5 Vegas Restaurants Where the View is as Good as the Food
If you are going to be dropping some serious dimes on good eats, you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth. Some restaurants entertain with music, others with fine art on the walls, and then there are those who take advantage of big windows and maybe a patio to provide you with an ideal setting to dine in. When you can combine an incredible view with incredible food, you’ve hit culinary pay dirt.
Lakeside at Wynn – A Lake of Dreams provides the back drop for the Wynn’s seafood restaurant dream, where fish that were swimming off a Hawaiian beach yesterday is your dinner today. Go when the weather is welcoming, and sit out on the patio, where you can feel the splash as the 40 foot waterfall flows over into the lake. The entire setting seems surreal for Vegas, yet the atmosphere will draw you in and make you want to stare out onto the oasis for hours.
Top of Binion’s Steakhouse – You may not think Binions Gambling Hall when you think luxury in Las Vegas, but once you gander at the valley from 24 stories up, you’ll appreciate the downtown feel even more. There is an old school Vegas feel to the steakhouse, with its oversized chairs and eager to please staff. Take its name seriously, and dive into a perfectly aged steak, as you look out over the strip and beyond.
Giada at the Cromwell – Celebrity chef Giada has been busy making a name for herself in more ways than one, but the highlight for the culinary inclined is her self-named flagship restaurant at the Cromwell. Not only do the oversized windows provide diners a great view of the strip and Bellagio, they open to give you an al fresco feel while indulging on authentic Italian dishes that taste light, but carry a heavy amount of flavor.
Mon Ami Gabi at Paris – Not all great views come from above. At Paris’ ground level Mon Ami Gabi, you find a patio that is perfectly designed to watch the Vegas world go by as you treat your taste buds to an array of expertly prepared French cuisine. With a wine list that features over 80 boutique French wines, you can pick your poison and spend some quality people watching time in a cozy French bistro-like setting.
Lago at Bellagio – This past April, acclaimed chef Julian Serrano turned the Vegas culinary world on its ear. His third Vegas venture is a modern Italian masterpiece, specializing in small tastes of exquisite cuisine that hit every right spot. To top off your meal is a spectacular view of the Bellagio fountains with the Eiffel tower in the background, dancing about as you dine on Lago’s delicious delicacies. There’s also a cozy patio area where you can hear the music of the fountains as you look out over the lake.
There’s a lot to look at in Vegas, and when you can take it in while indulging on a gourmet meal it makes it that much more pleasurable. The next time you’re feeling pains of “need good food” hunger in Vegas, get it served with a view.