12 Top Las Vegas Restaurants Every Food Lover Should Try

Jul 08, 2021

12 Top Las Vegas Restaurants Every Food Lover Should Try
By Sydney Kleckner

12 Top Las Vegas Restaurants Every Food Lover Should Try

While gluttony is one of the seven sins, foodie finds are just around every corner in Sin City! Famous for its extravagant entertainment, world-class Las Vegas hotels, and casino crowds, the desert oasis is jam-packed with up-and-coming culinary experiences, multiple award-winning chefs, and homages to traditional foodie staples. Whether you’re dying for a taste of the best steakhouse in Las Vegas or need to replenish your taste buds after hitting the best breweries in Las Vegas, keep reading and discover what makes Las Vegas a food paradise!

Best Las Vegas Restaurants

With so many options for good eats, how do you know which are the best Las Vegas restaurants? There were a few criteria that went into choosing our top twelve restaurants, including unique use of ingredients, award status, and even the best restaurants in Las Vegas on a budget for those who don’t want to break the bank while chowing down on the best eats in the city. If you’re not hungry now, we guarantee your stomach will be rumbling after you read our list of the 12 Top Las Vegas Restaurants Every Food Lover Should Try. Bon Appetit!

1 | Edge Steakhouse | Rates as the #1 Steakhouse in Las Vegas by TripAdvisor, Edge Steakhouse is on the cutting edge of perfection when it comes to tasty steaks paired with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Located at the legendary Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the elegant steakhouse is the top spot for succulent Prime cuts, including Filet Mignon, Top Sirloin, Bone Aged Ribeye, Wagyu Strip Loin, Dry Aged Ribeye, and Dry Aged New York Strip, all paired with tasty accompaniments like Seared Scallops, Cold Water Lobster Tail, Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs, Caramelized Onions, and Roasted Bone Marrow. Ideal for a group dinner or romantic evening out, we recommend trying one of the Chef Selections, which pairs different cuts with your choice of soup or salad, sides like Potato Puree, Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms, Loaded Potato, Black & White Truffle Mac & Cheese, and Truffle Fries, with a decadent dessert finish.

WHERE: 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-732-5111

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2 | Fresco Italiano | Mamma Mia, the Italian food at Fresco Italiano is to die for! Made with freshly sourced ingredients paired with clean, simple recipes, the respect for the dishes created at Fresco Italiano will transcend your booming taste buds and create a blissful experience. Nestled just minutes off the Strip in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the #1 rated Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas by TripAdvisor is well-known for its large proportions and authentic dishes, including Bone-in Veal Chop Parmigiana, Osso Buco, Frutti di Mare, and Lemon & Rosemary Roasted Chicken. Produced with imported Italian flour and family recipes, dishes like their flatbreads will transport you to the Italian countryside in mere seconds. The only thing warmer than the ambiance is the staff! Known for their extensive menu expertise and friendly demeanor, one server is even known to sing opera table side as patrons enjoy their not-so-home-cooked meal.

WHERE: 3000 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-732-5111

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3 | Bazaar Meat by José Andrés | Created by the James Beard award-winning and Michelin-starred Chef José Andrés, Bazaar Meat is a whimsical look into the carnivore’s diet and dreamland. The groundbreaking culinary experience is based around social, shared plates dining perfect for large groups beginning at 12 guests or more, celebrations and events, or for those who just really love meat! Named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider and “Best Meat House in America” by Andrew Zimmerman, we think it’s safe to say Bazaar Meat isn’t your run-of-the-mill steakhouse. Serving up unique meats like whole roasted suckling pig, Kobe beef (and is one of the only spots in town where you can find real Kobe beef) next to favorites like cotton candy foie gras and caviar flights, this special steakhouse will have you embracing the carnivore lifestyle!

