Best Sports Bar: Lagasse’s Stadium
Thu, May 27, 2010 (midnight)
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This sports bar on steroids has over 100 HD televisions and a gigantic TV in front of stadium-style rows of sofas. Emeril’s take on bar classics and manly meals make one wonder if you can ever go back to watching the game at your neighbor’s house. At the Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Restaurant & Bar Hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. 607-2665.
With top accommodations, first-rate entertainment, high-end shopping and a slew of acclaimed chefs, the Palazzo has positioned itself as one of the most luxurious resorts on the Strip.
More than 3,000 all-suite rooms start at 740 square feet and are decorated in a modern, yet classic, Italian style. Each room features a sleeping area, with a king or two queens, and a sunken living room area with floor to ceiling windows.
A cathedral ceiling tops the Palazzo casino, while a second 80-foot dome brings natural light to the property's lobby. The 105,000 square foot casino features more than 2,000 slots and 80 table games but lacks the stale smell of cigarettes, as the property is LEED certified with smoking off limits in most of the Palazzo — including 50 percent of the casino floor.
Dining at the Palazzo is among the best of the Strip, starting with Wolfgang Puck's CUT. Chef Simon To serves up authentic Chinese cuisine at Zine, while Sushisamba combines Brazilian and Peruvian flavors with Japanese techniques. At LAVO, club-goers can dine on Mediterranean dishes before heading upstairs to the bath house-inspired nightclub.