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VegasEats: RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay

By MikeE on Tuesday, 11th August 2009 12:36am
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Seafood for lunch? Sure, just not in Vegas.

I know I'm not alone when I say my Vegas hunger is satisfied by large portions of breakfasty comfort food during the morningish hours; it's enough to hold me over until the real splurging come dinner time.

Sushi and tuna aren't exactly the first things I crave when I crawl out of bed and make my way down to the casino floor, but I decided to be a little more adventurous this trip and hit RM Seafood while crashing Mandalay Bay for a couple nights last week.

Still recovering from a rough night out, I opted for a large bottle of Pellegrino and edamame to start. The edamame at RM is unlike anywhere else. While I feel silly raving about the Asian equivalent of mash potatoes, the blend of spices RM uses adds real flair to an otherwise standard dish.

As my entree, I ordered the tuna melt. Considering my craving for "morning" (it was 1pm, after all) comfort food, this was the perfect choice. Cheesy, greasy, gourmet goodness. Served with chips and a pickle, the meal was satisfying without leaving me stuffed. Service was excellent, and as with almost all of Mandalay's restaurants, atmosphere was second to none.

Would I return again? If I'm staying at Mandalay, or even more conveniently, THEhotel, sure. But would I make a special trip? For the $30 my modest lunch cost after tax and tip, I wouldn't be so sure. RM is an excellent lunch choice and probably the best around if craving seafood, but for the money, there's much better value to be had elsewhere.



Comments & Discussion:

RM is one of my lunch favorites. I typically get up early but skip breakfast, so I look forward to having a really good lunch. It is one of the few really high quality places open for lunch.

I hope it stays open; they had to close the main restaurant upstairs.

I am sorry to hear about upstairs closing. I had dinner there once. It was very memorable. Great fresh seafood and great service. It cost a lot but its worth doing that kind of dinner once in a while. RM may be one of the lesser known high end restaurants. After seeing your comments, I'll try the downstairs sometime.

I was going to make my next food selection here for next week's column but I guess it's better I went to First Food now!

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