18 Best New Restaurants In Las Vegas

One of the many things to love about Las Vegas is its seemingly endless options to keep us entertained and well fed. A 2020 report claims that the city has 666 restaurants per capita, and while the sinful number might not be exact, there is no doubt that eateries cater to every taste, craving, and whim. Over the past year or so, Las Vegas has welcomed a new batch of exciting restaurants that do just that. From glitzy spots by celebrity chefs to casual cafés, there are plenty of reasons to make a reservation these days. Whether you are craving Israeli street food, Asian specialties, or Italian fare, we've got you covered (particularly with Italian, as it seems to be the star of the city's new culinary offerings). Here are the 15 best new restaurants in Las Vegas.

Wakuda at The Venetian

The concept behind this stylish spot in the Lobby of the Venetian takes its inspiration from Tokyo's Golden Gai, a maze of narrow alleys in Shinjuku packed with quirky bars and neon lights. The team at Wakuda took this old-meets-new vibe and translated it into a space where sleek, wooden furniture coexists with bright neon lights and pink sakura trees, and the carefully-prepared Japanese fare honors both tradition and innovation.

The extensive menu features traditional creations, such as chicken karaage; nigiri topped with uni, salmon, or tuna; and sashimi platters. You can also find indulgent innovations, like Ibérico miso zuke, a Japanese A5 wagyu roll, or grilled whole lobster. For pairing, you can choose from a selection of wines from Europe and California, premium Japanese whiskies, or a house cocktail, like the Ode to Senpai, with Japanese whisky, ginger, honey, and lemon. Those looking for an exclusive, intimate experience should book the Omakase Room, an eight-seat secret dining room where guests can indulge in a personalized omakase tasting.

As the name suggests, renowned chef Tetsuya Wakuda helms the kitchen. His Tetsuya restaurant in Sydney earned him a spot on The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2015, and his Waku Ghin in Singapore boasts two Michelin stars since 2017. Singapore is also home to a second Wakuda location.

Nobu at Paris Las Vegas

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's multinational empire first reached Las Vegas with the opening of a namesake hotel and restaurant at Caesars Palace a decade ago. Now, his second eatery at the Paris Las Vegas hotel boasts a lovely dining room lined with natural wood and plenty of light, the perfect setting for longtime Nobu fans and newcomers to try both his signature dishes and new creations.

Lobster-shiitake salad, beef tenderloin with yuzu-truffle butter, and seabags tempura with amazu ponzu sauce are part of the menu, as is Nobu's iconic black cod filet in sweet miso sauce. The menu also boasts Japanese A5 wagyu, a selection of fresh sashimi and nigiri, and sushi rolls and hand rolls. Guests who want to embark on the full Nobu experience can order the Omakase tasting menu, which requires the entire table to participate.

On the drinks front, you won't be lacking options. You can find an impressive selection of premium sake, including Hokusetsu sake, which is produced exclusively for Nobu. You can also pair your sushi with house cocktails, international wines by the glass, Japanese whisky, or other high-end spirits, from mezcal to Scotch.

Toca Madera at The Shops at Crystals

A stunning dining room with an open kitchen, curved ceilings, and trees that stand over a reflecting pond is home to Toca Madera, a modern Mexican steakhouse with a menu built on organic ingredients and plenty of creativity.

A meal at Toca Madera can start with fancier versions of Mexican staples, such as truffle quesadillas and crispy tacos stuffed with lobster, bluefin tuna, or wagyu, as well as with fresh seafood options, like ceviche and oysters. Entrée options follow the same philosophy, with dishes like Mayan prawns or short rib enchiladas, as well as a selection of premium steaks, like New York strip, Japanese Kobe beef, and American Wagyu that can be topped with foie gras, caviar, lobster, or fresh truffle. For the grand finale, you can't go wrong with the churro ice cream sandwich. A selection of international wine, creative margaritas, and agave-based cocktails like the La Neta (with strawberry-infused La Luna mezcal, coconut cream tea-infused Lillet Blanc, Suze, and coconut wash) make for countless pairing options.

