Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

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.
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
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.
BARMASA
The super-modern space of Bar Masa feels a bit like an airport hangar but, stark ambiance aside, chef Masa Takayama is serving up some of the city's most creative Japanese food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Palmer Steak
Men who love meat and the curvaceous woman who accompany them fill the tables at Charlie Palmer Steak, where vegetarians are positively frowned upon.
Delmonico
Elegant and old-school, Delmonico Steakhouse is tucked down a quiet hallway of The Venetian hotel.
Edge Steakhouse
The Edge Steakhouse offers guests a taste of unabashed classic Vegas glamour from it chic location within the Westgate Las Vegas Resort.
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.
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.
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.
Gallagher’s
A New York original (since 1927), this sports-themed spot is famous for dry-aged steaks.
Giada
Found inside the Cromwell Hotel, Giada is the mega-watted Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis with an extensive menu.
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.
Jasmine
Jasmine is a cut above and then some from your typical out-of-a-cardboard-box-with-splintery-chopsticks Chinese restaurant.
Joe’s Seafood
The lively patio at this Miami transplant is a favourite spot of Friday power-lunchers.
Joël Robuchon
Jöel Robuchon is another awesome addition to the MGM Grand's already impressive collection of celebrity chef restaurants.
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.
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.
Le Cirque
If the city is a circus, then this tiny haute-cuisine French restaurant is one of the greatest (food) shows on earth.
Mix
When the occasion calls for a big first impression, head to Mix.
Morels
A cross between next-door neighbour Bouchon (at the Venetian) and Drai's (the after-hours club at Bill's - formerly the Barbary Coast), this sultry newcomer is not your average brasserie.
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.
Nobu
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Steakhouse
This Vegas addition to über-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's culinary empire is an elegant Wedgwood blue and brown '30s-style chophouse.
Raku
Chef Mitsuo Endo, formerly of New York's Megu, opened this Japanese izakaya with little fanfare back in July 2008.
Rao’s
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.
Sinatra
Sinatra-inspired interiors act as a backdrop to inspiring Cal-Italian cuisine.
Spago

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