When you can gamble all day and all night long, watch the most intriguing boxing match-ups and see the latest Cirque du Soleil shows, there is no better way to complement your stay in the Sin City than by having a great meal. Las Vegas offers a variety of restaurants to satisfy all kinds of tastes.
But which should you choose to ensure that you get the best meal possible? Here is a list of the top 10 restaurants in Las Vegas.
1. Joel Robuchon, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-891-7925
It can cost you up to $230 per meal in this restaurant at the MGM Grand, but really, you cannot put a price for gastronomic paradise. It is rated number one in the whole city when it comes to food and service. All the dishes reflect the attention to detail that Joel Robuchon is known for. They also have an exceptional staff that really knows all the dishes in the menu. They provide great and prompt, yet non-obstructive, service. The ambiance is also classy that is highlighted by its lavender and cream decorations.
2. Todd’s Unique Dining, 4350 E. Sunset Rd., Henderson; 702-259-8633
It has a no-frills atmosphere, but who needs it when you have the wonderful concoctions of Todd Clore to enjoy. It is extremely affordable compared to the city’s “classier” joints, but the food here is one of the best. The dishes are all prepared and presented very well and the flavor can be savored with every bite. The restaurant also has a pretty broad wine list to help you wash down your food.
3. Steak House, 2880 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-794-3767
Located inside the Circus Circus Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Steak House is not exactly inside the classiest place in the city. But if you look pass this initial drawback, the restaurant probably will give you the biggest bang for the buck in the city. It is old-fashioned and features a clubby wood ambiance. Those delicious looking charred chops that they serve are simply irresistible. This is a true must-try for the meat lovers out there.
4. Raku, 5030 Spring Mountain Rd.; 702-367-3511
This restaurant serves such great food that even chefs from other restaurants frequent this place. Certainly, the cheap price, prompt service and restaurant hours also helped make it a favorite. But the Japanese restaurant, which amazingly does not serve sushi, offers authentic Japanese food, with tofu, freshly made soy sauce and robata grill items that complete the Oriental cuisine experience.
5. Sen of Japan, 8480 W. Desert Inn Rd.; 702-871-7781
This restaurant offers authentic Japanese food in its menu, but if you are bold enough, do try the omakase to be able to really experience the creativity of the chef. It has long been a favorite on the West Side because of its homey ambiance and affordable prices. Customers have described it as fine dining on the strip but stripped of the price tag. Sen of Japan also has a great staff that provides prompt and intelligent service. Overall, this is a top-quality restaurant.
6. Guy Savoy, 3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 877-346-4642
Guy Savoy is a French restaurant located in the middle of Las Vegas. Its New French cuisine will make you feel like you are in Paris, offering a unique kind of dining experience with its transcendent cooking. The ambiance and decorations are also one-of-a-kind and the wait staff is properly trained on the pacing and spacing of the food that they serve. It may be a bit on the expensive side however, with a meal costing as much as $190 per person. The place does have a Bubble Bar, however, that serves champagne and small dishes at relatively cheaper prices.
7. Picasso, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-693-7223
This restaurant is known for its great decorations. After all, they do have works of Picasso hanging on its walls. As a result, it has been awarded the “Top Décor” prize for Las Vegas restaurants. And with fine art comes fine dining, courtesy of its master chef Julian Serrano. The meals are prepared in the new French style and are presented in a manner that would make Picasso proud. The restaurant also has prompt service for all your requests and needs. As it is located in the Bellagio, the restaurant also offers outdoor seats to give its guest front-row seats to the hotel’s famous fountain shows.
8.L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon , 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-891-7358
The second restaurant from Joel Robuchon on the list, this one is for customers who are after the food and not necessarily the glamour. You pay half the price compared to its next-door sister restaurant and the service is twice as fast. In other words, you get to boast that you ate a meal by Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand in the same New French style. The meals here are intricate and use a small plate format. When dining here, it is advisable to use the counter seats so that you can get a view of the restaurant’s entertaining kitchen.
9. Tableau, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-248-3463
Located at the Wynn’s South Tower, Tableau is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Its cuisine is the New American variety. The restaurant features a relaxing ambiance as its atrium setting has a view of the hotel’s swimming pool. The service is great and the crowd here is a mix of business executives and tourists.
10. Michael Mina, 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-693-7223
This is a seafood restaurant located at the Bellagio. Armed with a helpful and gracious wait staff and posh atmosphere, the restaurant is owned by the San Francisco chef Michael Mina, who is known for his tremendous attention to detail when it comes to food preparation and presentation. Try the restaurant’s lobster pot pie, its signature dish that will leave you asking for more.