Cheers to a romantic New Year’s Eve in Vegas

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New Year’s Eve can be quite the party in Vegas. From celebrity-hosted parties to deafening music and a seemingly endless flow of Champagne, Vegas is known for over-the-top celebrations.

Fortunately, there are also a few restaurants perfect for just you and your date. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway to watch fireworks and ring in the New Year, there a few fantastic finds around town.

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most romantic spots on the Las Vegas Strip for several reasons:

  1. The view. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant boasts a prime view overlooking the Fountains at Bellagio and the Las Vegas Strip.

    Mix at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.

    Mix at THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.

  2. Luxurious red velvet chairs and banquettes add to the sultry atmosphere.
  3. Chef Jean Joho’s cuisine including beef Wellington and escargot.

Mix

Mix is a large two-part establishment at the top of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay. With soaring views of the Las Vegas Strip, Mix can be categorized into two parts. Mix’s lounge area is dark and alluring. The bar makes a variety of fantastic cocktails, or you can just go for a bottle of Champagne. The restaurant portion of Mix is light, bright and effervescent, with bubble lighting installations and a soft white color palette.

Comme Ça

This modern French brasserie is vibrant, romantic spot to slip into a table by the window and order cassoulet. The restaurant comes to life at night with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Through the windows, a subtle glow of neon adds to the brasserie’s charm. Chef Brian Howard works with Celebrity Chef David Myers to create a modern French bistro menu, as well as tasty libations. Braised beef cheek, chestnut and foie gras salsify and marinated yellowfin tuna with caviar are all on the menu to make your New Year’s Eve special.

Scarpetta

Scarpetta has a stunning view of the Bellagio fountains. With modern Italian cuisine from celebrated Chef Scott Conant, excellent service and a lengthy wine list, this restaurant is moderately quiet, romantic and a great place to spend New Year’s Eve. Try alluring dishes like Wagyu beef tartare with toasted hazelnuts, caviar, Conant’s famous spaghetti with tomato and basil and foie gras ravioli in Marsala sauce.

Top of the World

The Top of the World in the Stratosphere is the only restaurant on the list that gives you a full 360-degree view of Las Vegas. The restaurant slowly rotates one full turn every hour and fifteen minutes. While going for a spin, try some of Top of the World’s delicious dishes, including the Stratosphere signature tower, an actual replica of the Stratosphere tower made of chocolate. It’s a great way to end a romantic meal.

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