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Best thing I ate: Maitake and shimeji mushrooms on top of cauliflower custard at Edo Tapas. You'd have to go to Spain to find anything this good, and even then, it would be very, very difficult.

Best use of eggs ever: Frittata Bianca and Italian Omelet at Veranda in the 4 Seasons. Astonishing breakfasts.

Best chicken ever eaten in a restaurant: Jidori chicken at Le Cirque

Worth eating: Crab, scallop and lobster dishes at Partage. Crab dish at Mordeo. Lime crab at Zuma. Hamburger at NoMad bar.

Still great: Langoustine fritters at L'Atelier

Kinda worth checking out: Porceta and gnochi at Vetri. Service is better than food and view is best of all. Maitake dish at Sparrow.

Very disappointing: Monzu pizza. Scallop and apricot tapa at Julian Serrano (which was great last year), Eataly food court. Everything but the crab at Mordeo. Cocktails at the Downtown Cocktail Room (which have always been great before)

Crime against food: Valentines dinner at Michael Mina

Best cocktail: Tiki drink by Jennifer Yim at Vesper bar at Cosmopolitan. Runner up: Yuzu cocktails at Sparrow and Wolf by Alannah and Terry

Best tea: Chamomile at Veranda, paired with their two egg wonders.

Best things to do when not eating and drinking: Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Bellagio. Gehry-designed Cleveland Center for Brain Research downtown.

 

 

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3 hours ago, C Simril said:

Best thing I ate: Maitake and shimeji mushrooms on top of cauliflower custard at Edo Tapas. You'd have to go to Spain to find anything this good, and even then, it would be very, very difficult.

Best use of eggs ever: Frittata Bianca and Italian Omelet at Veranda in the 4 Seasons. Astonishing breakfasts.

Best chicken ever eaten in a restaurant: Jidori chicken at Le Cirque

Worth eating: Crab, scallop and lobster dishes at Partage. Crab dish at Mordeo. Lime crab at Zuma. Hamburger at NoMad bar.

Still great: Langoustine fritters at L'Atelier

Kinda worth checking out: Porceta and gnochi at Vetri. Service is better than food and view is best of all. Maitake dish at Sparrow.

Very disappointing: Monzu pizza. Scallop and apricot tapa at Julian Serrano (which was great last year), Eataly food court. Everything but the crab at Mordeo. Cocktails at the Downtown Cocktail Room (which have always been great before)

Crime against food: Valentines dinner at Michael Mina

Best cocktail: Tiki drink by Jennifer Yim at Vesper bar at Cosmopolitan. Runner up: Yuzu cocktails at Sparrow and Wolf by Alannah and Terry

Best tea: Chamomile at Veranda, paired with their two egg wonders.

Best things to do when not eating and drinking: Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Bellagio. Gehry-designed Cleveland Center for Brain Research downtown.

 

 

 

Thank you! I'll be in LV in the not-too-distant future. I don't plan on strip dining, but Edo, Sparrow + Wolf, and Vetri were already on my short list. Any other recommended tapas at Edo?


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I had the tomato bread, which was excellent. Also the Maine Lobster Salpicon, not bad. Forgot to have the Bikini, but I would order it were I to go there again.

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21 hours ago, C Simril said:

Best thing I ate: Maitake and shimeji mushrooms on top of cauliflower custard at Edo Tapas. You'd have to go to Spain to find anything this good, and even then, it would be very, very difficult.

Best use of eggs ever: Frittata Bianca and Italian Omelet at Veranda in the 4 Seasons. Astonishing breakfasts.

Best chicken ever eaten in a restaurant: Jidori chicken at Le Cirque

Worth eating: Crab, scallop and lobster dishes at Partage. Crab dish at Mordeo. Lime crab at Zuma. Hamburger at NoMad bar.

Still great: Langoustine fritters at L'Atelier

Kinda worth checking out: Porceta and gnochi at Vetri. Service is better than food and view is best of all. Maitake dish at Sparrow.

Very disappointing: Monzu pizza. Scallop and apricot tapa at Julian Serrano (which was great last year), Eataly food court. Everything but the crab at Mordeo. Cocktails at the Downtown Cocktail Room (which have always been great before)

Crime against food: Valentines dinner at Michael Mina

Best cocktail: Tiki drink by Jennifer Yim at Vesper bar at Cosmopolitan. Runner up: Yuzu cocktails at Sparrow and Wolf by Alannah and Terry

Best tea: Chamomile at Veranda, paired with their two egg wonders.

Best things to do when not eating and drinking: Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Bellagio. Gehry-designed Cleveland Center for Brain Research downtown.

 

 

Always love your reviews of dining in Las Vegas.  The fine dining prices at the newer places seems astronomical even by Las Vegas standards.  Le Cirque has always been worth the price for the food, service and the gorgeous dining room.  I've always preferred it over Guy Savoy at Caesar's and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.  I know Vetri is expensive, but based on what I read and hear from my local friends down there it's one of the new fine dining places that is worth it.

 

 

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18 hours ago, Alex said:

 

Thank you! I'll be in LV in the not-too-distant future. I don't plan on strip dining, but Edo, Sparrow + Wolf, and Vetri were already on my short list. Any other recommended tapas at Edo?

I also recommend Esther's Kitchen off-strip by Chef James Trees.  All of my friends, experienced food writers and Las Vegas locals alike give it rave reviews.  Creative dishes at affordable prices and you won't walk for miles from a Strip parking structure through a casino.

 

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4 minutes ago, David Ross said:

  I know Vetri is expensive, but based on what I read and hear from my local friends down there it's one of the new fine dining places that is worth it.

 

 

 

I can tell you that the Philadelphia Vetri is superb.

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7 minutes ago, gfweb said:

 

I can tell you that the Philadelphia Vetri is superb.

A friend posted a goat dish from Vetri that looked delicious and I'd order that in a minute.  I like that they are doing some dishes that you'd rarely see on other Italian restaurants on the Strip.  

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John Curtas certainly raved about Esther's Kitchen. I'll check it out next trip, if it's still around. Would certainly return to Vetri and Partage. My whole review of the culinary journey is here: Seem Real Land   The maitake dishes were off the menu at both Sparrow and Edo but they made them for me anyway. I worry that dishes I love at any restaurant (except Le Cirque and Guy Savoy) won't be there the next time I visit. I wanted to try the peas at Guy this time, but they insisted it was only a spring dish. Considering the bad weather in mid-Feb, I think a spring visit is definitely the way to go next trip. Would like to try the swordfish at Monzu Pizzeria even though I didn't enjoy its pizza. The fish place wasn't open at Eataly (before noon) so I'd like to try that too.

 

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