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27 Cool Things Diners Can See Inside Las Vegas Restaurants

Chunnels, fish tanks, food trucks, and more make an appearance at these Las Vegas restaurants

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The pergola at Catch.
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Eleven Picassos. An indoor climbing wall. A massive wall carving. These are just some of the things diners can see inside restaurants in Las Vegas. Whether it’s a dinner with the memory of wine angels ascending four stories to fetch a bottle, a walk through a replica of the Chunnel, or a meal inside a tree house, these 27 restaurants will leave diners with a cool story that touches on more than just the food.

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1. Barry’s Downtown Prime

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8 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 726-5504
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Barry’s Downtown Prime, the steakhouse at Circa, sits in the basement with a series of smaller rooms inside for dining. Request a seat in the Garden Room with its olive tree in the center, or just look around at the artwork hanging from every wall.

The Garden Room at Barry’s Downtown Prime
The Garden Room at Barry’s Downtown Prime.
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2. 8 East

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8 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 726-5508
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At the entrance to 8 East, the Asian restaurant from Dan Coughlin at Circa, customers can see a wall art installation filled with traditional Maneki-neko waving cats, symbolizing good luck in the Japanese culture.

A wall of Maneki-neko waving cats
Maneki-neko waving cats at the entrance of 8 East.
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3. Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House

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516 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 291-7599
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Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House on Fremont East features a deejay booth created from a salvaged church pulpit, a dance floor, Latin music, and a menu with house-made tortilla chips and an assortment of signature salsas and guacamole flights.Overhead, the bar features a canopy of 15,000 programmable LED lights that highlight art on the ceiling designed by Building 180 and created by artist Keegan Olton. The space features 12 pieces from Bob Dob out of Southern California, who specializes in paintings that celebrate the surf and skate punk rock culture.

A bar with hundreds of lights overhead
Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House.
Anthony Mair

4. Fireside Lounge

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2985 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 735-7635
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The Peppermill's sidekick Fireside Lounge features a fire pit, featured in the Martin Scorsese film Casino. Customers can drink from goblets replete with ridiculously long straws and stick their hands in the water to see how hot it is.

A water feature with fire inside a neon-lit bar.
Fireside Lounge.
Fireside Lounge

5. Oddwood

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3215 S Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(725) 216-2026
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Area15, the 200,000-square-foot entertainment venue with interactive artwork, and while everything inside could be considered pretty cool, the bar Oddwood from Corner Bar Management, features cocktails in open area that surrounds a 25-foot-tall digital maple tree. The 2,500-square-foot bar sits in the Spine, the main corridor of the complex filled with giant pieces of art. The digital tree created by Color + Light uses more than 5,000 individually programmed LED lights that line the branches. Corner Bar founder Ryan Doherty designed Oddwood as “a juxtaposition between the vibrancy of the tree and a collision of brass, bronze, and worn wood on the bar tops and other surfaces.” The lights twinkle to the beat of the music.

A tree piece of art surrounded by a bar and neon lights
The interior of Oddwood.
Anthony Mair

6. Wing Lei

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3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Two antique earthquake sensors on clear Lucite bases flank the back bar at Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas. The half turtle and half dragon statues move when an earthquake is coming.

A bar with a yellow background.
The bar at Wing Lei.
Barbara Kraft

7. Tree Bar at SushiSamba

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3327 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-0700
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SushiSamba’s renovation at the Grand Canal Shoppes brings Tree Bar & Lounge, a 1,500-square-foot respite with a wooden shell exterior that shelters a banyan tree with an orange leaf canopy illuminated by lights.

A lounge with a bar to the right and booths to the left with a canopy of orange leaves overhead.
The lounge area at SushiSamba’s Tree Bar.
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8. The X Pot

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The Palazzo, 3327 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 2884
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 888-9768
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Robot servers deliver the dishes at The X Pot, the interactive Chinese restaurant at the Grand Canal Shoppes.

