The best, most epic & creative desserts in Vegas... including a $1,000 sundae
Golden Opulence Sundae
You've got to order it at least 48hrs in advance so that the necessary ingredients can be gathered, including housemade Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream (the most expensive vanilla in the world); chocolate truffles and candies from Paris; edible sugar flowers painted with edible gold; passion fruit-infused caviar; and 24K gold dust flakes and edible gold leaf from Switzerland, which all together mean this glorious ice cream creation costs $1,000. But that's okay, 'cause you get to keep the baccarat crystal glass it’s served in, and the gold-plated spoon it comes with.
King Kong Sundae
Just opening the menu is enough to give you a toothache, so there's no telling what 16 scoops of ice cream covered with just about every topping imaginable (caramel, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chip cookies, crushed waffle cones, not-crushed waffle cones, gummy bears, some fresh banana, walnuts, giant lollipops... you get the picture) will do to your dental work.
Holsteins Las Vegas
Is it a dessert, a cocktail... both?! That’s the question at Holsteins, where they're slinging boozy milkshakes like The Drunken Monkey, which boasts Reese’s, bananas, malt & Frangelico, plus 13 other concoctions that blur the line between childhood memories and the legal drinking age.
24-Layer Chocolate Cake
Take all the wonderful chocolate-covered moments in your life and combine them into one moist, sinful slice of cake, and this is what you'll get: 12 layers of chocolate cake alternating with 12 layers of rich chocolate filling, topped with a French semisweet chocolate ganache.
Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream
Dragging mid-afternoon? Need a sugar boost before hitting the clubs? Need a way to apologize for forgetting the name of the girl you met after hitting said clubs? Sprinkles’s cupcake ATM saves the day (or night) with a walk-up, on-the-go vending machine stocked with the shop’s flavor of the day for just 4 bucks.
The Bacchanal Buffet
Mom always said to eat dessert first... or, err something like that, but the question here is which dessert to eat first, since they've got more than 80 options ranging from red velvet yuzu whoopie pies, to dessert shots, and made-to-order ice cream sandwiches.
Junk Food Platter
Simon Restaurant and Lounge
Chef Kerry Simon's slinging all his childhood favorites at once: this platter's got everything from fresh and crunchy caramel popcorn, to Hostess-style chocolate cupcakes, warm chocolate chip cookies, pink cotton candy, and gooey Rice Krispies treats, just like Mom used to make, if your mom had won Iron Chef, and been profiled by Rolling Stone.
Some More S’mores
N9NE Steakhouse is known for its fine dining, but they do a fine job of turning your table into a campfire with an open flame you can use to make your own adult-appropriate s’mores -- with housemade strawberry, orange Grand Marnier- or amaretto hazelnut-flavored marshmallows, and white and dark chocolate ganache-covered graham crackers -- that destroy the ones you made as a kid.
1. Serendipity 3 Las Vegas3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
2. Simon Restaurant and Lounge4381 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas
3. Holsteins3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
4. Sugar Factory Las Vegas3665 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
5. Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
6. Strip House3667 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas
7. Sprinkles Cupcakes & Ice Cream3545 Las Vegas Blvd S Spc L-23, Las Vegas
8. N9NE Steakhouse Las Vegas4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas
With a "fun and funky" vibe, Serendipity is nestled inside Caesars Palace and is known for their dessert menu, including frozen hot chocolates and next-level truffle-coated sundaes.
This resto inside Palms Place serves sea- and comfort food (sweet corn & lobster pasta, sushi pizza, lamb porterhouse) behind all-glass walls that look out over the Palms' high-luxe pool area. Don't miss their solid dessert options, like their famed Junk Food Platter.
Serving up sliders like crispy pork belly with hoisin & pea shoots next to a dozen other inventive burgers (e.g., a duck confit/foie-stuffed patty with pickled pear & duck cracklings), Holstein's does the classic American food item in its classic exaggerated fashion. Make sure to save room for one of their boozy shakes like the Coconut Rasberry Vegan, which, loaded with Skyy vodka, coconut sorbet, coconut vodka, and marshmallow, is likely richer than the entree itself.
Located right on the heart of The Strip, this 30000sqft, multi-tiered playground houses everything from a biergarten, to a candy store, to a nightclub, where you'll try to land an entirely different kind of Swedish fish.
The grandaddy of all Las Vegas casinos, Caesar's Palace is an icon in its own right. The massive Parthenon-like resort boasts regular rooms and deluxe fantasy suites, a cavernous and varied casino, premium shopping, live entertainment (ranging from Celine Dion to Elton John), and a conveniently located chapel should anyone have too much fun.
This steakhouse inside Planet Hollywood serves up all your traditional cuts of meat (22oz ribeye, filet mignon, etc) plus departures from the expected like jumbo shrimp and rack of lamb. Their dock-to-dish seafood program serves up line-caught fish so fresh it may have been swimming in the waters of Hawaii the day before. On any given day you can get some smoked crudo, pan roasted ono, or blackened white walu. Be sure to leave room for dessert, because their famous 24-layer chocolate cake has earned rave reviews from Food & Wine and more.
If you need to escape the desert heat with something sweet, check out Sprinkles at the LINQ. The cupcake empire’s Vegas location lives up to the hype, serving confectionary favorites like red velvet cupcakes and Captain Crunch ice cream. Don’t fret if your sugar tooth kicks in after hours—the shop is equipped with its legendary Cupcake ATM. Just look for the nearby High Roller Ferris wheel, and let your drunk munchies be your guide.
Simulating the hip, celebrity-friendly energy of its host Palms Casino, N9NE Steakhouse serves gourmet cuts and fresh seafood, as well as a renowned s'mores dessert made with orange Grand Marnier and amaretto hazelnut flavored marshmallows with white and dark chocolate ganache-covered graham crackers. Though the dim lighting might hint at a classic steakhouse setting, a color-changing ceiling and caviar bar push for a trendier, VIP atmosphere.