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Las Vegas: free-spirited 'hound seeks chow, no reservations required?

The Dairy Queen | | Nov 22, 2006 12:34 PM

Esteemed 'hounds: I expect that most fine dining options-- including many Chowhound favorites-- in Las Vegas require reservations, particularly around the holiday weekends. I've got a long week-end in Las Vegas ahead of me where my aim is to liberate myself from my grueling schedule. My Day-Timer is staying at home.

I want to lie around the pool, drink fruity drinks, read trashy novels, and occasionally get up to gawk at the sites on the Strip. Maybe pop in to one of those wedding chapels and get married at 3am. Spontaneous. Casual. Low-key. Accordingly, I don't want to make any "commitments;" sadly, even a lunch or dinner reservation seems like too much of a commitment right now.

Do you have any recommendations for good chow --breakfast, lunch and dinner--that is available on a walk-in or more spontaneous basis? Basically, I'm hoping for a list of restaurants to tuck in the inner pocket of my leopard-print purse that I can consult when we reach that, "Hey, we're hungry now, where shall we eat?" point.

We'll be staying on the Strip, but we'll have a car. We'll probably want one "dress-up" meal; otherwise, we're casual people. (There will be two or three of us.) We're open to all kinds of cuisines--we've eaten at Lotus of Siam, Peppermill, Fatburger, the Four Seasons (for afternoon tea), The Grand Luxe Cafe(just ok), Bally's cafe (don't recommend it)...probably some others that I can't remember. We plan to have pancakes at the Wynne because I've been tipped off that they are "the best pancakes ever". We'd love to hit LOS again if we can get in without reservations. Also, we'd probably like a decent steak for at least one meal. We missed Luv-it Custard last time--that's still on the list.

Any ideas? And, Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Thank you!