A robot server delivers dishes to a table
The robot server at The X Pot.
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9. Mott 32

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3325 S Las Vegas Blvd #206
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-3232
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Mott 32 brings a dash of Las Vegas neon to the space exquisitely designed by Joyce Wang at the Palazzo. Diners walk up to the 11,400-square-foot restaurant and come to a wrought iron fence surrounding the lounge with works from Hong Kong artist Joe Joe Ngai that include Chinese characters and birds. One of the works in the main dining room features Anna Wong, considered to be the first Hong Kong-Chinese American Hollywood movie star. One table uses a vintage roulette wheel as its base and a chandelier in the main dining room puffs with feathers.

Mott 32 main dining room
Mott 32 main dining room.
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10. Tao Asian Bistro

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3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 388-8338
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A hand-carved 20-foot tall Buddha “floats” peacefully above an infinity pool complete with Japanese koi at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian.

A statue of a Buddha
The Buddha statue at Tao Asian Bistro.
Venetian

11. Cañonita

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The Venetian® and The Palazzo®, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 420-2561
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Cañonita at the Grand Canal Shoppes has its own street taqueria food truck façade, a nod to the cuisine of Mexico City. The walk-up stand serves street tacos and house-infused margaritas.

A teal food truck
Cañonita.
Venetian

12. Stadia Bar

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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Stadia Bar at Caesars Palace pays homage to basketball, football, and baseball with room for 120 in a 2,186-square-foot space designed by Rockwell Group. The floor uses recycled basketball court wood, while five VIP domes come wrapped in leather that look like a vintage leather football helmet. The domes are lined with a metal mesh and artwork by San Francisco-based artist and mural painter Apexer. Other sports-inspired design details include net-like chandeliers, sconces that look like deconstructed baseballs, and glove-like leather banquettes.

Stadia Bar
Stadia Bar.
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13. Beijing Noodle No. 9

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3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 227-5938
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Diners enter Beijing Noodle No. 9 through a corridor of six aquariums, filled with graceful ryukin goldfish, into a dining room that envelopes the room in a contemporary arabesque of Chinese flower motifs.

Rows of aquariums in a white room with lights overhead.
The aquariums at the entrance of Beijing Noodle No. 9.
Caesars Entertainment

14. Picasso

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3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-7223
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Eleven Picassos grace the walls of the same-named restaurant at the Bellagio. Request Table 34, the setting for a scene from Oceans 11 with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Another 16 tables sit on the patio for a remarkable view of the Fountains at Bellagio. Do hurry; the works go up for auction in October with different works replacing them.

A dining room with paintings from Picasso
The Picassos inside Picasso at the Bellagio.
MGM Resorts

15. Gordon Ramsay Steak

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3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 946-4663
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Entering Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas requires walking through a small version of the Chunnel that connects England and France. Get it?

A fake Chunnel and lounge
The Chunnel inside Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Caesars Entertainment

16. é by José Andrés

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Level 3, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7950
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Hidden inside Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas sits é by José Andrés with its 20-course dinners served on replicas of Andrés’ hands or assembled with tweezers in front of diners. The room with seating for nine and accessible only by reservations made far in advance features a steel-topped bar that serves as the work station. A ladder leading to nowhere and walls lined with apothecary drawers, all set against a red glass wall, lend to the idea of cooking as a performance.

é by José Andrés
é by José Andrés.
Beverly Poppe

17. Casa Calavera

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4455 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 522-8000
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Mexican tiles, pebbles, and stacked stone fill Casa Calavera, the Mexican restaurant at Virgin Hotels, along with mural art installations inspired by traditional calavera art, Lady Catrina, and symbolic references of Día de Los Muertos filled with altars, candles, butterflies, and marigolds. A tequila throne features marigolds, and diners can take photos in the chair.

