25 Best Casino Restaurants Across The US

Correction 3/6/23: A previous version of this article referred to the Hard Rock Hotel as the Hard Rock Cafe.

Casino dining has come a long way from the days of buffet-style food lines and fast-service joints. These days, things are more about the experience. There are a variety of top-notch casino restaurants offering up the best in prime rib, Italian, and other decadent cuisines. In Nevada, they are typically included in best restaurants in Las Vegas lists, with several celebrity chefs — like Gordon Ramsay, Martha Stewart, and more recently, "Top Chef" finalists Michael and Bryan Voltaggio — although the best casino restaurants aren't all located in Las Vegas.

So whether you're in the mood for a juicy steak, seafood, or sushi — or you want to get your fill of Italian dishes between rounds of poker, these 25 casino restaurants have something to offer for everyone. With quality ingredients, exceptional service, and an ambient atmosphere that captures the enticing reasons you ventured into the casino, you'll want to place a bet on dining at these establishments. 

Bardot Brasserie at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

The Bardot Brasserie at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is an upscale casual spot for French cuisine in the style of a Parisian brasserie. Launched by celebrity chef Michael Mina, the restaurant serves up fancy hors d'oeuvres like escargot in absinthe butter and garlic with a baguette, cheese boards touting a variety of fine fromage, and classic dinner options including steak tartare, foie gras and bouillabaisse blessed with black cod and steamed mussels in a tarragon broth.

Dessert comes with a dessert wine pairing if you choose, with pastries and baked delights like chocolate macarons, espresso creme brulee, and apple tarts guaranteed to sweeten your baccarat victory. The restaurant also offers a selection of wines and French-themed cocktails like the Sazerac du French Quarter and La Pêche Mode, a d'ussé cognac-forward libation with citrus, ginger, mint, and crème de pêche.

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at The Sahara in Las Vegas

When superstar chef José Andrés isn't saving the world with the humanitarian efforts which earned him an honor from The Smithsonian — he's running one of his many 16 stellar restaurants. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, located at The Sahara in Las Vegas, takes the steakhouse experience to the next level. A curated $195 or $275 menu balances raw and flame-grilled meats with a mix of traditional Spanish tapas accompaniments done wildly untraditional.

Unique starters like cotton candy foie gras and applewood-smoked oysters on ice let us know immediately we're in for something unique. On the raw side, a classic beef sirloin tartare adorned with spiced Savora mustard, egg yolk, HP sauce, and anchovies makes peace with a vegetarian "beefsteak" tomato tartare. Quality meats like bone-in ribeye grilled over an oak-wood fire, tableside wagyu beef prepared on a hot stone, bison carpaccio, and jamón Ibérico — as well as meats from the sea, like Galician-style octopus — continue José Andrés' winning streak.

Capriccio at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City

According to some accounts, Capriccio has been the number one casino restaurant in the U.S. for the last three to four years running. It's not difficult to see why. Capriccio boasts classic Italian fare in an upscale waterfront resort with alfresco veranda dining. 

Enjoy cold cuts like prosciutto and soppressata alongside hardier antipasti such as grilled octopus with broccoli rabe, saffron potato, and sausage in a lemon herb pesto. Cheese tortellini soup in chicken broth or a hearty baby green salad with spiced walnuts, dried fruit, feta, and a vanilla honey vinaigrette. Veal or chicken parmigiana served five ways add heft to linguine. Carne includes everything from prime pork chop to an 8-ounce filet mignon with black garlic butter. Seafood zuppetta with lobster, scallops, shrimp and crabmeat, and lobster ravioli served in a sauvignon blanc sauce make seafood a shoo-in, too.

Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Buffet dining anywhere can be dicey. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace offers over 25,000 square feet of high-quality meals with chefs from 10 different kitchens serving cuisine worldwide. The largest buffet in Las Vegas offers 250 menu options, including a Bacchanal seafood dinner station with three types of crab and seafood boils, pasta and risotto platters, a carving station with interesting proteins like cherry-glazed quail and truffle rotisserie chicken, and small plates of unique offerings like grilled kimchi oysters.

Desserts are bite-sized but equally abundant, and concepts like cake on a stick make it a fun experience. A weekend brunch from 9 am to 1 pm also includes a special crab brunch from 1 to 3 pm for late risers and seafood addicts.

The Oyster Bar at The Hard Rock Hotel in Lake Tahoe

The Oyster Bar at, The Hard Rock Hotel in Lake Tahoe, takes dining way off the Vegas strip but makes it worth the gamble. As the premier raw seafood bar in Lake Tahoe, the restaurant serves New Orleans-style cuisine out of open kitchens, allowing diners to see how their food is prepared.

