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11 Romantic Things to Do on Valentine's Day in Las Vegas

By the Editors | January 4, 2021 | Lifestyle Feature

Whether you spend the day showering your loved one with gifts and surprise at-home experiences; clinking Champagne flutes at your favorite local restaurant; or lounging on your couch with chocolate and a bottle (or two) of cabernet—we've got you covered.

Here's our curated list to a perfect Valentine's Day 2020 in Vegas—whatever your plans may be.

When you're done perusing this list, check out how to celebrate Valentine's Day 2021 in our other markets: Aspen, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, NYC, Orange County, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Silicon Valley, and Washington D.C.

Fine Dining with Valentine's Day Menus

Bazaar Meat

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José’s Asian Tacos at Bazaar Meat.

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd. / Website

Superchef José Andrés is never content to simply reproduce his stellar Spanish cuisine in a new locale. With Bazaar Meat, Andrés goes beyond redefining the Vegas steakhouse; he has deconstructed it completely. From shareable small plates, like giant pork-skin chicharrón with Greek yogurt and bison carpaccio tacos, to massive stunners such as whole suckling pig, Ibérico pork loin and bluefin tuna belly steak, Bazaar’s cuisine refuses to be pigeonholed.

STK Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S. / Website

Be swept off your feet with the ultimate seafood experience at STK this Valentine’s Day. Offering a five-course prix fixe menu (Feb. 12-14), guests have the option to select one item from each course, with menu items including Hot & Cold Oysters, oyster Rockefeller made with crème fraîche and caviar; Japanese A5 Wagyu Tartare with miso shishito peppers and soy emulsion burrata; Black Truffle Risotto, wild mushrooms with shaved parmesan cheese; Surf & Turf, a 6-ounce filet and lobster tail with white truffle bearnaise; and Chocolate Lava Marshmallow Cake with raspberry jam and white chocolate ice cream. It's a night you and your loved one won't soon forget.

Delmonico Steakhouse

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The Grand Canal Shoppes, 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd. / Website

Wine and dine the classy way at the Delmonico Steakhouse. Inspired by New Orleans' century-old Delmonico Restaurant and Bar, this luxe Vegas steakhouse does the traditional Louisiana cuisine right. From Feb. 12 to 14, enjoy a three-course meal featuring addictive entrees like housemade pappardelle pasta with Alaskan king crab, wild mushrooms, spinach, heirloom cherry tomato, Meyer lemon cream and fresh black truffles; BBQ gulf red snapper, made with Andouille sausage, roasted pepper potato hash, crispy fried onions and BBQ glaze; and a 32-ounce dry-aged prime Porterhouse for two, served with grilled asparagus, potatoes au gratin and béarnaise.

See also: 7 Gift Ideas For A Fun-Filled Galentine's Day

Sparrow + Wolf

4480 Spring Mountain Road, Ste. 100 / Website

Chef Brian Howard is back to give you and your partner the Valentine’s dinner of a lifetime. His four-course meal is sure to leave you satisfied with foods from artichoke salad, shrimp and mushroom dumplings, and beef wellington. Dessert will be a chocolate lover’s dream with the mexican chocolate tart.

Emeril's New Orleans Fish House

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3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd. / Website

Chef Emeril Lagasse puts a twist on New Orleans cooking at this contemporary eatery in MGM Grand. Transport instantly from the strip to the coast with this seafood-centric menu. For Valentine's Day (Feb. 12-14), indulge in a romantic three-course meal, with starters including Champagne-marinated beets and grilled Maine lobster salad; entrées such as seared scallops and filet of beef; and a fresh-baked chocolate chocolate chip cookie skillet to cap off the evening on an extra sweet note. Pro tip: Order the festive Kinky Potion cocktail, made with Kinky Vodka, Bacardi watermelon rum, mango, blood orange liqueur, watermelon schnapps and simple syrup, to start the night.

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd. / Website

The two-Michelin-star-rated staple for epicurean devotees worldwide houses the intimate six-seat Krug Chef’s Table—the only one in the U.S. This experience pairs Savoy’s exclusive 10-course meal with Krug’s Prestige Cuvée Champagnes for an exceptional culinary fantasy come true.

Oscar's Steak House

1 Main St. / Website

Oscar’s Steak House, located in the iconic Plaza Hotel & Casino, engulfs guests in romantic ambience that’s reminiscent of the Rat Pack era—perfect for a Valentine’s Day date night. The menu features a three-course meal with delectable options for $79 per person, which you can dine on while admiring the Plaza’s impressive glass dome.

Lawry's The Prime Rib

4043 Howard Hughes Parkway / Website

How do you make a Valentine’s Day dinner date even sexier than three courses at a sumptuous restaurant? By adding a little mystery, that’s how. Lawry’s The Prime Rib is hosting “A Recipe for Murder” on Feb. 10 and 11. The interactive experience will last the duration of your date; you’ll dine on roasted prime rib or salmon fillet, surrounded by a suspicious cast of characters and will be tasked with uncovering the truth.

