Top Restaurants in Las Vegas

The Restaurants Where You Should Be Eating In Las Vegas

Must do Las Vegas restaurants

Is your idea of a vacation dictated by good food and drink? Do you tend to plan around your meals? Las Vegas has so many restaurants and food options that you'll probably have to add a few meals to your daily schedule but you'll be very pleased that you did. This bulging list of dozens of restaurants in Las Vegas is ever changing so continue to check back in order to find out where you should be eating on the Las Vegas strip.

Because I have a tendency to be a bit wordy I figure I should give a huge list of restaurants in Las Vegas where you should eat at so that you'll want to poke me right in the eye. I mean, really, who has the time to go through a huge list of places? Make it easy on the reader and don't just list all these places. Help a fellow foodie out!


Here is the massive list of restaurants that I think you should eat at. I'm starting with my favorites and then launching into a few categories and then a huge mess of a list that will just make you hungry.

Disclaimer: There are more than a hundred restaurants on this list. These restaurants are predominantly on the Las Vegas strip. This list is my suggestions so when you flip out and think I’m crazy realize that I am a little crazy about food. Also, realize that I am a lot like you when it comes to food. Sometimes I like fancy, other times I need cheap, greasy works and healthy has a spot as well. I have an addiction to food that makes me feel good so go off and enjoy.

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My favorite restaurants in Las Vegas (for now, I change all the time)

Aureole at Mandalay Bay is a must and not just because they have a massive wine selection. The menu has been revamped and fine dining feels exclusively comfortable and inviting while retaining a touch of class. Imagine your best friend was a world class chef and he invited you over to his home for thre meal of a lifetime. They are doing it right.

Harvest at Bellagio is Chef Roy Ellamar's gem of a restaurant where farm to table is not just lip service. Couple the great sourcing with the Chef's Big Island of Hawaii roots and you get some magical flavors and service that is worthy of making the staff here part of your Ohana.

Costa Di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas is all about luxury. Yes, it is about great seafood that is flown in daily and impeccable service but it is really about feeling luxurious. The atmosphere is such that you cannot help but feel like you are on top of the world and the work that is being done in the kitchen will satisfy your every craving. This is truly a culinary experience.

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon - It takes very little for me to want to go in and sit in front of the show kitchen at this restaurant. This casual approach to fine dining is still on the upper end but it is impossible to have a bad time here.
Carlos 'n Charlie's I’m the guy trying to get you to re-live Spring Break. Must Have: Ceviche and a Margarita with a seat in the back patio.
Bouchon You might not get a seat at the French Laundry but you can eat at Bouchon and experience Thomas Keller’s talents. Must Have: Breakfast.
Gordon Ramsay Steak - Don’t worry you won’t get screamed at by the chef but you will have fun in this spot with great atmosphere and good food. Must Have: The fish and chips or the rib cap.
Le Cirque- This is among the very best restaurants in Las Vegas. It is that good and simply because the entire experience will impress you. The staff makes you feel comfortable and the food is precious. Must Have: Tasting menu.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville - Yes, I admit it. I’m a Parrot Head and I’m proud of it. I sing to all the songs and I wear flip flops and I can appreciate a good boat drink made in a blender. Go ahead and judge me.

Oh wait...some more favorites
Spago You need the meatloaf and 3 glasses of wine. This is the Las Vegas restaurant that started the dining revolution on the strip.
Jean Georges Get a huge piece of beef and try to grab a booth.
Le Thai - This is real spice but a beer and a bowl of noodles at the bar is perfection.
Hash House a Go Go - Huge portions so make sure to share.
Nobu – Fancy sushi done exactly like you would do it if you were hip and trendy. In a good way.
Public House Las Vegas (Venetian) - Maybe the best beer selection in Las Vegas and the best Poutine. My French Canadian friends even like it. The beer list is the best of any restaurant in Las Vegas.
Fogo de Chao - Caipirinha and meat right off of a skewer. I won’t do the flan but I’ve been told it is good as well.

Cheap: I can be real cheap but spending less does not mean you have to give up quality. Try these places and you might have all of your meals in Las Vegas at restaurants that don’t empty your wallet.
Earl of Sandwich - This is the best cheap sandwich on the strip. You might think it is small but eat it slow and you’ll be filled by just one. Huge bargain.
Slice of Vegas - A slice and a beer at happy hour or a salad and some pasta for a full meal. Split something and the price goes down even more.
Carnegie Deli - Share a huge sandwich with some one you love.

Good for drinks with you food: We all need some cocktails, right?
Red Square - It’s not real Russian food but it has improved dramatically. Caviar and Vodka is never a bad idea.
Burger Bar - Good burger with an even better beer list.
Cabo Wabo Cantina - Waborita on the patio with some chips and salsa. Great people watching.

Guy Savoy - Fancy and fantastic. The bread cart!
Joel Robuchon - This is where you have that special meal where money is not an issue. It can be a little stuffy but only if you don’t allow yourself to relax. If you smile and laugh you’ll hav ea good time and a great meal.
Le Cirque - Like Heaven on Earth. Period.

Scarpetta - I’ll overpay for the spaghetti every day of the week. Do not ignore the bread basket. I’m warning you right now.

Portofino at Mirage - This hidden gem is not mentioned enough as it is easily among the very best restaurants on the Las Vegas strip.
Martorano's - Get me an even bigger meatball and make me watch bad television while I try to figure out what the kitchen is going to send out next.
Enoteca Otto- Lunch. Salad. Pasta. Wine. More wine.
Carnevino - The greatest steak on the planet. Well, there is this spot in Sydney with a view of the…It’s World Class at Carnevino.