A mural with a Lady Catrina
The Día de Los Muertos mural at Casa Calavera.
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18. Sugar Factory American Brasserie

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3717 S Las Vegas Blvd Unit 285 & 360
Las Vegas, NV 89109

A dazzling array of crazy photo opps sit inside Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Harmon Corner. Customers who want a memorable photo can head to the life-sized flower wall with neon artwork that lines the gold staircase; a 25-foot 3D candy heart wall decorated with sayings such as “Viva Las Vegas,” “Vegas Baby,” and “soulmate” on the exterior of the first floor; LED screens; or a floor-to-ceiling rock climbing wall dotted with candies as foot and hand holds.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie
The rock climbing wall at Sugar Factory American Brasserie.
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19. One Steakhouse

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4455 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 522-8111
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So much to see inside One Steakhouse, the restaurant from the Morton Brothers at Virgin Hotels. A stunning LED light over the lounge features more than 3,000 pieces of glass that gradually change from white to pink to purple and more. The dining room melds handsome woods with whimsical pieces of art, including cloches with mystical pieces inside. Upstairs, the atrium bar offers cantilevered windows that can open.

One Steakhouse
Cloches with mystical pieces inside at One Steakhouse.
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20. Javier’s

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3730 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(866) 590-3637
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Javier’s at Aria features what it calls “the world’s largest piece of chainsaw art,” clocking in at 3,000 pounds and spanning 25 feet. Artist J. Chester Armstrong created the five 5-foot by 10-foot panels that depict the Mayan Creation myth and modern Mexican history.

A piece of chainsaw art that depicts the Mayan Creation.
Artist J. Chester Armstrong created the five 5-foot by 10-foot panels that depict the Mayan Creation myth and modern Mexican history at Javier’s.
MGM Resorts

21. Mastro’s Ocean Club

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3720 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 798-7115
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Architect David Rockwell created the 80-foot treehouse inside Crystals that houses Maestro’s Ocean Club. Customers dine in curved white leather booths and banquettes that give them a view through hand-crafted mahogany beams and sapele wood.

A restaurant that looks like a modern treehouse.
The treehouse at Maestro’s Ocean Club.
Crystals

22. Catch

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3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 590-5757
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The experience at Catch at Aria starts at the entry tunnel with custom cast concrete planters that flank the 80-foot-long interior pathway with secluded niches. Inside, diners should look for a sculpture of a woman wearing an antique SCUBA mask and other artwork hidden inside the flower and foliage-filled tunnel. A large Mediterranean olive tree grows in the center of dining area at the Aria restaurant.

A restaurant entrance shrouded with plants and flowers.
The pergola at Catch.
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23. Best Friend

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3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-6770
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All things Los Angeles find a home in Roy Choi’s restaurant Best Friend, the Korean barbecue with LA roots at the Park MGM. Diners walk into a liquor storefront with bar stools for grabbing quick bites or picking up swag. Customers then head into the main dining room through a pink plastic freezer door to find a bar to the right. The dining room in bright colors almost vibrates with its rainbow hues. Plants hang from the ceiling, and a mural from Los Angeles artist Phung Huynh adorns one wall. A deejay booth spotlighting LA artists takes over one wall.

The Liquor Store at Best Friend
The Liquor Store at Best Friend.
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24. NoMad Library

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3772 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-6785
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Inside NoMad at the NoMad Hotel at Park MGM, more than 20,000 volumes of books line the shelves of the three-story library that took its inspiration from the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio de Janeiro, known for housing the largest collection of Portuguese texts. Curious diners can even find the personal collection from the late philanthropist David Rockefeller, purchased at auction. Imported from the New York original, a spiral staircase, as well as a fireplace, an antique carved wood mantle imported from France, and a set of custom three-tiered chandeliers by London’s Dernier-Hamlyn.

