Las Vegas is known for its outstanding glitzy restaurants. Among these, you’ll find elegant and oh-so-good celebrity chef restaurants, too. Some of them you may know and some you might not be super familiar with, but they are changing the industry and offering innovative takes on classics.
From the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Giada DiLaurentiis to José Andrés and Dominique Ansel, these are some of our favorite celebrity chef restaurants in Vegas! Sure, these spots may run you a pretty penny, but the experience is truly worth it and are particularly great for celebrating special occasions.
1. Restaurant Guy Savoy, Caesars Palace
We’re starting out the roundup of our favorite celebrity chef restaurants with Guy Savoy. Chef Guy Patrice Savoy may not be instantly recognizable to most Americans but he is greatly respected by his peers in the industry and has received multiple Michelin Stars. He is one of the most celebrated French chefs in the world, most known for his incredible restaurant Le Monnaie de Paris that overlooks the River Seine.
If you’re in Vegas, you no longer have to take an international flight to enjoy classic Savoy dishes! Guy Savoy Caesars emulates the magic of his Paris restaurant while adding a certain Vegas Je ne sais quoi. We love the bread and cheese courses and all the exquisite dishes here. But you can’t leave without trying the Artichoke Soup and Black Truffle Soup!
📍 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
2. Michael Mina, Bellagio
Celebrity Chef Michael Mina is a titan of the culinary world for a good reason. The Egyptian-born chef not only has a world-class reputation but also founded the Mina Group, a restaurant management company operating over 40 restaurants worldwide! As if that weren’t impressive enough, he has four restaurants on the Strip.
They each have their unique feel and style. There’s Bardot Brasserie at the Aria, International Smoke, a collaboration with Ayesha Curry at the MGM Grand serving up elevated American comfort food, and Stripsteak, a semi-casual steakhouse at Mandalay Bay. However, the star of the show has got to be the self-titled Michael Mina, located in the Bellagio. You’ll find outstanding seafood dishes inspired by Creole and San Francisco cuisine.
📍 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
3. Nobu, Caesars Palace, and Virgin Hotels
Any foodie worth their salt is sure to recognize the name Nobu. However, the mastermind behind these restaurants, Nobu Matsuhisa, is not as easily recognizable, even though he is among the most influential chefs in the world, given he has made some of his Japanese dishes incredibly popular. He has opened 50 Nobu restaurants worldwide, two of which are here in Vegas. There’s one at the Caesars Palace and another at Virgin Hotels.
We love Nobu’s cold dishes like Toro Tartare with Caviar and Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing, but the Shrimp and Lobster with Spicy Lemon Sauce and Beef Tenderloin Toban Yaki just melt your heart.
📍 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas & 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas
4. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Chef Wolfgang Puck is one of the OG celebrity chefs, first gaining recognition when he moved to Los Angeles in the ’70s. You’ll find Puck’s name in so many joints in Vegas and that’s partially because he owns quite a few restaurants in the city, including the world-renowned Spago and CUT LV. However, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is by far our favorite due to its casual vibe and pub-style dishes.
It feels like an extension of the Austrian-American chef himself. It’s pretty straightforward and casual and not too flashy considering it’s Vegas we’re talking about. The restaurant reinvents American bar and grill food with approachable dishes, inspired by the Californian cuisine. Classics include wood-fired pizzas, choice cuts from the grill and a small bites menu. But honestly, the Classic Smoked Salmon wood-fired pizza is a dish you have to try before you check out.
📍 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
5. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, Sahara
José Andrés is a world-renowned Spanish chef who also founded the World Central Kitchen, an organization that helps feed those in crisis around the world. Born in Mieres, Asturias, he grew up in Barcelona, where he started cooking at a very young age and eventually worked in the kitchen with chef Ferran Adrià in Michelin-starred El Bulli.
You might recall him from his several media appearances with fellow celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow. And now, José Andrés has brought the best of Spanish cuisine to Vegas. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at the Sahara has succulent dishes from seafood to tapas to everything in between.
