Inventive and Delicious: Las Vegas' New and Popular Restaurants

Las Vegas has become a major dining destination, with a steady stream of new and popular restaurants appearing both on and off the Strip. The culinary creativity in the city keeps local and visiting foodies busy finding the latest gems.

Two of the most highly anticipated new restaurants are at the Monte Carlo, which is being transformed into Park MGM. Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar offers perfectly prepared steaks and an array of other dishes in an ambiance with French overtones. Primrose, also at the Monte Carlo/Park MGM, is French inspired but its wide menu has plenty of dishes, both French and otherwise.

Although the Strip continuously attracts new restaurants, you’ll find new eateries 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 at many of these newer restaurants.

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.



The chic, sexy setting at Bavette's is certainly part of its charm, but the food and drinks are the true stars. The underpinnings of the menu are French, but without a trace of stuffiness. Starting with the hors d'oeuvres, diners are presented...  Read More

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The Black Sheep brings American-Vietnamese food to Las Vegas in a modern, comfortable setting on the south side of the valley. Chef Jamie Tran is a veteran of the Las Vegas Strip restaurant scene, and she brings her considerable talents to the...  Read More



Boteco wants diners to know their establishment isn't a bar, a pub or a restaurant. Boteco instead identifies itself as a part of the tradition of local Brazilian meeting places for friends and family, known as boteco or botequim. The food here...  Read More



Salud Mexican Bistro and Tequileria offers diners its own interpretation of Mexican food. While you will find combination plates, burritos and tacos, it would be a shame not to venture out of your comfort zone here. The menu is full of tempting...  Read More



Hamptons recently opened in the Summlerin shopping center of Tivoli Village in a delightful two-story space with a patio. The restaurant isn't that far from the Strip, and the ambiance here is laid-back and local. You probably won't find any...  Read More



Primrose arrives at the Monte Carlo as a part of the hotel's transformation into Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas. The menu and cuisine are largely French inspired, but the wide-ranging menu covers dishes from bouillabaisse to spaghetti. Primrose is...  Read More



Americana is located off-the-Strip, overlooking small Lake Jacqueline in the Desert Shores community. The serene ambiance feels worlds away from the Strip, although it's only about a 20 minute drive. In addition to a dinner, lunch and Sunday...  Read More



Chef Robert Irvine is probably best-known for his television show, and now fans have the chance to experience his cuisine in person. His new 9,000 square foot restaurant at Tropicana Las Vegas seats 275 and includes a bar, open kitchen, private...  Read More



7th & Carson's pub vibe shows through every aspect of the restaurant, with an original menu of both drinks and food. Selections from the bar include tempting cocktail creations like the Downtown Buzz, with Tanqueray, local honey and lemon....  Read More



Chica brings together flavors from throughout Latin America, and the dishes reflect influences from Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. You'll find guacamole, as you might expect, but also grilled Peruvian octopus, Brazilian beef...  Read More


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Terrisa Meeks is a native born, life-long resident of Las Vegas. She's watched Las Vegas grow and change over the years, especially the ever-evolving Las Vegas Strip. She still enjoys hanging...  More About Terrisa