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Help with LV restaurants (v. long)


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Help with LV restaurants (v. long)

Marcia | Jan 23, 2005 03:00 PM

Our first trip to LV will be the 2nd week in March. We get in very late Monday night and leave very late Thursday night. Here are the dinner plans so far:

Tuesday: Rosemary's
Wednesday: Mon Ami Gabi (and then O)
Thursday: advice please:

We're from NY, so trying to avoid the LV outposts of restaurants we can go to here (otherwise it would be Il Mulino). My husband suggested Emeril's, because we had our second favorite meal there when we went to NO several years ago (Susan Spicer beat Emeril by a nose). I'm inclined to Commander's Palace instead, because the reviews seem to be more consistently good (despite the fact that CP was a bit of a disappointment when we were in NO, I'm willing to chalk it up to a fluke). Or maybe Bradley Ogden, which people here seem to love, but not really describe. Not Nobu (in NY, husband not crazy about Japanese), not N9ne (husband doesn't eat red meat, he could probably be happy, but I'm betting there are better choices for him.) We love Thai, but I'm a little concerned by the uneveness of reviews here for LOS, so I think we'll skip that. So, CP, Emeril's or Bradley Ogden? Something else? Would CP or Emeril's be a bit redundant with Rosemary's?

On to lunch. We need to eat and want it to be good. Buffets? I'm concerned mostly about having to stand in line for any length of time - more than about 10-15 minutes and I'm going to get cranky. Favorites here seem to be Village Buffet (Paris), Spice Market and Bellagio. Try all 3? Go back to 1 or 2 since there's plenty of food and it cuts down on the urge to try everything that looks good in 1 visit? Any truth to my impression that if we get player's cards at the Bellagio we can get passes skip the buffet lines, even if we don't actually gamble?

And finally, breakfast. My usual breakfast is a muffin or something and a latte at Starbucks. (Yes, I like Starbucks coffee. Don't start.) Husband's idea of breakfast consists of staring morosely into space and possibly nibbling a dry bagel. I really don't feel like we need huge breakfasts and the price for hotel coffee shops seems silly, when I could be perfectly happy for $6 at Starbucks. Aside from, possibly, crepes at the Village Buffet, is there anything so unbelievably fabulous that it would be a shame to miss?


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