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 in Treasure Island Las Vegas, Isla is known for its affordable gourmet Mexican cuisine and extensive bar featuring more than 100 varieties of tequila.
Situated in the Red Rock Casino & Resort, Cabo is known for its relaxed atmosphere and happy hour specials, available weekdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Inside the restaurant, rock walls are lined with huge picture windows that offer views of the surrounding desert and Red Rock Mountains.
Located along the Extraterrestrial Highway near Area 51, this quirky outpost includes a small motel, bar, and restaurant, all of which cater to alien enthusiasts. From the highway, this landmark appears as a white, corrugated-metal building and an otherworldly UFO saucer in its harness.
Right on the lake’s banks, you’ll find the wine cellar–themed tapas and dinner bar, where you can choose from 70 top-flight wines by the glass or a menu of more than 500 hard-to-find bottles to enjoy with fun finger foods like mini finger lamb chops.
Though it serves 4,000 patrons a day, the Bellagio buffet manages to balance quantity and quality. The dining room's high traffic requires constant turnover at the 12 food stations, which range from seafood to pasta.
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
A charming old-school ambiance, delightfully kitschy décor and tasty homemade Italian dishes have made Battista’s a beloved Vegas staple for decades.
One of the Bellagio’s more affordable dining options, this pan-Asian restaurant serves a wide variety of noodle dishes from Thailand, Japan, China, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
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.