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There’s no shortage of fine dining options near ESPA at Vdara, where you’re a stone’s throw from some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. If you’re looking for a quick bite, head to Vdara’s lobby where you’ll find Market Café, a casual, cozy eatery with a gourmet coffee bar and tasty panini like the Spanish Fly with grilled mushrooms, shaved ham and Manchego cheese.
Nearby ARIA Resort & Casino has a host of casual and fine dining restaurants including the Vegas location of famed chef Masa Takayama’s BARMASA where you can order a sushi tasting or hibachi creation. Hit Sage for contemporary, yet sophisticated farm-to-table American cuisine with sustainable seafood and artisanal meats like an Ibérico pork loin with smoked dates and Brussels sprouts. Visit Julian Serrano for small tapas-inspired plates like lobster-chorizo paella and chicken croquetas.
Lovers of Italian food should head to Sirio Ristorante where they’ll find an extensive selection of cured meats, Italian cheeses, hand-rolled pasta and a chef’s tasting menu that’s molto benne, featuring dishes such as cheese risotto with fresh-shaved truffles and potato-crusted sea bass.
Bellagio Las Vegas has a host of fine dining options as well, with restaurants that know how to cater to the pre-theater crowd as well as those looking for a multiple-course tasting menu. Head to the sleek, Five-Star Michael Mina, for an extensive wine list and twists on the famous chef’s contemporary classics such as Maine lobster pot pie topped with a truffle-lobster cream or grilled salmon and foie gras with Granny Smith apples and mushroom jus.
Looking for atmosphere? There’s no better place than the whimsical Las Vegas location of Le Cirque where you’ll find eloquent French cuisine from Sirio Maccioni and colorful, playful décor that’s worthy of the big top. Go big at the Five-Star restaurant with the $125 tasting menu that features the richest of dishes like sautéed Sonoma foie gras, black truffle risotto and Espelette pepper-crusted Colorado lamb chop.