Finicky foodies will find this quartet of Sin City restaurants worthy.

Dive In
If divine seafood is your desired jackpot, Aqua, the 2003 Epicurean Award-winner for best seafood, is the winning bet. Designed with an elegant yet laid-back decor — including rare wood and sensual fabrics — and located in the conservatory and lush botanical gardens of the Bellagio, Aqua specializes in contemporary seafood. Chefs Michael Mina and Mark LoRusso showcase their culinary creativity with items such as savory black mussel soufflé and Maine lobster pot pie. Appetizers, which range from $14 to $34, include seared sea scallops and domestic foie gras. Entrées, which range from $34 to $90, include miso-glazed Chilean sea bass and a roasted Dover sole. For high rollers, Aqua has a special premium tasting menu, prepared for an entire table at $115 per person. Aqua, at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 702-693-7223.

Brad’s Bistro
One of the newest spots on the Strip is the ninth restaurant from Bay Area chef Bradley Ogden. Just four months old, the eatery is already sizzling with a long celeb guest list, including Clint Eastwood, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Siegfried and Roy. This modern yet rustic bistro boasts a 20-page Northern California wine collection. A highlight of the appetizer selection, which ranges from $5 to $26, is the ever-popular Point Reyes Blue Cheese soufflé. A delicious entrée (which range from $10 to $19 for lunch; $12 to $130 for dinner) features a “Poor Boy” remoulade for the sweet bay scallops and Mississippi prawns and accompanied with a celery root slaw. If you’re feeling like a big spender, then the Iranian golden osetra caviar with blue corn pancakes for $130 should rate. And don’t even think about asking for the check without indulging in a dessert, such as the orange soufflé with orange angel food cake. Bradley Ogden, at Caesar’s Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 702-731-7731.

Prime Time
Superstar chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime Steakhouse, located in the luxe Bellagio, doesn’t disappoint. Baccarat chandeliers, marble floors, plush velvet drapes and gilt galore make Prime one of the city’s most beautiful restaurants. Breathtaking views of the famous fountains and lights of Las Vegas certainly help. This Thirties-style chophouse has a romantic outdoor patio that is the perfect setting for sipping one of its fine wines — a lushBordeaux from France or a rich, bold California red. Appetizers range from $12 to $18 and include roasted wild mushrooms and truffle mashed potatoes. A must-have steak, the signature porterhouse, includes savory roasted Jerusalem artichokes. Or for one of Vongerichten’s Asian-infused dishes, order the veal chop accented with kumquat-pineapple chutney and a side of caramelized cauliflower. Entrées range from $25 to $74. Prime Steakhouse, at the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 702-693-7223.Vegas Meets Vietnam
French-colonial-era Vietnam has landed in Las Vegas, thanks to the An family, the folks behind Crustacean in Beverly Hills. The ambiance at Prana, a Euro-Asian eatery, is balanced by feng shui concepts, such as broad ramps that cross over the dining room-dancing area to create a flow of guests through the room, along with numerous terraces for a sense of intimacy. Relax in the antique Vietnamese opium beds and radiate in the exotic atmosphere. Tapas, which range from $7 to $15, include ahi carpaccio, a green papaya salad dressed in a wasabi vinaigrette and grilled Hudson Valley foie gras. Popular entrées, which range from $26 to $42, include the Szechuan peppercorn-crusted filet of beef and a halibut marinated in sake and maple syrup with an orange-soy reduction and a citrus salad. Dessert lovers will have a hard time choosing between such selections as a poached pear Napoleon and a white chocolate macadamia nut and banana mousse cake. Prana, at Desert Passage, 3663 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 702-650-0507.

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