Top Restaurants in Las Vegas
Collected by Matt Villano, AFAR Local Expert
Once a place where eating was an afterthought (and was often enjoyed in the form of a steak and a martini), Vegas has become a destination for the restaurant-obsessed. Really. Come and make a wager on the freshest sushi, the newest cocktail, and yes, the biggest ribeye.
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Armed with a menu that reads like an all-star roster of French cuisine (seared foie gras lyonnaise, bone marrow en persillade, halibut Véronique), chef Michael Mina is able to transport diners to Paris at Bardot. He also prepares four...
Level 3, Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The newest restaurant at the Cosmopolitan is an American spin on a traditional Japanese izakaya, a succession of shared plates brought to the table throughout the meal, like Japanese tapas. It's hard to share when the dishes are so...
Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd level 2, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
New York cult classic Momofuku made the transcontinental jump when it opened its first western outpost in the Cosmopolitan in late 2016. Today, the restaurant’s constantly evolving Asian-themed menu features steamed buns, noodles, meat,...
11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135, USA
As the name of this Summerlin restaurant suggests, there are two wood-burning ovens in the center of the open kitchen. This restaurant at the Red Rock Casino specializes in Italian and American comfort food and is known for its shared plates...
1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145, USA
When James Beard Award–nominated chefs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla got tired of working kitchens down on the Las Vegas Strip, they retreated to Summerlin and opened Honey Salt. The restaurant has become a favorite among locals, and a...
3960 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Italian food is the specialty at this restaurant at the Four Seasons, with house-made pastas and braised meats from chef Antonio Minichiello stealing the show. Though the dining room is stylish, the best tables are outside on the...
1027, 1120 S Main St #110, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
This minimally decorated coffee shop, located in the up-and-coming Arts District, is known as much for its inventive spins on espresso drinks as it is for its eclectic menu of Latin American food. From the bar, try a...
4000 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, USA
This bustling Chinese restaurant inside the Gold Coast Casino specializes in dim sum; definitely sample the almond shrimp balls, and the steamed pastry pockets with barbecued pork filling are a treat you’ll remember forever. For...
3784 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Beerhaus, a restaurant and bar in the Park Vegas, was Sin City’s first beer garden. There are at least a dozen brews on tap at all times, as well as many more bottled options displayed in refrigerated cases along the back...
201 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Chef Tony Gemignani’s maiden voyage into the Las Vegas market is an unforgettable blend of traditional pizza parlor, dive bar, and nightclub. The food speaks for itself; the San Francisco–based Gemignani is a 12-time World Pizza...
300 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
Pearl Ocean’s offerings encompass some of the best dim sum in town, with delicacies like squid-ink dumplings, Hakka-style fish bladder, fried chicken feet, whole abalone, and minced chicken tart. The popular Five Guys Xiao Long Bao is...
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Masaharu Morimoto has seen a lot of success since his days on Iron Chef. The Japanese star has restaurants in more than two dozen American cities, and this outpost inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is among the biggest of the bunch....
505 E Oakey Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104, USA
Otherworldly frozen custard is just about the last thing you expect from a ramshackle blue-and-white building in the shadow of the Stratosphere. But the soft-serve machines have been whirring here since 1973, and the frozen treat is...
4600 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
Ronald’s, a doughnut shop in a Chinatown strip mall, is known as much for what its baked goods lack as for what they have. The main attraction here is a vegan doughnut, with two shelves of the display case full of vegan goodies...
3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Wing Lei was the first Chinese restaurant in the United States to receive a Michelin star, and this upscale eatery still is going strong. Chef Ming Yu’s menu mixes Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Sichuan flavors. Perhaps the most famous dish of...
202 Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
The experience of dining at this steakhouse is a throwback to early-1970s Las Vegas, which is when it originally opened. Tuxedoed servers (mostly men) hand women customers a rose as they are seated. Cocktails come with extra...
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The Italian food here is great—items such as veal Parmesan, chicken scarpariello, and pork meatballs taste like your nonna made them, and the appetizer of baked clams transports diners from the center of the Las Vegas Strip to New...
3940 Las Vegas Blvd S, Delano Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89119, USA
Della’s, the breakfast-and-lunch-only restaurant at the Delano Las Vegas, prides itself on sourcing ingredients from local farmers and growers—yes, they really exist in the middle of the Nevada desert. The menu has options that...
3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
When the Caesars Palace outpost of Mr. Chow opened in 2016, it was the iconic restaurant’s first foray into Sin City. As at its other locations, Mr. Chow here spotlights cuisine from Beijing, and makes presentation into a spectacle:...
2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Chef José Andrés celebrates carnivores at this one-of-a-kind Philippe Starck–designed restaurant in SLS Las Vegas. As the name suggests, meat plays a role on nearly every plate here. A classic beef tartare is...
6115 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148, USA
Chef Andre Rochat has been a legend in Las Vegas almost since the moment he opened his eponymous restaurant downtown about 30 years ago. This newer outpost near Summerlin blends French-bistro and American-tavern food...
3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
As its name suggests, lunch and dinner food go vertical at this restaurant inside the Mirage. The traditional steak-house fare here extends to seafood, but the real stars of the menu are the side dishes: adult tater tots, Buffalo...
SLS, 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
The Japanese character katsu means "victory," and this sophisticated Japanese restaurant from chef Katsuya Uechi certainly tastes like a win. The space itself, inside SLS Las Vegas, is breathtaking: Uechi partnered with designer Philippe...
900 E Karen Ave h102, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
For 20 years now, the Spring Mountain corridor north of the Las Vegas Strip has been a hotbed of hot pots—and every other Asian dish under the desert sun. When celebs such as Anthony Bourdain and Penn Jillette raved about the real-deal...
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