30 Best Restaurants In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is the place to be if you're seeking a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. From Guy Savoy to Gordon Ramsay, some of the world's top chefs have opened restaurants in this dynamic and vibrant city, making it one of the best places in the country to enjoy incredible cuisine, not to mention showstopping settings. One of the coolest things about a foodie excursion in Las Vegas is the fact that you can hop from hotel to hotel without having to travel for each mouthwatering meal.

Though the Las Vegas Strip tends to be the highlight of most visits, Downtown Las Vegas and other areas beyond the Strip are home to more low-key yet renowned restaurants that range from casual Korean BBQ joints to trendy tapas spots. Whether you're a local looking to make a new reservation or a tourist hoping to experience the very best of Sin City's culinary scene, here is our list of must-visit restaurants in Las Vegas, both on and off the Strip.

Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Hell's Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay is located at Caesars Palace. As should be expected with a restaurant from the highly decorated celebrity chef, the experience does not disappoint — as long as you're not expecting a meal filled with chaos and insults. The undisputed highlight of the fairly limited menu is Ramsay's iconic beef Wellington (via Las Vegas Magazine). Available for lunch and dinner, it is a no-brainer for meat lovers. Other highlights include lobster risotto, baked macaroni and cheese, and steak tartare. 

When it comes to dessert, Ramsay's signature sticky toffee pudding is an absolute must. However, if you're seeking something more refreshing to beat the heat, the visually stunning coconut three-ways successfully brings the tropics to the desert.  

Carbone

Offering a sleek and romantic atmosphere, an incredible wine list, and decadent Italian cuisine, Carbone at the Aria is a great spot for a special date night or anniversary. This hotspot truly brings a taste of New York City to the heart of Las Vegas. The table-side service adds to the overall showmanship of the dining experience, and the menu is pretty diverse and plentiful.

Featured items on the menu include lobster fra diavolo, chicken scarpariello, veal Parmesan, and octopus pizzaiolo. However, when it comes to appetizers, the carpaccio Piemontese can't be beaten. Be sure to ask the on-site sommelier for wine pairing recommendations to enhance your meal.

Aburiya Raku

From yakitori to fresh sashimi, Aburiya Raku serves high-quality Japanese cuisine and is located just a few minutes west of the Strip on Spring Mountain Road. James Beard Awards semifinalist Mitsuo Endo opened Raku in 2008, and it has since become a favorite among locals, visitors, and even Las Vegas chefs (per Gayot).

In addition to Japanese cuisine favorites, Aburiya Raku is known for serving up at least 85 different kinds of quality sake. The rotating monthly sake sampler is a great way to taste a few different varieties and make your meal more enjoyable.

Mizumi

Located in the Wynn, Mizumi is a fine-dining restaurant that has mastered the art of sushi and modern Japanese cuisine. When it comes to looks, Mizumi is truly show-stopping, featuring private Japanese gardens, a vibrant koi pond, and a massive 90-foot waterfall. The setting is truly tranquil, stimulating all of your senses while dining.

The multi-course omakase menu results in an unforgettable and decadent experience. You can also order at your leisure and enjoy local favorites like the snapper tempura, 50-hour wagyu veal cheek, and crispy rice with spicy tuna.

Lotus of Siam

Looking for quality Thai food while visiting Sin City? Lotus of Siam is an award-winning restaurant specializing in cuisine from northern Thailand. The menu is pretty expansive, featuring a wide array of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, curries, and more. The pad see ew is a top pick when it comes to noodles, and the charbroiled prawns are a protein-packed dish that comes straight off the BBQ. For drinks, you'll find wines, original cocktails, and a nice tea selection.

Sinatra

Between the vintage photos and decor and the notable wine list, Sinatra at the Wynn offers sophisticated Italian cuisine in a timeless and nostalgic manner. There is both indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a private space called the Chairman's Room that guests can rent out for special gatherings or events. The dress code is business casual, and families with children under 5 will need to eat elsewhere.

On the menu, diners will find all the classic Italian favorites ranging from osso buco to spaghetti and clams. There is also a specific vegan menu, providing options for those that follow a plant-based diet.

