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Restaurant Week Plates Up The Best For Less Once Again, And All For A Good Cause

August 25, 2014 at 10:50 AM | by | Comments (0)

Las Vegas' Restaurant Week is coming up shortly, and with it a chance for diners to loosen their belts a few notches. A spot out there you've been meaning to try? A dish you've been hearing so much about? Here are just a few of the best spots to make the most of this Restaurant Week now underway through August 28.

One of the best ways a Restaurant Week dining menu can benefit you is by putting a typically expensive restaurant back into your price range. For example, Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan is notoriously expensive, but their $50.14 three-course dinner is an incredible steal. Just the entree of grilled Mediterranean sea bass is knocking on the door of fifty, but with a salmon tartare and their famous grilled octopus as appetizers, this is a deal. A sommelier wine pairing with your courses is $30 more.

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Just One Dish: Escargot Pie at Comme Ça

Where: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
August 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM | by | Comments (0)

There are times when you sample a dish and taste everything that goes into the preparation. The time, effort, research, skill; you can practically hear that "ah, ha!" moment. Just absolute inspiration from step one to finish, that is how Chef De Cuisine Daniel Ontiveros brought the world the Escargot Pie ($19) at Comme Ça inside Cosmo.

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The Cafe At THEhotel Gets A New Name With No 'The' In It

Where: 3940 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
August 18, 2014 at 2:10 PM | by | Comments (5)

THEhotel at Mandalay Bay will cease to exist in just days now. It's transformation into Delano Las Vegas remains firmly (defiantly?) set for September 1.

The new name will bring refreshed rooms and a rejuvenated spa menu (see what we did there?) while a redesigned lobby will add new lounge and dining spaces to the all-suite tower. Still to come will be the rebranding of miX and the arrival of its own pool (yes, miX is going away and, no, there won't be a pool "on site," so to speak.)

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You Can Now Dine At Tahiti Village's 17° South... If You Want

Where: 7200 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89119
August 15, 2014 at 4:41 PM | by | Comments (4)

It's probably something you've never even thought about doing and may not even after you read this, but if you want to dine at Tahiti Village's restaurant, you totally can now -- and not be a guest.

All these years of disinterest and we've never known that we actually weren't even welcome at 17° South (which we believe used to be called Tahiti Joe's). Until this week, the restaurant had only been available to guests of the property, located south of Mandalay Bay. Now, however, anyone can head here for lunch or dinner.

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Omae Reopens For Lunch For A Limited Time

Where: 3650 Decatur Blvd. [map], 89103
August 15, 2014 at 1:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

After opening for a week then closing for nearly a month, Japanese Cuisine by Omae had still garnered quite a buzz. Recently, lunch service opened back up, and there are many reasons to hurry over. Chiefly, the September 3rd end to lunch service!

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Make Sure To Bring Your Appetite, And A Few Friends, to Bazaar Meat At SLS Las Vegas

Where: 2535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
August 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM | by | Comments (2)

At Bazaar Meat, get ready to open wide.

The much anticipated Bazaar Meat, the José Andrés "beyond the steakhouse" concept within SLS Las Vegas, will offer patrons interesting, and sizable, entrees. Guests will have the option of ordering large-format meat dishes to feed whatever large group (or ambitious food adventurer) cares to try them.

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Turning The Spotlight On F.A.M.E. At The Linq

Where: 89109
August 12, 2014 at 8:34 PM | by | Comments (0)

F.A.M.E. Street Market, the new(ish), multi-faceted Asian-inspired spot in The Linq, sports several different food vendors, art, music, and entertainment. Hey, that spells "Fame!" (Or, rather, "fvame," but just go with it.) It's a pretty lofty claim by any standards, but how can you explain the concept to someone that may have just wandered into the space?

The most accurate description you could give anyone of F.A.M.E. is something along the lines of "a food court with only Asian food and also Fuku Burger is there." Aside from one of the mack-daddy names of the Las Vegas food truck scene, many of the other little specific outlets really cannot escape the feel of a cafeteria. Plastic trays, table numbers... really the only thing out of place is the beer (there are a couple of interesting ones on tap, mind you).

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Our Night At BLT Steak

Where: 3645 Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
August 8, 2014 at 5:23 PM | by | Comment (1)

At Bally's, the hotel's eponymous steakhouse is now BLT Steak (related to BLT Burger at The Mirage, part of ESquared Hospitality). With thirteen locations around the world, plus many other sister restaurants and concepts, how would BLT compare to the one it replaced?

One glance at the past menu and the current one and you'll notice they are quite similar, covering the basics of crab cake, tuna tartare, lamb chops.. you know the drill. One great, big fat difference would be they've 86'd a ton of very expendable Italian dishes. Not that it was an "Italian steakhouse" before, mind you; it was just an American steakhouse that had lasagna and Shrimp Fra Diavola for... some reason.

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Returning To Giada's For Lunch

Where: 3595 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
August 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM | by | Comments (3)

Since our initial review in June, Giada's has opened its doors for lunch as well as dinner. With a whole new menu (well, mostly new), Giada's further expands itself as The Cromwell's only dining option.

The change in style from dinner to lunch includes a change in uniform. While at night it's all black ties and white steward jackets, during the day it is a much more contemporary (and casual) wait staff. Waiters are clad in blue vests and ties while porters sport light blue, plaid shirts. It also should be noted the restaurant's hydraulic windows -- the larger space designed by Los Angeles-based firm, Studio Collective (photo gallery below) -- are open rarely at this time of year no matter the time of day, closed either due to monsoon rain or to keep out the ballistic, scalding winds that even industrial air-curtains can't forestall.

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Just One (Extraordinary) Dish At Oscar's

Where: 1 Main Street [map], 89101
August 6, 2014 at 1:26 PM | by | Comments (2)

This writer is not one for overblown dish titles. Sorry, Guy Fieri, but your “Off-Da-Hook Original Smash-Burger” definitely sounds original, but whose hook is it off of, anyway? Be concise. Be accurate. Be catchy. If you can’t be the last two without violating the first, just give it up and call your dish what it is: mac ‘n cheese, burger, chicken sandwich. You get my drift, assuming you’re not Guy Fieri.

It’s not to be offensive. I just know I hate a letdown after a big buildup, so keep your promises, Vegas food dish titles. I had been looking forward to trying Oscar’s Steakhouse at the Plaza for a long while now. When the perfect dinner partner and opportunity presented themselves, my party fully experienced Oscar's Beef * Booze * Broads with steaks, a glass of wine and, well, we were the broads so it was BYOB (bring your own broad).

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Guy Fieri's Bus To Flavortown Now Stopping For Breakfast

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd. S. [map], 89109
August 1, 2014 at 2:16 PM | by | Comments (3)

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at The Quad (soon-to-be The Linq Hotel) is inviting guests to head to Flavortown a little earlier starting today, August 1. It now offers breakfast service from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily. The restaurant’s overall hours also will change to 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday. (Hours were from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.)

Though existing dessert menus items like Mexican Churros and S’Mores Monte Cristo sound like they would translate to breakfast well, the menu will feature new items that keep to the “Guy style” with fun names and signature items like his Dragon’s Breath Chili. Breakfast items will include:

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A Timeline For Harrah's New Food Hall, Casino Bar

Where: 89109
August 1, 2014 at 1:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

The newest changes at Harrah's will arrive sooner than you might have guessed.

Earlier this week, we told you about the new food hall and casino bar that were under construction; last night, VegasChatter reader Jeff C. filled us in on just when to expect them.

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