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Weekend of food in LV

jkgourmet | Aug 27, 2005 03:40 PM

With the helpful advise of several folks on this forum, we recently had some excellent dining experiences in LV. I'll be brief as possible:

1. Dinner at LOS: What can I say? Alway the best Thai food I've ever had. Ask the waiter what's good today, what the specials are, and go with it. Every time I visit this place, I find it harder to enjoy Thai food anywhere else. It just can't compare. Only down side was no sticky rice with mango as the mango wasn't up to standards.

2. Lunch at Rosemary's: Our first visit, certainly not our last. This lunch may be the best fine food bargain I've ever encountered. The wine list is on the pricey side, but not because they've gouged the markup. I suspect it's because this food deserves really fine wine. Service was as perfect as I've ever had. Will be back any chance I get.

3. Dinner at Circus Circus Steakhouse: What a grad surprise this was! Beautiful dark wood clubby type room, red leather booth seating, really excellent waiter. Thank you for pouring bottled water for free without that stupid question "still or sparkling" which makes me feel cheap for saying "tap water, please." Wine list not overly marked up, with some nice lower end stuff, a few bargains, and many higher end choices (after all, this is Vegas). Dinner come with soup or salad, and the blue cheese dressing (served on the side, thank you) has a big lovely glob of blue cheese in the middle of the dressing. I never got to try the black bean soup as it disappered into husband's gullet before I had a chance. Sides come with dinner, so no $6 baked potato to get annoyed about. We both ordered the larger cut prime rib, and thought they were kidding when our dinners arrived. Without exageration: 2.5 pounds each of prime rib. Perfectly cooked, not overly fatty, over two inches thick with bone. This needed a photo to prove it's existence. Concerned with our embarassment sitting behind these behemoth prime ribs, our waiter apologize, explaining that these cuts were unusually large, and did we have a fridge in our hotel room for leftovers. Was this the best piece of prime rib I've ever had? No (that was probably at Lawry's). But this was a good piece of meat, flavorful, with excellent sides (aspargus is always well received) and unusually full flavored au jus. My husband, the meat freak, remembers this dinner very fondly, still sad that some of the leftovers went to waste. (we did take the doggy bag, putting it on ice in our room, having a bit of prime rib for breakfast in bed. We are heathens.) Highly recommended, unless one is 100% super quality oriented, in which case Delmonico's or Lawry's is a better choice. And probably close to twice the price.

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