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What are your favorite options for lighter meals?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by katmu, Aug 28, 2015.

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  1. katmu

    katmu Well-Known Member

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    I'm determined to try some new places this trip, but if I do one big meal per day the other meal needs to be something smaller. What are your go-to places for a light meal- could be sandwich, pizza, Asian, you name it? Strip locations will be easiest and I don't have a preference for sit-down or not.

    My go-to has usually been EOS but I do that almost every trip.
     
  2. iamsomedude

    iamsomedude Low-Roller

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    Noodles and Red 8 are usually where I go to get my Asian fix on the strip. For stuff like sandwiches, most cafes will do, so I usually hang out at the Terrace Pointe Cafe or the Grand Lux Cafe.
     
  3. parallax

    parallax Low-Roller

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    Try the happy hour at Julian Serrano. All tapas run $5-6 and the selection is enormous. Happy hour runs from 12 to 5.
     
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    Most of the time we don't really eat aside from one huge meal. But last trip the light options were pho at the cafe place in TI, Illy at The Venetian for coffee and a light bite, and Yard House at The Linq for beer and their awesome deviled eggs.
     
  5. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds High-Roller

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    Second on this one! So good, I go every trip! $5 sangria too. Just remember you have to sit at the bar.

    All my other light meals in Vegas come from Walgreens or Starbucks or a slice of pizza!
     
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    spicole Low-Roller

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    Julian Serrano and China Poblano are my choices. Small plates for the win.
     
  7. katmu

    katmu Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'm thinking Julian Serrano is on the must-try list for this trip, especially since it's not too much of a walk from Vdara.
     
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    DeadManHand Low-Roller

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    Another vote for Julian Serrano for tapas.
    Last visit I had oxtail, asparagus, octopus and scallops.

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    Also California Pizza Kitchen has great salads, just get a half salad though, it's more than enough.
    Here's a pic of their half cobb salad.

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    alexanbo High-Roller

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    These are my two favourites as well.

    I also hit up Lemongrass at Aria for traditional Asian
     
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    Coffee and desert at Serendipity - out in front of Caesars. Eclectic and fun.

    Bill
     
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    in-n-out
    double double animal style with animal fries
     
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    Mrs. K. Low-Roller

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    At Aria, Jean-Philippe patisserie sandwiches. They have a combo of three tiny sandwiches that is perfect for two not-hungry people

    At MB, Citizens for salad or soup and smoothies

    At Excalibur, Buca di Beppo for their very thin crust pizza. Just enough for three not-hungry people

    At Harrah's, Fulton St Food Hall for salad bar

    Sushi anywhere.
     
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    Light meals I just eat something in the room; cereal, jerky, nuts, popcorn, protein bars.
     
    Will give them a try!
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    I can't quibble with the advice you've received so far!

    I have a bit of a sweet tooth. So I'll often just hit up one of the decent bakery joints on the strip (Bouchon, Jean Phillipe, etc.) and get a pastry or some cookies and a coffee. I can also make a meal out of some ice cream or gelato.
     
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    Dupar's at Golden Gate does a half cup of soup and half sandwich. Love it.
     
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    that's pretty good..

    mine used to be the hot dog special at the barbary coast.....but now that they've hoity toity'd the place...:thumbsdown:
     
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    spicole Low-Roller

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    Lemongrass is a good suggestion. Do they still have dim sum on the weekends?
     
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    spicole Low-Roller

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    Now that I have some caffeine in me and my mind is working...

    I may also recommend Jaleo. We had a great meal there this spring.

    China Poblano is one of my favorite joints in Vegas. I really like items from both sides of the kitchen, especially the siu mai.

    If you are willing to eat a bit early, Cosmo has some very good happy hour specials at many of their restaurants. Blue Ribbon Sushi had some very nice cheap happy hour prices for some of their rolls.

    http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/taste/thesocialhour.aspx

    Aria has good pre-theater "early evening" menus as well.
     
  19. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Certain mid-priced buffets can be a source for some light meals. They have fruit, salads, soups, and veggie dishes.

    Just gotta have discipline and avoid the carving stations.

    The low-end buffets are probably not a good idea. Their fruit and soups come out of a can.
     
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    I believe there may have been a change. I checked the website and a happy hour is no longer listed, but there is a bar menu that runs 11:30AM-5:30PM.
    Prices for drinks $5-$9, tapas $6-$9, and desserts $5.
    http://www.aria.com/sites/default/files/Bar%20Menu%208-15.pdf
     
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