Posted on September 14, 2016
The Venetian | $$$$
This traditional Italian restaurant from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s is anything but ordinary. They pay special attention to their charcuterie, tasting menus, and exquisite pastas. They even serve fresh ricci di mare – Sea Urchin. The grilled octopus is a must order. If you’re looking for a special occasion destination, B&B Ristorante is the place for you.
Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare
Wynn | $$$$
This Italian/Seafood spot is led by two-time James Beard Foundation award-winning chef, Paul Bartolotta. Two and a half tons of seafood is flown in from the Mediterranean weekly and simply, but expertly prepared. Their tasting menus are perfectly designed for a taste of traditional Italian seafood. Grab a seat at their outside cabana surrounding the private lagoon for a truly magical experience.
The Venetian | $$$
For delicious contemporary French cuisine, look no further than Chef Daniel Boulud’s DB Brasserie. Diners love their steak frites, scallops, and escargot. For a more American spin, the signature burgers are not to be missed. Finish your meal with Black and White Fondant for the complete DB Brasserie experience.
The Westside | $$
This farm-to-table American spot on the Westside is an instant Vegas success. The sea scallops and brick oven chicken are must-orders, but keep Honey Salt on your radar for lunch and brunch on the weekend. The fun, hipster-esque atmosphere makes it a cool and casual destination, but you won’t be disappointed by the food.
Bellagio | $$$$
Dine next to an original Picasso painting at this French and Spanish restaurant. This award-winning spot is known for its foie gras and it’s view of the Bellagio fountains. And for drinks? They have over 1,500 varieties of wine in the cellar, so no one will go home thirsty.
The Cosmopolitan | $$$$
Come for the food, stay for the entertainment at this new restaurant. They serve up some of the most creative dishes such as caviar tacos, a beef Wellington served in a puff pastry atrium, crispy oysters Rockefeller and more. This “Modern Supper Club,” encourages business casual dress and hearkens back to a more sophisticated era of dining. Nightly entertainment includes a jazz band, tap dancers, and singers. You may never leave.
Wynn | $$$$
Wing Lei is the first Chinese restaurant in the country to be award a Michelin Star, and it is well deserved. Their unique spin on traditional Chinese dishes like three cup sea bass and newcomer beef vermicelli is like nothing you’ve ever had before. The food has stiff competition from the décor – a lavish gold and jade green dining space packed with Chinese antiques. The atmosphere alone is worth a reservation.