WHERE: 2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 855-761-7757

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4 | Hobak Korean BBQ | Have you ever had Korean BBQ? Now’s your chance! Much like the American version of BBQ, Korean BBQ is based on tender, grilled meat doused in tangy, lip-smacking sauces but the difference is in the flavor and process in the cooking. Korean BBQ is a hands-on culinary experience and Hobak Korean BBQ is the best Korean BBQ in Las Vegas! Each table has its own “grilling station” where they can cook their choice of cuts, between beef options like Dry Angus Steak, Brisket, and Angus B.L. Short Ribs, and pork options like Mugi Fuji Pork Belly and Aged Pork Rib. This charcoal and gas cooking experience is known for its goal of “sharing great things together” and is great for families wanting to share an engaging meal or a cute date night on the town.

WHERE: 5808 Spring Mountain Rd #101, Las Vegas, NV 89146 | WHO: 702-257-1526

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5 | Mr. Mamas | Once you’ve had your fun spending your night (and money) on the Las Vegas Strip, recharge the next morning at Mr. Mamas! Known for its friendly atmosphere and even friendlier prices, this breakfast joint is one of the tastiest ways to wake up in Las Vegas! Serving up traditional breakfast dishes, like pancakes for $3.50 and combo meals like the Mamas Stack, which include three pancakes, three eggs, and your choice of bacon, ham, or sausage, all for only $12, the restaurant also offers a multitude of omelet options, French toast, and classic dishes, like biscuits and gravy. Inspired by his Greek lineage and restaurant-owning parents, Mr. Mamas owner, Nick, has created a menu his Mama would be proud of.

WHERE: 5693 S Jones Blvd #106, Las Vegas, NV 89118 | WHO: 702-220-9224

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6 | Bardot Brasserie | You know what they c’est la vie—French food is divine! Paying homage to classic French dishes and cocktails with a twist, the elegant French bistro opened by award-winning Michael Mina serves up the eccentric tastes and styles of Paris with the comfort of rich, filling meals. With classic cocktails like the Sidecar from Harry’s Bar and Serendipity from Bar Hemingway, the menu also features, Icelandic cod roasted in brown butter, Beef Wellington, Escargot en Croute, and the best French Toast in the city, made up of brioche French toast, vanilla bean mascarpone, almond brittle, orgeat syrup. So, whether you’re feeling adventurous and are ready to try snails (we promise, it’s worth it!) or you’re looking for a swanky cocktail bar with upscale bar food, the Bardot Brasserie is a must-eat spot in Vegas!

WHERE: 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-690-8610

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7 | Honey Salt | Step outside the world of high-class restaurants and tight tables with a farm-to-table experience that will bring you the tastes of home in Vegas! Honey Salt is an off-the-strip culinary experience focused on fresh, local and regional ingredients sourced from local farmers, fishermen, and growers. The contemporary restaurant is community-driven and brings friends and family together in an open, comfortable space away from all the Las Vegas craziness. Serving all the comforts of home, creators Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla have created a restaurant based on the memories the community and families make and matched their menu to emanate the at-home feel through authentic family fishes like Grandma Rosie’s Turkey Meatballs, Caramelized Sea Scallops, and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. If you visit during their breakfast and lunch times, we recommend their Breakfast Poutine, a riff off the beloved Canadian treat made with herb roasted potatoes, bacon gravy, cheese curds, and a sunny side desert bloom farm egg.

WHERE: 1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | WHO: 702-445-6100

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8 | The Black Sheep | If you’ve never thought of Vietnamese cuisine as comfort food, be prepared to think again! Created by 2017 Chef of the Year Jamie Tran, who was also a contestant on Top Chef Portland, The Black Sheep brings Vietnamese comfort food to the United States, wrapped tight in daring, exotic dishes like Salmon Skin Tacos, Dorade Royal Bouillabaisse with tiger shrimp, black mussels, braised fennel, baby bok choy, and udon noodles, and Superior Farms Braised Lamb Belly paired with creamy yellow polenta, summer tomato fricassee, garlic sauteed hericots verts, and fresh mint.

