If you're sick of typical downtown Vegas shenanigans or simply wish you'd been born in another decade — meet Commonwealth, a massive cocktail bar inspired by and designed to look like it came right out of the pre-prohibition days. The roaring 20 are kept alive here in "The Laundry Room," a hidden backroom speakeasy with a drink menu full of classic cocktails and swing music — call ahead and try to get the password if you want in on one of Vegas' not-best-kept secrets.
Located amidst the 23 galleries that occupy the Arts Factory, B&B recently brought on a new chef to overhaul its menu to the tune of Med-Latin fusion, served up in 3000sqft of lacquered wood and brick floors, dark iron piping, palette-shaped tables, and for-sale wall art curated by the Trifecta Gallery.
As the name might suggest, this Vegas resto helmed by Mario Batali specializes in meat and wine. In a town of countless upscale meat and potato joints, Carnevino gains the distinction of being one of the best steakhouses in Las Vegas. The upscale Italian fare Batali is known for also holds a prominent place on the menu.
Another dining outpost within the Wynn resort, the culinary breadth of Chef David Walzog’s SW Steakhouse reaches far beyond that of just steak. While the chili-rubbed double rib eye is the ultimate highlight of the menu, small bites like the black truffle cream corn and the sautéed Hudson Valley foie gras are equally decadent. Unlike other steak-obsessed spots in the area, SW also boasts solid vegetarian opens, like savory red quinoa and farro salads and rich entrées like roasted maitake mushrooms with eggplant caponata. The space manages to be cavernous while still feeling like a chic, classy bistro; diners seated at a table with views of the infamous “Lake of Dreams” and vibrant waterfall should feel especially lucky.
Encore's sprawling new Asian palace Andrea's is home to two chefs: one of the Executive variety named Joseph Elevado, who trained under Nobu Matsuhisa, plus "Musical Chef" Steve Angello, a member of EDM trio Swedish House Mafia, who for some reason changed his name from Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis, and is not an actual person who cooks things.