8 Las Vegas Restaurants for Upscale, Decadent Dining

Indulge in the highest of high-end cuisine and make memories in Vegas.

These Vegas restaurants are the spots to visit for high-end dining.

Andre’s

Gourmet dining in Las Vegas is synonymous with revered French chef André Rochat’s name—he's celebrating 35 years on the Las Vegas culinary scene this year. His namesake restaurant is reminiscent of a French chateau, and offers such gourmand treats as Escargot de Bourgogne, Dover sole and lobster thermidor.

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare

Among the fine touches at this Italian and seafood restaurant are the more than 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish flown in daily from Italian waters. The 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award-winning restaurant is led by two-time James Beard Foundation award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

One of the most romantic fine-dining spots in Las Vegas, this establishment sits 100 feet above the Strip; floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the mid-Strips neon lights and attractions. Even more exquisite is the cuisine by chef J. Joho: the Foie Gras Torchon is a must, as is the truly unforgettable soufflé. Both American and Russian caviar are also available, as are special couples’ VIP tables and proposal packages.

Joel Robuchon

He’s the “Chef of the Century,” for good reason—Robuchon’s cuisine is at the apex of haute cuisine; he’s the first and only winner of three Michelin stars in Las Vegas. Sample his signature dishes—such as truffled langoustines, custard of gorgonzola and Fuji apple confit—in a 16-course degustation menu at his namesake restaurant.

N9NE

The delicious flavors at this steakhouse will absolutely seduce you. The cuts of USDA prime-aged beef are so succulent, you’ll crave them long after you leave. Seafood selections are absolutely flawless—a chilled shellfish tower is a must. But don’t leave the sides out—you’d be remiss if you left without trying the decadent lobster mashed potatoes.

Picasso

If you’re not impressed by the real Picasso paintings that adorn the walls at this French jewel, perhaps you will be by the 13 AAA Five Diamond Awards it’s won. Chef Julian Serrano’s menu is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life; its wine cellar is stocked with more than 1,500 selections from the finest European vineyards.

Scarpetta

This restaurant's sophisticated approach to Italian cuisine is also earthy and flavorful—he makes spaghetti like you’ve never experienced it; additional specialties include Sicilian-spiced duck breast and seared sea scallops. Wine pairings are spot on—for a truly spectacular experience, ask for the table that overlooks the Fountains at Bellagio.

Strip House

This restaurant is a study in the truly indulgent, from crisp goose-fat potatoes and black truffle-creamed spinach to steaks topped with English Stilton blue-cheese crusts and jumbo lump crab Oscar. Dessert beckons with the 24-layer chocolate cake.

 

Jennifer McKee
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Jennifer is the Managing Editor of Morris Visitor Publications, where she has worked since 2005. She grew up in small...