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.
DB Brasserie
Found at The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip, DB Brasserie is part of Daniel Boulud’s stable of restaurants, serving fine French-American 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delmonico
Elegant and old-school, Delmonico Steakhouse is tucked down a quiet hallway of The Venetian hotel.
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.
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.
Gallagher’s
A New York original (since 1927), this sports-themed spot is famous for dry-aged steaks.
Brand
The Light Group brings an element of cool back to the Monte Carlo hotel with Brand, Sin City's newest steakhouse, which fills the space previously occupied by Blackstone's and the Houdini Lounge.
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
The Country Club
Strip House
Spago
Rao’s
Nobu
L’atelier
Hand-made leather accessories, jewellery and clothes from two arty Israeli friends.
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.
Cut
You'll see everyone from business execs to foodies to the cast of The Hills at Cut, Wolfgang Puck's Vegas hot spot.
The Verandah
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.

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