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Vegas Restaurants Heat Up

The four newest eateries that have everybody talking

Botero Supper Club at Encore
Botero at Encore has introduced offshoot Botero Supper Club, a collaboration with Surrender, Tryst and XS nightclubs. Sit back and listen to celebrity DJs spin and enjoy cocktails and small plates like hamachi tartare with crispy rice cake, rock shrimp po’ boys and turkey mozzarella meatball sliders.

Mizumi at the Wynn
With its glowing waterfall and lush koi lagoon, Mizumi’s alfresco seating suggests a Japanese garden. The indoor space, once home to Okada, is drenched in crimson, a shade that’s said to induce appetite. But who needs coaxing with dishes like the Robatayaki platter, a mouthwatering combination of Kurobuta pork, Jidori chicken and Wagyu short ribs? 

Tetsu Opens at Aria
Chef Masa Takayama is shaking up barMasa with a new teppanyaki restaurant. At Tetsu—replacing Shaboo as Aria’s restaurant-within-a-restaurant—guests pick from a central table piled high with meat, seafood and vegetables, then move to one of six grills. (Four are blackjack-style tables, in case you forget you’re in Vegas.) Look for jalapeño octopus, Wagyu rib eye, live shrimp and foie gras. And remember to save room for Takayama’s truffle ice cream covered in gold flakes. 

Lily Bar & Lounge at the Bellagio
The Caramel lounge held court in the middle of Bellagio’s main casino floor for more years than a bar usually survives in Vegas. Its replacement, Lily Bar & Lounge, is a welcome new spot from The Light Group. After 10 P.M., the retractable curtains drop over the open room, shrouding it in mystery. All the better to enjoy over-the-top finger foods like Kobe chili fries and lobster tacos away from the prying eyes of curious gamblers.