Toca Madera reaches its Vegas peak on Toca Tuesdays when the dining room lights up with performances from live musicians and fire dancers. From Wednesday to Monday, the restaurant's happy hour serves cocktails and shareable dishes, like guacamole and queso fundido.

Villa Azur at the Grand Canal Shoppes

Mediterranean flavors meet Miami glitz at this high-energy spot inside the Grand Canal Shoppes. Bougainvillea covers the entrance and welcomes guests into a large dining room, boasting light-hued decor, flower trees, and a beautiful central bar. The menu features decadent options such as brie en croute, lobster tagliatelle, and truffle risotto, as well as entrées like dover sole meunière, half-roasted chicken and a shareable 40-ounce Tomahawk.

Dinner at Villa Azur means being treated to late-night entertainment, featuring a live DJ and band that sets a cabaret-style mood. Seasonal cocktails, like the Swan Song (with The Botanist gin, Ketel One cucumber vodka, mint, and lemon), round up the party. Villa Azur boasts six locations, including Miami, Mexico City, and Bodrum.

Stanton Social Prime at Caesars Palace

The iconic Caesars Palace is home to this meat-centric spot by chef Chris Santos, who drew inspiration from his first restaurant project, New York's Santon Social, for his Vegas venture. Colorful and eclectic, the space is infused with Art Deco vibes, featuring red velvet booths, flowered wallpapers, and vintage lamps.

The swanky interiors set the mood for a feast featuring appetizers like tomato tartare, al pastor yellowtail crudo, and bone marrow with whiskey and shallot jam, as well as entrées such as steak frites with au poivre sauce and beef Wellington in Bordelaise sauce. Of course, prime steaks are the showstoppers at Stanton Social, all of them seasoned with a house dry rub and served with beurre de baratte, pink Himalayan salt, and roasted black garlic. For guests who want to go big, the best bet is the Super Tomahawk, a 1-pound masterpiece served with sake-braised short ribs, bone marrow, and cognac flambéed pan drippings that are prepared tableside. Instagram-friendly desserts make for a perfect ending, including a layered peanut butter and chocolate cake and the adorable Movie Theater Sundae, made with dulce de leche ice cream, caramelized bananas, and toasted popcorn.

Carversteak at Resorts World

The classic steakhouse gets a contemporary twist at this newly-opened spot inside Resorts World, named Best Steakhouse in Las Vegas Weekly's 2022 Best of Vegas list. At the helm is Executive Chef Daniel Ontiveros, whose resumé boasts stints at Joël Robuchon and Thomas Keller Bouchon Bistro. At Carversteak, Ontiveros has orchestrated a menu that starts with appetizers such as jumbo prawn cocktail and Wagyu cheesesteak bites, leading up to a stunning meat selection. Choose among options like aged Kansas City steak, Miyazaki Wagyu striploin, as well as American or Australian Wagyu, all of which can get a little extra oomph from add-ons like black truffle butter and foie gras. And while meat cuts are the stars, other spectacular entrées, like the lobster en croute with red pepper-cognac cream, should not be overlooked.

The impressive beverage program comes courtesy of Francesco Lafranconi, with a wide selection of international wines, an extensive whiskey list, and creative versions of classic cocktails like the Mr. Lee Manhattan (with Nikka Coffey Grain Japanese whisky, Lillet, Seville orange bitters, and an optional mist of PX sherry). Guests can also toast with old fashioned and martinis prepared tableside. Whether inside the modern dining room, decorated with eye-catching artwork, or at the patio offering views of the Strip, there is no lack of gorgeous spaces here.

Toscana at Eataly

As if choosing what to eat at Eataly wasn't hard enough, this culinary paradise at the Park MGM has just debuted a new option: Toscana, a restaurant dedicated to fresh, seasonal Tuscan food. A meal at Toscana should start with a dive into their drinks menu, featuring by-the-wine glasses from a variety of Italian regions, as well as specialty cocktails. Sip on a house concoction, like the Toscana Sunset (with Ketel One vodka, Rossa Amara amaro, lemon, and sparkling aranciata), or build your own Negroni, choosing your favorite gin, bitter liquor, and vermouth.

