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Old 02-15-2019, 05:19 PM   #7101
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I have not been to Catch but if it's anything like the one in LA, it's more about the scene than the food.

Sage is legit.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:55 PM   #7102
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Can anyone who has been to both Catch and Sage share their preference? Anything else in the general vicinity of Aria/Cosmo and same price point I should consider? This is for a business dinner.
Been to Sage three times. First two were very good to excellent. Last time, service was borderline lousy. Once it became clear we weren't going to drop a grand on wine, we were pretty much ignored the rest of the evening. My wife was happy with her meal - I had had the Wagyu flat iron steak that to be generous was crap, and served cold.

They seemed REALLY short staffed for some reason, so maybe that was the problem. We'll probably give them another try assuming it was a one-off, but it was disappointing. Having said that - you'll probably be OK there. Or you could just walk over to the Bellagio and go to Prime - safe, standard steakhouse.

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Old 02-15-2019, 08:38 PM   #7103
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I know a couple people who went to Catch and they all basically told me the same thing. Food is good but way too expensive for what you get and everything about the place seems to be set-up to maximize instagramability.

Last time I went to Sage they had a $89 4-course tasting menu that I thought was pretty good value.

Which one is better for a business dinner probably depends on the type of business. Partners at a law firm probably prefer Sage, hair/nail salon employees certainly Catch.

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Been to Sage three times. First two were very good to excellent. Last time, service was borderline lousy. Once it became clear we weren't going to drop a grand on wine, we were pretty much ignored the rest of the evening.
Not much more things in a restaurant bother me as much as being able to tell that a server is p***ed because you don’t order expensive alcohol and therefore are going to tip less.

Last night for Valentines dinner, my wife asked for a wine suggestion and just based on the conversation between her and our waiter, I already knew he was going to sell her one of the most expensive glasses on the menu. She got a Riesling from a vineyard close to my hometown where I’ve bought wine in the past, so I immediately knew the glass was more expensive than buying a bottle there.

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Old 02-16-2019, 12:54 AM   #7104
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Went to a small wedding reception that was held as a high tea in the Waldorf. I had never been to high tea before. I like it. Especially that I get my own tea pot and donít have to share. The little finger sandwiches and hot scones were good, too.
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:03 AM   #7105
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Did high tea at the Goring in London. Surprisingly entertaining. I had to share my tea pot with my wife, though.

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Old 02-16-2019, 08:31 AM   #7106
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Did high tea at the Goring in London. Surprisingly entertaining. I had to share my tea pot with my wife, though.
Did they really call it “high tea” there? In London, I was told that kind of meal/snack was an “afternoon tea”, consumed by rich people between lunch and relatively late dinner while “high tea” was the working class dinner eaten between coming home from work and going to the pub.

They claimed that calling it high tea instead of afternoon tea was strictly a US thing but apparently you experienced that in England, too. Now I am confused.

I went to one wedding reception like that and enjoyed it. Had to share tea pots though. But to this date the hosts are still mocked for their “so very posh” event that I highly doubt another of our friends will do another one.
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Old 02-16-2019, 12:07 PM   #7107
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Did they really call it “high tea” there? In London, I was told that kind of meal/snack was an “afternoon tea”, consumed by rich people between lunch and relatively late dinner while “high tea” was the working class dinner eaten between coming home from work and going to the pub.

They claimed that calling it high tea instead of afternoon tea was strictly a US thing but apparently you experienced that in England, too. Now I am confused.
In Vegas it's called "high tea" for different reasons..

But here's a link about the differences.
https://www.thespruceeats.com/aftern...ference-435327

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Old 02-16-2019, 02:08 PM   #7108
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Being an uncultured 'merican with straw in his hair - I misspoke. It was afternoon tea.

It was still fun.

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Old 02-16-2019, 05:03 PM   #7109
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high tea!

top to bottom: pastries. hot scones, savory finger sandwiches


we had a choice of about a bazillion teas, but this was one of two special teas that was only available this weekend - it was good. I finished my pot.


Never had tea in actual china before lol...they had white and brown sugar sticks, cream, etc.


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Old 02-16-2019, 06:19 PM   #7110
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Very cool, thanks for the pics.
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Old 02-17-2019, 12:44 PM   #7111
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Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing!

BTW, the first picture shows perfectly why that meal is called “low tea” (or afternoon tea) instead of “high tea” in England: You’re sitting comfortably at low tables
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:07 PM   #7112
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high tea!

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Damn, I thought you always drank Dos Equis.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:27 PM   #7113
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Prediction: High tea will have a new Vegas meaning by year's end.

Weekend brief reviews (Cosmo)

Ghost Donkey: Strong unique mezcal drinks. Interesting mole nachos that we couldn't finish. Very cool vibe.

Secret Pizza: Agree with Dave Portnoy that this is about a 3.4 Pretty greasy-- I think if they didn't have to move so fast they would increase quality by a bunch. Long lines, but damn if you're hungry and hammered what you gonna do?

Hattie B's chicken: I ordered "medium" which was damn hot. There are 3 levels above this-- try at your own risk. Lots of food for the price.

Chronic tacos (T-mobile arena) Chicken>Fish. Works in a pinch.

Then we actually ate a real meal between games:

Costa de Mare (Wynn): What a beautiful dining experience. Fresh whole fish somehow makes it here from italian waters but tastes like it was swimming an hour ago. Marsala ravioli is a must try. Wine list very heavy on Italians (not my forte) but Som was quite helpful, and we found a Barolo for under $300.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:52 PM   #7114
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Hobbes, mad:

Went to bazaar meats recently and the somm there was great about recommending good value wines.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:25 AM   #7115
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I had tea at the Waldorf in Edinburgh last summer and it was certainly worth the experience, if just once. We both had our own teapots and after thirty or so minutes they asked us if we wanted to go for another. We both chose again. Apparently that's normal? There was no extra charge.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:08 PM   #7116
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Yeah, they filled my teapot up again when I asked...have know idea if they charged, I wasn’t paying lol.
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:11 PM   #7117
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I think it's borderline for fine dining, but has anyone been to the new Spago's at the Bellagio yet? Wife and I are going to be there end of March, and Olives was one of our usual stops. We weren't impressed with the Spago's at CP on the one visit we made there, but I'd be open to a second try.

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Old 02-19-2019, 08:02 PM   #7118
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Echo & Rig

Half butcher shop aging room and half bar/restaurant.




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Old 02-20-2019, 12:31 AM   #7119
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Get the skirt steak next time. You’re welcome.
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:02 AM   #7120
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Get the rib eye cap and thank me
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:23 AM   #7121
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Yeah, they filled my teapot up again when I asked...have know idea if they charged, I wasnít paying lol.


Great picture! Iíve been reading your posts for 14 years and never had a face to your name. Curiously enough, your picture fits the description of your posts, if thatís possible (itís a compliment)
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:48 PM   #7122
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When available, ribeye cap is usually the correct answer.
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:03 PM   #7123
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When available, ribeye cap is usually the correct answer.
Except at E&R where the skirt steak reigns supreme and only costs $27 or something. For the price of that 44oz steak you could get 2 skirts and 2 ribeye caps. Wow!
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:10 PM   #7124
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We really like the bavette, skirt, hangar, and ribeye cap there. But if your budget allows, a 3 lb tomahawk ribeye is just fantastic to have on the table, and while it's not their best option, it's a good ribeye at a good price.
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Old 02-20-2019, 03:52 PM   #7125
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Great picture! Iíve been reading your posts for 14 years and never had a face to your name. Curiously enough, your picture fits the description of your posts, if thatís possible (itís a compliment)
lol most people assume I look like my avatar
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