Enjoy a night on the town in Las Vegas with these great dinner and a show pairings—we've uncovered the best multi-course meals that'll have you finished in plenty of time before your show begins. There are even a few afternoon options for those who want to hit an afternoon performance.
Aureole and Michael Jackson ONE
Taste the brilliance of Charlie Palmer's cuisine in a five-course tasting menu that features foie gras, scallops, Muscovy duck breast and more. Enjoy it all in the refined feel of the swan dining room, which looks out over Swan Court, where trumpeter swans cavort in the fountain and on the patio. Afterwards, head through the casino for a the spectacle that is Michael Jackson ONE.
Costa di Mare and Showstoppers
This Wynn restaurant serves up the most glorious Mediterranean seafood and Italian cuisine; there are so many culinary delights here that chef Mark LoRusso created two special tasting menus to give diners a well-rounded sampling. The Gran Menu di Mare is a family-style seafood feast, while Doni di Mare is a seasonal plated menu that delivers you the "gifts of the sea." Follow up this command dinner performance with a trip to the spectaculary stunning Showstoppers.
Crossroads and a Show at House of Blues
A menu that's both classic and bold, Crossroads incorporates flavors of the South with those from around the world, with delicious consequences. There's always a new food special to try—sliders, popcorn shrimp, street tacos and the chef's daily flatbread; dine there before a concert at the House of Blues, and return for a nightcap afterwards!
Gordon Ramsay Steak and Paranormal
Revel in Gordon's Ramsay's greatest hits with the limited-edition "Hell's Kitchen" tasting menu—among Ramsay's must-trys are the Scotch egg, beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding. In all, there are five courses, and an optional wine pairing is available. Take in a performance of Paranormal, featuring Europe's most-lauded mentalist, then walk through Bally's to Paris Las Vegas to visit Ramsay's joint—just be sure to make a reservation.
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon and KÀ
One of the most gastronomically pleasing restaurants in town, diners delight in watching the succession of dishes created at L'Atelier's kitchen; you get an unobstructed view from the bar—don't even think about sitting anywhere else. The MGM Grand gem features a pre-theater menu that runs from 5-6:30 pm and includes an amuse bouche, one appetizer and the roast of the day. For those seeing the later performance of KÀ, however, not to worry, two additional prix-fixe menus are available. And, no need to hustle across the casino to get to the KÀ showroom, it's literally steps from the restaurant.
Le Cirque and O
Revel in opulence at this quintessential French restaurant that looks out over Lake Bellagio. It serves a three-course pre-theatre menu available from 5-5:45 pm every day except on holidays; for those going to a later performance, there is an additional three-course prix-fixe menu, as well as a five-course degustation menu and a 10-course Menu Prestige. The special menus abound here—there is also a vegetarian menu and the epitome of indulgence, an Alba white truffle menu, on which all dishes are served with Alba white truffles. It's the perfect restaurant to dine at before witnessing the dazzle of Cirque du Soleil's O.
Payard Patisserie and Mac King
Third-generation pastry chef Francois Payard's cuisine is nothing short of inspirational; for an eye-opening afternoon meal at Caesars Palace, try his two-course special that includes an appetizer and any sandwich or salad—and you can add a divine dessert for a meager additional price. Should you wish to take a confection to go (and it is highly suggested you do), you can grab it from the Payard Express shop located adjacent to the restaurant. Make it a leisurely mid-morning and start with lunch here before heading across the street to take in the antics of Mac King at Harrah's.
Sushisamba and Human Nature
With this merge of Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese dining delights it's easy for diners to design their own prix-fixe options, but we love the three Chef's Inspiration menus, which include 7-15 pieces pieces of sushi and/or sashimi selected by master chef John Um. You can also add three different types of wasabi—the flavor profiles are out of this world. When you're finished, it's a quick jaunt through the Grand Canal Shoppes to the Sands Theater, home to Human Nature's newest show, "Jukebox."