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Favorite Vegas Restaurants That Are Now Gone...

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by TylerH50, Feb 12, 2015.

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  1. DrGPadgett

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    Most of my favorites are still around (Texas Station buffet, Cafe Cortez, DuPar's at Golden Gate, In-N-Out Burger (I am from an SEC state; In-N-Out is not here, except that it is just arriving in Texas).

    Those i miss are actually "Cheapo Food" places. First, I miss Uncle Joe's Pizza in Fremont East. You could get a "Feast for Two", including a large pizza, a large Spaghetti & meatballs, and a large lasagna, with refillable drinks, for $19.99...in 2013. They always had the Yankees' games on the TV, and they would be openly cheering for the Bronx Bombers. Everyone signed the walls, too.

    Second, I miss the Burger King at the Riviera. When I first started going to Las Vegas from a nearby Air Force Base, you could play nickel slots right near the Burger King, right inside the southwest corner. When the place was slow, you could call out your order, and they would bring you...more fries and a drink refill, taking your money when they got to your slot machine seat. This was in 1987-1990, during the aptly-named "Burger King Revolution" (Reference is the "Roll the Bones" book by Dr. Dave Schwartz). Slots, video poker, Burger King delivery...what more could you want? (Well, I did want more. GLOW performed at the Riv in those days. GLOW - Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I loved that stuff.)

    Now I play downtown.

    Fremont Gene!
     
  2. makikiboy

    makikiboy VIP Whale

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    Greater moments room at the LVC. While service was slow I liked the upper deck at the LVC also. I miss the old eatery in the back of the GG, somehow I don't feel comfortable with the new GG restaurant.
     
  3. Wanger1969

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    +3 for Victorian Room in Bills. That was my go to and it was greatly missed this last trip. I also miss Binions Restaurant that used to be in their basement. Really good café food.
     
  4. RPMCanes

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    Palace Court and Bacchanal, Caesars Palace. I miss the crap out of that big, red-carpeted circular staircase.
     
  5. leo21

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    #1 Penazzi's at Harrah's. It was so good and service was amazing. I'm sad they couldn't figure out how to promote it.

    #2 Antonio's at Rio. Great Steakhouse, way better than the Range. It pissed me off last time I was at Rio to see they still weren't using the space.

    #4 Victorian Room at Barbary Coast. It was pretty classy for just a coffee shop and I am really missing the graveyard specials.

    #5 Ipenema Cafe. I know it was pricey but it was good food served quick so I liked going there before a flight out.

    #6 Augustus Cafe. I know people had a take it or leave it attitude about it but they had the best salmon and I much prefered it to Central.

    #7 Commander's Palace. It's low on my list because you can still go to NOLA to visit it and it's sister restaurants (they have cafe in the hotel right near Harrah's with the martini lunch!). But It classed up the strip and it's a shame that between Katrina and the high rents, they couldn't stay in Vegas.
     
  6. Sam D

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    Roberta's at the El Cortez
    Center Stage at the Plaza

    The 2 had nearly identical menus but altogether different atmosphere.
     
  7. zignerlv

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    I'll throw in Sir Gallahad's and Camelot, both ex-Excalibur restaurants. Sir G's had a great all inclusive $12 to $16 (maybe a few dollars more at the end) all inclusive prime rib dinners, served out of a huge rolling metal cart, carved table-side The prime rib was good quality, not bargain coffee shop quality. Camelot was a unique gourmet restaurant with great value. I have an old menu showing $19 for rack of lamb there.
     
  8. Hogman

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    I forgot about Sir Galahads loved that place.
     
  9. IxAccDnf

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    the lower -level McDonalds in Barbary Coast
     
  10. DaveP

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    Garcia's on E. Flamingo

    Beef Baron at The Flamingo Hilton

    Commander's Palace

    Caribe Cafe at The Mirage

    Isla at TI
     
  11. tom.mckenzie

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    Count me as another who misses the Great Moments Room and the Upper Deck at the LVC. I didn't realize the Brew Pub at Monte Carlo had closed. It used to be about the only place you could get a good beer. Actually had my first ever LV meal there, but I started going to the Yard House for my craft beer fix.

    And I miss the Flame, too. Have stayed at the El Cortez twice since it closed and really miss it.
     
  12. elvis66

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    Daniel Boulud at Wynn
    Texas at Venetian
    Isla at Treasure Island
    Kady's at Riviera
    Lindy's at Flamingo
    Cathouse at LuXor
     
  13. Shooter

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    Blackstone's at the MC. Quintessential old-school restaurant: classic menu that offered table-side prepared Caesar salad, high-back leather booths, stained glass windows, large amounts of rich woods (wink).

    Old-school/style restaurants are becoming an endangered species... Blackstone's was replaced with "Brand".. a noisy, open air, new age place that strains the eyeball with depressing views of the bleak Monte Carlo gaming floor, and offers those dumb "hot rocks" that allow me to cook my own food... who the hell wants to smell like cooked beef all night long.



    Mike
     
  14. midwestmidroller

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    Grind Burger Bar and Lounge in the BlueGreen strip off Tropicana. This was the best burger in Vegas! It closed 12-31-13. So sad :(
     
  15. ken2v

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    +1 on Blackstone's. And the brew pub that actually brewed.
     
  16. dannyocean

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    Another vote for Rosemary's. Man, half-priced wine night on Sundays was awesome. A great excuse to extend trips to Monday.
     
  17. weluvvegas

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    Not sure if anyone has mentioned it but we loved Stage Deli inside the forum shops. Very sad when it closed!!
     
  18. ken2v

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    Stage Deli. And Jack the server there. He was a piece of work!
     
  19. mjames1229

    mjames1229 # of visits includes only trips w/ hotel stays

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    Dammit. I didn't know. We went in Oct 2013 and loved it. Wanted to get there on one of my two trip in 2014 (not knowing it was already closed) and vowed to get there later this year when I am in Vegas.

    Sigh...
     
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  20. iamsomedude

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    It definitely has to be Mikado at the Mirage. It's a shame that tasty, decently-priced teppanyaki is dying out in Vegas.
     
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