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Las Vegas offers an abundance of dining options. To help you navigate the food scene, here are some suggestions.
There are a myriad of spots for lunch in the city, such as the late Kerry Simon's Carson Kitchen. You can also opt to dine outdoors on Mon Ami Gabi's sidewalk patio, which includes a dazzling view of Bellagio's lake and its iconic fountain show across the Strip. Or, take the elevated pedestrian skywalk to cross the street to the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace for lunch at the Trevi patio next to the statues, complete with waterfalls.
When the sun goes down, get the night started at Mandalay Bay with dinner at Hubert Keller's Fleur or Charlie Palmer's Aureole, followed by a concert at House of Blues or cocktails in the Minus 5 Ice Lounge, Red Square or in the Foundation Room.
Or save your hearty appetite for a sumptuous dinner at one of the city's many top eateries created by celebrity chefs, such as Giada at The Cromwell; Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at Mirage; Michael Mina's BARDOT Brasserie and Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria; Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris; Guy Savoy and Nobu Matsuhisa's Nobu at Caesars Palace; or L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand.
There are also dining choices beyond The Strip. In Summerlin, there's Hawthorn Grill at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort. It's always a lively place to while away the afternoon or evening. For dinner, certified master chef Gustav Mauler's award-winning Italian eatery, Spiedini, is revered by locals and visitors, though others may enjoy the showmanship of interactive and entertaining teppanyaki chefs at Shizen.
Among other choices is a visit to the trendy Tivoli Village, where nearly a dozen restaurants, such as Sam Marvin's Echo & Rig open for lunch and dinner.