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Top Ten Restaurants In Las Vegas

| May 8, 2012

Nevada stopoverSin City has it all when it comes to entertainment, and there is also no shortage of restaurants to choose from. Whether you choose to stay at the Paris Las Vegas or the Bellagio, you should check out these top ten restaurants when you are in Las Vegas.

1.  Picasso

Over $50 million worth of genuine Picasso paintings surround guests as they dine on delicacies such as sautéed foie gras, parmesan-crusted lamb in a truffle sauce, and warm lobster salad.  Posh and serene, Picasso will introduce you to a whole new selection of culinary delights you never thought possible. Chef Julian Serrano knew what he was doing when he selected this location – the lake view is simply exquisite.

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South (Flamingo Road)

2.  Le Cirque

Le Cirque allows diners to experience the elegant ambience of New York right on the Las Vegas Strip. The mahogany-paneled restaurant serves up sophisticated and attractive dishes including risotto, striped bass stuffed with vegetables and steamed in a truffle sauce, and petit fours for dessert. Executive chef Marc Poidevin introduces you to a grand setting with big taste.

3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South (Flamingo Road)

3.  Nobu

This spectacular 150-seat eatery is a replica of the New York City restaurant of the same name, which is owned by Robert DeNiro. The sushi bar will take you away to another world while you relax among the burnt ash tabletops and bamboo features. Diners can enjoy a small mountain of edamame, and have an adventure with new-style sashimi. Don’t forget the ginger ice cream with brandy caramel sauce.

4475 Paradise Road (Harmon Avenue)

4.  El Sombrero

No one said you had to break the bank to have a wonderful meal in Las Vegas.  Located in Old Vegas, El Sombrero is actually the area’s oldest restaurant, dating back to 1950. You will experience New Mexican (not Mexican) cuisine including dishes such as chile verde and chile Colorado, both of which have deep, fiery flavors. The salsa, burritos, and enchiladas are all made from scratch!

807 South Main Street

5.  Firefly

If you want to experience Las Vegas food like the locals, make sure you stop in at Firefly. This popular after-work spot is a short taxi ride from the Strip. Don’t miss the signature bacon-wrapped dates with blue cheese dish, or the white sangria.

3900 Paradise Road

6.  Raku

If you love Japanese barbeque, you absolutely must stop in at chef/owner Mitsuo Endo’s Raku.  The menu is simple yet elegant, and eating here won’t bust your wallet – so you will have plenty left for those slot machines. You should try the tsukune, which is grilled ground chicken on a skewer. Flavors meld together in perfect harmony in the perfect setting.

5030 West Spring Mountain Road #2

7.  Cut

Situated in the Palazzo Hotel, Cut is one of the best steakhouses in the United States. Created by Wolfgang Puck, diners experience the chic style of Beverly Hills in the middle of the Las Vegas desert. The 160-seat restaurant is an elegant departure from the average steakhouse and offers a wide variety of beef from Japan, Illinois, and Nebraska  If you don’t have a hankering for beef, don’t worry: there are seafood and chicken dishes available.

3325 Las Vegas Boulevard South (Sands Avenue)

8.  Aureole     

Who wouldn’t want to dine in a restaurant that has a four-story wine tower with its own wine angel (a gorgeous showgirl)? If that sounds good to you, definitely check out Aureole, located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. Guests will enjoy the contemporary cuisine designed by Charlie Palmer and Chef Robert Kirchoff. Everyone loves upscale comfort food like caramelized shell steak and onion-potato tarts, so don’t miss out.

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South

9.  Spago

You can’t go to Las Vegas without seeing (or staying in) Caesars Palace. And, while you are there, you might as well get a bite to eat at the world-famous Spago. Adorned with modern art and offering sophisticated fare, you won’t want to miss Wolfgang Puck’s Las Vegas essential. While you may need a reservation for the main dining room, the front café is always ready to welcome you for a quick, casual meal.

3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South (Flamingo Road)

10.  The Steakhouse at Circus Circus

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus is one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas, and is also relatively inexpensive. Diners can get some of the best dry-aged beef in town, at a bargain price.  Laid back and great for the whole family, the restaurant also has a very relaxed bring your own bottle (wine) policy.

2880 Las Vegas Boulevard South

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