Las Vegas' 10 Most Romantic Restaurants: Memorable Dining for Two

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

Las Vegas' most romantic restaurants offer couples a feast for the all the senses, from visually stunning decor to flavor-filled dishes. Vegas is full of romantic restaurants that are perfect for any special occasion, or for simply enjoying an intimate evening for two.

The Eiffel Tower Restaurant is arguably the most romantic restaurant in the city. Known for housing the most romantic table in Las Vegas–where the only view diners have is of each other and the Fountains of Bellagio–the restaurant has been the site of thousands of marriage proposals.

For an intimate and elaborate epicurean experience, Joël Robuchon inside the MGM Grand creates one of the city's most unforgettable dining experiences. The only 3-star Michelin restaurant in Las Vegas, Joël Robuchon is designed with excellence at every step, from the plush decor to the superb dishes.

Although many of Las Vegas’ most romantic restaurants feature French cuisine, couples looking for something different will easily find other options. You’ll find no shortage of inventive interior designs, picturesque locations and delicious fare, all perfect for a memorable evening.

Whether you're looking for a place to pop the big question, or to celebrate Valentine's Day, a birthday or an anniversary, these 10 restaurants will deliver a romantic experience you’ll both remember.

10. Strip House
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Offering prime cuts of beef charred to perfection, signature side dishes, an extensive wine list and its famed 24-layer Chocolate Cake, Strip House just might be the Strip's most sensual steakhouse. The double entendre name refers to the restaurant's signature cut of steak and to the series of early 1900s Studio Manasse black-and-white nudes that amplify the sultry ambiance. Set by the perfectly paired siren-red interior and modern twist on old-world glamour, the collision of sophisticated styles provides the central concept of Strip House's aesthetic design. While the space is appealing, it's Strip House's savory menu that truly leaves a lasting impression. Nothing disappoints, from the succulent Strip House Roasted Beef Jerky to the tender Filet Mignon (served in 8- and 12-ounce cuts).

9. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire
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Twist by Pierre Gagnaire is the chef's only restaurant in the United States, and its amazing French food is known for being deliciously creative. Located on the 23rd floor of Mandarin Oriental, Twist boasts an innovative menu that gives classic French cuisine a modern spin. Menu options change seasonally, but a tasting menu and a la carte options are available. On the tasting menu, look for such dishes as Hudson Valley Foie Gras Terrine, rainbow trout and roasted saddle of venison. Twist features floor-to-ceiling windows and a dramatic glass staircase leading up to a suspended wine loft, but the restaurant's most striking feature may be its lighting, which incorporates more than 300 gold globes designed to look as if they're floating in the air across the ceiling.

8. Lakeside
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This romantic restaurant inside the Wynn is known for its breathtaking patio alongside the Lake of Dreams and its amazing specialty seafood menu by chef David Walzog. The array of tasty seafood selections includes wild-caught seafood, fresh-caught Hawaiian fish, and an extensive selection of raw delicacies and shellfish. Several varieties of lobsters are available, including Maine, Scottish blue and Southern Australian rock lobsters prepared simply or with a red chili rub. Guests also receive their choice of butter: drawn, yuzu-basil or spicy harrisa. Guests who aren't seafood fans can choose from a selection of beef, like a classic New York, Rib Eye, or Filet. A vegetarian menu is also available.

7. Marche Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Shop
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Serving up one of Las Vegas' most unforgettable dining experience, Marché Bacchus is a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip, but feels like you've left the city. Located in the Desert Shores community west of the Strip, at Marche Bacchus guests can watch the swans swim by on Lake Jacqueline. The lovely setting is s perfect backdrop to the delicious French cuisine. In addition to cheese and charcuterie selections, the bistro serves soups, salads, appetizers and an array of specialty sandwiches and entrees. From Seared Scallops to Steak Frites, Honey-Spice Glazed Duck Breast to the delectable desserts, there's sure to be something on the diverse menu for everyone.

