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    picktown
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    I am starting a topic on anything Las Vegas – what are your favorite hotels, casinos, restaurants, buffet, sports bet, poker, shows or even airline deals.

    My favorite restaurants are The Grand Lux (Venetian) and Mon Ami Gabi (Paris), Grotto (Golden Nugget) and the Cheesecake Factory (Forum Shops). The best buffet is Bellagio.

    #554717

    ColDayMan
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    Love the Wicked Spoon at the Cosmopolitan, Bacchanal at Caesars, and Serendipity 3 for desserts.

    #554718

    lmsybiatb
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    I haven’t been in a few years, but I have been quite a few times. I would recommend the following:
    The Steakhouse at Circus Circus
    Hash House a Go Go
    Hugo’s Cellar
    Breakfast Buffet at Paris
    Not eating a .99 cent shrimp cocktail
    Burger Brasserie
    In N Out Burger
    The bar in Bellagio that overlooks the fountains.
    Red 8 in The Wynn.
    Staying either on the strip or downtown but not on “off strip” properties. Although they are cheaper, you’re in Vegas for a reason.
    Going to the hotel that’s hosting a fight that night. (great atmosphere even if you aren’t going)
    Drinking downtown at some place like Bingions is damn near free compared to the strip.
    Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay

    #554719

    picktown
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    lmsybiatb said:
    I haven’t been in a few years, but I have been quite a few times. I would recommend the following:
    The Steakhouse at Circus Circus
    Hash House a Go Go
    Hugo’s Cellar
    Breakfast Buffet at Paris
    Not eating a .99 cent shrimp cocktail
    Burger Brasserie
    In N Out Burger
    The bar in Bellagio that overlooks the fountains.
    Red 8 in The Wynn.
    Staying either on the strip or downtown but not on “off strip” properties. Although they are cheaper, you’re in Vegas for a reason.
    Going to the hotel that’s hosting a fight that night. (great atmosphere even if you aren’t going)
    Drinking downtown at some place like Bingions is damn near free compared to the strip.
    Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay

    We have been to The Burger Brasserie (Paris) which is excellent. Our next trip we hope to get to Buddy V’s (Palazzo). My sister and I like places that have atmosphere but are not too expensive. The portions at the Grand Lux (Venetian) are large enough to split – the chicken parmesan is excellent, same way with the Cheesecake Factory (favorite there is the romano chicken).

    A good website to keep up on current events is http://www.vegaschatter.com/

    #554720
    murfmurphy
    murfmurphy
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    picktown said:
    I am starting a topic on anything Las Vegas – what are your favorite hotels, casinos, restaurants, buffet, sports bet, poker, shows or even airline deals.

    My favorite restaurants are The Grand Lux (Venetian) and Mon Ami Gabi (Paris), Grotto (Golden Nugget) and the Cheesecake Factory (Forum Shops). The best buffet is Bellagio.

    Mon Ami Gabi is great! I highly recommend a later dinner on the patio. That way you get a great meal and all the Bellagio Fountain shows you can handle.

    #554721

    picktown
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    murfmurphy said:
    Mon Ami Gabi is great! I highly recommend a later dinner on the patio. That way you get a great meal and all the Bellagio Fountain shows you can handle.

    We start our day with breakfast on their patio, my sister gets the quiche and I get the traditional bacon, eggs, etc. – their date glazed bacon is amazing so is their fresh squeezed orange juice!

    #554722

    picktown
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    Southwest Airlines is currently running a promotion. If you sign up for their Chase Rapid Rewards Premier credit card you get 50,000 Rapid Reward points which is enough for 2 roundtrip flights.

    We signed up for this card several years ago and usually fly free or at least 1 way free. Check out their website – roundtrip flights to Las Vegas are between $400-500 so this is a pretty good deal. FYI there is a $99 annual fee for this card.

    http://www.southwest.com/?src=sta_home

    #554723

    mellotron
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    We go to Las Vegas to eat and drink, occasional show, virtually no gambling. For all of Vegas’ options, good beer and classic cocktails take some effort to find. Here’s our fav cocktail/beer/brunch that we’ve discovered:

    Sage at Aria – best classic cocktail list I’ve seen. Great tasting menu. Maybe a top 10 restaurant on the strip

    Public House at Palazzo/Venetian restaurant strip – great combo of bottled and draft rare/unique beers (belgians, sours, long-aging, etc, etc). A true gastropub.

    La Cave at Wynn – Sunday brunch, butler-style, a 20 course tour de force thru all things breakfast. Exceptional. The only meal you’ll need that day.

    #554724

    bayrea
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    I like staying at The Palms.. it’s a bit off the strip but very reasonable and their slots are loose. The Palms is very clean and the pool is not a douche fest. Went to the Cosmopolatin for drinks one night and I felt like the ugliest hayseed in the world. The entire crowd were pro athletes, models, and hookers… nice place but I need to do a few situps before I return.

    #554725

    picktown
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    We’ve never stayed at the Palms but like playing the slots/video poker there and listening to the band.

    I wish they had a better shuttle service from the strip to the Palms but we have taken the Rio or Gold Coast shuttle and walked across the street to the Palms.

    #554726
    rus
    rus
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    picktown said:
    date glazed bacon

    #554727

    sirlancelot
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    If you visit LV for more than a few days, I recommend a day trip to Hoover Dam, the Valley Of Fire State Park, and Red Rock Canyon (not necessarily in one trip). If one goes to the Grand Canyon, you can go or return via Route 66 in AZ and get a feel of how U.S. travel used be. I would avoid LV in summer unless one likes temps of 100-115 degrees daytime. A good website that covers LV events and reviews hotels and attractions is Vegas4visitors.com.

    #554728

    picktown
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    sirlancelot said:
    If you visit LV for more than a few days, I recommend a day trip to Hoover Dam, the Valley Of Fire State Park, and Red Rock Canyon (not necessarily in one trip). If one goes to the Grand Canyon, you can go or return via Route 66 in AZ and get a feel of how U.S. travel used be. I would avoid LV in summer unless one likes temps of 100-115 degrees daytime. A good website that covers LV events and reviews hotels and attractions is Vegas4visitors.com.

    We have visited several of the places that you mentioned. A cheap day trip is the $10 bus trip to Laughlin. Laughlin is about 1 1/2 hours from LV and has approx 10 casinos within walking distance of each other along the Colorado River. We especially like the Aquarius, Colorado Belle, Edgewater & Golden Nugget in Laughlin. Also like the Avi, an Indian Casino SW of Laughlin.

    http://www.laughlingo.com/casinos.html

    #554729

    CyclingExplorer
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    Here is a video of a recent trip.

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