Worth Every Penny: The Best Las Vegas Restaurants

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barMasa
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 230-2742

Ambiance
barMasa is spacious, spare and modern. As designed by Richard Bloch Architect, the natural, elemental design with 15-foot teak and copper doors and a 36-foot vaulted ceiling implies that the food should speak for itself – and it does.

What to Order
Regardless of what you order – be it the Masa Toro with Caviar or the Tai Sea Bream – three-starred Michelin Chef Masa Takayama is one of the great masters of Japanese cuisine.

Who Comes Here
VIPS head straight to Shaboo, a pre-reserved private dining room that seats 54 and offers an omakase experience that changes daily.

Sweet Tooth
For a truly sweet experience, try the white miso crème brûlée or the truffle ice cream topped with gold leaf. That’s just a smidgen better than chocolate sauce, we’d say.

 

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Joël Robuchon
3799 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7925

Ambiance
The interior of Joël Robuchon’s French restaurant can only be described as timelessly elegant thanks in part to its chandeliers, living wall and inside terrace.

What to Order
Dubbed France’s “Chef of the Century” by Gault Millau, you’d rightfully assume that anything Robuchon creates is divine. But if you’re looking for the best of the best, order up the Le Caviar trifecta of Oscetra caviar, couscous, cauliflower cream and asparagus or the visually stunning La Tomate.

Who Comes Here
True foodies flock here to sample the edible art of this Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond and Wine Spectator’s Grand Award winner.

Sweet Tooth
La Pistache, a pistachio parfait with muscat sorbet, is absolument magnifique.

 

Guy-Savoy

Guy Savoy
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Hotel & Casino, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7110

Ambiance
In a word, luxurious. Located in the August Tower of Caesar’s Palace, this stunning space boasts an impressive pedigree: it was designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, who designed parts of the Louvre as well as Savoy’s original iconic Parisian eatery.

What To Order
Count yourself lucky should you order this three-starred Michelin chef’s artichoke black truffle soup and crispy sea bass with delicate spices.

Who Comes Here
Gourmands unite here in Savoy’s Krug Room, the only private dining room in the US where guests can imbibe Krug champagne. There is also a new cognac room for connoisseurs.

Sweet Tooth
We adore the light and airy grapefruit terrine with Earl Gray tea sauce.

 

Jaleo-Pan

Jaleo
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(702) 698-7000

Ambiance
Enjoy Spanish tapas from master chef José  Andrés in this bright, vibrant  space inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

What to Order
Try truly avant-garde cuisine such as the huevo frito con caviar, a fried organic egg topped with caviar, or the delicately prepared mejillones al vapor, steamed mussels with bay leaf, lemon and olive oil.

Who Comes Here
The extremely lucky: reservations must be made three months in advance, and can only be done so by email.

Sweet Tooth
The pan con chocolate, chocolate custard with caramelized bread, olive oil and brioche ice cream, is asombroso.

 

Bouchon-Poulet

Bouchon
3355 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-6200

Ambiance
Think upscale French bistro. This tony restaurant, located inside the Venetian features floor-to-ceiling French doors, a private bistro and a custom-made pewter bar imported from France.

What to Order
Thomas Keller, the only American chef to have two, three-starred Michelin restaurants, offers French bistro fare with an upscale twist. Try the Poulet and Pate de Campagne, but make sure you fill up on his fresh-baked bread.

Who Comes Here
Gourmands seeking traditional French food – or who have even heard of Keller’s signature spot, Yountville’s The French Laundry.

Sweet Tooth
Don’t leave without sampling the beignets and profiteroles.

 

Bellagio

Picasso
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 693-8105

Ambiance
Art lovers, this is your spot. This gorgeous eatery is home to a collection of original artwork from Pablo Picasso valued at $50 million – and offers a birds eye view of the Bellagio fountain from a small, 34-seat space.

What To Order
Standouts from James Beard Award-winning chef Julian Serrano include the pan-seared scallop and the sautéed foie gras with roasted peaches, muscat vanilla bean jus and crushed walnuts.

Who Comes Here
Those who want to experience visual and edible art as well as wine lovers: the restaurant boasts between 1,400-1,700 different varietals and carries roughly 50,000 bottles.

Sweet Tooth
Amamos the petite cinnamon bun with tangerine cream and cream cheese gelato.

 

Fleur-Oysters

Fleur by Hubert Keller
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-9400

Ambiance
The space at Fleur is stunning and coolly sophisticated, decorated in hues of brown, mahogany, grey and white with bold, brilliant paintings to add color.

What To Order
The dishes at Chef Hubert Keller’s Mandalay Bay restaurant are as innovative as the man himself: his refined small plate concept offers delicacies like ahi tuna tacos and Kushi oysters.

Who Comes Here
A modern, young and hip crowd flocks to Fleur to enjoy Keller’s nitrogen-infused cocktails and desserts, his $5000 Fleur burger and his personal playlist (he’s as passionate about DJ’ing as he is about food).

Sweet Tooth
You’ll go gaga for the chocolate cream puffs.

 

Mandalay-Bay

Aureole
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-7401

Ambiance
For a dramatic meal, make a reservation at Aureole. You’ll be treated to swans, “Wine Angels” and elaborate floral designs at this stunning, sprawling spot designed by Adam Tihany.

What to Order
Highlights of Charlie Palmer’s progressive American cuisine include diver scallops with white asparagus and French onion soup.

Who Comes Here
Those with a sophisticated palette for both food and wine enjoy dining at Aureole: the restaurant features a four-story wine tower containing more than 10,000 bottles of vino.

Sweet Tooth
If you can only have one of Aureole’s sweet treats, choose the honeyed crème brûlée with lavender crème accompanied by a lemon Madeleine. You won’t be disappointed.

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