From exotic international fare to down home Southern comfort food, there’s something delicious to delight every appetite.
Diversity abounds in Las Vegas’ dining scene with traditional, authentic food from nearly every country in the world.
If you’re looking for a taste of Germany, consider Hofbräuhaus’ palate-pleasing currywurst, goulash or schnitzels washed back with an authentic Bavarian beer. This German-themed establishment also features live music and knowledgeable, friendly wait staff.
In the mood for Indian cuisine? Check out Mantra Masala or Mint Indian Bistro, with spicy curry and Tandoor specialties, like clay oven-roasted chicken and Himalayan cuisines, which include delectable vegan and vegetarian options.
Vietnamese dining is elevated to new heights at Pho Rose and Pho Saigon 8, with specialties including grilled pork and savory fresh grilled vegetables.
In the mood for Southern cooking? Ella Em’s Soul Food offers down-home favorites such as smothered chicken, short ribs, liver and onions and collard greens.
Looking the fresh tastes of the Mediterranean? Check out Paymon’s Café, with its darkly exotic and savory appetizers and tantalizing hookah lounge.
If it’s good old fashioned American burgers you’re after, look no farther than Scooters Pubs. Enjoy a ball game, your favorite icy beverage and some of the best bar food in town.
Relax next to soothing waterfalls and revel in the sounds of the jungle in this rainforest-themed restaurant. The tropical ambience includes trees, beautiful flowers and life-like rainforest animals.
This Hollywood-themed restaurant, located inside the Forum Shops at Caesars, is an excellent place for spotting your favorite celebrities! The restaurant features an upbeat style packed with movie and television memorabilia. You can enjoy vintage movie clips while savoring signature dishes.
house of blues
The House of Blues has become a legend for hosting hot concert acts and providing Southern-themed food favorites like sweet potato fries and catfish nuggets. On Sunday, the restaurant hosts the Gospel Brunch, which features live gospel music and a true down home buffet with favorites including smoked fish and delectable rosemary cornbread skillets with maple butter.
Harley Davidson Cafe
A 28-foot-high, 15,000-pound Harley Davidson replica bursts through the façade of this Harley-themed cafe, which also features more than 15 custom motorcycles. The eatery boasts a variety of sandwiches, entrees and desserts and a wealth of signature cocktails, including the V-Twin, The Sturgis and the Malibu Low Rider.
Numerous world-famous chefs call Las Vegas home. Wolfgang Puck is now a Vegas staple, with six resort-based eateries, including Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM Grand, Spago at Caesars Palace, Trattoria del Lupo at Mandalay Bay, Postrio at the Venetian and CUT at The Palazzo. Brasserie Puck recently opened in Crystals at CityCenter.
Another household name, Emeril Lagasse, has made his mark on Las Vegas as well, bringing tourists and locals his signature “Bam!” with Table 10 at The Palazzo, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at The MGM Grand and Delmonico Steakhouse at the Venetian. Lagasse also boasts Lagasse’s Stadium, a fully-operational sports book at the Palazzo that features down home Lagasse-style Creole cuisine.
MGM Grand is home to the world-class, self-named restaurant of Chef Joël Robuchon, one of several Michelin three-star chefs in Las Vegas.
Michael Mina has taken Vegas for a culinary ride with creations including Bellagio’s Michael Mina, MGM Grand’s Nobhill Tavern and Seablue, Mandalay Bay’s Stripsteak and American Fish in Aria at CityCenter.
Las Vegas restaurants have been gracing the pages of international food magazines for several years now, taking top honors in numerous fine dining categories.
Bouchon, an Epicurean Award winner at The Venetian, is a classic Parisian bistro featuring Chef Thomas Keller. The menu is stocked with artisan products such as boudin noir, or blood sausage, Maine mussels and Puget Sound oysters. Bouchon also plays homage to its Parisian roots with properly ripe and strongly scented French cheeses for dessert, as well as its delicate profiteroles with Valrhona chocolate sauce.
If you’re looking for ultra haute cuisine, Bellagio’s Picasso and Le Cirque are both recognized by AAA as Five Diamond restaurants. Picasso diners can enjoy a spectacular viewing of Picasso’s original artwork while savoring the artistry of award-winning Executive Chef Julian Serrano. With a Spanish upbringing and a flair for French cuisine, Serrano prides himself on using seasonal foods to create a continually changing menu of French and Mediterranean delicacies.
Le Cirque features a whimsical circus theme paired with classic and contemporary cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Steven Varga. Favorites include specialty three- and five-course meals; a popular signature dish is lobster salad with black truffle dressing. Additionally, Le Cirque’s fine wine list includes more than 900 international selections.
If it’s upscale surf-n-turf you’re in the mood for, the American Culinary Federation has recognizedCapital Grille for its impressive menu of dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood. Capital Grille is also lauded for its award-winning wine list with more than 5,000 selections.
The Cosmopolitan’s Scarpetta restaurant features modern Italian cuisine from award-winning chef Scott Conant. Specialties include Sicilian-spiced duck and seared scallops with sunchokes and roasted porcini mushrooms.
Chef Julian Serrano’s self-named restaurant at CityCenter’s Aria boasts native Spanish fare such as mix paella with lobster, chicken, chorizo, fresh vegetables and saffron rice.
Mastro’s provides an air of refinement along with its award-winning steaks, premium cocktails and live entertainment. Morton’s The Steakhouse features USDA prime-aged, Midwest grain-fed beef, shipped directly from Chicago. Wine Spectator recognized Morton’s with its Award of Excellence in 2008.
Maggiano’s Little Italy will take you back in time to enjoy old world Italian dishes served family style. Consider baked rigatoni pomodoro, lobster carbonara or traditional favorites like spaghetti and meatballs.
A touch of Italy abounds at Brio Tuscan Grille at Town Square Las Vegas. The elegant eatery features hand-made pasta dishes such as the delectable Lasagna Bolognese al Forno, high-quality steaks and an array of specialty flatbreads and bruschetta.
Long-known for its famous buffets, Las Vegas smorgasbords now span the range in terms of edible offerings. Some upscale buffets have taken the venue to a whole new level with their delectable goods.
Consider the Bistro Buffet at the Palms, with its individual fresh designer pizzas; Wynn Las Vegas’ chic & tempting desserts including tiramisu, chocolate mousse and Madeleines; and the Carnival World Buffet at the Rio, which caters to international taste buds with specialties from across the globe!
The Cosmopolitan’s Wicked Spoon buffet boats smorgasbord favorites like carving stations and dessert bars along with seasonal delicacies.
In addition to its range of unique world-class dining options, Las Vegas is also home to favorite neighborhood restaurant chains, as well as unique intimate bistros dotting neighborhood communities across the valley. Residents also enjoy annual international food festivals, held periodically throughout Southern Nevada.