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Blackstone's Steak House: Excellent Cuisine and Service
Blackstone's, named for the famous magician, is beautifully decorated, in a romantic european type feel. We almost immediately had a waiter at the table taking our order, and he was attentive throughout the entire meal. We had our after wedding dinner here.
Everything at Blackstone's is ala carte. You order your main meat (steak or seafood) and choose and pay for the sides seperately- They offer many potato variations, asparagus, and other steamed and sauteed veggies. There are many meat dishes to choose from- obviously steak, but also chicken, pork, and various seafood dishes.
We started with a shrimp cocktail appetizer- excellent. The jumbo shrimp were perfectly prepared, and the house cocktail sauce was very tasty. It was worth the $12 it cost!
I ordered 8oz Fillet Mignon with a baked potato, and Brian got the T-bone with baked potato and asparagus. It was probably the best steak I've ever had, he agreed...
Favorite Dish: The Fillet Mignon was perfectly prepared. I ordered it medium, many times it comes out too rare- not so here...
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Combined Suggestions: Buffet galore
I think every decent casino/hotel in vegas has a buffet. The price is usually reflective of the quality and the variety of the food on the buffet. If you get hungry while casino hopping, you do not have to stay at the hotel to be able to eat at their buffet...some people new to Vegas actually did not know this. Beware the prices though, this is not your 5.95 hometown buffet.... prices will range from 15-45 depending on the type of food and the "majesty" of the hotel.
Favorite Dish: My favorite buffet in vegas is the Rio Seafood buffet, hands down.
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Dishes Buffet: Much Better Than I Heard
Heard some bad reviews elsewhere about this place, but my coworker mentioned he thought the meals here were quite good. So being at this end of the Strip, three of us decided to hit this spot. And what a nice spot it is! It's got a wonderful atmosphere that starts you off as you get in line, you can see fresh donuts rolling off into pans of sugar, ready to be fested upon. But that's just to get your mouth watering. A made-to-order salad bar, tons of pastas, meats and asian samplings with pizza and cotton candy for your kids to appreciate! A definite blend for adults and their kids.
Favorite Dish: The salad bar. Best Caesars salad I've had. Also, go for the creme brule!
A VEGAS TRADITION
The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet - a Vegas Tradition.
The very best buffets are at the Bellagio ("the Best"), Caesar's, and Mandalay Bay.
My personal Buffet Tips:
Eat a lunch buffet. It is $5-10 cheaper than the dinner buffet, and a lot more creative than the breakfast buffet.
Eat "very light" that morning to prepare yourself for a feast.
Arrive around 1pm when the crowds are gone (back to the casino) and you have more room to move around the restaurant.
Do a little meal planning, first!! Survey the entire buffet -- from appetizers to entrees to desserts -- to see "what's cooking" before "diving in".
Eat on a week day, Monday through Friday, if you can. On Saturday & Sunday the "Lunch Buffet" changes to a "Champagne Brunch", and the prices are higher.
Flamingo Road, Between Paradise and Las Vegas Blvd is home to what is becoming restaurant row. In this Area you can find:
North of Paradise- Roys of Hawaii, Bucca de Beppo, Mortons of Chicago and Ghandi's Indian food.
South of Paradise- Bahama Breeze, Hamada of Japan, Cozymels Mexican food, Macormick and Schmick Seafood, and Lawrys Prime Rib.
There is also a Gorden Birsch Brew Pub.
Favorite Dish: The decision on which one to hit is the hardest part
All restaurants: Spend and ye shall receive
It takes the realization of eating a bad meal to justify spending that extra $10-$20 a plate. Let me save you the hassle. Most restaurants have their menu with cost per plate in front of the establishment. Don't walk away from a menu because of the prices, especially if you are with the one you love. The food will be well worth the money spent. On top of that the atmosphere is far better than a fast food joint.
