Las Vegas is one of the country's premier cities for fine dining with high-rolling casinos attracting some of the world's most talented chefs. If you're planning a trip to Vegas, there's no better way to celebrate a special occasion than by making reservations at one of Vegas' top-shelf restaurants, especially if they have a Michelin star.
In Sin City, these are some of the most revered restaurants in town—the kind people usually make reservations for months in advance. If you plan on dining at any of these fine establishments, you should book your table as soon as possible. If you're just looking for somewhere to eat right now, something downright cheap, or a more affordable restaurant in general, you may want to skip this list.
Note that the last edition of Michelin Las Vegas came out in 2009, and a new guidebook has not been released since, which means no new stars have been awarded in over 10 years. Since 2009, many of the guide's starred restaurants have closed, however as of 2020, there are 10 Michelin-star restaurants you can still visit in Las Vegas, only one of which has earned the coveted three-star rating.
Located in the famous MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Joël Robuchon is the only restaurant in Las Vegas that earned Michelin's highest rating of three stars, which officially means that Michelin's expert food critics consider the food as "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey." The late chef-owner, for whom the restaurant is named, was Michelin's most decorated chef, with a total of 32 earned Michelin stars throughout his career.
This French restaurant is modeled after Art Deco townhouses and comes with a gorgeous garden terrace, marble floors, crystal chandeliers, and a quiet yet enticing atmosphere for its many high-end patrons; guests are expected to dress in formal attire to further that atmosphere of sophistication.
For those seeking a romantic evening of ultra-fine, French dining, Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace is often considered the most romantic restaurant in town, and it has two Michelin stars. Here you can dine with a view of the Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower and enjoy the creative takes on French cuisine from a restaurant that consistently ranks among the best of the world. This location is one of two flagships where Guy Savoy spends time as the head chef.
For a slightly more artistic endeavor, the two-star Picasso inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino offer guests a look at some of its namesake's ceramics and paintings that decorate this French and Spanish-inspired fine dining establishment. Executive Chef Julian Serrano fuses unique dishes inspired by both countries, and guests can choose from a selection of over 1,500 wines in its private wine cellar.
From Chef Charlie Palmer, Aureole is the second of its name with another restaurant located in Manhattan, which used to have one star but lost it in 2019. The Las Vegas Aureole still has one star and is located inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel; this restaurant is best known for its New American cuisine and its three-story-high wine tower, which serves as a source of entertainment during your meal. Like a scene out of "Mission Impossible," the restaurant employs servers, who are called wine angels, to scale the tower and retrieve the right bottle of wine from the collection of over 10,000 wine bottles.
At the Trump International Hotel, DJT is the hotel's signature restaurant with one Michelin star. Located near the hotel lobby, you'll find elevated American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for reasonable prices. The restaurant prides itself on its high-quality and locally-sourced ingredients and its record for excellent service.
L’Atelier Joël Robuchon
This is Robuchon's second appearance on this list, and this time it's at the smaller one-star L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, which is considered a kind of culinary workshop for the famous chef. It's here where you'll find Robuchon's more daring and experimental dishes, all of which are prepared right in front of you. If you'd love to peek inside the kitchen, make sure you grab a seat at the service counter.
At the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Le Cirque is known for its classy circus-themed setting and French cuisine. With one Michelin star and a big reputation in town, the cost of a prix fixe menu can be quite high, especially when additional supplements are charged for wine and foie gras. However, the food and experience are consistently well-reviewed. A formal and elegant dress code will be enforced.
Another one-star restaurant at the Bellagio, Michael Mina is said to have the best seafood in Las Vegas, which is flown in fresh every day. Named after its chef, the restaurant is raved about all over town, and the signature tasting menu comes highly recommended. Unlike Le Cirque, the dress code here is business casual.
At Ceasars Palace, you can have a fabulous dining experience at the one-star Japanese restaurant Nobu. In this large dining area, you'll find a sushi bar, hibachi grills, and dishes that use high-quality ingredients like wagyu beef and fresh wasabi. The lounge is stylish, and the bar keeps rare sake and Japanese craft beers and whiskey in stock.
As the first Chinese restaurant in the U.S. to earn a Michelin star, Wing Lei serves many different styles of Chinese cuisine, including Cantonese, Shanghai, and Szechuan. In this golden dining room, the dress code is business casual. The courtyard also features a sparkling golden dragon and pomegranate trees that are over 100 years old. Twice a year, during Christmas and Chinese New Year, the restaurant offers a dim sum buffet with towers of seafood, a carving station, and a decadent dessert table.