Nicknamed the “Entertainment Capital of the World,” Las Vegas is brimming with things to do. However, there is more to Vegas than its spectacular shows and flashy casinos. The city is home to some of the best restaurants and eateries in the entire world. From Michelin-star gourmet restaurants to eateries dishing up serious comfort food, the Strip has it all.
Here are the eight best restaurants on or near the Las Vegas Strip.
JULIAN SERRANO TAPAS
3730 S LAS VEGAS BLVD LAS VEGAS, NV 89158
In the Aria Resort and Casino, Julian Serrano Tapas is a tapas-style restaurant created and owned by world-renowned chef Julian Serrano. Enjoy dishes that evoke Serrano’s Spanish heritage, including rabo de toro, huevos estrellados, and espinacas a la catalana. Sip on homemade sangria, which takes three days to perfect, while you eat. This small-plate restaurant is home to some big flavors.
AMALFI BY BOBBY FLAY
3570 S LAS VEGAS BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his uber-popular flagship restaurant Mesa Grill inside Caesars Palace and replaced it with Amalfi. Centered around the flavors of the Amalfi Coast, Flay’s new restaurant features a “market” of fresh seafood caught daily. While Amalfi serves as the celebrity chef’s first Italian restaurant, his masterful preparations of each dish make it feel like he’s been at it for decades. Let Amalfi transport you to the Mediterranean with its blend of bright flavors and coastal ease.
3570 S LAS VEGAS BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
It’s hard to describe the effect chef Nobu Matsuhisa has had on the culinary world; however, set one foot into Nobu Las Vegas, and you’ll re-experience the celebrity chef’s brilliant and unique dishes. In essence, you’ll watch in real-time as genius becomes legend at this restaurant. While there are two Nobu locations in Las Vegas and a third one on the way, the one in Caesars Palace is the only location that has Teppan tables.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas, NV 89109
Another invention from chef Julian Serrano, Picasso is a Forbes and AAA five-star restaurant inspired by Spanish and French cuisine. Located in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, guests can opt to dine on the patio that overlooks the famous Fountains of Bellagio. Popular dishes here include sautéed filet of Chilean sea bass and warm quail salad. Business elegant attire is required at the restaurant, and children aged five and under are not permitted inside.
EMERIL’S NEW ORLEANS FISH HOUSE
3799 LAS VEGAS BLVD S, LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
Emeril Lagasse was among the first celebrity chefs to set up operations on the Strip. While Lagasse now holds two restaurants in Las Vegas, it’s his New Orleans Fish House that really evokes the spirit of the Big Easy. From dishes such as jambalaya, creole seafood boil, and fried chicken, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the French Quarter. Every dish at this restaurant has a soul, and the flavors will make you want to get up and celebrate.
GORDON RAMSAY STEAK
3655 S LAS VEGAS BLVD, LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
While celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace is a popular destination for Gordon’s groupies, it’s the chef’s Paris Las Vegas steakhouse that really shines. Gordon Ramsay Steak is a restaurant that celebrates food over celebrity. Here you’ll find dishes that showcase the skills Ramsay learned during his days at Robuchon and Savoy in Paris. Cuts of prime beef at this steakhouse are aged to perfection, and every dish is masterfully crafted.
TOP OF THE WORLD
2000 LAS VEGAS BLVD S, LAS VEGAS, NV 89104
Although The Strat Hotel may or may not be officially part of the Strip, it is still an iconic attraction that completes any Las Vegas experience. You can make that experience even better by dining at the 360-degree, rotating steakhouse, known as the Top of the World, on the 107th floor of this iconic tower. Enjoy an award-winning menu of steaks and seafood as you look out over unparalleled views of Vegas. The restaurant even took home the title of the “Best Fine Dining” in Las Vegas back in 2019.
É BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS
BOULEVARD TOWER, 3708 LAS VEGAS BLVD S LEVEL 3, LAS VEGAS, NV 89109
Tucked behind Jaleo’s in a small private room, é by José Andrés is Las Vegas’s most exclusive restaurant. The restaurant consists of one table that can seat up to six people, which means diners are always outnumbered by chefs and servers. Each dish is expertly assembled at the table, taking advantage of avant-garde techniques pioneered by chef José Andrés. Due to the restaurant’s exclusivity, tickets can be booked up to three months in advance.
GET HELP RELOCATING TO LAS VEGAS
From exclusive restaurants, such as é by José Andrés, to iconic classics like Top of the World, Las Vegas has something for every diner. In fact, the restaurants on this list barely scratch the surface when it comes to deciding where to eat. If you’re looking for more options, a local real estate agent could offer some advice.
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