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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring some of the best views in Vegas, Mix is located on the 64th floor of THEhotel at Mandalay Bay and is lined with enormous wall-to-wall windows overlooking the Strip.