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 in the Gold Coast Hotel, one mile west of the Strip, this casual Chinese café offers lunchtime dim sum as well as dinner entrées available until 3 a.m.
Named after Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero, this steakhouse contains original work by the eponymous artist, as well as other dramatic touches like huge white columns and colorful mosaic flowers on the floor.
Often hailed as the finest Chinese gourmet in the city, this Michelin-rated restaurant serves fresh, authentic dishes in a sleek dining room set inside Wynn Las Vegas.
Opened in May 2010, Monta specializes in tonkatsu ramen, a nutty pork broth of unfathomable depth, laden with wood-ear mushrooms, scallions, and a boiled egg. To this bowl of id you can add strips of roast pork belly that dissolve on the tongue.
One of the Wynn Las Vegas’ more casual dining options, Red 8 is an attractive option because many of the tables overlook the action on the casino floor. True to its name, the space places heavy emphasis on the color red, from the columns and wall panels to the placemats and booth cushions.
From chef Paul Bartolotta comes this Italian seafood restaurant set inside the Wynn Las Vegas resort. The dining room is dramatically lit with glass bubble chandlers, but patrons can also dine outside in a waterside cabana.
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.