Best Friend

With an innovative menu and a funky, unique atmosphere, Best Friend at MGM is one of the best spots to grab dinner before a night out on the town. This vibrant and hip spot brings a taste of Los Angeles' famous Koreatown to the Strip while maintaining the larger-than-life vibe that Las Vegas is known for.

The modern Korean BBQ joint has everything from kalbi to bone-in ribeye to glazed lobster tails. The kimchi fried rice is another popular dish, and the spiked or virgin fruity slushies are a great way to refresh and start the evening right.

Din Tai Fung

With locations scattered across the western part of the country, Din Tai Fung made a major name for itself in the world of authentic Taiwanese cuisine. In Las Vegas, you'll find this eat-in or take-out restaurant inside the Aria, and it's open from lunch through dinner.

The xiao long bao (soup dumplings) are out of this world, boasting bold flavors and a soft yet tender noodle exterior. The craftsmanship behind each dumpling is evident, and the spicy chili sauce is the perfect topping. The cucumber salad is another must-order item (per Las Vegas Weekly), and it serves as the perfect light and crisp appetizer for your meal. There are also plenty of vegetarian options ranging from veggie buns to vegan wonton soup. However, the chocolate mochis are the perfect treat to end any meal when it's time for dessert.

Sparrow + Wolf

Sparrow + Wolf has a unique approach to creating flavor-forward and eye-catching dishes. Located 10 minutes from the Strip, it uses cooking methods and techniques dating back to the 18th century. The chefs put a modern twist on these traditions, resulting in seasonal dishes that rotate frequently.

The plates are intended to be shared, allowing guests to get a wide variety of tastes and textures at a reasonable price. That said, there is also a seven-course tasting menu that goes for $135 per person.

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Guy Savoy is a renowned French chef who has earned several Michelin stars for his restaurants in both Paris and Las Vegas (via Truly Experiences). Those visiting Vegas will get a true taste of France by dining at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace. This elegant restaurant is definitely expensive, with its Forbes five-star tasting menu coming in at $615 per person.

That said, guests can also order a la carte and enjoy dishes such as seared foie gras, Australian lamb chop, and wagyu filet.

Momofuku

Momofuku is a well-known restaurant located in the flashy and lavish Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Whether you're stopping by for a high-end lunch or planning a special dinner, this Pan-Asian restaurant serves Korean and Japanese dishes with a modern American twist. The menu is constantly changing, ensuring that there is always something new to try.

From family-style meals to a simple bowl of savory noodles, Momofuku caters to a variety of cravings. Even those looking for a simple yet tasty drink and a small bite to eat can stop by the Peach Bar.

Bardot Brasserie

Bardot Brasserie is a French eatery started by celebrity chef Michael Mina. The interior is classic and elegant, featuring a vintage appeal reminiscent of a true Parisian brasserie. With an "upscale casual" dress code, it's open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday and is an excellent weekend brunch option.

When looking at the main menu, guests will notice that it is broken up in a traditional French manner, showcasing everything from hor d'oeuvres like escargot to entrées like steak frites. The wine list features old-school favorites and modern bottles designed to impress and enhance your meal.

Bazaar Meat

José Andrés is a James Beard award-winning chef known for creating meat-forward dishes that make the mouth water. His restaurant, Bazaar Meat at the Sahara Las Vegas, is no exception. Between the creative cocktails and the artistic atmosphere, everything at Bazaar Meat works together to live up to the hype and prove why two of José Andrés' restaurants have been awarded Michelin stars (via Michelin Guide). From large group dining to intimate date nights, this is a high-end spot that is sure to satisfy die-hard carnivores.

L'Atelier de Joël & Joël Robuchon Restaurant

Focusing on French cuisine, L'Atelier de Joël & Joël Robuchon Restaurant are MGM Grand restaurants that have received high praise and recognition. They were founded by the late Chef Joël Robuchon, who earned 32 Michelin stars over his career and was often referred to as the "chef of the century" (via Smithsonian Magazine).

