Las Vegas

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.

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.

This satellite of the New York City steakhouse original is located on the mezzanine level of Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

An offshoot of the famed Manhattan original, Nobu, Las Vegas offers modern Japanese cuisine from celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa.

A 10,000-gallon, double archway aquarium serves as the entrance to this jungle-themed MGM restaurant, where snakes hang from branches and animatronic elephants peek through the trees beside waterfalls.

Society Café dishes out late-night comfort food. Cap of the night with roasted tomato bisque, with a salad of Rosso Bruno tomatoes and creamy, tangy burrata.

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Sure, Tom Colicchio was running restaurants before anyone heard of reality TV, but he has taken to the medium and become everyone’s favorite judge.

During the evening, glowing columns and huge suspended lamps provide light for the square wooden tables with black chairs and booths in Sushi Roku’s dining room. Daytime, however, brings shining rays through the huge wall of glass windows that also display great views of the strip.

Named for celebrated chef and owner Gabino Sotelino, this lovely sidewalk bistro is renowned for its delicious and surprisingly affordable French cuisine.

Located in the MGM Grand, this gourmet sandwich shop from celebrity chef Tom Colicchio is ideal for a quick, affordable bite on the Strip. Here, patrons can either order meals to go or settle into bright green chairs surrounded by large red columns and white tables on blond hardwood floors.