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The hotel restaurant, Asiate, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch alongside floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the park.

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 The hotel restaurant, Asiate, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch alongside floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the park.
The hotel restaurant, Asiate, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch alongside floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the park. Its delicious Asian cuisine is critically lauded in New York magazine but also quite expensive -- a simple breakfast for two can cost as much as $70. Then again, so few breakfasts come with an amuse-bouche in the form of a tasty, blueberry smoothie shooter. For dinner, the restaurant offers only prix-fixe menus. The three-course prix fixe is $85, and the full, eight-course tasting menu is $125. Casa de Campo comes with 22 superb restaurants throughout its massive property. But the most noteworthy is the award-winning Beach Club restaurant, a beachfront, candlelit outpost of the world-famous Le Cirque French restaurants, found in New York, Las Vegas, and Paris. Creme brulee at The Beach Club by Le Cirque. La Piazzetta serves up delicious homemade pasta inside Altos de Chavon, an exact replica of a 16th-century European village. Featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients and inventive Jamaican-focused menus, The Sands restaurant at the Caves offers such highlights as pumpkin ginger soup, saffron crab cakes served over spicy tomato salsa and drizzled with an herb-mustard vinaigrette, or rock shrimp simmered in a savory coconut sauce. The guests are encouraged to sample every dish if they like, and are also told: "Anything else requested can be accommodated, never a problem!" The setting -- overlooking the sunset on the coarse rock cliffs -- is beyond compare. The resort has two natural caves for private candlelit dining available at no extra cost (though reservations are required); they're especially popular with the honeymoon crowd. David Burke (by, yes, you guessed it -- David Burke), seen here, is just one of many high-end restaurants at the Venetian. Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico's Steakhouse, Mario Batali's B&B, and the French bistro Bouchon by Thomas Keller are also on the premises. Old-world and iconic, the Carlyle Restaurant is a favorite among old-school socialites and local residents. The menu lies somewhere between American and French. Award-winning chef Jonathan Wright heads up the Asian-influenced Restaurant at the Setai, which is well regarded if exorbitantly expensive. The 15,000-square-foot space, which dominates the 2nd floor, includes an exhibition kitchen. Esteemed chef Kerry Heffernan, who gained prominence running Eleven Madison Park, is the genius behind the modern American cuisine at South Gate. New York magazine recommends the shrimp with leeks, sauteed red snapper and pork belly at South Gate. Small squares of mirrors covering the ceiling and walls, the orange travertine bar, and views of Central Park South make for a cool, airy atmosphere. Maine lobster in a ring of macaroni and a light cream broth at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon. Chef Joel Rubuchon, who was recently named "Chef of the Century" by the respected Gault Millau French restaurant guide, helms two restaurants in the hotel: L'Atelier and the eponymous Joel Robuchon (the only restaurant in Las Vegas to earn three Michelin stars). Braised short rub over whipped potatoes at Michael Mina's Nobhill Tavern. Other big-name restaurants in the hotel include SEABLUE by Michael Mina, CraftSteak by Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill by Wolfgang Puck, and Emeril's by Emeril Lagasse. The hip Hudson Cafeteria features an open kitchen, stocked pantries (for show), and soaring ceilings. Communal wooden tables and ornate, high-backed chairs make you feel like you're in an Ivy League dining hall. Peacock Alley, named for the socialite-filled promenade that linked the Waldorf and Astoria hotels more than a hundred years ago, sits in the hotel's North Lobby and serves brunch, lunch and small plates in the evening. The restaurant has seen many incarnations since opening in the 1960s. Le Cirque, the Vegas outpost of the famous New York flagship, serves elegant French cuisine in a colorful, playful dining room. Guests dine on dishes like honey duck magret and braised rabbit under a billowing canopy of color. Michael Mina's eponymous restaurant has one Michelin star and cooks up American fare (think poached Maine lobster with a sweet potato crepe and Thai coconut cream). Picasso, a two-star French restaurant decorated with actual Picassos, is also in the Bellagio. Kittichai, an upscale Thai restaurant inside the 60 Thompson hotel, received a "Critics Pick" from New York magazine and is considered one of the finest Asian restaurants in the city. Menu items at Kittichai include baby back ribs with chocolate and Thai spices or monkfish with hearts of palm and ginger curry. The dark, stylish dining room is anchored by a large reflective pool accented with floating candles and lily pads. At $30, the little-known, three-course pre-theater dinner menu served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. is a steal. There is also a $20 prix-fixe lunch menu. Top among the 15 restaurants at the Wynn is Alex, a two-star French restaurant and easily one of the best dining venues in Vegas. The menu includes dishes like roasted squab with seared foie gras, and spiced souffle with plum custard and vanilla ice cream. The other standout restaurants