Here’s a look at some of six chef’s tables found in Las Vegas.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
The Krug’s Chef Table at Guy Savoy can seat two to six people and costs a pretty penny at $500 a person, but it does include a view of the kitchen in action. If that doesn’t deter you, guests at the chef’s table are cooked a 10-course tasting menu, each dish specially prepared to pair perfectly with Krug's Champagnes. This is the only Krug Chef's Table in the United States, replacing the larger version in the restaurant, and one of less than 10 dedicated Krug spaces in world. The room is decorated with a sculpted chandelier made from a series of Krug bottles. The table is set with custom Bernardaud china embellished with the Krug crest and Krug's signature Le Joseph glasses designed by Riedel and shaped to amplify the bubbles.
Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-731-7286.
The Buffet at Bellagio
Only in Las Vegas can you find the first and only chef’s table within a buffet. The chef’s table at the Buffet at Bellagio creates one-of-a-kind dishes, favoring ingredients that are in season and catering to the dinner guests’ preferences. The table can seat up to 18 people, and is available from 4 to 10 p.m. for an additional $25. Guests can expect to sample artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and caviar; see salads created table side; dish on proteins such as lamb and prime rib carved at the table; and dip fruit, chocolates and marshmallows into house-made chocolate fondue. Everyone can make their way through the buffet as well.
Buffet at Bellagio, Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-693-8111.
Smith & Wollensky
This steakhouse with an award-winning wine menu, offers a chef’s table that can seat up to 10 guests comfortably, on either the first or second floor, depending upon the season. With two glass walls, diners can see and hear the kitchen during service, or if more privacy is preferred, there is a sliding door to remove any distractions or noises.
Smith & Wollensky, 3767 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-862-4100.
Food Network star Scott Conant’s restaurant offers a chef’s table with views of the kitchen as well as the Bellagio Fountains. The menu caters to all things Italian, featuring pastas, Italian side dishes and plenty of meat selections. The table can seat up to 10 guests.
Scarpetta, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-698-7960.
This seafood gem in the Venetian serves up cool dishes at its chef’s table that accommodates up to 12 people. AquaKnox is cool blue, much like an aquarium, and features a water-encased wine cellar. A five-course tasting menu and wine paring served with chef James DeFraga himself highlights dinner.
Aquaknox, Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-414-3772.
é by José Andrés
Hidden inside of José Andrés’ Cosmopolitan restaurant Jaleo is é, where their chef’s table can seat eight people for a 20-course dinner. Chefs roll out course after course, many cooked right at the table and meticulously plated with tweezers, dry ice embellishments and novelty dishware, including plaster replicas of Andrés’ hands. Make sure to plan in advance if you want to dine at this exclusive chef’s table. Guests must email reservations to management at the minimum of 90 days in advance. Seatings last for two hours, with one at 5:30 and another at 8:30 p.m. in a room with a dramatic red glass wall and red velvet curtain, a nod to the chef’s concept of cooking as performance.
é by José Andrés, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; Reservations.