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A list for you: Buffets
Spice Market Buffet 702-785-9005
Bally's Las Vegas
Big Kitchen Buffet 702-967-4930
The Buffet at Bellagio 702-693-7111
Surf Buffet 702-735-2400
The Feast 702-432-7777
Palatium Buffet 702-731-7110
Circus Circus Buffet 702-734-0410
Round Table Buffet 702-597-7777
Molly's Coffee Shoppe & Buffet 702-388-2400
Favorite Dish: Flamingo
Paradise Garden Buffet 702-733-3111
Paradise Buffet 702-385-3232
The Orchard Buffet 702-794-8200
Ports O' Call Buffet 702-367-7111
Fresh Market Square Buffet 702-369-5000
Imperial Buffet 702-731-3311
Lady Luck Express Buffet 702-477-3000
Las Vegas Hilton
The Buffet 702-732-5111
Pharaoh's Pheast Buffet 702-262-4000
Main Street Station
Garden Court Buffet 702-387-1896
Bayside Buffet 702-632-7402
MGM Grand Buffet 702-891-3110
Mirage Buffet 702-791-7111
The Buffet 702-730-777
French Market Buffet 702-365-7111
Le Village Buffet 702-946-7000
Rampart Buffet 702-507-5700
Carnival World Buffet 702-252-7777
World Fare Buffet 702-734-5110
Sahara Buffet 702-737-2111
Firelight Buffet 702-456-7777
Coco Palms Buffet 702-732-6111
Courtyard Buffet 702-380-777
Terrible's Buffet 702-733-7000
Treasure Island Buffet 702-894-7111
Island Buffet 702-739-2222
Having a meal ?
If you're staying on the Strip in particular, the choice is overwhelming, and you'll almost certainly find a good restaurant to suit your tastes and budget in your own hotel. For that reason, the places reviewed in this section tend towards the higher end of the spectrum - it takes an exceptional restaurant to be worth making a special effort to reach.
In terms of price or quality, let alone convenience, there are few reasons to venture off into the rest of the city; good places do exist away from the Strip and downtown, but the best are right where the tourists are. The one exception to that rule is that certain cuisines have as yet been unable to get a foothold on the Strip; if you want Indian, Thai, or healthy Greek food, for example, you'll have to drive out and find it.
fast food between bally and venetian
there is one in the vevetian. one about a block from flamingo in O sheas not on some of the maps, is between flamingo and harrah.
there is now a mc donalds accross the street from the mirage.
burger king and subway is in Osheas
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Las Vegas Buffets
There are 60 buffets currently operating in Las Vegas — more than in any other location worldwide.
Each day, the buffet at the Las Vegas Bellagio Hotel serves 1,200 pounds of shrimp, 800 pounds of crab legs, and 800 to 1,000 pounds of prime rib. The food bill at the Bellagio buffet tops more than $1 million per month.
The largest buffet in Vegas can be found at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Fit for a kingly appetite, the Roundtable Buffet serves 800 to 900 diners per hour and between 3,000 to 4,000 people during breakfast alone.
The most expensive Vegas buffet is the Sterling Brunch at Bally's Hotel. The menu includes such sumptuous treats as caviar, lobster, and rack of lamb. This all-you-can-eat buffet averages about $72 per person, including cocktails, tax and tip.
My thanks to the Travel Channel for this great information -- check them out at http://travel.discovery.com/
Favorite Dish: I LOVE the Las Vegas Buffets!
Exotic Fast Food!
I have lived within a ten mile radius my entire life, so when I went to Vegas, there were several fast food chains I had never heard of, and might I add much more tasty than their north eastern counter parts!
FAT BURGER~ The name says it all. If you were to order a burger with every topping they offered, you wouldn't be able to fit it in your mouth! I found it rather odd that you could get both sweet relish and dill pickles on the same burger YUK! Fat Burger would be comparable to a really good "bar burger" very tasty, and built to your taste! Very good steak fries too!
IN AND OUT BURGER~ I got a kick out of the name of this place LOL The afternoon we went, there were probably 15 couples waiting for their orders, and we still recieved our food in about 5 minutes. The burgers are your average McD's type burger, but they have tasty shoestring fries, unlike any of the restaurants up here!
