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#51 Post by Brian Gilp » August 30th, 2018, 2:13 pm

Is Picasso off the table as an option? It’s doesn’t have the buzz it once did but I haven’t had a bad meal there yet. Note I haven’t been there the past two years so if it’s turned downhill since then I am unaware.

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#52 Post by Barry L i p t o n » August 30th, 2018, 4:09 pm

I thought Picasso would’ve a couple steps up in price. This is a work dinner ( and we are not for profit)

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#53 Post by Brian Gilp » August 30th, 2018, 4:31 pm

Figured as much but it is less than Guy Savoy. I can’t help with that part of the strip then.

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#54 Post by Phil Smith » August 30th, 2018, 4:34 pm

I have not been there for dinner, but really like Michael Mina’s bistro in Aria.

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#55 Post by John Davis » August 31st, 2018, 6:32 am

Been a couple of years, but Picasso was really good the last couple of times. I would consider it if it is convenient and in your price range. And as to the previous post, Mina’s Brasserie Bardot is very good, too.

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#56 Post by Barry L i p t o n » August 31st, 2018, 9:05 am

Yes, I love Michael Mina's, more than his place in SF (although it's been a while). Too pricey for this occassion.

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#57 Post by Andrew Kotowski » October 4th, 2018, 7:41 pm

FWIW - friends on Facebook are raving about Herbs and Rye. Cocktails off the chain.

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#58 Post by alan weinberg » October 6th, 2018, 9:54 pm

was going to take son to Guy Savoy later this month but since no corkage, switched to Robuchon.

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#59 Post by Robert M yers » October 6th, 2018, 10:25 pm

Do you still need a jacket and tie at Robuchon? I’m going next month but don’t want to pack for that.

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#60 Post by John Davis » October 7th, 2018, 8:32 am

Robert M yers wrote:
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Do you still need a jacket and tie at Robuchon? I’m going next month but don’t want to pack for that.
Depends on who you are. Last time we were there we were told jackets were required but there was a table wearing jeans and t-shirts. That and a service issue has kept us from returning. To bad, the food was very well done. Prefer Guy Savoy or Twist.

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#61 Post by alan weinberg » October 7th, 2018, 10:56 am

Picasso requires jackets. Was there w wife years ago when two guys came in wearing jeans and dirty T-shirts. As the maître d’ and chef walked toward them, I was sure they’d be thrown out. Hugs ensued and the owner of Cirque de Soleil (Laliberté) was seated and ceremoniously served (as he ordered crazy wines off list). The 4 gorgeous women with them thought the Lafon Montrachet and DRC were too sour but they loved the Yquem. I’d have been thrown out wearing that shirt—by my wife.

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#62 Post by Darin Kendrick » November 20th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Bump. Any new must hit places? I have never been to LOS so plan to go there. I have 1 other night?
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#63 Post by James Cross » November 21st, 2018, 9:48 am

A new place that has garnered a lot of attention is Sparrow and Wolf. It is a couple miles west of the Strip on Spring Mtn. next to Macy's home store. They do a lot of innovative meat dishes, so much so that they were picketed by PETA. Wine selection is poor; $25 corkage is the way to go. Easy Uber/Lyft trip. Moderate prices.

Another is Partage in the old Chada Street location on Spring Mtn further west than Sparrow. Prices are high; basically French food. They hawk the fixed price with wine pairings and you can spend a lot of $ if you are not careful.

Bank's new place is supposed to open in December. It is in the same general area; no info on the concept other than it won't be another Chada.

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#64 Post by Darin Kendrick » November 26th, 2018, 3:54 pm

Thanks James. I’m there Dec 12-14. Which would you choose for best meal? I’m pretty easy going and deciding factors for me are great experience, food, and winelist in that order.

Any other ideas from others? TIA

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#65 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 26th, 2018, 4:58 pm

James Cross wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 9:48 am
A new place that has garnered a lot of attention is Sparrow and Wolf. It is a couple miles west of the Strip on Spring Mtn. next to Macy's home store. They do a lot of innovative meat dishes, so much so that they were picketed by PETA. Wine selection is poor; $25 corkage is the way to go. Easy Uber/Lyft trip. Moderate prices.
That was my experience in July. If I would have known about the PETA picket, I would have gone back a second time ->

"Sparrow + Wolf (Chinatown) - probably the highlight of the trip, ahead of Kitchen at Atomic. Bone marrow and beef cheek dumplings were fantastic, as was the hamachi carpaccio. Duck and foie combo was good, as were the several veggie items (barbecued salsify, maitake mushrooms, etc). Wine list could use some help, but for a strip mall store next a Macy’s furniture depot, I’m a fan"

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#66 Post by James Cross » November 27th, 2018, 8:58 am

Darin: Andrew pretty much nails it on Sparrow and I'd also recommend it. I usually take one red and pay the $25 corkage and buy a glass or bottle of white off the list; they have a few things that are ok, like Spanish albarinos. Either Burg or Bordeaux would work with the food; you can check the menu online.

Another new place worth a mention is Mordero Wine Bar. It is really a small plates and mostly Spanish wines establishment. Location is also on Spring Mtn Road about a mile west of Sparrow, so it's an easy trip. You could check them out online as well. I think this is a chain operation from Australia or ??

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#67 Post by fred o. » November 28th, 2018, 12:04 am

Darin Kendrick wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Thanks James. I’m there Dec 12-14. Which would you choose for best meal? I’m pretty easy going and deciding factors for me are great experience, food, and winelist in that order.

Any other ideas from others? TIA

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lazy/unimaginative when in Vegas and only go to places on the strip, but two places I've really enjoyed lately are Momofuku (the wine list is a bit spendy and corkage is $50 per with max of 2, I believe, but the food is great, especially the large format dishes like the duck, pork bossam, etc., which are also available at lunch), and Carbone (very friendly sommelier service; have to get the spicy rigatoni).
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#68 Post by Chris.Martin » March 8th, 2019, 3:39 pm

Bumping this thread as I'm heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks for our anniversary. Has anyone had any spectacular meals in Vegas recently. Or is there anything new and exciting in Vegas?

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#69 Post by James Cross » March 11th, 2019, 9:18 am

A few additions. Bank's new place is open. Some friends went there last night and I'm awaiting their report.

A couple others worth a mention; both in Summerlin, but doable with Lyft. Andiron and Honey Salt, both run by a husband/wife team that get a lot of good PR. She has been on Food Network and CBS Saturday Morning. Check out the menus; brunch is especially good at Honey Salt. Honey Salt has half price wine on one weeknight (Tue or Wed?) and there are some ok deals. They allow corkage ($25) on other nights.

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#70 Post by Barry L i p t o n » March 11th, 2019, 9:24 am

I've been to Michael Mina and Joel Robuchon each the last two times I've been there.

The second time Joel Robuchon wasn't quite as brilliant as the time before but still very good. First time was absolutely awesome.
Michael Mina was amazing both times.

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#71 Post by Joe W i n o g r a d » March 11th, 2019, 11:07 am

James Cross wrote:
March 11th, 2019, 9:18 am
Bank's new place is open. Some friends went there last night and I'm awaiting their report.
What’s its name?

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#72 Post by M.Kaplan » March 11th, 2019, 11:34 am

^Lamaii. Excellent.
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