I'll be in Las Vegas for a few days in September, and was wondering where the best places to eat are.
Sounds like my kind of place.If you're in the mood for a different dining experience you should try Dick's at the Excalibur. The food is good but the service is horrible, on purpose! The whole idea is that the waiters all act like... dicks. They're rude, they will make a paper hat with some sort of insult on it and then put it on your head. The waiter will come by your table to ask if everything is okay, if you say "yes" their response will be "Thank God!!!", if you say "No" their response will be to the affect of "Well what the hell do you want then!?!?. The attitude sort of caught us off guard but we still had fun, the employees actually encourage you to "return fire".
I recommend it if you are in the mood for such a thing and as mentioned, the food is good.
thanks:up:I posted this on another thread, but it may have some value for you.
See the mall at Caesars (talking statue shows for free), Pirate show for free at Treasure Island, Volcano Show for free at Mirage. The mall at Planet Hollywood is worth seeing. Water show at Bellagio and an Art Museum. Free Circus acts at Circus, Circus. Marine exhibit at Mandalay. Free show in the sky at night downtown. Cheap shrimp coctails and drinks down there. Best expensive buffets, Bellagio, Paris, Seafood at the RIO plus free Mardi Gras show at night. Best CHeap buffet, any coast casino except the Barbary Coast. Margaritaville in the Flamingo, go to the second or third level on an off hour and get a table overlooking the strip, reasonable prices great view, and something for the kids. If you like seafood, if you want something unique, different and reasonable, the seafood bar at the Palace Station. Pan Roasts, Ciopino's, Bolubaise (you go find the spelling) they make the stuff right in front of you. HOW GOOD? 5 other casinos copied them. Long wait at times, no reservations, counter seating only, waitress service inside $2 more per meal and you don't get the Chef show. DOn't want to wait, want a table, same thing at South Point, or Sun Coast. 5 miles south of the strip is the Silverton hotel (blue diamond road) with a Bass Outdoors outlet. If you've never been in one go, it's an outdoor store on major big league steroids. In the Queens hotel downtown is Hugo's Cellar, old school red chairs steak and seafood house, it was the Rat Pack hangout, the most famous restaurant in Las Vegas in the 50's and 60's. Haven't been there in years but it's really nostalgic. Also Batista's Hole in the wall behind the Barbary Coast same deal Nostalga to the hilt. Check Chowhound.com and yelp.com for current revues of restaurants. Oh also west on Charleston the Red Rock Hotel and Casino, I think it's the hottest looking place inside. NYNY is neat inside also plus the roller coaster, and dueling piano's IF YOU DO NOT DO ANYTHING ELSE, CHECK OUT THE DUELING PIANOS, GET THERE AT 8PM FOR A SEAT OR STAND WITH EVERYONE ELSE AT 9. DO NOT MISS THIS, DO NOT MISS THIS, DO NOT MISS THIS. You get the idea?
If you want hokey to the max go all the way west on Charleston to Bonnie SPrings, really hokey dumb cowboy show, cheesey Zoo, horse back rides into the canyons and a weird place to have a cocktail or beer. Also Red Rock Canyon is out there, small fee, state park, neat rock formations, very interesting if your into that stuff. Take the Dam tour, and if you do that you can go to Laughlin (8 or so more casinos on the river )another hour further you can rent boats and waverunners if you are inclined and beach at the Avi hotel down south 5 miles further. Also Valley of Fire State Park about a 63 minute ride away. And of course a couple hrs to Death Valley, (I'm dying to go there myself).
Shows, pay the money see the Blue Man Group, I've seen it twice and going back for a third time, if someone recommends "Love" see the Blue man group instead. The Comedy show at the RIviera is cheap and you usually get two great comics and one fair one. The Show at the Trop is the oldest on the Strip and is old style Las Vegas T&A tastefully done( well as tasteful as one can be, my friend was a stage manager there and says they rub eachothers nipples with ice right before they go on and talk about how well their kid is doing in school).
Take a ride to the Ritz Carlton in Lake Las Vegas, they made a little Italian town with shops and theres one Italian restaurant down near the lake that is great and reasonable.
Okay that should take care of the first day.