A handsome restaurant with 2,000 books lining the shelves
The library at NoMad.
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25. Crush

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3799 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Sit in the Atrium, designed like a greenhouse, at the front and watch lighting that emulates the sun moving across the sky at Crush at the MGM Grand. Bonus: Every restaurant from Michael and Jenna Morton has a swing somewhere in it.

A warmly lit bar area with wood floors and an atrium
The inside of Crush.
MGM Resorts

26. Aureole

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3950 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7427
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More than 10,000 bottles of wine find a home in Charlie Palmer’s stainless steel wine tower at Aureole at Mandalay Bay. Adam Tihany designed this four-story visual, complete with Charlie’s Angels, the wine stewards who ascend the tower to retrieve bottles.

A wine tower in a restaurant
The wine tower at Aureole.
MGM Resorts

27. Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews

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6629 Las Vegas Blvd S STE 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(725) 735-5400
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The decor at Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews at Town Square brings a dazzling array of signs, bicycles and an old truck hanging from the ceiling, and colorful booths outfitted with license plates. Dallas-based Jones Baker Interiors & Architecture created the design tribute to auto shops and mounted the rusty frames of a classic Chevrolet sedan and a vintage Ford pick-up truck above the heads of customers in the main dining room.

A truck hangs from the ceiling of a restaurant
Sickies Garage Burgers & Brews.
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1. Barry’s Downtown Prime

8 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Garden Room at Barry’s Downtown Prime
The Garden Room at Barry’s Downtown Prime.
Louiie Victa/Eater Vegas

Barry’s Downtown Prime, the steakhouse at Circa, sits in the basement with a series of smaller rooms inside for dining. Request a seat in the Garden Room with its olive tree in the center, or just look around at the artwork hanging from every wall.

8 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

2. 8 East

8 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
A wall of Maneki-neko waving cats
Maneki-neko waving cats at the entrance of 8 East.
Louiie Victa/Eater Vegas

At the entrance to 8 East, the Asian restaurant from Dan Coughlin at Circa, customers can see a wall art installation filled with traditional Maneki-neko waving cats, symbolizing good luck in the Japanese culture.

8 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House

516 E Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
A bar with hundreds of lights overhead
Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House.
Anthony Mair

Lucky Day Tequila & Mezcal House on Fremont East features a deejay booth created from a salvaged church pulpit, a dance floor, Latin music, and a menu with house-made tortilla chips and an assortment of signature salsas and guacamole flights.Overhead, the bar features a canopy of 15,000 programmable LED lights that highlight art on the ceiling designed by Building 180 and created by artist Keegan Olton. The space features 12 pieces from Bob Dob out of Southern California, who specializes in paintings that celebrate the surf and skate punk rock culture.

516 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101

4. Fireside Lounge

2985 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A water feature with fire inside a neon-lit bar.
Fireside Lounge.
Fireside Lounge

The Peppermill's sidekick Fireside Lounge features a fire pit, featured in the Martin Scorsese film Casino. Customers can drink from goblets replete with ridiculously long straws and stick their hands in the water to see how hot it is.

2985 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Oddwood

3215 S Rancho Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89102
A tree piece of art surrounded by a bar and neon lights
The interior of Oddwood.
Anthony Mair

Area15, the 200,000-square-foot entertainment venue with interactive artwork, and while everything inside could be considered pretty cool, the bar Oddwood from Corner Bar Management, features cocktails in open area that surrounds a 25-foot-tall digital maple tree. The 2,500-square-foot bar sits in the Spine, the main corridor of the complex filled with giant pieces of art. The digital tree created by Color + Light uses more than 5,000 individually programmed LED lights that line the branches. Corner Bar founder Ryan Doherty designed Oddwood as “a juxtaposition between the vibrancy of the tree and a collision of brass, bronze, and worn wood on the bar tops and other surfaces.” The lights twinkle to the beat of the music.

3215 S Rancho Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89102

6. Wing Lei

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A bar with a yellow background.
The bar at Wing Lei.
Barbara Kraft

Two antique earthquake sensors on clear Lucite bases flank the back bar at Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas. The half turtle and half dragon statues move when an earthquake is coming.

