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 on the siren-red walls. While the decor is enough to keep your attention for a while, 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 lobster. In addition to standard cuts of beef, this sexy steakhouse's selections include classic cuts for two, like the Porterhouse for Two and the 24-ounce center cut chateaubriand. Other entrees include sesame crusted ahi tuna, organic chicken or seared diver scallops.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Strip House's walls are covered with sultry vintage nude photos and its menu is filled with delectable steaks.
Terrisa's expert tip: Strip House's signature dessert is a 24-layer chocolate cake that's large enough to share, but the dessert menu includes plenty of other tasty treats, like Baked Alaska, the Deconstructed Snickers Bar and a Key West Key Lime Pie.
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, like many in Las Vegas, 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 and a bone-in Angus rib eye. Other mouth-watering dishes include lobster, duck breast, and Colorado 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 Romantic Dining because: Rivea's birds-eye view and innovative French and Italian cuisine create an atmosphere of sophisticated romance.
Terrisa's expert tip: The outdoor patio at Rivea is the perfect place to soak in a panoramic view of Las Vegas. Alfresco dining is available except in cases of extreme weather.
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. The fish is sustainably harvested, using hook and line. Oven roasted Maine or Scottish Blue lobster is offered, prepared simply or with a red chili rub with a choice of butter: drawn, yuzu-basil or spicy harissa. Guests who aren't seafood fans can choose from a selection of beef, like a classic New York, rib eye or filet, or perhaps the organic Jidori chicken breast with white beans, wild mushrooms, arugula and herb chicken jus. A vegetarian menu is also available.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: The elegant setting at Lakeside is the perfect backdrop for the acclaimed restaurant's delicious dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: On Sundays, Lakeside serves a jazz brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Listen to live Dixieland-style jazz and blues music while enjoying dishes like chilled Alaskan king crab legs and oysters on the half shell.
Serving up one of Las Vegas' most unforgettable dining experience, Marché Bacchus is only short drive from the Las Vegas Strip but gives you the feeling that you've left the city and perhaps landed in Southern California. Located in the Desert Shores community west of the Strip, at Marché Bacchus guests can enjoy a leisurely meal while watching the ducks swim by on Lake Jacqueline and sipping on some wine from the wine shop. The lovely setting is a 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. The delectable escargot is not to be missed, and the Steak Frites are habit-forming. Desserts include a perfectly flavored créme brulee as well as tiramisu, bread pudding and a cheese selection.
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, all prepared with a stylish, tasty twist, like the Char Sui Grilled Pork Chop, marinated in a char sui marinade and served with ginger cream sauce and pickled bean sprout salad. The restaurant also boasts an extensive wine list of both domestic and imported wines. The Barrymore's Social Hour is daily from 5-7 p.m. when guests can enjoy small plates like Oysters Rockefeller and Roast Bone Marrow, $2 beers, $20 bottles of Champagne and $5 glasses of wine.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: The Barrymore brings Old Vegas back to life with a vintage ambiance and a menu full of updated classics.
Terrisa's expert tip: The Barrymore is well-known for its wine selection and offers a list of 50 wines under $50. Wine Spectator recognized the restaurant with the 2018 Best of Award of Excellence for the second year in a row.
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro is one of Las Vegas' best restaurants, not only for its steaks but also for the rest of its notable menu. Morels' selection of Iowa corn-fed, bone-in steaks--aged 28 days--all go perfectly with a side of mushrooms, Brussels Sprouts or one of the many types of potatoes. The restaurant is also well-known for its seasonal salads. Of course, no meal would be complete without one of Morels' decadent desserts, like the chocolate souffle or a trio of creme brulees. Have a yen for something chilled? Then try Morels' house-made sorbets or ice cream. A wide selection of cocktails, spirits and beer is also available.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: With its romantic French bistro atmosphere and delectable steaks, Morels gives couples everything they need for the perfect evening out.
Terrisa's expert tip: Morel's selection of cheese is so extensive that it requires its own menu. Be sure to sample some of the impressive choices, which include cow's milk, goat's milk and sheep's milk cheeses.
Fine dining in Las Vegas was once all about gourmet rooms, which featured the best beef and seafood, along with a few Italian dishes and the obligatory escargot. Today, the range of fine dining in Las Vegas extends much further, but the city still has a few traditional dining establishments like Hugo's Cellar at the Four Queens. Steaks are given their due here, especially the prime rib, which comes in sixteen and twenty-four-ounce sizes. The salad is prepared table-side. Seafood includes lobster, crab, shrimp and fish. Dishes like Veal Marsala, rack of lamb and roasted duck complete a menu that gives diners a wealth of options. To put the finishing touches on this Old Vegas experience, every lady receives a rose when she's seated.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Hugo's Cellar gives couples a taste of romantic nostalgia with its classic steakhouse menu and a rose for every lady.
Terrisa's expert tip: With a location in the Four Queens, right on the Fremont Street Experience, Hugo's Cellar is within easy walking distance from the attractions in Downtown Las Vegas.
One of Las Vegas' most unforgettable 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. Top of the World gives its guests breathtaking views of the city, plus a menu full of memorable cuisine. The lunch menu includes a prix fixe option, uncommon for mid-day. For dinner, choose from several premium cuts of beef, or perhaps a rack of lamb, Lobster Thermidor or salmon. To top off the experience, guests can choose from the restaurant's impressive wine list, winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 1996.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Top of the World gives its guests an amazing view of Las Vegas along with a menu of memorable dishes.
Terrisa's expert tip: If you're trying to decide between an after-dinner drink or dessert, Top of the World has the perfect solution: "Drink Your Dessert" selections. The Spark Plug is made with vanilla Absolut, Kahlua and espresso syrup, and the Key Lime Pie consists of vanilla Absolut, Cointreau, lime and pineapple.
The opulent atmosphere at Sage sets the stage for a memorable meal of fresh, farm-to-table dishes. Artisanal meats and sustainable seafood form the foundation for a menu full of delectable choices. In addition to small bites and dinner menus, guests can also choose the chef's tasting menu, which can also be prepared vegan. The menu changes frequently, but diners can expect dishes like Kusshi oysters in an aged tequila mignonette, roasted veal sweetbreads, roasted heirloom beet salad, Iberico pork or duck breast with salted turnips, leek puree and black trumpet mushrooms. Each dish is artfully prepared and presented beautifully, with the seasonal flavors front and center in this inventive menu.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: Sage sets the stage for a romantic evening with jewel-like interior design and inventive cuisine.
Terrisa's expert tip: The menu at Sage includes a wide selection of unique dishes, like the Foie Gras Candy Bar and Foie Gras Brulee. They also serve several types of Absinthe, both from domestic sources and from Switzerland, France and Spain.
For a thoroughly romantic experience, make a reservation at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Located on the 11th floor of Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower replica (half the size of the original), it's been the site of thousands of proposals since its opening. Serving exquisite dishes created by acclaimed Chef Joho, the French restaurant is well-known for its spectacular 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, like Cold 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.
Recommended for Romantic Dining because: The Eiffel Tower Restaurant epitomizes romance with French food, a location inside Paris Las Vegas' Eiffel Tower replica and fabulous views of the Strip.
Terrisa's expert tip: During winter months, a 4:30 p.m. reservation at a window table will give you a wonderful sunset view of the Fountains of Bellagio across the street.