Classics include shrimp cocktails, beer-boiled Cajun shrimp, and mussels steamed in white wine, garlic, butter, and herbs, among other delicious cold items. Clam chowder comes in two styles — New England and Manhattan style — and the celebrated French seafood stew, bouillabaisse, comes loaded with just about everything that swims. The Creole influence continues through other menu items like jambalaya, gumbo, and a massive seafood boil made with all the fixings, plus your choice of citrus beer broth shrimp, clams & mussels, crab legs, or lobster.

Brezza at Resorts World in Las Vegas

Returning to Vegas, Brezza offers elevated modern Italian cuisine with a seasonal menu that is big on flavor. Brezza, meaning 'breeze' in Italian, offers a respite from the frenetic energy of Las Vegas with a patio and brunch lounge with a light and breezy environment.

A few unique antipasti items include Tuscan carne crudo, a filet mignon with lemon, capers, and Shallot, and San Daniele prosciutto accompanied by stone fruit in a limoncello vinaigrette with your choice of burrata. A raw bar offers all the usual suspects with the special addition of Executive Chef Nicole Brisson's $75 seafood platter selection, including marinated cooked, chilled, and raw options served with housemade sauces. An impressive pasta list, grilled meat and vegetables, classic Italian desserts, and a bar serving specialty cocktails, wine, and beer make this a must-dine location in Lake Tahoe.

Carbone at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas

Carbone, named after executive chef and co-owner Mario Carbone, is another Italian restaurant with a glamorous design and impeccable food. Although Vegas-based, the food is all New York's mid-20th century influence.

A business casual dress code aligns with the updated tone of the menu that can be washed down with a selection of premium rum from Carbone's rum cart. Unexpected antipasti like octopus pizzaiolo and sizzling pancetta set the mood for pasta dishes, including rigatoni in a spicy vodka cream sauce and mushroom-heavy fettuccine con funghi. Examples of fish dishes like the whole branzino and lobster fra diavolo will leave seafood lovers craving more. Italian standards like veal marsala and chicken scarpariello compete for your attention with charcoal-grilled meat like pork chops, cherry pepper ribs, and prime porterhouse for two.

The Pines Modern Steakhouse Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel in Highland, California

The sleek modern design of The Pines Steakhouse, complete with straight lines, geometric etchings, temperate plant life, and clean white colors popping against dark wood tones, hints at what awaits you. There's nothing like washing down a prime steak with a cherry red glass of wine. The Wine Spectator-approved and award-winning wine program at The Pines ensures that experience is likely.

Highlights include 100% certified Japanese kobe and Wagyu beef, American Wagyu guaranteed aged for 45 days, and mesquite wood & charcoal grilled prime steaks and chops. A 16-ounce boneless grass-fed Santa Carota ribeye and roasted Colorado lamb rack offer something a little different, and your choice of surf and turf allows you the best options from land and sea.

Thirty-Two at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi

Although you may not naturally think of Mississippi when you imagine casino restaurants, AAA Four Diamond-rated steak & seafood spot Thirty-Two exceeds expectations. Appetizers stay true to the theme. Think: ahi tuna in a citrus emulsion with herbs, greens, pickled shiitake over chilled soba noodles, and slow-braised, cold smoked beef cheek served with a quail egg, pickled red onion, and polenta grits.

A sample of Thirty-Two's signature steaks includes a 50-ounce $150 USDA Prime Tomahawk rib chop, and a slightly less pricey $70 pan-seared American Wagyu filet Pennsylvania served with black pepper, thyme, and bourbon butter. Apple glazed pork belly is a decadent substitution for bacon when paired with pan-seared scallops in cane syrup aioli and a sweet potato puree, while ora king salmon makes the most of three types of mushrooms and heirloom fingerling potatoes.

Amada at The Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City

When Philly's Jose Garces Made His NYC Debut With Amada, the second outpost of his Amada empire, he likely never expected opening a third in Atlantic City. Amada at The Ocean Casino Resort offers views of the ocean and tapas-style Andalusian cuisine.

A list of cured meats and cheeses set things off with a Mediterranean flare, as Iberico chorizo, jamón serrano, and aged manchego served with truffle lavender honey. Just opting for the chef's selection of charcuterie and cheeses makes the daunting task of choosing easier. Traditional tapas like crispy patatas bravas with paprika aioli, grilled meats including Iberian pork, and vegetarian options like wild mushroom rice with asparagus and manchego cheese cover all the bases.

