Yes, Vegas is a world-renowned resort city, primarily known for its luxurious casinos, hypnotizing slot machines and fabulous shows. However, as the city’s expanded and grown, so has its cuisine and restaurants. Gone are the days of only buffets and steakhouses, although we love those, too.
Now, there’s plenty of restaurants to choose from, whether it’s fine dining restaurants from celebrity chefs or homely cantinas. If you’re planning to spend the weekend on the Vegas Strip, here’s our list of the best restaurants in Vegas you simply can’t miss. It covers anything of which you can think of, from diverse cuisines to delectable bites, and you won’t have to leave the Mojave desert to find them!
We’re starting off the list of best restaurants in Sin City with the modern and laid back Black Sheep. Owned by celebrity Chef Jamie Tran, whom you might have seen on Iron Chef, it is one of Southwest’s best restaurants. You can expect casual modern Vietnamese American food, but elevated to new heights. Chef Tran graduated Le Cordon Bleu, was a line-cook at Aureole, joined the banquets department at The Venetian, before starting work as the executive chef at DB Brasserie by the notable Daniel Boulud.
Her curriculum is quite impressive and her experience, skills and creativity are reflected on the menu. Items that stand out are the Hamachi Crudo with dragon fruit, pickled pearl onion and bubu arare, or the Fried Whole Rainbow Trout on sautéed rainbow swiss chard, steamed jasmine rice and a ginger and rice wine vinegar sauce.
🍽️ 8680 W Warm Springs Rd
This family owned and operated company specializes in authentic Tijuana tacos. The owners opened their first location in San Diego in 1998 and the taqueria chain has been serving mouth-watering tacos in Vegas since 2010. They currently have four locations in Vegas, all dedicated to providing authentic food with high quality. Whether you go for the Carne Asada, Lengua or Adobada tacos, or the fresh mulas and tostadas, you are guaranteed a flavor-bursting and hearty meal that will cure your weekend hangover.
🍽️ 4 locations
Located in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, this hot restaurant/burger joint mainly prepares traditional burgers, fries and milkshakes, but because it’s Gordon Ramsay, there’s a certain special touch, making their burgers unique and complex. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. The beef patties are cooked over an open flame fueled by hardwoods, a feast for all your senses, giving your burger a smoky touch.
The Viva Vegan Burger and the Portobella Burger is a must-try for vegetarians or anyone trying to cut back on their meat consumption, but if you’re a carnivore through and through, we recommend the Hell’s Kitchen Burger—for obvious reasons—and the Ultimate Cheeseburger, for an amazingly salty and gooey goodness. What’s more, if you’re feeling extra bougie, get a side of Truffle Parmesan Fries.
🍽️ 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd
This seasonal Italian restaurant is blending the flavors of Italy with American abundance. Chef James Trees, who worked with Eric Ripert, was born and raised in Las Vegas. Inspired by the teachings and wise advice of his Great-aunt Esther, whom he named the restaurant after, he’s created an extensive menu featuring three-day sourdough pizzas, seasonal entrees and lots of brunch options. Esther’s Kitchen is situated in the Las Vegas Arts District in downtown Las Vegas, so make sure to pop by if you’re around.
🍽️ 1130 S. Casino Center Blvd, STE 110
Bardot Brasserie is an elegant restaurant that celebrates the best of French cuisine. By that we mean flavors, techniques and passion for food. Located at the Aria Resort and Casino, the restaurant’s stylish décor is inviting and puts the diners at ease immediately as you pass through its doors. You’ll be transported to a chic café in 1920s Paris. Is it the best restaurant in Vegas? It’s certainly up there.
The design perfectly mirrors the iconic French comfort food prepared by the restaurant’s skilled chefs with classics like Croque Madame, Macaroni Gratinée, Salmon à la Française and Steak Frites. To top it off, you can wash these bites down with a glass of Château Les Justices and Kopke 40 Year Tawny Port.
🍽️ 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World and that’s also reflected on the countless celebrity chefs and restaurateurs that have created innovative dining experiences. As the Vegas cuisine has flourished, the city has also attracted Spanish celebrity chef José Andrés to share his passion for food through a lavish and playful culinary experience. This restaurant is not for the faint-hearted—literally. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés is a “celebration of the carnivorous”, so keep in mind your cholesterol levels prior to making a reservation.
From Tartares and Embutidos to Wagyu beef steak and Butifarra Catalan-Style Pork Sausage, this is our idea of a salty and fatty feast. Nevertheless, the James Beard Award-winning and Michelin-starred chef has also curated pescetarian and vegetarian menus, to accommodate a range of diet preferences. Try the Grilled Pulpo a la Gallega or the spicy Patatas Bravas as you sip on a crisp Do Ferreiro albariño.
🍽️ 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd
One of the best Chinese restaurants in the city located inside The Venetian Resort and Casino is easily TAO Las Vegas. The Japanese Koi-filled infinity pool, the 20-foot Buddha statue looking at you, the lush silk draperies and century-old stones immediately set the tone for what’s to come next. You’ll embark on a culinary journey to the East as the bold flavors of the pan-Asian cuisine come to life.
Rich and sticky Dim Sums and umami stir fries and ample BBQ—it’s elevated comfort food giving you a hug when you most need it. Additionally, TAO has specialty cocktails to pick you up and get you ready for the real Vegas experience.
