Every celebration needs food and drink. And this party in-progress has the world’s best. Forget flash in the pan; this is passion on a plate – with more master sommeliers in the restaurants in Las Vegas than in LA and NYC combined.
The restaurants in Las Vegas are everything you’ve heard and more. From deep-fried Oreos you eat while standing, to six-course meals you eat sitting in the chef’s private dining room, your taste buds will face temptations they cannot yet imagine. Pack your appetite and let Las Vegas’ restaurants do the rest.
Michael’s Gourmet Room
Located in Southpoint Casino , several miles down Las Vegas Boulevard from Mandalay Bay, off the Strip and out of the public eye, this longtime local favorite is simply one of the great restaurants and hidden gems of Las Vegas. With its captains, uniformed staff, velvet banquets, intimate size and exquisite service, you half-expect the Rat Pack to come in and sit down. Michael’s is old Vegas glamour at its best – the signature intermezzo is sorbet with Dom Perignon champagne – with an equally old school menu featuring forgotten gems like veal saltimbocca, escargot, real Dover Sole and chateaubriand for two. Everything works here, the food, the service, the setting and last but not least, the amazing desserts. Amazing!
Wicked Spoon is located at the Cosmopolitan. Wicked Spoon ushered in the new era of the upscale Vegas buffet by ditching the giant bowls of salad and cocktail shrimp for individually plated tapas-style servings, very creatively and artfully done – the fried chicken comes in mini fryer baskets, the fresh made pad Thai in classic white cardboard Chinese take -out boxes. Much of the food is made to order, and the enormous dessert array includes a staffed gelato bar with over a dozen flavors. Wicked Spoon has spawned many competitors but remains atop the nexus of quality and value, redefining “all you can eat.”
Center Cut Steakhouse
A classic Las Vegas hotel like Flamingo has to have a classic steakhouse, found in the luxurious vibe of Center Cut. Guests can relax in the romantic room, dimly lit with a black and white retro cool theme hankering back to the Flamingo’s historically legendary perch on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Located near Flamingo’s entrance to The LINQ, Center Cut features an “old Vegas” fine dining ambiance intertwined with a traditional steakhouse menu. Enjoy premium beef and meats here through U.S.-raised cows, 100 percent free of hormones and steroids.Top steaks with Dungeness crab or foie gras add-ons or order filet “Oscar” style with crab meat, asparagus and béarnaise sauce. Dig in to splurges such as the 20 oz. rib-eye, mix it up with a Kobe burger or lobster tail with filet, and don’t forget a chopped salad, vegetable sides and a dessert.
In sync with its stylish bar that juts out in front, Center Cut’s best feature may just be its happy hour: 2-for-1 martinis and call drinks from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. for an especially relaxing afternoon.
Le Thai is located in Downtown. For years Vegas has been known for its Thai cuisine, with one major food magazine naming Lotus of Siam the nation’s best, and the strip mall eatery has remained a foodie pilgrimage spot ever since. But the new kid in town is Le Thai, in suddenly trendy born again Downtown, winning fans and acclaim for its flavorful interpretations of Thai classics, plus some innovative specialties, all at reasonable prices. Le Thai is hot, hot, hot, and while the place knows it is hip, and sometimes reflects this in hit or miss service, the food is consistently good, and favorites include the “Awesome Noodles,” short rib fried rice, and three color curry.
Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand is simply the best fine dining restaurant in the country if not the world, the global flagship of the most Michelin-starred and decorated chef in history is a jewel in every sense: meticulous décor, service, and an ever changing menu that will not fail to wow. You’ll pay handsomely for this once in a lifetime experience, with a the full degustation menu typically running over $1,000 for two, but if you want to truly understand the concept of “fine dining” you cannot do any better. Photo: MGM Resorts International.
Estiatorio Milos at the Cosmopolitan is famous for fish and seafood. There is not much in the way of Greek fine dining in this country, but Estiatorio Milos is just that and at the very highest level, famed for bringing in the finest seafood from around the world, so fresh you expect it to jump off your plate. While seafood, like the salt crusted Milokopi, is definitely the signature here, the sides and starters, especially the amazing tower of ultra-thin fried zucchini slices with exquisite tzatziki sauce, are musts as well.
Charlie Palmer Steak
Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas offers a quiet, clubhouse atmosphere in a warm ochre palette and dark mahogany accented refuge, just off the lobby of The Four Seasons Hotel. The dining room’s grand arches, reminiscent of an elegant Spanish home, bestow a sense of intimacy and privacy, while deep couches and over stuffed club chairs bring a homey feel to the lively lounge.
