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.
Built in 1945, Atomic is the oldest freestanding bar in Las Vegas, and famous for being the place where customers went up to the roof to watch the nuclear blasts conducted at the Nevada Test Site.
There was the golden age of the tiki bar—but once the Stardust’s fantastic Aku Aku was gone (and its monumental tiki idols auctioned off), Vegas was sadly lacking in tiki culture until 2008. That’s when P.
The whimsical downtown bar—where you’ll hang out on Victorian furniture, and drink cocktails concocted by sisters Pamela and Christina Dylag, which change with the seasons—has an amazing local following.
This spot off the Strip offers a throwback scene with Old Vegas dining—classic beef carpaccio, linguine and clams, the iceberg wedge of your dreams—served in black leather booths under twinkling chandeliers.
Sit on the massive butcher-block bar that separates just a few lucky diners from the open kitchen in this cozy room and sample everything from addictively crispy fried chicken skins with smoked honey to truffled mac and cheese to smoky-sweet bacon jam.
The Light Group’s executive chef Brian Massie is known for his easy-to-love and accessible restaurants like Stack in the Mirage and Fix in Bellagio – serving adult comfort food.
Spanish superchef José Andrés is no stranger to the Strip, with Jaleo and the notoriously difficult-to-obtain table at é by José Andrés in the Cosmopolitan as well as delightful nearby China Poblano.
Daniel Boulud’s new classic, upscale brasserie in the Venetian uses ingenious design moves to make the subterranean space (formerly the dark and dated Valentino restaurant) seem skylit. His cuisine bridges his more casual DBGB Kitchen + Bar and Restaurant Daniel.
Chicago’s “Mayor of Chinatown,” Tony Hu oversees nearly 20 restaurants in Chicago, and although Vegas itself has a sizeable Chinatown along Spring Mountain Road, he felt there was a void to fill. The soaring ceilings and deep reds and golds of his much-awaited Lao Sze Chuan make it more op
On the ground floor of a run-down apartment building, you will find Chef Natalie Young’s breakfast and lunch joint, which infuses American classics with New Mexican and French influences, and is perpetually and justifiably crowded in its second year of business.
There’s no better people watching any time of day than at Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris casino hotel—which feels as authentic as a faux Parisian bistro can at the foot of a replica Eiffel Tower.
This unapologetically campy 40-year veteran has served as a backdrop for movies like Casino and Showgirls. While the restaurant serves breakfast around the clock, there’s also a lounge for cocktails served around an over-the-top gas flame.
For quite good reason, Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, now in its tenth year, is consistently cited as one of the best breakfast spots in Las Vegas. There’s a traditional Parisian-bistro feel, with wide open doors and windows looking out on one of the most manicured pool scenes in the city.
There’s something just a little bit mortifying about eating in a place that serves food in vessels with a striking resemblance to troughs. It’s best just to get past this, though, and enjoy the food, which is as good as the portions are enormous.
Until recently known simply as “Verandah” (with the “h”), the expansive first-floor terrace at Four Seasons offers absolutely the best power breakfast in Las Vegas and one of the best lunches (you never know who you’ll see—but you’ll see someone!).