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Going in December and concerned about eating out

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by GeorgeG, Sep 10, 2020.

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  1. GeorgeG

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    So how crowded were the restaurants ? I have not eaten out since pandemic started so a bit concerned about how crowded they are and if the staff seems to be careful. Is everyone wearing masks when not at tables. Staff all masked up?

    Will be staying at Bally's so mostly restaurants around there and Cosmo. Plus Andiamo at the D.
    The Wicked Spoon ?

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    Haven't eaten at the resorts you mentined but at other locations I observed all staff wearing masks and virtually no patrons wearing masks at the table
     
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    you need reservations because they fill up fast
     
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    I've eaten at Andiamo's twice since the casinos reopened. They took the long table out of the center of the dining room to maintain social distancing. All of the staff wear masks. I will be eating there next Friday night and expect the same. Wonderful service as always and a great meal.
     
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    currently wicked spoon is 8a-3p reservations recommended
    I have been looking at a lot of my favorite places and MANY has reduced hrs so keep that in mind
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I had forgotten about the need of reservations. Love the buffets so hoping some more of them will reopen.
     
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    I'm leaving in 36 days and im getting worried i wont be buffeting very much due to availability. But we shall see. Do you have dates for December yet? I haven't started looking yet for our Xmas trip
     
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    Just being realistic, don't count on it. The Wynn "experiment" failed and they shut the buffet down. Wicked Spoon is one of the few that are open.
     
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    Any data you get now won't be of much value - things change weekly. That applies to openings, closings as well as COVID requirements for staff.

    Another thing to keep in mind that during normal times in Vegas, a lot of things shut down the last half of December (either closed entirely or very limited hours). Now that NFR won't be around, that may apply to the entire month.
     
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    We were there a month ago, stayed at Paris. We had meals at Burger Brasserie, Mon Ami Gabi, Cafe Americano (Paris), Bugsy and Meyer’s and Hexx. The tables are all nicely spaced apart....that is one thing I would like to see remain from all of this. I believe they are at 50% capacity, I think even at 75% I would feel ok. All our servers had masks one. I never once felt like I was not safe eating at a restaurant. Service everywhere we ate was very good with the exception of breakfast one morning at Cafe Americano, it was worse than terrible. We did have dinner there once and service was good.
    As for reservations, I would definitely make them if you know you want to eat somewhere in particular. Check to see their hours as well as many have reduced their hours. We made reservations for MAG breakfast, Hexx breakfast and Bugsy and Meyer’s dinner. The only ones that were necessary when we were there was the Bugsy and Meyer’s one, but better safe than sorry.
     
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    I didn't feel unsafe anywhere during my mid August trip to Cosmo.

    Restaurants are much more distanced compared to casinos. I ate Blue Ribbon, Henry, Lardo counter, Wicked Spoon, and grabbed stuff District Donuts and Aria Patisserie. I was never less than 6' from others... except walking around Wicked Spoon.
     
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    When I was there a couple weeks ago I thought restaurants were doing a great job. Since your staying at Bally’s if you don’t feel good about it at least there are a ton of places you can grab food to go and take it back to your room.
     
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    SAll11, yes Bally's does have alot of options. But eating out is one of the reasons I go to LV. So if not comfortable will cancel trip.

    Breakeven, I go most years the week after NFR but yes this year may be worse. Will probably end up being a last minute decision.

    Mrazzo, going December 14-19th
     
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    Wow no eating out since all this started. I've gone 2 times to Vegas since this crud has been around and it's no big deal. Like others say, things are spread out. If you're really worried about people being close in restaurants I'd be more worried about walking around in casinos and flying (assuming you're not driving from OKC). I've eaten out several times in Oklahoma and had no problems.

    BTW, not trying to create fear or anything I just wouldn't look at restaurants being the biggest worry.
     
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    Everyone has their reasons for staying in or going out. The important thing is to be respectful. If you're still worried when the time comes, I'd reconsider.

    Things can change from now and then, but there are mandates in place requiring masks until you have sat/ordered food at your table. Staff have masks interacting with patrons. Same for my local restaurants in CA and others across the globe. :)

    Reservations will most likely be required. Crowded depends on where you go, but the restaurants have seating capacities to adhere to, which could mean longer wait times.
     
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    It is ironic: there are much smaller crowds in Vegas but it is more crowded because the restaurants can only accommodate half the normal numbers. I found it to be quite crowded in the more popular restaurants. It is a good time to try out some of those less popular places you have been meaning to try out or you should make reservations.
     
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    Staff will absolutely be wearing masks.

    Guests will almost certainly take their masks off the second they hit their seat. My wife and I kept our masks on until all ordering was complete and drinks were served and put them back on as soon as food was finished. We did not see anyone else doing the same.

    Some dining rooms were more spaced than others and not every outlet utilized the full dining room to spread out the guests they did have.

    Given that airborne transmission has now been accepted as a major source of spread by the CDC, there is absolutely no shame in being concerned for your safety when dining in. It’s likely one of the riskiest activities you can participate in right now, especially in more “lively” restaurants. There’s no way an outlet can guarantee your safety, so you’ll have to weigh whether the increased risk is worth the experience. I decided to do limited dining in Vegas even though I have not eaten inside at home since the beginning of March and have no plan to do so in the near future.
     
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    We are exploring outdoor dining options for our upcoming November trip. Hubby does not want to do indoor dining, even at the lower capacity levels. Darn there goes my Ellis Island fix. LOL:feedme:
     
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    Esthers Kitchen has a small outdoor area now. We have went to most of the big name restaurants and Esthers is right up there as my favorite place to eat in Vegas
     
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    If you’re as concerned as you appear to be I wouldn’t go. Just being honest. You will have people in your bubble, especially if you’re out in the evening. Most people do a good job of social distancing, but it’s no where near perfect.
     
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