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Tree Bar at SushiSamba

3327 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A lounge with a bar to the right and booths to the left with a canopy of orange leaves overhead.
The lounge area at SushiSamba’s Tree Bar.
Louiie Victa/Eater Vegas

SushiSamba’s renovation at the Grand Canal Shoppes brings Tree Bar & Lounge, a 1,500-square-foot respite with a wooden shell exterior that shelters a banyan tree with an orange leaf canopy illuminated by lights.

3327 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. The X Pot

The Palazzo, 3327 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 2884, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A robot server delivers dishes to a table
The robot server at The X Pot.
Louiie Victa/Eater Vegas

Robot servers deliver the dishes at The X Pot, the interactive Chinese restaurant at the Grand Canal Shoppes.

The Palazzo, 3327 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 2884
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Mott 32

3325 S Las Vegas Blvd #206, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Mott 32 main dining room
Mott 32 main dining room.
Amelinda B Lee/Eater Vegas

Mott 32 brings a dash of Las Vegas neon to the space exquisitely designed by Joyce Wang at the Palazzo. Diners walk up to the 11,400-square-foot restaurant and come to a wrought iron fence surrounding the lounge with works from Hong Kong artist Joe Joe Ngai that include Chinese characters and birds. One of the works in the main dining room features Anna Wong, considered to be the first Hong Kong-Chinese American Hollywood movie star. One table uses a vintage roulette wheel as its base and a chandelier in the main dining room puffs with feathers.

3325 S Las Vegas Blvd #206
Las Vegas, NV 89109

10. Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A statue of a Buddha
The Buddha statue at Tao Asian Bistro.
Venetian

A hand-carved 20-foot tall Buddha “floats” peacefully above an infinity pool complete with Japanese koi at Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian.

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. Cañonita

The Venetian® and The Palazzo®, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A teal food truck
Cañonita.
Venetian

Cañonita at the Grand Canal Shoppes has its own street taqueria food truck façade, a nod to the cuisine of Mexico City. The walk-up stand serves street tacos and house-infused margaritas.

The Venetian® and The Palazzo®, 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

12. Stadia Bar

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Stadia Bar
Stadia Bar.
Louiie Victa/Eater Vegas

Stadia Bar at Caesars Palace pays homage to basketball, football, and baseball with room for 120 in a 2,186-square-foot space designed by Rockwell Group. The floor uses recycled basketball court wood, while five VIP domes come wrapped in leather that look like a vintage leather football helmet. The domes are lined with a metal mesh and artwork by San Francisco-based artist and mural painter Apexer. Other sports-inspired design details include net-like chandeliers, sconces that look like deconstructed baseballs, and glove-like leather banquettes.

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

13. Beijing Noodle No. 9

3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Rows of aquariums in a white room with lights overhead.
The aquariums at the entrance of Beijing Noodle No. 9.
Caesars Entertainment

Diners enter Beijing Noodle No. 9 through a corridor of six aquariums, filled with graceful ryukin goldfish, into a dining room that envelopes the room in a contemporary arabesque of Chinese flower motifs.

3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

14. Picasso

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
A dining room with paintings from Picasso
The Picassos inside Picasso at the Bellagio.
MGM Resorts

Eleven Picassos grace the walls of the same-named restaurant at the Bellagio. Request Table 34, the setting for a scene from Oceans 11 with George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Another 16 tables sit on the patio for a remarkable view of the Fountains at Bellagio. Do hurry; the works go up for auction in October with different works replacing them.

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

15. Gordon Ramsay Steak

3655 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A fake Chunnel and lounge
The Chunnel inside Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Caesars Entertainment

Entering Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas requires walking through a small version of the Chunnel that connects England and France. Get it?

3655 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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16. é by José Andrés

Level 3, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109