In the mood to have dinner and take in one of the best views of the city? Rooftop restaurants are all the rage in Las Vegas, with vibes ranging from the classic to the extraordinary. And in the town of the mega resort, “rooftop” means 60-plus stories up. Dine above it all in these five breathtaking rooms.
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire
Twist doesn’t have the highest perch on this list but it’s quite possibly the most elevated in terms of cuisine. You feel as if you’re inside of a cracked eggshell, with the motif extending from the walls to the table settings. The dining room is decked out in ultra modern hues of slate gray and royal purple, and the spherical lights create a starry sky as you look out the dramatic windows, overlooking Aria’s impressive marquee. You make your wine selections first and then the chef creates a meal based on those picks. While the wines can be revealed when ordered, your dish remains a surprise until it’s served.
Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
The members-only Foundation Room club, affiliated with the House of Blues, is a dining adventure that can be enjoyed by all who are in the know. On the 63rd floor, the Foundation Room has a rich history of being the place where you frolic with elite locals while you take in a panoramic south-to-north view of the Strip from its observation deck. Even without a membership you snag a dinner reservation. You get a memorable experience when your dinner happens in the Old World tapestry and colonnade-adorned dining room.
Alizé in Palms Casino Resort
Chef André Rochat’s Alizé, on the 56th floor of Palms, offers the best views of three sides of the Las Vegas Valley. More than just a pretty face, the food brings you back repeatedly, as this is one of the city’s preferred special occasion restaurants for those that desire a place off-the-beaten path. You think the elegant cuisine and superb wines and cognacs—the color of which is an inspiration for the decor—never feel stale in a dining landscape known for constant reinvention. After the first bites of your meal, you taste a symphony of American ingredients composed in the French style, intricately strung together with the universal principles of excellent service.
Rivea in Delano Las Vegas
An imperfect table at Rivea is impossible, as you discover every seat is a great view. The vibe you get is yacht club chic, since you dine surrounded by mahogany banquettes and a palette of maritime blues and yellow accents. A “Wave Wall” contains hundreds of glass pieces meant to represent gently lapping water. You stop for a drink at the adjacent Skyfall Lounge, one of the legendary rooftop restaurants, known for its outdoor patio with a sight line that extends the full length of the luminous Las Vegas Strip. Now you feel like you’re truly among the clouds.
Top of the World at Stratosphere
Located atop the Stratosphere Tower more than 800 feet above the Strip, Top of the World is a staple of Vegas rooftop restaurants. You appreciate its dose of kitsch with its steak and seafood-forward dining program. The room revolves 360 degrees every 80 minutes for the best views and you watch those daring enough to take the plunge from the SkyJump attraction on the level above fall freely by the windows. You make sure to snap the intergalactic carpet for a whimsical design element that’s definitely Instagram-worthy.