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What restaurant closing in Las Vegas would "totally" bum you out...

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by tagac27, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. aronius

    aronius Low-Roller

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    Restaurants I miss. Kokomos at the Mirage and Valentino at the Venetian.

    Current ones that I would miss. Julian Serrano and Carbone.
     
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  2. Syringe Monkey

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    The Egg & I.
    Golden Steer.
    Good Pie.
     
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  3. Breeze147

    Breeze147 Button Man

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    We totally agree on this. First breakfast on Fremont is always Magnolia's. At some point, it's the Prime Rib Special for dinner. With a Player's Club card, they are almost giving this away. Magnolia's is funky, poorly lit and it would help if you are a Spanish speaker, you wait forever on the stairs to get in and wait forever at the cashier's to get out. And guess what, none of that bothers me. If you're lucky, you get a table overlooking the casino floor. And there is always some off the wall character fellow diner who is fun to observe. I would be lost without Magnolia's.
     
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  4. Breeze147

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    What got into the heads of Mirage management to replace Kokomo's and Caribe Cafe with B.B. King's (defunct) and Colicchio's, a middling steak house at best? Although I never ate there, but Samba's Brazilian Steakhouse also went belly up. And yet waaay overpriced STACK remains! They demolished Revolution Lounge and put in a halfway decent Sports Bar, so that's a plus. The small, diner type place they put in the corner just before the elevators completely sucks. Is Japonais still there, I didn't even notice it on my last trip? Onda is allegedly decent. I always say I'm going there but never do.

    But Kokomo's, that was one of those places you go to for milestone celebrations.
     
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  5. tmoney25

    tmoney25 High-Roller

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    I don't have fancy or expensive tastes. I would be totally bummed if Sirrico's Pizza in NYNY's quick eats closed down. It has been the first place I eat at in Vegas on each and every trip I make, no matter where I'm staying. It's my tradition and I want to keep that one going.

    I was a bit sad when I found out that Cheeseburger in Paradise closed. I also ate there on every trip too.
     
  6. Basil

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    Japonais is now Otoro, basically just a name change with basically the same menu. Ate at BB Kings on my first trip to Vegas- only remember because I got a salad and it was the first veggies I’d had in 4 days.

    Disagree that the Pantry sucks- the food is pretty good. It is, however, overpriced.

    Never went to Kokomo, and sounds like that was a miss on my part :(
     
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  7. Geogran

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    Uh oh Breeze, you might need another trip to the Mirage.

    You missed out - Ondo is gone and it was good! ;)
    Osteria Costa is the new casual Italian place (located where Samba Brazilian was) will try it in a few weeks.
    Stack actually has a pretty good steak, but noisy up front.
    We like The Pantry for breakfast only - but pricey; more options for the money at Cravings for breakfast.
    Agree Tom Collichio’s is a middling steak place, but was better the last time we ate there comped :)
    Agree BBKings was a bust, and the cafe caribe was a much better option.
    They closed Kokomo’s and planned to replace with one of the Iron Chef’s, Marimota, I think, but it fell through.

    Mirage is notorious for closing or changing good places. :mad:
    Bring Kokomo’s back :feedme:
     
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  8. LivingTheDream

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    I second THE Steak House and Peppermill...great food at good prices with that old Vegas atmosphere--would hate to see them go.

    I also miss the traditional coffee shops and in particular the Victoria Room at the Barbary Coast (outstanding $10.99 steak, eggs and hash brown special) and the Bally's coffee shop where the sourdough toast, link sausages and orange juice was my "go to" prior to retiring after battling the BJ gods.
     
  9. Breeze147

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    Totally missed Osteria Costa. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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  10. FYMYAWF

    FYMYAWF It's not a bender, it's a lifestyle.

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    This. A thousand times this. Carnevino, whatever "restaurant heaven" level you reside upon, bless me once more with your Bolognese. There was nothing like it.
     
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    The food was the only good part about the Lucky Dragon. Pearl Ocean had probably some of the best Chinese food the Strip has seen, and it'll probably be a while before other restaurants like it pop up.
     
  12. gr8whitenorth

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    No question Peppermill. For that matter them changing it much at all. Love that place.
     
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    Sugar Factory...for the peanut butter cup martini. I was very bummed when after only my 2nd trip to Vegas they closed the one at Paris. I had 1 trip without it, then it reopend at the Fashion Show. While it's a litter further away from where we usually hang out, it's well worth the walk down there for that drink.
     
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    Hell, I'm still upset at Commander's Palace closing before I could use the gc my sister got me for my birthday. But anyway... Current restaurants - MAG definitely and Wolfgang Puck at MGM.
     
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  15. Sam610

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    See, this is what I don't understand with people saying they would be upset if it closed - if it did and it wasn't turned into a mega-McDonalds or Ross or something, I would be happy to try the new food offering. Admittedly, it's been five years, but I found the food to be better at their place in Reston VA than the one on the strip.

    So, if it closed and was no longer a restaurant, I would be upset. If it closed and the restaurant was some awful crappy place, I would be upset. If it closed and the new place was, for example something along the lines of Joe's I wouldn't be too upset. Décor not too dissimilar in some respects, patio remains, good times to be had!!
     
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    Earls.
    Its our meal early morning before our flight out.
     
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    I can’t think of one...there are too many options for us to hit many of them, so always lots to try.
     
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    Kingbarkus Low-Roller

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    You know what? We're still upset about the Cal closing the Cafe. One of the dumbest decisions the Cal has made. It was my quick go-to place for decent food at a great price. Hell, one day you may find myself and Makkiboy outside wearing sandwich boards demanding the Cal open the Cafe back up. And 93 Octane can suck it. :poke:
     
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  19. jbee

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    I would have to agree. We do not go as often as in the past but there are too many offerings to be had.
    Never had a 'have to eat' at place. Most are about the same. Need to venture out and try new places.
     
  20. fabriano

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    Mesa Grill. I forgot about the Victorian Room AND Michael's Steakhouse at the Barbary Coast. Victorian---great food/prices; Michael's---old school steakhouse.