The Most Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas
It's date night. Swipe right on these 14 romantic restaurants in Las Vegas.
Romance can mean a lot of things in Las Vegas. A quick hookup at the club, a shared appreciation for nature, or an appetite for the cool and fun things to do around town. In between all that stuff, however, you have to eat. Fortunately, Las Vegas has plenty of romantic restaurants to elevate your relationship, especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner. From fresh seafood to steakhouses and celebrity chef hot spots, the options are endless in Las Vegas. When it's time to combine delicious food with charm and atmosphere, the following restaurants will help create a night to remember.
Everybody says the same thing: Harlo looks like a Strip steakhouse but in the suburbs of Summerlin. The restaurant is beautifully designed—sharp and modern—with the aroma of prime Allen Brothers steaks grilled to perfection over white oak. It's easily the finest fine-dining option on the west side of town, but the dining room carries an easy, upbeat social energy with an expertly trained service team. Every piece is in place, from the artwork on the walls to the glassware for the cocktails. However, it's the menu of chef Gina Marinelli that makes Harlo a true date-night destination. Where else will you find New Zealand elk or dry-aged Kurobuta pork in Summerlin? Just make sure to try the caviar, imported from Bulgaria by Vegas's own Caviar Collective. It's available on tacos, cannolis, and deviled eggs if you want to have fun and stray from the traditional presentation.
How to book: Book a reservation online.
Hakkasan Restaurant is a stylish, secluded destination with high-end Cantonese cuisine. The dim sum baskets and crispy duck salad are great for couples to share, but feel free to take the meal up a notch with the crispy langoustine in an eye-catching presentation similar to shumai (with the claws as decoration) and a robust Toban chicken clay pot. There are usually a couple of tasting menu options too. The interior of the dining room twists and turns with tall lattice woodwork between tables to add welcome privacy and intimacy to any meal. Don't forget to snap a photo together near the illuminated tunnel-like floral entrance. The restaurant has direct access to neighboring Hakkasan Nightclub and its own dedicated valet, allowing you to not only avoid the congested MGM parking garage but impress your date as someone who knows all the hookups.
How to book: Book a reservation online.
Giada proves that your dining room doesn't have to be dark and moody to qualify as romantic. The first and only full-scale restaurant by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis still feels new, even though it's gearing up for a hard-to-believe 10th anniversary in 2024. Located on the second floor of the boutique Cromwell hotel, Giada is decorated in wood tones and vintage Italian movie posters with pizzas cooked to order in view of the guests. The perch overlooks the iconic intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo. Pay a little extra (usually $25 per person) for a guaranteed table by the windows, which open wide when the weather's right. If anything, the kitchen team has only grown more comfortable over the years, serving vibrant Italian cuisine with a coastal influence—whether the "coast" is Amalfi, Calabria, or Southern California. Flavor and presentation merge perfectly in the lemon and mascarpone spaghetti (with the pasta twirled tight into a tower and framed by a pair of plump shrimp), or lobster plated loosely between its accompanying ravioli instead of being wedged inside.
It's hard to tell if Toca Madera is in the Aria or the Shops at Crystals (it's kind of in between), but it's impossible to miss the restaurant, beginning with an outdoor courtyard, and a cocktail lounge near the entrance where flames emerge from surrounding fireplaces, rows of candles, and even a few of the cocktail presentations. Toca Madera first made its presence felt in LA and Scottsdale, but the Vegas version revamps the format with a multi-million dollar design, greater emphasis on steaks (including Japanese A5 cuts by the ounce), and upscale takes on Mexican staples like mushroom and truffle quesadillas, short rib enchiladas, and Wagyu beef tacos. A smaller dining room in the back, often compared to a speakeasy (and who doesn't love a speakeasy?), offers a looser vibe with more privacy.
How to book: Book a reservation online.
Le Cirque knows how to present fine French dining in a way few others can match. Executive chef Dameon Evers leads the kitchen team with an understanding of complex, balanced flavors showcased in delicately prepared servings of duck, rabbit, and seafood, as well as ultra-premium Japanese-sourced beef. Meals come in five or eight-course tasting menus, a format that, while pricey, allows guests to control their spending from beginning to end comfortably. The dining room is as charming as ever, with a vintage circus theme, Bellagio fountain views, and an experienced service team, some of whom have been in place for more than 20 years.
How to book: Book a reservation online.
Scarpetta puts a modern spin on Italian dining in Las Vegas, serving an inspired take on classic dishes in a contemporary dining room with dramatic Strip views that include the Bellagio fountains next door. The restaurant is dark and secluded but still feels like an extravagant experience. Best of all, the recipes by executive chef Michael Vitangeli are perfectly executed, from a cioppino loaded with chunks of seafood to duck and foie gras ravioli served in hearty portions with bright ingredients that take inspiration from the chef's own Italian-American heritage. Start the evening with a cocktail in the lounge before taking your seat in the dining room with a bottle of Italian red wine.
How to book: Book a reservation online. Seats at the interactive chef's table near the kitchen require a four-person minimum—a nice option when planning a double date.
