Restaurants in Las Vegas
Like everything else in Las Vegas, restaurants here embrace extremes - you'll find everything from retro coffee shops to celebrity-chef eateries to those only-in-Vegas buffets. If you're less adventurous, or just on a budget, you can always find reliable chains and food courts. Here are some of the best restaurants in Las Vegas:
L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon: For a classic celebrity chef outlet, check out this Las Vegas restaurant in the MGM Grand, and which sits next to Robuchon's original namesake restaurant. L'Atelier lets you take the slightly more budget track, though, by way of small plates of foie gras-stuffed quail or langoustine fritters.
The Wicked Spoon: For a modern take on the classic buffet, visit this acclaimed buffet at The Cosmopolitan, where you can enjoy good tomato-and-asparagus risotto, Korean barbecue or the popular (and spicy) Angry Mac 'n' Cheese.
The Peppermill: If this 24-hour coffee shop and lounge near the Wynn exudes a serious Rat Park vibe, it came by it honestly - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis actually ate here. This Las vegas eatery is great for late-night steak and eggs.
A fanciful departure from the usual Vegas buffet (generally characterized by harsh décor and overcooked, institutional food), the Buffet at Wynn, lit overhead by natural light, evokes a garden party.
The 1,200-pound front wheel of an enormous replica Sportster juts forth from the façade of this casual All-American eatery.
Located just off the Strip inside the MGM Grand, Diego serves traditional Mexican fare in a colorful dining room adorned with red banquettes, light green pillars, hot pink chairs, and an eclectic array of hammered tin mirrors. The menu includes signature items like the pollo al horno con mole
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck expanded his wildly popular Beverly Hills eatery Spago in 1992, introducing the restaurant to the city of Las Vegas—and Las Vegas to contemporary fine dining.
Located in the Mirage Las Vegas, Onda Ristorante welcomes guests into a front lounge adjacent to the hotel casino. There, beneath an arched stained-glass ceiling, patrons can enjoy Italian wine paired with small plates or all-you-can-eat mussels, available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m.
From caviar sushi topped with gold flakes to a roaring 95-foot waterfall, every aspect of Okada exudes Vegas-style drama.
Chef Shawn McClain made his name at Spring and Green Zebra, in Chicago. Sage hews to the same farm-to-table approach—or, in Vegas’s case, FedEx-to-table. Order the foie gras crème brûlée, laced with cocoa nibs and bing cherries, spiked with brandy and Grand Marnier.
Upon entering this upscale New American restaurant in Mandalay Bay, patrons are immediately wowed by a four-story glass wine tower where harnessed “wine fairies” are hoisted up to retrieve bottles from the 10,000-plus selection.
Tucked in a strip mall on Spring Mountain Road, the heart of Vegas’s Chinatown, Raku shot to cult status soon after opening in 2008.