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The Best Las Vegas Restaurants                         Best Places to Visit in Las Vegas  





If  you really like gourmet food, you may want to adopt a strategy of "sampling" at the restaurants on our list.  Just stop in for soup or salad at one place and have an entree somewhere else.














































































































You will have a lot of choices for dining when you are in Las Vegas, including restaurants from just about every national chain in existence. However, the list we provide below is focused on exceptional restaurants that provide a unique, high quality, culinary experiences. It is unlikely that you can find a concentration of food of this quality, prepared by some of the best chefs in the world, in any other city (perhaps, Paris).  At least one night while you are in Las Vegas, you should try a restaurant from this list (and at the prices some of them charge, one night might be all you can afford).  

Speaking of prices, our pricing guide does not include wine or other alcoholic beverages. Next, the restaurants we have labeled with a price range of Moderate-Expensive, offer a wide variety of meals and you can buy low or buy high, causing us to blend the categories where we thought the range of menu choices and prices warranted. Please note, prices may change and our pricing categorization may not be accurate or reflect your values. Check the menu prices before you order.

Note reservations are recommended for all restaurants on the list below and may be required by some of the restaurants.  Check with the hotel or the restaurant to be safe.

We have arranged our restaurant recommendations by hotel. Have your concierge make reservations for you.

Use our map of casino-resorts to determine the locations  mentioned below, if you want to walk to dinner.     


MGM Grand

If you are interested in the MGM's fine restaurants, follow this link  for more information about these and others

Joël Robuchon -  The famous French chef, called the "Chef of the Century" by many, has opened his only fine dining establishment in the United States at the MGM Grand. Robuchon’s gourmet quality food comes at a price, as a six course tasting menu averages $225 per person. (very expensive).  If you are interested in more information or making reservations, click the following link from the MGM Grand -  

L’Atalier de Joël Robuchon – Robuchon’s L”Atalier features causal dining …at a counter where you can watch your gourmet meal being prepared (expensive). There is a bargain fixed menu offered each day at approximately $50 per person.

Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak – mainly known for its Kobe Beef, this restaurant is a classic steakhouse with a great reputation among Las Vegas natives. (expensive).


Emeril’s - one the several restaurants by Emeril Lagasse, the celebrity chef. (Moderate)

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Moderate)


The Bellagio is the only hotel in the United States with two AAA Five Diamond restaurants (Le Cirque and Picasso).  For more information on these restaurants and others at the Bellagio follow this link.

Le Cirque - A fine restaurant perched above the dancing fountains. It specializes in French cuisine. (Expensive) (Three course tasting $98) (tie and jacket preferred but not required). 

Picasso - Features French-Mediterranean cuisine. (Expensive (prix fix $95 per person). This may be the best of the Bellagio's fine restaurants and certainly one of the best in Las Vegas.  Picasso's Chef Serrano is a  past winner of the James Beard Award for "Best Chef, Southwest". 

Prime  - The Bellagio’s steakhouse with view of its famous dancing fountains. Prime décor reflects the old, plush- style American steakhouse ((jackets preferred). (Expensive). 

Caesar’s Palace

Guy Savoy  - Serves classic French fare and is the only US restaurant of the legendary winner of three Michelin Stars (the restaurant is managed by his son). (Very Expensive)

Rao’s – a well known and popular Italian food eatery that originated in East Harlem, New York. (Moderate to Expensive)

Follow this link for more details about any of the restaurants at Caesar's Palace.

Caesar's Forum Shops

Spago Café and Dining Room  - This restaurant has become a Las Vegas favorite of many with its predictable yummy food, offered at a reasonable price and with great service. (Moderate to expensive)

Wynn's / Encore

SW Steakhouse (Could that SW be Steve Wynn?). In any event, many consider his restaurant the best steakhouse in Las Vegas. (Expensive)

Tableau - Considered the Wynn's signature restaurant, Tableau serves nouvelle cuisine with just a hint of French-style preparation.

