Shawn McClain’s contemporary American restaurant in Aria is one of the Strip’s finest, and you don’t even have to sit in the formal dining room to enjoy a full meal. Grab a seat at the bar, have one of the gregarious bartenders make you a cocktail and order off the complete dinner menu, so you don’t have to miss out on signatures such as slow-poached farm egg or wagyu beef tartare. Eating at the bar also has its perks: Here you can simply snack on some charcuterie and cheese, or order Kushi oysters—topped with Tabasco sorbet and tequila mignonette—in any amount. Bar food has never been this good. In Aria, 877-230-2742, AriaLasVegas.com.