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How to Get Laid on Valentine's Day: An Eater Guide

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgBreak down Valentine's Day to what it really is and it's about getting laid. Whether a relationship is just blossoming or has reached the 30-year mark, going out for dinner on Black Thursday is really about a romp in the sack. So for the paramour responsible for making reservations for tomorrow, look to these 12 restaurants as spots guaranteed to land you in bed afterward as well as serving good food.

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Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare

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Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare offers seafood and Italian cuisine with an oh-so romantic pond at the rear of the restaurant. Guests can sit back enjoy the view as a rolling cart brings the catch of the day to your table. Request a table in the private cabanas surrounding a lagoon and order the langoustines.

é Bar by José Andrés

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Maybe tuck this one in your pocket for next year, but securing a reservation at this exclusive dining spot requires planning months ahead of time. Jose Andres’ eight-seat restaurant hidden at the rear of Jaleo at $195 a person for 23 courses is sure to wow her. Expect high-concept gastromolecular style merged with traditional Spanish dishes. A beverage pairing requires another $300 investment. The presentation, chef interaction and intricate details down to the hand typed receipt make the evening as much a theatrical event as a culinary experience.

Golden Steer

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The Golden Steer’s legend as a steakhouse extends to the consistency of its experience and the often infamy of its clientele. A celebrity favorite since 1958, and one which has locals returning year after year, The Golden Steer has never coasted on its laurels or history and maintained its the quintessential old Vegas charm. Wow her with your knowledge of the celebrities who have booths named for them.

Joël Robuchon

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“Chef of the Century” Joël Robuchon’s jewel-box restaurant at the MGM Grand could wow anyone with its, but the multiple course French cuisine tasting menus ensure a passionate following for an evening of indulgence, not shy on highlighting Langoustines or caviar, and starting at an indulgent price of $325 per person.

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

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Whales not willing to devote and an entire evening to Joël Robuchon’s creations (after all, you want to get laid, right?), amorous couples can opt for L'Atelier, where tapas and counter unique counter service don’t shave off quality. A seasonal discovery menu includes sophisticated creations such as celery mousse with wasabi, beef stew gelée and foie gras. A la carte dishes allow for experiencing the Robochon concept in compact form.

Le Cirque

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Le Cirque’s circus-themed space is enough to impress, but the Bellagio Fountains view complements a modern and innovative French menu. Degustation menus highlight the breadth of their imagination and a seasonally shifting menu assures a stream of repeat and loyal customers. Bold enough to experiment with suckling pig and yellowtail tartare on the same menu, their limited truffle tasting menu creations paired with the view are enough to make anyone swoon.

Michael Mina

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Michael Mina’s front garden is the Bellagio Conservatory. Behind a seafood- and American-focused cuisine and a strong vegetarian focus, and the whole roasted foie gras is designed for sharing, the lobster pot pie to be savored alone. What couple wouldn’t want to experience the sight of the famed caviar cart wheeled tableside? And the caviar parfait, created by Mina for his bride while on vacation in Hawaii, is a must-order.

Chef Alain Ducasse’s miX provides one of the finest views in the city with one of the best dining choices. On the 64th floor, couples can indulge in a French- and American-influenced menu that includes a popular, seasonal grand tasting menu. After the meal, they can retreat to the adjacent miX lounge to ensure the view never fades away.

Picasso

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Picasso’s ritzy clientele feels at home surrounded by real Picasso paintings on the walls and chef Julian Serrano’s European creations on their plate. And outside, the patio seating with views of the Bellagio Fountains provide an equally multi-million dollar setting for a world-class experience. Quail salad appetizer, fallow deer or sautéed steak of foie gras entrées stack the odds against any starving artists being your table neighbors. And the art combined with the dancing fountains are sure to impress.

Restaurant Guy Savoy

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How can anyone not feel amorous after experiencing chef Guy Savoy’s master-class in modern French dining? Specializing in tasting menus that start at $348 per person, the Michelin-starred cuisine is served in a space filled with contemporary art and a view of the Eiffel Tower Las Vegas style. Comme c'est romantique!

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

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Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s Twist surrounds lovey-dovey couples in a $7 million creation on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The artistic creations fuse style and modern molecular technique for a “twist” on French cuisine. The three-course tasting menus provide an adventurous introduction to Gagnaire’s vision and can escalate from $110 to $395 per person with the addition of the Grand wine pairing.

