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First stay at The Venetian.

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by arrtee62, Apr 12, 2014.

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  1. arrtee62

    arrtee62 Newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    Lubbock, TX
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Hello everyone.
    In just 44 (hopefully short) days I will be staying at the Venetian for the first time. I've gambled here several times and have been fairly lucky. And that is one of the reasons why I picked this hotel and casino for my trip this time. I had a hard time picking between it and Aria. Venetian won out because of my prior experience with it. I'm taking my sister this time (I'm such a good brother) since she doesn't get to go as often as I do. I think the last time she went was with me about 7 or 8 years ago. Anyway, the question I have for y'all is this. What can I expect from the Venetian? And what restaurants should I visit there? I've done some research, but I wanted to hear from the experts here at this forum. Anything and everything will be helpful. Thanks alot guys. CHEERS:beer:
  2. dglen

    dglen Low-Roller

    Sep 16, 2006
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Don't stay in the Venezia tower, too long of a walk. For restaurants Bouchon for breakfast is awesome, we really enjoy sitting on the patio. For more casual dining, Grande Lux is good (owned by the Cheesecake Factory) and there is one in the Venetian and a 24 hour one at Pallazo.

    If you are a sushi fan we enjoyed Sushi Samba in the shopping mall and have heard good things about Buddy V's new restaurant (TLC's Cake Boss).

    We haven't been there in a few years so I can't tell you about any of the other changes that have been made.
  3. billduhcat

    billduhcat Low-Roller

    Apr 13, 2012
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I haven't had a bad meal @ the Venetian/Palazzo complex. I've stayed there twice, and attended 2 conventions over the years + heading back there in 3 weeks.

    My favorites:
    Bouchon -- awesome for lunch and dinner, supposedly fantastic for breakfast also
    Buddy V's -- favorite Italian in LV
    Public House -- beer + food, great staff
    Noodles Asia --in the casino, good quick eat
    Grand Lux --not flashy, but reliable

    Puck's Postrio in the mall is also decent, and has great ambiance with a seat in the "outside" tables.

    The Venetian's pool complex is shared with Palazzo's, and is really nice.

    They've got new fancy Walgreens in between Venetian and Palazzo, on the strip, for all of your cheap drink and snack needs.

    Lastly, the Wynn complex, Caesars/forum shops, and fashion show mall are all very close for additional dining choices.
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  4. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

    Oct 13, 2007
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    What they said, along with:

    Table 10 - Another of Emeril's places. Great food and great service, upstairs in Palazzo, right next to

    Grimaldi's - Gen-u-ine NYC pizza. It is carved in stone that we eat at least one meal here every time we are in town.

    Bouchon - Can't be beat for breakfast.
  5. slot guppy

    slot guppy Tourist

    Jan 24, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    My son & D-I-L just returned from a week at the Venetian. They were there for a convention so D-I-Ls company paid for the room. It was in the Venezia tower. She said except for the long walk & riding 2 elevators to get to the room they liked it. Walgreens came in pretty handy when my son came down with food poisioning on the 3rd day. (I'd steer clear of McDonalds if I were you!)
    They liked Public House & Grand Lux. She said GL had long lines but the line seemed to move fast. She said the shrimp scampi at Grand Lux was delish with huge servings.
  6. heatherlovesvegas

    heatherlovesvegas VIP Whale

    Mar 22, 2012
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    It's a great place, but it's HUGE. Even that's an understatement. Try to do a lot there, as there is a lot to do...

    Not much use trying for an upgrade here... as all the rooms are huge. Unless you just want a view, don't bother asking.

    Their iPhone app (assuming it still exists after their breech), has walking directions you punch in where you are and where you wanna go and it will show you. Very helpful!

    Check out the spring cherry blossom display at Palazzo! Pretty.

    Bouchon is a MUST. You have to have brunch there.

    Grand Lux is good, it's similar to Cheesecake Factory. Large menu.

    Public House was pretty good, I just think it wasn't for me.. as I don't drink beer lol and we had a salad.. haha.

    Rock of Ages is a fun show! Also I've heard Human Nature is amazing, haven't had a chance to see them yet though.

    The spa here is fantastic.
  7. TwiceTheJava

    TwiceTheJava Low-Roller

    Apr 1, 2014
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    The Bourbon Room is a fantastic place to take care of all of your alcohol and 80s rock needs! :headbang:
  8. Steelers7

    Steelers7 Low-Roller

    Oct 27, 2010
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I've stayed there only once myself but like you always seem to do well there in the casino. I enjoyed my stay there. Noodle Asia is a good...always eat there at least once, never had a bad meal there. Its kinda across from the poker room
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