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The best restaurants in Las Vegas offers the discerning gourmand a smorgasbord of international cuisine.
By Elite Traveler | September 2 2019
With a collection of locations as vibrant, glamorous and diverse as the Strip itself, the discerning gourmand a smorgasbord of international cuisine on offer at the best restaurants in Las Vegas. Known for its upmarket shopping, entertainment, and never-ending nightlife, it is only fitting that a variety of fine dining options are available for those finishing a busy day’s itinerary in this neon metropolis.
Whether it’s dining on the traditional French fare of chef Joël Robuchon or enjoying an immersive Japanese experience at the spell-binding Mizumi, Las Vegas is guaranteed to satisfy even the most demanding culinary appetite.
Situated within the MGM Grand, this restaurant was the first site that Chef Joël Robuchon opened in the United States and helped to expand an empire that would eventually see him earn an extraordinary 30 Michelin stars across the globe. Robuchon sadly passed away in 2018, but his legacy is survived here in Las Vegas by executive chef Christophe De Lellis.
Featuring traditional French cuisine in a setting reminiscent of 1930s Paris, guests can taste the fare of a culinary icon who has won more Michelin stars than any other chef in the world. Choose from a variety of tasting menus or order à la carte while enjoying the elegant main or garden-designed dining room.
With photos of Robuchon and his celebrity diners adorning the restaurant walls, guests will be in excellent company at this Forbes Five Star venue. Robuchon’s second Vegas venture, L’Atelier, is right next door and offers the chef’s high standard of exquisite cuisine in a more informal environment.How the Prestigious Michelin Star System Really Works]
Awarded four stars by the Forbes Travel Guide, SW Steakhouse is the perfect marriage of memorable food and dazzling entertainment. The brainchild of Chef David Walzog and situated within the iconic Wynn, this restaurant is widely regarded as the best place to eat steak in Las Vegas.
Guests can enjoy entrees like A5 Japanese Wagyu, dry-aged tomahawk chops and a chile-rubbed double rib eye. All are skillfully paired with sides that allow Chef Walzog to show off his culinary chops with seasonal, exotic ingredients like black truffle creamed corn.
Thanks to its optimal position by the Lake of Dreams, guests will be treated to the dazzling nightly shows whilst dining, making SW Steakhouse a delight to all senses.Marquee Las Vegas]
Inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life, Executive Chef Julian Serrano has produced a thoughtful, innovative menu for diners to enjoy. Guests can also choose from a vast private cellar boasting 1,500 wines from every major region in the world.
Surrounded by a collection of Picasso’s original paintings and charming ceramics, the restaurant offers a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience. The added charm of an outdoor patio area, from which diners can watch the iconic Bellagio Fountain show adds another dimension to this stunning venue.
Awarded the AAA Five Diamond award, Picasso is a vibrant restaurant guaranteed to stimulate the senses.[See also: A Guide to All Three-Michelin-Star Restaurants in the USA]
The world-famous Nobu restaurant group needs little introduction, serving outstanding, Japanese cuisine in 47 restaurants across five continents – including two in Las Vegas alone – this is a dining experience guaranteed to impress.
Offering a mix of hot and cold dishes, sushi, and tempura, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa presents a traditional Japanese style of cooking infused with bold South American and Western flavors. Diners can also indulge in the restaurant’s exclusive truffle tasting experience and imported A5 Japanese Wagyu Banquet prepared on Teppanyaki tables.
The David Rockwell designed décor blends bamboo and a hand-layered river rock wall with earthy, neutral tones to create a relaxed and natural environment. With the added bonus of offsite dining and catering options, you can enjoy Nobu’s award-winning menu from the comfort and privacy of your hotel suite.Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay, Spain]
Elegant and sophisticated, Restaurant Guy Savoy offers haute French cuisine in a venue naturally inspired by its Parisian sister property. Boasting sweeping views of Caesars Palace and, fittingly, Sin City’s very own Eiffel Tower, the restaurant matches its grandeur with flawless service and dedication to detail.
From the personalized table settings to the Christofle silverware and Spiegelau glasses, Restaurant Guy Savoy is the very symbol of luxury. The à la carte menu , with its ‘from the land’ and ‘from the sea’ sections, features a range of Savoy’s signature dishes, including silky Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup and the delicately spiced Crispy Sea Bass. Guests can also discover the wonder that is caviar in a dedicated Caviar Room or watch some of the finest chefs in the world at work from the exclusive Krug Chef’s Table.
This is the only place in the US that diners can experience the extraordinary cuisine of Chef Pierre Gagnaire. Located on the 23rd floor of Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas, Twist not only boasts exceptional cuisine but breath-taking views as well.
