Located on the 11th floor of Paris Las Vegas' half-sized Eiffel Tower replica, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant truly takes Vegas dining experience to new heights. Serving an exquisite menu by acclaimed chef J. Joho, the French restaurant not only features breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip, but also one of the best views of the Fountains of Bellagio. While the atmosphere is truly remarkable, the fare is just as fantastic, featuring an assortment of delectable dishes sure to please even the most discerning diner. You'll find caviar, foie gras and a wide assortment of seafood. House specialties include the grand seafood platter, Beef Wellington and roasted rack of lamb. If you're thinking about a romantic meal for two at the Eiffel Tower, ask for the table facing the Fountains of Bellagio, which are directly across the street.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: Eiffel Tower Restaurant offers guests an exceptional view of the Las Vegas Strip to go along with its memorable French cuisine.
Terrisa's expert tip: The weekend brunch menu at Eiffel Tower offers both a great value and exceptional food. The three-course menu is only $59 per person and includes an appetizer, entree and dessert.
Partage describes itself as a modern French dining experience, and its menu and sophisticated ambiance validate that description. Tasting menus are offered with three, five, or seven course options featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients that the chef transforms into sumptuous fare. Add-ons are available and include items like seared foie gras on pineapple carpaccio, mango chutney and country bread toast; braised oxtail croque monsieur, fresh scallions and parsley; or caviar and truffle, depending on the season. Wine pairings at Partage are an excellent value and are expertly picked by the sommelier. Three, five, and seven glass pairings are offered ($33 - $77) with options to upgrade to premium vintages.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: The intimate dining room and unforgettable French dishes at Partage combine to offer exceptional fine dining.
Terrisa's expert tip: A Chef's Table is available at Partage, giving guests a chance to watch the live action in the kitchen while enjoying a delicious seven-course tasting menu.
Americana Las Vegas is located off the Strip, overlooking small Lake Jacqueline in the Desert Shores community. The serene ambiance feels worlds away from the Strip, although it's only about a 20-minute drive. In addition to dinner, lunch and Sunday brunch menus, Americana also offers the Weekly Harvest menu featuring seasonal dishes. For dinner, start off your meal with something like oysters, charred octopus or pan seared foie gras with apricot tartin, pistachio and ginger beer gastrique. Choose from entrees like the oven roasted Alaskan halibut with potato cake, baby fennel and romesco sauce or one of the excellent steaks, rack of lamb or a truffled chicken. Don't forget dessert - it's a must for a dinner like this. Choose from sorbets, vanilla bean brulee, passion fruit tart or peanut butter chocolate bar.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: Americana Las Vegas offers guests a tranquil ambiance and finely crafted dishes that take inspiration from both American and European cuisine.
Terrisa's expert tip: Americana serves a scrumptious Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy breakfast and lunch fare prepared traditionally or dishes with a bit of a twist, like the Italian Eggs Benedict made with prosciutto and bruschetta
Chef Alain Ducasse brings his vision of French and Italian cuisine to the Strip in a beautiful space high atop the Delano. This fine dining establishment offers its guests not only an amazing menu, but a spectacular view of the Strip. The menu includes several selections from the grill, including a pepper-crusted bison tenderloin, filet or a bone-in Angus rib eye. Other dishes include lobster, duck breast, and lamb. Shareable dishes range from soups, salads, pasta and pizza to specialties like beef carpaccio, marinated sea bass and a charcuterie plate. A full selection of drinks from the nearby Skyfall Lounge is available, including cocktails with names like Cowboy Hunting (bourbon, Amaretto, lemon juice and Thai chili) and Peepshow (tequila, elderflower liqueur, blanc vermouth and bitters).
Recommended for Fine Dining because: With a wide-ranging menu and a spectacular view, Rivea brings a fresh take to fine dining on the Las Vegas Strip.
Terrisa's expert tip: For memorable drinks before or after dinner, stop in at the adjacent Skyfall Lounge, which offers an amazing view of Las Vegas just as Rivea does.
Noted Chef Guy Savoy has his only United States restaurant in Las Vegas, the eponymous Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace. Recipient of several culinary awards and accolades, the chef's Las Vegas restaurant is a must-do destination for many food enthusiasts. The decor is tastefully understated and the menu is full of indulgent offerings. A la carte and tasting menus are offered. Noted dishes include the chef's signature artichoke and black truffle soup, the Colors of Caviar and the octopus terrine. Other selections include items like seared foie gras on brioche with black truffle, roasted wild Atlantic turbot or Muscovy duck leg confit with melon and squash. The elegant setting and excellent service are the perfect accompaniments to the impressive menu.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: Few restaurants embody fine dining like Restaurant Guy Savoy, which offers guests unmatched French cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
Terrisa's expert tip: For an extra exclusive experience at Restaurant Guy Savoy, try the Krug's Chef Table. Guests can enjoy a 10-course tasting menu paired with two glasses of Krug Champagne; the experience is designed for two to six diners.
