Beauty & Essex
You know all about those tasty, bite-sized grilled cheese, bacon and tomato soup dumplings made famous by chef and restaurateur Chris Santos. Now add lobster ravioli, sweet chili glazed sea scallops and more at this Cosmopolitan hot spot. Guests also receive free entry into Marquee Nightclub after midnight. We’ll toast to that. $175, 702-737-0706.
There’s no better place to watch New Year’s Eve fireworks than the Delano’s French-Italian rooftop restaurant with unparalleled Strip views. Executive Chef Bruno Riou’s menu boasts Kristal caviar, Angus beef with foie gras and a rich chocolate-hazelnut dessert, plus butternut squash and white truffle risotto. $125-$295, 702-632-9500.
Stay off the Strip without sacrificing luxury. This Downtown Summerlin destination impresses with a special four-course menu that includes salmon rillettes, chestnut soup with duck tortellini, roasted lobster and a brown butter lemon pie for dessert. $95, $45 beverage pairing, $75 bottomless Moet, 702-685-8002.
Usher in 2018 at Thomas Keller’s famed French bistro inside the Venetian. Kick-start your holiday celebration with braised beef cheek ravioli or Maine lobster bisque with fennel pollen crème fraiche before choosing between Scottish salmon baked in brioche with King Trumpet mushrooms or tender duck breast with white asparagus. Finish with a tarte aux pommes—an apple tart with almond frangipan and salted honey ice cream. $105, $45 wine pairing, 702-414-6200.
Todd's Unique Dining
Avoid the hustle and head to this Henderson, serving your choice of smoked duck Carpaccio, brie and vegetable strudel, rack of New Zealand lamb and roasted veal with truffle sauce—plus a seafood cocktail of lobster, shrimp and crab for $15 extra. End the evening on a high note with a complimentary glass of Champagne. $65; 4350 E. Sunset Road, 702-259-8633.
MB Steak Hard Rock Hotel, 702-483-4888.
Charlie Palmer Steak Four Seasons, 702-632-5120.
Americana 2620 Regatta Drive #118,702-331-5565.
Rí Rá Mandalay Place, 702-632-7771.
La Cave Wynn, 702-770-7375.