LAS VEGAS (TheStreet) -- Ever wonder how it feels to dine like a president? Well, we all know anything is possible in Las Vegas. In honor of Presidents Day, TravelsinTaste has compiled a list of restaurants that have been popular with presidents past and present for you to add to your to-do list.

Executive Chef Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse inside the Palms Casino Resort is no neophyte when it comes to preparing meals for presidents. The presidents keep coming back for his exceptional cuisine.

He's cooked four times for former President Bill Clinton and multiple times for President Barack Obama, whom he says has a hankering for his red velvet cupcakes. When Clinton gave his "Embracing our Common Humanity" speech Feb. 22, 2010, in The Colosseum at Caesar's Palace, Dakake says he prepared tastings from almost his entire menu and delivered the feast to him. The dinner included organic lemon chicken, vegetables, sliced steak, Japanese organic tomato salad, rigatoni, creamed corn, skinny fries, those red velvet cupcakes and more.

Minus 5's Mount Rushmore replica is 8 to 10 feet tall and carved completely out of ice.

Previously, Clinton had dined at N9NE Steakhouse and signed Dakake's famous "Shakedown Door," which boasts the names of the country's top celebrities, politicians and sports figures, and a few baseballs. Dakake says he cut a deal with Clinton's security detail: If they'd arrange the meeting with the former president, he would introduce them to Vince Neil, the Motley Crue frontman, who was also dining at the restaurant that night.

During the Democratic primary, the Clintons stayed at the Bellagio but ordered a meal from N9NE that included steak, chicken, salmon, scallops, lobster papardelle, salads, sashimi, rock shrimp and some sides, Dakake says. The Clintons liked it so much they got another delivery later in their stay.

At the same time, Obama ordered out a menu of Kobe burgers, chicken sandwiches and one order of Dover sole. Dakake also cooked for Obama at the Democratic National Convention dinner at George Maloof's home in Spanish Trail. It was here that Obama signed a special N9NE insignia plate for Dakake -- which the chef calls a treasured possession.

Other Vegas chefs have dished out fare for former and current presidents. Clinton also dined with a party of 20 at Rao's, the classic Italian eatery at Caesar's Palace, during the trip for his February 2010 speech. And he celebrated his 63rd birthday in Vegas at Craftsteak, run by Tom Collichio of Comcast ( CMCSA - Get Report)-owned Bravo's Top Chef, with such notable guests as Terry McAuliffe, Paul Begala, John D. Podesta, Haim Saban and Hollywood media mogul Steve Bing.

Back home in D.C., the Scripps ( SSP - Get Report)-owned Food Network show Iron Chef America had a season opener that paired White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford with Bobby Flay against Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse. Though technically the chefs cooked for the judges on Iron Chef America, their secret ingredient was announced by first lady Michelle Obama: anything from the White House garden. The seal of approval is definitely not lost on these excellent chefs.

Flay, Batali and Lagasse have Vegas hot spots of their own suitable for any dining desire: Mesa Grill at Caesar's Palace; B&B Ristorante; CarneVino; Otto at the Palazzo and Venetian ( LVS - Get Report); Table 10; Lagasse's Stadium at the Palazzo; and Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand ( MGM - Get Report). Each dishes up the freshest of ingredients, albeit not from the White House garden.

To end an inspirational evening, you can try drinks at Minus 5 at the Monte Carlo and sit among the presidential luminaries of Mount Rushmore, since the ice bar has an 8- to 10-foot replica carved out of ice.

"I was riding my Harley through South Dakota and was inspired by the beauty and splendor of Mount Rushmore as I passed," Minus5 founder Craig Ling says. "It was truly remarkable, and I had to replicate it in our newest Minus5 Ice Bar inside Monte Carlo Resort and Casino."

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