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Give me your one sentence reviews of the Aria restaurants

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Labeeb, Jan 14, 2015.

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  1. Labeeb

    Labeeb Low-Roller

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    With the wide range of restaurants at Aria, there's a lot of searching around to do. I figured I'd ask the members to give me a one sentence recap of each restaurant you've eaten at and one recommended dish. I tend to go for what I'm used to and comfortable with (usually upscale steakhouse) and want to branch out a bit on my upcoming solo trip. That's not to say I won't hit up a good steak spot once during the trip...Here's the list:

    Aria Cafe -
    Bar Masa -
    Blossom -
    The Buffet -
    Five 50 -
    Javier's -
    Jean Georges -
    Julian Serrano -
    Lemongrass -
    Sage -
    Tetsu -

    Should be interesting...thanks in advance!
     
  2. sco5123

    sco5123 VIP Whale

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    I am very sorry, I have nothing to add here, but i think it is a brilliant idea to make them one-sentence reviews. While detailed reviews are helpful, it can be difficult with the wide array of options to zero in on restaurants. I think there ought to be a website with strict one-sentence reviews (run-on sentences accepted).
     
  3. UKFanatic

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    Café: Interesting décor with average food
    Bar Masa: Yummy sushi
    Buffet: It's a buffet, so you know there are a lot of things to try and none of it is spectacular
    Five 50: Interesting pizza combinations that work well together
    Javiers: Tasty Mexican food surrounded by intriguing artwork
    Jean Georges: Feels like a dining room surrounded by cow noses
    Julian Serrano: Best food on the Strip with the creamy risotto as a must have
    Lemongrass: Thais food with a wide range of spices
    Sage: Mysterious menu and décor
    Tetsu: The perfect place to eat if you're not hungry
     
  4. olivia.glossing

    olivia.glossing Tourist

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    I've only tried half of the restaurants at Aria, but of the ones I've been to UK has nailed it.
     
  5. cmrvancouver

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    Julian Serrano - party of 5; went for $39 prix fixe early dinner menu... unimpressed with service - felt that we were imposing on them; wine pairing sub-par (white wine for 4 of us regardless of type of entree ordered; food was good and plentiful.
     
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    Five50 - Best pizza I have had in years.
     
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    kboltwkreations Low-Roller

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    Aria Cafe - great for quick dinner or EXCELLENT choice for breakfast. Always great service.
    Bar Masa -
    Blossom -
    The Buffet - decent, but Im not a buffet person. They are all pretty much the same to me
    Five 50 - Excellent Pizza, good place for a quick snack right off the casino. Not a fan of how they have table set up but I dont think they want you to linger for long.
    Javier's - Great Mexican food for Vegas!
    Jean Georges -
    Julian Serrano - My favorite restraunt at ARIA. Would go there every trip if we could. I am excited to try to the tapas place at Bellagio too though.
    Lemongrass -
    Sage -
    Tetsu -
     
  9. Bo333

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    LOL, Yeah, that has always been a little disconcerting - still good steaks though. (Helps to just think of them as designs) :)
     
  10. Bubbavegas

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    Serrano: a must each trip, great Tapas both in variety and quality and the best Sangria I have had anywhere in the world including Spain and Brazil
    Five 50: Simply the best pizza in Vegas
    Javiers: Outstanding Mexican food with the most interesting décor, you can find something new every trip it seems
    Lemongrass: second best Thai food in town, which makes it pretty damn good.
     
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    Five 50 - Way too greasy, secret pizza at Cosmo is much better (IMO)
    Julian Serrano - AMAZING and a MUST TRY!
    Lemongrass - Overrated, or maybe we just have really good Thai food here in Halifax, but all of us thought it was just OK at best!
     
  12. UKFanatic

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    lol, the one time I ate there with my sister, we kept staring at the walls trying to figure out the designs. Once we finally figured it out, we were amused
     
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    Blossom - Pricey, but solid eats and attentive service. Try the Shrimp Toasts and Chilean Sea Bass
    Jean Georges - Underrated; excellent steaks and seafood. Try the short ribs.
    Julian Serrano - Beautiful dishes, solid but they fail to impress. Try the white ceviche.
    Sage - Stellar, each and every time; my favorite restaurant in Las Vegas. Try the sweetbreads and if gnocchi is on the menu, get it.
     
  14. bardolator

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    I spent over $200 feeding breakfast to eight people in the café.
     
  15. Labeeb

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    Great stuff everyone! I think the biggest challenge will be deciding which I can squeeze into my dinner plans for three nights...
     
  16. spicole

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    The Buffet - Meh
    Five 50 - LOVE LOVE LOVE FIVE50
    Javier's - great decor, great margaritas (try the pineapple and the tamarind if you are looking for a change of pace), loud, decent food, but a bit overpriced and bland compared to what I am used to
    Julian Serrano - one of my favorite places to eat; get the scallops, the potatoes with the aioli, and the sliders (yes, the sliders were great)
    Lemongrass - You can order your "heat" level from 1 to 10, so I ordered a 3 for my fried rice and it was brutally hot; the food was very tasty
     
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