This is my favorite special occasion restaurant. If you've heard of this restaurant, than you know that it is at the top of the Stratosphere Tower and has a spectacular view of the entire valley. It also slowly rotates. The atmosphere is terrific. Often with these types of places, you have to wonder about the food. Let me assure you, the food is fabulous! The service is great. The wine list is extensive. My advice, make a reservation about 1/2 hour before sunset. It is wonderful to be seated during daylight and watch as the sky turns crimson over the desert and the lights start twinkling in the valley. The mountains in the west creat a silhoute for the sunset. Then as dark enfolds the valley you are sitting over the twinkling diamonds and looking down the strip in all it's glory.
Favorite Dish: I have loved everything I have ever ordered. However, the funnest thing is the dessert cart. It is placed on the windowsill and once each hour, your table rotates right by it. They have a chocolate tower shaped like the Stratosphere which is filled with mousse and drizzled with chocolate sauce. A little gimmicky, but good, as are all of the other desserts I have tried.
Okay, aside from the food being excellent, the restaurant is aptly named, "Top Of The World" as you sit astride the tallest structure in Las Vegas. The Stratosphere tops out at 350 meters (1,149 feet). It claims to be the tallest free standing tower in America. Needless to say the view is spectacular and well worth the food being a little more expensivel.
An added "attraction" is that one of the amusement park rides that is located on the ROOF of the restaurant, dives off the edge of the structure and as the riders glide down a suddenly angled rail toward that 350 meter drop you can SEE the look in their faces ^O^
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed an excellent steak.
My last trip to Vegas, I finally made it up to "The Top of the World" Restaurant in the Stratosphere, a rotating restaurant nearly 1000 ft above the Vegas street surface. This was a very nice experience, and in the 45 minutes it took to eat lunch we saw Vegas from every angle as the restaurant rotated. The food was not bad and the service very friendly!
Favorite Dish: I had a steak sandwich to go along with my bourbon and coke... not a bad lunch, all things considered!
The restaurant on the 106th floor of the Stratosphere Tower is quite appropriately named The Top of the World Restaurant.
It was my Mum's 69th birthday while we were in Vegas so I took her there to celebrate - and what a place it was to celebrate.
The restaurant is beautifully designed as a revolving room. It takes one hour and ten minutes for a complete revolution so that every guest can see every part of Las Vegas from the very best vantage point that exists in this City.
If you decide to go, book well in advance as it's hard to get a reservation. Ask for a table on the floor as it is my opinion that these have the best views - also, you're not getting in between other guests to take your pics. We had a table in a booth and although we were facing the view at all times, I would have been happier on the floor. Also, the booth was a bit of a tight fit for our tummies after we had eaten the great food ;-)
Yes, the food was great - as was the drink. I ordered pink champagne for the birthday treat, and it was cutely called "Naughty." I thought how appropriate it was for the City we were in. The waiter explained that they used to have a beer called "Arrogant Bas.ard" - it was their best seller. People love to be naughty methinks, lol.
One word of advice is that if you allow them to take your pic you will really want to buy it, and they are very expensive (though beautifully presented and very professionally done). I paid about $130 for a set of pics.
Favorite Dish: We ordered the starter platter for two - it was a bit too "Chinese Restaurant" for my taste, although it was lovely and a little different to what I usually get in every Chinese Restaurant in Ireland.
The main course, however, was just great - giant scallops and enormous prawns.
The ultimate in novelty restaurants, Top of The World is a revolving high class eatery at the far end of the Las Vegas strip.
Came here on our last night, which was good in so far as nowhere else would have matched it for "wow factor", but bad in that we were suffering from end of holiday restaurant apathy, and still felt sick from the dismal lunch we had endured at Circus Circus Steakhouse.
Anyway, a booking at this restaurant bypasses the queue at the base of the tower - and also obviously still gives you the fantastic views. So, my advice if you're not planning to go on any of the pant wetting rides on the roof of this place... come here for lunch. The food is apparently quite a bargain, and you get the view for free.
The tables are evenly spaced, only two deep, so almost everyone has a "window seat" - if you want the pick of the bunch though you need to turn up 30mins before your (essential) reservation. Dont know whether it was the rancid Circus Circus lunch still gurgling in my belly, but I felt decidedly queasy for the first 20mins as we slowly spun round.
