It's no easy feat coming up with a truly original restaurant in Las Vegas that offers more than just a gimmicky theme or celebrity-chef pedigree. Sensi, a casual but cosmopolitan spot that's secluded from Bellagio's noisy gaming areas and has sandstone and glass walls and soothing waterfalls, succeeds on all counts. Executive Chef Royden Ellamar presents a menu that's divided into four distinct culinary realms: Asian, Italian, American, and seafood, with an emphasis on
sustainability and local sourcing. The seasonal menu might include poutine with goat barbacoa and St. Andre cheese, crispy shrimp with a rice-flake crust, or ricotta gnocchi with butternut squash and chestnuts. Quench your thirst with a glass of house-made ginger ale. If you have a few people in your party, try the Sensi Overload, "a towering assortment of everything sweet." Tasting, bar, and prix-fixe menus available.