I've just returned from Las Vegas and, as usual, it will probably take me many weeks to come up with restaurant reviews. In the meantime, here are the Reader's Digest versions:
GUY SAVOY. Their relatively new Innovation-Inspiration menu is a delight -- if price is no object.
RAKU. As good as always. Their specials are the way to go; make sure to talk to your server about them.
KABUTO. as others have said before me, it's excellent. In terms of quality, its only competitor is Barmasa. In terms of atmosphere and price, Barmasa isn't in the running.
JALEO. Las Vegas now has two tapas restaurants that are near each other, are run by chefs whose names begin with "J," and are excellent. The atmosphere at Jaleo is livlier than at Julian Serrano.
PUBLIC HOUSE (at the Venetian). The bar area has a friendly feel, but I wasn't blown away by the food. Pub? Yes. Gastropub? Ummmm...I don't know.
FIX. Nothing new to report. Still a good choice if money isn't a consideration.
BEIJING NOODLE NO. 9. Soup dumplings!
TACOS EL GORDO. Located on the far north Strip (past Encore), it offers very good tacos at low prices.
BOUCHON. After 25 or 30 meals, I finally tried chicken and waffles. Why did I wait so long?
BACCHANAL BUFFET (Brunch). I'm not a buffet person. I really shouldn't have gone. The food was attractively displayed, and the quality was probably as good as could be expected, but still not as good as available in nearby restaurants.
PAYARD PATISSERIE. The same old story: excellent breakfast pastries and dessert pastries, and very good sandwiches.
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