Her Vegas: Caesars dining, Gwen Stefani and more
Dining Well Done
The bold flavors of Caesars Entertainment’s restaurant lineup offer so many culinary options, it’s tough to compete.
Start your journey at Caesars Palace, where there’s not one but two distinctly different Gordon Ramsay restaurants. If you’re looking for a casual atmosphere with classically satisfying appeal, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill is the place to find lunch, happy hour, dinner and late-night eats plus a peerless selection of suds to wash it all down. Don’t skip the Welsh rarebit and Maine lobster and shrimp rolls. If you’re in the mood for all the world-beating chef’s greatest hits, head out to the Strip to find Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen, where the beloved TV cooking competition comes to life in a red vs. blue kitchen serving seared scallops, beef Wellington, sticky toffee pudding and more in slick brasserie environs.
If you’re ready to redefine comfort food, skip over to Rao’s, the Harlem transplant where every night is a celebration and everyone is family. Start with baked clams, antipasto and one of the world’s greatest meatballs, made of veal, pork and beef. Graduate to your pasta course (maybe penne vodka or crab carbonara) and go big with steak pizzaiola for the table, because sharing is always part of the experience at Rao’s.
Bobby Flay’s favorite flavors are a Caesars institution at Mesa Grill, one of the most successful restaurants ever to hit the Strip. You’ll be familiar with these Southwestern staples, but the celebrity chef is always adding something new to the menu. Consider a brunch visit for a smoked salmon quesadilla, a barbecued lamb Cobb salad with Maytag blue cheese or a blue corn buttermilk waffle with blackberry bourbon syrup—bet you haven’t had these before.
Continue your experience at Bally’s, where BLT Steak delivers world-class cuts with a cocktail list to match. Don’t miss the Gruyère popovers, almost good enough to make you want to skip the rest of the meal.
For more celebrity chef goodness, head to Giada at The Cromwell, featuring California cuisine with a strong Italian influence. From rigatoni with vegetable Bolognese to lobster ravioli, you’ll be in foodie heaven here. The lemon ricotta cookies almost redefine dessert. –Brock Radke
Score dining deals at SLS Las Vegas’ Cleo and Bazaar Meat by José Andrés. For just $40 per person, guests at Cleo can indulge in a five-course meal that includes choices of beet salad, falafel and grilled hanger steak. At Bazaar Meat sink your teeth into an $80, multicourse menu of butifarra Catalan, skirt steak and gazpacho estilo Algeciras. Summer menus are available now through August. –Kiko Miyasato
SLS Las Vegas, call for reservations. 702.761.7612
Holla at Her Girls
Just A Girl is pop superstar Gwen Stefani’s exclusive headlining show, which starts back this week. It’s a concert extravaganza of her biggest solo hits, along with some No Doubt favorites. The music and lyrics are brought to life with spectacular sets and over-the-top costuming. So, tick tock, tick tock, what you waiting for? Buy your tickets now! –KM
Planet Hollywood Resort, 9 p.m. July 10, 12-13, 17, 19-20, 24 & 26, starting at $60 + tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster
Get your body back in gear this summer by stopping into Four Seasons. At bar and lounge Press, order from the “Detox/Retox” menu of healthy elixirs like Strawberry Kombucha Cleanse and Lemon Cayenne Detoxifier (for a cocktail treat, add your favorite spirit). At restaurant Veranda there’s a detox breakfast menu with healthy highlights like the “Vegas Rebound” smoothie, acai bowl and cold-pressed juices. –KM
Four Seasons, 702.632.5000