While the restaurants are high-end, with prices to match, they offer an unforgettable culinary experience. At L'Atelier de Joël, guests can look straight into the open kitchen, giving them an exciting peek into the artistry behind their meal. Joël Robuchon Restaurant is a three-star Michelin restaurant that has also won Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond, and Wine Spectator's Grand Award.

Yui Edomae Sushi

Looking for a sushi experience for the books? Yui Edomae Sushi has served the Las Vegas community since 2015, focusing on the traditional art of Japanese omotenashi service. It is certainly not a typical dining experience. Rather than ordering specific rolls or nigiri, guests choose between a few different omakase experiences, with the cheapest option running $180 per person. Each course ranges from soup to sashimi to a grilled platter, and there is also the option to add a special sake pairing.

Brezza

Located at Resorts World Las Vegas, Brezza showcases the beauty behind elevated Italian cuisine using seasonal ingredients with a focus on sustainability. Though Brezza has prioritized being eco-friendly, the menu still boasts flavorful dishes that maintain the decadence that Italian food is known for.

From seafood appetizers such as the fried calamari and charred octopus to beloved pastas like gnocchi and rigatoni, Brezza has a wide variety of options for every diner and Italian craving.

Le Cirque

Le Cirque in the Bellagio brings a true taste of France to Las Vegas with an elegant and sophisticated dining room, an exclusive wine list, and a food menu that is decadent and refined. Some menu highlights include the refreshing Hawaiian Kampachi and the ricotta gnudi with shaved black truffle. In addition to being awarded a coveted Michelin star, Le Cirque has also won a Five Star Award from Forbes and a Five Diamond Award from AAA. Be sure to dress your best for this dining experience.

Chengdu Taste

Chengdu Taste is a traditional Sichuan restaurant known for its spicy and savory menu. Located off the Strip in a very casual strip mall, Chengdu Taste is one of the best places in the city to enjoy authentic Sichuan dishes such as pickled chili with beef and griddle-cooked meats with sauteed veggies (via Nevada Public Radio). Though it isn't fancy or upscale, it is a top-notch spot for quality food that offers a transportive experience for a very fair and affordable price.

Soul Belly BBQ

Those craving a taste of the South can get their fix by visiting Soul Belly BBQ on Main Street in Downtown's Art District. Central Texas is the menu's primary inspiration, with smoked meats such as pulled pork, spareribs, and Texas brisket the center of attention. The classic sides like coleslaw, collard greens, and macaroni and cheese enhance the meal, while appetizers such as disco fries and smoked nachos take the entire experience to the next level.

Esther's Kitchen

Esther's Kitchen is a neighborhood restaurant with low-key and local charm while boasting a bold menu that changes with the seasons. Situated in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown Las Vegas, Esther's Kitchen uses fresh ingredients from the West Coast, incorporating them into classic Italian recipes. This farm-to-table restaurant is cozy and inviting without being overly priced or too fancy, making it a great spot for a casual date night filled with great food and wine.

Anima by EDO

Located off the Strip, Anima by EDO is a high-end restaurant in southwest Las Vegas that serves a fusion of Italian cuisine and Spanish tapas. The open kitchen adds an element of entertainment and enticement as you wait for each dish, giving guests an inside glimpse into how their food is prepared.

The decor is very opulent, and the wall murals catch the eye immediately upon entering. Though the food is innovative and high-quality, the hand-crafted cocktails have a vibrancy and freshness that might steal the show.

The Peppermill

Thanks to its appearance in several films such as "Showgirls" and "Casino" (via Nevada Film Office), The Peppermill is considered a pretty iconic Las Vegas staple that has a distinct vibe and appearance. It is centrally located on the Strip, making it easy to access no matter where you are staying or coming from.

If you are looking for a great dinner spot before a fun and lively night out, The Peppermill offers creative cocktails that maintain a tropical and fruity theme. In addition to dinner, it also serves breakfast, making it an exciting and inspiring spot to start your day.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

Between the quality cuts of beef and the snazzy, sleek plating, Cut by Wolfgang Puck puts the famous chef's artistry and talent on full display at The Palazzo. Despite the fact that there is a fine selection of wines at Cut, the cocktails are a real treat, separated by spirits on the menu.