Now you're ready for food. The antipasto selection includes favorites such as beef carpaccio and a prosciutto and mozzarella platter, as well as grilled octopus and a zucchini-burrata pizzetta. Pasta lovers can treat themselves to hearty pappardelle al ragù di cinghiale (wild boar) or a veggie-packed risotto primavera. And when it's time for the entrée, there are chianti-braised short ribs and seared salmon, but nothing compares to the imposing bistecca Fiorentina, a 42-oz Porterhouse prepared with herbs and extra virgin olive oil. The chocolate mousse, light and creamy, should make for a perfect ending.

Miznon at the Venetian

Pitas, hummus, falafel, and the rest of the stars of Israeli street food make an appearance at Miznon, a casual eatery with a cute green-and-white counter that stands by the casino floor of the Palazzo. Here, chef Eyal Shani puts a modern focus on Israeli cuisine, using fresh ingredients as the base of every creation.

As a result, you can treat yourself to a variety of veggie and protein-based goodies, many of them tucked in a warm, chewy pita. Options include a falafel burger, a lamb kebab, and Candy Steak made with overnight brisket. Pita-free dishes range from a ratatouille plate; to the iconic roasted baby cauliflower, prepared with olive oil and gray sea salt, and "the best hummus plate you will ever eat," as promised by the menu. Hummus, in fact, is one of Miznon's main motives of pride, as is their homemade tahini, which adds flavor to many of their dishes.

M.Y. Asia at the Horseshoe

Celebrity chef Martin Yan has taken over the Horseshoe Hotel with his new restaurant, inviting diners to embark on a journey across China, Korea, Japan, and all of South East Asia. The extensive menu features the region's greatest hits, such as Beijing potstickers and Vietnamese spring rolls, dim sum, green papaya salad, street hawker pad Thai, and crab fried rice. As for main dishes, highlights include M.Y. sweet-and-sour prawns and Chef Yan's Cantonese roast duck. Sharing is your best bet, ensuring everyone on the table travels across countries and flavors together. The dining room, spacious and casual, is the perfect setting for an informal meal among friends.

The drinks list is short and sweet, featuring beer (including Sapporo and Asahi), a few wines, and house cocktails like the Lychee in Paradise (Grey Goose La Poire vodka, elderflower, lychee juice, lemon juice, and N. Feuillatte Brut champagne).

Lemon Tree

Spring Valley's new Evora district is home to this lovely café and marketplace, where guests can fill up their grocery bags with goodies that range from fresh fruit to foie gras and stop for breakfast, lunch, coffee, or a glass of wine.

Mornings call for dishes like a queso fresco scramble, a croissant breakfast sandwich, or French toast topped with burrata and berry compote. There is also an assortment of crèpes, both sweet and savory, cold-pressed juices, plus coffee and tea. Later, you can choose among plenty of salads (from Cobb to beet-and-goat cheese), sandwiches (including a lobster roll and a classic club), or wood-fired pizzas. During happy hour, charcuterie boards and other small bites make for a perfect pairing with a glass of wine or Prosecco.

Among shelves stocked with imported canned goods and premium pasta, the spacious venue is equally inviting for a casual meal or for shopping, offering a warm, local vibe even for those who are in town for just a few days.

Crossroads Kitchen at Resorts World

As the first plant-based restaurant in Vegas, Crossroads has made a splash — a bigger one thanks to its location inside the spectacular Resorts World complex. An elegant dining room with quirky touches — think white tablecloths and photos of rock stars — sets the mood for an equally eclectic dining experience.

The Mediterranean-inspired menu aims to make everyone from vegans to flexitarians to omnivores happy. Diners can choose from specialties such as chestnut foie gras, impossible meatballs with marinara and ricotta, and stuffed zucchini blossoms. There are also several pasta options, from fettuccine with truffles to campanelle with Italian sausage, many of which are available in gluten-free versions. Most interesting is perhaps the protein section, featuring dishes like heirloom butter beans with kale and roasted tomatoes and eggplant skirt steak that will convince even the most skeptical carnivores that, yes, plant-based food is delicious.

