Chef Julian Serrano has a valuable art collection at his other Bellagio restaurant and his name over the door of his Opera song restaurant. But don’t (ignore/not notice) his travel into the world of Italian food, with its amazing view of the Bellagio Fountains. (If the weather is nice, try to score a seat on the patio.)
While the menu includes a handful of “main courses,” including cioppino, a 1-pound bone-in ribeye and a full plate of spaghetti and meatballs, the best way to sample this menu is to share (more than two, but not a lot of) small plates with friends.
For over 20 years, the Las Vegas bodily existence of this New York (easily seen, famous object/very important event) has regularly (all the time) lived up to its reputation for perfection. Brilliant chefs have come and gone, but Le Cirque has remained a constant.
When it reopened after COVID, however, it was with a new chef and new menu. Dameon Evers is his spin on some classics and limited dining options to a 10-course tasting, a six-course vegetarian tasting and a three-course pretheater option. Anyway, the same magic still fills the circus-themed room (ignoring/not noticing/looking at) the dancing fountains.
2) Caesars Palace
AMALFI BY BOBBY FLAY
When Bobby Flay decided to decrease his extremely popular Caesars Palace important ship/important thing Flat-topped, low mountain Grill and change it with Amalfi, he explained that he wanted to focus on the things he was most emotional (in a good way), adding that “Italy, especially the Amalfi Coast, is something that I’ve been emotional (in a good way) about for a very long time.”
The result is the famous chef’s first Italian restaurant, centred around a “market” of fresh seafood catches of the day. His simple preparations of that catch, combined with his mastery of both pasta and Calabrian chiles, make it seem like he’s been doing this for at least 20 years.
Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature dishes have been pretending to bed so many times, most of us forget where they started or how brilliant the originals are. So it’s never a bad idea to revisit a Nobu and rediscover his brilliance.
If you’ve never been, you receive it to yourself to see how genius becomes legend. Whether it’s a yellowtail with chile at the bar or a full omakase tasting menu, you won’t be sorry. And while Las Vegas has two Nobus, with a third on the way, the one at Caesars Palace is the only one with its own called/labeled hotel tower attached
3) Mandalay (Artistic symbol) Bay
Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are true OGs of Las Vegas’ famous chef scene, pioneers of (able to last/helping the planet) sourcing and fights for of real (related to a large area) Mexican food.
But the true secret of their longtime success in a less-than-beautiful location across from the Artistic symbology Bay Convention Center (en route to Shark Reef) is probably the team’s unwillingness to rest on the past (things that were completed), (choosing to do something)stead to keep the menu fresh and current.
The two-story location has a great party feeling, and the downstairs patio, just outside the pool deck, maybe the best spot in town to enjoy a margarita alfresco.
4) MGM Grand
EMERIL’S NEW ORLEANS FISH HOUSE
Long before every famous chef in America (and the world) was yelling and begging for a Las Vegas marquee, Emeril Lagasse took a gamble on the Strip. His empire, which once included no fewer than five local (buildings or groupings far away from the main action), has been cut down/reduced to two amazing/very unusual restaurants.
And while Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian (not very long ago) went through a beautiful renovation, it’s his MGM Grand original that gives the best short look into his Big Easy style. From fried chicken to jambalaya to a creole seafood boil, the dishes here have a soul. Be sure to save room for some banana cream pie.
5) The StratTOP OF THE WORLD
Located north of Sahara Avenue and south of Downtown, there’s been a bit of debate over the years over whether The Strat (before now The Upper atmosphere/high place) is officially part of “the Strip.” What goes without question, however, is that the view from on top of its famous tower is a must-see part of any Las Vegas experience.
Some settle for the (instance of watching, noticing, or making a statement) deck, while others enjoy it from the thrill rides. For a more rich and more beautiful experience, spend a lot of money for a meal at the rotating steakhouse on the 107th “floor,” which offers a 360-degree view throughout a romantic fine-dining experience.