📍 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
6. Gordon Ramsay Steak, Paris
Gordon Ramsay is probably the world’s most recognizable chef. His iconic TV shows have familiarized us with his extremely high standards. And though he doesn’t always communicate them with a happy-go-lucky attitude, you can reap the rewards at his five restaurants in Vegas. His first Vegas restaurant will transport you to his native England. The Union Jack flag on the ceiling will remind you, just in case you forget. Ramsay’s trademark beef Wellington and fish ‘n’ chips are must-haves. You should also try the 28-day dry-aged steaks and their British-style onion soup.
📍 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
7. Vanderpump à Paris, Paris
This romantic celebrity chef restaurant and lounge is as opulent as you would expect from Vanderpump! With Art Nouveau-inspired velvet banquettes, crystal chandeliers and bronze umbrella fixtures, it’s a beautiful space that is as luxurious as is chic, perfect for a night out with your friends.
Lisa Vanderpump and Nick Alain designed the Vegas hot spot to transport you straight to a Parisian Courtyard. They have excellent dishes, which makes this a fabulous option for a special evening out. Their signature wines and showstopper cocktails are incredible and make Vanderpump a fantastic choice for just drinks as well. The restaurant is located inside Paris Las Vegas, a match made in heaven.
📍 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
8. The Bedford by Martha Stewart, Paris
Another celebrity chef restaurant at the Paris, but this time it’s a replica of Martha Stewart’s 1925 farmhouse that draws inspiration from her legendary gardens and love of French cooking. The entertainment mogul designed a restaurant where you would feel as if you were at her home in Bedford, New York. The ambiance is warm and inviting, created by the neutral and warm tones of the restaurant, the simple yet elegant furniture and her extensive collection of 19th century American glass at The Brown Room.
Opened only a year ago, The Bedford has already become a Las Vegas staple due to its fresh menus and locally-sourced ingredients. The menus tend to be seasonal, so you should ask for what’s in season the time of your visit. But definitely try the house-made bread baskets, a great accompaniment to any dish. If you have some time, stay for a post-dinner cocktail and try the invigorating Martha-tini or Martha-rita.
📍 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
9. Dominique Ansel Las Vegas, Caesars Palace
We all know him as the inventor of the Cronut, arguably the most Instagrammed pastry in 2013. The French mastermind that put together the techniques used in making classic French croissants and the simple donut achieved incredible success at his pastry shop and has now come to Vegas to enchant residents and tourists alike with his incredibly intricate conceptions.
The James Beard Award-winning pastry chef continues to think outside the box and if you’re looking for some extra Las Vegas exclusives, try the ice cream truck pastries, or even better the world’s first fully automated cookie shot vending machine!! Yes, you read that correctly. Powered by Robochef’s SmartKiosk technology, a fancy robot goes around serving delicate handmade cookie shots and even fills them with chilled Madagascan vanilla milk, should you order milk as well. It’s as fun as is incredibly tasty and it’s sure to impress anyone that has a sweet tooth!
📍 3570 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
10. Giada, The Cromwell
Giada De Laurentiis is a Food Network star who has taught us all so much about Italian cuisine through her many programs and cookbooks. Her flagship restaurant at The Cromwell hotel serves Italian dishes with a California twist! The flavors in her dishes are bright and refreshing, such as the Lemon Spaghetti and the Cacciatore-Style Fried Chicken. YUM!
📍 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
11. Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steakhouse, The Mirage
Last on our list of celebrity chef restaurants is Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak. Tom Colicchio is a world-renowned celebrity chef thanks to his over 15 years on Top Chef. His steakhouses bring outstanding farm-to-table cuisine to the Vegas strip.
However, Heritage Steakhouse in particular has an epic open dining room under the casino’s atrium. However, their white oak grill is the restaurant’s showstopper. If you’re not really a meat lover, there are vegetarian and seafood options available, including the mouthwatering Lobster Thermidor and Bisque and the pan-seared salmon.
📍 The Mirage, 3400 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
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