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Five Can’t-Miss Vegas Meals

Electric Daisy Carnival. It’s not just about body paint and dancing. It’s also about refueling between bouts of body-painted dancing. So what you need: dinner. And for that, try these: the five hottest restaurants in Vegas.

DB Brasserie

At this just-opened Venetian restaurant, chef Daniel Boulud’s going all contemporary French. That’s good news for you, because it means plates full of oysters, foie gras, steak frites and other things you like.

a: The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S t: 702-430-1235 w:


Picture Japanese street food. Chicken wings, ramen, that kind of stuff. Then, picture it dressed up and placed inside the Monte Carlo. That’s this place. Go to this place.

a: Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Blvd S t: 702-730-6888 w:

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

It’s part small-plates restaurant, part dramatic dinner theater. Kind of like a supper club, but one with great cocktails and mind-bending live performances. Also: champagne towers. Right, so it’s not exactly subtle.

a:The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S t: 877-667-0585w:


This is Thomas Keller’s joint. And that’s probably all we have to say, but just in case... go here for delicious French things like escargot, roasted lamb and croque-madames.

a: The Venetian, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd S t: 702-414-6200 w:


Here you’ve got 10,000 square feet of see-and-be-seen real estate. Plus sushi, cocktails and a modern Japanese-Korean menu from chef Akira Black.

a: Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S t: 702-632-9100 w:

Red Bull Editions. They’re available in three flavors—cranberry,lime and blueberry. It’s the liquid energy that’s going to carry you through the festival.

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