Most people are aware that Las Vegas is home to some of the best casinos in the world, but it’s also home to some of the best restaurants in the world.
Both on the Strip and off the Strip, there are celebrity chef restaurants, famous cafes, and several Michelin-starred dining establishments. There’s no doubt you can find plenty of fine choices and cheap eats in the city.
Sure, Las Vegas is a great metropolis known for its gambling, but it’s not completely devoid of romance. Every month, the city hosts over 1,000 marriage ceremonies! And if you’re there for a date, a honeymoon, a wedding, or Valentine’s Day, we’ve got just the place for you to eat.
I suggest trying one of the seven most romantic restaurants in Las Vegas.
1 – Hugo’s Cellar at the Four Queens
I’m old-school. So, even when I want to be romantic, I gravitate toward some of the old-school charms Vegas has to offer. This means staying off the Strip and checking out someplace in Downtown LV.
I think Hugo’s Cellar at the Four Queens might be the most romantic restaurant in Downtown Las Vegas.
If you’re looking for something intimate and slower paced than what you’d expect from the Strip, this is the restaurant to try. In fact, it’s the perfect getaway from the hectic and insane nightlife found on Fremont Street. Here, you get to dine in the quiet luxury of Hugo’s Cellar.
One thing you won’t want to miss is the house salad, which will be prepared for you from a table-side cart. I guarantee that everything on the menu is good. If I were you, I’d order the steak or the Beef Wellington, although the seafood options are always excellent, too.
Any special someone that’s dining at Hugo’s Cellar is greeted with a red, long-stemmed rose. You should get reservations. They’re only open for dinner.
2 – Fresco Italiano at Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
I’m going to honest with you here, my definition of romance almost always includes pasta.
Fresco Italiano at the Westgate Resort and Casino has plenty of choices available, but they also have a wide variety of meats, risotto, and seafood, too. The décor reminds me of a Tuscan villa.
All the sauces are fresh, and many of the dishes are creative and enticing.
If you’re lucky, Michael Baker will wait on you. He’s a welcoming, attractive presence who’s well-known for providing some of the best service in the city. Did I mention that he sings, too?
Make reservations and be sure to ask for Michael.
3 – Sinatra at Wynn Las Vegas
For someone my age (or even my parents’ age), nothing says romance like Frank Sinatra. How wonderful it is that Las Vegas has a restaurant meant to be a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes.
Sinatra at Wynn Las Vegas is a 4-star Forbes Travel Guide Award Winner. You’ll find plenty of cool mementos from Sinatra’s Rat Pack days and onward, including his Oscar.
And you’ll also get to enjoy some of Frank’s favorite dishes. The clam and the spaghetti both come highly recommended. When the weather’s a bit chilly, you can dine al fresco by a lovely fireplace.
If you’re well-heeled enough to afford it, you can also reserve the Chairman’s Room, which is a private dining room looking over the gardens there. You’ll be surrounded by bottles of wine if you dine in the Chairman’s Room, which I’m sure he would have approved of.
If you’re a lady, you should dress elegantly, and if you’re gentleman, you should wear a shirt with a collar. In other words, it’s business casual.
This is not the most kid-friendly restaurant in town, either. Please note that children under five years old are not allowed. It’s a great spot to get some quality time with your spouse!
4 – Andiamo’s Italian Steakhouse at The D Las Vegas
For some folks, steak is the only thing to indulge in during a romantic dinner. If that’s you, consider Andiamo’s at The D Las Vegas, which serves prime beef with an Italian twist. Like Hugo’s Cellar, Andiamo’s is located in Downtown Las Vegas, not on the Strip.
You’ll love the housemade bread and pasta, and the sauces have won multiple awards. Joe Vicari prides himself on buying the freshest ingredients and preparing them from scratch daily. The steaks, in particular, are sourced from the best butchers in the United States.
The wait staff there is as good as you’ll find in Vegas. The wine list is lengthy and high-quality. The prime rib and steaks are all top-notch, as well, and the pasta is dynamite.
Not only is the staff friendly, polite, and appropriate, but you don’t have to wait for anything here. It’s some of the best service I’ve ever had.
Andiamo’s is only open for dinner.
5 – The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas
If you’re looking for a restaurant with a stellar view of the Strip, you’ll be thrilled with Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas, which overlooks the famed Bellagio Fountains.
The view isn’t the only impressive thing about this property. If you love French food, you’ll be excited about the menu. What could be more romantic than French dining?
Most people planning a romantic meal at a restaurant are planning a fancy dinner, and you can do that at Eiffel Tower in grand style. You can dine on beef wellington or rack of lamb. They even offer a signature seafood platter called the “Grand Seafood Platter.”
But brunch can make for a romantic meal, too, especially if you have the right attitude and choose the right restaurant. I can’t imagine a more sensual meal than the lobster eggs benedict.
You can choose from over 1400 different wines on their wine list, and you can even take home the restaurant’s official cookbook. Relive your favorite Valentines memories at Eiffel Tower at home by recreating some of their dishes.
6 – Top of the World at Stratosphere
I’ve seen some people complain that Top of the World at Stratosphere is overrated, but I disagree with those people. Even though the view from Eiffel Tower is amazing, it’s impossible to top the view from Top of the World. When we dined there, we were so high in the air that we could see the helicopter tours of the Strip going on below us!
I double-dated there with a friend and his wife, and my friend insists that it’s still the best steak he’s ever eaten in his life. I wouldn’t go that far, but I thought the food was exceptional and flawlessly presented.
The dining room revolves, so you get an amazing view that changes throughout your dining experience there.
The food is excellent, but the view is unparalleled.
7 – Casa di Amore
I’ve already mentioned that I’m a big fan of old-school Vegas. I also wanted to include a less expensive option here, because not everyone interested in romance has the budget for an expensive meal. Casa di Amore answers both those needs for us.
One of the first things to recommend Casa di Amore is the music, which consist of jazz and standards every night. Traditional Italian dishes include lasagna, osso bucco, and veal parmigiana. You can get free transportation to and from your hotel just by calling Casa di Amore and asking. (If you’ve paid for cab fare in Vegas, you know what a value this is, too.)
And if you think gambling is romantic, well, Casa di Amore even has a video poker lounge.
*Casa di Amore will re-open September 3rd, 2020.
You have no shortage of romantic options in Las Vegas. Shopping at some of the high-end malls might be right up your date’s alley, and so might a spa package. You could also check out the Fountains at Bellagio or the volcano on the Strip.
Now, you know all about some of the most romantic restaurants in Las Vegas to choose from. And if I left your favorite off the list, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know about it.