Named for its location overlooking Wynn Las Vegas’s 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. A meal at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel is a luxurious experience with a price tag to match. 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.
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
• Chef David Walzog creates the cuisine here, serving up chilled oysters and grilled chipotle-marinated swordfish.

• Walzog also crafts menu items for sharing, especially starters such as Alaskan king crab legs, Spanish caviar service or the Lakeside Sampler with crab cakes, grilled octopus and Oysters Rockefeller.

• 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.

• The banana leaf roasted sea bass is sublimely juicy and fresh, arriving at your table covered with an annatto-orange marinade and papaya salad, all tucked beneath a round of sweet jasmine rice.

• The perfectly-cooked tender grilled octopus is one of the most popular dishes on the Lakeside menu. It comes atop a white bean salad, with sherry vinegar and roast garlic aioli.

• The executive pastry chef Kimberly Valdez creates a tempting Sweet Cart Named Desire, an actual dessert cart that’s rolled up to your table so you can choose among her delicious desserts that change frequently. The must try dishes? The butterscotch pot de crème, the champagne truffles and the citrus layer cake.
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.

• The lighting is low and contemporary.

• There are a few exotic touches, such as columns sculpted from preserved strangler fig vines and mirrored angels descending from the ceiling.

• Oversized sliding doors open onto a spacious outdoor terrace.
Getting There
3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
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