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The Las Vegas Strips' 10 Best Restaurants Deliver Unforgettable Dining Experiences



A meal at any of the Las Vegas Strip’s best restaurants is a memorable event with expertly prepared food served in a beautifully designed space. Dress up and make reservations well in advance for dinner at one of these restaurants–you’re in for an evening you won’t soon forget.

The Strip offers several great French restaurants, but Joel Robuchon sets the bar for opulence and lavish, innovative food. The noted chef has his only restaurants in Las Vegas. The posh dining room here gives guests a taste of Paris in bygone days, as well as exactingly prepared dishes and impeccable service.

The Strip’s impressive array of world-class restaurants include more than French cuisine, however. Steakhouses, Italian eateries and American restaurants are just a few of your choices. Celebrity chefs are well represented, and many innovative restaurants put a new twist on well-known classics and culinary styles.

For the Strip's most memorable restaurants, their location and design are as much a part of their appeal as their food. Whether it’s the selection of fine art at Picasso or the sultry vintage photos at Strip House, the best restaurants on the Strip give their guests memorable ambiance to go along with the food.

Read on for our suggestions on the Strip’s best restaurants, those powerhouses of delectable food and striking interior design.


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The pretty exterior of BARDOT Brasserie will entice you to come in, and the menu will give you so many wonderful sounding options that it might be difficult to choose a dish. This Parisian cafe's offerings include selections like the Burgundian Escargot wrapped in puff pastry shells with chartreuse-garlic butter and toasted hazelnuts, Maine Lobster bisque and a selection of steaks: filet, grass-fed flat iron, grass-fed NY Strip and double-cut rib eye. The cheese selections include goat, cow, raw cow and raw sheep cheeses, served with walnut mustard, seasonal jam and candied hazelnuts. An extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu ensures that guests will have an appropriate beverage for their memorable meal.




Spago's relocation to the Bellagio gave this well-known restaurant a new look and a new menu, plus a fabulous new view of the hotel's famous dancing fountains. Chefs here make weekly trips to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market to get the ingredients for Puck's signature California dishes. Start off your meal with something like the spicy tuna tartare with sesame miso cones, wasabi, pickled ginger and bonito flakes or a smoked salmon pizza before moving on to saffron risotto with Santa Barbara Spot Prawns, spring onion, zucchini blossom and a shellfish emulsion. Look for dishes like the crispy skin black sea bass with sweet pea puree, confit shallots, snap peas and lemon froth or the seared Alaskan Halibut, rack of lamb or New York steak. Spago serves lunch and dinner, along with offering pre-theater and bar menus.




Ol' Blue Eyes is the inspiration for the Italian restaurant bearing his name at Wynn Las Vegas, and the results would make the legendary performer happy. The inviting space features several pictures of Frank Sinatra, and the menu includes several of his personal favorites, like spaghetti and clams and ossobuco. Other tempting choices include the Lasagna Bolognese and the Branzino, Mediterranean sea bass, fingerling potatoes, haricots verts, tomato, yellow pepper emulsion and salsa verde. Fish, veal, chicken and beef dishes are all prepared with an Italian flair, including the "My Way" Ossobuco made with braised veal osso bucco, risotto Milanese and gremolata. For an even more memorable meal, see if you can get seating on the patio, one of the restaurant's loveliest areas and consistently noted as one of the city's best patio areas.


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Estiatorio Milos features fine Greek food, and that includes incredibly fresh seafood. The seafood is sourced from around the world and prepared flavorfully in a Mediterranean style. Guests will find signature dishes like the grilled octopus, which comes with chickpeas from Santorini, capers, sea fennel and kritamo. The prized Loup de Mer is another Estiatorio Milos signature dish, with the fish cooked in sea salt and finished with extra virgin olive oil and capers. Guests can also enjoy a raw bar or one of the many selections of fish, shellfish or octopus. Lamb and beef are also available. A serene, beautifully designed interior complements the memorable food.




