LONG time lurker, first time poster. I didn't want to join and make a post until I had a trip in at least the planning stages, and finally that's the case.
My wife and I last visited Las Vegas in 2003 and ate at pretty much all our meals buffets (Bellagio and Flamingo), mainly for convenience and flexibility. We're planning to return in a few months (not booked yet - waiting for best offers), and this time I want to do restaurants instead, at least for dinner.
Inasmuch as this will be a trip in honor of both our 40th birthdays, we'd like to try a few upscale places on the strip. Here are the wrinkles: both of us do not like places that feel too fancy or snooty, and in terms of food we're not fans of Italian or French cuisine, and we don't like places that only have exotic or bizarre dishes. I know - picky picky....LOL!
Really we just want a place that will be a cut above in terms of ambiance and food quality, but where the people (clientele and staff) and food are down to earth. Price is not an issue, though we'd prefer not to creep a lot higher than the $100-$150 per person neighborhood.
Are there places on the strip that seem to spring to mind? If so, recommendations would be very much appreciated.