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Tasty plates and culinary concoctions stud the Strip in these Las Vegas flavor hot spots.

Adrift in Sin City, your mouth waters as an irresistible aroma wafts from within every blinking casino and bustling hotel. Fresh delicacies and fried indulgences beckon you within prepare to lay flavors upon you on a frenzy.

Of all the things to do in Las Vegas, dining is as spectacular as all the rest, thanks to a food scene that fuses spice and tang for a full-sensory tasting experience. It is time to eat, and there is no better place in the world to be. These are the best restaurants in Las Vegas.

Fine Dining Experiences

Your journey begins with posh dining rooms and world-class ingredients. Wear your finest attire for luxury plates that taste as good as they look.

1. Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand

Blue and purple accents gleam like jewels against white and gold in this stately dining space, reminiscent of a fab art deco townhouse. Velvet settees beneath crystal chandeliers beg to be sunken between breaks on the garden terrace.

As for the food, at French restaurant Joël Robuchon, you can expect only the best. Dishes such as langoustine ravioli with truffle, veal chops with crispy sweetbread, and Wagyu beef with a heady aged parmesan will make your mouth water in anticipation.

Paired with a luxurious bottle of wine, each dish sings as only lavish French fare can. For dessert, bite into a decadent petit four as the quiet glamor of the restaurant washes over you.

Photographer: David Vives

2. Le Cirque at Bellagio

Our capricious spirits are right at home inside the warm, whimsical walls of Le Cirque at Bellagio. Here, diners schmooze in a taffeta-draped dining room, inducing images of a high-flying evening beneath the big top.

Spiral-rimmed floors and acrobatic murals cement the scene firmly in the wondrous, slightly nostalgic arena. As a firecracker cuts through the night sky, intense flavors lace every bite. King crab tops the menu, a luscious start to an already indulgent meal.

Try frog legs with garlic mousse and caviar gnocchi, finished with a heaping plate of piquant dessert cheese. Like the decor, the cuisine is bold in its quirkiness — and that is why we love it.

Photographer: David Vives

Steakhouses and American Fare

Hearty fare gets a bright, fresh twist in Las Vegas’ take on good ol’ fashioned American cooking.

3. Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas

Gordon Ramsay is from the United Kingdom, but these prime cuts are too good to be left off the list. Walk through a twisted, glowing-red tunnel to enter Gordon Ramsay Steak, nestled within the kaleidoscopic world of Paris Las Vegas.

The dining space’s burgundy hue immediately invites carnivorous thoughts of red meat, perfectly charred and as tender as butter. Prime beef rules the menu, thoughtfully aged and delicately prepared.

Bougie accompaniments, such as seared foie gras and poached lobster tail, elevate already soaring cuts to new heights. Go beyond the beef for more intense flavor in every bite of the lamb chops, crusted with spices above a bed of glazed figs.

4. The Capital Grille at Fashion Show Mall

We think any seat at The Capital Grille is a good one because you’ll not only have the iconic Strip as a view, but you will be looking at the perfectly seared, hand-cut steak on your plate all night anyway.

The vibe at the Grille is charmingly archaic, with wood-paneled walls behind every white-linen table.

Classic dishes relive their heyday under the dim light, all so delicious you will be more than willing to play along. Think beef tartare, shrimp cocktails, and oysters on the half-shell. Naturally, the steaks are to die for, aged and dripping with flavor enhancers, such as shallot butter and fig essence.

5. SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas

Expect a jazz band to break into a spontaneous set at any moment during your SW Steakhouse experience. With executive chef Mark LoRusso at the helm, this cool dining space is calming and vibrating with frenetic creative energy.

A white-marbled bar mixes up spirited cocktails, each with its own unique flair. Sip on a whiskey chai or strawberry vodka as you tuck into earthy soups and crisp starter salads.

But it is the steaks that steal center stage here — Wagyu beef and other prime cuts all vying for your palate’s attention. Crusted in pepper, soaking up truffle butter, or seared with a healthy dash of salt and pepper, each one is a carnivore’s personal slice of heaven.

Italian Delights

Our fans would agree that if there is one thing Las Vegas excels at, it is escapism. Stepping into these restaurants is like transporting to the cobblestone streets of Italy as the sharp scent of well-aged cheese dances into your nostrils.

6. Carbone at ARIA Resort & Casino

The chandelier at the center of Carbone at ARIA Resort & Casino descends into the space on cascading ripples of glittering lights. Dressed in your finest retro-glam wear, you are greeted by the elegant warmth of swirling reds and golds, juxtaposed by an eclectic checkerboarded bar space.

A private dining room gives large parties some privacy amidst Italian opera-themed decor. Italian favorites get the high-end treatment here. Rigatoni vodka is infused with fiery spices; carpaccio comes dressed with olive oil and arugula; and veal parmesan arrives at the table smothered in red sauce and melted cheese.

It just does not get much better than this.

7. Sinatra at Wynn Las Vegas

It is no coincidence that Sinatra restaurant is completely inspired by the legendary vocalist. It is the 1930s with a modern twist, and we're totally here for it. Funky pillars and kooky chandeliers add whimsy to the space’s elegant curves and fireside gardens.

The result is a uniquely offbeat atmosphere that still manages to feel high-end. Ol’ Blue Eyes himself would fall in love with the food. Italian restaurant classics dot Sinatra’s menu, accompanied by a collection of new favorites.

Dig into a fabulous lasagna bolognese, spaghetti and clams, and an unforgettable chocolate mousse, sweetly molded into the shape of Sinatra’s iconic fedora.

8. Giada at The Cromwell

Giada de Laurentiis’ Italian recipes with a West Coast twist have made her cozy cooking shows household favorites. Her flagship Vegas restaurant boasts immaculate views of the Strip from its sky-high perch at The Cromwell.

