Drink at new heights and eat dishes inspired by cuisine from around the world at the best restaurants in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas caters to every tastebud with the variety of menus available on the Strip alone.
We sussed out the best spots as recommended by locals both on and off the Strip and salivated over the finest dishes created by world-renowned chefs. Now we can bring you this hit list of places to dine in a town where bespoke cocktails meet classic American favourites.
Top Las Vegas restaurants
Influenced by the flavours of Latin America, Bandito sources sustainable fresh ingredients.
Salsa, tortillas and sauces are made every day and pair deliciously with the creative cocktails that feature Bandito’s love of tequila. Even the juices for the cocktails are made fresh.
A daily happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30pm brings guests into their welcoming vibe and colourful surroundings.
325 Hughes Center Drive, Las Vegas
This restaurant has something for all meat-lovers, with flights of caviar, a raw bar and plenty of meat, all served at this inviting restaurant.
Spanish-inspired, Bazaar Meat has smoking cocktails and retro wallpaper for a pleasing evening. It was named in the 2016 Best 100 Steakhouses in America by OpenTable and a visit there can make for a thrilling evening of exceptional, carnivorous dining.
2535 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
To compete with all of the Japanese restaurants in Vegas, Zuma had to get a little creative.
At this top restaurant in The Cosmopolitan Hotel you’ll find authentic Japanese cuisine that is anything but traditional.
The dishes are modern and the cocktails are award-winning.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3780 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas
At Aria you’ll find classic French dishes with a twist.
Both Old and New World wines are paired with French comfort food. If you love brunch you won’t want to miss this hot spot because, even over brunch, the selection of wine is impressive.
For example, you can opt to have endless rosé with your French toast or one of five different takes on Eggs Benedict.
Aria Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas
Dine on Spanish and French cuisine while surrounded by original pieces by Picasso.
Picasso, the restaurant that is, has received a 5-star rating from Forbes and awards for its wine collection which features bottles from over 1,500 vineyards.
For an extra special experience ask to dine on the patio overlooking the fountains of the Bellagio hotel.
Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas
Salute serves fine Italian cuisine, strongly influenced by southern Italy. It’s located just off The Strip and boasts an intimate dining room and fabulous patio at the Red Rock Resort and Casino.
The executive chef brings his experience from Italy to your table, with innovative dishes paired immaculately with classic and adventurous wines. Try one of the cocktails. They’re made with only the freshest of ingredients.
Red Rock Hotel & Casino, 11011 W Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas
Chada Thai & Wine
Chada Thai & Wine is a great spot to go with friends as you’ll want to try as many of the dishes as is physically possible.
Serving up Asian fusion dishes, this small restaurant boasts a great wine list and caters well to diners who are looking for gluten-free options. Customers rave about this hot spot in Chinatown and can’t get over the delicious food, and wine pairings from choices recommended by the 2013 Sommeliers of the Year.
3400 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas
Pop into Libertine Social to find a mix of both small and large plates, inspired by American bar food.
The dishes are a combination of fresh ingredients that are prepared using unique and unexpected methods.
For a night on the town, the cocktails here are worth experiencing. They are shaken and stirred by the most skilled and modern mixologists in the city.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas
Mandarin Bar boasts impressive views, with floor to ceiling windows of the Las Vegas Strip from the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Hotel.
The modern cocktails have an Asian influence, following the Oriental theme of the hotel.
Find light and tasty food here for a pre-show meal or to compliment the fresh cocktails.
3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
Alibi Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino is all chic, from the plush lounge chairs to the warm and inviting decor.
Stop by if you’d like to taste a custom-made cocktail with unique and interesting ingredients. The cocktail program adds a spin of contemporary tastes to classic cocktails, using advanced techniques to create one-of-a-kind drinks.
Aria Resort & Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas
Bin 702 is housed within a unique space that’s been created by two shipping containers.
Inside you can taste the beer and wine on tap, as well as a small collection of cocktails.
Pair your drink with one of their famous mini-sandwiches, or choose from the charcuterie and cheese selection and you’ll never look back.
707 Fremont St., Las Vegas
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