Small plates are the signature item at Julian Serrano's Lago at Bellagio. This Italian restaurant pairs the concept of small plates with delicious Italian fare, demonstrating that many cuisines can be adapted to the small plate approach. The dinner menu features a wide array of tempting dishes to share, like crostinis with delectable flavor combinations; Polpette Di Carne, tomato braised beef meatballs; Fegatini Di Pollo, chicken liver, capers, and pepperoncino--but there are so many more options. Other dishes include a selection of risottos, fish and shellfish, and full-size main courses like Osso Buco and a small Angus beef tenderloin. Diners are treated to a beautifully designed room that includes a view of the Bellagio's fountains dancing just outside the windows, a sure way to make an already incredible meal even more special.


Strip House
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Offering prime cuts of beef charred to perfection, signature side dishes, an extensive wine list and its famed 24-layer Chocolate Cake, Strip House just might be the Strip's most sensual steakhouse. The double entendre name refers to the restaurant's signature cut of steak and to the series of early 1900s Studio Manasse black-and-white nudes on the siren-red walls. While the decor is enough to keep your attention for a while, it's Strip House's savory menu that truly leaves a lasting impression. Nothing disappoints, from the succulent Strip House House-Cured Beef Jerky to the lobster. In addition to standard cuts of beef, this sexy steakhouse's selections include classic cuts for two, like the Porterhouse for Two and the 24-ounce center cut chateaubriand. Other entrees include coriander lime-dusted ahi tuna and crisp organic chicken with a porcini rub, market vegetables and truffle jus.


Wing Lei
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With its refined Chinese cuisine and an elegant, stylish setting, Wing Lei is one of the city's best restaurants. In the first Las Vegas editions of the Michelin Guide (2008, 2009), Wing Lei was recognized with one star, making it the only Chinese restaurant in North America to receive this distinction. In 2013, it was awarded the prestigious Four Stars award from Forbes Travel Guide. Guests can dine on a variety of mouthwatering menu options, including the Imperial Peking Duck, carved tableside. Other delectable dishes include the Wok-Fried Maine Lobster, served with scallions, ginger and a sherry sauce; the Sweet & Sour Pork, served with golden pineapples, onions and heirloom bell peppers; and the Garlic Beef Tenderloin, served with heirloom bell peppers, sugar peas, mushrooms and black pepper sauce.


Picasso
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At the award-winning Picasso, Executive Chef Julian Serrano's menu is inspired by the regional cuisine of France and Spain where Pablo Picasso spent much of his life. Menu choices include courses like poached oysters, big eye tuna tartare, sauteed medallions of deer and roasted Maine lobster. To complement Serrano's impeccable cuisine, the restaurant boasts a wine cellar stocked with more than 1,500 selections from the finest vineyards. Picasso masterpieces as well as a collection of his charming ceramic pieces adorn the dining room, creating a complete Picasso experience. Guests may also enjoy Serrano's renowned fare outdoors while taking in the beauty of the dancing Fountains of Bellagio on Picasso's patio.




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. Look for dishes like roasted bone marrow with rioja-braised shallot marmalade, grilled cheese smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings and chili dusted scallops, with white bean puree, tomatillo pico de gallo and charred jalapeno butter. Other selections include octopus tacos, Mexican street corn ravioli and entrees like oven braised chicken meatballs and house-made cavatelli with spicy Italian sausage, broccolini and cherry tomatoes. Don't forget dessert--a choice like Black Bottomed Butterscotch Pot de Creme or Tiramisu Sundae is the perfect way to finish a meal here.


Joël Robuchon
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If you're looking for a dining experience you'll remember forever, Joel Robuchon should be on your list. This opulent and very expensive restaurant is a destination for many foodies. The restaurant features traditional French cuisine created for a discriminating palate, served in a setting reminiscent of Paris in the 1930s. Guests can enjoy a lavish reception area, elegant main dining room, garden-designed dining room and intimate bar. The tasting menus showcase precise portions of perfect French Nouvelle cuisine, using only the finest meats, seafood and produce available. Dishes like seared scallops in green curry with leeks, truffled langoustine ravioli with simmered green cabbage and frog leg fritter with red miso and Espelette pepper are just some of the mouth-watering dishes guests can expect.


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