Executive Chef Paul Zlatos is in charge of the kitchen at this outpost of the popular Los Angeles restaurant. Guests who want to partake in the full Crossroads Experience can enjoy a seven-course tasting menu that includes a glass of champagne and a meet-and-greet with Zlatos.

Rosa Ristorante

Henderson is home to one of the most exciting Italian restaurants in town, thanks to Chef Rob Moore, who has taken the inspiration from his native New Jersey and its beloved Italian-American fare.

In a dining room that pays tribute to its name with huge rose-themed wallpapers, there are plenty of options to enjoy. The dinner menu offers appetizers like risotto fritters with Prosciutto di Parma and melon and crispy calamari with spicy marinara, followed by pizzas that range from a classic Margherita to a luxurious lobster pizza with creamy tomato sauce. On the pasta front, there are creations such as rigatoni alla vodka and fettuccine frutti di mare, while those looking for a hearty entrée will find chicken parmesan and swordfish picatta.

On Sundays, Rosa serves all-day brunch, while happy hour, celebrated daily between 3:00 and 6:00 PM, is a chance to sample some of the menu's specials while toasting with beer, wine from California and Europe, and specialty cocktails like the White Negroni (with Hendrick's gin, Suze, and Cocchi Americano). Rosa also hosts live performers on Sundays and some weeknights, bringing some extra romance to the atmosphere.

Echo & Rig Henderson

Top-quality beef reigns supreme at this steakhouse and butcher shop, the newest outpost in a family of three. At Echo & Rig, steaks like Creekstone Farms rib eye, Pure Black Bavette, or F1 Wagyu filet mignon are cooked on white oak and presented at your table with mushrooms Rockefeller and buttermilk-fried onions. Meat also makes grand appearances in dishes like short rib grilled cheese, steak tartare, and pork belly burnt ends. However, there is plenty more to love on the menu, including giant tiger prawns, portobello fries, and burrata with citrus and ciabatta bread. For pairing, the wine list offers American and European options, as well as a selection of classic and house cocktails. There is also a DIY martini and kangaroo list, allowing guests to enjoy a personalized tipple.

The black-and-white dining room and the airy terrace are particularly welcoming on weekends, when Echo & Rig serves a brunch menu featuring both classic dishes and house specialties, like the ribeye steak sandwich or the Butcher Blend burger, with USDA prime beef.


Las Vegas' new Evora district welcomed Basilico at the beginning of this year, and it hasn't taken long for in-the-know eaters to notice it. Sicilian-born Chef Francesco Di Caudo, a semifinalist in the Best Chef: Southwest category at the James Beard Awards, has created a modern Italian menu with Mediterranean touches. Elegantly-presented dishes include antipasti like gnocco fritto with stracciatella, adobbo di Parma, red onion-Lambrusco jam, and hamachi crudo with pomelo and golden caviar. There are a few pizzas and several pasta dishes, like tortellini with lamb beck, thyme, and prosciutto broth, and entrées like dover sole with mushrooms and a mighty veal chop Aosta with cotton ham, fontina cheese, fried egg, and truffle sauce.

The wine list features an impressive list of Italian wines from several regions, as well as some options from France and the US. As for cocktails, Rudy Aguas of Bar-Kada Hospitality has put together an original menu that combines classics with house originals like the Evora, with bourbon, Trincheri rosso, amaro, cold brew liqueur, and Angostura bitters.

An elegant dining room, outfitted with black tables and red chairs, makes a striking contrast with the airy outside dining area, complete with a performance stage where local artists serenade diners.

Azzurra Cucina Italiana

A modern space outfitted with wooden tables, brick walls, and paintings that quirkily honor the Renaissance is home to Azzurra, one of Henderson's newest additions. Local architect Windom Kinsey owns the spot, while executive chef Alessandra Madeira and husband Walter Ciccone, General Manager, bring it to life.