6. The Barrymore Restaurant
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The Barrymore's style is Old Vegas-meets-Old Hollywood, which suits this hidden gem perfectly. Situated right off the lobby of Royal Resort, everything from the velvety booths to the film reels on the ceiling oozes a vintage ambiance in all the right ways. The real draw, however, is the food, which is reasonably priced and delicious. You'll find classic American cuisine like steaks and seafood, prepared with a stylish, tasty twist, like the Berkshire Pork Chops, which are brined and served with a blue cheese fondue, vincotto, grapes and brussels sprouts. The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list, featuring 50 selections under $50. The restaurant's Social Hour is daily from 5-7 p.m., when guests can enjoy small plates like Oysters Rockerfeller and Roast Bone Marrow, $2 beers, $20 bottles of Champagne and $5 glasses of wine.

5. GIADA
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Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis' first and only restaurant was highly anticipated, and it delivers a menu that doesn't disappoint. The airy, open design of the restaurant lends itself to romance, and it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Utilizing the freshest ingredients to create new takes on traditional Italian cuisine, dishes range from include pizza with Mortadella, salads, sandwiches like a Muffuletta, a Lemon Pesto Grilled Cheese and a Lobster Roll. Naturally, you'll find pasta also: Sweet Pea Tortellini and Sardinian Gnocchi al Pomodoro. For dinner, choose from the tasting menu or a la carte dishes like the Vea Chop Saltimbocca, Branzino or Whole Roasted Chicken for two, cacciatore style. As a bonus, the restaurant also boasts a stunning view of the Fountains of Bellagio.

4. Alizé
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Since 2001, Alize has been wowing diners with its fabulous French fare and dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Located on the 56th floor of the Palms Casino Resort, Alizé offers guests a panoramic view of Las Vegas from the 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests can feast their eyes on the city while enjoying Alizé's delectable menu items, like the Dover Sole, Veal Wellington or Vadouvan Crusted Salmon. To accompany the fine food, diners can choose from the restaurant's award-winning wine list, which boasts approximately 7,500 selections from around the world. Alizé also has one of the most impressive cognac collections in the country, including the largest collection of Hardy Cognac outside the family's own collection.

3. Top of the World
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One of Las Vegas' most memorable restaurants, Top of the World literally takes romance to new heights. Located over 800 feet above the Strip, it's the only revolving restaurant in Las Vegas, providing breathtaking panoramic city views while guests enjoy a memorable meal. Lunch and brunch items include an assortment of dishes that includes a three-course prix fixe menu and an array of inventive dishes like short rib Benedict or an East Coast Lobster Tail BLT. Dinner and selections include several premium cuts of beef, rack of lamb, Lobster Thermidor and Chilean sea bass. To top off the impeccable experience, guests can choose from the restaurant's impressive wine list, winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 1996.

2. Joël Robuchon
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When you want to make a lasting impression on someone special, there's really only one place in Las Vegas to go: Joël Robuchon. At the intimate fine dining restaurant inside MGM Grand, guests can experience the Chef of the Century's formidable cooking talents. The restaurant features traditional French cuisine in a setting reminiscent of Paris in the 1930s. Guests can enjoy a lavish reception area, elegant main dining room, landscaped garden-designed dining room and intimate bar. The tasting menus showcase precise portions of perfect French Nouvelle cuisine, using only the finest meats, seafood and produce available. The exquisite menu offers such delicacies as caviar, lobster, a black truffle tart, truffled langoustine ravioli with simmered green cabbage and Chateaubriand.

1. Eiffel Tower Restaurant
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If you're looking for an unequalled romantic experience in Las Vegas, The Eiffel Tower Restaurant can help you. Located on the 11th floor of Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower replica, it's been the site of thousands of proposals since its opening. Serving an exquisite menu by acclaimed chef J. Joho, the French restaurant is well-known for its breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip, including one of the best views of the Fountains of Bellagio, which are across the street. While the atmosphere is truly remarkable, the fare is also memorable, featuring an assortment of delectable dishes sure to please even the most discerning diner. Look for dishes like crepes with artichokes and roasted tomato coulis and Foie Gras Torchon with duck prosciutto, fig and brioche. Indulge in caviar, baked lobster, or roasted rack of lamb. Lunch, dinner and brunch menus are offered.