Love your food? Then Las Vegas is definitely the city for you. There’s a huge amount of choice – with tempting cuisines from all over the world, and options to suit most budgets too. As with most things in the ‘City of Lights’, it’s the Strip where most of the action happens. So here’s our list of the best restaurants found on Las Vegas’ busiest street.
1) Picasso at Bellagio
Enjoy delicious French and Spanish cuisine surrounded by works painted by the legendary artist. Drink in the stunning views from the patio as you sip fine wines from the 1,500 strong cellar. With exquisite culinary creations by executive chef Julian Serrano, including tasting and vegetarian menus, this is one of the finest restaurants in Las Vegas.
2) Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand
When you’re known as France’s ‘Chef of the Century’, odds are you know a thing or two about cooking. This formal restaurant is the only one in the city to receive three Michelin stars. Sample sumptuous six- or sixteen-course menus – both offering a completely unique eating experience. There’s also L’Atelier – also by Robuchon – where you can eat in a more relaxed and informal atmosphere.
3) Top of the World at Stratosphere
Want to eat with 360-degree views of the city? Then check out the floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic vistas from the top of the Stratosphere tower. At more than 800 feet (243 meters) above street level, you can gaze out for miles in every direction. An all-round impressive dining experience, the whole restaurant even rotates as you eat. Service here is excellent and there’s a huge choice of sublime food on the menu – including gluten-free and vegetarian options.
4) Gordon Ramsey Steak at Paris Las Vegas
This English chef may be a feisty firebrand, but he sure knows how to serve up an amazing steak. Select your own cut of beef – all sourced from the legendary New York butcher Pat LaFrieda – so you know exactly what you’re getting. There’s rib eye, Kobe and British classic Beef Wellington (we know what you’re thinking – but trust us, this is one English dish well worth trying). The atmosphere is fun and lively – there’s no stuffy vibe or formal dining here. And it’s all decked out in the best of British, so expect Union Jack flags and bunting.
5) Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas
If you want to eat on the Strip, this is arguably the best place to come. With an outside patio area right on the street, you can enjoy your French classics with a side of people watching. You’ll get a great view of the Fountains at Bellagio over the road and the underside of a (not so) scale model of the Eiffel Tower when you look up. Always wanted to try escargots? Order away. Not so keen? Then there are favorites like steak frites too. In terms of restaurants on the strip, Las Vegas doesn’t deliver many better.
6) Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay
As well as the fine dining and world-renowned chefs, there’s also some good old-fashioned classic American cooking on offer in Vegas. If you’re a meat in a bun kind of person, then head straight to the Mandalay’s Burger Bar for some of the juiciest in the city. The chef, Hubert Keller, makes tasty patties from beef, lamb, buffalo and more. Plus there are plenty of veggie options, as well as heaps of sides. Simple and delicious. What more could you want?
Whatever you feel like eating, you can find it somewhere on the Strip. From French gastronomy to fast food, it’s all here. And if you’re not sure what you want, just take a quick walk down the road and let your nose guide you to the nearest enticing smell.