As the world's leading meetings and conference destination, Las Vegas is rich in restaurants that offer all the elements for concluding successful business deals: superb food, impeccable service and an atmosphere that facilitates productive conversation. These are some of the city’s top power tables.
The Country Club
As the Country Club’s name suggests, this New American steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas has a social, meeting-friendly atmosphere and offers the kind of flawless service you’d expect at a private club. With serene views overlooking the waterfall at the 18th hole of the resort’s golf course, the Country Club, especially the outdoor seating area, feels like it’s a world away from the Strip.
Chef Rene Lenger’s menu headliners are modern versions of traditional steakhouse favorites such as filet mignon and black truffle creamed spinach; however, like all the Wynn restaurants, the Country Club also offers a separate vegetarian/vegan menu. Exceptional food and a unique setting help account for the restaurant’s reputation as a top power table.
Said Chef Lenger: “The close proximity to the golf course ... influences our clientele. They’ll go out in the morning for recreational golf and head back to the restaurant to close deals over lunch.”
Canyon Ranch Grill
After a few days of business lunches and dinners, even the hardiest may feel the need to detox, says Canyon Ranch SpaClub Sales and Marketing Director Becky Martino. She often sees breakfast and lunch business meetings take place at the Canyon Ranch Grill, a cozy oasis at the SpaClub entrance in The Palazzo.
Most of the ingredients are organic, and all are free from additives and preservatives. The breakfast menu includes options such as certified gluten-free steel-cut oatmeal with milk, brown sugar, raisins and nuts, and homemade granola with fresh fruit and yogurt.
Lunch might be seared (sustainably caught) ahi tuna, brown rice and stir-fry vegetables in a soy pomegranate sauce or a Mediterranean chicken wrap, made with diced antibiotic-free chicken. In addition to being healthy, the Grill’s dishes are low in calories.