My wife and I just returned from 5 days in Vegas. Here's where we ate and here's our opinions for whatever they are worth.
Lots of Chowhounds suggested Blueberry Hill for breakfast. We loved the pancakes, waffles, eggs and the service. But, we'd suggest staying away from their baked goods.
McCormicks and Schmicks was a handsome place with very good seafood. Good service and not unreasonably priced for the atmosphere and quality.
Charlie Palmer Steak was a beautiful restaurant with a great steak. Not cheap Chowhounds, but the steak was excellent. One sore point - if you want a single glass of wine, the very, very limited choices are terrible. This place likes to sell wine by the bottle. There's a dress code too.
Spago was nothing special - don't bother.
Rosemary's was without question the best restaurant we ate at in Vegas. Terrific little place with absolutely wonderful food, service, atmosphere, and very reasonable pricing. Try the luncheon specials - 3 courses for under $20.00! The lemon pudding cake is amazing. The BBQ shrimp with bleu cheese slaw, the pork chop, the Halibut were all wonderful, too. And, check out the most beautiful bathrooms this side of Bellagio. Great, great place.
Several Chowhounds mentioned this place and they were right on the $$. This place reminded us of some of the best places we've eaten at on The Big Island (Merriman's) and in Nappa Valley (Mustard's Grill).
Harbor Place in Chinatown was excellent. We had two terrific dishes - Lemon Chicken and Candied Walnuts and Shrimp. Both dishes are well-known in NYC, especially the mayonaised based shrimp dish, a real speciality item - these guys did a great job on these dishes.
Ferraros - a big, big disappointment. Party of 7 businessmen and women and only one person enjoyed the meal. Worst pasta and white clam sauce I've ever eaten and I am 56 years old. Forget this place! Recommended by Wine spectator - what a joke. Stick to Chowhound recommendations!!
Lotus of Siam - Chowhounds, I know you all love this place, but did any of you ever mention the heat these dudes lay on their customers. Hey, we are no wimps when it comes to hot food - we love it. But the suggested "3" strength was beyond our limits. We had to leave the shrimp and shredded cabbage and barely made it through the drunken noodles and minced chicken. Loved the sticky rice and coconut ice cream. We'd go back to other places in Vegas before this returning to this place - what can we say.
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