Noted Chef Jose Andres is at the helm of a few successful restaurants in Las Vegas, but his intimate, eight-seat restaurant, é, located inside Jaleo, offers a rare epicurean experience. The amazing and extensive tasting menu is filled with dishes unlike anything you've had (or seen) before. Think edible trees, or foie gras and jam that looks like a PB&J. The dishes can be whimsical, but are always bursting with incredible flavors. Chef Andres combines Spanish food with inventive techniques popularly known as molecular gastronomy (although Chef Andres is famously opposed to that term) to create the memorable dishes. An evening at é doesn't come cheaply, so plan on spending at least $250 per person, before drinks and other fees. The two-hour seatings are offered twice nightly, Wednesday through Saturday.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: At é, Chef Jose Andres has created a fine dining experience filled with unique culinary creativity.
Terrisa's expert tip: The very limited seating at é means reservations are essential and should be made well ahead of time. Reservations can be made online and can be made up to three months in advance.
With its refined Chinese dishes and an elegant, stylish setting, Wing Lei is one of the city's best restaurants. The experience begins with the restaurant's beautifully designed dining room, which is filled with gold accents and offers a view overlooking 100-year-old pomegranate trees. Guests can dine on a variety of sumptuous menu options, which include the Imperial Peking Duck, carved tableside. Other dishes include selections like curry scallops, Sichuan beef short ribs or crispy five spice duck leg. Chef's Ming Yu's signature dinner offers guests a tasting menu that includes Alaskan King Crab and caviar, truffle soup dumpling, poached Maine lobster, braised prime short rib and a dessert selection from the chef. Guests will find both familiar dishes and new creations on the menu, all of which are finely crafted and deeply flavorful.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: The elegantly designed Wing Lei offers guests a menu filled with expertly prepared, memorably delicious Chinese cuisine.
Terrisa's expert tip: Those who seek out Michelin starred restaurants will be interested to know that Wing Lei was awarded one star in 2008 and 2009, making it the first Chinese restaurant in North America to earn a star. Today, the guide no longer reviews Las Vegas restaurants.
Executive Chef Julian Serrano's menu at Picasso is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain, where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life. Serrano's impeccable cuisine is on display throughout the menu, which might include dishes like a warm quail salad with artichokes and pine nuts, butter poached Maine lobster, sauteed crispy gnocchi with Alaskan king crab or medallions of deer with roasted treviso, corn puree and caramelized blueberry. The wine cellar is stocked with more than 1,500 selections, so you'll certainly find a wine that pairs perfectly with your meal. The dining room is adorned with Picasso's work, and also gives diners a view of the Bellagio's fountains.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: Picasso's fine cuisine reflects French and Spanish inspiration and its lovely décor features original artwork from the artist it's named after.
Terrisa's expert tip: Wine pairings are available at an additional cost and are highly recommended since Picasso has two sommeliers on staff. The restaurant is the winner of the Grand Award from Wine Spectator for its outstanding wine collection.
Mott 32 brings flavors from Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing to its dishes. The comfortable yet refined setting includes a bar and lounge, all in a well-designed space. The menu offers an array of wonderful dishes to be savored. BBQ options include the Apple Wood Roasted 42 Days Peking Duck in the "Signature Mott 32 Cut," Peking Style Spicy Crispy Duck Rack, minced duck with lettuce cup and Iberico pork. Steamed, baked and fried dim sum is offered - each artfully prepared and full of flavor. Among the many exceptional dishes, you'll find Bird's Nest dishes, Main Lobster with black truffle and egg white and braised whole Japanese sea cucumber with oyster sauce.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: With an eye-catching interior design and a menu of innovative, upscale Chinese dishes, Mott 32 offers guests a fine dining experience like no other.
Terrisa's expert tip: The apple-wood smoked Peking Duck takes 48 hours to prepare before being roasted. Guests need to order it in advance at the time they book their reservations.
Joel Robuchon's namesake restaurant in Las Vegas gives diners a chance to experience the chef's renown French cuisine in a setting reminiscent of Paris in the 1930s. A meal here is an elaborate event - and a splurge. 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. Diners are treated to amazing dishes like Le Caviar Imperial, Osetra caviar served in crustacean gelée with cauliflower puree, or La Langoustine, truffled langoustine ravioli served with simmered cabbage and foie gras sauce.
Recommended for Fine Dining because: Joel Robuchon is the only Las Vegas restaurant to have earned the distinction of receiving three Michelin stars.
Terrisa's expert tip: In addition to its renown 15-course degustation menu, Joel Robuchon also offers roaming cheese, bread and mignardises carts which are consistently ratedd as among the guests' favorite features.