Permanently Closed - Border Grill - The Forum Shops at Caesars

4.3
397 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to Border Grill, Las Vegas’ new restaurant inside the visually stunning Forum Shops at Caesars from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and Food Network’s "Too Hot Tamales.” Our inviting atmosphere offers guests the perfect setting for sipping handcrafted cocktails on tap and savoring the fresh flavors from the raw bar while enjoying sights of the open kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Latin American, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Mon - Fri • 11:30am to 4pm
Sat - Sun • 10am to 4pm

BORDER BRUNCH
Sat - Sun • 10am to 2pm
(Lunch menu also available)

DINNER
Every day • 4pm to 10pm
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Phone number
(702) 854-6700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger
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Private party facilities
Border Grill at The Forum Shops offers menus to accommodate both elegant and casual gatherings – from sit-down dinners and festive buffets to cocktail parties with tray-passed hors d’oeuvres – perfect for birthdays, holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, and more.
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Private party contact
Denise Collins: (702) 854-6684
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Catering
Please contact our restaurant for catering details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Flamingo Rd.
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Parking details
The Forum Shops Main Valet Entrance can be reached from Las Vegas Blvd.
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Public transit
Taxi, Limousine and Bus drop off/pick up is available at The Forum Shops Lower Valet Parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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KG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We ordered a cocktail to begin with and an appetizer. 2 minuets after the app came, our meals came. 2 bites into our meals, the server brought the check. We were the only couple in the restaurant, so it’s not like they were trying to move us through to seat another party. We dropped $125 for the worst customer service in Vegas.

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32 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went there for our Sunday night reservation and couldn’t locate the restaurant. We asked someone and they informed us the restaurant closes three days previously. OpenTable never notified us. Not the way to run a restaurant reservation website.

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JU
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

the Border Grill in the Fourm Shops closed on may 15th. the one in Mandalay Bay is still open and is one of the best Places to eat for Brunch.

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AD
28 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We came here on Mother's Day for brunch with unlimited small plates. There were no complaints about the food and the price was a good value. We came early enough to avoid most of the holiday crowd. But the service was on the slow side with the heavy holiday volume and our server covering too many tables.

The special brunch menu consisted of a about 20 plates with two additional choices offered at the omelette station. Pricing was $42 for unlimited small plates for adults with bottomless mimosas for Mom and $10 for anyone else that wanted to go unlimited citrus champagne route. The guava empanadas were a great start and we gladly obliged when offered a second order, but don't eat too many and save room for your tapas. We tasted 12 of the tapas with our favorites being the tres leches French toast, the Baja ceviche, and the Peruvian shrimp and grits. Our least favorite was the breakfast fries, which seemed to be just a filler. If you're a heat-seeker, you won't be disappointed as most of the dishes have a little spice to kick things up.

We made the mistake of letting our server time the delivery of the courses and simply, the food was not brought out fast enough because our server had extended absences dealing with other tables which included two double-digit parties. By the time the two hour mark hit, we had received 12 of the tapas. I would say out of the 120 minutes we were there, 20 minutes of it were spent eating the small plates and 100 minutes were spent just waiting. We intended to try all 22 of the dishes, but after a certain amount of time, that window closes of being able to eat more and you just start to feel full. I'll cut them some slack with it being one of the busiest days of the year. And I'll definitely be back with a better game plan of taking the initiative and ordering 4-5 plates at a time at our own discretion.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a fantastic Mother's Day brunch. Normally we go for brunch buffets but the "as many small plates as you want" approach was a nice change. Everything was fresh and super tasty, and the server took the time to point out which options could be modified vegetarian. The plantain empanadas were so good we ordered them again! Service wasn't super quick but everyone was very friendly and helpful it was actually nice to have a leisurely brunch.

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X
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly service! Next time I am in Las Vegas I will make sure to dine there again.

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RH
48 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Disappointing. LA restaurant much better. We were in for lunch; two people in the group of 6 had upset stomachs that evening (myself included). My corn tamales seemed undercooked and mushy and the tortillas for my fish tacos were not warm. Guacamole + drinks were good. Service decent.

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DS
32 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I expected more from the food considering who the owners are, but unfortunately, the dishes were just OK. We went for Sunday brunch which is a great deal for the price, but the atmosphere and the dishes were lacking. The redeeming factor was bottomless Bloody Mary's.

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FW
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We arrived on time for our Cinco de Mayo lunch. The dining room was half full during our entire meal so there wasn't a business impact explanation for the average to poor service and lack of attention details. The ceviche was a tad ripe and the brisket special was ground into a "potted meat" texture with little flavor. The recommended chile relleno burger had great flavor/texture but the fried were greasy and just room temperature. The salsas and guacamole were the only redeeming dishes on the table. So disappointed with this location at Caesars. The Mandalay Bay location is exceptionally better and more in keeping with the original quality of the Los Angeles original.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend brunch was amazing! So much better than a buffet. Small plates are cooked to order and fresh when they arrive.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Went for brunch. I think ordering off the regular menu would have been better.

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AR
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and Ernesto the server was even better.

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P
19 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food. Great value for the dollar. Have already recommended to friends.

