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.
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.
A local favorite for authentic Mexican fare in downtown Las Vegas, Casa Don Juan is ideal for a casual, affordable meal off the Strip.
Established in 1991, this authentic Italian eatery began as a tiny, 12-seat space and now serves an average of 300 people per day. Located just west of the Strip on Flamingo Road, Nora’s is set in an unassuming strip mall that belies its warmly lit interior with occasional live jazz.
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
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.