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21 Restaurants That Define Las Vegas Dining

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by OpenTable
Updated May 12, 2021

From the air, Las Vegas emerges like a carpet of twinkling lights unfurled across the dark Mojave Desert. Las Vegas’s culinary landscape is as diverse and far-reaching as the city itself. From celebrity chef-driven concepts on the Strip to flashes of local talent on Fremont Street, experiencing the definitive restaurants of Las Vegas means venturing to its many neighborhoods, seeking out cuisine from both legendary and emerging chefs, and discovering the food that speaks to the history and the future of the city. These are the 21 restaurants to do just that.

A photo of Sparrow + Wolf restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2581)
$31 to $50
American
Chinatown
About the restaurant
With a mission of applying a global approach to traditional American dishes, Sparrow + Wolf embodies the playful, unexpected ethos of Las Vegas. The Chinatown restaurant is notably helmed by chef Brian Howard, a longtime fixture on the Las Vegas restaurant scene who cut his teeth working at restaurants on the Strip before bringing his talent to a less touristy neighborhood. Here, his creativity comes alive in the form of everything from udon noodle bolognese to a miso peanut butter banana split topped with black sesame chocolate sauce.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Everything was so spectacular and different. So many Thai influences but not a Thai restaurant by any means. The flavor profiles with all these dishes were carefully thought out. The coffee at the end of the night unfortunately was a miss. They didn't have any specialty coffees, only regular coffee which would have been great if it tasted good. It was very bitter and the cream was actually milk. After such a carefully curated meal it was surprising to have something as basic as coffee be so incorrect.... that being said this restaurant was so good that I can't wait to go back and just get coffee elsewhere after lol.
A photo of Hell's Kitchen - Caesars Palace Las Vegas restaurant
4.6
4.6 (49530)
$50 and over
American
Caesars Palace
About the restaurant
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s massive restaurant outside of Caesars Palace brings the excitement and energy of its namesake show to the Las Vegas Strip. Prior to opening Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay already operated four restaurants in Las Vegas, but this one is by far the most opulent. The menu features plenty of Ramsay luxuries, such as beef Wellington, truffle lobster risotto, and sticky toffee pudding.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
As always, the food and service were second to none!!!
A photo of La Strega restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1685)
$31 to $50
Italian
Spring Valley
About the restaurant
Situated in Las Vegas’s affluent Summerlin neighborhood near the soaring peaks of nearby Red Rock Canyon, La Strega is an airy, glamorous Italian restaurant from chef Gina Marinelli that was awarded restaurant of the year by Eater Vegas in 2019. From artichokes served with preserved lemon and dill yogurt to kale pesto bucatini with Yukon potatoes, diners can expect fresh, vegetable-forward fare. Fun fact: La Strega translates to “the witch,” and nods to this show up in the form of menu item names, such as the witch’s garden salad with vegetables and whipped chickpeas.
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AndreaM
Dined 5 days ago
Always delicious. Fun cocktails. Great service and beautiful setting. We will be back!
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4.9
4.9 (1780)
$50 and over
French
Chinatown
About the restaurant
It’s all about the art of the tasting menu at Partage, a sleek, compact space that just might be the only French restaurant in Las Vegas’s Chinatown neighborhood. Choose from a three-, five-, or seven-course menu with optional wine pairings, or savor individual entrees such as a seasonally rotating pithivier that has in the past included oxtail with seared foie gras. A private dining room and chef’s table experience are also available. The former features unique, customized animations on the table.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Truly hidden GEM… not cheap but totally worth it. Osetra caviar course was totally great. Wine pairings were thoughtful and well done. Staff was great and chef came to the table to check on us for feedback. They change the menu frequently so I’m dying to go back!!! This is a Michelin star gem in a strip mall off the strip and I think a lot of folks are missing a shining star
A photo of Honey Salt - Las Vegas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3763)
$31 to $50
American
Summerlin
About the restaurant
With its rustic brick walls and olive green tufted bench seating, Honey Salt’s atmosphere evokes a farm-to-table spirit that feels miles away from the Las Vegas Strip — because it is. The Summerlin area restaurant from James Beard Awards-nominated restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla serves lunch and dinner (plus a popular weekend brunch) with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. One standout menu item is the Biloxi buttermilk fried chicken sandwich topped with creamy slaw and served with a fresh Caesar salad.
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LaJollavip
Dined 4 days ago
Steve and TJ were both Superb as well as Colin our drink person. Chris the Sous Chef and Kitchen Team were Fantastic as well as the rest of the front of the House Team. The Assistant Manager Brophy seemed to be lost as one server didn’t show up and the only thing she delivered was flowers to the lamp ledge. Honey Salt was crowded which was extremely crowded which was Awesome. The food was Excellent and prepared as ordered.
A photo of CHICA Las Vegas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2902)
$31 to $50
Latin American
The Venetian and Palazzo
About the restaurant
Savor every day brunch and lively Latin dinner fare at acclaimed chef Lorena Garcia’s Chica, a Best of Las Vegas award-winning restaurant inside the Venetian. Garcia’s menu brings together flavors from Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and other Latin American countries in a dimly lit space with pops of jewel-toned decor. Popular dishes include warm bunuelo donuts with berries and white chocolate dulce de leche for brunch and Peruvian ceviche with market fish, chile, onion, and sweet potato in the evening. But the must-order is the colorful arepas basket, in black bean, beet, and cilantro flavors, a distinctive riff on the Latin cuisine staple that has become Garcia’s signature dish.
