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Walk in or reservation?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by vm00515, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. vm00515

    vm00515 Tourist

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    Vegas newbie here. For some of the better restaurants, is it ok just walking in, or should I make a reservation ahead of time? An example would be Craftsteak.

    I will be staying in Vegas Wednesday night through Friday night.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. USCHawks

    USCHawks High-Roller

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    For a nice restaurant that I know I want to eat at I've always made a reservation. It's simple enough and I don't want to risk not being able to get in to a place I really want to dine at.
     
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    Exactly. If it's a place you know you want to eat at, might as well make a reservation. For a place like Craftsteak, there's a good chance you could just walk in, but depending on when you wanted to eat, there could definitely be a wait; making a reservation not only ensures that you'll get to eat there, but gives you the predictability of knowing when. There's no real reason not to.
     
  4. smartone

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    Reservations are the safe bet... unless you eat awfully early, which some do... or are a major PLAYA, whom some are!
     
  5. heatherlovesvegas

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    I always make them for fancy places. I feel like 95% of the time I didn't need one.. but it's better to have it just incase. Especially at a steakhouse. It's almost like expected that you have one, even if you just call that day and do it.
     
  6. BackInVegas

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    What time do you eat?

    Are you just a single? Fairly easy to get a seating if just a single. Especially if you are willing to eat at the bar.

    Wednesday night you can probably walk in.

    On Thursday and Friday you can probably walk in at 5:30 PM.

    If you want dinner at 7 PM on Thursday thru Saturday, you will need a reservation.
     
  7. lmondun

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    Agree.

    The OP is new to Vegas and thus probably doesn't have a play history with mLife, but I usually think it's best to have the home casino make the reservations at fine dining places. Seating may be better, and it seems to make things cleaner in terms of billing back to a room or assuring you get points for the meal, if that's important to you. Hosts and VIP desks can set up the reservation, as can the concierge desk.
     
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    If you know you want to eat at a particular restaurant, just make a reservation. It eliminates the chance for disappointment.
     
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