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A few quick questions, as I plan my upcoming Vegas trip...

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by notfromconcentrate, Jul 20, 2017.

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  1. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Hi, everyone!

    I'm heading down to Vegas at the end of the month for trip #7. I've got exactly 80 hours in town, so I'm trying to plan everything out to a T. I've got a very good idea of what I want to do (which, unsurprisingly, is a lot!). Now, I'm just trying to narrow it down to what I'll actually be doing. Here's where I'm looking for some insights. Any information you can contribute would be much appreciated.

    - Skyfall lounge; I'm planning on hitting their happy hour on a Monday. Is there anything I need to be aware of other than the requisite "bring money, and don't look like a slob"? Just planning on going for a drink, and to take a few photos of the view. If you can argue the Foundation Room as being better, I could be talked into this as an alternative.

    - Lago; I'd like to go there for lunch. I'm aware I'll be paying out the nose, but how much are we talking about? The prices aren't listed in the menu on the website, I'd just like an idea. Additionally, what's my best bet as a solo diner to get a patio table by the rails? Make a reservation? Slip 20 bucks to the hostess? Any particularly good time to go if this is what I want?

    - Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art; is the Muhammad Ali exhibit worth seeing? Am planning to use a MyVegas comp to do this. I'd prefer the guided/docent tour of the gallery. Is this treated the same as a regular admission, or is this extra?

    - Oscar's (Plaza); I'm planning to finally have a meal here. Any particular dish you would recommend? Presently eyeing the ribeye (pun may have been intended). But I'm open to any and all suggestions, as everything looks good.

    - Venetian Gondola tour; worth it while solo, or better with friends? Also, is the inside or outside tour better?

    - Artifacts in Main Street Station; are they worth seeing? Any guided tours, or just self-directed?
     
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  2. woodsie

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    My favorites are the Atlantic Salmon and Filet Mignon. For sides, The Asparagus is extra crunchy and delicious. The smashed potatoes are awesome as well.
     
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    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    IMHO, the Muhammad Ali exhibit is NOT worth seeing. Many of the items are replicas. Save your myVegas points and your time.
     
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    Gondola is probably better w/friends. Could get a little awkward solo. Don't know if they still do it, but they used to put other people in w/a solo person. I personally liked the outside tour better.
     
  5. LilyJDragonfly

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    MSS is a lovely space and if you like checking out Victorian-era stuff, you'll dig it. I don't think they have guided tours but I seem to recall that if you ask at the desk you can get a brochure that explains what's what.

    Reviews on TripAdvisor about Lago indicate the tapas are around 17-22/plate with a recommended 2-3 plates per person. If you want a specific table, I'd make a reservation by calling in advance and planning to go at the beginning of the lunch shift or at the end. Dress nicely when you go and smile and be gracious to the hostess to help ensure you get the table you want.

    If you'll be in Bellagio anyway for lunch, go see the gardens instead of the art museum. I've not been to the gardens but several of my friends are CRAZY about them.
     
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    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    Thanks! Great insights.

    Re: Lago... ok, great guideline to work within. Any idea what the tasting menu goes for? Google seems to be turning up nothing there.

    Being the second anti-museum comment I've heard so far, I think I will give it a miss after all. Glad I didn't buy the admission with the MyVegas loyalty points.
     
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    Check it - found a copy from 2015 of the Lago menu... I would expect prices to have moved up by a few dollars but this should be close: https://vegas.eater.com/2015/3/12/8205007/las-vegas-restaurant-julian-serranos-lago-menu#rendering-of-the-lago-bar

    Tasting menus can vary wildly in price and sometimes vary weekly within a restaurant due to ingredients used.
     
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    I just looked at the tasting menu for Lago on their website. Seems a bit flat to me for offerings. I'd go ala carte.
     
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    I did the gondola tour on the outside. The gondolier did nothing but moan as he couldn't sing as there was some kind of disco/music at the front somewhere.

    He still took his tip though no problem. We combined with Tussauds passes in a deal which cut the cost if planning on doing both.

    Nothing like the real thing in Venice though for me and also wouldn't like to do it alone.

    Enjoy.
     
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