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When you enter Aureole Las Vegas and walk around the show-stopping 42-foot-tall wine tower to get to your table, it’s obvious that the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant is every bit a Las Vegas performer. The restaurant’s dramatic four-story, glass-and-steel wine tower, which extends from the dining room floor up to the ceiling, almost steals the spotlight from Charlie Palmer’s progressive American cuisine. Up to 10,000 bottles of wine call the perfectly cooled tower home and the restaurant’s black Calvin Klein catsuit-clad "wine angels" glide up and down on cables to retrieve your table’s preferred pour. Unique to Las Vegas, the tower can’t be seen at Aureole’s other location in New York.
Although the wine tower takes center stage, at the rear of the restaurant lies a hidden gem: an outdoor, swan-filled lagoon — the restaurant calls it “Swan Court” — with 13 indoor tables that overlook the water. The snow-colored birds, trickling water and palm trees offer the perfect backdrop for a romantic dinner.
To balance the dizzying spectacles, tables at Aureole are simply adorned with clean, crisp and fresh with white linens. Each table features an oil lamp and a glass bowl that holds a single orchid. The high-back chairs are upholstered with suede, and blue glass partitions separate various areas throughout the restaurant, giving you extra privacy so you can marvel at the light-on-their-feet wine angels.