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Old 06-24-2015, 05:15 PM   #5176
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Re: Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread

Faluzure,

check out Cosmopolitan buffet, "Wicked Spoon"
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:15 AM   #5177
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Re: Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread

I'm thinking of doing the Beef tasting at Carnevino, what do you guys think about it?
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:38 AM   #5178
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Had it once ages ago. It's nothing special. It's very one note and it isn't even close to worth the money. The pasta and apps are most of the reason to go there and you don't get them with the tasting.

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Old 06-25-2015, 06:50 AM   #5179
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Had it once ages ago. It's nothing special. It's very one note and it isn't even close to worth the money. The pasta and apps are most of the reason to go there and you don't get them with the tasting.

Do Picasso.
Is your favorite Steakhouse still Delmonico's like your website says? Would like to try a new top notch Steakhouse. On previous trips I've had SW Steakhouse (x3), and Craft Steak (The Japanese A5 Wagyu was the best Steak I've ever had).

I am considering Picasso I'm just kind of a picky eater and don't know if I would like some of the dishes. Will they work with you? I see the chef is quoted on the website as saying "I've seen guests, they have four-courses of the quail, even for dessert! This is true story.." Just wondering if there is any truth to that because I love quail? LOL
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Old 06-25-2015, 04:27 PM   #5180
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Don't go into a fine dining restaurant with a prix fixe menu and ask for changes or substitutions, even if they allow it. It's just poor form unless there's a medical reason.

If you want the best steak in Vegas, go to Cut.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:58 PM   #5181
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Re: Las Vegas Fine Dining Thread

Picasso's Degustation is pretty much the perfect meal for someone wanting to try a french fine dining menu for the first time. Lobster, scallop, foie gras, fish, and lamb with very traditional accompaniments.

If you really want to try a great steak though, Delmonico is definitely a great choice. It has an emphasis on service and feels more like an old school Vegas steakhouse than the other choice, Cut. Cut definitely has the best cuts of meat and if you don't mind dropping the money, probably the best steak overall in Vegas but it has a less homey feel to it and some people prefer that.

And I definitely agree, don't try to haggle on alterations to tasting menus. They're usually quite difficult for the kitchen to pull off for a group and they are the way they are because of very specific decisions made by the chef.

FWIW, Carnevino is another great choice for best steak in town (all 3 of them are at Venetian/Palazzo too) but not because of the tasting menu. Call ahead and ask if the Riserva is available and make sure you get the duck liver ravioli.
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:32 PM   #5182
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Picasso's Degustation is pretty much the perfect meal for someone wanting to try a french fine dining menu for the first time. Lobster, scallop, foie gras, fish, and lamb with very traditional accompaniments.

If you really want to try a great steak though, Delmonico is definitely a great choice. It has an emphasis on service and feels more like an old school Vegas steakhouse than the other choice, Cut. Cut definitely has the best cuts of meat and if you don't mind dropping the money, probably the best steak overall in Vegas but it has a less homey feel to it and some people prefer that.

And I definitely agree, don't try to haggle on alterations to tasting menus. They're usually quite difficult for the kitchen to pull off for a group and they are the way they are because of very specific decisions made by the chef.

FWIW, Carnevino is another great choice for best steak in town (all 3 of them are at Venetian/Palazzo too) but not because of the tasting menu. Call ahead and ask if the Riserva is available and make sure you get the duck liver ravioli.
Thanks for the advice about tasting menus. Regarding the riserva it says it's served by the inch. What is meant by this? Do you only get like one inch of meat or is it a full steak in one inch slices?
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:01 AM   #5183
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You need to decide how thick a cut you want because the riserva is cut from the primal for each order. 1.5 or two inches is probably standard.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:32 AM   #5184
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I don't really consider a piece of A5 wagyu a steak. It is delicious but, something very different than what USA#1ers consider a steak. Cut is top LV imo.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:06 AM   #5185
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went to yonaka n was really dissapointed.
fish was not fresh or good quality at all n the peices of negri were ENORMOUS.
not a good thing for sushi.

i hate to complain but had to send one plate back n the manager tried to tell me how "thats just how blue fin is supposed to take" n some other condescending things like i had never eaten sushi before.

cant believe anyone likes this place.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:27 AM   #5186
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Went to Blossom after it had rave reviews and they needed to be introduced to salt. Unreal how you can spend two days making Peking Duck and not ****ing salt it when serving.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:13 PM   #5187
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Vegas changes so much, if I were a seafood lover Gobbo, where would I go?
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:53 PM   #5188
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Assuming you don't want sushi?

