There is plenty to do in Vegas. Between the gambling, the partying, the entertainment, and all the other things you can do, sometimes the food can get overlooked. That would be a mistake though. Las Vegas is home to not only great restaurants but some of the best in the entire world. The culinary talent Vegas attracts is incredible and the meals there are simply world-class. Here are a few places to get the most exquisite meals in Las Vegas.
Joël Robuchon – MGM Grand
There is not much better than a great dinner and a great show in the same night. The MGM Grand is a perfect place to do just that. You can grab a show at MGM (Gamblers Daily Digest has a list of the best ones) and then enjoy a meal at world-famous Joël Robuchon, named after the late, famous French chef of the same name.
The restaurant is home to elegant, upscale French cuisine and has been awarded 3 Michelin stars and won countless awards including, the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. Gourmet Magazine has named it one of the Top 5 restaurants in the U.S. If you cannot get into Robuchon for one of their two seating times, there is good news. There are 2 separate Robuchon creations in MGM. There is also L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, a culinary workshop where all meals are prepared in front of you in an interactive, open kitchen.
Sixth + Mill – The Venetian
The best restaurants in Vegas are generally located in the best hotels. You can see the top hotels in Vegas on this list by Weekly Slots News and you will see The Venetian is right at the top of the list. That is why it is no surprise that their faux-outdoors, Neapolitan-style pizza bar restaurant makes this list.
Sixth + Mill is located right in the middle of The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and transports you to a small pizza café in Venice’s St. Mark’s Square. With the hustle and bustle of shops all around you, you really feel like you are eating the delicious pizza outside, in Italy. Their classic Margherita is traditional and tastes just right. Their signature Vince pizza is a unique combination of burrata, sliced mortadella, and pistachio crumbles. The Italian cocktails and pasta dishes make this one of the must-experience restaurants in Vegas.
é by José Andrés – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
What is cooler than a secret restaurant within a restaurant? Pretty much nothing. But, that is exactly what you will find at the celebrity chef José Andrés’ é restaurant. You do not need to be a high roller or a celebrity to experience this one-of-a-kind, speakeasy-style restaurant. A reservation (which needs to be made about 3 months in advance) will get you a “golden ticket” and access to the private room inside Andrés’ Jaleo restaurant.
There are seats for about 10 people and a host of chefs will prepare you an indescribable meal right in front of you in the intimate space. The menu is basically Spanish in nature but with the techniques and mix of styles, you never know exactly what you will get. Andrés calls this menu “avant-garde comfort food”, which mixes the familiar with the daring.
Harvest by Roy Ellamar – Bellagio
This restaurant in the famed Bellagio hotel is one of the best farm-to-table restaurants in the country. This eatery is a testament to modern culinary trends with a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients that are all sourced from local and regional sources. The menu is seasonal and inspired by what the chef finds at the market at any given time. Everything looks and tastes so fresh you will be amazed. The lounge has a great small bites bar menu as well as a very good selection of local and regional craft beer.
Mason Hutchinson of Online Casino Gems says of Harvest, “You hear the term ‘farm-to-table’ so much it seems to have lost its meaning. Harvest finds that meaning and executes in perfectly. In every bite, you can taste the fact that these ingredients are made well and have come from nearby. The word ‘fresh’ barely begins to describe it.”
Mizumi – Wynn
The truth is, there are a lot of great sushi places in Las Vegas. That fact is one of the things that makes Mizumi at the Wynn Las Vegas so special. To rise to the top of a very competitive list is really saying something. The restaurant itself is as beautiful and stylish as the food is enchanting. It sits overlooking an outdoor Koi pond and waterfall and there is even a table that sits alone on the water for the ultimate in private dining. It offers incredibly high—end and expertly made sushi and sashimi along with many other incredible Asian seafood dishes. They are also one of a small handful of restaurants in the U.S. to serve certified authentic Kobe beef.
StripSteak – Mandalay Bay
This great steakhouse is a hidden gem of the Vegas hotel restaurant scene. Located at the entrance to the mall off the casino floor of Mandalay Bay, StripSteak might not have the best location but does have some of the best steak and service of any steakhouse in Vegas. It is a creation of Chef Michael Mina, a Michelin star winning chef who is known for a number of high-end restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area. StripSteak, his first attempt at a steakhouse, offers a modern steakhouse menu that is simply top-notch and delectable. All the meats here are cooked on a wood-burning grill which gives the restaurant a perfect balance of traditional and modern cuisine.
You can get a meal pretty much anywhere in Vegas and, in many spots, a pretty good one at that. However, there are a few restaurants in Sin City that truly set themselves apart. Following this guide, you will undoubtedly experience some of the most exquisite meals that Las Vegas has to offer.