Hyakumi Restaurant and Sushi Bar
The Hyakumi (pronounced yah-COO-me, translated "100 tastes") Restaurant offers traditional and innovative contemporary Japanese favorites in the serene atmosphere of a Japanese garden Restaurant. When you make your reservations, be sure to specify your choice of seating in the Teppan Yaki section -- where a chef will prepare your dinner at a tableside grill -- or a la carte dining. The sushi bar, which overlooks the casino and Cleopatra's Barge Nightclub, offers an extensive menu of the freshest sushi and sashimi, with a varied beverage selection that includes Japanese beer and several fine sakes. Waitresses in authentic kimonos and obis and stunning interior decor contribute to the restaurant's atmosphere of graceful hospitality -- honoring a centuries-old tradition of Japanese fine dining. The restaurant (dinner only) and the sushi bar are open Tuesday through Saturday. Jackets are optional for gentlemen. Reservations suggested.
Overlooking the spectacular Garden of the Gods swimming pools and gardens, the Empress Court was inspired by the superb dining destinations in Hong Kong. Order a la carte, or select one of two multi-course feasts. The menu also spotlights varied Asian fare, including Malay, Thai and Indonesian delicacies -- meticulously prepared and beautifully presented. Giant kitchen fresh water and salt water aquaria house daily shipments than can include live rock cod, dungeness crab and lobster. Jackets are suggested for gentlemen. Open for dinner Thursday through Monday. Reservations suggested.
A la carte selections of prime steaks aged to perfection, fresh seafood and fish flown in daily, lamb, chicken and veal spotlight the talents of Neros master chef Daniel Sturm, and his talented culinary team. Nothing is ordinary at Neros. The crab cakes, Caesar Salad and fallen chocolate souffle (mmm!) have been feature in national television broadcasts. Neros serves dinner seven nights weekly. Suggested attire: country club casual (dress shorts acceptable May through September only) Open for dinner seven nights weekly. Reservations suggested.
Terrazza (pronounced tear-ahtz-ah) is the name of the new 220-seat restaurant and lounge in the Garden of the Gods pool area. Italian for terrace, Terrazza is located on the pool level at the juncture of the Roman Tower and the new Palace Tower, and features country rustic Italian cuisine.
The new facility features an exhibition kitchen, authentic, wood-burning, brick pizza oven and both interior dining and dining alfresco on a poolside terrace. Serving dinner only, Terrazza's glass-enclosed pavilion seating offers a full view of the pool and gardens. The restaurant can be accessed through the Palace Casino and Palace Tower. Terrazza's plush lounge spotlights the performances of live jazz trios Wednesday through Sunday evenings.
This restaurant offers the chef1s Hawaiian-themed fusion signature cuisine. The 808 menu offers a variety of seafood appetizers and main courses. Chef de Cuisine Wesley Coffel also prepares veal, beef, chicken and lamb entrées. The dessert offerings tempt anyone with a love of tropical fruits, ice cream or delicious sweets.
The La Piazza Food Court offers nine outlets: an international bakery, which offers flaky croissants and just-baked cinnamon rolls, as well as rich pastries and other tempting breakfast and dessert favorites; a New York-style deli; the American Grill; a pasta and pizza stop; a Chinese selection; a Japanese entry; a Mexican eatery; a salad bar; and a sumptuous ice cream fountain.
Surround yourself in a contemporary Italian lake setting for a new 24-hour dining experience at Cafe Lago (Cafe by the Lake), featuring a diverse, international á la carte menu as well as complete breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.
The Empire's most sumptuous buffet, the Palatium offers an intriguing array of fresh salads, bread, vegetables, fine meats and hot entrees and luscious desserts. The Palatium boasts a double-line food service center, two carving stations, two dessert islands and two frozen yogurt sundae buffets. It offers separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus Monday through Friday, with special brunch menus for the weekend and holidays and champagne brunches each Saturday and Sunday. Selected ethnic themes highlight the dinner menu.