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3 dinners + Sunday brunch - critique my shortlist!

PrincessSpectacular | Aug 27, 2014 07:55 PM

Husband and I are heading to Vegas next week for our 10th anniversary. Last time we were there, we tried LOS, Scarpetta and Jaleo. While all were good to great, none of these places blew us away with a "That was the best X we've ever had!". We are from Vancouver, BC and make regular trips to San Francisco and Portland OR, so I think we are just spoiled by access to unbelievable affordable food. This time, we are altering our expectations slightly and would like to find great food in a setting that you can only find in Vegas (it would make the exorbitant prices a bit easier to swallow!). So far, this is what I have in mind:

Dinner #1 - Twist. Our luxury dinner. Have made a reservation. We are staying at the Mandarin Oriental and it seems to fit the bill in terms of food and setting.

Dinner #2 - Rose. Rabbit. Lie.? Seems to also fit our parameters.

Dinner #3 - Steakhouse? Neither of us our huge steak fanatics, but steaks may be the one thing that Vegas may do better than other places. I was thinking Carnevino (we both love Italian), Gordon Ramsay Steak (was not even considering but the place gets good reviews and seems fun), or SW (too staid)?

Sunday Brunch - We have been to Bouchon twice. Actually considering buffet with limitless champagne/mimosas as a fitting end to our gluttonous Vegas holiday. Caesar's Bacchanal? Border Grill? Verandah?

Other than our dinner at Twist, I'm open to any other suggestions.

The restrictions: Husband does not like seafood, so no to Bartolotta, Estiatorio Milos and most Japanese. We are from Vancouver, so we'd like to avoid Asian (except Southeast). We won't have a car, but are willing to take a cab if it's worth it. Aside from Twist, would prefer to keep costs to around $100/person (I know we'll have to spend more for steak!).


Carnevino Italian Steakhouse,
Gordon Ramsay Steak,
Bouchon Bakery,
Border Grill Forum Shops,
Border Grill Mandalay Bay,
Estiatorio Milos,
Bacchanal Buffet
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