Hottest Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip
You may have been lured to Las Vegas by the promise of revelry and spectacle and you won’t be disappointed. But did you know that the Strip is also a veritable paradise for foodies? World renowned chefs have staked their claim in prime locations making the Strip one of the best places to eat around. Check out our round up of 10 of the hottest restaurants on the Vegas Strip.
Joël Robuchon Restaurant
It’s not everyday that you get the opportunity to sample a meal prepared by the man named France’s Chef of the Century, but you’re in Vegas, so anything goes! The late Chef Joël Robuchon came out of retirement to open his first of only three restaurants in the United States.
Styled in the fashion of an upscale, art-deco townhouse with vast crystal chandeliers, black and white checkered marble tiling and jewel-toned drapery accented with gold adornments, this feels less like a restaurant and more like an invite to an upscale dinner party hosted by a modern day Gatsby.
There’s nothing we don’t recommend on this menu (with 3 Michelin stars, you know it’s all phenomenal). If you’re having trouble deciding, go for the tasting menu with the wine pairings, it will truly blow you away! Don’t forget to peruse the roaming bread and cheese carts and save room for dessert.
Yardbird Southern Table
If you’re craving Southern comfort food, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is THE place to go for a family dinner in Las Vegas. With comfy upholstered chairs, exposed edison bulb lighting and framed photos lining the back wall we got Southern homestyle vibes before even trying the amazing, generously portioned menu.
For a real treat, you can’t go wrong with Llewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken smothered in honey hot sauce with a side of sweet corn hush puppies. Another favorite is the Sweet Tea braised short rib, it comes with fluffy mashed potatoes and fresh veg that’s roasted to perfection.
It’s going to be hard but try to save room for one of Yardbird’s sinfully sweet desserts. We’ve got our eyes on the Nutella-filled mini beignets.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab in Vegas is one you’ll be dreaming about for weeks afterwards, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular restaurants on the strip!
This upscale but unpretentious space is known for their Florida stone crab legs, but we think you should also try their Alaskan king crab. Don’t worry about that pesky shell, at Joe’s you’ll have a helper host to crack those legs for you.
End your meal with a slice of their fabulous key lime pie for a taste of Miami beach. You won’t regret it!
This is not your Nona’s traditional ristorante, Ambra takes everything you love about Italian food and serves it in a modern lounge with glowy pink walls and an artful swooping ceiling that’s a whole mood. One of our favorite late date night restaurants, Ambra is conveniently located at MGM Grand so you can swing by after show and enjoy the nightlife.
Choose from a wide selection of small plates to start with (we love the Bluefin tuna) and prime entrees including hand-made pasta. Or let the chef’s menu guide you through your culinary experience. The desserts here are one of a kind- the flaming cotton candy is a visual as well as an actual delight and the tiramisu is out of this world.
You didn’t hear it from us, but rumor has it there’s a secret speakeasy near the host’s stand behind a door labeled “privata”. Shh!
California’s world-class fish eatery has landed in Vegas and it’s everything we hoped it would be. The nautical décor and exposed, weathered wooden beams combined with the live seafood tanks make you feel like you’re dining in the belly of a very chic ship.
Water Grill’s menu is updated twice daily to accommodate a constant rotation of different fresh seafood including 16 varieties of oysters. Our top pick is the Chilean sea bass which is served over melt-in-your-mouth butternut squash gnocchi. Skilled servers will take you through their catches of the day so be sure to keep in mind their recommendations for delectable locally sourced specials on the daily.
El Dorado Cantina
For the best Mexican food in Las Vegas, El Dorado the place to be. Traditional food from various Mexican regions like mole, pozole, flan and street food like tacos and corn are made from organic, non-GMO, locally sourced produce and meat.
Settle in and luxuriate in the warm glow from the starburst lamps. The red tiled walls and cozy booths make this one of the best restaurants for couples. This is also our top choice for vegetarians and vegans as Chef happily customizes dishes to suit your food sensitivities.
For a traditional buffet experience, look elsewhere! Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars didn’t earn its title as the best buffet in Vegas by being ordinary.
Meander through nine different show kitchens, where the chefs prepare food right in front of you and serve it hot off the stove. Presentation is key at Bacchanal, so don’t expect to see row after row of chafing dishes under hot plates. Instead, many servings are individually prepared and plated.
The menu changes frequently but some favorites that pop up often include the made to order chocolate lava cakes, all you can eat chilled crab legs, fresh sushi and stir fry and the mini salads.
Upscale Italian has a completely new definition at Scarpetta in the Cosmo. Take traditional Italian fare and crank it up a notch, add in a gorgeous view of the Bellagio fountain and you’ve got a dining experience you’ll never forget.
At Scarpetta, their sophisticated take on preparation and plating turn standard, homestyle classics like spaghetti and creamy polenta into elegant meals. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the duck and foie gras ravioli, you won’t be disappointed!
The romantic atmosphere makes this another great restaurant for couples and there’s no better way to end a date night than with Scarpetta’s chocolate souffle.
Mastro’s Ocean Club
For classic steak and seafood and top-rate service, Mastro’s Ocean Club is one of the best restaurants to grab a steak on the strip. It’s conveniently located in Crystals shopping center so the ambiance is bright and calm.
You’ll notice Mastro’s right away inside a massive, lit-up, tree-house style wooden structure. Once inside, there’s great people-watching of the shoppers below. Once your food arrives, you’ll want to give it your full attention and savor every rich bite.
At Sushi Roku, you’re in for sushi like you’ve never experienced it before! This Asian fusion sushi restaurant has traditional sushi and other Japanese delicacies you love on top of signature rolls and dishes that incorporate unexpected ingredients like jalapeños and olive oil.
The mood at Sushi Roku is elegant romance so stop by for a special date night. Or, if you’re just looking for a great lunch, try their Bento box or Ramen bowls.