Im headed to Vegas this weekend and hope to take in as much interesting architecture/interior design as possible, specifically among restaurants and lounges. Im also looking to eat and drink well.
I was there earlier this year and liked what I saw in the restaurant malls of the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay. Im equally drawn to smart, contemporary design (e.g. MGM and Mandalay) as well as more kitschy Disney-esque atmospheres (Rainforest Café, for lack of a better example since Id rather not do chains). Vegas seems to do both so well. Im looking to spend my time in both, but my money in the former.
I have a general idea of where to start, but would like to know more, *and* what are the places with good food and drink. Ive seen the original Mandalay restaurants (China Grill, Aureole, etc.) but I have yet to check out Fleur de Lys, Mix, etc. I havent seen any of the new places within Caesars (FIX, etc.). I checked out the Palms in the morning before business hours. Im interested in the two restaurants that architecture firm Morphosis designed within the Venetian Lutece and Tsunami. And I dont want to limit it to new or hip design(Battistas Hole in the Wall sounds great).
Please share your thoughts on dining atmospheres worth a look, but please let me know: what are the places to have A) dinner, B) only a drink, or C) a snapshot and nothing more.
Thanks for the input!