Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:48 AM
Some thoughts:High End dining experience: 1) Hugo's in basement of Four Queens. First experience there may have been one of the top five dining experiences we have ever had. Food, service, everything you could every want and more (my wife also thought server was especially hot). Second visit had an OK experience, have not been back in couple years. 2) The Steakhouse at Camelot (Excalibur). Time in and time out the most consistantly very good experience we have had, probable ate their 20-25 times. Service is outstanding (ask for Greg, best single server we have ever had). Crabcake's are the best and have never had a bad piece of meat. If it is slow, ask server (if Greg) if he can do baked alaska for dessert when you sit down. (Not on their menu, but on menu at Prime Rib house next door and Greg will go get the cart and do it, if not overly busy and you ask at beginning of meal.) The presentation is worth it. Do not go there if looking for quick meal, but worth it to sit down and have a dining experience. Not as big of a name as many of the other high end steakhouse (or as big of a price) But food and service compare.Good sit down meals 1) The cheesecake factory (Ceasar's). If there is something you want, they will have it on their menu. Great for a very nice lunch. Try to hit off times, or you will be in for hour + wait. 2) The Cafe in Paris. One this list for one reason - Seafood Crepes - serivce not alway great, but these crepes are worth the wait.Avoid - Rainforest cafe in MGM - not even sure if it still there, but go if you like: a long wait in line, while they go through people behind you and offer VIP seating for a charge, bad service (I think the server is still looking for the beverage refill I asked for 2 years ago), very average food and very above average pricing.One the fly 1) Fish stand in food court of New York, New York. Name exscapes me right now, but fresh made to order fish and chips and great clam chowder.Buffet 1) Mandalay Bay - A little priy, but if you are going to do a buffet, the best we have had (Have not eaten at Bellagio or Wynn, so they may be better)Avoid Buffet at Excalibur - may be the biggest, but not best. Everything including the Prime Rib (Roast Beef in disguise) is always overcooked.