Winning seven top honors in Forbes Travel Guide’s recent 2022 Star Awards, Wynn Las Vegas is the Five-Star leader on the Strip. Alongside providing impeccable service, the brand consistently keeps its offerings fresh and exciting, adding new restaurants, bars, menus and personalities.
Whether you come into town for business or pleasure, here are six new reasons to stay at this star-studded Las Vegas resort:
Migrating from Mizumi’s sister restaurant at Wynn Palace in Macau, chef Min Kim creates a masterwork with every dish that leaves his kitchen at this temple of Japanese fine dining. Trained in some of Asia’s top restaurants and by his father, a Korean chef specializing in Japanese food, Kim layers ingredients and their flavors with precision, crafting plates to please the palate and the eye.
For an unforgettable evening, book the floating pagoda table. Dishes such as the wildly colorful snapper sashimi usuzukuri and one-bite wonder creamy crab croquette with wild black truffle deserve the resplendent backdrop of a Japanese garden, koi pond and 90-foot waterfall.
Upstairs at Overlook Lounge, in the heart of Wynn’s casino, enjoy spirits and aperitifs brought to life by resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini amid jewel-tone décor and vintage European design elements created by Todd-Avery Lenahan, chief creative officer of Wynn Design & Development. Overlook sits at the intersection of Wynn’s Lake of Dreams waterfall and its lush atrium.
In line with the design vibe, every one of the drinks features a name of an iconic figure in fashion, film, history or mythology. The spritzes, for example, are called Naomi, Evangelista and Hudson. Fittingly, the spritzes are finished with a mist from a series of edible aperitif parfums inspired by the most fashionable destinations such as Amalfi, Morocco and Milan.
Putting her touch on Wing Lei — the only Five-Star Chinese restaurant in North America — Mercer Boarini introduced a new cocktail menu inspired by Chinese history, mythology, cuisine and philosophy. The aesthetic of the cocktails matches up with the room’s shades of gold and jade, just like a jewel box.
Fanciful sips like the Year of the Tiger and Jade Emperor, among others, use complementary flavors to Cantonese cuisine, such as lychee, persimmon, plum and jasmine pearl tea, as well as more uncommon ones, such as black sesame, peanut and Szechuan peppercorns. Many of these ingredients symbolize good fortune and happiness. Pair them with the Imperial Peking Duck Tasting menu for a decadent evening.
Bringing something new to Wynn’s renowned dining collection, Delilah, a partnership with the h.wood Group, takes you back to the historic showrooms of 1950s Las Vegas. With a streamline moderne design by Lenahan, cuisine influenced by American classics from chef Joshua Smith and live music and special performances from today’s biggest stars, count on every moment to be enticing and surprising.
Start the night at Delilah’s 34-seat Little Bubble Bar with a glass of bubbly or the French 75-inspired Stepford Wife cocktail, which comes with an atomized spritz. Don’t miss elevated finger foods, such as the burger, chicken tenders and pigs in a blanket, alongside eccentricities like deconstructed Dover sole “fish and chips” and wagyu beef Wellington for two. And for you and four of your friends, the grasshopper baked Alaska gets a tableside flambé finish on top of mint chocolate chip ice cream, dark chocolate ganache and crème de menthe chocolate cake. Dinner and a show, indeed.
The boom of Mexican cuisine and agave spirits echoes throughout the Las Vegas dining scene. At Wynn, executive chef Sarah Thompson creates a dining destination with Casa Playa that brings the authentic flavors of her journeys to Baja to an atmospheric Mexican escape with interesting textures, bright colors and lively patterns — like cascading marigolds, furnishings of organic forms and bold black and white beachscape photography.
Curated by agave expert Noah Arenstein, the extensive mezcal and tequila collection pairs well with dishes such as the Mexican blue shrimp ceviche, the black truffle tostada, Baja fried fish tacos and beef birria for the table.
Beyond dining and cocktails, the Five-Star experience extends to entertainment and the new Allegiant Stadium, which opened in July 2021. Inside the north-end zone, Wynn Field Club offers fans a field-level party for Raiders games, other sporting events and concerts.
Designed by Manica Architecture, Wynn Field Club mimics the look of the stadium and the Raiders brand. If the action on the field isn’t big enough, check out the 42 televisions and 9-foot-by-35-foot LED screen. Expect appearances by Wynn nightlife talent at the two DJ booths powered by a 45,000-watt sound system. And to give it that extra Wynn touch, there’s bottle service and even the chicken fingers from pool party favorite Encore Beach Club.