Last year my wife and I started something of a tradition. Drop the kid off at college in Southern California and then head to vegas for 5 nights, which since its the beginning of Sept. encompasses our anniversary. We are not big gamblers so stay out at the Marriott resort in Summerlin.
Last year we ate at Vintner Grill the first night, since after the long drive, it was close to the hotel. On the next 4 nights we went to Aureole, Red Square, Rosemary's, and Todds Unique. Vintner Grill was very tasty, service was good, but kitchen timing was off. Aureole was for our anniversary night, did the Swan room, great service, wife's entree was better than mine, but overall, good experience. Red Square is a sexy room, food was good, great martinis. Rosemary's food was excellent; we asked for a quiet spot and they put us next to the wine room, which could be great except they leave empty boxes in there and it looked like a mess. On the other hand, I offered our waiter a taste of the wine we brought, and he was so thankful, he waived the corkage fee and we had amazing service. Todd's Unique room is fairly unattractive but the food and service more than made up for it..
OK, so that brings us to our upcoming week, which I know is restaurant week as it was last year. Did not take advantage of it last year, maybe we will this year. Wanted to go with 5 new restaurants this year so my reservations are as follows:
Day 1 after drive from LA: Agave in Summmerlin
Day 2 (our anniversary): Joel Robuchon (Great that they have a choice of Prix Fixe menus now)
Day 3: Origin India
Day 4: Daniel Boulud
Day 5: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
We ate at Joel Robuchon's Jamin in Paris many years ago and so thought two JR nights would be great, but let me know if you think its redundant.
Also, while we like Thai food, we have done LOS on a previous trip, so that is not in the cards.
Thanks in advance for any help and thoughts.