Fine dining with a view reaches new heights at the Stratosphere hotel's Top of the World. Thanks to a rotating platform, and its perch atop one of the country's highest structures, the restaurant offers 360 degree views of Las Vegas. The best time to make a reservation? Thirty minutes before sunset, to get a full view of both day and nighttime city lights.
In the kitchen, chef de cuisine Claude Gaty is constantly experimenting with rare spices and unique flavor combinations for the restaurant's steak- and seafood-driven menu. For instance, salmon sourced from Scotland's Loch Etive is roasted and served with a Thai jungle curry foam, kelp noodles, and wild blueberries; Colorado rack of lamb gets a Moroccan spice treatment; and seared branzino boasts a side of huitlacoche (aka "Mexican truffles") and vegetables.
Steaks, meanwhile, hail from the midwest and cover all the bases: rib-eye, filet, dry-age prime New York strip. Accoutrement like black garlic blue cheese butter, brandy peppercorn sauce, and seared foie gras up the ante. A tried and true option lies in the four-course tasting menu ($90; $30 additional wine pairing), which currently includes the aforementioned seared branzino, as well as a center cut filet with red wine sauce. For a little post-dinner imbibing, hit the next floor's Level 107 lounge.