The menu's antipasti section features timeless favorites like burrata salad and beef carpaccio, as well as house specials like chef Alessandra's meatballs made with veal, beef, pork, and basil ricotta. The beautiful pasta selection includes penne all vodka and gnocchi bolognese, as well as zucchini noodles for those who prefer to skip the gluten. As for mains, you can find a seafood cioppino and chicken marsala along with the meat and fish of the day specials.

To make the most of the Vegas warm season, an airy patio with a fun mural seems ideal for sipping through the house cocktails, like the Rum Fashioned or Chef Ale's espresso martini.

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La Mona Rosa

The ever-evolving East Fremont area is home to this new temple of Mexican fare. Executive Chef Isidro Márquez-Castillo, of Peyote fame, is in charge of the eclectic menu. From brunch to dinner to happy hour, traditional ingredients like chorizo, hominy corn, and queso fresco make an appearance on the menu. Inspired by his travels, Márquez-Castillo serves specialties like Mexican gazpacho (with jicama and mango), cochinita pibil (achiote-marinated pork), and tacos with fillings like carne asada, shrimp and cheese (known as tacos Gobernador, a Sinaloa specialty), or mushrooms and epazote leaf. Agave-based cocktails, like the aptly-named Al Pastor (smoked whiskey, pineapple, vanilla, jalapeño, and lime), pair perfectly with the flavor-packed dishes.

Looks at La Mona Rosa are as important as taste, and the restaurant decor shows it. A pink neon monkey signals the entrance outside, while details like a religious altar — a kitschy tribute to the altars found all over Mexico –, and colorful blown-glass lamps provide a joyful atmosphere. On weekends, you can feast on brunch classics like enchiladas suizas — filled with jidori chicken — and spicy aguachile, capable of fighting even the most stubborn of hangovers. And if you want to keep the party going on a school night, hit La Mona Rosa on Tuesday nights for Techno Taco Tuesdays, featuring live DJs.

Cathédrale at Aria

Subtlety is not on the table at Cathédrale. An ode to the original East Village eatery, this venture by the Tao Group is the latest addition to the culinary offerings at the Aria Resort and Casino. Heavy blue curtains mark the entrance to the dramatic dining room, with plush leather chairs, low lighting, and more blue curtains — a creative endeavor by the Rockwell Group that sets the mood for a luxurious feast.

And luxurious it is. The menu, developed by Executive Chef Jason Hall and Tao's Chief Culinary Officer, Ralph Scamardella, features appetizers like Wagyu steak tartare and The Omelette, served with Kaluga caviar, crème fraîche, and potato chips. On the entrée front, highlights include a whole dover sole and black truffle fettuccine, leading the experience towards a sweet ending with desserts such as espresso mocha cake. The impressive wine and champagne list features labels from the United States and Europe, while the cocktail offerings don't hold back on luxury, either. Take The Quaternary, a martini served on an ice block with Kaluga caviar and Castelvetrano olives.

Retro by Voltaggio at Mandalay Bay

Fueled by nostalgia and pure fun, the Voltaggio brothers have set up shop at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, whose onscreen rivalry on season 6 of Top Chef turned into a prolific partnership, have built a menu based on American favorites from the '80s, '90s, and today. Everything is meant to be shared, evoking the warmth of a classic family dinner. Old-school faves get a Vegas twist, resulting in creations like deviled eggs with caviar, wild shrimp cocktail, and chicken pot pie with black truffle coulis. On the drinks menu, you can choose from "regular" and "fancy" beer, plus a few wines from America and Europe. But the true winners are the very retro cocktails, such as the Appletini (gin, Midori, green apple juice, and matcha) or the shareable Jungle Juice (rum, gin, cognac, lime, honey, passionfruit, and orgeat), served in a bowl with colorful straws.

Designed in partnership with the Mandalay Bay team and artist Keith Magruder, the space is bright and colorful, packed with playful memorabilia like neon signs, album covers, bikes, and rollerblades, ensuring every meal is a trip down memory lane. Retro by Voltaggio will be open until May 2024.