Ultimate Date Night

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Catch, Carbone, Jean Georges Steakhouse—imagine dining at all three Las Vegas staples in one evening. Lip-Smacking Foodie Tours’ Ultimate Date Night makes this possible, plus an optional Maverick helicopter ride over the strip. The evening is self-guided and socially distanced, making it a safe option for a sensational Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day virtual chocolate tasting

Bring The Romance Home with a Virtual Chocolate Tasting

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Looking for a sweet escape with your Valentine from the comfort of your home? Join us for an hour on Feb. 13 or 14 for Ethel M Chocolates’ Virtual Chocolate Tasting experience that will engage all of your senses and leave you wanting to know more about these unique chocolates made exclusively in the Las Vegas desert. In advance of the 30-minute virtual experience, you’ll receive a satin heart box filled with 14 pieces of hand-crafted chocolates personally selected by Chief Chocolatier, Mark Mackey, as well as a Zoom link, two tasting mats, two pens and a reusable insulated tote bag. On the date of the virtual tasting, simply enter the Zoom link on your selected date/time, have your chocolates nearby and enjoy the tasting journey led by one of our Chocolatiers. The Valentine's Virtual Tasting for two is $45. Orders must be placed by Feb. 8.

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Make Las Vegas' best cocktails at your own bar

Zuma's "Burning History"

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S. / Website

“The Burning History, previously named the Japanese Penicillin, was crafted by Global Beverage Development Manager Jimmy Barrat at Zuma Dubai," General Manager Christian Wild says. "The idea was to create a Japanese twist on the enduring classic with Japanese yuzu.”

  • In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 ½ oz. Suntory Toki whisky with a dash of honey, a dash of ginger, a dash of yuzu, ½ oz. egg white and shake.
  • Add cubed ice, shake again and double-strain into a cognac glass.
  • Garnish with a dehydrated orange and chrysanthemum flower.

See also: 6 Thoughtful Valentine's Day Gifts For The Man In Your Life

El Dorado Cantina's "Devil's Margarita"

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3025 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr. / Website

“The Devil’s Margarita is a sexier and more seductive margarita, lending itself to a distinct flavor combining bitter and sweet," says General Manager Chris Zadie. "The rich red from the cabernet float is like the devil’s finishing touch: a cocktail you might picture a modern-day Lucifer sipping on.”

  • Combine 2 oz. Codigo 1530 Rosa tequila, with ¾ oz. agave syrup and 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice in a shaker with ice.
  • Shake and strain into a martini glass.
  • Float ½ oz. Aldo Cesar Palafox “Pionero” cabernet blend on the top and garnish with an orange peel.

Electra Cocktail Club's "Low Blow"

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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd. / Website

“The Low Blow is the perfect cocktail to warm up your evening as fall settles in and the weather begins to cool down," says Lead Bartender Evan Hosaka. "Bourbon is the perfect autumnal spirit, while the pineapple liqueur gives you just a hint of summer.”

  • Combine 2 oz. Buffalo Trace bourbon with ½ oz. pineapple liqueur, 1 barspoon of cane syrup, 2 dashes of angostura bitters and 2 dashes of chocolate bitters in a double Old-Fashioned glass.
  • Add a square 2-by-2-inch ice cube and stir.
  • Garnish with a lemon and orange twist.

The Underground's "Moonshine Smash"

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The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave. / Website

“The Underground at The Mob Museum distills moonshine, which is 100 percent corn-based and bottled at 50% ABV," says Director of Food and Beverage Clint Thoman. "The distillation process, the products and the story of the spirit are all part of the Prohibition exhibition. The team of mixologists have a lot of fun experimenting with the spirit in our cocktail program, and one of our more popular drinks is our Moonshine Smash, which we change seasonally.”

  • Combine juice with ¾ oz. cinnamon-apple syrup, 3 dashes of aromatic bitters and the needles of 1 rosemary sprig in a shaker tin with ice.
  • Shake vigorously to release the flavors of the rosemary needles.
  • Double strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
  • To make the cinnamon-apple syrup, simmer 2 cups of apple juice, 1 cup of sugar and 2 cinnamon sticks for 10 to 15 minutes, and let cool for another 10 minutes before straining out the cinnamon sticks. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

China Poblano's "Up In Smoke"

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S. / Website

“Lightly smoked and spiced with fall aromas," says Bar Manager Gia St. George, "the 'Up in Smoke' cocktail will warm you up on a cool fall evening.”

  • First, create lapsang souchong syrup by steeping lapsang tea as directed on the package and mixing equal parts lapsang tea and sugar into a pot on medium heat.
  • Stir until tea sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Then, pour 1 ½ oz. Tito’s vodka, ½ oz. St. George Spiced Pear liqueur, ½ oz. lemon juice and ½ oz. lapsang souchong syrup into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain the cocktail into a fresh glass and add fresh ice.

See also: 9 Sweet Valentine's Day Gifts For Her



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