A few weeks ago we went to see the Bellagio conservatory Christmas setup. As I usually do when hitting the casinos in the middle of the Strip (by my definition) I park in the Dessert Passage parking garage, then we walk through the shopping mall and out to wherever we are going. I park there because I can get to it via the back streets and avoid driving on the Strip and the main tourist spots. This is attached to the Alladin casino, soon to become the Planet Hollywood.
Afterwards we had dinner at the Commander's Palace, part of the chain from New Orleans.
Mid level expensive, and just announced that it's closing next week.
One of the unusual sites in the mall is what looks like a quick food place, but if you look closely it's a bar - home of Sin City Brewing Company, where you can grab a beer and sit or carry it around the mall. Ah, Vegas, land of booze and entertainment.