include Chinese fusion restaurant Wing Lei, with one Michelin star, which blends Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Szechwan cooking styles. Daniel Boulud Brasserie has one Michelin star and serves classic French brasserie fare like moules frites and escargots. Four Seasons Maui has an outpost of chef Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant Spago, which serves Hawaiian-inspired appetizers as well as standard American fare. Ahi poke in sesame miso cones at Spago In 2008, internationally acclaimed Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse opened his new signature restaurant, Adour, at the St. Regis. Fancy and French, the restaurant has received critical acclaim for both its food, earning three stars from the New York Times, and its decor, having been nominated for a James Beard Award for "Outstanding Restaurant Design." Naturally, such accolades don't come cheaply. This is a special occasion sort of place, with appetizers averaging in the mid-$20s and main courses ranging from olive-oil poached Gloucester cod ($35) to beef tenderloin "au sautoir" ($49). A five-course, $110 tasting menu is also available. With an outpost of chef Nobu Matsuhisa's haute Japanese restaurant Nobu in the lobby, the Parc might have the best in-hotel dining of any budget boutique on the island. A creative fish dish is served for dinner at Nobu Waikiki. Dessert at Nobu Waikiki The two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy serves inventive French dishes, such as artichoke and black truffle soup. Mesa Grill, the Las Vegas outpost of Bobby Flay's flagship New York restaurant, serves Southwestern fare. Raw oysters at Bradley Ogden's one-starred eponymous restaurant. Dinner is served at Bull and Bear Steakhouse and Bar. Trump International Hotel and Tower's Michelin three-star restaurant Jean Georges is one of the best in the world, and it's right on the ground floor. Prices are, unsurprisingly, steep -- running about $98 for a four-course dinner. The restaurant's more casual bar area, Nougatine, has a more affordable menu but the flair and service remain. Food from both of chef Jean Georges Vongerichten's menus can be ordered off the room service menu 24 hours a day (although the overnight menu is limited). The Gilt restaurant in the New York Palace Hotel serves inventive New American in a mind-blowing setting. Menu items include a special truffles and Fontina grilled cheese sandwich inspired by the TV show Gossip Girl, which regularly films at the hotel. With enormous doors, carved ceilings, glittering chandeliers, and a modern sculpture in the bar area, Gilt is so visually stunning that the cuisine seems secondary. The bar is a popular spot, even among locals, and it stays open until 2 a.m. on the weekends. Aureole, opened by chef Charlie Palmer in 1999, has maintained its reputation for culinary excellence for a decade, winning a Michelin star in 2008 and 2009. Its menu of American cuisine changes seasonally and features dishes like monkfish osso buco and Black Angus New York strip steak. Mix, a French and American restaurant in the hotel led by star chef Alain Ducasse, also received a Michelin star in 2009. L'Atelier, a restaurant run by French celebrity chef Joel Robuchon that is open exclusively for dinner, has been on-site since 2006, offering French haute cuisine at very haute prices. Menu items include roast Japanese hanger steak ($44 entree, $25 appetizer) or stuffed quail with foie gras and potato puree ($48 entree, $28 appetizer). Plates are generally small -- our reporter's foie gras appetizer ($34) came in a shot glass -- but they're packed with flavor. Attire is "smart casual," which, judging by the crowd, means a well-pressed shirt and suit pants with an optional tie, and dresses for the ladies. Reservations are required. Kitano has a famous-among-the-locals Japanese restaurant called Nadaman Hakubai, and its traditional, $150 multicourse meal of kaiseki cuisine is not for unadventurous eaters or those light in the wallet. The New York Times wrote that "a visit to one of this restaurant's tatami rooms is like a quick trip to Japan." Dishes are served by kimono-clad waitresses and each is intended to introduce the coming season. Breakfast at 540 Park is a city institution. Gotham's power brokers and financiers -- such as Mayor Bloomberg and the Tisch family (who, incidentally, own the Loews hotel chain along with the New York Giants) -- have been known to grab a coffee and an omelet in the handsome dining room. Lunch is also served. At night 540 Park transforms into Feinstein's at the Regency, a nightclub that showcases acts such as 1980s TV star Tony Danza, Tony award-winning actress Betty Buckley, and Michael Feinstein himself. Alex Hotel's in-house restaurant Riingo -- Japanese for apple -- is helmed by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. Riingo serves signature items like beer-braised short ribs ($15) or foie gras sushi ($8 a piece). Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse CUT, seen here, competes with Mario Batali's Carnevino, also in the hotel. Restaurant Charlie (as in celebrity chef Charlie Trotter), a seafood restaurant that earned a Michelin star, and the New American offerings of Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 are also on offer in the Palazzo. Dining at the London is all about renowned chef Gordon Ramsay, who has two restaurants and a bar in the hotel. One of them, Gordon Ramsay at the London, holds two Michelin stars and serves French-inspired food (diver scallops with braised veal cheeks; duck breast with a red wine and fig glaze) in a fine dining setting. Maze is Gordon Ramsay's more casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served at Maze.