Don’t let this 100-degree heat prevent you from taking your meal outdoors. Las Vegas has a plethora of restaurants with everything from sidewalk tables and terraces to secluded verandahs and decks where you can dine in the sun and stay cool with misters. Visit one of these five restaurants where you can dine al fresco and take advantage of this beautiful weather.
Transport yourself to the Mediterranean at chef Mark LoRossa’s fresh seafood and Italian destination Costa di Mare Mare at Wynn Las Vegas. Request one of the private cabanas for a romantic meal lakeside while you dine on fresh fish flown in daily. Servers show off their skills with tableside presentations to make the experience even more memorable.
Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas, 702.770.3305, www.wynnlasvegas.com
Chef Thomas Keller’s only Vegas outpost sits within the Venetian next to one of the tranquil pools high above the Strip. Bouchon’s French bistro cuisine stays true to the original Yountville, Calif., location and Keller’s vision. Grab a seat on the patio for one of the most memorable breakfasts you’ll have with airy waffles and delicate cheese Danishes, or wait for dinner when you can get steak frites and fresh seafood from the raw bar.
Bouchon at the Venetian, 702.414.6200, www.bouchonbistro.com
Overlook The Strip
When you want a view that includes a pirate show and great people watching, head over to Lavo, the Italian restaurant at the Palazzo that was created by the owners of Tao. Giant meatballs are the specialty, but you can find pastas and pizzas on the menu, all meant to share. Terrace seating offers you a view of the Sirens of TI show across the street.
Lavo at the Palazzo, 702.791.1800, www.lavolv.com
Chef Todd English prepares Mediterranean delights such as flatbread pizzas and beef carpaccio that can only be described as to die for at Olives at the Bellagio. If you’re lucky enough to sit on the patio, you get a perfect view of the Bellagio’s Lake Como and the dancing fountains.
Olives at the Bellagio, 702.693.8181, www.toddenglish.com
Under the Eiffel Tower Dining
Add a little romance and a heavy dose of people watching when you dine at the French destination Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas. This spot gives you the view of Lake Como from across The Strip as the tables spill out on the sidewalk toward the show. Try the pommes frites, hanger steaks and desserts that will melt in your mouth while sipping on Champagne or wines from the extensive list.
Paris Las Vegas, 702.944.4224, www.monamigabi.com