Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Las Vegas Lifestyle Discussion of all things Las Vegas. Ask questions about hotels/shows/etc., coordinate meetups with other 2+2ers and post Las Vegas trip reports.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-17-2008, 03:16 AM   #201
AceCR9
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: keeping it real
Posts: 8,356
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

ate at Prime tonight, excellent as usual. Definitely has the best filet of any place I have ever been to. For those that don't know- ask to go out on the patio after dinner, either for dessert and drinks if its not cold, or just to watch a fountain show for 5 min. More for your GF or say family visiting(my case tonight) than you, but its still cool.

also wtf is up with a lot of places being closed this week? I've been in diff casinos the past few days and they def are not dead, yet a lot of places are closed "for renovations" or w/e. Yellowtail, Crafsteak, and Seablue just that I heard of today.
AceCR9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 05:32 AM   #202
wporter
adept
 
wporter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Auburn
Posts: 1,158
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

just wanted to send more love n9ne's way, was definitely my favorite meal in vegas. great steak and sides, would be my first choice of places in vegas to recommend to someone.
wporter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 08:15 AM   #203
yellowfish
journeyman
 
yellowfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 210
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Is it wierd to eat on your own? Going to vegas soon on my own and I enjoy good food, I've no problems eating on my own, but want to know is it a regular thing or will I look like a physco?
Thanks
yellowfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 12:43 PM   #204
brokestackmtn
journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: poker..wish I knew how 2 quit U
Posts: 228
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowfish View Post
Is it wierd to eat on your own? Going to vegas soon on my own and I enjoy good food, I've no problems eating on my own, but want to know is it a regular thing or will I look like a physco?
Thanks
I think it's fine - before I was married I did this all the time. The way I thought about it was, even if I looked like a psycho, what was the alternative? Eating something less good because of what strangers *might* think about me? F 'em and enjoy yourself!!

If the place has bar seating, that's always a good option.. and who knows you may make a new 'friend'...
brokestackmtn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 01:14 PM   #205
Kneel B4 Zod
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Kneel B4 Zod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 27,572
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Atelier is a good place to eat alone
Kneel B4 Zod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 02:29 PM   #206
augie_
satanically inspired

 
augie_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 20,616
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
also wtf is up with a lot of places being closed this week? I've been in diff casinos the past few days and they def are not dead, yet a lot of places are closed "for renovations" or w/e. Yellowtail, Crafsteak, and Seablue just that I heard of today.
the casinos aren't dead but just walk up and down the pit. the bellagio has an army of $10 bj tables. i couldn't get cirque tickets because the shows weren't even running.

i guess the restaraunts were planning on simply losing money by being open.
augie_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #207
FatalError
Fantasy Site Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: @DraftKings
Posts: 8,185
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

this is a common time of year for vegas restaurants to shut down for their yearly detailed cleanings, noodles was shut down 2 weeks ago for it
FatalError is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 11:41 AM   #208
PhatPots
veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,973
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

I've eaten at quite a few nice places in Vegas.

I ate at Craftsteak last year around X-mas time. I had their expensive Kobe (the platinum steak) which was very good and some lobster which was poached in butter. The side dishes were excellent. But the most memorable thing from the meal, was dessert. I order the ice cream platter. It was 16 scoops of ice cream. All miniature scoops so you could taste it. It was big enough for 2-3 ppl. But the flavours were so interesting. They had gingerbread, fruit cake, cinnamon, red bull, orange basil. Very good.


I forgot to add, my little brother did a wine flight. What I liked about the wines (I had a sip of) was that they were very distinct. One was very smokey, the other very fruity, can't remember the 3rd.

In the summer I at the SW Steakhouse. It was phenomenal. I had a filet that was great. It came with some kind of blue cheese pastry which I did not care for. It seemed to have goat cheese in it. I hate goat cheese. The side dish of truffled cream corn was soooo good. I can't remember any other place offering it as a side dish. Mushrooms and potatoe were good as well. For dessert I had the Fritters with 3 dipping sauces (chocolate, vanilla, and caramel which was the best). Excellent presentation. Fantastic dessert! My gf got creme brulee which was good, but creme brulee is always good.

This time I am going to try Delmonicos and Cut.

Last edited by PhatPots; 12-19-2008 at 11:45 AM. Reason: Added to craftsteak review
PhatPots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #209
PhatPots
veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,973
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowfish View Post
Is it wierd to eat on your own? Going to vegas soon on my own and I enjoy good food, I've no problems eating on my own, but want to know is it a regular thing or will I look like a physco?
Thanks
Don't be silly. The only thing is that you get board. So bring a book or you will probably play with your blackberry.
PhatPots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 12:03 PM   #210
PhatPots
veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,973
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

I forgot to add my review of Olives and Fix.

