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Discussion in 'Forum Questions, Issues & Suggestions' started by Irish Mick, May 12, 2019.

  1. Irish Mick

    Irish Mick Member

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    Hi All,
    Ive been to Vegas many many times but i am after advice
    Normally I’d just drink a bottle of gin a day there and see what happens. Always fun but this time I’ve got to do it differently.
    My wife is coming out with me on this trip to celebrate as she’ll hopefully have finished chemo treatment.
    This trip I’ve to make it about great food, good shows and good drinking. My normal dive bar/Gordon Ramsay steak house/absinthe combo ain’t going to cut it this time.
    I have diamond status with Caesars but she wanted to stay at the Aria so we’ve booked in there. Is it worthwhile getting in touch with a host at aria to say I’m switching over?
    We are there August 8-11 and so far the only headliner i can see is lionel richie so ill book two tickets for that.
    Otherwise she loves sea food and Thai food. Would you have recommendations for restaurants, shows and classy drinking spots?
    Ive taken her to Absinthe and once was enough for her.
    Thanks
     
  2. IrishDave

    IrishDave Palladium
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    What a great reason for celebration.

    In my opinion, Aria has the best overall restaurant collection on the the strip. Lemongrass is a great Thai restaurant, but be warned, the spice scale is defintely set for an Asian palette. Carbone...just do it, make sure you get the Caesar salad and the meatballs (not on menu). I also really enjoyed Bardo Brasserie. I haven't eaten at either, but I've heard good things about Herringbone and Catch. I've never been too impressed with the Aira cafe though.

    Alibi (in Aria) is a very nice bar, and you're just a short walk from the Cosmopolitan. All the bars in Cosmo are excellent, but I'd recommend the Barber Shop for a little different, but still classy, experience. Also you can tram or walk to Bellagio and have a drink at Petrossian or the Baccarat Bar.

    I'm not too up on the shows, other than watching the twenty somethings stumble by while sitting at Chandelier in Cosmo!
     
  3. omahahog

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    If your wife likes Thai, take an Uber to nearby Lotus of Siam. It’s Northern Thai and wildly popular with locals and visitors. I would also recommend a trip to Nora’s Italian, another local restaurant but not far from strip. You won’t be disappointed with either. Make reservations though.
     
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    You can get in touch with a host, but there is a good chance you wont get any front end offers without play. You can also use sites like URComped to try and get a front end offer at Aria (MGM) thought your play at CET. Alternatively, you can just play your normal amount and ask for back-end comps.

    I definitely second the suggestion for Lotus of Siam, it is excellent Thai food with a great wine list (if your wife is into that).
     
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  5. MissL7777

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    Lionel Ritchie’s show is excellent!
     
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    Le Cirque at Bellagio which is part of Mlife is fabulous. I enjoy Javier's at Aria and Carbone as well...Veal parm and spicy rigatoni DELISH! A unique experience which I always enjoy is Rose.Rabbit.Lie and the black cod or beef wellington there. Down parasol at Wynn beside the lake of dreamsis always a nice escape from the bustle and reality and full of whimsy for the Mrs. The only thing I'm not a fan of at Aria is the pool...very busy and hard to get loungers and IMO not much wow factor but if you can get loungers at the sky suites pool it is much better. Just curious if she considered a balcony fountain view room at Cosmo and they will offer match usually. Either way have a great time and well wishes for your wife with her chemo.
     
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  7. Irish Mick

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    Hi Guys
    Thanks for the recommendations. Have booked lemon grass and Carbone. Have Mr Richie sorted and I think we might go Mac King during the day for something different.
    Was invited out to Shadow Creek but not sure how to get away with this. Might plan to get the wife very drunk then book a spa treatment for her so I can escape.
    Wheels up is about 10.45am Thursday and planning that first g&t for around 9am!
    I might do I trip report if I can.
    Thanks again!!
     
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  8. IrishDave

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    Good luck! Hope you have a fantastic trip
     
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  9. Texas Steph

    Texas Steph I think I'm addicted to Vegas...
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    Just stumbled onto this @Irish Mick ... best of luck wishes to your wife, and I hope you both have an excellent Vegas vacay!!

    If you're looking for a weekend brunch spot, I've heard great things about Herrringbone. The brunch is buffet style, plus you can order off of the small plates menu... all for one price. Lots of seafood (including lobster tails) plus a large array of other items are on the buffet, and you can find the small plates menu online. There is indoor OR outdoor seating (umbrellas and misters outside). It's on my list for my upcoming trip! If you go, please let us know your thoughts afterwards. :)

    Enjoy Lionel Ritchie and Mac King!!
     
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    It sounds like you have a great plan going. As a female, who loves Las Vegas, my favorite place in Las Vegas is Wynn. I suggest the water show Le Reve at Wynn and take a stroll through the resort. We've been there several years now and still just love to walk through and take it all in. Also, I am not sure what time your flight is on Sunday, but we just left on July 28 and decided to try the Jazz Brunch at Lakeside restaurant in Wynn. They have it from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes Alaskan King Crab, shrimp and oyster buffet in addition to a made-to-order menu that you can order all you can eat items from. Also, the dessert buffet table was extensive and impressive. It was not crowded (we went at 11:00 before our 2:50 p.m. flight) and we had plenty of time to eat, relax and enjoy the jazz quartet. The music was the perfect tone and volume to both take in and still interact with each other. The cost for the brunch is $69 per person. We were there for five days and did many things both on site and off, but this was our favorite activity of the trip. I hope your wife has a wonderful time. You are sweet to want to celebrate with her. I know how good it feels to know you are finished with treatment.
     
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    I’m so excited for you to celebrate!
    I love Bardot for everything! Brunch is probably my favorite (try the strawberries), my boyfriend loves their happy hour. Javier’s has a delightful Moët rose split that I really enjoy! Aria has some of the best food there is (tied with Cosmo in my opinion)
    I hope you share what you try and love.
    My boyfriend got me the hammam treatment as Cosmo and it was so unique and special I would definitely recommend. Enjoy, and excited to follow along!
     
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  12. DRPinVa

    DRPinVa As always, inspired by MrsDRPinVa
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    First, so very happy that you'll be celebrating the end of chemo, can't think of a better reason to celebrate. Hopefully the chemo effects haven't been to harsh and your wife is feeling energetic for the trip!! MrsDRP and I for the past several years have celebrated her remission with at least an annual trip to Vegas...

    You may have all your shows/events booked by now, but if not, this site is pretty good at letting you list what's happening within a date range, and also by type:

    https://www.lavishvegas.com/show/la...uction_shows,comedy_shows,adult_shows,livebar

    I would recommend LOVE as far as shows, Human Nature for good music, and perhaps Carrot Top if you both need a split your pants laugh or two...

    Best of Luck and Have a Great Time!!!
     
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  13. Niteshade

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    Great reason to celebrate - Have a wonderful time!!
     
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