Ah, romance! What a wonderful feeling. For those in Las Vegas who are in love, getting married, celebrating an anniversary or just needing a romantic night out, there are many wonderful restaurants to visit. From the upscale places catering to the tourists or tucked away places that only the locals know about, Vegas has many romantic dining options.
For the absolute most romantic dining experience in Las Vegas, one must go to Paris. Yes, that’s correct, one must eat at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant in the Paris Hotel and Casino, located at 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd. This restaurant has several characteristics that make it trés romantique. First, the view is incredible. The restaurant is located eleven stories above the Las Vegas Strip. But not only are evening diners treated to an amazing panoramic view of the strip, they are also able to see the beautiful fountain show at the Bellagio Hotel, which is just across the street.
The atmosphere of the Eiffel Tower Restaurant is also very romantic. Rich red carpets, well done lighting, excellent service, art deco design and an overall feeling of luxury combine to make the atmosphere feel very special. And of course, there’s the food. French cuisine is well known to be some of the best in the world, and head Chef Joho has made sure his menu does not fall short of anyone’s expectations. Specialties included the roasted rack of lamb with tarragon jus, beef wellington, various soufflés, and so much more. This restaurant is very expensive; the average dinner entree costs around $40, and this is not including drinks, appetizers, salads or desserts. For two people, expect to spend at least $200 for dinner. Reservations are necessary; please call 702-948-6937 or use the reservation link on the restaurant website.
An excellent, off the Las Vegas Strip restaurant that is a personal favorite is Lawry’s The Prime Rib, located at 4043 Howard Hughes Parkway. Guests are seated at very private, tall round booths so that others do not distract them. The beauty of being seated at such a booth is that patrons don’t have to sit across from their beloved; they can sit right next to them. The restaurant lighting is very soft and romantic, and candlelight is at every table. The service here is simply outstanding; the wait staff makes guests feel like they are the only one in the restaurant. Furthermore, the food is nothing short of outstanding. The restaurant specialty is of course, prime rib, and it just melts in your mouth. A prime rib diner also includes a spinning beet salad (another house specialty), mashed potatoes with gravy and Yorkshire pudding. This restaurant is still a bit pricey, but certainly not unfair. Expect to spend a minimum of $125 here for two people. Reservations are strongly recommended; call 702-893-2223 for more information.
Another romantic restaurant located in Las Vegas is Rosemary’s Restaurant, located at 8125 W Sahara Avenue. Owners Michael and Wendy Jordan opened the restaurant ten years ago, and have been receiving rave reviews ever since. The cuisine can be described as a fusion of French and American, and the menu changes seasonally, sometimes even daily depending on the chefs’ inspiration. The atmosphere is intimate, the service is very good, and the food is delicious.
For something special, try the pan seared sea scallops or the twice-baked parmesan soufflé with wild mushroom and garlic cream sauce, when available. The restaurant also has a spectacular wine menu. Next to each menu item, the chefs have made both a wine and beer recommendation, so there is no guess work on what to drink to make dinner a truly memorable and romantic experience. Guests who really enjoyed their food may find some of the recipes on the Rosemary’s Restaurant website, so the experience can be recreated at home. For dinner for two people, expect to pay at least $125. For more information or to book a reservation, call 702-869-2251.