There’s never been a better time to eat your way through Las Vegas. As more celebrity chefs join the crowded culinary landscape on a quicker-than-average basis, the level of cuisine has never been greater. Restaurants have had to up their game to create optimum experiences for guests and to make sure these establishments are worthy of repeat visits.
With so many delicious dining options, it can be overwhelming to know where to go. Picking the right place for dinner is as important as picking the correct hotel to stay at or the best show to see. With that in mind, here’s a helpful guide showcasing some of the best in Vegas, namely the restaurants found at the Caesars Entertainment properties.
MR CHOW The iconic Chinese restaurant turns 50-years-old in 2018 with the first branch opening in London way back in 1968. Since then, the Beijing-style cuisine has become renowned throughout the world and the MR CHOW empire has expanded to included locations in New York, Miami and Mexico City. The Las Vegas MR CHOW at Caesars Palace serves up all the cuisine guests crave including chicken satay, ma mignon and the stellar Beijing duck. Eat in style and dine while overlooking the Garden of the Gods pool.
Guy Savoy The famous French chef is universally regarded as one of the best in the world. His upscale Las Vegas eatery has earned two Michelin stars, the Forbes Five Star award, and the Wine Spectator grand. Never resting on reputation, this Strip restaurant offers a multitude of menus including a signature menu, an innovation menu, a caviar tasting menu, a Krug Chef’s table menu and a Forbes menu. Whatever the menu of choice, make sure to try the acclaimed artichoke and black truffle soup.
Old Homestead Steakhouse The legendary Sherry Brothers, Marc and Greg, bring a taste of their classic New York steakhouse to Las Vegas. Old Homestead has been synonymous with great steaks for over a century and the New York branch of this restaurant is a favorite for meat connoisseurs and celebrities alike. Team Sherry was influential in getting wagyu beef exported to the United States before most people in this country had ever heard of it. It’s that type of attention to detail that can be expected to be found in every dish in their Vegas restaurant – they strive for only the highest of quality in taste and elegance.
Bacchanal Buffet Often recognized as the best buffet in Las Vegas and therefore America and therefore the world, there is something for everyone at this enormous, all-you-can-eat paradise. A smoked meat carvery, a fresh taco stand, a handmade sushi station, and a showpiece dessert area are just some of the necessary stops at the king of buffets. No matter what the meal, Bacchanal offers opulence and a selection unlike any other.
Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill Ramsay’s impressive string of television hits is currently matched by the amount of successful restaurants under his helm. At Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace, guests can kick back with a more casual atmosphere and enjoy the spacious environment, a multitude of different types of drinks and some excellent pub fare. Kettle chip nachos, bangers and mash, pub pies and blackberry Eaton Mess are just some of the favorites on the menu.
Mesa Grill Food Network star Bobby Flay was one of the first celebrity chefs to invade Las Vegas and if there is any question as to the quality of food his restaurant is putting out, just know this: while other chefs come and go, he’s still standing. The master of Southwestern fusion brings bold flavors to homey dishes. Whether visiting for dinner or brunch, diners are delighted with dishes like mango and spice crusted tuna steak and spicy chicken and sweet potato hash.
Rao’s The New York institution brings some of its East Coast attitude out West. The original location is a notoriously tough table but the more spacious Las Vegas location gives visitors a better chance to experience tried-and-true Pellegrino family recipes. Uncle Vincent’s lemon chicken, linguine and clams, and eggplant parmesan are just some of the classics patrons can chow down on.
Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen The iconic chef has stated that fans “have been asking us to bring a HELL’S KITCHEN restaurant to life since day one.” This winter, those fans will finally get their dream restaurant. This one should check all the boxes for Hell’s Kitchen die-hards. The interior design will feature the kitchen as the centerpiece and plenty of décor references to the “red” and “blue” teams. There will be a daily themed brunch, dinner and bar menu which will also feature some of the shows signature dishes.
Nobu Restaurant The legend of world renowned chef, restauranteur, sushi master and now hotel magnate Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa continues to grow with each new opening of another branch of Nobu Restaurant, be it restaurant or hotel. Americans have Nobu to thank, as much as any other chef, for the popularizing of sushi in the West. The stunning selection of hot and cold dishes along with top notch service makes Nobu a must-visit restaurant.
Giada One of the most recognizable faces on Food Network is also the woman behind one of the hottest restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. Giada De Laurentiis has captivated viewers with her California coastal twists on classic Italian cuisine. At her namesake eatery, diners experience just how amazing Giada’s signature dishes really are. Lemon crema spaghetti, rigatoni with vegetable Bolognese, bucatini with Calabrian chili Pomodoro and fresh ricotta, and branzino with fennel puree and orange herb salad are just some of the knock-out items at this restaurant which features a stunning Strip view.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant Sitting 100 feet above the Strip, this upscale eatery creates one of the most romantic and elegant views in all of Las Vegas. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant succeeds by having food that matches the vibe of the room. This is classic French fare done at a high level. Escargot, foie gras, caviar, lobster and filet mignon are some of the big ticket items diners can sink their teeth into, in between sips of wine.
Gordon Ramsay Steak Currently celebrating its 5th anniversary, this was the restaurant that put the famous chef on the Las Vegas map. With specialty menus dedicated to the anniversary and to the popular television show “Hell’s Kitchen,” along with a large selection of Grade A meats and seafood, this is a necessary stop for fans of both Ramsay and steak.
By Jason Leinwand