South of The Strip
Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. (702) 739-2770
Mizuno's features a Japanese-inspired decor where geisha-like waitresses glide quietly across the marble floor to serve diners delicious sushi or teriyaki dishes.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. (702) 632-7407
Red Square is easily recognizable thanks to the 3m-high headless statue of Lenin that stands guard at its entrance. Fit for a Czar (probably not an analogy Lenin would much appreciate), the menu offers beef Stroganoff, steak tartare and caviar at various prices.
MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. 702-981-3486
The fierce rivalry between Sin City's major casinos also extends to their posh dining establishments: in this category, the MGM Grand wins hands down. Seablue's executive chef, Michael Mina, has wasted no time in placing his restaurant at the head of Las Vegas' gourmet eateries. His passion for fish and seafood and the sophistication of his clever combinations make this the perfect spot for a memorable meal.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. 702-632-7401
The chic Aureole restaurant's leggy waitresses almost outshine the menu. Dressed in sleek black body suits à la Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible, they are strapped into harnesses and hoisted up a 13m-high, 10,000-bottle wine tower to retrieve the bottle of your choice.
MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. 702-891-7374
The menu at Emeril's essentially consists of Louisiana-style Cajun cuisine. Over 1,000 vintage wines grace the wine list.
3770 Las Vegas Blvd., tel.702-798-7151
Andre's menu features French cuisine classics and the service is always courteous and professional. Wine lovers won't be disappointed by the extensive wine list.
The Central Strip
The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. (702) 414-8888
This trendy restaurant's atmosphere recalls a slightly stuffy Parisian bistro. Patrons can treat themselves to grilled salmon, steak tartare, mussels and fries, or the catch of the day.
Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. 866-259-7111
The Picasso's chef is well on his way to launching his restaurant into the culinary orbit of Las Vegas. Prices are steep, of course, but largely warranted if you're in a position to appreciate refined Spanish-inspired French cuisine.
The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., tel. (702) 414-3500
Located within the Grand Canal Shoppes, this exclusive restaurant has fast become a favourite with seafood aficionados. Those who prefer voluptuous pasta won't be disappointed either, as they are freshly prepared on site.
Four Queens, 202 Fremont St., tel. (702) 385-4011
This restaurant is a great place for a romantic tête-à-tête, and ladies are always greeted with a rose. The tender, juicy steaks are the main attraction here.