The dinner menu has everything from light bites like caviar and oysters to heartier dishes such as filet mignon, bone-in Tomahawk steak, and Colorado lamb rack. The price of the featured cuts is high, though several of the larger portions are designed to be shared.

Bacchanal Buffet

Though Las Vegas is known for its luxe, all-you-can-eat buffets (via Las Vegas Weekly), many of them seem to disappoint due to a lack of quality and care. However, Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace offers an elevated buffet experience that rivals some of the nicest traditional restaurants. With dozens of different kinds of cuisine and more than 100 specialty dishes, there really is something for everyone at Bacchanal Buffet.

Though the buffet is open for dinner seven days a week, it is only open for brunch from Friday through Sunday, and to say that it gets packed would be an understatement (reservations are recommended). As one of the largest buffets in Las Vegas, Bacchanal Buffet offers more than 25,000 square feet of room and nine kitchen stations to quell your hunger.

The NoMad Library

Located on the Strip at the NoMad Hotel, The NoMad Library is a breathtaking space that takes style cues from the famous Library of NoMad in New York City. The menu is predominantly New American, boasting an impressive selection of salads, pasta, and protein-focused entrées.

The portions at The NoMad Library are relatively large and intended to be shared between two people. Though it is not necessarily cheap, the prices are pretty fair. Some menu highlights include the Rockefeller-style oysters, asparagus wedge salad, and Chilean sea bass.

Lago

Lago is an elegant and show-stopping restaurant that offers some of the most beautiful dining views on the Strip (via Vegas Food & Fun). The panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the iconic Bellagio fountains, making this a romantic spot worthy of a special occasion or celebration.

This Italian gem is famous for its small plates and innovative mixology program that pairs craft cocktails with a variety of shareable dishes. From a crudo platter showcasing a variety of fresh fish to pizza and pasta, the menu at Lago covers a decent amount of ground without being too overwhelming.

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus

The Steakhouse at Circus Circus has served locals and tourists for more than 30 years. One of the major highlights of this steakhouse that allows it to stand out from the rest is the glass-enclosed drying room, where all of the Midwestern cuts are dry-aged with care and consideration. This process results in bold, beefy flavors and a visual enhancement to the overall dining experience. Seafood lovers will also appreciate some refreshing appetizer options like the jumbo shrimp and king crab legs on ice.

é by José Andrés

Between the red accents, sleek interior, and breathtaking plates, é by José Andrés creates a dynamic and immersive dining experience in The Cosmopolitan on the Strip. It's a much more private and intimate restaurant compared to most of the larger-than-life hotspots in Las Vegas. During the experience, however, guests receive both dinner and a show.

The Spanish tasting menu features avante-garde dishes, and there are only two "showtimes" per evening, with reservations becoming available three months in advance. The menu is constantly changing, but guests are guaranteed to be blown away by both the food and the artistry of é by José Andrés.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

Between the stunning views, romantic atmosphere, and classic French cuisine, the Eiffel Tower Restaurant is without a doubt one of the most special and iconic spots in Las Vegas (via On The Strip). Some of the signature dishes include the seafood platter, beef Wellington, and roasted rack of lamb, and there is a full caviar section on the menu for those seeking the ultimate level of luxury.

In addition to a wide variety of meats and seafood options, there are four decadent sauce options: béarnaise, bordelaise, truffle, and green peppercorn. Though dinner is certainly a pricey endeavor, guests can visit for brunch and enjoy a slightly more reasonably priced three-course menu.

Napal Baji Pub

Between the affordable prices and lively atmosphere, Nepal Baji Pub is the perfect place for Vegas visitors and locals seeking a great time and bold bites. Quality is the main focus when it comes to the meats, and the setting is somewhat retro, boasting an '80s vibe with a classic and cool Korean flair.

The music is always upbeat and fun, enhancing the overall experience. It encourages diners to sit back, relax, and take their time with their meal as they mingle over some refreshing brews.