WHERE: 8680 W Warm Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148 | WHO: 702-954-3998

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9 | Zuma | Proving there’s more than sushi to Japanese cuisine (although, sushi is pretty amazing!), Zuma is a modern-Japanese restaurant with three kitchens: the main kitchen, the sushi counter, and the robata grill. Featuring creative Japanese dishes and award-winning cocktails in a sophisticated atmosphere, Zuma presents a menu with authentic yet non-traditional Japanese dishes true to izakaya-style, like the Rice Hot Pot with wild mushrooms, Japanese vegetables and black truffle, Black Cod that’s marinated in saikyo miso and wrapped in hoba leaf, and A5 Japanese Wagyu served with fresh wasabi and a trio of salt.

WHERE: 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-698-2199

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10 | Mott 32 | Craving Chinese food? We’ve got just the spot for you! With a menu inspired by modern Hong Kong, as well as flavors all over China including Cantonese, Sichuan, and Beijing influences, and an interior tastefully designed by Joyce Wang, Mott 32 is an exciting, eye-catching new venture into Chinese cuisine and a delicious one at that! With a menu created by James Beard Foundation semifinalist Alan Ji, diners at Mott 32 will find Peking Style Spicy Crispy Duck Rack, the restaurant’s signature dish Apple Wood Roasted 42 Days Peking Duck, and remarkable dim sum including Traditional Iberico Pork Shanghainese Soup Dumplings, Soft Quail Egg and Iberico Pork Black Truffle Siu Mai, and Wild Mushrooms and Water Chestnut Dumplings. Be sure to wash down your delicious meal with a one-of-a-kind “Mottail!” We recommend the Jasmine Cooler, made with ingredients like Lychee, Jasmine Tea, and Orange Blossom.

WHERE: 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd #206, Las Vegas, NV 89109 | WHO: 702-607-3232

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11 | Tacos El Gordo | Are you on the search for the best street tacos in Vegas? Look no further than Tacos El Gordo! Opening their first location in 1972, the family-owned and operated restaurant has expanded to six locations in Nevada and California and has been serving up authentic Mexican street food for over 40 years. They specialize in authentic Tijuana Tacos, a carefully crafted meal made from handmade corn tortillas, high-grade meats, and fresh guacamole and salsas made from scratch daily. From the Adobada Taco, which is made with spiced pork, to the Lengua, which has beef tongue as the meat of choice, these tacos are packed with flavor, and will leave your stomachs stuffed and your wallets still full! And if you’re not in the mood for tacos (as if that’s possible!), their menu offers, mulas, tostadas, sopes, and other authentic Tijuana street food.

WHERE: 3041 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas NV 89104 | WHO: 702-331-1160

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12 | DW Bistro | One of Las Vegas’ best-kept secrets, DW Bistro is a combination of New Mexico and Jamaican cuisine that has become one of the most talked about off-the-Strip spots. Created by Bryce Krausman and Dalton Wilson, DW Bistro mixes together flavors like green chile and Jerk chicken for a unique culinary experience that is both bold in flavor and simple in preparation, including dishes like NM Green Chile Mac n’ Cheese, Chicken Curry, and New Mexican Red Chile Pork. The restaurant is always jam-packed during the weekend for their brunch services so be sure to get there early if you want a taste of their DW Jerk Pork Hash and the Chilaquiles!

WHERE: 9275 W Russell Rd #190, Las Vegas, NV 89148 | WHO: 702-527-5200

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Last Tips

If you’re not hungry yet…wait, who are we kidding? Of course, you are! Salty, briny, tangy, sweet, umami, however it is you like your food, Las Vegas is sure to have a dish that will have you diving into a food-coma before you can say, “Check please!” With some of the best breakfast places in Las Vegas and near your favorite off the strip Las Vegas hotel, our list of the top twelve best restaurants in Las Vegas is sure to have you eating happy during your next trip to Nevada’s brightest desert city!


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