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As Encore at Wynn Las Vegas’ newest restaurant, Andrea’s is a dining experience unlike any other within the massive resort. And considering it just opened in December 2012, there are a few things to know before you make your reservations. Here are our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ tips on what to know about Andrea’s:
1. There’s a very clubby atmosphere. Sticking with the Sin City party vibe, dining at Andrea’s is similar to having dinner in a high-class club — with top-notch food, of course. Combining dining and nightlife into one environment, this Asian-inspired restaurant dims the lights on weekends to make the dining room a bit more clubby.
2. It’s only open for dinner. While you may be craving the addictive shishito peppers for lunch, you’ll have to wait until at least 6 p.m. to shovel them into your mouth. Andrea’s does, however, serve a late-night menu on Friday and Saturday (beginning at 12:30 a.m.) so you can get your fix after dancing the night away at XS, Tryst or Surrender.
3. Joseph Elevado heads up the kitchen. After leaving his most recent post at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star L’Ermitage Beverly Hills, Joseph Elevado arrived in Las Vegas to open Andrea’s in December 2012.
4. The dishes are meant to be shared. Chef Joseph Elevado designed the Asian-inspired menu with the intent of promoting sharing. Of course, you’ll want to hog some of the dishes for yourself, but we suggest ordering family style and trying a little bit of everything.
5. There’s a musical chef. When we said Andrea’s was a mix of dining and nightlife, we meant it. Steve Angello of Swedish House Mafia curated a bumping soundtrack that plays throughout the dining room. But when 9:30 p.m. rolls around, you can expect a DJ to start spinning. While there isn’t a set lineup of DJs, it tends to be whoever is playing at Surrender later that night — the nightclub is just outside the doors of Andrea’s.