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First timer! Where can we eat well but not break the bank?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by curlyjbs, Jul 6, 2013.

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  1. curlyjbs

    curlyjbs Newbie

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    Next week will be our 1st time in Vegas. We are staying at a friends house so we wont be on the strip 24/7. Buffets are ok but I like a nice sit down dinner too.

    Any recommendations for good food at good prices? We'd like to incorporate meals as we tour the different hotels....we are not too big on gambling but we'll play a little.
     
  2. iskion1

    iskion1 Tourist

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    Hash House A Go Go, multi locations, great food large amount of food the the dollar. (I like the one downtown at the Plaza hotel)
     
  3. Sisyphus

    Sisyphus Low-Roller

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    Mon Ami Gabi - Paris
    Grimaldi's - Fashion Show Mall or The Palazzo
    America - New York New York
     
  4. Bommen

    Bommen High-Roller

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    If you give us some more information you will get some great answers. Vegas has so many restaurants so let us know how much you would like to spend and what type of food you like and it will be easier for us to narrow it down.
     
  5. Joe

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    Hard to beat this daily special at the Redwood inside the Cal downtown.
    http://www.thecal.com/dine/redwood-bar-and-grill.
    Scroll down and click on the porterhouse special. $24.

    Another option inside the Cal is Pasta Pirate:

    http://www.thecal.com/dine/pasta-pirate

    Or, the Second Street Grill inside Fremont:
    http://www.fremontcasino.com/
    They have a nightly special of a T Bone complete dinner for $22.95.

    All three are good and reasonably priced.

    Some very good pizza served at Chicago Brewing Co., upstairs at the Four Queens.

    I can't be of any help on the Strip.

    If you're staying with local residents and they are driving you around, I'm sure you'll have plenty of options.
     
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  6. curlyjbs

    curlyjbs Newbie

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    Thanks everyone! I guess what I am looking for are the "do not miss" restaurants - I just don't want to spend $100+ for dinner every night. I also don't want to have to dress for dinner every night? How casual can we be?

    We are staying in a friends vacation house so we are on our own but we will have a rental car to get around in.
     
  7. kiwiboy1

    kiwiboy1 Low-Roller

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    Mon Ami Gabi at Paris
    Mesa Grill for Brunch at Caesars
    Olives for Lunch at Bellagio (sit on patio)
    Grand luxe Cafe at Palazzo
    Diabolo at Monte Carlo
    777 Brewery at Main Street Station
     
  8. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    The price can often vary based on how much alcohol you buy, but some places I think I really fantastic and aren't terribly expensive:
    Burger Bar
    Mizuya
    Tacos & Tequila
    Julian Serrano
    Olives
    Lemongrass
    Munchbar

    Hope that helps
     
  9. YoungGun

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    Lots of the nicer places have prie fixe menus; sometimes not well publicized. Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill had one for $45 that isn't mentioned on their website or the menu posted in front of the restaurant. Split the appetizer and dessert courses and order an extra entree. You'll end up spending about $70 for both of you (more with drinks) which isn't bad for a strip restaurant.

    You can also look for places with a good happy hour. Twin Creeks at Silverton comes to mind. Or, as others have mentioned, downtown is full of good deals. Give The Flame at El Cortez a shot.
     
  10. fadetheseven

    fadetheseven High-Roller

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    Highly recommend brunch eggs bene or the quiche at Payard's in Ceasars Palace.
     
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    A few of my favourite low price casual options are the 24/7 in The Palms, Planet Dailies at PHo and Grand Lux Venetian/Palazzo.
     
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    Another vote for Julian Serranos--likely my favorite restaurant in Vegas.

    Also recommend Society Cafe at Encore and Country Club Grill at Wynn. Tableau at Wynn is fabulous for bkfst.
     
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    God, people are going to laugh, but I am already looking forward to hitting Earl of Sandwich my next trip. I ate there twice last trip in Miracle Mile and fell in love with it. for $6.99 a sandwich the price is unbeatable
     
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    The Full Montagu sandwich is sublime, and I was kicking myself for not getting to EoS when I went in April. I'm not going to make that same mistake when I return in a little over a month. In fact, I'm making a list of all of the restaurants I know I like and others I think I need to try based on what I've read on here.
     
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    I had the tuna melt- TWICE. My God, whatta sandwich. I just thought people would laugh at such a suggestion, glad I am not the only one that thinks a couple people eating for way less than $20 isn't such a dumb idea. Place is well worth the trip.
     
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    PJ Clarkes at the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace has great happy hour. $1 oysters and these are really good oysters with all the trimmings. I heard they also started serving sliders during happy hour. Draft is $3 and they have a bellini special for the ladies too. We always hit the happy hour there. Also, they have a steak dinner for 2 (apps, entree, dessert) for $99 which is a bargain. Casual atmosphere, a little dark in there but not stuffy, great food and the bartenders and servers are very friendly and helpful.
     
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    Go to the Trip Rport forum and read any of Westie's reports. Since you have a car, you can experience many out of the way places when heading to your destinations.

    Milo's in the Cosmo has a lunch special for $20.13 for three courses.

    Grand Lux in the Venetian or Palazzo for great value.
     
  18. curlyjbs

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    thanks everyone! I've been making a list........We may not be able to hit them all but we'll make a damn good effort LOL. :beer:
     
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    Surprised Milos isn't mentioned earlier. The service I had in June was 1st class. They couldn't do enough for you. Food was 1st rate too. My favourite lunch of our trip.

    Make sure you get a reservation though. It can get busy, we didn't and we had to sit on the patio.
     
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    I second Lemongrass, the food is fantastic and pretty reasonably-priced. Also, depending on what your appetite is like, the "small plates" at the Foundation Room are quite good, in the $14-18 range, and not really that small. I'm not a huge eater, so it's great for me, but your mileage may vary. Not to mention, you can't beat that view for post-dinner cocktails.
     
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