Lagasse’s Stadium is a new theme restaurant at The Palazzo on the Las Vegas strip. That’s Lagasse as in renowned celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, and Stadium as in where you go to watch sports. This is the restaurant part of The Palazzo’s sports book, and it’s like no other sports book in Vegas.
Chef Emeril, a big sports fan, has been heavily involved with every aspect of this restaurant to ensure visitors an enjoyable dining, sports, and gaming experience. The menu choices include stadium classics like nachos, burgers, and beer, but also steaks, seafood, fancy soups, salads, and sides, and delicious desserts. It’s the selection and quality you’d expect from a world class chef, but the prices aren’t what you might guess. Menu items start at $6, and lots of entrees are under $15. Next week, Lagasse’s Stadium will introduce a new menu with expanded vegetarian options.
In here, even the worst seat (I couldn’t find a bad one) offers better views than 90% of the seats at any sports book in town. Each table in the restaurant has at least one flatscreen television to itself, or you can sit in the super comfy stadium seats that face the big screen at the front of the restaurant. You won’t have to fight over seats with your buddies, because you can all see whatever game you want to see from anywhere in the place. You can place sports book bets while you eat, and with the PocketCasino gaming devices available here, you can place bets from the comfort of your own seat — and more bets than you ever imagined. In a football game, for instance, you can place a bet on every down. Lagasse’s Stadium is the only place on the strip that has PocketCasino. You could say that Lagasse’s takes the sports book and kicks it up a notch! (Couldn’t resist.)
In addition to stadium, table, and bar seating, Lagasse’s has a year-round patio, with heaters for when it gets chilly, and great views of the Treasure Island show across Las Vegas Blvd at night. Then there are sky boxes — semi-private box seats at the top of the stadium — and luxury boxes — private rooms available for group rentals. The luxury boxes accommodate groups of 5 to 50 people, and each is equipped with televisions, an iPod dock so you can play your own tunes, and a Wii console stocked with lots of games. Fun fact: Vanna White uses luxury boxes 4 & 5 as her dressing room when she films Wheel of Fortune in Vegas.
Lagasse’s Stadium is still a brand new addition to the Vegas restaurant scene, but it’s already become a favorite hangout for celebs and tourists alike. If you want seats here for a big game, you’re going to need reservations. For really big games, you’ll need reservations way in advance. Call 702-607-2665 to reserve your spot at Lagasse’s Stadium. This is a must for any sports fan.