Las Vegas may be known as Sin City, but with its many romantic restaurants, it’s the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. While almost every restaurant in town cooks up an experience diners won’t soon forget, some truly go out of their way on February 14 to serve a feast couples will fall in love with. From special menu additions to lavish prix-fixe menus, here’s just a sampling of what some of Las Vegas’ top restaurants are planning for the most romantic day of the year. There’s even something on the menu for those without a Valentine.
Strip House at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.striphouse.comWith its rich red décor, moody lighting and provocative Studio Manasse black-and-white photographs on the walls, Strip House easily sets the mood for romance all year round. But on February 14, couples are in for an extra special treat. For one day only, the sumptuous steakhouse will be featuring several à la carte Valentine’s Day specials in addition to its regular menu items. Guests can choose from two appetizers—the kataifi wrapped crisp shrimp with chopped avocado, cucumber and flying fish roe or the bufala mozzarella and braised artichoke salad with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette and artichoke chips. Furthermore, pick one of two entrées—a savory 14-ounce bone-in filet or a surf-and-turf combo platter featuring an eight-ounce filet mignon and broiled lobster. Then get ready to dig in to a dessert that’s almost as sweet as your Valentine—a warm red berry cake with roasted strawberries, raspberries and white chocolate ice cream.
Rice & Company at Luxor
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
www.luxor.com Treat the sushi lover in your life to something wonderful this holiday with Rice & Company’s special sushi and sake Valentine’s Day pairing. Available throughout the month, the restaurant’s naughty and spice roll features a delicious blend of shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, cilantro and mango topped with salmon, avocado and sliced strawberries adorned with a spicy strawberry sauce. As if that’s not enough to make taste buds flip, the tantalizing roll pairs perfectly with the mild Wakatake Onikoroshi sake.Related: Best Sushi in Las Vegas
Top Of The World at Stratosphere
2000 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
www.topoftheworldlv.comOne of the city’s most breathtaking restaurants, Top of the World is sure to take Valentine’s Day experiences to new heights, as it’s located more than 800 feet above the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes, providing guests with a dining experience unlike any other. Couples can feast upon the stunning views below as they enjoy a lavish Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu that begins with a tasty lobster mango ceviche shooter. Diners then have their choice of starter dishes: a winter melon soup with speck, Peruvian bay scallops and oysters or artisan lettuce with roasted rhubarb and strawberry. For the main course, sweethearts can share a duo of grilled beef tenderloins with chimichurri velouté and lobster tails with vanilla essence, paired with a winter vegetables medley, onion soubise and sunchoke purée. Finally for dessert, couples can indulge in a decadent chocolate tres leche accompanied by raspberry cotton candy.Related: Best Romantic Places In Las Vegas to Propose
Lavo at The Palazzo
3255 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.lavolv.comNothing says romance like dinner at the chicest Italian restaurant on the Strip. In honor of Valentine’s Day, Lavo will be featuring special à la carte menu additions taste buds are sure to fall in love with. Guests can start their meal with the flavorful Mediterranean king crab salad with roasted beets, mâche and citrus before enjoying the rose petal-shaped pasta with shrimp, asparagus tips and black truffle. Or, for bigger appetites, dig in to the six-ounce Kobe filet mignon and baked langostino with black trumpet hollandaise. Whatever you decide on, be sure to save some room for dessert: the valrhona chocolate parfait with rose water and preserved raspberry is to die for!
Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
www.sugarfactory.comNot to alienate those without a Valentine, but the sweetest restaurant on the Strip will be featuring a special anti-Valentine’s Day menu from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on February 14. The four-course “Love Bites” prix-fixe menu begins with an amuse-bouche of creamy garlic soup, sure to deter any Valentine’s Day kisses. Then, guests can enjoy the “bleeding heart” arancini, described as “fried risotto balls oozing with smoked salt beet gelée.” For the main course, diners can feast upon Sugar Factory’s dry-rubbed barbecue pork ribs topped with barbecue sauce and paired with pickled cabbage and zesty beans. Hey, you’re sleeping alone—dig in! The anti-Valentine’s Day celebration concludes with “cold hearted” vanilla semifreddo, topped with pistachio butter and burnt cherry compote.
When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.