The NoMad hotel-within-a-hotel at the Park MGM adds a touch of New York-inspired boutique charm to the Strip. Even if you're just coming for dinner, you'll find a seductive serving of romance at the NoMad Library. Formerly known as NoMad Restaurant, the dining room is surrounded by two floors of illuminated bookshelves with a spiral staircase and three chandeliers. The menu has been reformatted a bit over the years but still emphasizes shareable dishes, from appetizers (smoked caviar, a seafood tower, and a tableside tuna tartare presentation) to entrees for two like the porcini-rubbed Wagyu prime rib and the signature roast chicken stuffed with rosemary, lemon, parmesan, and brioche bread. Pre-game with a drink at the similarly sophisticated NoMad Bar across the hall, which has a few shareable cocktails on the menu.
How to book: Book a reservation online via Seven Rooms.
The first restaurant in the Western Hemisphere by the late Joël Robuchon—famously branded "Chef of the Century" by French publication Gault Millau—simulates what it's like to dine in a private mansion just steps from a Las Vegas casino floor. The room is exquisite. Some spaces are more private than others. Dinner isn't cheap, but it's one of the most immaculate, inventive meals you'll ever taste, carried out with skill and precision by a kitchen team led by executive chef Christophe De Lellis. Indulgent multi-course tasting menus continue to feature classic recipes from over the years, including King Crab with Osteria caviar and truffled langoustine ravioli. Enjoy a few sips of cognac in the lounge for an added dose of romance before your meal gets underway.
How to book: Book a table online or call 702-891-7925.
There's plenty of great food in Chinatown, but Lamaii has a stylish, contemporary dining room with imported Thai furnishings and low lighting. It all sets a mood to match Bank Atcharawan's engaging take on Thai cuisine. The name of the restaurant translates to "delicate," a description reflected in minimalist, modern plates decorated with flowers and microgreens. Fresh sashimi and crisp salads are balanced by bold recipes like spicy grilled pork jowl, fried duck, and a beautiful steak tartare flavored with lime, fish sauce, and Isaan-inspired spices. The wine list is worth a visit alone and offered at low markups from compelling small producers. There are slightly more whites than reds on the menu, including sweeter Rieslings, which help counter the spiciness found throughout much of the menu. A newer Henderson location has a similar menu and a slightly more casual feel.
How to book: Call 702-238-0567 or make a reservation.
The place almost seems custom-designed for those eager to impress. Between the food and the dining room, Mizumi is a spectacular experience of Japanese-inspired fine dining. Sit alongside a koi pond and 90-foot waterfall while feasting on fresh-sliced toro and charcoal-grilled lobster. Crowd around a teppanyaki grill if that's your thing, but the most exclusive seats are on the patio, especially the floating pagoda table for two, which usually requires a reservation made well in advance. Since you're already going big, spend a few extra dollars on the steaks. Mizumi was one of the first in Vegas to carry true, certified Kobe beef, and the selection of Japanese cuts has only gotten better and more varied over time under the direction of executive chef Min Kim.
How to book: Book reservations via SevenRooms or by calling 702-770-3320.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant
The next time you gaze up to the top of the Eiffel Tower replica on the Strip, lower your eyes a bit to the middle. That's where you'll find the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, where the dining room comes with sweeping Strip views that overlook the Bellagio fountains across the street. The restaurant, which features a mix of American and French cuisine, is so romantic, it's seen more than 10,000 proposals over the past 20 years, with special packages available to pop the question in the best way possible. Insiders know to request Table 56 while making a reservation. It's in the corner of the dining room with the best unobstructed views in the house. As can be expected, champagne is well represented on the menu with at least four options by the glass.
How to book: Book online or call 702-948-6937 with special requests.
With Omaha steaks, Nantucket scallops, and fresh Hawaiian fish making frequent appearances on a constantly evolving menu, it's easy to see why Steven Blandino named his restaurant Americana. Yet the chef likes to mix in a few Asian and European elements as well, taking inspiration from the melting pot mentality that built our great nation. The Desert Shores favorite has a sturdy, timeless dining room, but the best seats (when the weather is right) are in the outdoor garden alongside Lake Jacqueline. Show up right before dusk for a romantic mood that will last long after you've finished dessert.
How to book: Call 702-331-5565 to reserve a table.
Little has changed since Hugo's Cellar opened at the Four Queens in 1966. As soon as you walk down the steps and through the front door, you and your date are suddenly a world away from the hustle and noise of the casino floor, let alone the chaos of the nearby Fremont Street Experience. Classic tableside presentations aren't rare in Las Vegas, but feel especially genuine in spirit here, from the Caesar Salad at the beginning of the meal to the Bananas Foster dessert at the end. Along the way, share a seafood tower, cook your own beef, chicken, or seafood on a hot slab of granite, and enjoy the deep flavor of juicy dry-aged steaks. Every lady is handed a bright red rose to take home.
How to book: Book a reservation via OpenTable.
Top of the World
One of the best things about the 1,149-foot-tall Stratosphere tower (now officially The Strat), is the Top of the World restaurant on the 106th floor. The closer you sit to the floor-to-ceiling windows along the edge, the better, since the circular dining room revolves slowly for complete 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley. Give it about 80 minutes for a full rotation. And don't panic if you see a person drop past the window. That's just the SkyJump, a modified bungee ride from the top. The menu and kitchen team has evolved over the years, but American classics have always been the heart of the menu. Whether you get a grilled bone-in filet, stuffed lobster, or lamb chops, anything pairs well with those views. If you’re ready to get down on one knee, you can even work in a wedding proposal for a meal that will never be forgotten.
How to book: Place a reservation online or call 702-380-7711.