Restaurants & Bars 5

Las Vegas: 2 Weeks of (usually) Fine Dining

Larry | May 28, 200803:19 PM

I just returned from my semi annual two week jaunt to Las Vegas. The food is as good as ever. Maybe better. Here's a quick summary of where I ate. For an overly lengthy description of each, see my reviews at http://home.comcast.net/~lasvegasvaca... . Restaurants are listed alphabetically; Vegas Uncork'd follows after the restaurant list.

Vegas Uncork'd: multiple meals at multiple locations. Wow! This was foodie heaven. I chose a few events: a special dinner put on by Guy Savoy himself; a lunch by Alex Stratta; the Grand Tasting at Caesar's Roman Plaza; a Cocktail Smackdown at Blush, Wynn's latest incarnation of an ultra lounge.

Restaurant Charlie / Bar Charlie. Wow! This was foodie heaven...no wait, I already used that phrase. In any case, it was one of my most enjoyable meals in recent memory.

Okada. Probably my nine millionth review of this place. Obviously I like it...a lot...and this time was no different.

Seablue. A pretty good seafood restaurant. This time I ate at the bar, and had a very good meal.

Payard Pâtisserie. Over the last couple of years, Vegas has discovered fancy French bakeries. I'm not sure if Payard Patisserie is the best, but it might be. Hmmm...more research is required!

Margaritaville. Well, it's confirmed: you don't go there for the food.

Burger Bar. Not quite the best hamburger in town, but the best in its price range.

Sensi. I left Sensi feeling I had missed something. It wasn't bad, but wasn't satisfying either.

FIX. I keep coming back to FIX. For me, it's the equivalent of going to a bar. The food is pretty good, and I always meet an interesting character or two.

STACK. This is FIX, Jr.

Bouchon. Still the best breakfast in town.

Enoteca San Marco. I stopped by for a gelato break. It didn't seem as good as in the past, and they no longer offer salted caramel. Still, it's pretty good.

Cafe Bellagio. Still the best pancakes around.

Bellagio Lunch Buffet. I know I don't like buffets, so why do I torture myself and keep going?

Canyon Ranch Cafe. Generally healthy meals, but don't hold that against it. They have great granola.

Le Golosita. I had some pretty good gelato here.

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