Last Updated on March 22, 2022
Update: Dinner in the Sky is currently closed in Las Vegas and no plans have been released for reopening anytime soon. What a bummer!
Las Vegas is full of extravagant experiences, and it is one of the places in the world that goes over the top in everything they do. The Vegas culinary scene is no different. You can get almost any cuisine you can think of, but if you are looking for something truly next level, Dinner in the Sky is the answer.
What is Dinner in the Sky?
Dinner in the Sky is an exclusive dining experience at a table high above the ground. Guests are seated at a table that rises into the sky and is served by top chefs to create the most magical meal.
This Belgian-based concept has made its way around the world due to its novelty. There are locations in Europe, Australia, India, Japan, Dubai, Canada, China, and more. However, the Las Vegas location is the first to be open to the public!
The Sin City location has two tables that sit on an elevated platform connected to a 198-foot tall crane seating a maximum of 22 guests. Once loaded with guests, staff, and equipment, the restaurant weighs about 7 tons. Here are the finer details of this dinner in the air.
The restaurant, guests, staff, and chefs are hoisted almost 200 feet into the air by a crane before serving a three-course fine dining meal over the course of about an hour. Most of the food is prepared beforehand and finished in a convection oven while in the sky.
Popular menu items in the past have been filet mignon, Sky Chicken, and a smattering of vegetarian options. Typically, guests will always have the choice between some sort of beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian selections so that there will always be something available for every diet. However, the menu is chef-curated depending on the night.
Guests can also get drinks made by the onboard mixologist, though wine pairings are included in the meal.
There are a few requirements that everyone must meet to be able to participate. First, everyone has to be at least four feet tall and weigh less than 300 pounds. Additionally, guests must be at least ten years old, so though you can take your kids, they have to meet an age requirement. Young kids are not allowed.
If you aren’t a fan of leaving the ground or are traveling with someone who fears heights, the Las Vegas location has a banquet facility and bar on land. Patrons can eat and drink while still firmly planted on the ground with a nice view of the attraction.
At this point, you may be asking yourself, “Is this even safe?”. Well, don’t worry, they have put some safety procedures in place. First of all, guests are strapped into six-point harnesses throughout the entire dinner experience. Additionally, if a guest happens to panic too much while in the air, the table can be lowered all the way down in under a minute.
Reservations and Cost
Reservations are required, so you want to plan ahead. There are eight nightly seatings from 5 to 10 p.m. Lone diners up to groups of twenty can make reservations. The cost to experience a meal in the sky is just under $300 per person, including three courses with your choice of protein, wine pairings, dessert, and a complimentary photo.
Dinner in the Sky tried to get a spot on the Strip but was shut down by the city. Instead, they have built near City Center on an 8.8 acre site. Luckily, this location still provides excellent views of the Strip when suspended so high in the air. They also offer valet parking and shuttles from various points on the Las Vegas Strip.
Get the Best View with Dinner
If you are looking for a truly over-the-top culinary experience, Dinner in the Sky Las Vegas will be a hit. As long as you are not afraid of heights, this is a must-do while in town. Don’t forget to get a photo, cause it is truly the best view you can get with an amazing meal in Vegas.