Seafood is all about quality of ingredients, that usually means more expensive which means you're gonna want to go to a strip restaurant. Years ago I would instantly tell you RM upstairs but it hasn't existed for a while. Bartolotta is italian seafood and they do it quite well.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:56 PM   #5189
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went to yonaka n was really dissapointed.
fish was not fresh or good quality at all n the peices of negri were ENORMOUS.
not a good thing for sushi.

i hate to complain but had to send one plate back n the manager tried to tell me how "thats just how blue fin is supposed to take" n some other condescending things like i had never eaten sushi before.

cant believe anyone likes this place.
if you went for nigiri then you're doing it wrong. Yonaka best attribute is their creativity, not necessarily fish quality. Go during happy hour, order hamachi midori, hamachi ringo, sake kale, chicken jidori. Dont skip on desert. you'll thank me later.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:29 PM   #5190
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Assuming you don't want sushi?

Seafood is all about quality of ingredients, that usually means more expensive which means you're gonna want to go to a strip restaurant. Years ago I would instantly tell you RM upstairs but it hasn't existed for a while. Bartolotta is italian seafood and they do it quite well.
Wait RM doesn't exist anymore? I really wanted to do the ice cream tasting challenge with the girl.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:32 PM   #5191
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if you went for nigiri then you're doing it wrong. Yonaka best attribute is their creativity, not necessarily fish quality. Go during happy hour, order hamachi midori, hamachi ringo, sake kale, chicken jidori. Dont skip on desert. you'll thank me later.
Qft. SAKE ORENJI is a must imho. Their karaage on the happy menu is great, too. Also not necessarily dessert, but the buko jam (foie Gras toast with a filipino twist) is so good.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:33 PM   #5192
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Wait RM doesn't exist anymore? I really wanted to do the ice cream tasting challenge with the girl.
It's there and ice cream challenge is still available. There used to be a sister restaurant called RM Upstairs, but it was replaced by Rx Boiler Room (also a Rick Moonen restaurant).
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:33 PM   #5193
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It's there and ice cream challenge is still available. There used to be a sister restaurant called RM Upstairs, but it was replaced by Rx Boiler Room (also a Rick Moonen restaurant).
Okay that's what I figured after rereading.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:35 PM   #5194
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RM upstairs was the fine dining parallel and it was incredible.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:06 AM   #5195
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I got the sake orenji it was OK certainly not worth going back.
the A5 skewers were truly phenomenal, absolutely perfect bites of steak.

we got like 4 other small plates non of which were that memorable (two diff hamachi apps) and after the way I was condescended to about the akami there is no way I would return.

on a much happier note I've been to kabuto 3x and it's been top notch every time.
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Old 07-01-2015, 10:51 AM   #5196
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Is the lunch special at Milos still good value?

They've increased the cost of the Milos lunch special by about $5 since it was introduced. It's still a much better value than the dinner menu but it's no longer quite as amazing a value as it used to be. I still go about once a month and I do recommend it.
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Old 07-01-2015, 11:47 AM   #5197
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Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:46 PM   #5198
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I'm really gonna try to make my website into something huge after the WSOP. I think I'm gonna try to keep it 99% positive but sometimes it's fun trashing places that Yelp loves.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:51 PM   #5199
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I'm really gonna try to make my website into something huge after the WSOP. I think I'm gonna try to keep it 99% positive but sometimes it's fun trashing places that Yelp loves.


Been missing the updates. Should be back out in Vegas sometime next year, hoping for a load more places to try.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:42 PM   #5200
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I'm really gonna try to make my website into something huge after the WSOP. I think I'm gonna try to keep it 99% positive but sometimes it's fun trashing places that Yelp loves.
A lot of fine dining reviews fall under the guise of the reviewer knowing that he knows a lot more than you do. If that makes sense. And that can be off-putting to anybody who isn't passionate about it as well.

An article for beginners about why certain restaurants are worth the extra cost. Maybe even a beginner's section where you could encourage more people to enjoy places they don't recognize by the sign. Why more doesn't equal better. Why the Cheesecake Factory being in the top 5 restaurants in Vegas on tripadvisor is a bit of a crime. Something like that I think would be a good thing.
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