When it comes to casinos, one of the most popular clichés is that they are just places to gamble, loud places. However, there are stereotypes that need to be debunked. From spas offering innovative treatments to kids' clubs, casinos offer the best in hospitality. Including food.
"Casinos these days are much more than just a place to play," said Luigi Conti, editor-in-chief of Italian roulette site Roulette-on-Line, "they offer their customers a luxurious experience, including some of the best restaurants in the world with starred chefs and delicious menus."
Here are 5 restaurants that rank among the best casino hotels in the world.
LAKE by Julian Serrano, Bellagio, Las Vegas
Without a doubt, Las Vegas is the ultimate destination for those who love to gamble and try their luck. And the Bellagio is one of its most famous spots. An imposing hotel that spreads out over its square and its fountain lit up at night. But one of the big draws of this casino and hotel is its many restaurants, even more than 15, offering food for every palate. The LAGO restaurant with its menu by starred chef Julian Serrano deserves a special mention. Born in Spain, Serrano earned his first Michelin star in 2002 and his rise hasn't stopped since. So much so that he took him to Las Vegas, where he opened this restaurant at the Bellagio with an Italian-inspired menu with a personal, fresh twist.
Golden Flower, Wynn Resort, Macau
Speaking of a truly unique destination for games and cuisine, this former Portuguese colony is close to Hong Kong. A mixture of European and Chinese influences, Macau has become famous for gambling. And the Wynn Resort does not disappoint, not even for its four restaurants, all acclaimed. More particularly, the Golden Flower, which also received a five-star Forbes Travel Guide award in 2021. The chef is Zhan Zhi Cheng, the creator of a menu with contemporary cuisine but without forgetting traditional Chinese flavors. To really enjoy the experience, there are two private rooms for a party of two.
The Boathouse Lounge, Wine & Tapas, The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
Malta, the Mediterranean island where it's always summer. Perfect for beach vacations, snorkeling and even a casino game. Like the Westin Dragonara Resort, an ideal destination for relaxing on vacation, playing tables and enjoying The Boathouse Lounge restaurant. The only detail to remember is that this tapas and wine restaurant is seasonal and therefore only open in summer. The charm of this place lies not only in its menu of delicious tapas, but also in its location just above the sea.
21 Club, Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara
In the Canadian part of Niagara Falls, the Fallsview Casino Resort is the ideal place for those who want to visit these unique waterfalls and then relax in the evening while gambling. It is a 4 star hotel with an enviable view with 3,500 slot machines and 130 table games. There is also Club 21, a restaurant specializing in meat and fish, with a menu that can really please everyone. The focus of the cuisine is Canada with all its flavors and a selection of 700 regional and international wines. In short, it is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious dinner with an unforgettable view.
Restaurant Wagner, Casino of Venice, Italy
Venice never disappoints. This city is beautiful in all seasons and has a timeless charm. Equally timeless is the Venice Casino, one of the oldest in the world. The historical site is that of Ca' Vendramin Calergi, in the heart of the Venetian city. The building is historic, as is the noble floor which houses the Wagner restaurant, a tribute to the famous composer. Divided between Sala Palma, Sala Gialla and Sala Rossa and framed by frescoes by Giambattista Crosato, this restaurant is a unique place. The menu is based on fish, as the tradition of the Venetian lagoon dictates. Ideal for discovering the city at 360°.
From Chinese cuisine to Venetian seafood, these 5 casino hotels are ideal destinations for everyone. For those who like to play, travel and eat.
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