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Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by beuhner, Jan 6, 2016.

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  1. beuhner

    beuhner Tourist

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    Looking for some input from fellow VMBers. I'm an experienced Vegas traveler heading back to Vegas with some friends who don't go as often. I've been put in charge of planning our meals. Since I am going with a variety of eaters/spenders... I am looking for your top 3 meals you ever had in Vegas and your top 3 value meals you ever had in Vegas. Also by value I mean inexpensive. I get that there are some great deals out there for fabulous food, but I have friends that think that $50 a person is too expensive no matter what they are served! Top 3 meals can be anything, anywhere! :beer:
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I feel very sorry for you. You are not going to win this at all.

    Good luck.

    I would focus in the area where you are staying, or playing.

    Buffets are not all bad. Folks can eat what they want. No issue with one bad meal being sent back and everyone else has to wait.

    Personally (which may or may not work for you), we always eat at Mon Ami and Olives (outside).
     
  3. beuhner

    beuhner Tourist

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    LOL!! Oh I will win. I've already told the cheapskates that there will be some more expensive meals and they can participate or find something on their own. I'm just willing to find a more inexpensive option for some other meals to keep the group together and happy. I appreciate a decent meal for an inexpensive price, which is becoming harder and harder to find these days in Vegas!
     
  4. PayTriple

    PayTriple The Cucumber King

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    Best value and a great meal: Milos lunch special at Cosmo
     
  5. schmalen1

    schmalen1 Low-Roller

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    Top:
    1. Wagyu Tommahawk Ribey - Jean Georges @ Aria
    2. Peking Duck - Blossom @ Aria
    3. CRISPY PORK BELLY Roll - Kumu @ MB

    By value:
    1. Buffet at M Resort
    2. Spare Ribs at Ellis Island
    3. Five Guys
     
  6. Nevyn

    Nevyn VIP Whale

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    Overall
    1) Bone In Ribeye @ Delmonico
    2) Beef Wellington , Sticky Toffee Pudding for Dessert @ Gordon Ramsey Steak
    3) Assorted northern thai dishes at Lotus of Siam

    Value
    1) Off menu steak special at Ellis Island
    2) Happy hour at Triple Seven
    3) Hash House a Go Go


    The Ellis island deal gets a fraction less amazing each year (creeping up in price, and conditions, and no longer including a beer). But it is still pretty great value and should be a reasonable walk for you if you are at Paris.

    The other value tip would be to look for cheaper breakfast buffets (weekdays to avoid brunch pricing), many of which you can get coupons for. Time them right and there will be breakfast and lunch food. And if you are the right sort (some people can't handle a big meal), it can stand in for breakfast and lunch. The cheapies in your group should appreciate that, and breakfast fare is relatively hard to screw up.
     
  7. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    Top three is Julian Serrano, Robuchon, and Blue Ribbon sushi. Top three value would be Burger Bar, Tacos & Tequila, and Noodles (on dim sum cart days)
     
  8. beuhner

    beuhner Tourist

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    Fully agree with this one!!
     
  9. parallax

    parallax Low-Roller

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    The best value is to go sit in the bar at lunch time at Julian Seranno. Tapas run between $5 and $7 and sangria can be had for $5. The selection is huge and the food can't be best. Best meal is at L'Atelier.
     
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    tominiowa High-Roller

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    Prime rib loft at the Orleans. Get the massive bone in prime rib. Great value and food.

    M resort buffet on weekend if you love seafood. Beer and wine included.
     
  11. Krh2o

    Krh2o MIA

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    Best Value meals..

    Bobbys Burger Palace
    Bourbon Chicken at Pick up Stix
    Original Chicken Tender Co.

    Best sit down "value" meals
    Burger Bar
    Margaritaville
    Grand Lux Cafe
     
  12. Sparky4

    Sparky4 Low-Roller

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    Top 3
    Mastro's Oceans Club - filet, halibut, warm butter cake
    Country Club Grille - bison ribeye
    Delmonico - filet

    Value
    Nosh - great sandwiches
    Earl of Sandwich - ditto
    BLT Burger
     
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  13. leo21

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    I'll just skip over the Top 3 and just give you value picks:

    # 1) lunch special at Milos
    #2 ) prime rib dinner at Ellis Island
    3) Le Thai Downtown

    Bonus pick - WuHu Noodle at the Silverton
     
  14. Geogran

    Geogran OTD Tea Sipper

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    Top 3
    Le Cirque @ Bellagio
    DelMonico @ V/P
    Julian Serrano @ Aria

    Value 3
    Ellis Island - ask for off menu special (breakfast/dinner)
    Earl of Sandwich @ PH
    Burger Bar

    Moderate 3
    Grand Luxe @ Venetian
    Olives @ Bellagio
    Serranos bar @ Aria for lunch - Tapas

    Buffet note - some of the moderate buffets have beer and wine included in the price - weekdays are cheaper, weekend buffet brunch prices are stiff.

    Best of luck.
     
  15. codingkw

    codingkw Low-Roller

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    I only participate in value so here we go...

    Ellis Island Steak special.
    Rio buffet with a LVA 2/1 coupon.
    Any use of LVA coupons
     
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  16. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Some good advice.

    BUT - and a big one:

    * How many people
    * Where are you staying/

    A good deal that takes 40 minutes and a few taxi cabs to someplace nobody wants to go is not a good deal
     
  17. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Too hard to nail down a Top 3, so I'll just list the ones that I've really enjoyed over the past year: SW, Carnevino, Bouchon, Bardot, Sage, Fleur, Milos

    And I'll echo the Milos love...best deal in town.
     
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    For the value play I would look into happy hours near where you are staying, especially the tapas types like what has been brought up before. Combine that with a breakfast buffet or a trip to EI and you might be able to be both good and cheap(er). -Russ
     
  19. beuhner

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    We are a group of 8 and growing. We are staying mid strip in CET row, spread out between Flamingo and Paris. Not too worried about travel, if it's feasible we will go. We are planning a trip to Lotus of Siam and an evening downtown so we will travel. I have some in the group that would travel 40 miles for a good meal and others who wouldn't. Just give me your best experiences and I'll figure out if it can be done or not...loving some of these options!!
     
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