Voted “Best steakhouse in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, the kitchen continues its excellence under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Stephen Blandino, a Staten Island native whose cooking lineage dates back to his Italian grandmothers, with imaginative interpretations of classics like his “Caesar Salad,” fashioned from prosciutto-wrapped romaine hearts studded with white anchovies, and a high-roller’s 40-ounce Porterhouse for two with truffle potato gratin. With its signature classic contemporary mix, Charlie Palmer Steak Las Vegas represents a milestone in modern luxury.
Located in the heart of Mandalay Bay, Citizens Kitchen & Bar features Executive Chef Brian Massie’s creative and contemporary take on American food. The menu features a broad range of signature favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Citizens also offers a vast selection of beers as well as a full-service bar to complement the decadent fare.
The approachable menu, lively music and comfortable atmosphere are poised to satisfy the tastes of any and all guests 24 hours of the day.
Sedona Restaurant & Lounge
Sedona Restaurant & Lounge presents creative, upscale American cuisine featuring a tantalizing assortment of dishes dreamed up by the chef. Dine in hip contemporary surroundings, either inside or al-fresco on one of their unique patios, complete with heat lamps and cozy fire pit. Sedona’s expansive cocktail bar and lounge serves premium drinks until 5:00 a.m. They feature a full menu daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.–anytime is a great time to visit Sedona! The main bar features gaming and high top seating while the cozy “cylinder” patio is complete with comfy sofa seating and a fire pit. For intimate private parties, reserve their private dining room. Spacious enough for 16 guests with private access to our cylinder patio, it is the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Sedona also has banquet facilities for larger groups on the patio or inside in their elegant Red Room. Sedona Restaurant & Lounge is available for full venue buyouts as well because they can accommodate up to 400 people.
Benihana is located at Las Vegas Hotel. This restaurant is a fresh experience every single time. Benihana is the first name in Japanese, exhibition-style cooking method known as “teppanyaki.” Sip authentic sake and listen to the gentle rains as they caress the soul. The realistic special-effects fireworks, lush Japanese gardens, flowing ponds, exotic statuary and authentic Torri Arch soaring above are some of the reasons Las Vegas visitors and locals alike have voted Benihana tops in the city three years in a row. Voted “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal’s. The real reason though is the fabulous fare. From mouth-watering steak, tender chicken, succulent seafood and garden-fresh vegetables to a variety of sushi rolls and other Japanese favorites, your meal is prepared fresh and served by a performing chef, right before your eyes.
Sushi Roku is located in the Forum Shops at Caesars. This restaurant combines the finest, freshest fish from pristine waters around the globe with the kind of artistry that can only be provided by a mature sushi chef ensuring superlative traditional sushi, together with a splash of California innovation. Sushi Roku is a pioneer of contemporary sushi, incorporating diverse, non-traditional ingredients from Latin America (e.g. jalapeños) and Europe (e.g. olive oil) into its edible works of art. This unique culinary experience that bridges past and present is the result of an eagerness to embrace new ideas and a profound respect for tradition. Sushi Roku’s bold and diverse menu also offers an array of hot and cold specialty appetizers and an extensive selection of exotic entrees.
Father and Son Team create a unique Italian dining experience, serving Las Vegas for over 20 years. Son, Mimmo, grew up in the business and, after graduating from C.C.A, he went to Italy. There he worked with some great chefs in Tuscany. He and Father Gino, created a menu to satisfy the most discerning palates with such Award-Winning dishes as; Osso Buco, Lamb Chops, Prime Steaks, Rabbit, Mediterranean Fish, Pastas and Breads made on the premises. Also Momma Ferraro’s Potato Gnocchi. While Mimmo is minding the kitchen, Gino works the dining room and visits with all the clients. His specialty is to recommend Italian wines from his Award-Winning “Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence” Wine List, which features approx.900 wines with the “Most Diversified Italian Collection in the U.S.”, also a lge. selection of Cal.,France & Australia. Many stars have dined at Ferraro’s. When people come to Ferraro’s, we create a relationship of trust in their dining experience.
El Segundo Sol
The El Segundo Sol taco is an experience like none other. With varieties ranging from all-natural chicken to slow braised beef short rib, and made-from-scratch tortillas prepared daily by professional ‘’tortilleras’’ who have mastered the traditional Mexican technique, their tacos are as authentic as something you’d find across the border. Indeed At this new Mexican taqueria and Margarita bar, guests will experience the authentic tastes and vibrant flavors of Mexico. Featuring handmade tortillas, chips and salsas and tableside guacamole, as well as sizzling wood-grilled Taco Platters and Fajitas and a bar flowing with out-of-this-world signature margaritas, over 100 specialty tequilas from our Tequila Tasting Room, and a wide variety of cervezas.
Welcome to the vibrant, modern Mexican restaurant overlooking the Lazy River just off Mandalay Beach, where Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”, want nothing more than to spice up your day. With two floors of patio dining, this hip, urban cantina is the perfect setting for sipping margaritas and savoring the bold flavors of Mexico while enjoying views of the beach and pool.