)
    Shibuya (MGM)
    Julian Serrano (Aria, the best!)
    550 Pizza (Aria)
    Tetsu (Aria)
    Barmasa (Aria)
    Michael Mina (Bellagio)
    Noodles (Bellagio, at least for the dim sum cart)

    There are other MGM resturants I like to eat at as well, but those are my top 12
     
  8. iamsomedude

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    Fleur
    Prime
    Charlie Palmer Steak
    Noodles
    Le Cirque
     
  9. pressitagain

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    Tender- been 5 times and not one bad dish
    Andres- top notch food
    IL Fornaio- really enjoyed the food during our last visit
    Craftsteak- thought it to be a tad better than Brand but much more expensive
    Brand- been here 3 times. Nothing special but nothing bad either..

    Gallaghers- disappointed during last visit. Previous couple of visits were better than good
    Stripsteak- First visit had the best experience. Last visit was one of the worst
    Citizens- great for when you don't know what you want to eat
     
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    I would add RM Seafood and L'Atelier
     
  11. RiddickBull

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    Prime and craftsteak are good places for steak.
     
  12. UKFanatic

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    One follow up thought on this restaurant. It has been a few years since I last ate there, but back then, it was a tenant, not MGM owned. I was able to bill it to my room, but I don't know if that makes it difficult to comp or may require a hard comp to take it off the room bill (I think the OP is seeking thoughts on meals he can get comped). But like I said, it was a few years ago I last ate there and maybe the restaurant is no longer a tenant. I do remember the food being very yummy. But still something for the OP to think about.
     
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    I am not sure what you mean by the "hard comp" thing??? My apologies.

    I billed it to my room 10 days ago, with no problems. The resort credit was used against the charge to my room.
     
  14. UKFanatic

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    That basically answers the question/concern.

    A hard comp is when the hotel pays for or reimburses you for an expense that it cannot simply deduct from your bill
     
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    Mrs. Wilson & I ate at Andre's back in June. Both the food and the service was excellent.
     
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    Gallagher's Steakhouse
    Craftsteak
    Tender
    Jean-Georges

    These are in no particular order as I like them equally for different reasons.
     
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    L'Atelier and Craftsteak
     
  18. ChickenBone Jones

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    My favorites are in order:
    craftsteak - by far and away the best sevice/food
    Todd English pub - the food is good but the service and atmosphere are great
    Jasmine- this place doesn't get a lot of publicity but I think it's really great
    BLT burger - my favorite of all the "nice" burger joints
    Belagio
    cafe - really fancy dinner
    Monte Carlo cafe - I think is the best recreation of the offshoot in the MGM family
     
  19. boxofbirds

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    Another vote for Julian Serrano and 550 at Aria. I go to Julian Serrano every trip now.

    Also thought Yusho was excellent last trip.
     
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    Sage and Circo are my favorites within MGM. If you can swing it, Joel Robuchon is an incredible experience. I've always enjoyed Jean Georges too.

    Edited: Circo has closed.
     
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