🍽️ 3377 S Las Vegas Blvd
Sparrow + Wolf has a seasonal menu with rotating dishes that highlight fresh and seasonal produce. If you’re looking for some good old American cuisine, but with techniques that date back as early as the 18th century, you’re in the right place. Driven by a strong sense of sustainability, Chef Brian Howard curates simple and elemental menus that balance technical craft with approachability. So, whether you’re a seasoned gourmand or simply enjoy the pleasures of life, the restaurant’s delectable dishes are sure to bring you joy.
🍽️ 4480 Spring Mountain Rd #100
9. Veganos Kitchen
Let’s face it, there aren’t many food options for vegans in Vegas, so you can imagine the relief and excitement when you encounter an amazing vegan restaurant with an extensive menu and that’s also affordable. Veganos Kitchen focuses on Mexican and American cuisine, using vegan cheese and sour cream and vegan ‘meats’ like asada, pastor, soy chicken and Impossible meat. But what really brings us tears of joy are its pizzas. With items like the Vegan Pepperoni, they have arguably the best vegan pizza on the Strip!
🍽️ 3149 N Rancho Dr C
10. Other Mama
Oh mama! Delicate flavors, different textures and fresh produce straight from the sea come together at Other Mama. The restaurant is famous for its raw bar with selections of oysters, ceviche, salmon poke and fish carpaccio. Nonetheless, you’ll also find cooked treats from the sea, such as Roasted Octopus, Crispy Miso Calamari and Deviled Eggs topped with fried oysters. Other Mama’s cocktails amplify the flavors of the dishes and are definitely worth a try.
🍽️ 3655 S Durango Dr #6
Lovers of Cantonese cuisine, look no further! Married chefs Lam and Anna have opened yet another restaurant, this time in the Neon City. Popular dishes include the Peking Duck and Portuguese Fried Rice, Anna’s Poh Poh’s Dumplings and the Roasted Pork Belly. Paired with high-end wines from California and France and craft cocktails like Silk Road, with Palm Sake, Tito’s vodka, ginger and almond, and The Last Heir, prepared with Smoke Wagon Bourbon, yuzu and raspberry, there’s no better place to get a taste of Hong Kong.
🍽️ 8704 W Charleston Blvd Ste 101
12. Honey Salt
Let’s say you’re feeling a bit blue, are under the weather, or working the slot machines and black jack tables has alienated you to the point that you now need a homely meal. Opened in 2012, Honey Salt’s warm and inviting dishes evolve with the seasons. It’s farm-to-table inspired home comfort food in Las Vegas, sourced and prepared with love. Check out their daily specials such as Green Garden Mondays, Live Music Tuesdays, and Wine Wednesdays and join in on the fun!
🍽️ 1031 S Rampart Blvd
13. Kaiseki Yuzu
Discover a piece of history as you indulge in a traditional Japanese kaiseki dinner, served as part of a tea ceremony that dates back to the 16th century. Chef Kaoro Azeuchi uses fresh and delicate ingredients that through his sharp technical skills become a masterpiece on the plate. Nine to ten dishes are beautifully plated and the thinly sliced and artfully presented sashimi will have you staring at the plate for minutes on end.
🍽️ 3900 Spring Mountain Rd #A5
14. Oming’s Kitchen
Luckily, Vegas also has incredible food offerings that don’t include fine dining. When you’ve skipped dinner or breakfast, or have a throbbing hangover from the night before, Oming’s Kitchen will be your salvation! Filipino Chef Salome Pilas offers only select items on the menu, but each dish has been carefully curated and perfected, and can’t be improved in any way.
It’s one of the best restaurants in the city and it’s actually a food truck. Oming Kitchen serves the best traditional Filipino street-style food in the city hands down. We’re talking about Sinugba Pork Belly, Shaved Ribeye Adobo, Sisig and All-Day Filipino breakfast. And when in doubt, top your dish with a fried egg.
🍽️ 5180 Blue Diamond Rd #105 & 2232 S. Nellis Blvd #1
15. Estiatorio Milos
Founded by Chef Costas Spiliadis, Milos is one of the world’s most celebrated Greek seafood restaurants in the region, located in The Venetian. Its signature fish market is on display on ice for guests to see what’s on offer, choose what they want and how it’s prepared.
The fish is flown daily from the Mediterranean—yes, that’s a thing—and you choose between three methods of preparation: baked whole in sea salt, sliced and crudo, sort of sashimi-style or grilled and drizzled with lemon juice. If you want to continue with the culinary exploration, you can head to the yogurt room, where authentic Greek yogurt is made and strained through cheesecloth, as tradition would have it.
🍽️ 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
16. Grand Luxe Cafe
One of the best cafes in Las Vegas where you’ll feel that you’ve had a great meal at a reasonable price. The menu is huge and suited to a variety of tastes from chicken wings to sticky ribs, potstickers, seafood, and more. Grand Luxe Cafe has over 6,000 reviews and is 4.5 stars, making it a pretty solid choice.
🍽️ 3355 Las Vegas Blvd
17. The Pepper Mill
🍽️ 2985 Las Vegas Blvd
The Pepper Mill is an award-winning restaurant with a fireside lounge that people swear on. It’s also won accolades like most romantic restaurant and most exotic drinks. Both the restaurant and the fireside lounge have patrons from all over, making it a can’t miss Vegas experience.
We’re noodle lovers here at Secret Las Vegas so we couldn’t help but include a locally-beloved Chinese spot. The restaurant does a modern take on traditional hand-pulled noodles, pulling from the Shan-Xi province. Shang Beef or Pork Belly Noodles, Boiled Shrimp Dumplings, and Dan Dan Noodles ar some excellent choices, or try their fried rice, mixed with a blend of fresh veggies and protein.
🍽️ 4983 W Flamingo Rd A