Las Vegas’ Best Date-Night Restaurants


“I’ve just moved here, and I’m getting into the dating scene. What are the best date-night restaurants in town for new couples looking for a romantic dining experience?”

As most of you know, the Strip can be quite chaotic, but hidden within its confines are several venues that should be conducive to that magical date-night interlude. Here are two options to consider on-Strip, one Downtown and one in a neighborhood. Good luck, buddy.

Eiffel Tower in Paris Las Vegas
This place has lots going for it besides the incomparable views, sparkling white linen tablecloths and excellent cocktail and wine-by-the-glass program. It also boasts the cuisine of chef Jean Joho as interpreted by chef de cuisine, Young Sohn. She’s a terrific chef in her own right, as her specialty, beef Wellington, proves it.

Payard at Caesars Palace
This romantic, jewel-box dining room located just inside a vast patisserie—which also features a chocolate shop and gelato bar—serves classic French cuisine cooked in its tiny kitchen. If dessert is the key to your lover’s heart, the ornate, delicious pastries are without equal in the city.

Hugo’s Cellar in the Four Queens
Perhaps your paramour has never experienced continental cuisine, a dying breed. Hugo’s Cellar still puts rose petals on ladies’ chairs, serves salad mixed from a grand rolling cart, and has a hushed atmosphere conducive to hand-holding and secret trysts.

Marche Bacchus, 2620 Regatta Drive
What could be more romantic than sipping red wine while mooning at each other on a bucolic terrace, overlooking a lake in the moonlight? Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt’s restaurant offers French bistro cooking and a huge variety of wines, which customers buy retail in their shop, and then drink at the table for a nominal corkage fee.

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