Top Rated Unique Vegas Restaurants & Engagement
I need help with finding some great unique Vegas restaurants! I have never been to Vegas before, but from looking at all the websites, there are just too many restaurants to pick from! I am looking for something with a fun atmosphere and cool scenery. I'm not picky on the types of food at these restaurants. My girlfriend and I will be in Vegas for several days, so I would like to be able to choose between 3-4 amazing restaurants to live the Vegas experience!
About the engagement part...I am planning on getting engaged to my girlfriend in Vegas. So all you Vegas-goers, I am needing help on finding the perfect spot to propose, whether it be at dinner (why I came to Chow for all your great ideas!) or another Vegas hotspot. Your input is much appreciated! I have no idea what Vegas is really like or what to expect (the closest I can get is from the internet), so I am not able to picture where the best spot will be ask the big question! I want it to be something she will remember forever...
Unique and top rated do not ever belong together in the same sentence when referring to a Las Vegas restaurant.
1. Famous named chefs who have opened a branch of their original restaurant in Las Vegas.
2. Chain restaurants.
3. Ethnic restaurants.
The pros to #1 is that you can try many of them during your vacation without having to travel all over the world. The cons... they are more expensive than the originals, harder to get a reservationa and likely not quite as good. Those who have visited and reviewed Rubuchon in both France and Las Vegas seem to agree that the LV lacks somewhat in quality and service. Similar comments have been observed about Battali, Flay, Emeril, etc..
The pros of #2, boring Americanized versions of real food. The cons... nothing. They are familiar and cheap.
There are a couple of unique restaurants in Las Vegas. Let me qualify that by saying that you can find other example of these restaurants all over, but in Las Vegas no other restaurant serves the same cuisine.
Hot & Juicy Crawfish serves eat with your fingers crayfish and shrimp. Truly delicious!
Ichiza serving izakaya (little plates). Think tapas, Japanese style. Good, authentic food, and open til 3am. Sushi is not their forte. Stick to the cooked offerings.
Now... you're looking for romantic and in Las Vegas that simply means going high. Alize at the Palms, Mix at THEHotel, The Voodoo Room at Rio. Do it at sunset. Get a table by the window, Don't worry about the food. Go for the view.
Hot & Juicy Crawfish
4810 Spring Mountain Rd Ste C, Las Vegas, NV 89102
4355 Spring Mountain Rd Ste 205, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Picasso at the Bellagio is a fantastic place to do it. Request to sit next to a window and the entire dinner you get to watch the beautiful water show, the view is amazing inside the resturant and out, its a place you would never forget. The food is also very well executed, I recently dined there and was impressed.
In General: Daniel Boulud, Guy Savoy, Bradley Ogden, B&B (Italian), Bouchon (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Mon Ami Gabi (for lunch, sit outside watch Bellagio fountains), Delmonico's (steak), Michael Mina (seafood), N9ne Steakhouse (Palms, young trendy crowd), MESA Grill (Bobby Flay, younger crowd)
Special Engagement Locations: Alize and Mix have incredible views (top of the Palms and TheHotel - Mandalay bay), Eiffel Tower Restaurant (100 feet above the strip)
If you eat at one of the Wynn restaurants that are by the late, Daniel Boulud, SW Steakhouse and ask for a table outside (or I believe they also have private Cabanas), you can propose on the lake, which is a great setting.