Table for 6 in Vegas
September 22, 2008 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Vegas locals, lead me as you only can. I am looking for a place to eat in December that is simply amazing, and I would weep if I missed it.

Twice Mefites have introduced me to amazing restaurants I would have never found without their help. The third time is a charm.

Six friends will be in Vegas 12/18-12/21 celebrating my partner's birthday. I've been tasked with finding a mind blowing dining experience. I'd like to say price is no object, but in Vegas, I'm afraid of the gold leaf encrusted brownie foolishness can be found. Where should we eat?

Bonus: is there something so wonderful we just shouldn't miss it?
posted by Classic Diner to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Not local, but Hash House was very very good.
posted by tayknight at 2:50 PM on September 22, 2008

Lotus of Siam is considered by many to be the best Thai restaurant in the US. Not fancy, but has a great wine list as well.
posted by mzurer at 2:56 PM on September 22, 2008

Again, not a local . . . but:

Rosemary's Restaurant - It is off the strip but, by-god the food, service, atmosphere, people were all amazing. It is not much to look at from the outside, but locals swear by it, and now, so do I. On Sundays, the wine is half off (they have a _very_ impressive list to select from, and a very good sommelier to help you through it).

Yelp agrees

posted by milqman at 2:56 PM on September 22, 2008

I'm no native but I liked Sedona when my sister took us there. Excellent quality, ambience, and value.
posted by troy at 2:57 PM on September 22, 2008

A simple google away, but I forgot Rosemary's Linky
posted by milqman at 3:03 PM on September 22, 2008

I don't know what your price point really is, but Le Bouchon [warning: website has sound] was amazing. Their online menu has prices so you can see if it's too much for your budget before you go ahead and make reservations. I had a special - salmon with leeks - and it was just downright unbelievable. We had breakfast there more than once and that was pretty reasonable (I'm a light pastry and coffee kind of person, though), so if the dinner menu is too expensive you should definitely get there for breakfast if possible. It's also romantic and cute, which is a nice bonus.
posted by k8lin at 4:20 PM on September 22, 2008 [1 favorite]

Never been, but I'm guessing Restaurant Charlie would be a gas.
posted by timsteil at 8:16 PM on September 22, 2008

I'm no local, but I eat at a lot of good restaurants in New York City regularly, and Bouchon there is as good as some of our best. I've had a few fantastic meals there in Vegas and loved it each time. Pricey, but worth it.
posted by anildash at 8:56 PM on September 22, 2008

On my annual Vegas trip I always dine at Hugo's Cellar (in the Four Queens), and this past weekend I also went to The Range (in Harrah's). Each worth the ~$100 you'll pay for dinner and drinks. Not for vegetarians.

(And no, I'm not a local, but these being rather off-the-beaten-path locations [especially Four Queens], I thought I'd recommend them because they aren't so obvious.)
posted by iguanapolitico at 9:50 AM on September 23, 2008

Nobu, in the Hard Rock, has the best Japanese food I've ever had. I go there without fail every time I'm in Vegas. Expensive, but worth it.
posted by Four Flavors at 3:53 PM on September 23, 2008

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