Hussongs- Roasted bone marrow, elote and the tomatillo salsa. The ceviche is decent as well. There are a few mexican restaurants in Las Vegas but for the simple things this is my favorite.
Tacos and Tequila - Tequila and carnitas tacos. They have a decent chicken burrito that is large enough to share.
Carlos 'N Charlie - I’m a sucker for the tacos and the ceviche but an afternoon of margaritas and some loud, obnoxious dancing on the patio is why I love this place.
Tacos el Gordo - Simple, cheap tacos in a quick, inexpensive spot right on the strip.<br/>Javiers - fancy Mexican restaurant but a good option for lunch if you are at CityCenter. Get the taco plate and share with a few people if you want a good deal.
Cabo Wabo Cantina - It’s not real Mexican food but it is a real party on the patio.

STK - This is a nightclub steak. The place feels like a club and the energy is worth a long visit.
Center Cut - This is a casual steak spot and my choice for a moderately priced place for beef.
Old Homestead - Right in the heart of Caesars Palace, sit near the edge of the restaurant for a good view or tucked away in side for some romance.
Carnevino - Awesome. Best. Great. What else do you need to know.
SW Steakhouse - Elegant yet comfortable. Classy and high end and a good product.
Jean Georges - Sit at the bar and chat up the bartender and you’ll experience a fraction of what Vegas is all about.<br/>StripSteak - Michael Mina does steak in a way that changes your perspective.
Gordon Ramsay Steak - The steaks are good and can be great with a side of Fish and Chips. one of 3 Las Vegas restaurants for Chef Ramsay on the strip

Nobu - Sit in the lounge and you’ll feel just as cool as everyone else looks.
Blue Ribbon Sushi - As good as it gets when it comes to sushi in Las Vegas
Morimoto at MGM Grand is in the top 5 for restaurants in Las Vegas right now. It is just excellent in every way. 

Kumi at Mandalay Bay - Fun sushi and sake place where the dishes are as dazzling as the cocktails.

Sake Rok at the Park Las Vegas- Combines Japan’s vibrant pop culture and fashion scene with over-the-top theatrics for an experience part culinary, part performance and completely unique.

Wazuzu at Encore Las Vegas
Sea Thai - Affordable Thai and a moderate level of spice. You’ll need to ask them to really crank it up if you are looking for some heat.

Momofuku at Cosmopolitan Resort - Ramen and duck is all you need to know. This is a must try.
Lemongrass at Aria - Fancy Thai in a very nice room. Noodles and prawns please.
Beijing Noodle - Hand pulled noodles while sitting with a view of all the action.
Le Thai - This is the spot in Downtown Las Vegas so wait if you have to or sit at the bar.

Gordon Ramsay Burger - The burger is good, the bun is better, the Dawg is the best. You need options and they have them.
Holsteins - Good beers and good burgers along with a menu filled with comfort foods

Grimaldi's - If New York loves it should you? No, but it is pretty good so you should go in and split a pie.
Secret Pizza - It’s the place you’ve heard about but have not seen. It is open late and will keep your party going longer than you want it to.

The Pub
Ri Ra Las Vegas - Fish and Chips and one of the many beers they have behind the bar. This is a fun place when the music is playing or when a game is on.

The Pub - Massive beer list, monster burger, and a patio right near the Monte Carlo pool.
Todd English P.U.B. - Go ahead and finish your beer in under 7 seconds and they’ll give you a free one.
Public House Luxor - Bar food and sports to go along with some decent beers. If you need to go healthy they have plenty on the menu.
Nine Fine Irishmen -Go in when the band is playing and you’ll either love it or hate it. High energy, loud and worth a visit.
Gordon Ramsay Pub - My new favorite beer and a lot of fun stuff on the menu. Try to get there early as everyone want to eat here.

Even more favorite Restaurants where you should eat in Las Vegas:
Top of the World - The view is great but the food is better.
Mon Ami Gabi - Great outdoor patio with stellar views. Dine breakfast, lunch and dinner in the heart of the city.
TAO - Do you need to dance? This place will make you want to.

Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay - Cocktails that are brilliant and an atmosphere that engages your inner social butterfly. You'll share some plates and you'll drink a bit too much.
Wazuzu - Drunken noodles!
Lakeside - Do not freak out when you see that green frog looking thing pop up out of the lake.
Lagasse's Stadium - The best place to watch a game and have a good meal at the same time.
Fleur - Why, because Hubert Keller does some pretty special stuff here.
Dick's - Go here to be insulted as you eat. It’s hilarious and a burger and a beer is a good bet.
Bucca di Beppo - Family style affordable eats in a Las Vegas hotel. Yes, there is always room for those on my list.
Emeril's - Take a quick trip to the south with Emeril.
Border Grill - Fancy Southwestern food that might be Mexican just not any Mexican I know. It’s good though.
Julian Serrano - Tapas from a real Spaniard to go along with my Paella.

Sage - The cocktails are fabulous and the dining experience will impress you.
China Poblano - Tacos and dim sum. Crazy but good.
Estiatorio Milos - Fresh seafood mixed in with some Vegas hip.
Noodles - Fancy noodles or casual noodles.
Country Club at Wynn Epic brunch.
Sushi Roku - Hip, trendy and good.
Canaletto - People watching and wine. Do you need anything else?
La Cave
Citizens - Comfort food and casual fun. You better try the banana macadamia nut pancakes and the loaded potatoes.

Aureole - The wine list is impressive but have them pair beers to your meal and you might be even more impressed.
Charlie Palmer Steak - Don’t mess around with steak. High quality in a spot that feels classy.
Trevi - Big portions and a great spot to see all of Las Vegas walk by.
Blossom - Fancy Asian dining that will impress you.
Lago at Bellagio - A view of the fountains and Italian small plates from Chef Julian Serrano.
Lobster ME - Lobster roll for an unbeatable price.

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