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BavetH
Dined 7 days ago
This is the best female chef around period. Everything we tried was beyond flavorful! On top of the taste you have the perfect presentation’s & that’s a home run for sure! Our waiter & all the staff we encountered were so welcoming & great as well! Only downfall was that they were out of the octopus but gives us an excuse to come back. Highly recommend!
A photo of Restaurant Guy Savoy - Caesars Palace restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1751)
$50 and over
French
Caesars Palace
About the restaurant
Named after the Michelin star decorated chef, Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace is the sibling location to the original in Paris. The restaurant has earned a slew of awards, including a Top 40 Restaurant in the U.S. award from Gayot.com and a Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for four years in a row. Diners can expect French cuisine at this elegant space, which offers sweeping views of Las Vegas’s replica Eiffel Tower across the street. Where better to enjoy seared foie gras and black truffle on brioche and Muscovy duck with gnocchi and cabbage?
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Davidvip
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding food and service. We will be back
A photo of El Dorado Cantina - Las Vegas Strip restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1373)
$30 and under
Mexican
Near the Strip
About the restaurant
This expansive restaurant in the shadows of the Las Vegas Strip, which was selected as an OpenTable Diner’s Choice in 2015 and 2016, shares a parking lot with the world’s largest gentlemen’s club, making its late-night service an understandable offering. Whether you’re dining before or after midnight, the massive Mexican menu satisfies with everything from tableside guacamole to filet mignon tacos to a wide selection of vegan options.
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CameronL
Dined 7 days ago
El Dorado is a routine go to for us when authentic Mexican food is desired.
A photo of Golden Steer Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (10100)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Near the Strip
About the restaurant
If you’re longing for the glamor of vintage Las Vegas — red tufted seating, waiters in tuxedos flambeing bananas foster tableside, a booth once frequented by Frank Sinatra — you’ll find it at The Golden Steer Steakhouse on Sahara Avenue, the oldest steakhouse in the city. Founded in 1958, this just off-Strip fine dining restaurant has a long tradition of serving wet-aged steak and classic Las Vegas accompaniments such as shrimp cocktail and oysters Rockefeller. For a special occasion, split the chateaubriand.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
This is a place that you must dine at once in a lifetime. The atmosphere, ambience is just wonderful and rich. We got the Sinatra booth and it made my daughters year (she is in band just started this year and really loved Frank) my fiancé said he is a Steak snob and he doesn’t know if anyplace could measure up after his meal, The ribeye. My daughter got the Longhorn 24 oz and we all had our jaw drop when we saw it. Just wow and the flavor and seasonings were perfect. Got the Caesar salad made at table of course, unique Caesar dressing and delicious, very balanced with anchovies and egg yolk of course, service was nice and everyone was wonderful, my meal was incorrect but that could have been my fault I was going back forth between the crab and filet or lobster and filet. Thought I said lobster but received crab, no worries because I love both and only glitch was it was cold. The steak was perfect and substantial. Everyone was so personable and meticulous. From the door man to the Maitre D and service staff and waiter. The back story and ambiance really are something to experience. The steaks are aged to perfection. Truly wonderful. Creamed corn and creamed spinach and sherry mushrooms are to die for!!!
A photo of The Black Sheep restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1565)
$31 to $50
Contemporary Asian
Spring Valley
About the restaurant
The Black Sheep opened in 2017 to much acclaim, thanks to a modern Vietnamese menu from chef Jamie Tran, an Eater Vegas and OpenTable award-winning chef who is set to appear on season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef in April 2021. Since its inception, the southwest Las Vegas restaurant has drawn crowds to its minimalist space outfitted with large grayscale desert imagery. The menu is creative and approachable. One must-try dish is hot chicken — Tran’s take on the Nashville trend — served on honey toast with pickled cucumber.
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DavidKvip
Dined 1 day ago
Never disappointed. Everything is always excellent. We hadn’t dined at Black Sheep for maybe 3 years and forgot just how lucky we are to have this fine dining restaurant less than 2 miles from our home. Excellent wine list with less mark-up than you’ll find elsewhere. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine less than $200 with tip.
A photo of Mizumi - Wynn Las Vegas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1539)
$50 and over
Japanese
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
About the restaurant
Dine beside lush gardens and a tumbling waterfall at Mizumi, a Forbes Travel Guide four star Japanese restaurant at the Wynn. This scenic space sets the stage for fresh seafood from chef Min Kim. Sip sake and share bluefin tuna tataki, miso-glazed toothfish, and goldeneye snapper with black truffle. Like many restaurants at the Wynn, Mizumi also offers an extensive vegetarian menu.
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BNE1
Dined on Jan 24, 2024
It has a good atmosphere - and the service was good.
A photo of Bazaar Meat by José Andrés - Sahara Las Vegas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4440)
$50 and over
Steak
Near the Strip
About the restaurant
Located at the far north end of the Strip at the Sahara, Bazaar Meat features carnivorous decadence from James Beard Award winner and noted humanitarian chef José Andrés. Case in point: The restaurant’s famous cotton candy foie gras appetizer. Decorated with antler chandeliers and blood-inspired accents, this is the place for iberico pork, jidori chicken, and beef tartare.
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CassandraM
Dined 2 days ago
Such a good restaurant !! Perfect portions to order and share amongst the table that way you get to try a bit of everything. Our waiter was so nice and really knew the menu and made great recommendations! We would definitely come back !
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