Looking back it's almost two years to the day since our last trip to Vegas that we'll be returning to Las Vegas. Looking back I also fear I may be one of the whiniest critics ever to grace this board. Mr. Dub and I really didn't have a good experience at Le Cirque, which I know is the inestimable ellenost's favorite Vegas restaurant. We also had some complaints with LOS last time, which Dave Feldman kindly tolerated. :)
Upcoming trip is a Friday - Monday am, and we'll do at least one, possibly two, high end dinners/tasting menus. I almost feel like we should give Le Cirque a second shot but we found the interior a little claustrophobic in addition to not loving the food, so that's out. Considering Picasso (was our first choice but some recent bad reviews), Twist, L'Atelier, and Alize. Would love thoughts from any recent diners.
We were planning to do Chada but not sure we want to spend a dinner on it (why no lunch?!) so I think we will return to LOS, where we swoon over the nam kao tod and I've never had the garlic shrimp. Someone mentioned lobster - is that off menu? One dinner is definitely Raku - which we visited 3 years ago and really really enjoyed - unless it's dropped off in quality since then. And is Raku Sweets still recommended?
Other brunches/lunches are up in the air. I read some good reports about Sterling brunch on other boards; part of me shudders at anything all you can eat, but lots of lobster, oysters, caviar and good champagne for $90 sounds pretty good in principle - any one been? How about Mozen brunch? We're not big sweet brunch people so probably no Veranda for us, but would love other suggestions. And here's an odd one - anyone been to good poke? We went to an off strip poke place a few years ago and it was awesome. Brought back poke and guac and plantain chips, snuck in a few beers and had a divine lunch pool side.