SLS Las Vegas: Taking dining to a new level
Need a culinary palette from which to tempt your hungry palate? Send out a gastronomic SOS to SLS Las Vegas. The restaurants inside SLS will have your tastebuds giving you a solid fist bump.
Bazaar Meat Should restaurateurs designate one spot for carnivores to congregate, this might be it. Within a striking setting, this third version (after Los Angeles and Miami) from renowned chef José Andrés is inspired by the techniques, both contemporary and traditional, of Andrés’ native Spain. Offering what Andrés has called “social, shared plates,” the menu is chockablock with steaks and lamb cooked on wood-burning ovens and large grills, plus an array of cocktails served on roving carts.
Katsuya Japanese taste treats prepared for American tastebuds—that’s the guiding principle at Katsuya, with sushi, sashimi, creative rolls and specialty cocktails as the stars of the menu overseen by sushi chef Katsuya Uechi. Praised as “sleek and stylish” by Bon Apétitfoo magazine, Katsuya can open your meal with starters such as baked crab hand rolls and crispy rice with spicy tuna. That should rev you up for temptations such as wagyu ribeye and the tantalizingly named Lobster Dynamite—and that’s before you get to the signature sushi and sashimi.
Cleo Yes, it’s named after that Cleo—who cuddled with Mark Antony—and emphasizes a Mediterranean theme but also incorporates a Hollywood vibe (now we’re talking Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton). That’s an intriguing combo, and gastronomically, it translates to such items as meatball tagine, moussakah and handmade laffa bread, among many Mediterranean specialties, all emerging from the central wood-burning oven that anchors this atmospheric eatery, channeling the allure of the Egyptian goddess.
Umami Burger Hankering for a big-time burger? You’ve got to consider what GQ magazine named “Burger of the Year.” Made from premium steak, a Umami patty boasts a blend of sauces and seasonings that has created a cult following among burger lovers who have flocked to its multiple outlets in California, Florida and New York. Surround it with some greens, salads or tempting sides—say, truffle fries or tempura onion rings—and your stomach will sign a pledge of devotion.
800 Degrees Despite what you might have heard, it doesn’t get quite that hot in Las Vegas, but the pizzas that come out of this eatery could raise the temperature on your appetite. Specializing in customized Neapolitan pizzas with fresh ingredients—which you select as you go down a row of choices—the creations are ready before you even leave the counter. Aiming to give fast food a quality makeover, 800 Degrees could persuade you that your Vegas flight was rerouted to Naples.
Northside Café Hungry 24 hours a day—or at least at some point during any given 24 hours? Make a beeline for this never-closed diner featuring home-style cooking and patterned after the Las Vegas coffee shops of yore. Breakfast yearnings? Try the red velvet pancakes, or the French toast and waffles. In the mood for a Chinese lunch? Order the kung pao chicken. Dinner? Don’t even get us started. But you’ll want to get started. Forks up. …