Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

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.
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.
Therapy
Sleek industrial-style gastro-lounge Therapy in Downtown Las Vegas serves up personal and sharing plates of mouthwatering American cuisine.
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.
Joe’s Seafood
The lively patio at this Miami transplant is a favourite spot of Friday power-lunchers.
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.
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.
Gallagher’s
A New York original (since 1927), this sports-themed spot is famous for dry-aged steaks.
Tao
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Reflection Bay
This 7,261-yard, par-72 Jack Nicklaus-designed course provides breathtaking views of Lake Las Vegas and one of the best greens in Sin City.
Caesars Sports Book
When men find a sports book they like, they stick with it. And after they've been to Caesars, there's no going anywhere else.
Caesars Poker Room
Situated near the Sports Book in a ballroom, Caesars Poker Room has a large but private feel to it since it's away from the rest of the casino noise.
The District
The District at Green Valley is a charming cobbled shopping oasis in the heart of Green Valley.
Mandalay Place
This shopping complex doesn't scrimp on style but it is on a smaller (and easier-to-manage) scale than some of the other hotel shopping complexes.
Grand Canal Shoppes
Perhaps the most iconic shopping destination in Las Vegas, the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian is worth a visit.
Gambler’s Book Club
Everything you ever wanted to know about gambling can be found within these walls.
Madame Tussaud’s
The tenth in the family of Tussaud wax museums, this outpost features some decidedly Las Vegas personalities.
Shark Reef
Those curious about what lies beneath the water's surface will love Shark Reef, which houses over 2,500 kinds of marine life.
Pink Jeep Tours
Enjoy all manner of adventure tours from the camp comfort of a pink Jeep-the only way to do Vegas!
Rehab
Whether you're hungover or not, this is the best place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
The Pearl
The Pearl is one of Sin City's must-play concert halls; big names play to small, intimate audiences.
Rita Rudner
The Rita Rudner show moved to Harrah's in the fall of 2006, and has had comedy-loving crowds flocking ever since.
Penn and Teller
Penn and Teller need little introduction: The comedy and magic duo has been a team for 30 years, racking up TV and stage appearances across the globe.
Blue Man Group
This long-running favourite continues to enthrall audiences with its trio of blue dudes playing rhythms and performing comedy skits.
Freezone
Gay is the way forward at Freezone, manned by unpretentious staff and hosting a legendary drag night every Friday.
Burger Bar
Few know about this gem hiding within the shopping hall called Mandalay Place between the Mandalay Bay and the Luxor.
Mr. Lucky’s 24/7
Mr. Lucky's is the coolest 24-hour coffee shop in town-with comfort food and rock 'n' roll style, and little in the way of pomp and circumstance.
The Buffet
Not all buffets are created equal. Like everything done by Steve Wynn, this one - simply named The Buffet - rises above the competition in terms of both setting and food.
Sushi Roku
If the Palms or Hard Rock seem too far off the Strip to go to party with hipsters, try Sushi Roku.
Ra Sushi
Get some rock with your roll at this hot sushi spot.
Le Village Buffet
French comfort food awaits at Le Village Buffet, where you can sample ski resort-style fare in cosy, fireplace-warmed surroundings.
Grand Lux Cafe
Grand Lux Café serves guests of The Venetian, hungry tourists and conventioneers, all in elegant, un-coffee shop-style surroundings.
Bubble Bar
You can impress your honey with expensive Champagne and fancy French fare at Bubble Bar-without blowing your entire vacation budget.
Veranda
At the swish Four Seasons on the edge of the Strip, this American-Italian restaurant has a sprawling outdoor terrace overlooking lush gardens and a private pool.
Sinatra
Sinatra-inspired interiors act as a backdrop to inspiring Cal-Italian cuisine.
Olives
Todd English, named Bon Appétit's 2001 Restaurateur of the Year, serves up his inventive spins on Mediterranean dishes in this delightful eatery, located along Via Bellagio's arcade of shops.
MOzen
It would be easy to overlook this third-floor restaurant for Pierre Gagnaire's Twist (which sits 23 storeys up and has both stunning Strip views and a Michelin-starred chef). But don't.
Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
Owned by TV chef Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's New Orleans Fish House combines Creaole and Cajun cuisines for a truly heady menu indeed.
Koi
The Vegas outpost of this L.A. hot spot is still low on the radar thanks to its tucked-away location on the mezzanine level of the Planet Hollywood.

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