Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Paris Las Vegas
Before you dismiss Eiffel Tower Restaurant as the territory of bereted, fake-accented waiters, consider this: Chef Joho—also the proprietor of Chicago’s Everest and Paris Club, and Brasserie Jo in Boston—cut his teeth at L’Auberge de L’Ill in Alsace and kitchens all over Europe before commanding a Michelin three-star restaurant by the age of 23. Read: Vegas’s Eiffel Tower may be a copy, but the restaurant is the real deal. Ask for the corner table (it’s table 56 to the front-of-house staff), which faces away from the restaurant and toward the Bellagio fountains across the street. Order the soufflé (my favorite, the Grand Marnier) before your meal to give the kitchen the 45 minutes they’ll need to prepare it.