Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 4455 Paradise Road. (702) 693-4440. www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas/dining/ago .Seats: 146.Cuisine: Tuscan.Specialties: creamy mozzarella with string beans and olive oil; spaghetti with cockles, clams and rapini; wild-mushroom risotto; Mediterranean sea bass fillet, grilled with aromatic breadcrumbs.Main courses: $28-$42.Executive chef: Sergio Santoro.Owners: Agostino Sciandri and Robert De Niro.
The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, 3265 Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 789-4141. www.carnevino.com.Seats: 290.Cuisine: Italian steakhouse.Specialties: hand-cut steak tartare Piedmonte-style; pappardelle with porcini trifolati; classic Florentine porterhouse rubbed with garlic, rosemary and salt; Florentine arborio rice tart with caramelized grapefruit.Main courses: $35-$150.Executive chef: Zach Allen.Owners: Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich.
The Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 577-9600. www.br guestrestaurants.com.Seats: 450.Cuisine: Mexican.Specialties: lobster ceviche; achiotemarinated Chilean sea bass in a traditional sauce of tomatoes, garlic, Spanish olives, jalapeño and Mexican oregano; slow-roasted suckling pig, sautéed plantains, habanero-pickled onions; achiote sauce; white-and-dark chocolate fondue.Main courses: $16-$29.Corporate Executive chef: Scott Linquist.Owner: B.R. Guest Restaurants.
Louis’s Las Vegas
6599 Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 202-2400. www.louislasvegas.com.Seats: 70.Cuisine: Southern Low Country.Specialties: crab and lobster cakes with grained mustard-seed sauce; timbale of stone-ground sausage grits with Low Country shrimp gravy; grilled scallops with shrimp hash and mustard butter; chicken-fried duck breast with spiced pecans and brown butter-lemon sauce; bourbon brown-butter pecan tart.Main courses: $28-$45.Chef: Carlos Guia.Owner: Louis Osteen.
The Palazzo, 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. (702) 607-6363. www.emerils.com.Seats: 244.Cuisine: regional American.Specialties: lobster pot pie; slow-roasted lamb sliders; barbecued Kurobuta pork roll; banana split with warm banana spring roll and chocolate ice cream.Main courses: $25-$36.Chef-Owner: Emeril Lagasse.