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.
Julian Serrano's tapas restaurant serves up great pan con tomate, rafts of toasted bread rubbed with tomato, garlic, and grassy olive oil. Serrano is also the chef behind Picasso at the Bellagio.
Romantic souls easily fall in love with Chef Jean Joho's Eiffel Tower Restaurant, which sits on the 11th floor Paris Las Vegas’ half-scale replica of the famous Parisian landmark.
Stratta's haute Mediterranean cuisine has all the robust earnestness you'd expect, given his Midwestern roots: roast squab, rabbit fricassée, foie gras ravioli in truffle bouillon. And the space, as majestic as a vintage ocean liner, is the perfect setting for his culinary heft.
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.
Almond chip, scotch crème, lemon, maple walnut, apple spice, peppermint, peanut butter, champagne cherry—with flavors like these and a secret family recipe that dates back to 1973, Luv-It Frozen Custard is a longtime Las Vegas landmark.
Build your own gourmet burger at this Mandalay Place mainstay from celebrity chef Hubert Keller, also the owner of Fleur (Las Vegas) and Fleur de Lys (San Francisco).
Reservations are a must at this tiny Japanese restaurant, located in an unassuming Chinatown strip mall.
VooDoo Steak & Lounge, the premiere eatery at the Rio All-suite Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, offers stunning views of the Strip from its perch on the 50th and 51st floors of the hotel’s Masquerade Tower.
Located in the Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes, Otto is the brainchild of famed chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich.
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.