The Venetian has a spiffy feature (no, it's not blinds) in Sugarcane, a raw bar and grill with a global menu that's so diverse it's hard to pin down. Guests can choose from a wide array of dishes, from seafood towers and raw delights (crudos and carpaccios), small plates like pig ear pad thai, and large ones like bone-in ribeye with foie gras and creamy polenta. An open-fire grill births the best of them, though, with head-on shrimp, chimichurri steak and Japanese eggplant served charred and hot. In the separate lounge area, rum cocktails assume a seat of honor on the drink menu (the place is called sugarcane, after all) as it's infused with beets and shaken into mojitos, swirled with kiwi puree, or poured into updates on the old fashioned.
Don't worry about the weekends. Sugarcane is one of the few restaurants on the Strip that does brunch all day every day, from open until 4 pm, which probably explains why the $25 bottomless mimosas have a two-hour time limit. Originally founded in Miami by Timon Balloo, Sugarcane draws inspiration from a variety of global flavors, adding up to an intriguing selection where duck confit is served with waffles and black truffles are added to the Toad in the Hole combo of melted brie, egg and brioche. Begin your meal with a crispy pig ear, papaya and pickled vegetable salad and make sure to mix in some fresh seafood from the raw bar.
How to order: Book a reservation online.