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c
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!! We went there on a monday and had food from their special "monday madness" menu. $20 unlimited tacos pp, $20 pitched of margarita. The food was perfect and everything came out fast. Would return any time.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

$65 pitcher of margaritas that didn’t get me tipsy as a lightweight is an issue. I’m ok with buying a $65 pitcher but only if it actually has enough alcohol in it to justify $65

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T
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Got the Saturday brunch buffet here. Great value (in theory) and most of what we tried was pretty tasty. The service was quite slow, however. Each plate is individually ordered and brought out, so if there's a delay in this process, you are spending more time waiting around than you are eating. The best way to handle this wait is for the waitress to take your next plate order when she brings the current plate, but our waitress only did this once. There was a table of maybe 6 or 8 people behind us and perhaps they were the cause of our slow service, although this was pretty much the only other table there when we were there. It was quite a long wait between some plates. The servers who brought out our plates didn't take our next order (probably wasn't their job anyway) so we had to wait for the waitress to remember we were there to get our next plate order. Likely would have tried more plates had there not been such a long wait in between. The poor service and long waiting in between plates seemed to undercut any value associated with the buffet concept here; to me, it's not truly a buffet if I feel like I can't eat as much as I want in a reasonable time frame. Bit disappointing; would not recommend.

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OT
22 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in a rush to catch a show & the waiter was fantastic to bring our food out immediately. The food is good and fresh.

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ND
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious find in Vegas! Out server, Shelby, kept our bottomless mimosas flowing and recommended an amazing selection of tapas! It will be hard to find a meal in Vegas that includes unlimited top shelf drinks and fine cuisine for $50 per person. Will definitely be back!

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M
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jacqueline our server was great and all her suggestions were delicious!

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a
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

waitress messed up our order but the rest was fine, food is great

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I
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch I’ve had in years. Delicious food and the mimosas are great. If you are lucky you will have Adrienne as your server. She’s the best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was fantastic, however the service was less than desirable.

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L
33 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch. Selection was varied, with options husband and I both enjoyed. The benedict was my favorite but my husband loved the brisket slider. Bottomless mimosas hit the spot. Overall great experience, will be back.

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JL
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just steps from Las Vegas Boulevard, this restaurant was welcoming from the minute we got there. The staff was friendly and very attentive. Cocktails were great and the food was outstanding. Plenty of people watching available as this restaurant is in the main foyer just off the boulevard. We would definitely go again the next time we are in Las Vegas.

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was good and friendly. Manager was so nice and friendly.

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BA
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was just ok. Service was horrendous. Orders bottomless brunch. Bar was apparently too backed up to actually make our mimosas. The manager ended up removing the charge but the whole experience was annoying and underwhelming.

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RH
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great, and dinner last night was no exception. The best upscale Mexican on the Strip.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Border Grill was fantastic! We went for Margarita Monday and were able to get a pitcher of margaritas for the table. I would definitely recommend this to friend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! Excellent customer service! Highly recommend for brunch

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing bachelorette brunch at the Border Grill last Saturday! We chose this place specifically because there were two girls in our group who have celiac disease and Border Grill has a tremendous amount of gluten-free options for people with dietary restrictions. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable in the menu and our tapas came out regularly with the perfect amount of GF options in each round for the ladies who needed them. You really can't beat unlimited brunch for the price, and I only wish I wasn't so hungover from the night before that I would have been able to enjoy the flavored bottomless mimosas, too! Don't miss this place if you're staying at Ceasars or any of the nearby hotels - you won't be disappointed!

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CH
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Border Grill puts a modern spin on Mexican and does it well. Some who put themselves in the ""nuevo"" category get a bit over their skies. Not Border Grill. There's still a delicious authenticity to their new twists on old-time favorites. We love Mexican food and I especially love chili rellenos. Their relleno is a knockout -- hitting that delicate balance with just the right amount of batter, cheese and a perfectly cooked chili. (They also make a killer burger at lunch with a relleno on top.

The chicken enchilladas were also outstanding. Fantastic homemade chips paired perfectly with the yummy guacamole that was creamy and fresh. Prices for all this were reasonable-to-a bargain.

The only miss in my opinion was the dessert which was a banana cream and chocolate concoction. For me, it lacked a true dedication to bananas. The chocolate was a bit overwhelming and got in the way of the bananas. But considering this was the only thing I could take exception to, this was an outstanding meal and we will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was sooooooo good love everything service was excellent man want to go back in the morning before we travel back home

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F
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We stopped here be for Elton John it is located at the bottom of the curved escalators in Caesars.

We had the mushroom quesadillas and a pork dish. For starter we had the queso fundido.

Food was very good but unless you have 4 in the party or are a big eater I would not order this appy before your meal. It is very filling. We barely touched our main dishes.

This is not a fancy place but it is good the coconut monitor is great and so is the jalapeno margarita.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and over the top service. I would highly recommend

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BB
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kimberly was a great server and made our day! The food was pretty good too!

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NB
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Border Grill was AMAZING! We went for the unlimited tapas brunch and it did not disappoint. The 2 of us sampled 12 different menu items and left comfortably full after our 2 hours. Liked the diversity of breakfast options and the ability to try so many different dishes with the tapas style setup. Would love to visit again and try a lunch/dinner menu!

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W
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the “Big Event” (Super Bowl party). At the beginning it was very unorganized—verifying reservations, getting wrist bans, etc. Stand in line to verify reservations, stand in another line to get wristbands, then stand in another line to get seated. Once inside however things went very smoothly. TVs were strategically place so the game could be seen wherever you sat. The wait staff were fantastic! And the food was really, really good—and lots of it!

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KO
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner before concert...

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The staff was very friendly and service was excellent. I thought the food was well presented but I was underwhelmed by the flavors.

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H
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good; service started out good but slipped at the end. Asked for our check and the waiter went to bar and made drinks (there was a bartender on duty) and then waited on two other tables as we sat and waited. Finally another server brought our check.

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