Olives was bad. I did not like it. I ordered a pasta dish in a cream sauce with snow peas. I ate about 1/2 my meal. My family didn't really care for it either. Service was pretty slow and our waiter was unattentive. It took me a while to ask for water.


Fix was very good. I had a filet (always go for a filet when I get steak). We had lobster mashed potatoes, and adult fried mac and cheese. Very good. I loved the side dishes. I would recommend this place.
PhatPots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #211
BusterFlush
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 230
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowfish View Post
Is it wierd to eat on your own? Going to vegas soon on my own and I enjoy good food, I've no problems eating on my own, but want to know is it a regular thing or will I look like a physco?
Thanks
Just eat at the bar at any of the nice places and there always seems to someone to talk to. I always eat at Joe's Stone Crab at the Forum shops and the bartender recognizes me and we always chat.
BusterFlush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 12:37 PM   #212
BusterFlush
journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 230
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

My Favorite spots to dine in Vegas are:

Red Square-Mandalay Bay: Russian themed with great vodka (matini's) and caviar (although I hate caviar). Great for a date.

Boa-Forum Shops-Steaks and Seafood in a contemporary decor.

Sea Blu-MGM: Lobster corndogs, anything better?

Binion's Steakhouse (flame away for this one): I am a sucker for old Vegas this makes me feel nostalgic. Great view of the strip on a clear night, great French onion soup, and reasonable lobster.

Joe's Stone Crab's Forum shops: The Claw appetizer and sweet potato french fries are the nuts.
BusterFlush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 12:59 PM   #213
brokestackmtn
journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: poker..wish I knew how 2 quit U
Posts: 228
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhatPots View Post
I forgot to add my review of Olives and Fix.
Olives was bad. I did not like it. I ordered a pasta dish in a cream sauce with snow peas. I ate about 1/2 my meal. My family didn't really care for it either. Service was pretty slow and our waiter was unattentive. It took me a while to ask for water.
Ugh.. Olives is haaaarrrrble...

I forgot one thing about SW.... wtf is up with that annoying video thing and the wacky snake and loud music over the fountain outside... very incongruent with the atmosphere...
brokestackmtn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 05:41 PM   #214
ike
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,631
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowfish View Post
Is it wierd to eat on your own? Going to vegas soon on my own and I enjoy good food, I've no problems eating on my own, but want to know is it a regular thing or will I look like a physco?
Thanks
Perfect opportunity to bring a notebook, pretend you're writing a review for a serious publication, and see if they give you anything free, IMO.
ike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 06:25 PM   #215
xPros
enthusiast
 
xPros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 78
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhatPots View Post
I forgot to add my review of Olives and Fix.

Fix was very good. I had a filet (always go for a filet when I get steak). We had lobster mashed potatoes, and adult fried mac and cheese. Very good. I loved the side dishes. I would recommend this place.
I've always really liked Fix and Stack. Ate at Stack two weeks ago in the Mirage. Food was excelllent as always, but the service was slow. Not that we were in a rush, but it was slow enough to notice and be a little annoying. They have also added the lobster tacos to the app menu at Stack. Used to only be at Fix. Apps were exceptional, steaks were great, sides were great, desserts were great. More casual places than Delmonicos, etc., but still very much worthwile.
xPros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 11:12 PM   #216
FatalError
Fantasy Site Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: @DraftKings
Posts: 8,185
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhatPots View Post
I forgot to add my review of Olives and Fix.

Olives was bad. I did not like it. I ordered a pasta dish in a cream sauce with snow peas. I ate about 1/2 my meal. My family didn't really care for it either. Service was pretty slow and our waiter was unattentive. It took me a while to ask for water.


Fix was very good. I had a filet (always go for a filet when I get steak). We had lobster mashed potatoes, and adult fried mac and cheese. Very good. I loved the side dishes. I would recommend this place.
i thought olives was awful, i'd been to everywhere at the bellagio 2x before i went to olives for the first time, and my conclusion was that it was far and away the worst place to eat at bellagio.

and eating alone in vegas isn't bad at all, i see a lot of people doing it, almost every restaurant has an eat at bar
FatalError is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 06:49 PM   #217
riverdance
old hand
 
riverdance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,544
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

heading to SW and bouchon next week. any can't miss items?
riverdance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 04:29 AM   #218
FatalError
Fantasy Site Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: @DraftKings
Posts: 8,185
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by riverdance View Post
heading to SW and bouchon next week. any can't miss items?
Souffle at SW

Cod Brandade Balls (sp) at bouchon
FatalError is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 01:20 PM   #219
brokestackmtn
journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: poker..wish I knew how 2 quit U
Posts: 228
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by riverdance View Post
heading to SW and bouchon next week. any can't miss items?
creamed corn w/ black truffles @ SW
brokestackmtn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2008, 10:58 PM   #220
PhatPots
veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,973
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

I ate at Pinot Brassier at the Venetian 2 nights ago. We had a large group so they made a special menu for us.

