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Old 02-20-2019, 04:24 PM   #7126
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:21 PM   #7127
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Get the skirt steak next time. You’re welcome.
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Get the rib eye cap and thank me
I agree... while the inside of my steak was beautiful, the edges had a lot of connective tissue... not to bad, but it was there.

I chose this steak based on the marbling... The tomahawks were slightly flat looking in terms of fat content. Next time for sure I will get the rib.
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:43 PM   #7128
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Can anyone give a summary of Momofuku? How casual is it, style of meals, recommended items. We have a group of 6 going tomorrow night.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:55 PM   #7129
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Very casual
The pork belly bun and spicy noodles are my go to
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:43 PM   #7130
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I hope CNN will at one point decide to show what they had already shot for parts unknown in Strasbourg. Iíve been to the city countless times as a tourist and would love to see how Bourdain saw it.
that's the key.
he showed travels through his eyes.
to appreciate the view you need not agree with every scene.
man was a master and every restaurant he turned me on to was amazing...
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:22 AM   #7131
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How weird would it be to go to JoŽl Robuchon alone?
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:38 AM   #7132
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How weird would it be to go to JoŽl Robuchon alone?
Itís Vegas, so nothing is really weird. That said, if you want to go for the tasting menu you probably want to bring something to read. Itís not interactive like LíAtelier where you can sit at the counter and watch them work their magic in the kitchen.

I remember somebody told me at Twist they have a selection of books for solo guests so they donít get bored while waiting for the next course.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:10 PM   #7133
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LíAtelier where you can sit at the counter and watch them work their magic in the kitchen.
Man I remember eating at L'Atelier in Paris several years back. It was an amazing meal and experience. We are headed back to Europe this summer and I'm planning on going again. Only problem I have is we will have two teenagers with us and there's no way they could appreciate the tasting menu. Does anyone have any experience taking older kids with them?

Also, anyone know how the U.S. locations compare to the ones in Paris?
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:50 PM   #7134
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Also, anyone know how the U.S. locations compare to the ones in Paris?
I only know the LV location in the US and think that one is comparable to the Saint-Germain restaurant in Paris. There is a second L’Atelier in Paris that has significantly cheaper options and might be better suited for a family meal.

It’s hard to really compare LV to Paris because even if they provided the exact same experience, the Paris restaurants certainly feel more authentic just because they are in Paris. Kinda like going up the LV Eiffel Tower where you look around and think “wow, they did a really good job on making it look like a perfect copy of the original one, just a little smaller”. But it always feels just like that, a copy.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:32 PM   #7135
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Itís Vegas, so nothing is really weird. That said, if you want to go for the tasting menu you probably want to bring something to read. Itís not interactive like LíAtelier where you can sit at the counter and watch them work their magic in the kitchen.

I remember somebody told me at Twist they have a selection of books for solo guests so they donít get bored while waiting for the next course.
What if they gave you a buzzer and you could go gamble between courses?
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:39 PM   #7136
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I only know the LV location in the US and think that one is comparable to the Saint-Germain restaurant in Paris. There is a second LíAtelier in Paris that has significantly cheaper options and might be better suited for a family meal.

Itís hard to really compare LV to Paris because even if they provided the exact same experience, the Paris restaurants certainly feel more authentic just because they are in Paris. Kinda like going up the LV Eiffel Tower where you look around and think ďwow, they did a really good job on making it look like a perfect copy of the original one, just a little smallerĒ. But it always feels just like that, a copy.
Hmmm. Maybe we will just leave them in the room. lol thanks for the tip on the second location. Iíll take a look.
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:06 PM   #7137
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I kinda love eating at good places alone, I feel like the staff recognize you must really be into the food and usually I get to ask waiter / bartender a bunch of questions and learn how some of the magic happens.
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:45 PM   #7138
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Has anyone been do David Toutain in Paris, France?
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:38 AM   #7139
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I see that i did post in the wrong thread yesterday, it seems that this thread is better

Anyone went to Bazaar lately? Would you recommend it for our trip in March?
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:41 PM   #7140
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So a guy in our group made reservations for us next weekend at Scotch 80 at the Palms. Anyone got some scoop on the place?
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:27 PM   #7141
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So a guy in our group made reservations for us next weekend at Scotch 80 at the Palms. Anyone got some scoop on the place?
Ate there once and thought it was great. Best bread ever. Great crab cakes. Steak comparable with other top steakhouses. Overpriced obv, but still worth it.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:06 PM   #7142
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Is there a consensus on Kame v Kabuto?
Is it just a different beast?
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:51 AM   #7143
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Wednesday night after work at Lotus again for me and my gal. We love sitting at the bar and eating there. So good...had the Drunken Noodles and we shared some fish cakes and mango coconut sticky rice.
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Old 03-28-2019, 04:04 PM   #7144
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Wednesday night after work at Lotus again for me and my gal. We love sitting at the bar and eating there. So good...had the Drunken Noodles and we shared some fish cakes and mango coconut sticky rice.


Have you given Lamaii a shot yet?
Or were you always a fan of Lotus over Chada?
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:15 AM   #7145
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Have you given Lamaii a shot yet?
Or were you always a fan of Lotus over Chada?
I have not...we preferred Lotus because they had a lot more veggie dishes for my GF. But I loved Chada, too.
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Old 04-02-2019, 12:44 AM   #7146
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Is there a consensus on Kame v Kabuto?
Is it just a different beast?
went to kabuto last week. would not recommend.

location is pretty ghetto and the parking situation is very bad.
service was uninspired. she brought out food, recited her lines, and was otherwise not much use.
the portions were the smallest of any sushi place i'd been to, including other high-end places.
the dishes are either forgettable or oddly composed FPS.
and the food itself is not exceptional.
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Old 04-09-2019, 12:12 PM   #7147
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Had some TR credits to use so decided to hit Ruth's Chris when I stayed at Harrahs a couple weeks ago. Sat at the bar.

Had a couple Manhattans that were good, pretty straightforward. Both bartenders that were working were friendly and I ended up BS'ing with them a fair bit.

Started with lobster bisque, was really, really good although there was a service mix-up and it took a while to come out.

Went with 11oz filet, decided to go oscar and got it med rare. Steak was a touch overcooked which I attribute to maybe the thicker filet cut but it was still very flavorful and really good. Also got a side of Au Gratin potatoes which I liked quite a bit as well. Closed with bread pudding with a Chambord sauce that was excellent and maybe the highlight of the meal.

Tab ended up being $150 after using $30 comp dollars. I would maybe go again, but Delmonico, Cut and SW are a level ahead.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:45 PM   #7148
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Ate there once and thought it was great. Best bread ever. Great crab cakes. Steak comparable with other top steakhouses. Overpriced obv, but still worth it.

Just curiously have you ever had crab cakes in Baltimore? Growing up there I am sort of allergic to crab cakes outside of Maryland, but would be really interested if a place has a canít miss version.
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:16 PM   #7149
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Cut is the best for steak. Wish they would move out of Adelson land so I could go back.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:08 AM   #7150
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Just curiously have you ever had crab cakes in Baltimore? Growing up there I am sort of allergic to crab cakes outside of Maryland, but would be really interested if a place has a canít miss version.
Have had crab cakes many times, in Maryland, including Baltimore.

I tried Crab Corner a few times years ago, which was pretty good for crabs, and the usual accompaniments, including NattyBo . Did not try the crab cakes, just the crabs.

I saw today they have a different location on Rainbow. Anyone try it recently ?
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