Gagnaire’s ground-breaking menu is a mixture of classic French cuisine and contemporary dining. The pinnacle here is the Lucky Number 7 tasting menu. Each menu is unique and based on the guest’s choice of wines. Chef de cuisine John Miranda will use each wine’s individual notes to strike a perfect balance.
With striking lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows and a dramatic glass staircase leading up to a suspended wine loft, the restaurant promises to give a sensational experience.
Take an immersive dive into the world of fine Japanese dining at Mizumi. Occupying a quiet corner of Wynn, the restaurant feels like a sanctuary compared to the hustling streets of Las Vegas. Each table looks out onto a mystical Japanese garden and koi pond with a 90-foot waterfall behind it through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The ambience is certainly there, but what about the food? Chef Min Kim serves some of the most prized cuisine in Las Vegas. The ocean-fresh sushi and sashimi certainly gives Nobu a run for its money, with the signature dishes including miso-glazed Peruvian toothfish and 48-hour grilled pork belly with pumpkin purée. The restaurant boasts a robatayaki bar and a teppanyaki room.
For the ultimate al fresco experience, reserve the floating pagoda table, which is only accessible by a private path through lush gardens.
Steakhouses are a dime a dozen on the Las Vegas Strip, but this one from the world-class Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is worth its weight in gold. This modern dining room has a low-key yet elegant ambience that proves popular with couples. The low-level lighting further enhances the romantic feel, but be in no doubt; this is as serious as a steakhouse as you can find in Sin City.
The staff are well versed in each and every cut of meat on the menu and confidently describe the intricate differences between them. They are likely to recommend the Wagyu brisket, which is delivered whole on one of the restaurant’s carving carts and sliced in front of diners. The restaurant’s signature dish is a 32 oz. Wagyu tomahawk, reserved only for those whose eyes deceive their stomachs. It is also one of only three restaurants in the city that to serve Kobe A5 beef.
As with all steakhouses worth their salt, the wine list is both extensive and full of quality. Diners can choose fine vintages from California, Bordeaux, Italy, and Spain among others. The restaurant also has an extensive cocktail menu.
Quite possibly Las Vegas’s most romantic restaurant, stepping into Costa Di Mare is like being transported to Italy’s Amalfi Coast. This two-story space was completely redesigned in 2013 and emerged with a fresh Mediterranean feel including a dramatic winding staircase and beautiful mosaic tiles.
Guests can choose to dine on the upper level or al fresco in one of the cabanas overlooking a serene lagoon. The best seat in the house is Table 66, which sits in the very center of the staircase under the striking fish chandelier.
The Mediterranean influences extends into the kitchen where Chef Mark LoRusso creates authentic Italian coastal cuisine with seasonal fish and shellfish flown in daily from Italy. Diners can feast on red shrimp from Naples and sea urchin from Sicily as part of the Gran Menu Di Mare, a tasting menu designed to take you on a complete journey of Italy’s coastline.
Experience the very best in Chinese cuisine with an extensive menu that boasts over 100 dishes. Chef Chi Kwun Choi has meticulously curated a menu that contains both authentic dishes from across East Asia as well as Western plates.
Diners come here to experience the show-stopping Peking duck, delivered whole and sliced, plated and presented at your table. The beautifully crisp duck is then served on a puffy bao bun or flat pancake and topped with cucumber and hoisin sauce. Regulars will tell you that the shrimp toast is a must. The Hong Kong style Maine lobster and ox tail hot pot are also highly recommended.
The décor is sleek and ornate, with concrete pillars adorned with leaf and branch mosaics that give them a tree-like quality. Birdcage chandeliers containing red lanterns hang low and fill the restaurant with romantic lighting. For those wishing to dine incognito, the restaurant also has two private dining rooms.Empress by Boon Opens in San Francisco’s Historic Chinatown]
In no other restaurant will your wine be delivered in such dramatic fashion. A 42-foot steel and glass wine tower greets guests at the door but this striking feature is not just for display purposes. The restaurant’s wine angels float on wires to pluck and replace chosen bottles from their perch.
You may suspect such a spectacle in the drinks department might mask problems in the kitchen, but rest assured, the farm-to-table menu from Chef Charlie Palmer is worth the trip alone.
A seasonal tasting menu proves popular as it usually contains Palmer’s most ambitious dishes. The current selection includes wild Alaskan halibut served with baby leeks, clams and mussels in a saffron jus. Diners also love the dessert sampler, which gives them the chance to try all four seasonal desserts in miniature form.Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas]