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Hells Kitchen review. One and done. Oh, don't order the water.

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by LV_Bound, Mar 18, 2018.

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  1. Sparky4

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    We had the water snafu a few years ago at Old Homestead. Our waiter had a serious accent and I’m not sure what I heard when we ordered water, but they brought us a big bottle of Fiji. Later they brought us another.....and at the end of the night we realized we’d paid $10/bottle for water.
     
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    LOL, last December at OH they asked me what kind of water I wanted and I said "Colorado River water!" :)
     
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    Are you saying they wont give you a glass of water for free, or you didn't ask?
     
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    Don't order the blue water.........[​IMG]
     
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    A truly high end establishment will give the customer whatever s/he asks for ;-) I don't wait for a "water menu" - I start off with "I'll have tap water" and I've never had a problem getting it.
     
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    I don’t plan on going to Hell’s Kitchen, nor do I have an opinion about the quality of the food there. I do, however, have these:
    1) tap water in Vegas tastes so bad, I usually order sparkling water with dinner. The price you paid for water is within strip standards.
    2) the rent (per sqf) for Hell’s Kitchen must be horrendous (prime location in the strip). You can’t expect to not get taken for anything you have.
    3) the prices that you paid were as expected at this location. The subjective lack of taste is all there is to complain about, IMHO.
     
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    I'm sure I've said this before, but I have yet to dine in any absentee-celebrity-chef restaurant that I was really impressed with.
     
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  8. bubbakitty

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    I don't eat on the strip but have once before in a different time. However, if all is as expected, why not have a water menu. Much like a craft beer menu, youncould spot a real "deal" on a good glass of H2o. Certainly if you expect to pay this amount for water there is little to hide from the uninitiated. Wow.
     
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    I completely agree with you - there are only 2 cities in the US where I don't like to drink tap water - Vegas, and DC (I happened to live in DC for a while, once during an ecoli outbreak & water ban, so.....I'm scarred for life there now ;-)

    I still order it when I go out - usually I'm really drinking wine or beer with a meal, but I do need to hydrate, and with enough ice, the bad flavor of the water is camouflaged enough to choke it down :) But I also understand the response that paying for water with a meal is reasonable.....

    [I'm also the person that absolutely asks for the price of all the specials and "market price" when I'm not told immediately by the server....There's a reason I moderate the Frugal board here. I'm open to spending money, but I know in advance how much money I'm spending!]
     
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    I just wonder if the general membership on this board (which knows LV so well) is that uninformed. I thought it was just standard knowledge that if you get any water in a restaurant, other than tap water, that you will pay for it. A top end restaurant on the Strip, sure it will be $9. If you're a traveler, and frequent restaurant customer, you should know this. When a server approaches you after you asked for some water, if they are approaching with a bottle, send them back. How can informed people not know this?
     
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    In my case it is not so much uninformed as inexperienced. There are already glasses on the table and a server approaches with an iced pitcher in most of my meal encounters. Or at the bar a glass is produced and water poured from a pitcher. I am certainly not condemning anyone's choice of beverage and did not realize the water was presented in its original bottle. Thanks for the insight. I always drink solely water with meals to try and hydrate from the lack of intake in non-meal time.
     
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    lol

    What doesn't get testy around here!?!
     
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    Testy...it's what we do best.
     
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    What makes you think the majority of this board is informed? Lol
    The majority here only go to Vegas once a year IF that.
     
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    I agree but it's also pretty common for them to ask "bottle, sparkling, or tap" when you say still water as opposed to bringing the bottle out automatically like thieves
     
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    Unfortunately my wife is a big fan of Gordon and wasting money on him. We ate at Steak, Burger, and the Pub and have been mostly disappointed. Burger was actually the least bad. The next time she comes out there with me I know Hells Kitchen is on the list and maybe fish n chips if that is still around. Good thing is I already have enough in my say n play survey points to cover it.
     
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    When they arrive, say "tap." This isn't hard.
     
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    I go to LV 4-5 times a years, but am very uninformed. I love going to Mirage and Bellagio buffets...serve yourself beverages. :D I'm sure by the time I have water, coffee, a couple of orange juices and some tea packets to go, I would have rung up a hefty bill at Hell's Kitchen. The most impressive thing for me when I eat in LV is that I usually don't have to pay for it and I don't have to cook it, and most of the time it's good. :feedme:
     
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    I'm fine with Las Vegas' tap water and I don't like sparkling water... not cause I have to pay for it... I just don't like it.
     
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    I'm sure I'm not telling anyone something new here, but having a Brita sport water bottle is a necessity. I usually keep a couple empty water bottles from the casino floor and refill them in my room, then stick them in ice. I always filter my coffee/tea water in the room before using it. For that same nine bucks for a bottle of water at Hell's Kitchen you can buy a sport bottle and filter hundreds. Yep...I'm uninformed and frugal. :rolleyes:
     
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