Las Vegas is a city with something for everybody. The entertainment is world-class, as are the casinos, spas, and sightseeing; heck, there’s even a roller coaster. But no aspect of the city is as diverse as the cuisine. And from steakhouses to sushi spots, from late-night buffets to high-roller havens, we’re presenting the ultimate guide to Las Vegas dining.
Some of the world’s greatest chefs have found a second home in Las Vegas, and with good reason. Many visitors come to Vegas to experience the finer things in life, and a visit to a restaurant helmed by the likes of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mario Batali, or Wolfgang Puck is certainly one of those things. But Vegas dining isn’t all haute cuisine. There are extravagant buffets, legendary burgers, great food trucks and taco stands… the list goes on and on.
So from the heart of the Strip to neighborhoods further afield, read on to discover the finest culinary delights Sin City has to offer, in every stripe and style.
There’s plenty to drink in Vegas, but not every cocktail is a great one. Check out this list of great Vegas bars, from the Petrossian Bar at the Bellagio to Herbs & Rye on West Sahara Avenue, and you’ll have a bona fide guide to the city’s best watering holes.
Best of the Best
These restaurants are at the top of the heap when it comes to all of the dining options in Vegas. World-class chefs including Joël Robuchon, Guy Savoy, and Thomas Keller are represented, but so are restaurants located in strip malls, like Lotus of Siam.
Every meal of the day is an event in Las Vegas, including breakfast. From an outdoor table alongside a waterfall at the Wynn to a classic Parisian bistro at Mon Ami Gabi, a visit to these restaurants is a great way to start your day.
Looking to start your day with endless Champagne, or a visit to one of the world’s great buffets? Here are eight legendary brunch options in Vegas.
Las Vegas is renowned for its buffets, and these, located in resorts including the Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and Wynn, will make your jaw drop.
The burger is one of the most versatile and democratic foods out there, and everyone from Michael Mina to Hubert Keller is turning out some legendary variations in Vegas.
The food truck revolution is going strong, and Vegas is no exception. You can expect to find everything from burgers to barbecue rolling through town on any given day.
It’s not just bars that have great happy hours; in Vegas even some of the top restaurants do.
If you’ve got a wad of winnings burning a hole in your pocket, some of the country’s most expensive restaurants, from Joël Robuchon to Cut, can be found in Vegas.
Hotels for Room Service
Are you a room service junky? There’s something incredibly luxurious about having a full meal brought directly to your hotel room, and these 8 hotels are the best ones to stay in if you plan on taking advantage of the service.
In the mood for Italian? Only some of the world’s leading Italian chefs, from Mario Batali to Paul Bartolotta, have restaurants in Vegas, and there are plenty of old-school red sauce joints around too.
Vegas is a night-owl’s playground, and you can’t watch the sunrise on an empty stomach. For those looking to get a late-night fill, the options in Vegas are vast.
While it can get scorching hot during the summer, it can be incredibly pleasant during the rest of the year, and the hotels are so huge that you can go days without realizing that you haven’t even ventured outside. So head out into the fresh air for a meal at one of these great spots.
Whether you’re looking to grab a slice on the go or sit down for a true Neapolitan experience, there’s some truly great pizza to be found in Vegas.
Las Vegas may be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean that some of the world’s highest-quality fish isn’t being flown in from Japan on a daily basis. From upscale restaurants like Nobu to affordable sushi bars like Sen, there’s some truly great sushi in Vegas.