Listed below are places I have prioritized for various lunch/dinners. I may not end up hitting all of them, but I could use help on my dining itinerary. Will be there 4 nights, July 27-30 with a group that is going for the Evo fighting game tournament.
I'd normally have no problem doing high end/expensive; trust me, I'd love to do Raku's kaiseki or L'atelier or E by Jose Andres. However, I am traveling with friends who have a much lower budget than I do. More than $30-40pp all-in would be tough for them to pull off for dinners. And LoS and Raku are pretty much obligatory for me.
Aburiya Raku - seems like a place that'd get busy at dinner, so how far ahead should I call for a reservation?
Lotus of Siam
Monta Ramen and Yokohama Kaigenro (these should at the very least be better than the sloppy excuses for ramen we have in TX)
Burger Bar at Mandalay (hear they have excellent craft beer too?)
Bouchon (likely gonna do this for breakfast. gotta do it at least once)
Rio Seafood Buffet (any advise on discounts?) - The Rio is where Evo is being held so any good and low priced (no more than $20-30) lunch/dinner nearby would be appreciated too if that is possible.
Jean Philippe - do I go to the one at ARIA or Bellagio?
Any advice on a coffee shop for a good latte? I saw Illy but would prefer an indie shop and Sambalatte sounded promising too.
I've been to Jaleo in DC and they do a happy hour ("Jaleo hour") that has a discounted menu. Do they do this at the Las Vegas location? Otherwise I guess I'll round up some people to share paella and a few other tapas items. More happy hour ideas would be great actually.
I'm also pretty into craft beer, any other bars I should hit besides Burger Bar, 32 Draft, and Aces and Ales?
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Lotus of Siam
953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104
4503 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
5030 W Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109