In town for CES? Enjoy your downtime with our quick guide
Welcome, CES 2017 attendees! We know you won’t always be on the convention floor, so we’ve compiled a resource to help you make the most of your down time at host properties Venetian and Palazzo—time-saving tips, the best places to eat (and recommended dishes for each) and much more. Enjoy!
Where do you go if you lose your phone charger? You are in luck! We will keep you connected with our charging blocks located at both The Venetian and The Palazzo concierge. In addition, many of the slot machines throughout The Venetian or The Palazzo feature charging ports.
Where’s the best place to get sundries if you left something at home? Concierge is happy to assist and can send what you need directly to your suite. If you prefer to do your own shopping, visit International News or Varieta at The Venetian or La Fortuna in The Palazzo. In addition, there is a full Walgreens—with its new “upmarket” store concept—on the ground level of The Palazzo.
What are some helpful parking tips if you’re driving by car? For those driving, the easiest in-and-out parking is at The Palazzo, with an entrance from Sands Avenue/Spring Mountain. There are three complimentary valet options, including The Venetian, The Palazzo and The Grand Canal Shoppes.
When’s the best time to visit most restaurants in order to avoid a long wait? To score a table at our most popular restaurants, we suggest making reservations in advance. However, because The Venetian and The Palazzo feature dozens of award-winning restaurants, diners can usually find a free table whenever a craving strikes.
Best places to grab a cup of coffee 24/7? You can always get a delicious cup at Grand Lux Café in The Venetian, or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf located at The Palazzo.
What’s the easiest way to grab tickets for a show that night? While concierge can assist with tickets, your best bet is to visit any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, where tickets for all shows are available.
What’s the best way to avoid the taxi lines? Guests can set up a limo through concierge, or try Lyft or Uber. We have convenient locations for pick up and drop-off at both The Venetian and The Palazzo’s main entrances.
Aquaknox Go all in on this seafood that’s dubbed “global water cuisine.” Try stone crab claws, New Bedford scallops, a whole grilled branzino and halibut. Recommended dish: Crab-stuffed Maine lobster.
B&B Burger & Beer The burgers from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich start with quality meat with that Batali panache. Recommended dessert: Any of the shakes, which come in Nutella and bourbon cherry flavors that can go boozy.
B&B Ristorante Celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Italian restaurant serves classic dishes such as whole grilled branzino and quail, and the restaurant dry-cures the charcuterie in house. Recommended dish: Grilled octopus.
Bouchon Chef Thomas Keller serves up steak frites, oysters, foie gras and caviar in a French bistro with a classic Parisian design. Recommended dish: Roasted chicken.
Buddy V’s Ristorante Cake Boss Buddy Valastro brings an Italian menu filled with his family’s personal recipes and then named in tribute, including Grandma’s Meatballs. Recommended dish: My Wife’s Eggplant Parm.
Canaletto Come for lunch and dinner for pizza, house-made pastas—such as the tagliatelle tossed with chicken breast—or gnocchi. Recommended dish: Sicilian cannoli, the perfect way to end your night.
Canonita Old Mexico meets New American at this restaurant. The Mexico City soul food menu features chile rellenos and wild mushroom enchiladas. Recommended dish: Santa Rosa pork barbacoa.
Canyon Ranch Café/Canyon Ranch Grill The Canyon Ranch Café menu is organic whenever possible and always free of preservatives. Recommended dish: Grilled organic salmon. The slightly more formal Canyon Ranch Grill specializes in heartier plates such as tofu scramble and a vegetable stir fry. Recommended dish: Avocado eggs Benedict.
Carnevino A fixture on national best steakhouse lists, this palace from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich features hand-selected meats, many aged for 6 to 8 months. Recommended dish: Hand-cut steak tartare.
Cut Chef Wolfgang Puck imported some Beverly Hills styling to create his award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse. Seafood and pork join the specialty of the house. Recommended dish: Lamb chops.
DB Brasserie Chef Daniel Boulud combines a modern Manhattan spin on some French brasserie classics. Coq au vin and steaks with seared Hudson Valley foie gras make the menu. Recommended dish: Crispy duck confit.
Delmonico Steakhouse Emeril Lagasse brings charbroiled steaks and one of the finest collections of whiskey in the city to his ode to meat. Recommended dish: bone-in ribeye steak that’s dry aged in house.
Grimaldi’s Featuring red-and-white checkered tablecloths, Sinatra on the soundtrack and images of New York on the walls, Grimaldi’s traditional Naples-style pizza features a secret recipe sauce and dough. Recommended dish: The Brooklyn Bridge with sausage and roasted red peppers.
Hong Kong Café This restaurant captures the great city’s culinary and international influences with a rice roll with XO sauce, fried fish ball with curry and Chinese sausage. Recommended dish: Macau-style roasted pork belly.
Lagasse’s Stadium Combine 100 televisions, the star power of chef Emeril Lagasse and a luxurious layout and you have one of the finest sports bars in the nation. Order Louisiana crab cakes done Lagasse’s way. Recommended dish: The oyster po’boy.
Lavo There are plenty of reasons why A-list celebrities still flock here. The Italian menu features a raw bar and grilled branzino. Recommended dish: The signature one-pound meatball.
