The 12 Best Hotel Restaurants in Las Vegas

Cynthia Reed | April 19, 2018

Las Vegas is underrated for its dining. Sure, people know that this town offers great meals. It’s famous for its hospitality, after all. But even without all the glitz and glamour, Las Vegas is one of the best culinary destinations in the world. Celebrity chefs vie for the bragging rights of a signature restaurant on the Strip. Meanwhile, the most talented young chefs come from around the world to work with the greats. The result is that most hotels have world-class dining that you won’t want to miss. Here are some hotels with the best restaurants.

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Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower

Why it made the list

A budget hotel option at the North end of the Strip, this hotel only has one truly notable restaurant, but boy is it worth noting. Located on the Stratosphere’s 106th floor, Top of the World restaurant provides diners with rotating views of the entire Las Vegas valley and a New-American menu. Go at dusk to watch the sun set and the lights of city twinkle on.

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Why it made the list

An enduring and upscale culinary favorite, Aria offers a range of fine dining options. There’s Carbone for Italian-American cuisine, Jean Georges Steakhouse for hearty fare. Michael Mina serves up French classics at Bardot Brasserie. Chef Shawn McClain continues the evolution of contemporary American cuisine, while Herringbone offers a California twist to surf and turf. And everybody’s looking forward to bi-coastal hotspot Catch, which will open this fall.

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SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Why it made the list

As a hotel resort, the Los Angeles-flavored SLS (the Sahara in a past life) hasn’t quite found its footing. But as a collection of outstanding restaurants, it’s worth the trip to the North end of the Strip. Bazaar Meat By José Andrés is a standout. Cleo has great Mediterranean (a cuisine somewhat rare on the Strip), while Katsuy offers American-friendly Japanese. If you’re looking for elevated comfort food, try Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book Or 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria.

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Bellagio Las Vegas

Why it made the list

This summer, the restaurant that sparked the fine dining movement in Las Vegas--Spago by Wolfgang Puck will open at the Bellagio. It will join a cast of truly exemplary restaurants: the award-winning French restaurant Le Cirque; Chef Roy Ellamar’s fresh spot Harvest;Chef Michael Mina’s namesake restaurant; Picasso, a restaurant that’s full of the artist’s paintings; Chef Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime Steakhouse, Lago By Julian Serrano and more.

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Paris Las Vegas

Why it made the list

This hotel-casino does patio dining right. Eat at Mon Ami Gabi for casual French fare and a sidewalk view of the Strip. The buffet is full of French favorites and the Eiffel Tower restaurant offers elevated dining for date night. Gordon Ramsay Steak and Martorano’s Italian round out the offerings with hearty items. And don’t forget to stop by one of the hotel’s Le Creperie for a crepe, croissant or sweet treat.

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Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Why it made the list

For ultimate luxury dine at the upscale French restaurant Twist by Pierre Gagnaire. The 23rd-floor views of the Strip are gorgeous, but the food is even better. MOzen Bistro offers Asian fare, and make sure not to leave without enjoying traditional tea service in the tea lounge.

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Caesars Palace

Why it made the list

Eat like a god at Caesars Palace. Which god? This resort has so many delectable choices that you can play at being the whole pantheon. Wet your palate with the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet. For lighter fare or lunch-on-the-go, drop by Pronto by Giada. Nobu, Restaurant Guy Savoy, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and Rao’s are enduring favorites for a reason. Check out the new Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen. For upscale All-American fare, go for Searsucker Las Vegas by Chef Brian Malarkey. Old Homestead Steakhouse is a delicious New York City import, and don’t miss the only Mr. Chow in Las Vegas, which offers Beijing cuisine and private elevators.

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The Cromwell

Why it made the list

This tiny hotel-casino has earned a big name for itself with Giada, the namesake restaurant of Italian chef and TV star Giada Pamela De Laurentiis. There’s also a 24-hour diner called Eatwell that serves chili cheese dogs that will sop up all that alcohol from partying on the Strip.

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The Venetian Las Vegas

Why it made the list

The restaurant options here are so vast that you have a choice of four stellar steakhouses (Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico is our fave), five seafood spots (our fave: Sushisamba) and countless other options. We suggest strolling along the canals until you find a lovely little spot where you can dine “outside” on a patio, under a perfect Italian sky. His Beverly Hills restaurant may have closed, but Chef Thomas Keller’s beloved French restaurant still reigns as a favorite of Las Vegas foodies. The resort stays hip with Chica, a new restaurant featuring Latin cuisine by Chef Lorena Garcia.

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Mandalay Bay

Why it made the list

Dock at Mandalay Bay for endless dining delights. Wolfgang Puck goes Italian with Lupo. Charlie Palmer offers contemporary American cuisine at Aureole and his namesake steak next door at the Four Seasons. Chef Michael Mina gives his take on a steakhouse with Stripsteak. Food Network stars Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger run the “urban cantina” Border Grill. French chef Hubert Keller has two restaurants (Fleur for small plates and Burger Bar for, you guessed it, gourmet hamburgers), as does Master Chef Rick Moonen (RM Seafood and RX Boiler Room). For a musical meal, don’t miss House of Blues’ famous Gospel Brunch on Sundays!

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Why it made the list

The Cosmo, as it’s affectionately called by insiders, offers fine dining for the cool kids. Food here is innovative, hip and truly amazing. Don’t miss: Momufuku, é by José Andrés, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Beauty & Essex, Jaleo, Estiatorio Milos and Zuma. Try Eggslut, Holsteins and Milk Bar for great eats that won’t break the bank. Even the Cosmo’s buffet (Wicked Spoon) is delicious, serving mini plated items so that food stays fresh.

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MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Why it made the list

Backed by the deep pockets of MGM Resorts International, MGM Grand is an all-star choice for fine dining. Save up to eat at these unforgettable restaurants: L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Joël Robuchon, Bardot Brasserie and Morimoto Las Vegas.

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