Hi everyone! I am heading to Las Vegas next week for the first time!! I am so excited!! I would like anyone's input on where the best places to eat and especially the best desserts are. Any other suggestions about places to see would be great too.
how fun! I love Las Vegas!!
I haven't been in several years, but if I remember correctly there's a great crepe place (there's also a pastry shop with yummy croissants) in the Paris Hotel and the buffet at the Belagio is supposed to be really great!
I would recommend a trip off the strip to Rosemary's. It is one of the best places to eat in Vegas! I know restaurant.com once had gift certificates that you will want to snatch up as the place is a little pricey. But, nothing more than what you would be paying at the high end hotels to eat at a decent spot.
Also off the strip that I really loved was Hash House a Go Go. You can google for their website. It's like comfort farm food with a gourmet twist. I had ordered the chicken an waffles. It was enough for four people! But, sooooooo good!
I loved the desserts at the Paris Hotel Buffet. They had macaroons, creme brulee, crepes made to order, etc. They also have an awesome breakfast buffet!
The Bellagio Buffet was pricey, but really good. There were a lot of interesting items that I had a chance to try like venison, buffalo, etc. There is also a pastry shop in there, but I never ate there.
For cheap eats check out Mr Lucky's and Ellis Island! They both have "off the menu" steak specials that are amazing. Ellis Island is a bit rough so be warned.
For cheap drinks check out O'Sheas. Also if you are into comedy of poor taste check out the insult comic Vinnie Favarito at O'Sheas if he is still there. Dude is hilarious, but you can't have a thin skin, lol. He picks out everyone in the audience to make fun of.
All of the Cirque du Soliel (spelling???) shows are awesome, but pricey.
Check out the Parasol Up, Parasol Down bar in the Wynn. It the most beautiful place. At dusk there are shows so get a seat outside.
Have to go downtown to see Fremont.
Take one of the tours to the Hoover Dam. They are pretty cheap and it's worth seeing once. The drive by Lake Mead is worth it...so beautiful.
If you have any more specific questions let me know. We try to go every year. I'll be there the end of August. I love it there and I don't gamble.
oh my - thank you for all your tips! I'm printing your post and mapquest here i come! I'm hitting the town prepared to take in all i can. Who knows when I'll be back again.
Also, bring your littlest outfits and plenty of sunscreen..its scorching out here Today was 101 and its getting hotter every day.
spago has been consistently wonderful each time i have been there.
the japanese benaihana style restaurant in the mirage is also quite good but i cannot remember the name of it.
make sure you see one of the full blown stage spectacles there, lol, with all the bells and whistles
Its pretty sad that i'm from here and I have no idea I think I need to get out more often
The Mandalay Bay buffet is the best in my opinion.
Be sure to stop by the Bellagio, near the garden area is the Jean Phillipe Patasserie. They have awesome cakes on display and super great looking desserts for sale. I haven't eaten there but I go every time just to see the cakes!
jer702...It's so funny that you say that!
I was born and raised in Vegas and it is such a funny concept for most people to think that humans have normal lives beyond the Strip! When I tell others where I'm from and that my mother was born there and still resides in Vegas, I generally get blank stares and absolutely ridiculous and insulting questions that follow! LOL!
Where you or your mother dancers on the Strip?
They have families in homes and schools there?
I don't think it's even possible to keep up with all the new places to eat and visit in Vegas. It changes so much every few months!
I am looking forward to heading out there myself next week for a 3 week visit so I can catch up with my parents and all the awesome places to eat! It has been an extremely mild June on the temperature side there, so I do suspect July is going to be hotter than HELL!
lvnvcowgrl so true. We do venture off to the strips occasionally, mainly to catch one of the shows but then we would just eat wherever. I've actually been invited Friday night to try the buffet at the new Cannery Casino. Us locals try to stay away from the strip as much as possible