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Rose.Rabbit.Lie exists in a delicious alternative dimension

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There’s so much to discover every time you visit Rose.Rabbit.Lie.
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Rose.Rabbit.Lie. is well-established as the modern evolution of the Las Vegas supper club, an always intriguing option that wraps live music and lively cuisine into one unique package. Because there’s so much to discover and appreciate within these walls—whether its your first trip down the rabbit hole or you’re a frequent visitor to that side of the looking glass—it’s easy to overlook a single piece of the experience. But if this place was just a restaurant, it would be one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas.

It’s the little details in each dish that make Rose.Rabbit.Lie.’s cuisine memorable and unlike anything else. It’s the bacon dust on the oysters Rockefeller, the swarnadwipa curry blend in the coconut creamed corn and the lovely, delicate crunch of the Yukon Gold potato shell that holds those impossibly delicious caviar tacos. It’s the infinite whimsy of the Chocolate Terrarium, which can’t really be described with the word “dessert.” It’s the belief that every plate can be pushed just a little bit further.

And the most indulgent offerings are beyond compare. Recently added to the “social feasts” portion of the menu is RRL’s over-the-top version of classic Beef Wellington: a prime beef tenderloin encased in a puff pastry “atrium” served with seared Hudson Valley foie gras, creamed spinach, roasted King Trumpet mushrooms and black truffles. It might be the ultimate holiday celebration meal. Just remember: That music you hear when you take your first bite is not some angelic epiphany—it’s actual music. Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at the Cosmopolitan, 702-698-7440; Wednesday-Saturday 6 p.m.-midnight.

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Brock Radke has been writing about Las Vegas for more than 15 years. He currently covers entertainment, music, nightlife, food ...

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