The Best Fine-Dining Restaurants in Las Vegas, Nevada

Joël Robuchon is the first and only restaurant in Las Vegas to have been awarded three Michelin stars
Joël Robuchon is the first and only restaurant in Las Vegas to have been awarded three Michelin stars | Courtesy of Joël Robuchon
Nick Dauk

The Las Vegas fine dining scene is as glamorous as its casinos and nightclubs. The best ingredients from every corner of the globe are brought into the Mojave Desert, and their fullest flavor potential is achieved thanks to Sin City’s renowned chefs.

There is no hyperbole at these four- and five-star restaurants, just exceptional cuisine prepared by Michelin-star chefs. Dress to impress and ready your palate for an amazing culinary experience at the best fine- dining restaurants in Las Vegas.

Blackout

Presentation can make or break a dish, but it’s not the visual aesthetic that enhances your meal at Blackout – it’s the absence of it. You’ll enjoy your meal in a pitch-black room, allowing the sounds, smells, textures and tastes to drive the experience. Staff equipped with night-vision goggles will bring a prix-fixe menu of soup, salad, an entree and dessert to your table, all without you knowing what exactly you’re eating until the meal concludes.

Bouchon

There are a lot of big name chefs along the Strip, but there’s only one Thomas Keller. Discover why this decorated chef is the best in the United States at Bouchon. Though the dinner menu features elegant French dishes, like boudin blanc and rillettes aux deux saumons, there are a few surprises that even the most discerning palate will raise an eyebrow at. You won’t believe that a basic concept like a grilled ham and cheese sandwich could be given the Michelin-star-level treatment with truffle sauce Mornay and a fried egg.

Eiffel Tower restaurant

Parisian romance with a glitzy Vegas sparkle makes the Eiffel Tower restaurant a must-visit for your special occasion on the Strip. Introduce your partner to a trilogy of imported caviar before nibbling on fricassée d’escargot. A Rossini-style filet mignon with foie gras and truffle sauce sets the mood for the grand finale: a chocolate Eiffel Tower soufflé. Don’t be surprised if a fellow diner pops the question; just be ready to raise your glass of Eiffel Tower Brut Reserve Champagne.

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

While Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen is based on the profanity-laden reality show, the only f-bombs in this Caesars Palace restaurant are flavorful fine dining. Whether you’re overlooking the Strip at the floor-to-ceiling windows or seated right next to the chaotic show kitchen, you’ll only have eyes for the signature beef Wellington and sticky toffee pudding. The tender beef, glazed root vegetables and creamy pudding will put you in such a state of bliss that not even the hot-headed chef’s sharpest barb could dampen your mood.

É by José Andrés

No one will fault you for sliding into a seat at Jaleo, but we will tempt you to amplify your epicurean experience at the small backroom space, é by José Andrés. This intimate seating area in the Cosmopolitan is a dinner show reserved for only six guests. Those lucky serendipitous sextet will be treated to a 20-course tasting menu combining classical Spanish dishes with a memorably modern twist. Truffle cotton candy macarons, barquillo, mejillones en escabeche, and fabes con jamón are among the many small plates your taste buds will rave about during the two-hour event.

Top of the World

There are no shortage of viewpoints to admire the Strip, but Top of the World combines arguably the best vista with amazing food for an unforgettable dining experience. Rise to the SkyPod of the Strat for butter-poached king crab, a rack of lamb with minted chimichurri, or a stuffed poblano mushroom bursting with quinoa and chipotle tomato sauce. The only things that could possibly distract you from the rotating, 360 degrees of the Vegas valley are the decadent layered chocolate hazelnut cake and signature espresso martini.

Edge Steakhouse

If you’re going to order a steak in Las Vegas, you need to go all-in at Edge Steakhouse. Roasted bone marrow and Wagyu beef tartare will prepare your stomach for a 40-day dry-aged, bone-in ribeye topped with a cold water lobster tail, served with a bowl of black-and-white truffle mac’n’cheese that’ll convince you demi-glace belongs on every pasta dish. With your last sip of scotch to wash down the last juicy bite of steak, you’ll taste why this top-rated steakhouse has few rivals on the Strip.

Joël Robuchon

It’s impossible to have a conversation about Las Vegas fine dining without mentioning Joël Robuchon, the first and only restaurant in the city to be awarded three Michelin stars. France’s crowned Chef of the Century has curated a prix-fixe tasting menu that rivals even the best restaurants in Paris. Truffled langoustine ravioli, frog leg kadaif fritter, Oscetra caviar and sea urchin flan are only a few of the sophisticated delights that will arrive at your table. As you can imagine, the suggested wine pairings are equally refined.

On a budget? Grab a meal at a more wallet-friendly restaurant instead, and book a room at a budget-friendly hotel. If the whole gang is coming along, check into one of the many family-friendly stays. Check out the must-see attractions in Sin City, or explore the area around Las Vegas with a day trip.

Shyla Watson and Linda Konde contributed additional reporting to this article.

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