Dinner with some Vegas newbies
Started by kstrehle on Saturday, 15th September 2012 8:26 am
Howdy folks. Heading to the Mecca soon... Its a couples trip, there will be 8 of us. A couple of the guys are Vegas vets but the rest of the ladies and gents are either virgins or one timers. We have decided that we want to do a really nice dinner one night. Here's what I've come up with so far:
Lavo (only if we can get an outside table cuz its not a "great" place, IMO.
Add you can see, we've decided on a steak house. Thoughts on these options? What did I miss? Open to any and all suggestions. Atmosphere/view is a plus and frankly I don't know if any of the places I listed have a view of anything...
Last response by WebCodeMonkey 27th September 8:46am
bluemargarita59 responded on Saturday, 15th September 2012
I really enjoy The Country Club at Wynn. Depending on the heat you may be able to sit outside along the golf course. When sitting out on the deck it is easy to forget you are in Vegas because you are looking at this beautiful lush green golf course! The food and service are spectacular!
Chuckmonster responded on Saturday, 15th September 2012
Here's the VT dining guide list of steakhouses in case anyone needs their memory jogged.
Since this is a couples trip, you might consider Hugo's Cellar, great food and they give the ladies a rose.
Craftsteak has won a lot of Trippies Readers Poll awards.
I'd cut CUT and STK from that list, put Botero in the maybe pile and add Carnevino at Palazzo and put Gordon Ramsay Steak at the top of the list. Read my linked review.
etm117 responded on Saturday, 15th September 2012
I like Botero over Cut. Something about the atmosphere of Botero was better for me. Both meals were fantastic and I recommend both based on the food and wine portions of the meal.
Also of note, I have not eaten at STK, but I have stayed at the Cosmo 3 times now and they are always playing music too loud in STK for me to want to eat there, regardless of how good the food is. I feel like I would have to yell across the table to have a conversation. Your milage may vary.
vespajet responded on Saturday, 15th September 2012
To throw another Fremont Street/Downtown restaurant into the mix, Triple George Grill
Really good steaks, nice laid back and old school atmosphere and prices that won't shock you. Plus Mob Bar is next door for all of your pre and post meal cocktails.
Mon Ami Gabi at Paris is a good spot for steak as well, but the good seats on the patio that give a great view of the Bellagio fountain show cannot be reserved and the wait can be pretty long (Typically anywhere between 60-90 minutes up to 2 hours depending on the time of the day and day of the week.). This may be a better choice for a lunch over a dinner.
parchedearth responded on Saturday, 15th September 2012
Previous comments are all good. For multiple couples, I would recommend Botero, Craftsteak and Prime based primarily on service and atmosphere. These places tend to impress the ladies more than Cut and SW. Stripsteak at MB and Delmonicos are also solid choices. Hipster picks might include Binion's and Circus' steakhouses.
Misnomer responded on Saturday, 15th September 2012
I'd nix Botero. It turns into a douchey "supper club" after about 9:00, complete with EDM DJ's and a menu that switches over from steaks to sliders and tater tots. I'd go SW, Delmonico, or maybe Oscar's at the Plaza.
vespajet replied on Sunday, 16th September 2012
I was going to mention Delmonicos, but it's been six years since the last time I ate there, so I wasn't sure if the place was still as good as it was then. Plus my experience there was not the normal experience as I was there with a large group and we had the private dining room.
kstrehle replied on Monday, 17th September 2012
Misnomer, we're looking at Sunday night. Do you think Botero is going to be that way on a Sunday night?
Misnomer replied on Monday, 17th September 2012
You can give Botero a call at (702) 248-3463. My guess is that it does turn into the supper club on Sunday nights; I'm just not certain of the time.
It's a real shame, because Botero was one of my favorites before Wynncore decided to turn it into a place to pregame for XS.
donnymac66 responded on Sunday, 16th September 2012
Prime on the patio.
SW on the patio, it's better than Botero
For sure Gordon Ramsay Steak, we had a great meal there in May
JakeZ responded on Monday, 17th September 2012
Botero SUCKS! Try Country Club at Wynn or the Patio at Prime.
DeucesWild responded on Monday, 17th September 2012
Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria.
Toro66 responded on Tuesday, 18th September 2012
SW - can't beat it. Took a large group of newbies there myself and they all loved it.
Be sure to order the onion rings - they aren't on the menu but they have them and they are gigantic and mega-tasty!
johntree responded on Wednesday, 19th September 2012
I agree with Chuck in Hugo's especially for your group. A great welcoming experience, friendly staff and the ladies are treated old style. A killer martini sets the mood. For more 'real' steakhouse feel either Prime or Delmonicos.