While all of Las Vegas‘ live entertainment, casinos and impromptu Elvis weddings can keep you busy for days on end, one has to occasionally refuel. When you’re ready to break away from the lure of the Las Vegas Strip, soak in the city from a different vantage point at one of these recommended restaurants.
1. Alizé (Recommended by Escape The Fate)
For unforgettable views and succulent French cuisine prepared by chef André Rochat, the Michelin-starred Alizé at the Palms is the place to go for an indulgent dinner (perhaps after you win big at the slot machines). Located on the top floor of the Palms, Alizé offers breathtaking views of the Las Vegas Strip. Winos will especially want to take note: Alizé boasts over 7,500 selections of wine from around the world. They’re also known for their impressive cognac collection which includes “the largest collection of Hardy Cognac outside the family’s own collection.”
“If you’re down to drop some serious money, Alizé at the Palms. Get the escargot.” – Escape The Fate
2. Paymon’s Mediterranean Café (Recommended by The Killers)
Paymon’s serves up satisfying Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes known for their flavorful seasonings. An inviting outdoor patio draws in hungry customers as does the adjacent hookah lounge for those looking to unwind. Enjoy everything from starters like the calamari, hummus, and dolmades before sampling mains like the flaky spanakopita, tandoori chicken, and broiled lamb kabobs. The Killers’ Mark Stoermer is a regular.
“Paymon’s ice tea is fantastic. They add a slice of orange, and some mint leaves. It’s a nice touch.” – Mark Stoermer
3. Hugo’s Cellar (Recommended by Angela Jadyn)
One of Vegas’ original fine dining establishments, every lady is greeted with a long-stemmed rose and salad is prepared table-side per tradition. For dinner take your pick from black Angus beef steak, veal, duck, chicken, and flown-in-fresh seafood including lobster, crab, shrimp and fish.
“Hugo’s Cellar [has] been around since 1973 and it’s such a great place for a date or a place to celebrate that has an old Vegas feel. The service is amazing there!” – Angela Jadyn
4. Ferraro’s (Recommended by Brian Mulligan)
This family-run Italian mainstay serves up delectable authentic homemade pastas and features a late-night happy hour from 11pm-2am. Locals rave over Ferraro’s signature Osso Bucco. Named Best Italian Restaurant in Vegas 2016 in Zagat.
“The food never disappoints. Osso Bucco, grilled octopus, lamb chops – ask for an “Italian Greyhound” cocktail!” – Brian Mulligan
5. Chow (Recommended by Jessica Manalo)
Enjoy Southern eats like fried chicken and collard greens alongside Chinese staples at this hip downtown eatery. Ambiance is sleek and modern with Led Zepplin playing over the airwaves, a dragon hanging overhead, chicken artwork and portraits of musicians (including Led Zepplin), blue banquette seating, and hanging mason-jar lights. Jessica Manalo recommends chowing down on the General Chow.
Featured image: Ferraro’s