Named for its location overlooking Wynn Las Vegas’ Lake of Dreams and its dramatic curtain waterfall, this fine seafood, chops and steakhouse’s outdoor patio offers prime views of the nightly spectacle-filled music show. There are many large circular tables for smaller groups, but luckily there is no bad seat in this house. 

Procuring the best sustainable and seasonal seafood for his diners inspires chef David Walzog. The cuisine is simply prepared to let the natural flavors of the ingredients shine through. Arrange your menu with both seafood and red meat — so that you can truly experience chef’s contemporary selections. 

Be sure to ask for any specials of the day — the wait staff are knowledgeable about the components of all these creative special dishes.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Lakeside is an enchanting place for group dining — in addition to serving gourmet food family style, the restaurant also has a private dining room seating 45 that overlooks the lake.
  • From the modern dining room you will see the two points of inspiration — the water of the fabulous Lake of Dreams, and the open view of the kitchen, the place where the culinary catches of the sea are prepared for you.
  • The tempura soft shell crab with chimichurri sauce and the tempura blossom filled with ricotta cheese make excellent starters. They’re secret off-the-menu dishes, but they’re available nightly.
  • Chef David Walzog creates the cuisine here, serving up chilled oysters and grilled chipotle-marinated swordfish.
Things to Know
  • Light shows runs nightly on the half-hour from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., the shows becoming more psychedelic as the night goes on. Crowd favorites include the singing frog, the flowers that open above the waterfall and sway to the music, and the ball “dance.”
  • Chose a seat on the patio for best viewing. There are nine different creative shows, just perfect for starting out a romantic evening.
  • The Oyster Happy Hour is one of the best-kept secrets on the Strip. The happy hours at the Lakeside bar and lounge runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. daily. Choose from a variety of West Coast and East Coast oysters on a half shell for only $1.50 each. The bar menu that includes decadent baked oysters Rockefeller and spicy oyster shooters.
The Food
  • Walzog crafts menu items for sharing, especially starters such as the chilled seafood platter piled high with jumbo shrimp, Alaskan king crab legs, Maine lobster and oysters.
  • Those who want a taste of the surf and turf will be pleased with the chile-rubbed rib-eye steak and prime king crab duo. The spicy flavor of the steak contrasts perfectly with the sweet and buttery king crab. The peppers and broccolini served on the side complement the flavors of both meats.
  • Hawaiian-inspired dishes feature freshly caught Pacific fish, like the coffee- and cocoa-spiced mahi mahi or snapper served in a seafood curry with a coconut rice cake and pickled vegetables. 
  • The perfectly cooked tender grilled octopus is one of the most popular dishes on the Lakeside menu. It comes atop a bed of rice and red cabbage dressed with a squid ink vinaigrette.
  • Playful dessert selections include a cookies and cream baked Alaska, tiramisu soufflé served with mascarpone ice cream, and hot chocolate cake. Dairy-free diners will enjoy the vegan carrot cake served with a pleasantly crisp walnut brittle. 
The Look
  • Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas’ sophisticated and elegant contemporary American look was designed by Vegas legend Roger Thomas, executive vice president of design and development for Wynn Resorts.
  • The bold dining room is decorated in orange, gold and bright white tones with padded orange banquettes and booths.
  • The dining room contains white resin tables and mosaic marble floors. The tables are topped with woven place mats and white porcelain dishes. The black linen napkins are embroidered with a line of bold lime green.
  • There are a few exotic touches, such as columns sculpted from preserved strangler fig vines and mirrored angels descending from the ceiling. 
Getting There
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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