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Start spreadin’ the news: Sinatra restaurant at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas on the Vegas Strip is a fine dining experience that would make Ol’ Blue Eyes proud. Fans of the music legend will be delighted by the experience at this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant. Here are five things you should know.
1. A visit to Sinatra is like traveling back in time to a ’60s supper club. A see-and-be-seen atmosphere, the buzz of a crowd and the classic songs of Frank Sinatra playing in the background add to its charm. The bar offers Sinatra movies, and a large portrait of the Chairman of the Board presides over diners. There also is plenty of Frank memorabilia, including his Oscar for From Here to Eternity, his Emmy and tons of photos, plus a letter penned by his Rat Pack buddy Sammy Davis Jr.
2. No gimmicky food. Unlike other theme restaurants, Sinatra delivers on the promise of fine dining thanks to executive chef Theo Schoenegger, the former executive chef at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Patina in Los Angeles. His meals elevate the theme of the place and turn it into a memorable experience.
3. The service is excellent. Unlike other celebrity namesake restaurants, where you can sit virtually ignored, Sinatra has a top-notch waitstaff that is extremely attentive and as good as you’ll find on the Strip. Any and all needs are taken care of quickly, as if you’re actually a member of Frank’s Rat Pack.
4. You’ll find carbs aplenty. The chef delivers on mouth-watering pasta recipes, including the Panzanello con Granchio appetizer with jumbo lump blue crab, brioche croutons, tomato, cucumber and tomato funduta. Ignore the calorie count. If you want to go lighter, the chef makes a delicious cioppino, an Italian fish stew packed with fresh lobster, clams, scallops and shrimp.
5. The desserts are worth it. Forget the dessert road most taken and try the ricotta and chocolate lollipops, a unique combination that arrives in three portions. If there are only two of you, prepare to fight it out over that last pop.