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 just steps from the casino in The Venetian Las Vegas, this casual Pan-Asian eatery is owned by acclaimed chef Kevin Wu, also known for his Royal Star Seafood Restaurant in Santa Monica.
Celebrated Chef Kerry Simon serves up his signature contemporary American cuisine at this celebrity hotspot, which is ensconced in the dazzling Palms Place Casino and Resort.
A Neapolitan pizza parlor in suburban Green Valley. Settebello is equipped with a 950-degree wood-fired oven for blistering the crust just so. The margherita pizza is topped with tomatoes, olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Wisconsin mozzarella, and basil.
Tucked inside Palms Place, the posh tower at the Palms Las Vegas, Simon at Palms Place is a visually stunning vehicle for the culinary expertise of Chef Kerry Simon, who worked in such famous Manhattan restaurants as La Cote Basque and Lafaye
The Scene: It's not uncommon to see chefs Paul Bartolotta and Alex Stratta parked at cafeteria tables under fluorescent lights at T.C.'s Rib Crib, savoring the moist pulled pork, spare ribs, baby backs, and beef ribs with sides like spicy collards and fried okra.
Widely considered one of the best buffets on the Strip, Cravings in The Mirage offers an eclectic variety of international dishes ranging from freshly baked pizza to Chinese barbecue pork buns.
One of the six fine dining options in the Mirage, Stack’s design outshines even the food. Pieces of curved blond wood are stacked all the way to the ceiling, mimicking the shape of a canyon, while circular hanging lamps cast a warm glow across the main dining room.
Hailed as one of the most scrumptious all-you-can-eat spreads in Vegas, the Buffet at TI specializes in five types of cuisine: American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and sugar – lots of of the latter.
At Bar Charlie, the focus is on Japanese kaiseki. We loved: Seared kampachi with braised veal cheek at Restaurant Charlie; hamachi belly with kumquat, pickled pork belly and cucumber at Bar Charlie.
An offshoot of the famed Manhattan original, Nobu, Las Vegas offers modern Japanese cuisine from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa.