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.
Whether you’re gearing up for the day or winding down after a night on the Strip, it’s always a good time for breakfast at Tiffany’s, served 24 hours a day.
Ideal for date nights and pre-show dinners, this modern trattoria in the MGM Grand showcases authentic Italian cuisine from executive chef Pierpaolo Pittia.
Often hailed as the most scrumptious seafood in Vegas, the dishes served at celebrity chef Rick Moonen's RM Seafood are truly extraordinary.
With colorful neon lights, cozy black booths, faux vines and a blazing fire pit surrounded by bubbling water, Peppermill’s Fireside Lounge is an old-school Vegas experience like no other.
Led by renowned chef Michael Mina, this marine-inspired MGM Grand restaurant is adorned with an illuminated water wall, vibrant aquarium, and bold red and blue accents. In two open kitchens, Mina’s team prepares fresh fish from around the world as well as a selection of wood-fired steaks.
Until 2008, Chicago’s Charlie Trotter was one of the few über-chefs to resist Las Vegas. But he finally opened not one, but two spots in the Palazzo Resort. The most prized table at elegant Restaurant Charlie is in the glass-encased nook above the open kitchen.
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.