To start I had a lobster bisque which was pretty good but insanely rich. You felt how rich it was 5 minutes after finishing it. Very filling.

My main course was a surf and turf. They gave us a whole baby lobster which was very tasty. Pretty hard to screw up lobster IMO. My steak however, was probably one of the worst steaks I have ever had in a nice restaurant. It was like a hockey puck. I asked for medium well and it was very well done. It was kinda puny compared to others eating the same dish. My theory is that they didn't anticipate that so many ppl would get the surf and turf and perhaps had to thaw my steak out last minute and cook it.

Alot of my guests complained how bad the service was. I was unaware though. They said it was terrible and a few ppl complained. I didn't learn about it until the next day. They said it was dispicable, etc.


On a lighter note, I ate at Delmonicos. It was really good. I had a caesar salad. Pretty good, but I have had better. It need more dressing I think. My steak was fantastic, I had the filet and I split a lobster tail with my younger brother. It was a giagantic tail. We had a few sides. The mushrooms were very good as was the creamed spinach. The truffled potato chips were kinda meh as was a few of the other sides (broccoli and the fingerling potatoes). For dessert I had a fantastic banana cream pie and a latte. If you have never had emerils banana cream pie, you really should try it. I know, you are thinking, Banana cream pie? So what? But this is soooo good. I normally wouldn't care for it, but its his specialty. I asked for skim milk in the latte and they had none? I was a little surprised by that. The steak and lobster tail were just so good it really did carry everything though.


Cliff Notes: Pinot Brassier awful, Delmonicos Good
PhatPots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 03:49 AM   #221
vanwilder10
veteran
 
vanwilder10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: corvallis
Posts: 2,016
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by ike View Post
Perfect opportunity to bring a notebook, pretend you're writing a review for a serious publication, and see if they give you anything free, IMO.
nice, anybody done this? has it worked?
vanwilder10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2008, 08:36 AM   #222
Tilter
old hand
 
Tilter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,200
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Just got back from Vegas for Sight seeing and shows with non-gambling friends.

Went to N9NE (which I thought was pronounced Nene, like Nene Hilario).
Ordered the 40 oz Ribeye for two, and added Lobster tail and Crab Leg at $20 per with crab cake appetizer. Ordering the seafood was overdoing it. Crab cakes were great, and our cut of Ribeye was fatty and delicious as opposed to my other friend who ordered it rare and got a healthier cut. The steak is in the top 3 that I've had [with Porterhouse at Ruth's Chris and Kobe Beef in Kobe being the others].

Went to the Burger Bar midweek and had the $60 Rossini burger with Black Truffles. Black Truffles sure are delicious, I didn't see the $1000 burger combo on the menu though.

Also went Nobu and ordered the $100 Omakase. 3 Cold: Toro with caviar in this sauce [amazing dish], then 2xred-tail + 1xblack tail sashimi, then Kanpachi salad with wasabi vinegrette; 3 Hot: Black Cod in Miso [Nobu's Specialty dish is delicious], Beef Tenderloin cooked in Sake extinguished by Citrus [way too sour, did not like], Miso soup with clams; Final Dish: 5xSushi (Salmon, Toro, Kanpanchi, Sweet Shrimp, and Macorro). Ended with a Bento Box (Chocolate Running Cake + Best Green Tea Icecream i've had).

I'd like to go back and try the $250 Omakase sometime.

Last edited by Tilter; 12-30-2008 at 08:46 AM.
Tilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 12:29 PM   #223
ahnuld
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ahnuld's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: buy side
Posts: 17,267
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riverman View Post
Why do people always forget Michael Mina? Best meal I've ever had in Vegas.
just went there last weekend. Didnt know much about it but was very impressed. Best seafood ive had in awhile. My and gildwulf got a cheaper bottle of wine, and an app and entree each and it ran us 150 a person allin
ahnuld is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2009, 07:05 PM   #224
EJXD2
grinder
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Posts: 551
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

Quote:
Originally Posted by RockyGravel View Post
I have been to Nobu in New York and I thought it was very impressive (Morimoto is a bad ass). But Bouchon has to be ranked above these. I have never been to Bouchon in Vegas but I apprenticed at the one in Napa Valley for 3 months and if I could pick anywhere in the world to eat it would be Bouchon (Thomas Keller is the best chef in this country by far!!!!!)

ps. If your ever in Napa try his other restaurant The French Laundry ( that is if you want to drop 1K/person on dinner)
Nice hyperbole here.

You can get out of The French Laundry for $500/person EASY assuming you don't go overboard on the booze.
EJXD2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2009, 01:40 AM   #225
silentbob
veteran
 
silentbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: I want to go to there
Posts: 2,578
Re: *** Official Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread***

How much does the omakase typically run at Okada, and about how many courses do you usually get?
silentbob is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.33 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ę 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online