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The Most Over-the-Top Stunts You Can See in Vegas Restaurants

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Vegas is a food town like no other. Whether you want a chill dinner or a high-end tasting menu, Vegas has got you covered. But the city also excels at offering dining experience that don’t make sense anywhere else — places that are designed to be photographed and give you a story to tell when you get home. If you’re looking for the most over-the-top, unusual, least subtle dining experiences in the city, look no further than these eight spots.

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Top of the World

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As the name suggests, Top of the World has a birds-eye view of the Strip from its window-lined dining room, which rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes. If that still seems too subtle, consider that it offers an entire menu of proposal packages including one that features a tableside magic show, concluding with a card trick where your loved one pulls a card that reads ‘Will you marry me?’ This, as the proposal menu helpfully explains, is your cue to pull out the ring.

Top of the World dining room Anthony Mair

Carversteak

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At Carversteak, sure, you could get a steak, or an entire lobster wrapped in puff pastry, or maybe a martini. But you could also order a $40,000 cocktail package that includes a bottle of Case Azul Ultra tequila, a decanter, an actual cocktail, and a Rolex. Just in case you left your watch at home.

Majordomo Meat & Fish

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Plenty of Vegas restaurants put on the fiery show of lighting up bananas foster tableside. Leave it to Majordomo to take it to a whole new level by adding caramelized Krispy Kreme donuts to the already-rich dessert. After searing the bananas and lighting them up with a (very large) flame, the server adds three entire donuts to the pan, letting them get a little crispy before plating it all up with several scoops of vanilla ice cream.

The X Pot

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Wagyu is always over-the-top, but nowhere more so than at The X Pot, which does super high-end hot pot. Opt to add the Wagyu Feast on to the Chef’s Tasting menu, and they’ll bring out a golden cow table, decked out with half a dozen cuts of Wagyu beef. The tasting menu starts at $155 per person, with the wagyu add-on running $28 per person.

Carmine's Italian Restaurant - Las Vegas

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All the servings at Carmine’s are huge, plated family-style for that quintessential Italian-American experience, but the desserts are on a whole different level. The popular Titanic is served on a platter with scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream atop several slices of chocolate torte, plus a mountain of strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, and hot fudge. After a meal of shrimp Parm, veal scaloppine, and the biggest chopped salad you’ve ever seen, it’s a shocking dessert that requires a large group.

Superfrico

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Almost everything about Superfrico is stunt-y, from the tableside mozzarella presentation to the performers who wander over from the Opium show next door to do mini acts throughout the evening. The twerking stuffed animal is a favorite, as is the couple who starts out sharing a pizza and proceeds to loudly orgasm in the middle of the dining room. The pizza is good, though perhaps not that good.

A pink-clad performer juggles over a table.
Dinner includes a show at Superfrico
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Beauty & Essex

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Walk through the pawn shop that serves as the front for Beauty & Essex, and enter the clubby space behind the hidden door. Like so many Vegas spots, the menu is designed to photograph well for your social media platform of choice, but no item is more visuals-driven than Beauty’s Wonder Wheel, a tabletop-sized Ferris wheel with paper baskets attached to it, holding bites like chocolate truffles, macarons, and more. Spin the wheel (gently!) and sample the desserts in each container. Or just snap a photo.

The exterior of a restaurant that serves as a pawn shop Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas [Official Site]

Nusr-Et Las Vegas

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Salt Bae’s labor practices get mixed reviews , but he might take the cake (or steak?) when it comes to over-the-top dining. A gigantic tomahawk is practically quotidien in Vegas, but covering it in gold leaf? That’s more like it. What else would you expect from the real-life incarnation of an internet meme? The 24-karat gold-leaf covered Wagyu tomahawk costs $2700, sides not included.

Salt Bae in a suit, sprinkling salt over a steak on a wooden board Jean Schwarzwalder/Eater NY

Top of the World

Top of the World dining room Anthony Mair

As the name suggests, Top of the World has a birds-eye view of the Strip from its window-lined dining room, which rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes. If that still seems too subtle, consider that it offers an entire menu of proposal packages including one that features a tableside magic show, concluding with a card trick where your loved one pulls a card that reads ‘Will you marry me?’ This, as the proposal menu helpfully explains, is your cue to pull out the ring.

Top of the World dining room Anthony Mair

Carversteak

At Carversteak, sure, you could get a steak, or an entire lobster wrapped in puff pastry, or maybe a martini. But you could also order a $40,000 cocktail package that includes a bottle of Case Azul Ultra tequila, a decanter, an actual cocktail, and a Rolex. Just in case you left your watch at home.

Majordomo Meat & Fish

Plenty of Vegas restaurants put on the fiery show of lighting up bananas foster tableside. Leave it to Majordomo to take it to a whole new level by adding caramelized Krispy Kreme donuts to the already-rich dessert. After searing the bananas and lighting them up with a (very large) flame, the server adds three entire donuts to the pan, letting them get a little crispy before plating it all up with several scoops of vanilla ice cream.

The X Pot

Wagyu is always over-the-top, but nowhere more so than at The X Pot, which does super high-end hot pot. Opt to add the Wagyu Feast on to the Chef’s Tasting menu, and they’ll bring out a golden cow table, decked out with half a dozen cuts of Wagyu beef. The tasting menu starts at $155 per person, with the wagyu add-on running $28 per person.

Carmine's Italian Restaurant - Las Vegas

All the servings at Carmine’s are huge, plated family-style for that quintessential Italian-American experience, but the desserts are on a whole different level. The popular Titanic is served on a platter with scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream atop several slices of chocolate torte, plus a mountain of strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, and hot fudge. After a meal of shrimp Parm, veal scaloppine, and the biggest chopped salad you’ve ever seen, it’s a shocking dessert that requires a large group.

Superfrico

A pink-clad performer juggles over a table.
Dinner includes a show at Superfrico
Spiegelworld

Almost everything about Superfrico is stunt-y, from the tableside mozzarella presentation to the performers who wander over from the Opium show next door to do mini acts throughout the evening. The twerking stuffed animal is a favorite, as is the couple who starts out sharing a pizza and proceeds to loudly orgasm in the middle of the dining room. The pizza is good, though perhaps not that good.

A pink-clad performer juggles over a table.
Dinner includes a show at Superfrico
Spiegelworld

Beauty & Essex

The exterior of a restaurant that serves as a pawn shop Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas [Official Site]

Walk through the pawn shop that serves as the front for Beauty & Essex, and enter the clubby space behind the hidden door. Like so many Vegas spots, the menu is designed to photograph well for your social media platform of choice, but no item is more visuals-driven than Beauty’s Wonder Wheel, a tabletop-sized Ferris wheel with paper baskets attached to it, holding bites like chocolate truffles, macarons, and more. Spin the wheel (gently!) and sample the desserts in each container. Or just snap a photo.

The exterior of a restaurant that serves as a pawn shop Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas [Official Site]

Nusr-Et Las Vegas

Salt Bae in a suit, sprinkling salt over a steak on a wooden board Jean Schwarzwalder/Eater NY

Salt Bae’s labor practices get mixed reviews , but he might take the cake (or steak?) when it comes to over-the-top dining. A gigantic tomahawk is practically quotidien in Vegas, but covering it in gold leaf? That’s more like it. What else would you expect from the real-life incarnation of an internet meme? The 24-karat gold-leaf covered Wagyu tomahawk costs $2700, sides not included.

Salt Bae in a suit, sprinkling salt over a steak on a wooden board Jean Schwarzwalder/Eater NY

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