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    Took a good friend here for her graduation, she took pics

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    Foie gras starter trio, L-R, hot, medium and cold. Cold is my favorite (same at Alexander's):



    Beef sampler trio, short rib in the middle 4tw:



    Lamb trio, this was better overall than the beef:



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    cant believe I still havnt gotten around to checking this place out...making me hungry just looking at those pics
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    To be honest, I tried both Michael Mina in SF and Vegas. I wasn't impressed with the quality of the food in SF (I had the lobster pot pie with my tasting menu). Vegas is much better, for the same money, I'd go there.

    It's not to say the restaurant isn't good, the presentation isn't excellent. But for the same money, you do get much better quality and service in Vegas. I ate at both places when it was originally called Aqua as well (same head chef) and felt the same way.
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    I eat there, i'm still gonna have to go somewhere else and get my filling on.

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    I've been there a couple times. Once for a New Year's. Very classy and good food, wouldn't say the best though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimNSlow View Post
    To be honest, I tried both Michael Mina in SF and Vegas. I wasn't impressed with the quality of the food in SF (I had the lobster pot pie with my tasting menu). Vegas is much better, for the same money, I'd go there.

    It's not to say the restaurant isn't good, the presentation isn't excellent. But for the same money, you do get much better quality and service in Vegas. I ate at both places when it was originally called Aqua as well (same head chef) and felt the same way.
    My experience was in San Jose....and for the money, I'd never visit that one again either.

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    Strange about the pics, she has her FB album set to public...

    I've actually heard the reverse about the two places, the one in SF is supposedly better. I guess I'll have to try both, but I already have a long list of places to try in Vegas (JR is at the top, but that's gonna have to wait a bit).

    The one in SJ is a steakhouse I think, never been.

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