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Reservations in Vegas? Recs for mid-range, less formal, but interesting dining?

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Reservations in Vegas? Recs for mid-range, less formal, but interesting dining?

kwalaty | Aug 19, 2012 05:57 PM

Hi Vegas Chowhounds!

The quick question is: how critical is it to get reservations for restaurants in Vegas, and how far in advance do you have to plan?

The longer story is:
I'm coming to LV THIS WEEKEND (Aug 23-26) for my brother's bachelor party, but think of it as the least stereotypical bachelor party you can imagine (I'm his sister and the "best person:, and the rest of our group is composed of another woman and two gay men). We are all foodies from San Francisco and New York, and looking forward to the restaurant scene while we're there. However, none of us has spent any time in Vegas and we haven't planned all that well, so no reservations as of yet.

We are interested in the following:
- Lotus of Siam
- Charlie Parker (a steakhouse seems necessary in Vegas, no?)
- Buffet at Bellagio, Wynn or Wicked Spoon (again, one buffet seems necessary in Vegas..)
- Raku or Kabuto
- Happy hour at Mundo
- Barrymore

As you can see, more on the mid-range side of things (we have access to lots of chef-driven high-end food in SF and NY, so we didn't feel the need to go to celeb chef spots). Do we need reservations at any of these places?

Also, are we missing anything really worthwhile from this list?

And finally, if you've read this far, are there any excellent cocktail bars in Vegas?

Thanks for any help!

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