Word of Mouth: Dieter Xiao's Best of Las Vegas

Where to drink and dine in the city of sin from Shibuya's former GM

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Dieter Xiao knows a thing or two about eating well in Vegas. He made his mark on Sin City when he relocated there in 2002 to serve as Associate General Manager for acclaimed dining locals Beau Rivage and Michael Mina, and later as General Manager for Seablue and Shibuya. He's even an advanced sake sommelier to boot. Here, you'll find his top picks for where to get your fill in Vegas. 

Brunch: Bouchon

Fancy: L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Best Value: Miller's Ale House

Bar Scene/Drinks: Todd English PUB

Business Lunch: Todd English's Olives

Burger: Burger Bar

Pizza: Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Sandwich: 'wichcraft

Regional: Nobhill Tavern

Hidden Gem: Seablue

Mexican/Latin American: Diego

Japanese: Shibuya

Spanish/TapasJulian Serrano

Thai/Southeast Asian: Lemongrass

Wine List: L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Chinese: Pearl

Seafood: Seablue

Steak: STRIPSTEAK

Italian: Fiamma

Barbeque: Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

Desserts: Jean Philippe Patisserie

Wild card: Trattoria del Lupo