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with the opening of wynn resort and casino in april does anyone know about the restaurants?? i looked at the website but not much help there.thanks!

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I haven't heard any details, but I do know that Daniel Boulud will have a place, as well as the former exec chef from Renoir (now closed) and the exec chef from Le Cirque in Bellagio (which will remain open).

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We have reservations for a 4-night stay in June and I'm really excited about not only the new hotel, but the restaurants.

Hey, nighscotsman...please let us know if you hear anything...

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Nine of the 19 restaurants and bars at Wynn Las Vegas will be chef-driven concepts. The list includes Daniel Boulud, Jimmy Sneed, Paul Bartolotta, Stephen Kalt, Eric Klein, Alex Stratta, Mark LoRusso and Takashi Yagihashi. The ninth chef has not been signed yet.

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Nine of the 19 restaurants and bars at Wynn Las Vegas will be chef-driven concepts. The list includes Daniel Boulud,  Jimmy Sneed, Paul Bartolotta, Stephen Kalt, Eric Klein, Alex Stratta, Mark LoRusso and Takashi Yagihashi.

***I'm only familiar with Daniel Boulud (guess I haven't been getting out much lately). Would you mind telling us a little about the other chefs? THANKS !

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The ninth chef has not been signed yet.

Oooh, maybe it's me. I am a whiz with rice cooker and toaster.

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The ninth chef has not been signed yet.

Oooh, maybe it's me. I am a whiz with rice cooker and toaster.

See if this works:

¶ Yagihashi, a winner of the prestigious James Beard award for culinary excellence, ran the oft-lauded Tribute restaurant in a Detroit suburb before moving to Las Vegas. He'll specialize in Japanese cuisine at his new digs, Okada.

¶ Stratta is respected in Las Vegas and around the country for the French technique he practices and his Mediterranean-inspired dishes. He was lured across the Strip from The Mirage hotel-casino to oversee Wynn's signature restaurant.

¶ Sneed will run Jimmy Sneed's at the Country Club. He's probably most famous for The Frog and the Redneck, his former bistro in Richmond, Va., which won kudos from Esquire and others.

¶ His latest venture was Tristan in Charleston, S.C., where making a mark isn't easy given the intense cooking environment and talent level.

¶ "An ever-growing pool of super-talented chefs keep delivering the quality goods. Sneed is a bona fide member of the pack," the Charleston newspaper raved last year.

¶ Klein, formerly the executive chef at Maple Drive in Los Angeles, will oversee SW, Wynn's steak house _ a surefire attraction in this primal city. Kalt once worked at the famous Le Cirque and Spartina in New York City. He'll open Cucina Veloce, serving casual Mediterranean fare.

¶ Bartolotta is another James Beard winner, who'll handle the Italian cuisine at Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare.

¶ "Bartolotta is up there at the top. ... a very good chef," said Alan Richman, restaurant reviewer for GQ magazine. "Kalt is an underrated chef. He can do a very good job."

¶ LoRusso, who will be executive chef of Tableau, has worked alongside Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer and Keller, some of the finest chefs in the nation. Like Sneed, he'll prepare distinctive American cuisine. LoRusso didn't have to come far _ he was the executive chef at Bellagio's Aqua.

¶ Daniel Boulud of New York City will operate a brassiere but will not live in Las Vegas.

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Thanks SO much, vegasreporter!

Now the only problem is seeing how many meals we can squeeze into a Mon- Fri visit!

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Thanks SO much, vegasreporter!

Now the only problem is seeing how many meals we can squeeze into a Mon- Fri visit!

i've eaten at every restaurant on the las vegas strip and experienced plenty of highs and lows. if u need any suggestions let me know.

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{quote}i've eaten at every restaurant on the las vegas strip and experienced plenty of highs and lows. if u need any suggestions let me know.


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Foodie-Girl:

Don't miss Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace. Exceptional food. Bradley is always there, approaching tables and getting feedback. The service is great. Also, I know Craftsteak is a NYC knockoff but the steaks are fantastic. Both places are pricey but worth the cost.

Also, Alain Ducasse recently opened Mix Las Vegas atop of Mandalay Bay's new hotel tower. Could be worth trying. But don't plan on seeing Ducasse. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion.

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Foodie-Girl:

Don't miss Bradley Ogden at Caesars Palace. Exceptional food. Bradley is always there, approaching tables and getting feedback. The service is great. Also, I know Craftsteak is a NYC knockoff but the steaks are fantastic. Both places are pricey but worth the cost.

Also, Alain Ducasse recently opened Mix Las Vegas atop of Mandalay Bay's new hotel tower. Could be worth trying. But don't plan on seeing Ducasse. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion.

***I'm coming to LV again in August and will be staying at either Mandalay Bay or Four Seasons...so I'm hoping to try MIX as well as BURGER BAR for lunch.

***I've been to BO twice and think it's tops! Enjoyed CRAFTSTEAK but felt PRIME better as far as ambience, service and quality of meal. I like DELMONICO but put it behind PRIME>

Actually seeing or meeting these fabulous chefs is always a bonus but getting a short tour of the BO kitchen was a treat in itself....!

Other places that you love??? I'm always interested in seeing what other people enjoy.....


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Foodie-Girl:

I love Archi's Thai Kitchen. Better than Lotus of Siam.

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/2004/12/09/taste.html

The Joyful House on Spring Mountain Road is the best Chinese food in town. Period.

Kim Pho Long down the street has some mean Pho.

