Chain Gang in Vegas

I just got back from several days in Las Vegas for a conference and I thought I’d post a couple of restaurants that are located right on the strip that offer the comfort of familiarity. Let’s face it, just because you’re in a place that has fabulous, one-of-a-kind restaurants, sometimes you just want to stick with something you know … And for me one night, the perfect meal was an order of lettuce wraps and a glass of wine sitting at the bar at PF Chang’s  :>)

PF Chang’s at The Miracle Mile Shops
Planet Hollywood at The Forum Shops at Caesars
Outback Steakhouse at The Casino Royal
Maggiano’s Little Italy at The Fashion Place Mall

Bonjour Mon Ami!

I end up in Vegas for work a lot! But I don’t really mind, since one of my favorite restaurants (Mon Ami Gabi) is located at the Paris Casino. It’s one of those places where I can take clients/colleagues, but is also perfect for solo dining. The casual French Bistro decor, wonderful salads and side dishes that I can make a meal of, if I don’t want one of their delicious steaks, and great wines-by-the-glass, make this a restaurant that I return to almost every time I’m in town. And if it’s warm, I love to sit outside on the huge patio with a front row seat to watch the “Dancing Waters” at Belagio just across the street.
Many is the evening I’ve sat in that bistro or on that patio and enjoyed a bowl of mussels, a crock of french onion soup or an order of steak frites, a glass of wine and a crusty baguette. Mmmm – I can’t wait to go back.

Mon Ami Gabi
Paris Hotel/Casino
3655 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Menu: French bistro fare
Faves:Steak Au Poivre w/frites, mussels, fabulous wines by the glass
Other Info: They don’t take reservations for patio seating, so if it’s a nice day/evening and you’re set on it, get ready for a bit of a wait.