Quick Vegas Trip without dressy clothes

My friend is taking me to Vegas for a long weekend as a birthday present!

Packing light so no dressy stuff – think nice jeans.

Need some recommendations for all three meals. No seafood or Asian (we live in Boston).

We both love steak and dining at the bar. Can one sit at the bar at Charlie Trotter’s, say at 5:30 pm, in nice jeans and chow down a steak and a few glasses of wine?

We are staying at the Bellagio but will leave the strip for good food.



Love Vegas and your gonna have a great time!
Since your staying at Bellagio, your in a great location.

I would hands down do lunch at Lotus of Siam for the best Thai in the USA…
It’s about a mile off strip on Sahara, in a divey strip mall but this is the real deal and from Anthony Bourdain, et al, its always on their best top ten list.

Burger Bar
Delmonico’s at Venetian
Charlie Palmer’s Cut of the Week at the Four Season’s Mandalay
Bazaar Meat at SLS
Peppermill for late night or breakfast
In and Out for Double Double Cheeseburger and Animal fries
Oyster Bar at Palace Station…counter 24/7 is da bomb!
Friends love The Steakhouse at Circus Circus but you have to delve into the seedy casino to get there.
Make sure you go to third floor of Cosmo for a slice of Secret Pizza, after partying and gambling…
Nobu for sushi bar at Caesars…sublime
Jean George Steakhouse at Aria has a early menu 3 course for $69 at Aria…

Hit up downtown Vegas for the ‘old school’ Vegas…park at the parking structure at Binion’s for 2 hours free…get your ticket stamped at security station…
Roam, drink and take the zip line, over the Fremont Experience…go see my girl, Moneta, at the diner at Binion’s!

Jeans are fine but try and gussy it up with a nice collared shirt… it will be chilly at night.

East coast seafood is a little different than seafood in BOS…we have more Ahi items, and get lots of Hawaiian fish flown in that is off the chain good that wouldn’t survive so well going to BOS… ( Opakapaka, Opah)

Have a blast and report back!

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