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September 23, 2008 10:36 AM   Subscribe

Where should we eat dinner in Vegas on New Year's Eve?

My husband and I have had a shitty, shitty year, so we have decided to ring out 2008 in a big way. We're off to Vegas! My man has been there before, but I haven't, and we are looking to find the quintessential Vegas experience. As such, I am looking for suggestions for dinner/activities on NYE. We are not looking for cheap and simple, we are looking at big and outrageous.
Bonus question: I have reservations right now at both the Renaissance and the Hilton. I gotta choose between the two. Suggestions?
Thanks, everyone.
posted by msali to Travel & Transportation around Las Vegas, NV (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
How big? Where does your budget top out?
posted by mr_roboto at 11:26 AM on September 23, 2008

Response by poster: No real top on this one, mr_roboto.
posted by msali at 11:30 AM on September 23, 2008

Delmonico Steak House

I haven't been to many (any?) uber-dining type places, and really this is just a swanky steakhouse, so the menu is not outre (delicious nonetheless), but...

The service was astonishing.

Glasses were topped off, napkins folded, cutlery came and went, courses served and cleared and throughout the shuffle we diners felt only a whisper of the presence of staff. Graceful. Cool. Competent. Stuff appeared before us at the right moment, and when it was time for stuff to disappear, it was gone. Then more stuff took its place. An inadvertent glance in the direction of the waiter or one of his helpers went unheeded, but a meaningful glance toward any of the three brought the waiter in an instant. Amazing. Highlight of the trip.
posted by notyou at 1:26 PM on September 23, 2008

If you REALLY have no top end to your budget, you should get the tasting menu at Joel Robuchon.
posted by dersins at 1:37 PM on September 23, 2008

Once again on the if you really have no budget and want the very best meal of your life...go to Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesar's Palace.
posted by skewedoracle at 2:19 PM on September 23, 2008

seconding Joel Roubuchon tasting menu and Restaurant Guy Savoy reccs. I'd also suggest Craftsteak in the MGM. I've had two of the absolute best meals of my life there and if you're a scotch drinker, they have an excellent selection.

as for hotels, i'd probably go with the Wynn or Bellagio over the Renaissance or Hilton, but it all depends on what's available I guess.
posted by kumquatmay at 2:34 PM on September 23, 2008

I recommend Mon Ami Gabi at Paris, Las Vegas for dinner. If you are willing to wait for a table on their patio, you get a great view of the Bellagio fountain show while you dine.
posted by Failure31 at 2:53 PM on September 23, 2008

NYE 2006/7, my wife and I had dinner at the Bellagio buffet. In addition to a special buffet menu for the night, they also had all-you-can-drink champagne. The real stuff. From France. It was an amazing meal. I think it cost about $60 per person.
posted by mintymike at 5:01 PM on September 23, 2008

I second Craftsteak. But if you're foodie, you might also want to consider Rosemary's, even though it's a 15-minute cab ride from the Strip. The Chowhounds turned me on to the place, and it is fantastic. My husband and I visit every time we're in Vegas.
posted by jillsy_sloper at 5:10 PM on September 23, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions, folks. We definitely want to do something really special on NYE night. We are staying at one of the less-schmancy hotels off the main strip for the very reason that we want to blow our expendable cash on mind-blowing experiences. I doubt we will be in the room other than to sleep. We want to do something that we would never be able to do in our sleepy little hometown. I have already checked on a Joel Robuchon tasting. We will DEFINITELY be doing that, if not NYE, some other night then.
posted by msali at 7:20 PM on September 23, 2008

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