First of all, thanks to all for helping with my question re: which suite to book at the Bellagio for our upcoming visit in late January. I ended up deciding on the Penthouse Suite b/c at least we will be on a high floor and the view is guaranteed, whereas I was told if I book the Cypress Suite, I may get a lower floor and then we would not be able to really enjoy the fountain show; instead, we would see the rooftop of restaurants. And since we do not get to Vegas until late Thursday night, by then, the higher floors for the Cypress Suites may already have been taken (since I was told they are first come, first served) so we are just going to stick with the Penthouse Suite.
So, now to my next question. This trip is for hubby's birthday. It's not a milestone birthday (42nd) but we will be in Vegas on our own, which means NO KIDS. And since we have three kids - including a 15-month-old who can't sit still for meals these days - this trip will be quite the treat for us. So we want to eat at some nice places for dinner the four nights we are in Vegas (no need for kids menus - yay!)), and of course, for hubby's birthday. We don't want a place that is too loud or bawdy with birthday greetings, but rather someplace discreet, where they will recognize one's birthday but not make a show out of it. I asked hubby last night what kind of food he would like on his birthday and, of course, like a man, he said, "I don't care." :) But I know his favorite is seafood, and he actually is the type to eat pretty much anything (he is European and they will pretty eat anything that moves).
A little bit about us and our pallates .... We are not extreme foodies (read: not food snobs, haha), but we do enjoy a good meal, to include not only good food, but also excellent service. We are pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new food, having traveled throughout Europe and Asia extensively and so are no strangers to "weird" offerings that may not be typical western fare. However, we also enjoy a good ol' steak and other American offerings. I am not a wine drinker, but will probably have a cocktail or two, and hubby will most likely have cocktail and then some wine or beer with dinner. For our trip, I am guessing we will spend @ $200 for each dinner, but for the birthday dinner, I am certainly expecting to spend more.
So, any suggestions for a memorable birthday meal in an adult atmosphere, where both food and service are top-notch? Did I mention that we will have NO KIDS on this trip? I am quite excited about that ... :)