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Ask a Concierge: Tips on Hot Restaurants, Shows and Views in Las Vegas

Briana Richmond from The Venetian dishes on her Las Vegas favorites.

Briana Richmond, a concierge at The Venetian, shares her favorite Las Vegas attractions, restaurants and more.   

Tell me about one of your favorite places to send first-time Vegas visitors. 

A trip down Las Vegas Boulevard where you can see the entire Strip, everything from the outdoor gondolas at The Venetian, the volcano in front of the Mirage to the fountains at the Bellagio. 

The "Love" installation at The Palazzo.
The "Love" installation at The Palazzo (©The Venetian)

I want to update my Facebook photo. What should I have in the background of my selfie? 

I would recommend the most photographed spot in Las Vegas, the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, or the new "Love" installation in our waterfall atrium. 

Tell me about your favorite hidden gem in Las Vegas. 

The Aquatic Club. It is the new pool at The Palazzo. You don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to book a daybed or cabana. What makes it unique is it is the Vegas day club alternative, inspired by social and athletic clubs of the past. It’s intimate, yet has a really fun vibe. Great cocktails and food for adults 21 or older. 

Bone-in rib-eye steak at Wolfgang Puck's CUT (©The Venetian)

Where should I eat if I want to celebrate a special occasion? 

I would recommend Wolfgang Puck’s CUT or Mario Batali’s Carnevino. Both are delicious steakhouses with great wines and amazing food. I do recommend making reservations in advance as both are really sought after restaurants. 

A singing group
Human Nature Jukebox performs at The Venetian. (©The Venetian)

What’s the must-see show in Las Vegas right now? 

Human Nature. They are four gentlemen from Australia who put on a fun-filled, high-energy show that will have you up and dancing by the end of the show. They sing everything from doo-wop to Britney Spears. 

I want to experience classic Las Vegas. Where do you recommend I go? 

Hugo’s Cellar Restaurant in the Four Queens has an old Vegas feeling, with a maître’ d dressed in a tuxedo. Each lady gets a rose. They bring you sorbet between your courses. It is the last of its kind in Las Vegas.