Top Chef alum Brian Malarkey opened Herringbone as his second restaurant on the Strip (the first was Searsucker at Caesars Palace, but we like this one better). The restaurant, which has original outposts in La Jolla and San Diego, specializes in what he calls "Southern California coastal cuisine." What that really means a lot of small shareable, seafood-heavy plates. Classic raw bites like a ceviche tostada and the tune poke will have you wishing that you were at the beach. Entree options have a little more global flavor, such as whole-grilled branzino with shaved fennel salad or the Asian-nuanced Chilean sea bass with lemongrass and yuzu. Cocktails are fun and innovative, so they might take a few minutes to be made, but worth the wait. You could even conceivably get away with just ordering a dozen oysters and a few of glasses of wine and still get the full Herringbone experience. There is indoor lounge seating with large windows, but the best seats are on the outdoor patio overlooking the Aria’s pool. Umbrellas and pergolas over the tables offer much-needed shade from the sun during the day, especially during the popular all-you-can-eat weekend brunch.