BEST NEW RESTAURANTS
Charlie Palmer Steak The popular New York chef already has a branch of Aureole here (at Mandalay Bay); his new Vegas venture boasts dry-aged, gorgeously marbled beef as well as an unusual bar menu (spiced tuna tartare) and a low decibel level that encourages conversation (Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-632-5123).
Cili Wolfgang Puck's latest has a languid Indonesian design and food (such as tandoori lamb chops with eggplant salad) that aims to shake up a normally staid country-club crowd (Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-856-1000).
808 Sleek onyx-and-copper appointments and gentle rice-paper screens set off Hawaiian chef Jean-Marie Josselin's daring fusion dishespotato-crusted onaga (Hawaiian ruby snapper), wok-fried lobster (Caesar's Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-731-7110).