Restaurant itself is dated and a bit tatty, but you shouldnt be looking at the carpet anyway - the complete opposite of N9ne at The Palms, and there certainly isnt any totty at the bar. Took about 1 hour to fully rotate, so if youre lucky, you can get the best view (that of the Strip) in twice. Unfortunately, once the Strip is out of sight, its half an hour of mostly nothing until the neon lights of Fremont Street pop up in the distance.
Favorite Dish: Just like the Nevada mountain ranges on the horizon, my memory of what we ate is now a little hazy. I do remember thinking the choices were a little too formal (although that may have been the result of one too many "scene" restaurants earlier in the holiday), and the food, although fantastic, was a little below what I (and my wallet) had expected. Service was typically fantasic.
Website states a dress code of Business Casual Dress, but as usual for America, we make an effort, then see the Griswalds coming out bedecked in flip flops and orange hawaiian shirts.
After the meal we still had our all-day wristbands on and hit the rides upstairs for one last time - two bottles of wine in no way diminishes the terror, especially as during the meal we had witnessed an amazing electrical storm creeping across the desert towards us.
If you can put up with a terrible film (and Keira Knightleys OTT British accent) the last 15mins of Domino were filmed in this restaurant. Thankfully they blow it to smithereens, so hopefully it gets a well overdue refurbishment in Domino 2.
The food was good, but it is not a family friendly restaurant. the view was amazing even better at night, the restaurant rotates on a moving dinningroom floor at a rate of 360 degrees every hour! you mite want to make a resavation first if you plan to visit at night. lunch time is the best time to beat the crowd
Favorite Dish: Just a big american burger, but thiers lots of other dishies to chose from. I just went at lunch time!
Take the lift to floor 107 --1,200 feet up -and your enter this spacious restaurant with huge glass windows in this revolving Restaurant .
Amazing views of Las Vegas --night time is best .
The food ,service,and surroundings were of excellent quality .
Favorite Dish: All of ours were good .
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Upon reaching the 106th or 108th floor of the Stratosphere hotel's tower, you must walk straight forward out of the elevator, unlike us, (who lead by me) walked through an adjacent door to the left.... but after being lead in the right direction by a bartender we turned around arrived in the entrance area, which is quite small. We were seated at a table facing the north side of Las Vegas. The view was incredible this winter afternoon. After being seated we were handed our menus and the wait staff placed our napkins on our laps. We were seated in a dining area, which every few seconds, moves about 1/4 mile per hour in a clockwise direction (to get the full view of this remarkable city). Table settings were comfortable and classy. This restaurant is pretty pricey, even for their lunch menu. Dinner menu, I believe, is expensive, ranging around $25+. One problem we had was with the shaking of the room, at times, from the rollercoaster racing by just above the roof. That would definitely add to someone's nausea with heights or cause motion sickness while eating.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish was the Prime Rib with Cajun Spices. The prime rib was placed on a bed of string beans with roasted small white potatoes placed in a circle around the edges of the plate. The prime rib was very close to being cooked the way I prefer, nevertheless delicious. One special treat about the lunch was the bread brought to our table which besides being delicious, was accompanied by small plate with butter shaped into little Stratosphere towers. I loved these cute butter shapes and the bread was to my liking, nice and hot! One thing I did not like was the overall pricing of the lunch for what we recieved. I would have enjoyed paying the price I did and have it include a salad or soup, instead of having to pay an extra $5 to add. Although I did not add the salad or soup, the prime rib was very filling on its own. Very good restaturant to try once with family and friends. View is uncomparable.
Triple Crown is a small Deli on the Casino level at the Stratosphere. While the prices seem rather high for a mere sandwich, they do serve the most stacked deli ham sandwich I have ever seen! They also offer soups and chips.
Favorite Dish: I had a ham sandwhich which includes 7 slices of honey cured ham, 2 slices cheese, mayo and lettuce (no tomato for me thanks!) The sandwich was so thick, I was full after eating half of it! While $6 seems step for a Deli style lunch, you do get a very generous portion.
My friend had a tuna salad, which looked very appetizing also. She said it was very tasty!
The restaurant atop the Stratosphere Tower rotates so that you get a 360-degree view of the city as you dine. You would have to visit Windows on the World for a view like this -- and, of course, you can't do that anymore.
Favorite Dish: I don't remember what I had except it was up to the standards of other $$$$ restaurants in Vegas that don't even have windows, let alone a view.
Restaurant on top of the Stratosphere hotel. The food was good but the hotel rooms were very plain. Kind of like a Motel 6.