The Most Romantic Restaurants in Las Vegas

It's date night. Swipe right on these 16 dining destinations in Sin City.

Toca Madera
Toca Madera | Photo by AVABLU
Toca Madera | Photo by AVABLU

There's only so much flirting you can do online before you need to check the vibes. Time to set aside those dating apps and take someone special out for a night on the town—you know, in person. Real-life intimacy can be scary, sure, but Las Vegas has plenty of romantic restaurants to take your relationship up a level. From fresh seafood to steakhouses, celeb-owned spots and more, the options are endless in Las Vegas. When you're ready to combine Michelin-rated food with an engaging atmosphere, the following restaurants will help create a night to remember.

Wakuda

Venetian
$$$$

Two Michelin-starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda's first-ever Vegas restaurant is a stylish destination that allows couples to choose their own adventure for a romantic evening. After passing through a dark corridor with neon lights inspired by Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, guests are invited to an indulgent feast in the main dining room. Courses are served with Japanese A5 Wagyu, Yakimono-style grilled seafood, and expertly prepared sushi, from the fattiest tuna cuts to rosy seabass and even geoduck. If you prefer a more intimate setting, request a seat on the patio when the mild fall weather kicks in or a banquette in the secluded bar area, which has its own menu of smaller bites, including rice-and-fish combos like donburi and chirashi. Yet the most impressive experience is reserved for an exclusive omakase room, set to open in late September or early October.
How to book: Book a reservation online via Seven Rooms.

Hakkasan Restaurant

MGM Grand
$$$$

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 claypot. 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 order: Book a reservation online.

Toca Madera
Toca Madera | Photo by Ryan Forbes

Toca Madera

CityCenter
$$$$

It's hard to tell if Toca Madera is in the Aria or the Shops at Crystals (it's kinda in between), but it's impossible to miss this brand-new restaurant, beginning with an outdoor courtyard and a cocktail lounge near the entrance where flames emerge from surrounding fireplaces, rows of candles, and even some of the cocktail presentations. Toca Madera first made its presence felt in LA and Scottsdale, but the Vegas version is revamping 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.

Wing Lei
Wing Lei | Photo by Barbara Kraft

Wing Lei

Wynn
$$$$

Wing Lei presents classic Chinese cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere with splashes of gold decor, century-old pomegranate trees, and a large dragon sculpture. No booths. Only chairs around tables, which keeps things formal while making it easier for couples to gaze into each other's eyes. Executive chef Ming Yu serves one of the most elevated takes on dim sum in Las Vegas, with expertly prepared multi-course menus (including one that exclusively serves duck dishes, including a tableside Peking Duck and a Duck and Foie Gras Shu Mai). Purists may be more interested in the semi-secret Eastern Menu, which collects an array of traditional recipes in one place. Expand your horizons with the chewy texture of the Soy-Marinated Jellyfish, the use of black truffles in a Sliced Tofu Roll, and the spiciness of the Sichuan-Style Shredded Chicken. Otherwise, stay in familiar territory with Shrimp Toast or General Tso's Chicken. Wing Lei makes incredible versions of those dishes, too.
How to book: Reserve a table via Seven Rooms.

Le Cirque
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Le Cirque

Bellagio
$$$$

Le Cirque knows how to present French fine dining in a way few others can match. The kitchen is now led by executive chef Dameon Evers, whose understanding of complex, balanced flavors is seen in delicately prepared servings of duck, rabbit, and seafood, as well as ultra-premium Japanese-sourced beef. Meals come in three, five, or eight-course tasting menus; a format that—while pricey—allows guests to comfortably control their spending from beginning to end. 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 more than 20 years.
How to book: Book a reservation online.

Scarpetta

The Cosmopolitan
$$$$

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—plus unobstructed sightlines of 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 truffled Mushroom Polenta 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 Library
Photo by Benoit Linero, courtesy of NoMad Library

NoMad Library

Park MGM
$$$$

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 by 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 designed for two like the porcini-rubbed Wagyu Prime Rib and the signature Roast Chicken stuffed with rosemary, lemon, parmesan, and brioche bread.
How to book: Book a reservation online via Seven Rooms.

Nobu Las Vegas
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Nobu

Caesars Palace
$$$$

Nobu Matsuhisa has a global empire of namesake restaurants, but there's something special about the one at Caesars Palace, which anchors the Nobu hotel-within-a-hotel at the resort. The dining room is dark and seductive, with modern decor, secluded circular booths, and curtained private areas with their own teppanyaki tables. The menu features familiar Nobu staples, like a sweet and tender Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi, prepared with jalapeno and cilantro. The common theme is simplicity—with thoughtful recipes that bring out the flavors of individual ingredients. Seafood is the top draw, but don't overlook the steaks, especially an A5 Wagyu served flambé or the delicately sliced Australian Lamb Chops. A second Vegas Nobu at Virgin Hotels is less extravagant, but still a great date spot in its own right. A third at the Paris casino opened earlier this year with a more casual atmosphere, but similar food and prices.
How to book: Book an online reservation at Caesars Palace or Virgin Hotels.

Joël Robuchon
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Joël Robuchon

MGM Grand
$$$$

The first restaurant in the Western Hemisphere by the late Joël Robuchon—famously branded "Chef of the Century" by a French publication—simulates what it's like to dine in a private mansion (while being 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. The restaurant was closed for much of the pandemic, but recently returned with a 15-course tasting menu, focusing on classic recipes from over the years, including King Crab with Osteria Caviar and Truffled Langoustine Ravioli. For an added dose of romance, enjoy a few sips of cognac in the lounge before your meal gets underway.
How to order: Book a table online or call 702-891-7925.

Lamaii

Chinatown
$$$$

There's no shortage of great food in Chinatown, but Lamai 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 is 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 second Henderson location is now open with a similar menu and a slightly more casual feel.
How to book: Call 702-238-0567 or make a reservation via Resy.

Available for Reservations
Eiffel Tower Restaurant
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Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Paris Las Vegas
$$$$

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.

Available for Reservations

Americana

Desert Shores
$$$$

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.

Mizumi
Photo by Barbara Kraft, courtesy of Mizumi

Mizumi

Wynn Las Vegas
$$$$

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. You can 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.

Hugo's Cellar
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Hugo's Cellar

Four Queens
$$$$

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.

Available for Reservations

Michael's

South Point
$$$$

With plush red velvet furniture, tableside presentations, and an intimate space of about 50 seats, Michael's Gourmet Room has been a locals' favorite for more than 30 years, dating back to its days at the long-gone Barbary Coast casino on the Strip. The restaurant is now on the south end of town in the South Point casino, but remains as engaging as ever. Browse "his" and "hers" menus underneath a rose-budded glass ceiling and try to decide if you want a prime charcoal-broiled steak, Veal Saltimbocca, or a Sicilian-style chicken drenched in olives and artichokes. No matter what, start with the French Onion Soup and lobster cocktail.
How to book: Call 702-796-7111 or book a reservation online.

Available for Reservations
Top of the World
Photo by Anthony Mair, courtesy of Top of the World

Top of the World

The Strat
$$$$

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.

Available for Reservations
Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than seven years. His work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Trivago Magazine, Sophisticated Living, Modern Luxury, Leafly, Las Vegas Magazine, and other publications. He's shopping for Valentine's Day gifts. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.