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Group Dining Within Monte Carlo

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It's not the flashiest hotel in Las Vegas nor the most lauded, but if you look over Monte Carlo when searching for the ideal group dining venues on The Strip, you could be missing out on a great experience.

From one of the city's best French restaurants to a raucous pub, here are six ways that groups can really savor Monte Carlo.

Andre's

Andre's at Monte Carlo
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I begin with the crown jewel of Monte Carlo's dining experiences -- Andre's, the eponymous restaurant of the acclaimed Las Vegas chef. Here guests will delight to find a menu of gourmet French cuisine with such specialty dishes as Rack of Colorado Lamb with eggplant parmesan and gratin dauphinois; Filet of Beef au Poivre Vert with green peppercorn cream sauce and jumbo asparagus hollandaise; and live Maine Lobster Thermidor.

A beautifully elegant decor of French blues, pearly whites and grey lets diners know this is an affair to savor. Upstairs, a famed Cigar Lounge offers guests the chance to enjoy a fine cigar as well as a rare cognac from the restaurant's impressive collection.

Honored by a prestigious Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine, Andre’s also boasts a wine list of more than 1,500 selections and an inventory of 12,000 bottles.

When it comes to special events, Andre's offers not one, but three private dining salons. Each are capable of accommodating up to 60 guests. For planners interested in the cigar lounge for intimate power sessions or cocktail affairs, some 35 guests can enjoy its offerings at one time. Food and beverage minimums for lunch or dinner buy-outs of the main dining room, upstairs rooms or terrace begin at $3,500. To inquire, please call 702.798.7151.

Brand Steakhouse

Talk about a steakhouse with a view.. of the action. Monte Carlo's Brand Steakhouse entire facade is open to the energy of the casino floor just beyond its tables.

Serving classic steakhouse fare, meeting planners will find a private dining room able to accommodate up to 42 guests at a time.

d.vino Italian Food and Wine Bar

d.vino at Monte Carlo
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Comfy, feel good Italian. That's what d.vino Italian Food and Wine Bar provides on every level. From it's casual design, rich in hardwoods and exposed bricks, to its menu featuring such crowd favorites as stuffed zucchini, beef carpaccio and fried calamari.

And, don't forget about the iced seafood bar, wood-fire pizza oven and cheese and salami bar to boot. And then, of course, there's the tiramisu, lemon polenta cake, expansive wine list with some 400 labels, and much, much more. Do I have you drooling yet?

Meeting planners will delight to find three private dining rooms as well as a chef’s table. The private dining spaces can accommodate groups of 20 up to 90.

Diablo's Cantina

Diablo's Cantina at Monte Carlo
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In a town nicknamed Sin City there's really no excuse for not visiting Diablo's Cantina. Located literally on the Las Vegas Strip (meaning you don't have to enter the hotel and casino first to access it), Diablo's fun is in the decor, design and delicious nosh. As soon as you step foot inside, you know this is a party bar, especially when you head up to the open-air second floor complete with dance floor and live entertainment stage.

The restaurant is available for corporate buy-outs, hospitality events and group dining requests. In all, the Mexican eatery can accommodate up to 320 guests for a sit-down configuration or up to 700 for a reception-style event. Prix fixe menus also are available for groups of 25 or more.

Dragon Noodle

When Chinese is called for, but fine dining isn't - consider the authentic cuisine and laid-back atmosphere of Dragon Noodle Co. & Sushi Bar.

An array of Asian cuisine ranges from dim sum to family-style entrees while a private dining space hosts up to 80 guests. Make sure to try one of the fun "tiki" style cocktails when you drop by.

The Pub

It feels like that bar where everyone knows your name, even if they don't. That's ok, though, because inside Monte Carlo's Pub there are lots of ways to de-stress from a day attending to the business at hand from rollicking' dueling pianos (check 'em out every Thursday through Sunday) to eating challenges, and more.

Did we mention the build-your-own burgers and yummy milkshakes, too? What about the more than 260 beers to choose from of which more than half of them are on tap? Yep, there's a lot to love about The Pub.

Reservations are recommended for groups of 12 or more. A loft-style, second-floor semi-private dining space can accommodate up to 250 guests.

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