Las Vegas Journals

Romance in Las Vegas

An August 2004 trip to Las Vegas by themusicaltraveller

Quote: Las Vegas has more to offer than I ever imagined when growing up. Personally, it's about the food to me. My wife loves the shows and spectacle. It's become a great place for any kind of traveller.

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

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Hotel | "The Venetian"

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If romance is what you're after for a trip to Vegas, then this is the place to stay. I visited almost every hotel on the Strip and could not find a hotel that just spelled romance to me. Riding the gondolas, walking the St. Mark's Square, the pool area in Venezia (the new addition to The Venetian), the wonderful restaurants, and the fabulous rooms contribute to this atmosphere. The price is right for a room here. I got an extremely good deal for going during the week, arriving on a Sunday. It makes a huge difference. The rooms here are all suites. We had an excellent view of the Strip from our room for nothing extra in cost. All I did was ask, and you never know what they have available. Also, h...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 19, 2005

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 414-1000

Le Village Buffet

Restaurant

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PLEASE EAT HERE! You will not regret it for a moment. This is the most unique of all buffets in Vegas. Why? Because instead of trying to make food from all sorts of cultures and countries and doing only a decent job with each, this place does it all French. Each station contains cuisines from different regions of France. Most of the dishes are like eating gourmet French you would have to pay outrageous money for small portions. One of my favorite regions made fresh shish kabobs with several delicious sauces you could choose from. They had a great variety of dishes, which were all great, including a cold bar with shrimp and crab legs. The desserts were actually kind of disappointing, but it was ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 19, 2005

Le Village Buffet
Paris Las Vegas Hotel
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(702) 946-7000

Alize at the Top of the Palms

Restaurant | "Alize"

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If you want the most romantic experience in Vegas, this is where you have to go. Sitting atop the Palms hotel is the most exquisite dining experience I've ever had. It wasn't just the food, it was also the view. This is the best view of the Strip because you can see all of it through three sides of the restaurant covered in windows. The food is amazing, though very expensive. For appetizers we had the soft-shell crab, which was perfect, and the best lobster bisque I've ever had. For an in-between course we had sorbet in their glass flower cups. For my entrée I had a filet mignon served over mashed potatoes and baby vegetables with a sauce that was to die for. It was a $42 dish, and that's defin...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 19, 2005

Alize at the Top of the Palms
4321 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 951-7000

Mirage Buffet

Restaurant

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This is the biggest buffet I've ever gone to. Not only is there a mass quantity of food, but it's also of very good quality. There were a few things I avoided just by looking at them, but generally it was all very good. I had to try everything, even if it meant me not being able to walk afterwards. It was Sunday brunch, so I started with breakfast. The make-your-own omelette was excellent, with a some good filling choices. After breakfast, I started on Chinese and Japanese, then onto seafood, like peel-and-eat shrimp and crab legs. After that, I tried other miscellaneous items like Italian and Mexican. Lastly, dessert was pretty good. I never got to the salad bar, but I'm sure it's pretty good.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 19, 2005

Mirage Buffet
3400 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
+1 702 791 7111

Bouchon at The Venetian

Restaurant | "Bouchon"

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Unforunately, I only got to eat breakfast at this wonderful new establishment. This restaurant is a classic French bistro in the Venezia Tower of The Venetian. It sits next to the beautiful gardens/pool area and has a lovely outdoor seating area (very hard to get at dinnertime). Breakfast here was a huge hit for my wife and me. The food is outstanding, and it is not to be missed. Dinner is very reasonable for what you get. Don't pass this place up.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 23, 2005

Bouchon at The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
+1 702 414 6200

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I know this doesn't sound like a romantic thing to do, but we found a couple that give you some really nice gifts if you attend. Many people go to timeshare meetings for the free gifts but then end up buying something. A lot of people worry that they might get someone who's very persistent and pushy. I, on the the other hand, just love the freebies and will sit through one of their presentations just to get them. We attended a Marriot presentation where the product was very expensive. We decided to go because the gift was really lovely. They gave us free lunch at Zefferino's (a nice Italian restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal in The Venetian), a gondola ride, and two tickets to Madame Tussaud...Read More