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1 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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Oscar's Steakhouse boasts one of the best views in Las Vegas -- at 1 S Main Street at the Plaza Hotel, it overlooks bustling Fremont Street downtown. Named after our famous mob attorney-turned mayor Oscar Goodman (after he was term limited-out,...
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361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106, USA
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The Smith Center's 2012 grand opening Downtown was a huge deal for Las Vegas locals. Finally, touring musicals like Wicked and Book of Mormon had a had home in the Entertainment Capitol of the World. Both the Philharmonic and the Nevada Ballet...
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301 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
The D's Italian steakhouse, Andiamo, is the number one place to go for an old-school vibe that offers five-star food -- and doesn't require going off the beaten path. Located on Fremont Street in the heart of downtown (with easy parking), Andiamo...
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450 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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As a child of the 1980s, I've got to say that I love the premise of this place—they specialize in toys of the 80s, of every conceivable kind, including (for all you Star Wars nerds out there) plenty in the way of George Lucas' creations....
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3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Celebrity restaurateurs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich serve the finest steaks in town. They match their spectacular all-beef tasting menu with a vast wine list. (701) 789-4141. Read Bob Guccione Jr.'s Spin the Globe story on Las Vegas. This...
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2985 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Open 24 hours a day, Peppermill is an age-old diner that is both stuck in the past and hasn't gone out of style. It's one of the few free-standing restaurants still in existence on the Strip, and the tacky neon fascade makes it hard to miss in its...
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3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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Forget any notions you have about boring vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry milkshakes. At Holsteins in The Cosmopolitan, milkshakes are given an innovative twist, and many of them have a spirited, high-proof kick. At its roots, this is a...
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3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
There's something electrifying about catching a view of the Las Vegas Strip, lit up in all its neon glory, 46 stories above the city's streets. While there are plenty of vantage points along Las Vegas Boulevard, the scene caught from the viewing...
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3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
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For French fare at reasonable prices, Mon Ami Gabi is my go to restaurant when it's my turn to pick a restaurant. If you're a breakfast guru you'll especially want to try out their crepes and—my personal favorite—their crab eggs Benedict. Chunks...
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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
We had the fabulous opportunity to spend a week at the Venetian and here are my findings. I loved it the minute I got out of the taxi. It has an opulent front entrance, with a massive ceiling adorned with frescoes. Inside you are greeted with more...
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3752 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
With a level of service that the huge hotels cannot come close to, the 392-room Mandarin Oriental is one of the rare, non-casino luxury hotels that provide an almost residence-like respite within steps of all that makes Las Vegas Las Vegas....
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4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA
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An indulgent array of creative dishes and fantastic hand-crafted cocktails rules this menu, but I stop in for what can only be described as a girl's dream: hand-baked pretzel bites with cheese fondue. The restaurant has a prime location, with a...