An all-you-can-eat buffet has its clutch moments. Valentine's Day is not one of them.
Take her out for a romantic meal at these top Valentine's Day restaurants that turn Sin City just a little bit sweet.
Alizé at The Palms
One of the world's top-ranked restaurants sits 56 stories above the Palms, where contemporary French cuisine is served alongside the best view in Vegas. At $125, the seven-course daily tasting menu featuring Russian golden osetra caviar, sautéed foie gras, and roasted lobster with black truffle sausage is a steal — leaving you extra money to enjoy a $35,000 bottle of 1777 Jacques Hardy Cognac (one of four in the world) or a more reasonable selection from their 7,500-bottle strong wine cellar.
4321 W. Flamingo Rd., Off-Strip (702-951-7000)
Todd English's Olive at Bellagio
Let the tourists flock to Bellagio's overpriced Le Cirque. We'll take the underrated Olive with black leather booths, orange felt chairs, and gold candle-bearing tree installations that set the scene against the backdrop of Lake Bellagio and its famous fountains. Butternut squash tortelli, Sonoma rabbit duet, and fig & prosciutto flatbread create a swanky Mediterranean vibe far more romantic than any cheesy gondolier.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S., The Strip (702-693-8861)
Social House at Crystals at City Center
You don't have to travel to Japan to find a vibe as sexy as Scarlett Johansson in Lost In Translation. Toast your date with red Champagne and a cucumber saketini before you uncork a bottle of Tokyo Black Porter at this sexy local favorite. Artsy chandeliers and dim lighting set the table for salmon tartare, wagyu Kobe sashimi, and yellowtail jalapeno sushi you can feed each other over a carafe of Zipang sparkling sake.
3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S., The Strip (702-736-1122)