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Restaurant Week

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by nhcris, Feb 28, 2013.

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  1. nhcris

    nhcris High-Roller

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    Has anyone been in Vegas for Restaurant Week?http://www.helpoutdineoutlv.org/ It came to my attention that I will be there for it and I would to try some new restaurants while this is going on. I usually just wing it on my trips, but I am wondering if I will need to make reservations ahead of time for this. If anyone has any suggestions or comments on how best to take advantage of this, I would be grateful.
     
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    I participate in RW year after year, this is the second year with two: Spring and Fall. It's a great opportunity to try new places and help out a good cause. Sadly, Wynn, MGM Resort Int'l and Cosmo restaurants don't seem to be participating this time. Still, there are a lot of great choices.

    We typically enjoy one meal every day, but this time we'll be out of town for the weekend so we'll only splurge for five dinners:

    Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab
    Poppy Den
    The Pasta Shop
    Emeril's Fish House
    ...and probably Table 34.

    Yes, make reservations! Many are on opentable.
     
  3. Ell

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    Thanks for the post and the heads up on RW. Smith and Wollensky wine week, 10 wine tastings for $10 with a entree is that week, also. Not sure, if it can be combined?
     
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    We did Restaurant week last August..........GREAT deals......especially at Emeril's Fish House at MGM Grand....best deal we had that week..........wish they had it Easter Week.......YUMMMMMM
     
  5. nhcris

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    Thanks to your responses, I am even more more excited about this unexpected bonus for my trip! I am going to have to be a planner for this trip I see. So far, the only definite is meeting friends at Delmonico's for lunch one day. I get in late the first night & will be doing Grimaldi's Pizza one night, so that leaves 4 dinners. I would love your input on some options I am thinking about.

    For 2 nights while I am at Paris I am considering:

    Emeril's Fish House (sounds amazing)
    Gallagher's (I have a $75 MyVegas GC anywhere at NYNY)
    Smith & Wollensky
    Strip House

    For the 3 nights I am at Venetian I have Rock of Ages & Terry Fator, and Grimaldi's pizza is a must, so I am looking for 2 dinner places that are convenient. I will be doing Morel's for breakfast, as I love it there. For dinners I am considering:

    AquaKnox
    Mesa Grill at CP
    Lagasse's Stadium (I am a huge hockey fan)

    I can't wait! I am already thinking about booking a trip for the fall Restaurant week. I am surprised this isn't a bigger deal here on VMB.
     
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    While I would love to participate (and I missed RW in NYC a couple years ago by just 3 days:grrr:) most people don't plan their travel around food discounts. And for those who do, they already know about Restaurant Week. It's marketed to locals, not tourists, and this is primarily a tourist board. So that's my explanation.

    Plus it's a minority on the board who are in the market for upscale dining (or at least, who post about it)......
     
  7. vegasbound

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    I've dined at Aquaknox, Mesa Grill and Striphouse. All enjoyable, but none impressed enough to warrant return visits. RW is a prime time to sample since you'll be getting a bit more for your money.

    We'll be dining at Emeril's Fish House on the 12th. It will be a first for us.
     
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    I have been to three restraurant weeks, but I live close. To me it is not about the discount. Its not that much of a savings. It is for charity. I have always enjoyed my meals. It has got me to try places I might not have tried. I just wish when I do get a favorite they stop perticipating. I wonder why Serendipity is not having breakfast this year? I would drive to Las Vegas just for the hot chocolate french toast.
     
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    Restaurant Week stinks now that most MGM restaurants are gone. I still dream of the Bar Masa sushi deal they had a couple years ago.
     
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    I really don't buy what you're serving here.............not a all........you could just as easily donate MUCH more money to the charity if that's what your concerned with........:rolleyes2:

    But either way it a win win........and I agree it a great opertunity to try other eateries..... :)
     
  11. nhcris

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    Interesting perspectives here as always :)

    I wasn't really looking at it as a discount. It won't save me money, as I very rarely order 3 courses, and often don't even bother to take the time to sit down and enjoy a nice meal. I am excited to be changing it up a little and making dining more of a focus this trip, and I am really looking forward to it.

    I settled on planning ahead for 4 meals, but I might manage a couple more depending on how the week goes. I have reserved Morel's for breakfast, Delmonico's for lunch and Emeril's Fish House & AquaKnox for dinners.

    I can't wait to get this party started!!
     
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