Living in New York, it may surprise you to hear that I am obsessed with the food in Las Vegas, but I really am. There are so many places amazing places to choose from, it is always difficult to decide which restaurant to eat at! I enjoy the restaurants on the Las Vegas strip, but there are also many scrumptious choices off the strip. I haven’t sorted my favorites into any specific order, as it would be impossible for me to do so. However, my list of the best places to eat will probably make your decision making process harder, unless you can find time to go to all of them in a single visit! If not, it is a perfect excuse to come back. Who needs to gamble when you have all these delicious places to eat?
On the Strip
Lakeside (The Wynn) – Seafood at it’s absolute finest. Even if you do not enjoy seafood, my friend decided upon the walnut crusted chicken, which was so incredibly good that you would have thought it was their specialty! At night, depending on where you sit, you can watch the spectacular Lake of Dreams water show. You have to book far in advance to get seats out on the patio to view the show. Even if you don’t, you can see some of it from other areas of the restaurant, although that being said you might be too busy scoffing down your food to notice anyway!
The Steakhouse at Camelot (Excalibur) – I always overlooked the restaurants in this hotel, until I eventually stayed here and decided to try the steakhouse. It was the best idea I have had in a long time. The steak was incredibly flavorful and cooked to perfection. I could not have asked for anything better. There is also a pre-fixe dinner option and I have to say for a steakhouse in Vegas the prices were more than reasonable.
Terrace Pointe Café (The Wynn) – Before taking a dip in the pool, I decided to eat outside on the beautiful patio in the restaurant. Besides the amazing food, you can admire the views of the hotel pools and gardens, as you soak in some sun. It was the relaxing lunch I needed after a late night out!
Maggiano’s Little Italy (Fashion Show Mall) – Giant portions, good prices and delicious food… where can you go wrong? It is on the outside part of the Fashion Show Mall, across the street from the Wynn Hotel. You can’t miss it (and you wouldn’t want to).
TENDER Steak & Seafood (Luxor) – One word.. yum! Wither you go for steak or seafood, you will leave happy and full. I ate at a few places when I stayed in Luxor and I can easily say it was my favorite.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant (Paris) – This is on the pricey side, but well worth it. Besides mouth-watering food such as beef wellington, you get amazing views of Vegas . Watch the Bellagio water show, as you dine and stare at the beautiful lights of the strip. It can either be the perfect romantic setting or just a delicious place to stop in and enjoy.
The Country Club: A New American Steakhouse (The Wynn) – Very classy and scrumptious, this restaurant doesn’t just give you fine dining, but a view of the hotels golf course and waterfall, which is a spectacular sight, especially when the sun is shining (which it almost always is in Vegas….).
Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood (Mandalay Bay) – If you are a seafood or sushi fan, this is a must try. Fresh, tasty and a great, unique selection, such as Filet Mignon Tempura roll, which has to be one of the tastiest things I have ever eaten.
Il Fornaio (NY, NY) – I came for breakfast and was surprised at how delicious it was. As per usual, I ordered the Eggs Benedict, which had a creamy Parmesan sauce, rather than the traditional Hollondaise sauce.. wow! If the breakfast is this good, I need to come back for dinner.
Mon Ami Gabi (Paris) – Of course, this amazing French restaurant is inside the Paris Hotel. It also offers seating with a view, outside on the strip. The escargot was simply some of the best I have ever had. If that doesn’t interest you, there are plenty of other tasty things on the menu. This is a really great spot if you fancy treating yourself for lunch after a morning of sight-seeing.
Zoozacrackers Deli (The Wynn) – Don’t let the word “deli” throw you off. The sandwiches here are insanely good and it is a great spot if you need a fast prepared meal, instead of a long wait at a restaurant.
Gonzalez Y Gonzalez (NY, NY) – I am INCREDIBLY picky when it comes to Mexican food, but this place made me wipe my plate clean! Everything about my meal was delicious and full of flavor, including the rice which I find bland at most places. I finally found a great Mexican restaurant! Too bad it is on the other side of the country.
Citizens Kitchen and Bar (Mandalay Bay) – When I stayed in this hotel, I ate breakfast here almost every day. Originally, I tried it simply because it was convenient and I was famished, however once I tried it, I was hooked. The hash browns are out of this world with its unique twist. It even has a special hangover brunch on the weekends, pretty appropriate I must say!
The Buffet (The Bellagio) – I have yet to visit this one and normally I do not put places I haven’t tried BUT the reviews are so good, I had to add it in! It is hugely popular for its champagne Sunday brunch. Next time I am in the area, I will be eating here!
The Buffet (The Wynn) – The Wynn is my favorite place to eat, so of course the buffet has fresh, amazing food with a great dessert selection for all of you with a big sweet tooth. You can’t go wrong no matter what you choose. I have a hard time avoiding a food coma after each of my visits there.
Le Village Buffet (Paris) – Custom crepes and five French themed stations in this buffet makes this not only unique, but keeps you coming back for more. The food is divine and breaks all buffet stereotypes!
Bacchanal Buffet (Caesars Palace) – This buffet has a tasty and overwhelming variety of food to try. I didn’t know where to go first and afterwards, I couldn’t stop going back up to get more! Be careful though, the wait to get a table here can be very very long. When I went, there was a 2 hour wait. It now has interactive check-in kiosks which I highly recommend utilizing.
Off the Strip
The Peppermill – Located on Las Vegas Blvd between the Wynn and the now closed Riviera, you can walk to it from the Wynn in 5 five minutes. The outside looks like a typical diner, but once you go inside, it has a true Vegas feel with neon lights and trees throughout the restaurant. Oh, and the portions are HUGE. I am talking 10 egg omelet huge! No matter what you get, it is oversized, but not overpriced. Perfect for those Vegas hangover days.
Billy Bob’s Steakhouse and Saloon – There are many casinos off of the strip and Sam’s Town is a great one to visit. It’s restaurant has top quality steaks and amazing deals such as Surf N Turf for $14.99!
Lawry’s The Prime Rib – Who loves some giant, perfectly cooked prime rib? Besides the tender meat, you also get a salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and whipped cream horseradish. There is so much food, you will have trouble getting up afterwards.
Chart House – Downtown in the Golden Nugget, is the most mouth-watering seafood restaurant. The food was incredible and you get to dine next to a 75,000 tropical fish aquarium, pretty cool! Read more about my dining experience and see some delicious food photos that will make you drool (if you aren’t already).
Top of Binion’s Steakhouse – In Downtown Vegas, within Binion’s Gambling Hall, this steakhouse has an old Vegas feel and a view birds eye view of the Downtown part of the strip and the desert. Plus, the food is just amazing!