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.
Renowned for his inventive New American cuisine and commitment to the farm-to-table concept, James Beard Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden opened this namesake restaurant in 2003.
Located at a 7,717-foot elevation, the Mount Charleston Lodge is known for its panoramic views of Kyle Canyon's Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest. Large windows line three of the restaurant’s walls, and the 20-foot, loft ceiling mirrors the mountain peaks that encircle the lodge.
The go-to bar for the Las Vegas hipster set, The Griffin is hard to miss with its iconic neon sign: the bar’s name is actually topped by a green griffin sipping a martini.
Educated at the Culinary Institute of America, chef Michael Mina was famous for his seafood creations at Aqua in San Francisco before he was asked to start this Vegas staple at the Bellagio.
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.
This satellite of the New York City steakhouse original is located on the mezzanine level of Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Of the six whacked-out burgers on offer, the highlight is an homage to the Vietnamese banh mi, blending beef, pork, shrimp, and pork pâté with pickled carrots and daikon. Fresh lemongrass, mint, and basil add brightness, while fish sauce supplies depth. It is intensely satisfying.
An offshoot of the LA original, this well-loved eatery, located inside Planet Hollywood, serves up all-beef hot dogs with loads of fresh toppings.
Helmed by France’s “Chef of the Century” Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier is the more relaxed and slightly less expensive sister of neighboring namesake restaurant Joël Robuchon.
Original paintings and ceramics by the restaurant’s eponym brighten this Bellagio dining room, which is also adorned with vibrant flowers, colorful upholstered chairs, and large windows overlooking the hotel's famous fountain show.
Gigantic aquariums holding hundreds of goldfish mark the entrance to Caesars Palace's casual outpost of Northern Chinese-style cuisine. Soup dumplings, dim sum, and noodle dishes featuring house-made, hand-pulled, noodles are served surprisingly quickly.