From the flamboyant shows to the iconic world landmarks replicated along the Strip, everything about Las Vegas is over the top — including the food.
And since Wall Street is heading there this week for the hedge fund blow out of the year, you can bet they will take full advantage of that.
We found the six most baller restaurants in Sin City, decked out in $US50 truffle shavings and imported Maine lobster tails, based on our list of the 44 best restaurants in America.
6. Michael’s Gourmet Room
9777 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Michael’s Gourmet Room at South Point Casino opened in 1982, and is one of the restaurants that turned Las Vegas into a fine dining hot spot. Chef Fred Bilak crafts a menu that mixes surf and turf options, from the decadent broiled Maine lobster (for $US120) to the rack of lamb for two (for $US175).
5. é by José Andrés
3708 South Las Vegas Blvd.
The simply named é by José Andrés is one of the Spanish gems under the umbrella of celebrity restaurateur José Andrés. Found inside the glamorous Cosmopolitan hotel, é seduces diners with a tantalising 15-course tasting menu that heavily features foie gras and truffle. Expect to spend nearly $US200 a person on the meal — not including drinks.
3708 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Jaleo is another José Andrés restaurant, and can also be found inside the Cosmopolitan. The crown jewel of Jaleo is the open-fire wood grill where head chef Luis Montesinos whips up paella the traditional Spanish way. Order a la carte, or choose one of two tasting menus: the Jaleo experience, for $US55 per person, or José’s way, an $US85-per-person tapas love affair.
3. Restaurant Guy Savoy
3570 South Las Vegas Blvd.
The Caesar’s Palace restaurant, which bears the name of French chef Guy Savoy, features many of the same dishes (expertly prepared by executive chef Mathieu Chartron) from Savoy’s Paris location. Restaurant Guy Savoy is also the only restaurant in the US with a Krug chef’s table, where guests at the six-seat table enjoy a Champagne-paired tasting menu with a view of the kitchen. Prix fixe menus start at about $US250 a person.
2. Joël Robuchon
3799 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Joël Robuchon‘s eponymous restaurant — and the only one in the US — features the executive chef Claude Le Tohic’s finest specialties. Whatever you do, don’t miss the truffled langoustine ravioli with chopped cabbage, or the farm chicken and foie gras. The meal may cost you upwards of $US227 a head, but it’s worth every cent.
1. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
2535 South Las Vegas Blvd.
What’s more baller than a restaurant with “meat” in the name? Chef de cuisine David Thomas prepares the meat-centric menu tapas-style, ranging from the cured to the carpaccio to the tartare. Bazaar Meat, which is tucked inside the SLS Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, also offers an extensive raw bar and even “caviar flights.” Dishes range in price from $US9 to $US70.
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