Restaurants in Las Vegas
The go-to bar for the Las Vegas hipster set, The Griffin is hard to miss with its iconic neon sign: the bar’s name is actually topped by a green griffin sipping a martini.
Educated at the Culinary Institute of America, chef Michael Mina was famous for his seafood creations at Aqua in San Francisco before he was asked to start this Vegas staple at the Bellagio.
An offshoot of the famed Manhattan original, Nobu, Las Vegas offers modern Japanese cuisine from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
A 10,000-gallon, double archway aquarium serves as the entrance to this jungle-themed MGM restaurant, where snakes hang from branches and animatronic elephants peek through the trees beside waterfalls.
Society Café dishes out late-night comfort food. Cap of the night with roasted tomato bisque, with a salad of Rosso Bruno tomatoes and creamy, tangy burrata.
This satellite of the New York City steakhouse original is located on the mezzanine level of Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Of the six whacked-out burgers on offer, the highlight is an homage to the Vietnamese banh mi, blending beef, pork, shrimp, and pork pâté with pickled carrots and daikon. Fresh lemongrass, mint, and basil add brightness, while fish sauce supplies depth. It is intensely satisfying.
An offshoot of the LA original, this well-loved eatery, located inside Planet Hollywood, serves up all-beef hot dogs with loads of fresh toppings.
Helmed by France’s “Chef of the Century” Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier is the more relaxed and slightly less expensive sister of neighboring namesake restaurant Joël Robuchon.