Vintner Grill

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Summerlin’s Vintner Grill romantic setting manages to provide a respite from the harried Strip for couples looking for an upscale experience away from the crowds.

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare

Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare offers seafood and Italian cuisine with an oh-so romantic pond at the rear of the restaurant. Guests can sit back enjoy the view as a rolling cart brings the catch of the day to your table. Request a table in the private cabanas surrounding a lagoon and order the langoustines.

é Bar by José Andrés

Maybe tuck this one in your pocket for next year, but securing a reservation at this exclusive dining spot requires planning months ahead of time. Jose Andres’ eight-seat restaurant hidden at the rear of Jaleo at $195 a person for 23 courses is sure to wow her. Expect high-concept gastromolecular style merged with traditional Spanish dishes. A beverage pairing requires another $300 investment. The presentation, chef interaction and intricate details down to the hand typed receipt make the evening as much a theatrical event as a culinary experience.

Golden Steer

The Golden Steer’s legend as a steakhouse extends to the consistency of its experience and the often infamy of its clientele. A celebrity favorite since 1958, and one which has locals returning year after year, The Golden Steer has never coasted on its laurels or history and maintained its the quintessential old Vegas charm. Wow her with your knowledge of the celebrities who have booths named for them.

Joël Robuchon

“Chef of the Century” Joël Robuchon’s jewel-box restaurant at the MGM Grand could wow anyone with its, but the multiple course French cuisine tasting menus ensure a passionate following for an evening of indulgence, not shy on highlighting Langoustines or caviar, and starting at an indulgent price of $325 per person.

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Whales not willing to devote and an entire evening to Joël Robuchon’s creations (after all, you want to get laid, right?), amorous couples can opt for L'Atelier, where tapas and counter unique counter service don’t shave off quality. A seasonal discovery menu includes sophisticated creations such as celery mousse with wasabi, beef stew gelée and foie gras. A la carte dishes allow for experiencing the Robochon concept in compact form.

Le Cirque

Le Cirque’s circus-themed space is enough to impress, but the Bellagio Fountains view complements a modern and innovative French menu. Degustation menus highlight the breadth of their imagination and a seasonally shifting menu assures a stream of repeat and loyal customers. Bold enough to experiment with suckling pig and yellowtail tartare on the same menu, their limited truffle tasting menu creations paired with the view are enough to make anyone swoon.

Michael Mina

Michael Mina’s front garden is the Bellagio Conservatory. Behind a seafood- and American-focused cuisine and a strong vegetarian focus, and the whole roasted foie gras is designed for sharing, the lobster pot pie to be savored alone. What couple wouldn’t want to experience the sight of the famed caviar cart wheeled tableside? And the caviar parfait, created by Mina for his bride while on vacation in Hawaii, is a must-order.

miX

Chef Alain Ducasse’s miX provides one of the finest views in the city with one of the best dining choices. On the 64th floor, couples can indulge in a French- and American-influenced menu that includes a popular, seasonal grand tasting menu. After the meal, they can retreat to the adjacent miX lounge to ensure the view never fades away.

Picasso

Picasso’s ritzy clientele feels at home surrounded by real Picasso paintings on the walls and chef Julian Serrano’s European creations on their plate. And outside, the patio seating with views of the Bellagio Fountains provide an equally multi-million dollar setting for a world-class experience. Quail salad appetizer, fallow deer or sautéed steak of foie gras entrées stack the odds against any starving artists being your table neighbors. And the art combined with the dancing fountains are sure to impress.

Restaurant Guy Savoy

How can anyone not feel amorous after experiencing chef Guy Savoy’s master-class in modern French dining? Specializing in tasting menus that start at $348 per person, the Michelin-starred cuisine is served in a space filled with contemporary art and a view of the Eiffel Tower Las Vegas style. Comme c'est romantique!

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s Twist surrounds lovey-dovey couples in a $7 million creation on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The artistic creations fuse style and modern molecular technique for a “twist” on French cuisine. The three-course tasting menus provide an adventurous introduction to Gagnaire’s vision and can escalate from $110 to $395 per person with the addition of the Grand wine pairing.

Vintner Grill

Summerlin’s Vintner Grill romantic setting manages to provide a respite from the harried Strip for couples looking for an upscale experience away from the crowds.

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