When you are not discovering a tasty new bottle of wine at the attached bar, the menu’s signature dishes beckon. Handmade pasta is tossed in simple-yet-flavorful sauces, while veal chops and salmon rise to stardom on a bed of fresh vegetables. Save room for life-changing after-dinner cheesecake and gelato.

Asian Restaurants

Steer your scrumptious voyage into Asia at these restaurants, all serving up exquisitely flavorsome morsels.

9. Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas

A slice of the natural world thrives beyond the stone facade of Mizumi at Wynn Las Vegas. Past a massive pair of golden fish and a sea of sleek dining chairs lies a spectacular Japanese garden, complete with a koi pond and peacefully rustling desert trees. But even nature is no match for the visual splendor of Mizumi’s kitchen.

Sushi chefs flex their proficiency in an open kitchen, rolling, slicing, and searing fresh ingredients to perfection. A contemporary take on classic sushi purposefully rides between diners on a fun conveyor belt.

Land-based offerings, such as maple miso lamb chops and fire-roasted sweet potatoes, round out the menu for a feast from all corners of the earth.

10. Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas

A gold-encrusted dining room greets culinary wanderers fortunate enough to uncover the majesty of Wing Lei. Floral accents and jade green dinnerware provide pops of color in this already vibrant dining space.

Spare a glance toward the wall of windows for a glimpse of one of the most unique outdoor activities in Las Vegas, the garden. It is spotted with century-old pomegranate trees and crowned with a twisting, golden dragon.

Food knows no borders here, where Cantonese, Shanghai, and Szechuan flavors all find a way to shine. Delicacies such as Alaskan king crab and black truffles transform into dishes that enhance their natural romance with the palate. Table-carved with sensuous aromatics, the Peking duck is not to be missed.

Photographer: Scott Webb

11. Nobu at Caesars Palace

The silver horseshoe sweep of the Nobu Lounge invites pleasure-seekers into the restaurant’s sleek, waiting arms. Helmed by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, the space’s moody atmosphere, ultra-private dining nooks, and flashy plate presentations leave it all decked out in Sin City sparkle.

Style is not the only thing cementing Nobu’s status as one of Las Vegas’s most popular restaurants. An innovative exploration of sushi as an art form drives the menu’s never-ending ascension to new heights.

The black cod with sweet miso is a signature specialty but take it upon yourself to see what Nobu can do with yellowtail, abalone, and barracuda. You will not be disappointed.

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12. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand

When night falls, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon alights in a halo of beet-red light. The ambiance is key here, where the decor is interactive, and the patrons are eternally bathed in an amber glow. A seat at the bar gives you an unobstructed view of the bustling kitchen as the chef conducts sorcery right before your eyes.

Another groundbreaking culinary experience from the chef behind the townhouse inspired Joël Robuchon, L’Atelier is forever gaining on the pursuit of perfection.

King crab dressed in honeyed vinaigrette, champagne-poached cod, and foie gras ravioli are just some of the many dishes that will have your taste buds drowning in delight.

13. Momofuku at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Follow The Cosmopolitan’s three-story chandelier up to the top floor and you’ll come face to face with David Chang's Momofuku.

Now a hallmark of Las Vegas Strip casual dining scene, this groundbreaking establishment pioneered flavor-melding and atmosphere construction. The music may be loud, but you will not hear it for long over the “oohs” and “aahs” of happy patrons.

Drawing inspiration from across the globe, Momofuku’s menu is crafted ambitiously, turning comfort foods into critically acclaimed masterpieces. The mushroom ramen, soft pork belly buns, and succulent roasted duck are house specialties. Just order one of each.

14. Eataly at Park MGM

The fruits of Italian culinary creativity are enough to overwhelm a single restaurant. Enter Eataly, a vast Italian food hall replete with dining rooms, quick-bite counters, and grocery markets.

Within Eataly’s airy tiled halls is a utopia of tasty knowledge and flavorful experiences. Stop for a steaming espresso at Lavazza, then sit down for a hot, cheesy slice at La Pizza e La Pasta. Take the excursion from sweet to positively saccharine with a triple-scoop from Il Gelato.

Unique Culinary Experiences

End your culinary odyssey with a bang at this unique, fabulous restaurant.

15. Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace

This award-winning French restaurant is an exercise in atmospheric intensity. Restaurant Guy Savoy could not be anywhere but Caesars Palace, where stately charm gives way to an airy, tranquil environment.

Contemporary art adorns the walls with bright strokes of green and orange. On every table, freshly baked loaves just plucked from the bread cart patiently wait to be torn open.

Nothing but the best is expected from the mind of Michelin-starred maestro Guy Savoy. Expertly scored and seared fish perch in a bath of jus, while roast pheasants return to their wild roots amid earthy mushrooms.

Rainbows of caviar pop on the palate, as colorful as the decorative ingredients dotting the delicate space.

Photographer: Michael M

Concluding Bites: Savoring the Best of Las Vegas’ Culinary Scene

It is a barrage upon your taste buds in the best way here in Las Vegas. And really, it’s simple: Food tastes better beneath the shining lights, hearing the shouts of lucky winners. On the Strip, the outside world fades away to leave you fully in the moment, completely receptive to a shocking burst of flavor.

But what’s dinner without a show? We know what makes a true night out in Las Vegas. Sink your teeth into a salivating meal, then take our hands and jet off into a wonderland of untold secrets.

Our champion acrobats zip through the sky as sweeping sounds echo off the theater walls. Visual delights stun the senses, immersing you into an escapist’s fantasy. With our shows in Las Vegas, the unreal is made real, right before your eyes.

The circus waits for no one.

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