Just as Steve Wynn ushered in the age of the Vegas megaresort with the Mirage, Wolfgang Puck sparked the celebrity-chef boom when he opened a branch of his famous Beverly Hills eatery at Caesars Forum Shops in 1992. Spago Las Vegas has remained a fixture in this ever-fickle city, and it remains consistently superb. It's fronted by the less expensive café, which is great for people-watching at the Forum; inside, the dinner-only dining room is more intimate. Both menus
are classic Puck: In the café, sample Puck's signature pizzas and dishes such as Thai-style chicken salad. Options for the dining room might include pan-seared duck breast with spinach and chanterelle mushrooms, and grilled French sea bass with butternut squash puree.