Foodies will find their fill in the resort’s 14 restaurants, most of which are tied to award-winning chefs. Options span casually high-end spots like Robert Wiedmaier’s Mussel Bar, a Belgian gastro-pub and Michel Richard’s Central, a chic bistro, as well as fine dining offerings from award-winning chefs, like Alain Allegretti’s Azure, which serves refined Mediterranean fare. Nightlife is a notch above the typical casino offering—a gargantuan, oceanfront 3-floor club is under construction—but the most interesting option for sophisticates is Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly, a modern-day burlesque that slyly nods to the city’s naughty past.
If you’re a fan of the sleek style of Vegas hotspots like the Wynn or CityCenter, but you don’t feel like flying so far for a long weekend, then Revel’s an ideal destination. Beyonce’s performances over Memorial Day weekend are a good time to check out the property, but if you aren’t able to snag tickets, upcoming shows include the Black Keys and Maroon 5.