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

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By Terrisa Meeks, Las Vegas Local Expert

A romantic meal for two is a sure way to leave a positive impression on your sweetheart, and Las Vegas has plenty of restaurants to choose from. The impeccable service, gorgeous views and delicious cuisine at these restaurants come together in magical ways to create a romantic evening you’ll both remember.

The Eiffel Tower Restaurant is possibly the most romantic restaurant in the city. Known for having 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.

The view at Lakeside at the Wynn is also lovely, but instead of a bird’s-eye panorama, guests can see the tranquil Lake of Dreams. Lakeside is known for its seafood, but also for its beautiful decor and romantic vibe.

Although many of Las Vegas’ most romantic restaurants feature French cuisine, couples who would like something different will easily find other options. Steaks, seafood and Italian are just a few options you’ll see on our list.

Looking for a place to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Or perhaps a birthday or anniversary? You may even be ready to pop the big question--but make sure you pick the right restaurant. Read on for our list of Las Vegas’ most romantic restaurants.

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 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 line-caught blackened yellowfin tuna, organic chicken or roasted lamb chops.

9. Rivea
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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 rack of 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).

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. 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 harrisa. 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 celery root puree, roasted carrots and cipollini onions. 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 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 Marche Bacchus guests can enjoy a leisurely meal while watching the ducks swim by on Lake Jacqueline. 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 crème brulee as well as tiramisu, bread pudding and a cheese selection.

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, all prepared with a stylish, tasty twist, like the Berkshire Pork Chops, which are cider brined and served with a blue cheese fondue, vincotto, grapes and Brussels sprouts. 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.

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Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis' first restaurant delivers a menu that doesn't disappoint.The airy, open design of the restaurant lends itself to romance, and some tables can see the Fountains of Bellagio (terrace seating gives the best view). Utilizing the freshest ingredients to create new takes on traditional Italian cuisine, dishes range from include pizza with Mortadella, delectable bacon wrapped dates, charred octopus with shaved fennel and pickled kumquat plus a selection of salamis that include a Wagyu beef salami. Naturally, you'll find plenty of pasta with delectable sauces. Other dishes include Veal Chop Saltimbocca, Branzino or Giada's signature Whole Roasted Chicken for two, cacciatore style. The Brunch Tasting Menu--an uncommon offering on the Strip--is served Friday through Sunday and offers dishes like Italian Chicken and Waffles with Cacciatore Sauce or Salmon Cake Benedict.

4. Hugo's Cellar
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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. Salad is prepared table-side. Seafood includes lobster, crab, shrimp and fish. Dishes likes 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.

3. Top of the World
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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. Lunch and brunch menus include a prixe fixe lunch menu and an array of inventive dishes like Short Rib Benedict or an East Coast Lobster Tail BLT. Dinner selections include several premium cuts of beef, rack of lamb, Lobster Thermidor, Chilean sea bass and a four-course chef's tasting menu. 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.

2. Sage
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The elegant 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 (a vegan tasting menu is also available). 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.

1. Eiffel Tower Restaurant
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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, 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. Look for dishes like Baked Herbed Crepes with artichokes and roasted tomato coulis or 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.