Though we love to highlight affordable hidden gems in our Spice of Life posts, we couldn’t help but think that nothing represents indulgence and over-the-top luxury like Sin City. And with the city’s famous motto, “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas,” we’re choosing to apply that to our bank accounts as well. After all, if you’ve booked through Zurfers you’re saving a tremendous amount on nightly hotel rates. Therefore, we encourage you to treat yourself with the monies saved! Las Vegas has the world’s best restaurants and not experiencing at least one extraordinary dining experience would be a crime. Here’s our picks of the city’s best and most lavish places to dine. Get ready because we’re bringing in the big guns, with the world’s most critically acclaimed chefs and pricing to match:
Located at Mandalay Bay, Chef Keller’s Las Vegas outpost is a culinary journey of intense flavors and genius presentations. Fleur, which was inspired by the global travels of its owner, offers crafted small plates in an opulent and chic setting. The restaurant has been named by Food and Wine Magazine as one of America’s 25 best restaurants. If you’re seeking to truly indulge, we suggest the FleurBurger. This is no ordinary burger. Priced at $5,000, this carnivore’s dream is a foie gras and black truffle-topped Kobe burger. The price includes a bottle of Chateau Petrus 1995 served in imported stemware from Italy by Ichendorf Brunello. Perhaps the world’s most luxurious souvenir, the restaurant will ship the pricey glasses to a guest’s home and gives a certificate signed by Chef Hubert himself.
For a taste of France, head over to the unparalleled Chef of the Century’s restaurant, aptly named “Joël Robuchon Restaurant.” Hailed as Sin City’s most decadent meal, this is the only Las Vegas restaurant that can boast three Michelin stars. Located at MGM Grand, the star here is the famous 18-course meal, which Mr. Robuchon himself has claimed as one of the greatest menus he has ever created. Priced at $445 a person, we hope so. The main course includes a tableside carving of Châteaubriand beef topped with foie gras and black truffles. If you’re already splurging, you might as well upgrade to one of the three levels of wine pairings available at an additional cost for this feast. The most expensive being the Grand Cru pairing at $995/person bringing the total dinner cost to $1,440.
Yet another restaurant from a Michelin-starred chef, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace not only boasts delicious food and a famous chef, but also offers sweeping views of the Las Vegas Strip and the United States’ only Krug Chef’s Table. In conjunction with the revered champagne house, the six-seat chef’s table provides a view of the kitchen, and a 10-course tasting menu specially designed to pair with Krug’s Prestige Cuveé Champagnes. For lovers of fine fish eggs, the restaurant also houses a Caviar Room, which offers an exclusive menu of the world’s finest caviar and exclusive dishes.