Top 10 Restaurants in Las Vegas

Pellerini's Top 10 Restaurants in Las Vegas

You will never hear that there is nothing to eat when you venture to Las Vegas (just as you will never hear that there’s nothing to do).  From world-famous Pink’s hotdogs to Le Cirque or Guy Savoy, there is something for everyone.

Gone are the days of the really inexpensive buffet meals.  Well, I shouldn’t say that they are all gone – there are some but you get what you pay for (and in my case, it is a stomachache 95% of the time).

Nobu

Nobu in Caesar’s Palace takes the cake as my favorite Japanese restaurant ever.  We started our meal with the black truffle salad that isn’t on their menu but offered as an occasional special.  Being truffle fanatics, this salad was perfect for us.  We followed it with king crab ceviche, served a lettuce wrap style.  Of course, we tried their sushi, but by far a MUST try is their black cod.

Nobu Places to Eat in Las Vegas

Il Mulino

If you’re looking for Italian, there’s no better place in my opinion than Il Mulino.  When we mentioned to our friend that we were going there, he was quick to say, “Don’t over order.”  I wish we listened.  Our eyes were much bigger than our stomachs, but as you read the menu and hear about the specials, you can’t hold back.  Well, at least we couldn’t hold back.  Our dinner started out with fresh cheese and bread, and salami.  We shared a delicious salad and then moved on to the white truffle pappardelle (see the truffle love here?) and stuffed veal chop.  All was delicious BUT we do also recommend the veal osso bucco (also not on their menu but ask for it!).  My husband, a total foodie, has dubbed it the best osso bucco he’s ever had – even better than his own!

SW Steakhouse

The Wynn offers a lot of great food options – SW Steakhouse being my favorite.  Ask for a table outside so you can experience the Lake of Dreams show boasting over 4,000 lights, holograms, and puppetry.  The shows run nightly every half hour from dusk until 11:30 pm.  I thoroughly enjoyed their Tuscan kale salad, followed by the chile-rubbed double rib eye. SW is definitely pricey but great for a special night out.

SW Steakhouse Places to Eat in Las Vegas

China Poblano

Situated in the heart of the Cosmopolitan, China Poblano offers a fresh take on a fusion of Mexican and Chinese food.  Seriously.  Whether looking for a light bite or a full meal, you’ll find a dish that is both inventive and fulfilling.  Think noodles meets tacos.  My favorites include their traditional siu mai, langosta tacos, ten treasure noodles, and twenty-vegetable fried rice.

The Henry

Open 24 hours, The Henry is ready and waiting for your appetite at any time of the day, but my favorite meal there is breakfast.  I start off with their freshly squeezed orange juice so aptly served in a martini glass.  I always order The Henry Breakfast and choose gluten-free bread.  Their gluten-free bread is the best I have ever had.  EVER.  My hubby usually goes for either the all-natural omelet (with extra tomato coulis) or the pulled pork breakfast sandwich.  Everything has been spot on yummy, service is great – it is, what I consider, the best way to start your day.

Joe’s

Originated in Miami (and always packed), Joe’s is just as well-received here in Vegas.  Joe’s is the standard when it comes to Florida stone crabs, but be sure to try some of the delicious salads and sides.  The seafood salad is phenomenal.  The hash browns are my all-time favorite and their key lime pie takes the cake (no pun intended).  Joe’s also offers a gluten-free menu, from appetizers to salads, main courses, and more.

Bacchanal

Noted as the best buffet on the strip Bacchanal is located within Caesar’s Palace.  Seafood and dessert top the list as must-eats here.  In lieu of the conventional strip buffets where food is mass cooked, here the food is prepared to order.  There are more than 500 daily offerings, so I feel comfortable saying there is something for everyone for sure!  Definitely taste the fried chicken and waffles, mini wagyu sliders, and crepes – but don’t forget the macarons and gelato alongside other gluten-free desserts.  Avoid the insane lines by using the check-in kiosk.

BLT Burger

Looking for a good burger?  Check out BLT Burger in Mirage.  Known for “hip burgers”, I had to check them out during a business trip – I used to eat a cheeseburger almost every day (back in the day).  I highly recommend the Interstate 80 – between the bacon, pickles, and BBQ sauce, one cannot go wrong.  Also, I recommend adding some onion rings to boot!

Lotus of Siam

You’d never expect to find some of the best Thai food in Las Vegas, and I may even go so far as to say in the United States, in a somewhat rundown strip mall OFF the strip.  Lotus of Siam is a hidden gem, worthy of setting foot off the strip for sure.  Start with Tom Kah Kai soup.  Follow that with one of their legendary main dishes – meat, chicken, fish – so many delicious options to choose from.  We loved the braised short ribs with panang.

Secret Pizza

You know how when you’re out late at night there are times you crave a delicious slice of pizza?  Enter Secret Pizza in the Cosmopolitan.  It’s somewhat of a secret as there are no signs and it is located down a long record-lined hallway in between Blue Ribbon Sushi and Jaleo.  Follow the smell to what I consider the closest to New York pizza that you’ll find on the strip.

Honorable Mentions

Stack – Stack’s adult tater tots stuffed with bacon and brie are insanely delicious, along with their cucumber martini which was like a salad due to the ornate topper of cucumber and tomato.

Bouchon – Aside from Laduree, Bouchon has some of the best macarons!  Grab a delicious cup of hot cocoa or tea to go along with these delicacies.

Bouchon Macarons

Do you have any favorite eateries in Las Vegas?  I’d love to learn about new ones to visit on our next trip!

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Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

I’m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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18 thoughts on “Top 10 Restaurants in Las Vegas”

  1. Two of my Vegas favorites are Prime Steakhouse @ Bellagio and Sage @ Aria but my husband and I are always looking for new places to try and there are so many options! Definitely saving this list for the next time we travel that way 🙂

    1. Prime is a great steakhouse 🙂 I haven’t been to Sage but will definitely check it out when we go back next year – thanks!

  2. Nice list! Gives me new options for my next trip to Vegas. My best dining experience in Vegas has been L’atelier de Joel Rebuchon. It is a 3 stars michelin restaurant. Unforgettable experience with the open kitchen and the Chef cooking in front of you.

    1. Claire L’atelier de Joel Rebuchon sounds heavenly. Maybe I can get the hubby to take me there when we go back next year!

  3. Oh My! It looks like a trip to Vegas is worth it for the food alone. I’ve always wanted to try Nobu, you hear about it from all the celebrities. And I’m a sucker for macaroons. Those look so yummy!

    1. Nobu definitely lived up to all the hype. Macarons are my weakness and Bouchon’s were so yummy!

  4. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties

    Definitely saving this for later. My travel goal for this year is to get to Vegas!

  5. YAAAAAAAS!! I love Vegas and can’t wait to go back this year! I love Secret PIzza and The Henry. I haven’t had the chance to try China Poblano yet, but I really want to. I always walk past it and think about going in. Haha SW Steackhouse sounds really good and I have heard really good reviews. Definitely going to try and eat there next time I go.

    1. I am excited for you to visit Vegas! Definitely check out China Poblano – even for a quick bite in between meals. It’s worth a try for sure.

  6. All the food sounds absolutely delicious! Now I want to plan an eating tour of Las Vegas!

  7. KatyRose

    Bookmarking this because I think my sisters and I are going to roadtrip out there this summer and we are all new to Las Vegas. So many things to see and do and eat. I can’t wait. Thanks for the suggestions. – Katy

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