New and Popular Las Vegas Restaurants Deliver on Creative Flavors

Las Vegas has become a dining destination, and new, popular restaurants continue to appear on and off the Strip. All the culinary creativity in the city is a definite bonus for anyone who loves to eat out.

Two of the most highly anticipated new restaurants are on the Strip, and both bring powerful and flavor-filled Asian-inspired menus to town. Momofuku Las Vegas and Morimoto Las Vegas had food critics and foodies counting down the days until these acclaimed eateries opened.

While the Strip attracts many new restaurants, you’ll find restaurants throughout Las Vegas serving fresh, innovative dishes of all styles. Going off the Strip can turn up wonderful finds at prices that are consistently less than the hottest and most popular places on the Strip.

Healthy options and quality locally-sourced ingredients drive the menus of many popular restaurants in Las Vegas. Poke, sushi and Asian-influenced food is a standout for just those reasons.

Interesting interior designs and unique, creative flavor combinations are some of the best parts of new restaurants, especially the popular ones. Be sure to check well ahead for reservations, especially if you’d like a table during peak times on the weekends.

Las Vegas is filled with great restaurants, but you’ll want to check out our list for ideas on the newest and most popular.

Le Pho is an Asian eatery tucked away in Downtown Las Vegas in the trendy Juhl condo building. Its chef, Khai Vu, is originally from Vietnam and is behind some other newer and very successful restaurants in Las Vegas, like Chinatown's District...  Read More

The menu at Eatt was designed by French chefs to offer healthy, gourmet recipes with seasonal ingredients. Just a short drive west of the Strip, Eatt offers a comfortable, modern setting and well thought-out and delicious menu. Careful attention...  Read More

South Las Vegas

Tail and Fin is located off the Strip in a local Vegas neighborhood, and its casual, fast, healthy food has gained a following. The Japanese-inspired menu was created by one of Nobu's Executive Chefs, Karu Wedhas. All of the menu's combinations...  Read More

Chef Chris Santos, well-known in New York and from the popular cooking show "Chopped," is the mind behind Beauty and Essex. The front of the restaurant is an styled like pawn shop, so guests get to feel like they've found a literal hidden gem....  Read More

The tag line at Libertine Social is "eat, drink and liberate," and this saucy restaurant is gaining a reputation as a hotspot. Defining itself as a next-generation gastropub, Libertine Social serves New American and offers a pioneering cocktail...  Read More

Zuma at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features modern Japanese cuisine and world-class cocktails, all served in sophisticated yet comfortable environment. The inspiration here is the informal izakaya dining style, which is something like a...  Read More

The original Andre's in Las Vegas was well-known for wonderful French food, and the tradition of great food lives on at the recently opened Andre's Bistro & Bar. The "Andre" in the title is Chef Andre Rochat, who just closed a restaurant at...  Read More

Standard & Pour's flavorful, approachable yet innovative food, craft cocktails and terrific view of the Las Vegas valley come together in the area's first "gastro lounge," as the restaurant describes itself. One of the key influences here...  Read More

Chef Masaharu Morimoto gained recognition as one of the stars of "Iron Chef" and "Iron Chef America," an accomplishment that was the result both of the quality of his food as well as his striking stage presence. Now with a Las Vegas restaurant...  Read More

The first West Coast restaurant from noted chef David Chang had food lovers of all kinds excited for months (or longer) before the Las Vegas location opened in 2017. As with all Momofuku locations, an emphasis is placed on local, sustainable and...  Read More


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