With endless dining options, Las Vegas is a foodie’s dream. The buzzing city is brimming with remarkable establishments, including fine-dining restaurants serving the best of French, Spanish and American cuisines.
No matter where you are in Las Vegas, great bars and restaurants offering delicious bites and tasty drinks are just around the corner, especially if you’re in the mood for lavish food. Step into a world of luxurious dishes served in upscale establishments with Culture Trip’s guide to the best fine-dining restaurants – including those run by Michelin-star chefs – in Las Vegas.
The award-winning SW Steakhouse is home to some of the best steaks and American cuisine in all of Las Vegas. Situated inside the Wynn Las Vegas, guests of this restaurant are presented with both dinner and a show, as many of the tables face the hotel’s Lake of Dreams and its nightly light shows. The restaurant’s chili-rubbed double rib-eye and deep-fried apple pie are just a couple of the mouthwatering delicacies on the menu.
This popular French restaurant lies inside Caesars Palace. With a classy dark-brown interior, the luxury venue emulates the original Parisian restaurant, both of which were created by French Michelin-star chef Guy Savoy. The menu features creative takes on authentic French cuisine, offering items such as foie gras and inventive dishes like the artichoke-black truffle soup. When you’ve had all the food your body can take, enjoy a drink at the restaurant’s Cognac Lounge.
Hotel Restaurant, French, Italian, American, Steakhouse, $$$
Rivea is a multi-award-winning restaurant | Courtesy of MGM Resorts International
Specializing in steak and seafood, Rivea is a luxury restaurant offering French- and Italian-inspired cuisine. Situated inside the Delano, the restaurant features decor in a nautical palette of white and blue. Internationally claimed chef Alain Ducasse creates dishes such as lobster risotto and marinated seabass with orange, lemon and grapefruit, to be enjoyed in a venue that overlooks the city.
It’s a rare thing for a restaurant to receive all three coveted Michelin stars, but Joël Robuchon is the first and only restaurant in Las Vegas to do so. With curtains, table sets, pillows and even the flooring decorated in purple hues, Joël Robuchon is an exclusive and beautifully designed restaurant that offers a prix-fixe menu with dishes such as the popular truffled langoustine ravioli with chopped cabbage. The late chef Joël Robuchon, who passed away in August 2018, was voted France’s Chef of the Century in 1989, and his restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel was his first in the United States.
Located inside the Wynn Las Vegas, Mizumi brings Japanese flavors to the Strip. Decorated with red furnishings, the award-winning restaurant overlooks a private Japanese garden, creating an oasis in the middle of the city. In a Zen-like environment, the lavish establishment serves dishes such as king crab baked with sweet mayo, sushi rice and sesame soy paper; wagyu gyoza dumpling; and Alaskan king crab with grilled shimeji and maitake mushrooms and yuzu butter sauce.
Inspired by and named after famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, this Las Vegas restaurant offers both French and Spanish cuisine, reflecting the artist’s time spent in both countries. Situated inside the luxurious Bellagio Las Vegas, Picasso has five separate menus, in addition to more than 1,500 labels of wine. Enjoy a plate of lobster salad with flying-fish caviar and crème fraîche vinaigrette, or scallop with potato mousseline and jus de veau while gazing at a few of Picasso’s artworks.
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire is the chef’s only restaurant in the US | Courtesy of Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
If you’re on the hunt for a quality meal at an upscale restaurant with an incredible view, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire should be among your go-to places. Located on the 23rd floor inside the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, it is chef Pierre Gagnaire’s first and only restaurant located in the United States. Decorated in white and purple hues, Twist serves dishes such as a crispy langoustine fritter with basil pesto, and caramelized quail filled with foie gras and served with potato purée.
Extravagant is probably the best word to describe Le Cirque. Designed to resemble a real circus, the restaurant has colorful fabric ballooning from the ceiling like a big sophisticated tent. Though some may not associate “circus” with “classy,” this restaurant defies expectations through its upscale environment and delicious food. Located inside the Bellagio, Le Cirque serves French classics such as escargot, foie gras, and lobster and avocado salad dressed with a black truffle vinaigrette.
Located inside the Wynn Las Vegas, Sinatra is run by chef Luke Palladino who serves classic Italian dishes with a twist, including lasagna bolognese, crispy polenta, ravioli and much more. The sophisticated restaurant pays homage to Frank Sinatra with pictures and memorabilia adorning the walls throughout. Step inside the beautifully designed space that features pops of red, or opt for a table in the restaurant’s garden.
Imagine dining at a restaurant on the 106th floor overlooking the city of Las Vegas. Situated at the very top of The STRAT, Top of The World is located 844 feet (257 meters) above the Strip, offering stunning panoramic views of the city. Featuring sophisticated decor, the luxury restaurant serves dishes such as tuna tartare, Scottish salmon and filet mignon.