BR Prime at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi

Back in Biloxi, BR Prime offers the highest quality steaks in a glitzy space influenced by Mad Men-era nostalgia. Following that route, starters like oyster Rockefeller with creamed spinach, lardon, and hollandaise sauce recall Don Draper's glory days. A classic wedge salad still does the job with baby iceberg lettuce, smoked bacon, pickled red onions, tomatoes, and bleu cheese.

BR Prime is a steakhouse and doesn't disappoint in that regard. Standouts include a 40-ounce bone-in tomahawk ribeye steak or 24-ounce porterhouse with your choice of sauces, including bordelaise and bearnaise, and accompaniments like truffle butter, Oregon bleu cheese blue crab, and shrimp scampi.

Prism Steakhouse at Hollywood Casino at Greektown in Detroit

Now you can find top-notch casino dining in the Motor City courtesy of Prism Steakhouse. While basking in the Detroit skyline, start your meal with foie gras bratwurst, a different take on the coveted duck liver delicacy served with caramelized onion, raspberry, honey, and stone-ground mustard. A Tuscan steak salad ensures even the salads entertain the presence of meat with a lemon vinaigrette that adds a zesty kick to gorgonzola, tomato, cannellini beans, and herbs.

As far as mains go, Argentine skirt steak with chimichurri and smoked paprika-garlic mashed potatoes sounds indulgent in the best way. Short ribs braised in a pomegranate-cognac cream and served with a parsnip purée are a new way to get your rib fix. Of course, steakhouse needs steak, and with everything from 56-day aged black Angus NY Strip to bison ribeye, Prism's got you covered.

Ballo Italian at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville

Ballo finds its inspiration in Tuscany, with design elements reminiscent of a gothic church you might find in a small Italian town with great food. Meatballs in pomodoro sauce, mussels in white wine and garlic in a marinara, and spicy, crisp calamari are just some of the appetizers on deck.

The obligatory pasta list offers ravioli stuffed with mascarpone and ricotta in tomato sauce and potato gnocchi with portobello mushroom, pancetta, and shaved black truffle pasta dishes. Wild swordfish is the main ingredient in a fisherman's stew as an Italian specialty, and desserts like tiramisu and an assorted box of cannolis make getting to the end of the meal part of the fun.

NYY Steak at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

A Wine Spectator award winner that was also voted Best North Broward Restaurant in SouthFlorida.com's Best of South Florida, NYY Steak is a pretty safe bet for one of the best casino restaurants in the U.S.

A seafood bar offers a number of incredible seafood options; osetra caviar served with egg, red onion, crème fraîche, and chives or a seafood tower consisting of Maine lobster, stone crab, colossal shrimp, clams, and oysters. USDA prime cuts aged for at least 21 days make up the stellar steak menu. A 32-ounce long bone ribeye and a 42-ounce porterhouse for sharing are a few of the standouts.

Angeline by Michael Symon at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City

Chef Michael Symon has a penchant for launching restaurants everyone wants to eat at. Angeline, Symon's take on Italian, is no different. A bright modern restaurant with upscale gastropub accents serves an offering meant to please everybody. Under a menu list broken up into gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, Angeline takes you through Italy with cheeses, meats, fish, pasta, and vegetables. 

A $65 family-style Sunday supper with antipasti, caesar salad, sausage and peppers, and meatballs with cavatelli would make us happy, even without adding garlic bread and ricotta cheesecake.

L'atelier De Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas

The L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon is the late chef's open kitchen service establishment where diners get to see the food magic unfold before it even hits their plate. Named "chef of the century" by the Gault Millau guide in 1989, a Michelin star-winning menu at L'atelier makes this a destination restaurant in Vegas.

More casual than Joël Robuchon next door, the food is still quite incredible. Joël Robuchon identified a truly great restaurant by the attentiveness of its service and cleanliness, which is in abundance at L'atelier. Considering all his dishes look and taste like fine art, It's unsurprising that Joël Robuchon's Michelin Star record still hasn't been broken.

Atlantis Steakhouse at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno

According to OpenTable voters, this AAA Diamond award-winning restaurant, Atlantis Steakhouse, also happens to be the best overall steakhouse in Reno. Items like caramelized Berkshire pork belly, glazed with maple syrup and ponzu, get the lollipop treatment as a great beginning to the meal.

Oysters on the half shell served with horseradish and Champagne-tarragon mignonette gets you ready for the main meat event. The extensive list of steaks includes A5 Japanese Wagyu striploin, the highest grade of Wagyu you can get. Seafood is no slouch here either, with offerings like whole Chilean sea bass with kohlrabi slaw and smoked trout roe.

Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Fine French cuisine is the order of the day at Restaurant Guy Savoy where Michelin Star chef Guy Savoy brings a Parisian sensibility to the Vegas strip. A sample of the $615 per person tasting menu with wine pairing includes artichoke and black truffle soup, toasted mushroom brioche, scallop along caviar, citrus, and onion, and A5 Japanese Wagyu beef and lobster tortellini, to name a few. 

An a la carte menu offers more of the same with additions like seared foie gras with lemon and pistachio, roasted wild Atlantic turbot, and Muscovy duck breast with smoked duck sausage.

David Burke Prime at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket

It's not every day you find a restaurant you run into a restaurant with its own U.S. patent for dry aging meat, but that's exactly what David Burke Prime has going for it. Prime cuts aged anywhere from 30 to 75 days, like T-bones, ribeyes, prime rib, and more, make steak the obvious move. 

Some less obvious options like double-cut maple bacon — a thick cut of maple syrup glazed bacon — and dry-aged steak tartare would be just as welcome on our plate. Over 750 varieties of wine make washing down all the prime cuts and accompaniments a lot easier.

Wing Lei at Wynn in Las Vegas

Wing Lei, aside from being the first Chinese restaurant to be awarded a Michelin Star in North America, was also awarded five stars by Forbes Travel Guide last year. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Ming Yu, modern Chinese elevates humble vegetables, meat, and seafood.

Crispy pork with a sweet and sour sauce of pineapple, heirloom bell peppers, and pearl onions; grilled soy-marinated sea bass with sugar peas, lotus root, and cauliflower; Frankly, these outdo most Chinese food you're likely to have tried up to this point. Peking duck is carved tableside for diners, while braised or Mapo tofu will make omnivores and vegetarians very happy.

CUT at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas

Chef Wolfgang Puck is a legend, and his steakhouse CUT at the Venetian is no threat to that legacy of incredible restaurants. Popular menu offerings like the $275 USDA Prime 40-ounce Bone-in Tomahawk steak or the 56-ounce $425 Bistecca Fiorentina are not for the weak of heart nor short of money.

However, the most expensive food item on the menu is the 40-ounce Wagyu bone-in New York cut, which will be perfectly cooked and will set you back $600 for the privilege. Dining at CUT is an investment, but if you get the opportunity to do so, you might find that it was actually worth it.

The Prime Rib at Live! Casino Hotel in Philadelphia

The Prime Rib is a steakhouse and cocktail bar that occasionally offers a multicourse Jameson whiskey pairing dinner for $150, a Moët Hennessy pairing dinner for $165, and a Caymus wine pairing dinner service for $165. Every Wednesday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm, a $2 oyster and $10 glass of Champagne is guaranteed to help you get over your hump day slump.

A decent range of reasonably priced steaks can only help the thought of losing at the slot machines hurt a little less. Aside from steak, roasted chicken breast with blood orange & sherry vinaigrette and the macadamia-crusted Chilean sea bass still make The Prime Rib a worthy casino restaurant if you're not in the mood for steak.

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood is an American steakhouse with a dry-aging room and over 400 selections of wine labels. Brunch happens every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. A raw bar with locally sourced seafood includes a $75 sampler with Maine lobster, crab, shrimp cocktail, and oysters from both coasts.

Their specialties include both 8-ounce and 12-ounce portions of filet mignon, truffle chicken, and of course, USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged in-house. New York strip, ribeye, and porterhouse steaks round out the American steaks, while certified Wagyu represents both U.S. and Japanese beef.

PY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol in Tucson

2021 Wine Spectator award winner PY Steakhouse is owned and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and is also one of 23 establishments in Tucson and Southern Arizona considered environmentally and socially conscious of its impact on the local food system and community. 

Wagyu beef tartare with koji-cured tomato, pickled shallot, cucumber, salted capers, smoked egg yolk, and housemade potato chips makes for an interesting starter alongside pan-seared Hudson Valley foie gras. A shellfish sampler for two includes Maine lobster tails, oysters, Mexican jumbo shrimp, and snow crab legs, with several sauces. Steaks come basted, broiled, broiled, and enhanced with rubs of smoked maple or mustard pink peppercorn.

Nobu at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

There are a few Nobu restaurants, but this is undoubtedly the biggest and best. Glamorous and award-winning, it's also the only restaurant in the U.S. to offer the Teppanyaki method of sushi preparation with authentic Teppan tables and a tasting menu. 

An extensive list of sushi, sashimi, omakase, tempura, and yakimono rests comfortably next to hot and cold dishes like rock shrimp tempura with creamy spicy sauce or butter ponzu and toro carpaccio with seasonal truffles, respectively. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa continues to grow his legacy of impeccable Japanese cuisine in a casino resort setting, where the winning food hardly seems like much of a gamble.