Ask many chefs to name their idol, and more than a few will cite French Laundry chef Thomas Keller, the star behind this stunning, capacious French bistro and oyster bar in The Venezia Tower. Soaring Palladian windows, antique lighting, a pewter-topped bar, and painted tile lend a sophisticated take on French country design, a fitting setting in which to dine on savory, rich cuisine. Menu options include classics such as steak frites, mussels with white wine, and an extensive oyster bar, which is open from 3 to 10 pm daily. Finish with profiteroles, lemon tart, or crème caramel. A charming garden outside is perfect for a post-meal stroll. Return for breakfast or brunch, when you might try bread pudding–style French toast or a smoked-salmon baguette. Bouchon has three freestanding bakeries in the Venetian, offering breads, pastries and confections.