I think those are the best Asian places in town.

John Mariani of Esquire likes Commander's Palace. And Alan Richman of GQ speaks highly of Michael's at Barbary Coast.

http://www.barbarycoastcasino.com/restaurants/michaels.html

What about Bobby Flay's new place, Mesa Grill at Caesar's Palace? I'm heading there tomorrow night.

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Foodie-Girl:

I love Archi's Thai Kitchen. Better than Lotus of Siam.

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/2004/12/09/taste.html

The Joyful House on Spring Mountain Road is the best Chinese food in town. Period.

Kim Pho Long down the street has some mean Pho.

I think those are the best Asian places in town.

John Mariani of Esquire likes Commander's Palace. And Alan Richman of GQ speaks highly of Michael's at Barbary Coast.

http://www.barbarycoastcasino.com/restaurants/michaels.html

What about Bobby Flay's new place, Mesa Grill at Caesar's Palace? I'm heading there tomorrow night.

***I'm probably the only one on this board to not LOVE Asian food...but I'm guilty. Just doesn't do it for me....probably because I'm very wimpy when it comes to highly seasoned food...I usually have to ask for Negative 1 level of heat.

Been to Commander's Palace once for brunch and got indigestion...as did my husband...so I haven't been back. I DO love Emeril's Fish House though.

Went to Michael's a long time ago....just seemed a little "dated" when I looked at the menu. Guess I'd have to say I prefer a more creative approach to cooking.

Mesa Grill does look beautiful....I think it's going to be a winner....will have to try it one day soon.

I'm mostly drawn to Italian, French or what I would call Bradley Ogden "California Eclectic French" if that makes any sense.

Red Square is a fun place with surprisingly good food....stumbled on to that one a few years back.

Rosemary's is a long drive but the food is wonderful.

Ummmmmm what else??

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Ok, Valentino at The Venetian might be the most underrated restaurant in Las Vegas. Chef Piero Selvaggio is superb. He's always in the kitchen. The wine list is also impressive. I brough my parents (true NY food snobs) and they loved it.

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Ok, Valentino at The Venetian might be the most underrated restaurant in Las Vegas. Chef Piero Selvaggio is superb. He's always in the kitchen. The wine list is also impressive. I brough my parents (true NY food snobs) and they loved it.

***Well, we agree on VALENTINO! Been several times and always perfect service and food to match. Yes, the wine list great !

OK....how about Le Cirque? a close tie with Bradley Ogden as my favorite.

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Hard to do Le Cirque with Juliano Serrano nearby working his nightly magic at Picasso. Have you heard about Sensi, the new place that opened inside the Bellagio's new spa tower? I need to make my way over there.

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Hard to do Le Cirque with Juliano Serrano nearby working his nightly magic at Picasso.  Have you heard about Sensi, the new place that opened inside the Bellagio's new spa tower? I need to make my way over there.

***Right again. Picasso is wonderful but I'd have to give Le Cirque the nod if I had to choose between the two (now there's a real problem....LOL )

I've been to Le Cirque in NY and find the Las Vegas outpost much more charming in design and the service so quietly efficient.

Well, gee, you live in Las Vegas so you can just hop on over to try all the exciting new places.

I've not heard what type of food Sensi will be serving...??

Also, nightscotman really loves Fix and I haven't been there yet either.

Ummmmmmmmmmm what's a girl to do. So many great restaurants popping up all the time. You know...I can remember when there were NO and I mean NO great restaurants in LV.

Times have changed and definitely for the better....

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damn reporter! i want your job!

were not going until october so i have plenty of times to check back with you and foodie.

last time and our first time in las vegas we had great times at georgios in the mandelay bay shops (valentinos sister restaurant) and delmonicos wasalso a great time. great food,,very comfortable and nice wines.

we were with the in-laws and they wanted to try old las vegas and we went to hugos cellar in the 4 queens and it was quite the blast from the past! alot of classic french tableside and alot of fun. the food was suprisingly pretty good!

anyways,,,love to hear more as i dream of my october trip! thanks! :smile:

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Foodie- Remind me before you go to LV again, my friend is working high up at Wynn with all the chefs and I'll give you her nod as to who is really kicking butt!

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I think Foodie-Girl should hunker down at Wynn Las Vegas and try every restaurant. It would be an epic culinary tour. We'd expect a full report of course.

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HI Wendy! Hey, thanks for the offer. I'll be very interested in what inside info you can give me.

vegasreporter: You know, the plan actually IS to spend all of our time at WYNN so it will just be a matter of how many of the hotel's restaurants we can hit during our stay.

In Aug. I'll be staying at the other end of town (Mandalay Bay) and I'm really looking forward to one of those Kobe Beef Hamburgers from Burger Bar that Wendy has reported on. Sounded wonderful!

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im either staying at mandelay bay or luxor,,,but i was thinking or wynn. last year we stayed at luxor but i just think wynn is going to be a great resort. little ms,,please keep me in touch with your buddies ok. i will reward ya! any idea when its opening??

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Ok, Valentino at The Venetian might be the most underrated restaurant in Las Vegas. Chef Piero Selvaggio is superb. He's always in the kitchen. The wine list is also impressive. I brough my parents (true NY food snobs) and they loved it.

I, of course, love Valentino, but the true revelation to me was Zefferino, at The Venetian. Maybe it's a case of my not expecting much, but I've had food there that rivals meals I've had in their homeland, Liguria. Exquisite. Has anyone else been?

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