Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

Portofino
In the hands of Executive Chef Michael LaPlaca, Portofino - found in The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip - produces some stellar modern Italian cuisine.
Giada
Found inside the Cromwell Hotel, Giada is the mega-watted Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis with an extensive menu.
Edge Steakhouse
The Edge Steakhouse offers guests a taste of unabashed classic Vegas glamour from it chic location within the Westgate Las Vegas Resort.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gallagher’s
A New York original (since 1927), this sports-themed spot is famous for dry-aged steaks.
Fin
Fin, an awaited addition to the ever-evolving Mirage, is a refined spot in an intimate glass setting with gold and jade accents - not at all your typical Chinese restaurant.
Aureole
Celebrated chef, Jirí Král, promotes gastronomic fusion as expressions of art. Regardless of its culinary provisions, however, Aureole – on the top floor of the Czech Republic’s tallest building – is unrivalled in its posi
Strip House
Spago
Rao’s
Nobu
Joël Robuchon
Jöel Robuchon is another awesome addition to the MGM Grand's already impressive collection of celebrity chef restaurants.
Jasmine
Jasmine is a cut above and then some from your typical out-of-a-cardboard-box-with-splintery-chopsticks Chinese restaurant.
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.
Todd English P.U.B.
Celebrity chef Todd English presents his posh take on a traditional Brit pub, albeit a trendier, significantly tastier take.
Twist
Three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire makes his U.S. debut at Twist, the 72-seat restaurant on the 23rd-floor of the Mandarin Oriental.
Wazuzu
Offering elegant, Asian-inspired eating at Wynn's Encore, Wazuzu doesn't disappoint with a wonderfully exotic menu and a jawdropping interior.
Yellowtail
Under the auspices of the Light Group, Shintaro is now Yellowtail and helmed by chef Akira Back, a former pro snowboarder who cut his teeth in the kitchens of Masaharu Morimoto and Nobu Matsuhisa.
Sinatra
Sinatra-inspired interiors act as a backdrop to inspiring Cal-Italian cuisine.
Tender Steak and Seafood
This stylish steak house, while seemingly large, maintains its intimacy thanks to the labyrinth of small rooms branching off from the cherrywood-panelled bar.
Raku
Chef Mitsuo Endo, formerly of New York's Megu, opened this Japanese izakaya with little fanfare back in July 2008.
RM Seafood
New Yorker Rick Moonen was lured away from his Big Apple restaurant to open this Mandalay Bay outpost, making it one of the few places that actually has the rockstar cook working in the kitchen.
Sage
The massive restaurant, with its soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling Impressionist frescos, is perfect for a business dinner or romantic tryst.
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.
Palm Restaurant
When it comes to steakhouses, The Palm is a true classic.
Picasso
This rustic yet elegant restaurant is hung with nine original Picassos (with carpet and furniture designed by the master painter's son, Claude) and has a beautiful lakeside view of the Bellagio's fountain show.
Prime Steakhouse
This Vegas addition to über-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's culinary empire is an elegant Wedgwood blue and brown '30s-style chophouse.

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