Vegas, baby, yeah! (Can you hear the Austin Powers accent?) At this point, the city of sin is pretty much synonymous with any night-time activity — gambling, dancing, drinking, grubbin — so its no wonder that Las Vegas hotels have stepped up their game when it comes to their room service menus. We applaud the hotels who already offer 24/7 service — personally, we think it’s essential everywhere — but for those who don’t, well, those hotels should probably take a peek at what our favorite properties are currently turning out.
Most Extensive Menu: Encore at the Wynn
When you’re not gambling at the unique poolside casino or partying at hotspot Surrender, you’re probably resting it off in your 700+ square foot room on your cozy bed. (Really!) Open up a drawer to find a nearly overwhelming 40-page menu that starts with — what else — morning cocktails. In addition to traditional American fare, the Encore offers up hot wings, made-to-order sushi and party snacks should you decide to entertain in your suite.
Oyster.com Order: Angus Beef Sliders (Make it a double, please.)
The How Come We Didn’t Think of It First Menu: The 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. offerings at The Mandarin Oriental
Night owls have odd habits — including what they like to snack on after an evening out. And with the serene haven that the Mandarin Oriental’s become on the otherwise glitzy strip, it’s easy to see why you’d want to head back to your room on the earlier side. Just buzz the front desk to have the hotel’s Mercedes S-class come pick you up (within a two mile radius) by 9 P.M. on weekends for a sweet ride home. Plus, the chefs on call seem to be on our (partying) page, combining the best dinner and breakfast choices into one cheeky menu.
Oyster.com Order: Steak and eggs (Can you tell we’re carnivores?)
The Thought-of-Absolutely-Everything Menu: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Although we have yet to release our coverage of the Cosmpolitan (we promise, it’s coming soon!), we can tell you a little bit about it — namely that they know how to treat their young, hip guests. After checking in on an iPad, exploring the ultra-modern grounds and ending up at one of the resort’s nightclubs, bring your crew back upstairs. The Cosmopolitan has got your party covered: The room service menu offers a ton of delicious fare, plus Crowd Pleasers, assortment snack plates for both “The Guys” and “The Girls,” and Cocktail Packages, which give you pretty much everything you’d need to mix your favorite drink in the comfort of your room. Bottoms up!
Oyster.com Order: The Mojito Cubano kit, which includes a seriously authentic recipe straight from Havana.