Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
This long-running Vegas restaurant showcases TV chef Emeril Lagasse’s Creole and Cajun roots, while throwing an Asian influence in the mix to keep things interesting, so you find items like a nori-wrapped yellowfin tuna along with pecan-crusted Texas redfish. There’s also a seafood bar if you want to keep things light or are dining solo. The setting has been updated, with a water theme incorporating bright blue booths and flowing metal sculptures. For the best people-watching, nab a table on the indoor ‘patio’ on the MGM studio walk, but be warned-it gets noisy. One thing that hasn’t changed too much is the mostly reasonable prices-an increasing rarity in celebrity-owned Vegas spots.