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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by Brad Keeton » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:16 pm

Just got back from Vegas this morning, and we took two advisements from this thread.

1. Lotus of Siam--everything Robin has said about this place is true, and more. It was by far the standout meal of our trip. It is out of the way--2 or 3 miles off the strip and in a strip-mall, but it's worth the venture. The food was amazing and the service fantastic. Reservations are somewhat difficult to get, and the inside sort of feels like your average dine-in Chinese joint. This is all quickly forgotten. The prices are very good too, as is the wine list (though I have never seen so many German Riesling offerings in one spot - pages and pages). If you go to Vegas, EAT HERE. The crispy duck with the red curry/Cognac cream sauce might have crept it's way into my list of the 5 best things I've ever eaten. It's that good, and you'll likely agree that the James Beard award, Robb Report writeups, and the like on this place are all well deserved.

2. Battista's Hole in the Wall--we ate here because it was walking distance to our hotel. It' was okay--the food was mediocre, the bread very good, and the prices reasonable, espeically considering all entrees come with free house wine. The wine wasn't very good, but if you're looking for a place to get some carbs and a cheap buzz before a long Vegas night, this isn't a terrible place to go. It's a little touristy as well, with T-shirts and other gear you can buy with their name on it.
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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by Brad Keeton » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:57 am

annemarie m wrote:brad was the accordion serenading at battista's when you ate there? :)


I saw no accordionist while we were there--that would have been fun in our slightly inebriated state.
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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by Kyle L » Fri May 01, 2009 9:22 am

I returned from Las Vegas on Sunday; with no desire to see a large meal for at least one week. My brother and I stayed at The Monte Carlo Casino and had the opportunity to eat at several different places. Some of the highlights were Brand Steakhouse in Monte Carlo and Pampas Brazilian Grille.

BTW, drinking more than two Caipirinha in one meal is dangerous.
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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by Steve H » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:18 pm

I'm planning a Las Vegas trip and gathered most of the restaurant suggestions from previous threads and made a map of them here.

Unfortunately, the Rosewood Grille that everyone seemed to like is now closed.
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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by Gayle DeM » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:34 pm

Cool beans, making up the map was realy neat.
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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by Steve H » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:38 pm

Gayle DeM wrote:Cool beans, making up the map was realy neat.


I'm glad you liked it Gayle!

I make maps for myself like this all the time and always share them when they might be useful to others.
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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by Steve H » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:20 pm

Okay, I'm back.

I'm pleased to confirm the goodness of Rosemary's and Lotus of Siam. These should be on everyone's list when in Las Vegas.

We also liked the small plates place called Firefly on Paradise. The food is good and the selections are above average. If you are into drinking they have a daily happy hour from 3-6PM with half price drinks. This alone made stopping in a few times worth it to us.

We also found an upscale Mexican place that is good, with good Margaritas as a bonus. It's called Agave Restaurant.
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Re: Las Vegas Food tips

by JustinHammond » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:06 pm

Tacos and Tequila
http://tacosandtequilalv.com/

9/10
CHILORIO TACOS - Spicy Mexican-style pulled pork, flour tortilla, crema fresca, pickled onion

Good food. Overpriced. Ok service


Lotus of Siam
http://www.saipinchutima.com/#/HOME-01-00/

7/10
EGG ROLL (Meatless)- Mixed vegetables and bean thread
noodle wrapped in a rice paper crepe then deep fried, served
with homemade sweet and sour sauce.


8/10
SPICY CHICKEN WINGS-Chicken wings deep fried until
crispy then sautéed with chili, garlic sauce, and topped with
crispy mint leaves.

9/10
PORK GREEN PEPPER (Pad Prik Sod)-Sautéed with bell pepper,
fresh chili, carrot & onion


5/10
PAD THAI-Could have been the most popular stir fried
classic Thai small rice noodle of all time. This dish stir fried
with egg, green onion, bean sprouts and chopped peanut.

Major disappointment. The Pad Thai was almost inedible and the service was bordering on bad.

Firefly
http://www.fireflylv.com/

10/10
Stuffed dates
[bacon-wrapped, smoked almond, red wine reduction, blue cheese]

8/10
Empanada
[pastry stuffed w/roast pork, red pepper, w/salad, aioli]

7/10
Chicken and chorizo stuffed mushrooms

8/10
Thai beef salad
[seared beef, thai dressing, romaine, tomato, cucumber, ginger]

8/10
Crispy duck rolls
[cherry hoisin sauce]

9/10
Banana-Nutella sandwiches
[w/Nutella cream dipping sauce]

Great Food, great service

Otto
http://www.ottopizzeria.com/VEGAS/home.cfm

9/10
Prosciutto Arugula Pizza
tomato, mozzarella, cacio

Great pizza

Coffee Cup
http://www.worldfamouscoffeecup.com/

9/10
SHORT ON CASH
One Pancake, One Egg, Two Strips of Bacon

10/10
Cup of Verde

Very good and cheap breakfast near the Hoover Dam

Olives
http://www.bellagio.com/restaurants/olives.aspx

9/10
Grilled Squid and Octopus
vinaigrette of chickpeas, tomatoes, toasted garlic, parsley

9/10
Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread
rosemary crust, sweet & sour fig jam, gorgonzola, prosciutto di parma

10/10
Strawberry Tart - Possibly best dessert ever

Great food, good service, fantastic view.

Stripsteak
http://www.mandalaybay.com/dining/signa ... steak.aspx

10/10
O Y ST E R S america’s best, seasonal selection

10/10
AMERICAN K O B E B U R G E R duck fat fries, fennel slaw, watercress

Best oysters ever, great burger, good service
"The idea is to eat well and not die from it-for the simple reason that that would be the end of your eating." - Jim Harrison
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