Society Café Encore -  (Encore) is billed as providing "...imaginative American cooking" and was cite by Esquire Magazine as one of the best new restaurants in America in 2009. (Moderate)

Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare – Seafood with an Italian flair has made this a very popular Las Vegas Restaurant (moderate to expensive).

Okada  - One of the best Japanese dining experiences on the Strip, (Moderate to Expensive)

Wing Lei - Sophisticated Chinese from Shanghai  with a French influence.  There are some unique treats on the menu.  (Moderate to Expensive)

For information on these and other restaurants at Wynn's and Encore, see the official website.


Barmasa features Japanese delicacies by Chief Masyoshi Takayama.

Julian Serrano, named after its signature chef, features native Spanish fare and specializes in Tapas.

In addition, we think you will find a lot to like at Sirio (traditional and contemporary Italian), American Fish by Michael Mina and Jean Georges Steakhouse.  See this page of the Aria website for details on the collection of fine dining  opportunities.


The Delmonico Steakhouse, an Emeril Lagasse owned and operated restaurant, that is rapidly gaining a reputation as the best steakhouse in Las Vegas, (Expensive)

Tao Asian Bistro – specializing in Pacific Rim cuisines is one of the “in” places in Las Vegas. It has great food and a very cool (popular) nightclub.. (expensive)

Bouchon – A French Bistro restaurant that has received significant national exposure and rave reviews. You may want to try this for a heavenly but sinful breakfast. (moderate)

For details on these and other fine restaurants at the Venetian, see the official website.


Kokomo’s - a steakhouse, known for its beef and huge lobster tails, that is known both for quality and quantity. (Moderate).  For more details or to make reservations, click the following link to the Mirage - The Mirage Dining .

Onda - Classic Italian cuisine with some innovations and a "rustica" orientation. (Moderate). 

Planet Hollywood

The Strip House at PH is the Las Vegas instance of the famous New York steakhouse, perennially listed in most lists of the "Top Ten" steak houses in the U.S.  Click here for more information from Planet Hollywood. (Moderate to Expensive).

Mandalay Bay

Aureole, a Charlie Palmer restaurant similar to the critically acclaimed Aureole in New York City, features what it called Progressive American Cuisine (expensive).  Mix , an Alain Ducasse creation) is a favorite of Travel and Leisure and has earned a Michelin Star. For more information on the restaurants at Mandalay Bay or to make reservations, click the following link from the Mandalay Bay - Mandalay Bay Dining

Four Seasons

Charlie Palmer Steakhouse - Zoomed to the top of the charts shortly after its opening. (Expensive) See Charlie Palmer   for more details.

The Palms

N9NE Steakhouse - One of the most popular places to see and be seen in Las Vegas, N9NE provides top quality food in a chic setting. (moderate to expensive)

Alizé - Considered by many to be the best of André Rochat's  restaurants (see below), the Alizé, at the top of the Palms features world-class cuisine with a French influence and  impeccable service. Don't pass on the deserts. (moderate to expensive)

See the Palms website for more details on these and other restaurants.

The Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan offers a dozen choices from the exclusive to the everyday, although Scarpetta, a modern Italian restaurant is attracting the most attention from those who love to eat fine food.

For information on all of the restaurants at the Cosmopolitan, see their restaurant page.

Mandarin Oriental

Twist, by Michelin three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire is rapidly establishing  a reputation as one of the  best restaurants in Las Vegas.  For details on this and other restaurants, see the hotel's official website.

Non-resort restaurants

Smith and Wollensky
3767 Las Vegas Boulevard (opposite the Monte Carlo) Premier American Steakhouse. (Moderate to expensive)
1 702 862 4100

Ruth’s Chris at 3900 Paradise Road ((702) 791 7011) is a modest cab drive from the Strip if you are looking for an old favorite. (Moderate)

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine
620 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
1 702 691-2053

Not So Fine Cuisine, But Oh So Good!

If you are up all night, have a car and taste for a tasty, cheap, heart clogging breakfast, look here. for the locations of the Blueberry Hill chain of restaurants. The food is great, but the restaurants can be crowded on weekend mornings. Their waffles and pancakes are great values.


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