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.
Located inside Caesars Palace, Payard showcases the talents of its namesake pastry chef, François Payard. The eatery is composed of three parts: the chocolate shop, the pastry shop, and the restaurant.
Enjoy a latte and an egg frittata overlooking Florentine Gardens.
The P.U.B. menu is a cheesebomb of drunkfood for guys who tuck in their polos and dudes who don't tuck in their dress shirts: BLT sliders; swordfish enchiladas.
Though it serves 4,000 patrons a day, the Bellagio buffet manages to balance quantity and quality. The dining room's high traffic requires constant turnover at the 12 food stations, which range from seafood to pasta.
Stone walls, waterfalls, and chrome accents adorn the dining room at this Bellagio restaurant, which offers an eclectic mix of New American, Asian, and Italian cuisine.
Red meat and wine: it's a popular combination that this Mario Batali/Joe Bastianich steakhouse delivers. Set in the Palazzo, the Italian-inflected restaurant boasts the expected high-end ambience with soaring ceilings, lustrous Italian marble surfaces, and antique furniture.
Dishing up what many consider the best Italian fare in Las Vegas, Rao’s at Caesars Palace is a more accessible offshoot of the New York original, which has occupied the same spot on 114 Street since 1896 and is known for being a tough place to get reservations.