DEL TACO~ Blows Taco Bell right out of the water. A little more expensive (which isn't saying much anyhow) But much more appetizing. Their taco sauces have a more authentic flavor, and a little more spice. Alot more generous with the toppings than Taco Bell by far!
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Best grub deals in Vegas (baby): If you want cheap, here it is:
Although not all are my favorite restaurants, they are nevertheless the best deals in Vegas (hurry because corporate America is slowly eliminating all these great deals as incentives to gamblers and preferring to pander to locals to cash their paychecks and drop the kids off at Funland or the arcade- sorry for the commentary...)Here they are, courtesy of Vegas Insider (note: i had to spread them out into the other categories- cont'd below):
99 cent Shrimp Cocktail @ Golden Gate
Still a Downtown classic........their restaurant also has a great steak deal....
$4.95 Steak Dinner @ Ellis Island - 24 hours - $4.95 (not on the menu, ask the server....it is always available) Flamingo & Harmon
$1.50 microbeer. Again @ Ellis Island. They make their own.... They have a functioning brew pub, though they provide nowhere nice to sit down and enjoy it (E.I. is a smoky nasty old place). All the beers are very good (even their homemade root beer), and at $1.50 for a pint of microbrew, it's by far the best swill for yer buck in town.
Becks Beer @ Casino Royale - 24 Hours - $1
Center Strip at the bar in the Casino Royale any hour of the day or night, order up an ice-cold bottle of Beck's. 3419 S. LV Blvd.
Superbuffet @ Gold Coast - Daily - $4.45-$8.95/$9.95
The Gold Coast's Ports O' Call might be the city's best all-around buffet. 4000 W. Flamingo (near the Rio)
Steak & Eggs @ Arizona Charlie's East and West - 24 hours -$2.49 breakfast of sirloin steak & eggs or ham-steak and eggs served 24 hours daily. AC East:4575 Boulder Hwy. / AC West: 740 S. Decatur Blvd.
Buffets! Buffets! Buffets!: When in Vegas
I didn't dabble on any "specialty or fine dining" establishments while in Vegas. Why? Well, Vegas is known for its cheap buffets so...when in Rome (Vegas)..do what the Romans do. HAHAHHA!
Favorite Dish: Steak and lobster, shrimps, etc...
I, for the life of me, cannot...
I, for the life of me, cannot remember the name of the Steakhouse in Bellagio but my boyfriend and I had a great meal there. It's expensive though. I also like the Pink Taco in The Hard Rock Hotel, it's cheap and filling mexican food.
The Pink Taco is very casual atmosphere while the steakhouse is the opposite. If you feel like getting all dressed up there are plenty of restaurants in Bellagio that will help make you look gorgeous.
Vegas boasts about the variety...
Vegas boasts about the variety of buffet and excellent dining with each hotel competing with another not to mention the many different local restaurants. Still, only in Vegas can you get a 2.99 breakfast with steak and eggs for the early gamblers or the all-you-can-eat surf n turf for 4.99.
SMACKIN'-EATIN' CHOW-DOWN UPDATE: August 2001
RIO WORLD CARNIVAL - the biggest, boldest, excellent quality @ 15.00 a dinner. Expect 1 hr wait to get in
SUNSET STATION - fewer lines @ 10.00 a dinner
BELLAGIO - you'd be very happy here because the food is just excellent! @ pricey 23.00
MGM- @ 30.00 pre 10 am and 40.00 after on Sundays. Champayne brunch complete with lamb, oysters, filet mignon, and the town's best blintzes
REGENT - @ 13.95 roasted duck, smoke salmon and lobster. Mon-Wed is ethnic - serving Hawaiian and Italian. Located upstairs at Market Buffet.
Read 'FAMOUS BUFFETS IN VEGAS' travelogue(box right corner)if you want to know where, how much and how they rate.
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