Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Yusho
A Japanese noodle bar and grill, Yusho serves small dishes with big flavours from its trendy spot in the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino.
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, found at the Red Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, offers a vast menu of American cuisine from Chef Brian Massie.
Carson Kitchen
Found in Vegas’ trendy downtown, Carson Kitchen is the swan song of late celebrity chef Simon Kerry, serving unique twists on comfort food classics.
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is a glorious meathouse with Philippe Stark-designed interiors and a menu of masterfully cooked meats.
Other Mama
A modern, American-style raw bar in Vegas’ Westside serving sustainable seafood and unique cocktails, Other Mama is a labour of love from chef Dan Krohmer.
Andiron Steak and Sea
Andiron Steak and Sea conjures a Hamptons-esque vibe, offering a creative menu of American classics and live music in Downtown Summerlin four nights a week.
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky
Itsy Bitsy: Ramen and Whisky offers Japanese-inspired dishes and an extensive drinks menu in its chic and colourful Downtown Vegas location.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon offers a sleek and unpretentious French dining experience from its spot within the MGM Grand, just steps from the slot machines.
Nobu Hotel
From the great minds that brought us black miso cod, the Nobu Hotel at Caesars in Las Vegas is wallet-meltingly luxurious and design-conscious.
Therapy
Sleek industrial-style gastro-lounge Therapy in Downtown Las Vegas serves up personal and sharing plates of mouthwatering American cuisine.
Glutton
A restaurant for people who love food, Glutton in Las Vegas offers delicious American cuisine created with a gourmet twist in a chic industrial-style space.
Craftsteak
Chef Tom Colicchio (of New York's Craft and Gramercy Tavern) is the latest James Beard award-winning kitchen god to toss his toque into the Vegas dining scene, and he does so at Craftsteak.
Botero
Though Botero attracts a fair amount of serious foodies, who come for the dry-aged rib eye with chimichurri sauce and the artichoke-and-fennel-stuffed loup de mer, the steakhouse also draws a stylish pre-clubbing set.
Shadow Creek
Brush up on your swing at Shadow Creek, one of Sin City's plushest golf courses.
The Venetian
The attention to detail is amazing at The Venetian-no doubt because of the two historians hired to ensure architectural integrity and the team of 250 artisans, painters, and sculptors who made it happen.
B&B Ristorante
B&B Ristorante is the first Vegas outpost of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, the culinary duo behind two of New York's top Italian restaurants, Babbo and Del Posto.
AWG Ambassador
M Resort
M Resort is where Nevada's brightest young things come to party and hunker down between fine thread-count sheets afterwards.
The Mirage
The Mirage marks the end of one Vegas era and the beginning of modern days - and has a replica volcano to boot.
Paris Las Vegas
The most Epcot-like of all the theme hotels, Paris Las Vegas is also the one that best carries through on the fantasy, with gorgeous reproductions of famous Paris landmarks.
Joe’s Seafood
The lively patio at this Miami transplant is a favourite spot of Friday power-lunchers.
Border Grill
TV chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken established an outpost of their popular Border Grill restaurant chain alongside Mandalay Beach, and promptly scooped up awards for their spicy fare.
Carnevino
Gorgeously rich interiors and a bloodthirsty menu of the best cuts of beef set the tone at Carnevino, the third venue from Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali.
Fiamma
Fiamma is a dimly-lit Italian trattoria in the middle of restaurant row at MGM Grand that's a hidden gem for those in the know-including locals and Vegas regulars who don't need to see and be seen.
MGM Grand
Though it's soon to be overtaken by other Strip resorts in the throes of expanding, for the moment the MGM Grand reigns as the largest hotel in the country.
The Signature at MGM Grand
Just a quick five-minute walk from the MGM Grand, the all-suite Signature towers offer rooms that are more like condos, geared toward those visitors looking to get away from Vegas' 24-hour soundtrack.
Palms Place
If a spot on the Strip isn't paramount, it's hard to imagine cooler digs than the apartment-style rooms at Palms Place, the Palms' sister property.
Vdara
The all-suite, non-gaming Vdara is tucked away from the Strip in the $8.5-billion CityCenter complex.
Hotel 32
This hotel-within-a-hotel, located on the top floor of the Monte Carlo has a private porte cochere, an express elevator and in-suite check-in, so you'll never have to mix with the hoi polloi if you don't want to.
Luxor
The Luxor's Sphinx-guarded, towering black pyramid is one of the city's most recognisable icons.
Executive Las Vegas
Eiffel Tower
Canaletto
The tastemakers behind the Il Fornaio restaurant chain take their authentic yet affordable tastes of Northern Italy to a new level with this panoramic two-storey eatery.
Delmonico
Elegant and old-school, Delmonico Steakhouse is tucked down a quiet hallway of The Venetian hotel.
Andre’s
Locals mourned the closing of Andre's downtown restaurant, but the refurbished space at the Monte Carlo (which also stole much of its sister location's staff) continues to delight.
Trump International
Not content with ruling the hotel roost in New York, Donald has made his move on Vegas with a tower that trumps most of the nearby competition.
Red Rock Resort
This so-called 'locals' casino' combines breathtaking views of the flaming Red Rock Canyon with a serene spa, sumptuous dining, hip nightlife, and state-of-the-art gaming.
Westin Lake Las Vegas
The Moroccan-flavoured desert oasis of the Westin Lake Las Vegas stresses rest and relaxation over revelry.
Palms
Redefining hip, Palms Casino Resort attracts celebrities from Tara Reid and Lara Flynn Boyle to Jamie Foxx and the 'N Sync boys (back in the day).
Stratosphere Observation Deck
Soak up the views of the Strip from the tallest point in Vegas.

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