Since 2010, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has featured a collection of some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. A roster of celebrity names — José Andrés, David Chang, Alvin Cailan, and Costas Spiliadis, to name a few — along with beloved restaurants from New Orleans and Portland make the Cosmopolitan a special stop for anyone who cares about what they eat. Add a lineup of killer cocktail and nightlife venues, and the resort serves as a one-stop shop for anyone who doesn’t want to walk outside. Here’s a look at how to spend 24 hours at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas to experience every great place to eat and drink.
7 a.m. — Eggslut
Alvin Cailan’s all-day breakfast focuses on eggs, of course. This casual spot on the second level of Cosmopolitan serves an ode to Joël Robuchon with coddled egg on top of smooth potato purée, cooked in a glass jar topped with gray salt and chives, and the gaucho sandwich with seared wagyu tri-tip steak, chimichurri, red onions, and seasoned arugula topped with an over-medium egg in a warm brioche bun.
10 a.m. — District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.
A late start to the day might mean doughnuts to get a sugar rush that erases that hangover. New Orleans’ favorite, District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall offers a rotating roster of more than 100 flavors, including Chocolate Blackout and bananas Foster. Kolaches, waffle cheese fries, pork belly sliders, and croquenuts, griddled doughnut sandwiches also make the menu along with espresso beverages as well as nitro cold brew, Vietnamese iced coffee, and house-made chocolate milk on draft.
Noon — Estiatorio Milos
For lunch, diners can order a variety of fresh Mediterranean seafood off of a prix-fixe menu for $29, with selections such as grilled octopus, shrimp saganaki, Maryland lump crab cake, and a Greek mezze plate, while main course options include Shetland Island organic salmon, grain-fed chicken breast skewer, and (for an up charge) astako-makaronada (lobster pasta), with seasonal fruit for dessert at Estiatorio Milos. This is still one of the best deals on the Strip. Do some people-watching from the windows in the patio area.
2 p.m. — Lardo
Portland’s Rick Gencarelli elevates the sandwich at Lardo inside Block 16 Urban Food Hall. The Korean pork shoulder, Philly roast turkey, and porchetta sandwiches, and Lardo’s dirty fries topped with pork scraps give this underrated protein the star treatment.
4 p.m. — The Chandelier
Make an afternoon stop at The Chandelier, the three-level cocktail lounge draped with two million beaded crystals. Each level offers its own experiences. The top and bottom levels offer the best people watching, while the middle level, opening at 6 p.m., features the swankiest cocktails in a more intimate setting.
6 p.m. — Momofuku
Grab a group of friends and dine at David Chang’s Momofuku with its large-format dishes such as salt and pepper lobster and shrimp with six lobster tails and 18 shrimp tempura battered then fried with garlic and chilies, a five-spice roast duck, wagyu bavette, or bo ssäm, a slow-roasted pork shoulder with oysters. Neighboring Milk Bar provides the sweets to end the meal. Make this reservation in advance.
8 p.m. — Zuma
Take Japanese fare to the next level at Zuma, with dishes coming from the main kitchen, a sushi counter, and the robata grill. Diners can order fried soft shell crab with wasabi mayonnaise; a salmon and tuna tartare combination; jumbo tiger prawn; sliced sea bass with yuzu, truffle oil, and salmon roe; wagyu beef tenderloin; and miso-marinated black cod in one of the prettiest rooms in Las Vegas.
10 p.m. — Jaleo
Chef José Andrés dishes out his paella and Spanish tapas at Jaleo restaurant. Stop in for a quick snack of patatas bravas; chistorra envuelta, a spicy chorizo wrapped in crispy potato with membrillo alioli; or croquetas de pollo before a night out on the town. Or go all in with jamón ibérico de bellota from Spain, red rioja, a sparkling Cava, or a sweet, icy sangria.
Midnight — The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails
Behind the unassuming janitor’s door in the Barbershop sits a swanky hideaway bar filled with live entertainment and a huge whiskey selection. Sing karaoke with a live band on Tuesdays, listen to live bands every Thursday through Saturday, and get down to country music on Sundays.
2 a.m. — Marquee Nightclub
In Vegas, the word Monday is often prefaced by Marquee. The nightclub’s industry night (aka Marquee Mondays) is a major selling point for this unique nightclub that features multiple spaces including a tucked away lounge area known as The Library. Marquee is open Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. until 4 a.m.
4 a.m. — The Henry
This 24-hour spot inside of the Cosmopolitan serves late-night snacks such as tater tot nachos, piled with braised short ribs, jalapeños, cheese sauce, pico de gallo, and sour cream or dine here for the sophisticated brunch with dishes like the cinnamon roll French toast and the signature short rib Benedict, a combination of braised short ribs, Hollandaise sauce, and crispy potato cakes.