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Restaurants that consistently meet your approval?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Dan_Tanna, Mar 26, 2015.

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  1. Dan_Tanna

    Dan_Tanna Tourist

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    Hello,

    I was reviewing the thread regarding restaurants that were disappointing. It was interesting that while some posters had good experiences at one location, another diner had a bad experience at the very same location. It seems that no place can bat 1.000.

    That said, which restaurants would you say more or less meet your expectations on a consistent basis? I don't expect a 100% approval rate, but something like 80% plus success rate.

    I'll start out. I'm a low roller and I don't really like trying out the latest celebrity restaurants. Something about paying $25 or more for a burger and fries turns me off. I've had good experiences at the PH cafe, Le Burger Brassiere and Golden Nugget Cafe.

    Thanks,
    Dan.
     
  2. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    Top of my list would be Joe's Stone Crab. Always had friendly good service, the food has always been very good, and I love that the atmosphere is very dynamic. I've been there for business dinners in a suit, on vacation in a polo and shorts, and everything in between, and I never felt out of place.

    Other than that, the only other place that pops into my mind is Cheesecake Factory (I know GASP!!). I'm not saying that it's the best meal ever every time, but it's very consistent. I know exactly what to expect every time I eat here, and it's very consistent with its service and food. I know it's a chain so the food is pretty "paint by numbers" and hard to screw up, but there are plenty of chain restaurants that you eat at that are hit or miss, so it's not a given. Again not saying it's the best meal ever or the greatest restaurant in Vegas, but if I find myself there, I know I'm going to have a decent meal and experience.
     
  3. Bgoll279

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    I would put Grand Lux in Venetian in the same category. It is not the fanciest place we go by a long shot, but consistently good, it both food and service. We have particularly good for breakfast. I would assume other meals are good too.
     
  4. iamsomedude

    iamsomedude Low-Roller

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    Charlie Palmer Steak, Fleur, Wynn Country Club, SW Steakhouse.
     
  5. sandybeachbar

    sandybeachbar Low-Roller

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    I agree. IMO they have been consistent in all meals I have had(which were many) as opposed to some much higher end restaurants.
     
  6. smartone

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    Ahhhhh....a novel concept around here... a positive spin on this... BRAVO!

    I consistently get good meals at FU and Culinary Dropout (both at Hard Rock) I eat at each of these a couple times monthly. I also eat frequently at Yellowtail in Bellagio and LOVE it, as well as Triple George downtown.
     
  7. pleepleus

    pleepleus 2016 - The monkey is back

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    I'm a +1 on Joe's. I'm always happy getting a surf and turf and love their desserts. It's funny how some people confuse Joe's Stone Crab and Joe's Crab Shack...
     
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    bjpcyclone High-Roller

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    We hit The Pub in Monte Carlo each trip. Food and beer selection is great. Service has been iffy a couple of times but in general, its a great option.
     
  9. vegasbound

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    Definitely Joe's. I also agree with Grand Lux. I'll add Sage, Jean Georges, BurGR and Carnegie Deli.
     
  10. Piggylane

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    +1 on the Grande Luxe. They serve a fantastic breakfast too.

    In my opinion the Cheesecake Factory is about as bad as a restaurant can get, absolutely the worst ever. My daughters dragged me to every one we came across when they were growing up. Long waits, horrible service and food, overpriced. Only decent thing on the menu is the cheesecake and I don't eat dessert. See! We can't all agree!

    I will add Brand steakhouse at Monte Carlo and Canal Street at the Orleans. Never been disappointed at either.
     
  11. Bommen

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    Isn't Grand de Luxe and Cheesecake Factory almost the same thing? I agree that the Grand de Luxe is slightly better but pretty much the same concept and food, being sister chains and all.
     
  12. JB in MN

    JB in MN Low-Roller

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    Jaleo in Cosmo. Just ate there last night, i think I've been 6 times now and every meal has been fantastic.
     
  13. BackInVegas

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    Alize at the Palms.
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    294 excellents
    Terrible 18

    That is a 16 to 1 ratio of darn good to darn bad.


    For a comparison I give you two restaurants I have never eaten at but I know their view is squat compared to Alize.
    Joel Rubochon
    excellent 346
    Terrible 17
    a 20 to 1 ratio

    Gordon Ramsey Steak
    Excellent 1325
    Terrible 121

    An 11 to 1 ratio
     
  14. fenway68

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    Spago, 3 visits, 3 great meals, awesome service. Actually have not had a dissapointing meal at any Puck spots in LV I have been to. Cut and Postrio and (name escapes me)- the one at MGM being the other three.
     
  15. UKFanatic

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    Well, here are the vegas places I have eaten at that are consistently good:
    Burger Bar
    Robuchon
    Julian Serrano
    Jean Georges
    Noodles
    Bellagio Snack Bar
    Café Bellagio
    Mizumi
    Zossacrackers

    There are other places I like very much also, but have had the occasional mediocre dish. But I would say every meal I have ever had at the restaurants above were consistently good
     
  16. SDSteve

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    Mon ami Gabi, CPK (believe it or not), Society Cafe
     
  17. xmarksx

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    Our most consistent has been Boarder Grill. Caveat, we only do Sunday brunch.
     
  18. The Ost

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    The Noodle Exchange at the Gold Coast.

    It is not a fancy place, and not a dinner destination. It is a lunch or takeaway option. Good portions, good prices. Never disappoints.
     
  19. Piggylane

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    Funny! Yes they are run by the same group but different menu. Different experience too. CF has many more outlets and seems to be run by idiots. The closest one to me is in Natick, MA and averages a 2 hour wait for food that is truly awful. Either undercooked, over cooked or just sucks. The help there never stays more than a few weeks then they quit due to low pay, bad working conditions. It's a grind joint.

    Whatever they to at the Luxe Cafe they do well. I've only eaten breakfast there.
     
  20. Riders

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    Craftsteak. I always have a great meal there.

    I keep seeing Joe's Stone Crab come up and I keep thinking the only Joe's Stone Crab is in Miami. Been to that one a few times. Anyone been to both and can compare?
     
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