With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, many restaurants have already started to book up for this special lovers’ night out. If you or significant other have “forgotten” to make reservations for Valentine’s Day, there are still some restaurants that have available seating. However, don’t wait until the day of to book your reservations for a unique dining experience. Many restaurants also have special, prix fixe menus. Just be sure to ask if the dinner and price includes alcohol or wine. Here’s a list of options:
Aureole at Mandalay Bay
Michelin-starred, Aureole Las Vegas showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients in bold American progressive style. Known as one of the best wine restaurants in the world – featuring 3,000 selections, to be exact – Aureole also offers a unique cocktail list. Be sure to request a seat on the impressive outdoor patio, which is said to be one of the most beautiful dining settings on The Strip. For Valentine’s day, Aureole is offering a decadent and romantic three course dinner at $85 per person. For reservations or more information, call: 702.632.7401
Oscar’s at Plaza
Named after former Las Vegas Mayor and mob attorney Oscar Goodman, Oscar’s is a glamorous and unique Steakhouse that overlooks the lights of Fremont Street. Located inside the iconic Plaza, Oscar’s pays tribute to old school Vegas and has become a must-visit, only-in-Vegas dining destination. Oscar’s offers a classic ambiance, memorabilia, handcrafted cocktails (such as the former mayor’s signature martini), and a delicious menu of aged steaks, fresh seafood and sides made from scratch. The Valentine’s Day special is a three-course menu, which includes choice of salad, an entree and a dessert at $70 per person. Wine may be added for a total of $103 per person.
Martorano’s at Paris
Unlike any other Italian restaurant in the city, Martorano’s serves up traditional Italian-American cuisine with an edge. The large space features a bar, lounge and dining room area, which is influenced by the original location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Enjoy classic dishes such as Penne Alla Vodka and Linguine in White Clam Sauce while taking in the ambiance of the restaurant. Steve Martorano, chef and creator, famously forbids substitutions to his dishes, and once you taste them you’ll understand why. The Valentine’s Day menu offers several traditional items, such as the famous Meatball and Salad, Eggplant Stacked, Bucatini Carbonara and Chicken or Veal Parmesan. $75 per person, wine and alcohol not included.
Bouchon Bistro at The Venetian
At this elevated, classic French bistro hidden away in the Venezia Tower at the Venetian, Chef Thomas Keller creates a modern take on French cuisine. Known for its outstanding Sunday brunch, Bouchon allows you to enjoy your dining experience in the sunlit bistro or al fresco on the patio. Come early to dinner to enjoy Happy Hour and the oyster bar that begins at 3 p.m. It’s the perfect setting for a late afternoon with a bottle of Rosé beside the pool. Bouchon’s Valentine’s Day special is offering a three-course prix fixe menu at $95 per person.
House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
House of Blues just isn’t for music. You can enjoy dinner will watching some of your favorite musicians perform live. This Valentine's Day, enjoy dinner and live entertainment at both House of Blues Restaurant & Bar and B Side at House of Blues. A special Valentine’s Day menu will be served in addition to the normal menu. The dinner and wine pairing feature Grilled Cowboy Ribeye - $30 Crispy Red Bliss Potatoes, Creamed Greens and Chow Chow Butter Paired with the House Of Blues Private Label, Red Blend Paso Robles, California. By the glass for $9 or by the bottle for $34. Special menu starts at 5 p.m. and live entertainment at 8 p.m.