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro Order from an iced seafood bar, select from more than 60 cheeses from the charcuterie bar or go for steaks. Drink 60 wines by the glass and another 400 by the bottle. Recommended dish: The morel-rubbed roast chicken.
Noodle Asia Order until 3 a.m. The rich menu features black pepper beef medallions, barbecue pork, beef congee and Cantonese roast duck. Recommended dish: Mixed seafood pan-toasted noodles.
Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria Combine the people-watching spectacle of the resort’s replica St. Mark’s Square with celebrity chef Mario Batali’s take on an Italian pizzeria. Order from more than 15 varieties of thin Neapolitan-style pies. Recommended dish: The Neapolitan-style pie with truffle and potato.
Public House This gastropub features beer in nearly every dish. Try short ribs braised with Black Butte Porter, then quaff one of the 500 beers. Recommended dish: Welsh rarebit that uses Tenaya Creek IPA.
Rockhouse Take a dive bar and an ultra-lounge, mash them up with some rock ’n’ roll attitude and you have some good times. The casual menu includes sliders and a build-your-own-taco challenge. Recommended dish: The fried chicken.
Sushi Samba It’s not every day you can enjoy fine dining inspired by Japan, Brazil and Peru. Order Japanese tempura, Brazilian churrasco, ribeye and taquitos stuffed with yellowtail. Recommended dish: Sea bass over Peruvian corn.
Table 10 Casual meets New Orleans fine dining at celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant, where lobster mac and cheese and twists on Louisiana staples make the menu. Recommended dish: North Country Farm bacon with bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup.
Tao Asian Bistro Bump into celebrities, sit by a floating Buddha and order Asian dishes such as miso-glazed Chilean sea bass or rock shrimp lettuce cups. Recommended dish: Roasted Thai Buddha chicken.
Trattoria Reggiano Timeless Italian dishes make the menu at lunch and dinner here. Try penne a la vodka, linguine Bolognese or hand-tossed pizzas. Recommended dish: Baked ziti.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar All things Southern find a home at this lively restaurant and bar. Shrimp and grits and four types of biscuits are must-orders here. Recommended dish: Lewellyn’s fried chicken.
Zefferino In 1939, Zefferino Belloni opened his Italian restaurant in Genova, Italy, then transported it to The Venetian in ’99. Specialty dishes include chateaubriand for two. Recommended dish: Osso buco.
Bar & Lounge
Bellini Bar This recently renovated bar on the casino floor at The Venetian features a large list of whiskeys, champagnes, wines and beers. Recommended drink: The Bellini.
Double Helix Wine & Whiskey Bar Take a break from shopping and head to this circular bar in the Grand Canal Shoppes with more than 50 wines by the glass. Recommended drink: The vintage Chateau Lafite Rothschild Bordeaux.
Fusion Latin Mixology Bar This 24-hour bar on The Palazzo’s casino floor specializes in cocktails from Mexico, Trinidad, Brazil and Peru. Recommended drink: The Smokin’ Mama with tequila, mezcal, Aperol, sour mix and a chili salt rim.
Laguna Champagne Bar Yes, champagne by the glass, half-bottle and bottle take center stage at this 24-hour bar on The Palazzo’s casino floor. Order the magnum, jeroboam or even a methuselah. Recommended champagne: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut.
Lavo Casino & Sports Lounge Play blackjack and order VIP bottle service at this new lounge upstairs at Lavo Italian Restaurant. Recommended drink: Liquid silk martini with blue cheese-stuffed olives.
Rockhouse With 81 televisions and a dive-bar vibe, this bar is the place to watch all the big games. Try the $2 daily drink specials all day long. Recommended drink: Be the envy of your friends with a 100-ounce personal beer tower planted in the middle of your table.
Tao Nightclub DJ-driven music and celebrities galore make up this ultra-hip nightclub. Recommended drink: Bottle service, which includes cold-pressed fruit juices on the side.
The Lounge at Sushi Samba Go global and try Brazil’s caipirinha or Japan’s chu-hi at this lounge wrapped with Japanese calligraphy from graffiti artist Felipe Yung on the walls. Recommended drink: Peru’s pisco sour.
Buddy V’s Ristorante From 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily, $4 sangria, domestic beer, red and white house wines, Prosecco and bloody Mary cocktails or $5 calamari or gnocchi.
DB Brasserie From 3-6 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. daily, enjoy specially priced food and drink, like flatbread with farmer’s cheese.
Table 10 From 3-6 p.m. daily, discounted dishes such as a cheese plate, okra fries and barbecue shrimp. Bonus: $6 cocktails.
Canaletto From 4-6 p.m. every Sunday -Thursday, $7 wine, pizza and apps or $3 domestic beers in the bar.
Lavo Italian Restaurant From 5-6:30 p.m. weekdays, order an appetizer and land a free cocktail. Try the baked clams Oreganato or arancini.
Primeburger From 3-8 p.m. daily, pair boutique burgers and fries with half-priced beer, wine and well drinks.
Tao Asian Bistro From 5-6:30 p.m. weekdays, order roasted shishitos or any other app and score a free cocktail.
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