Restaurants in Las Vegas
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.
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 fanciful departure from the usual Vegas buffet (generally characterized by harsh décor and overcooked, institutional food), the Buffet at Wynn, lit overhead by natural light, evokes a garden party.
The 1,200-pound front wheel of an enormous replica Sportster juts forth from the façade of this casual All-American eatery.
Located just off the Strip inside the MGM Grand, Diego serves traditional Mexican fare in a colorful dining room adorned with red banquettes, light green pillars, hot pink chairs, and an eclectic array of hammered tin mirrors. The menu includes signature items like the pollo al horno con mole
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck expanded his wildly popular Beverly Hills eatery Spago in 1992, introducing the restaurant to the city of Las Vegas—and Las Vegas to contemporary fine dining.
Located in the Mirage Las Vegas, Onda Ristorante welcomes guests into a front lounge adjacent to the hotel casino. There, beneath an arched stained-glass ceiling, patrons can enjoy Italian wine paired with small plates or all-you-can-eat mussels, available Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m.
From caviar sushi topped with gold flakes to a roaring 95-foot waterfall, every aspect of Okada exudes Vegas-style drama.
Chef Shawn McClain made his name at Spring and Green Zebra, in Chicago. Sage hews to the same farm-to-table approach—or, in Vegas’s case, FedEx-to-table. Order the foie gras crème brûlée, laced with cocoa nibs and bing cherries, spiked with brandy and Grand Marnier.
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.
A charming old-school ambiance, delightfully kitschy décor and tasty homemade Italian dishes have made Battista’s a beloved Vegas staple for decades.