My family is planning to meet up in Vegas last week of March to celebrate my father's 60th birthday (we're coming from all over the u.s.) We want to take my father out for a special splurge dinner, but because of his likes and dislikes, I'm having trouble deciding where. He's very picky, doesn't like anything spicy, and likes a good steak or fish (but when you're coming from Hawaii, fish anywhere else is never as good, according to him). Forget anyplace with foie gras or snooty service or loud atmosphere. After perusing this board, I've narrowed it down to Charlie Palmer's Steak, Delmonico's or Emeril's Fish House (I know, ugh, Emeril, but seems like the kind of place the 'rents would enjoy). Which one of these do you think would be more accomodating for his needs? Oh yeah, he's also diabetic, if that helps anything. A good wine list would be nice (for my brothers and I--my father doesn't drink, hehehe...)
I've never been to Vegas, but after reading these boards, I know where I want to eat (I definitely plan to try LOS with or without my parents--I frequent Sripraphai in Queens, NY, so would love to compare). However I'm also looking for everyday places that my entire family would enjoy. On my list I have: Kim Tar, Rosemary's, a few buffets (my parents are buffet freaks--I'll probably take them to Aladdin, Paris for starters, though they prefer the $1.99 places). Lindo Michoacon and La Mars doughnuts sound intriguing. One potential problem is that we're not renting a car. Is it easy to get around to all these eats via cab, esp for dinner? I checked the Vegas online calendar and it looks like there's a lot of conventions going on that week. We're staying at Excalibur.
My parents have been going to Vegas for years and years, and while they have their favorites for food and entertainment (they love to stay/hang out downtown with the rest of the Hawaiian crowd), I want to treat them to something different from their usual Vegas jaunt. Any additional tips, suggestions or advice would be helpful. Mahalo!
(visiting from the NYC boards)