Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Las Vegas

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.
Wazuzu
Offering elegant, Asian-inspired eating at Wynn's Encore, Wazuzu doesn't disappoint with a wonderfully exotic menu and a jawdropping interior.
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.
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.
Todd English P.U.B.
Celebrity chef Todd English presents his posh take on a traditional Brit pub, albeit a trendier, significantly tastier take.
Therapy
Sleek industrial-style gastro-lounge Therapy in Downtown Las Vegas serves up personal and sharing plates of mouthwatering American 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.
Strip House
Spago
Sinatra
Sinatra-inspired interiors act as a backdrop to inspiring Cal-Italian cuisine.
Sage
The massive restaurant, with its soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling Impressionist frescos, is perfect for a business dinner or romantic tryst.
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.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Found within Caesars Palace, Restaurant Guy Savoy offers gourmet French cuisine from Michelin-starred, eponymous chef, Guy Savoy.
Rao’s
Raku
Chef Mitsuo Endo, formerly of New York's Megu, opened this Japanese izakaya with little fanfare back in July 2008.
Prime Steakhouse
This Vegas addition to über-chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's culinary empire is an elegant Wedgwood blue and brown '30s-style chophouse.
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.
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.
Palm Restaurant
When it comes to steakhouses, The Palm is a true classic.
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.
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.
Nobu
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.
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.
Mix
When the occasion calls for a big first impression, head to Mix.
Le Cirque
If the city is a circus, then this tiny haute-cuisine French restaurant is one of the greatest (food) shows on earth.
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.
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.
Joël Robuchon
Jöel Robuchon is another awesome addition to the MGM Grand's already impressive collection of celebrity chef restaurants.
Joe’s Seafood
The lively patio at this Miami transplant is a favourite spot of Friday power-lunchers.
Jasmine
Jasmine is a cut above and then some from your typical out-of-a-cardboard-box-with-splintery-chopsticks Chinese restaurant.
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.
Giada
Found inside the Cromwell Hotel, Giada is the mega-watted Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis with an extensive menu.
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.
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.
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.
Edge Steakhouse
The Edge Steakhouse offers guests a taste of unabashed classic Vegas glamour from it chic location within the Westgate Las Vegas Resort.
Delmonico
Elegant and old-school, Delmonico Steakhouse is tucked down a quiet hallway of The Venetian hotel.
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.

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