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Offline GimpKid

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Re: Las Vegas, NV (USA)
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2012, 07:27:29 pm »
Comme Ca at the Cosmo is actually pretty good. It's a modern French brasserie. There's a decent prix fixe menu at lunch. And the burgers are good.

Across the street at Aria, Sirio Ristorante is good. It's pretty classic italian. Don't waste your time at Jean-Georges Steakhouse. The buffet at Aria is so-so. The Wynn blows it away.

And you can't go wrong with Mastro's (I haven't been to this specific location, but have been to several others. They're all fantastic.), which is in the Crystals Shopping Center.

Those are the places I know of and have been to that are close by.

Also, inside the Cosmo is store for a company called Retrospecs. Go check it out. They find and refurbish old eyeglasses. I have three pairs and love them.

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Re: Las Vegas, NV (USA)
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 05:17:49 pm »
If only I did more research on what to eat in Vegas. Had boring, boring breakfast at Denny's twice, a really mediocre meal at Wolfgang Puck. Expected more...

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Re: Las Vegas, NV (USA)
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2012, 09:48:47 pm »
The Drunken Monkey milkshake as Holsteins is a must
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Re: Las Vegas, NV (USA)
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012, 04:01:53 am »
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Re: Las Vegas, NV (USA)
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2012, 03:17:23 am »
Got back late last night.  Awesome trip.  We spent most of our time/money at the Cosmopolitan.

Ate at the Wicked Spoon (their buffet) for brunch, twice.  They had an interesting selection, even for brunch, and a lot of the stuff came in personal sized serving dishes.  Awesome tri tip roast as a substitute for prime rib.

Had snacks at Holstein's twice.  The drunken monkey that Doug recommended was good, as was the smores shake.

Tapas at Jaleo was our favorite meal of the trip.  Had a really good gin and tonic and some awesome sangria with dinner too.

Tacos at China Poblano were also great.  I had one with pickled cactus.

White pizza and meat lover's pizza at the secret pizza place were also fantastic, especially the white.

Sensing a theme here? You can't go wrong with food at the Cosmo.

Retrospecs was super cool, but I couldn't deal with the $500-600 price tags on the models I liked.  Maybe if I win big next time...

The other noteworthy place we ate was Strip Steak at Mandalay Bay.  We had a Kobe burger and a filet mignon - wow.  Duck fat fries with truffle aioli were a killer side dish too.

We went to see Jabbawockeez (decent, was entertaining) and Zumanity.  I think I liked Mystere better, but then again,
Mystere wasn't cabaret-like (obviously enjoyed that part).

We loved Vegas yet again and will be back.  The Cosmo may have ruined us for anywhere else.