It could be date night. It could be a reunion with old friends. Or it could be the ultimate jump-off, a family-style feast before the Vegas night really kicks in. The power of Carbone is this—no matter the actual circumstance, it’s always a special occasion.
The space is glamorous, even exhilarating. The service is warm and convivial, highlighted by classic tableside preparations. The food is Italian-American at its best, conceived as a celebration of mid-century New York City—elegant yet unpretentious, lobster fra diavolo to bone-in veal parmesan. Of course, you’ll share everything, and you won’t want to skip the seafood cocktails or the perfect pastas. It’s a symphony of all the right notes.
Which leads us to the questions of how. How will you continue the party after such singular satisfaction? How will you find the desire to leave your luscious gold booth? How will you ever choose from that dessert tray or that rum cart? Great problems at a truly great restaurant. Carbone at Aria, 877-230-2742. Nightly, 5-10:30 p.m.