Restaurants with a View
The recipe for a perfect restaurant in Las Vegas may very well be this: an outstanding chef, a beautifully prepared meal and a really big window.
There are all kinds of astounding places to eat in this town, but some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas tend to have one thing that's always on the menu: a great view. more... Top restaurants in Las Vegas are, after all, known for the dramatic. Maybe it's because nothing pairs better with a great cuisine than a veritable feast for the eyes. The Strip is a spectacular place, and the restaurants, naturally, do their level best to fit right in. Some have even referred to these over-the-top eateries as movie sets with food.The Strip itself is alive with lights, and the streets pulse like an ever-rushing electric river. Tourist stops such as the spectacular Fountains of Bellagio and the Mirage Volcano add their own splash of radiance. But it's the casinos themselves that come alive. From the Stratosphere Tower all the way down the Strip to Mandalay Bay, these architectural marvels beckon. And any restaurant that affords you even a partial view of these modern marvels, will make your eyes wander, no matter how fine the meal or how alluring your date. Las Vegas restaurants, it seems, always come with something special on the side. The food is spectacular, but dining on the Strip is pure theater. See for yourself from the unique vantage points at Comme Ca at The Cosmopolitan; Diablo's Cantina at Monte Carlo and Mix Lounge at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.But fantastic restaurants with a view go beyond the Strip. The views are spectacular because the city has skillfully made itself spectacular. Las Vegas, of course, is world-renowned for its shimmering, neon-lit nights. After nightfall, terra cotta buildings and pale blue skies give way to a diamond-encrusted darkness. See the city like you never have before from high above at the Top of the World at the Stratosphere or the Eiffel Tower restaurant at Paris Las Vegas. For more astonishing views, dine at Wynn Las Vegas' Lakeside with its breathtaking backdrop of pine-topped mountains and sweeping views of the picturesque Lake of Dreams, or step into the beautiful life at San Marco inside The Venetian at Otta Enoteca Pizzeria.Take a trip downtown and see a breathtaking view of the heart of downtown, the Fremont Street Experience, while you indulge at Oscar's inside the Plaza. The romantic Hugo's Cellar in the basement of the Four Queen's hotel may not have a view, but it sure gives you a glimpse into the historic past of Las Vegas!