Las Vegas is a fantastic city to visit for many reasons. Located in the Nevada Desert, most people who head to this city do so to enjoy the world-famous casinos. Other reasons people choose a vacation to this destination included visiting local landmarks, such as the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, to enjoy the exciting nightlife and entertainment, to try some adrenaline-inducing activities in the surrounding desert, or to spend their days shopping in the vast malls and retail areas. Another reason people head for Vegas, as it is commonly known, is to get married in one of the famous chapels. Regardless of your reasons for visiting that exciting and diverse city, you will need places to eat out while you are there. Fortunately, there is a fantastic choice of cafes, bars, and restaurants to suit all occasions, budgets, and personal preferences. There are restaurants serving examples of cuisine from all four corners of the globe and you can choose cheap establishments for a casual lunch or expensive restaurants for a fine dining experience. Here are 20 of the top-rated restaurants in Las Vegas.
Capo’s Speakeasy is a fun place to visit from the moment you arrive as this is when the gangster experience begins. You arrive through a hole in the wall and a gangster asks for a password before you enter, and any password is accepted. The décor is atmospheric with low lighting, intimate booths, and decorative chandeliers. This restaurant serves predominantly Italian fare and the large menu is reasonably priced. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. The customer service is great with servers encouraging you to have fun while also being helpful regarding tour menu choices. There is live entertainment which fits in with the speakeasy theme. Overall, this is a fun experience for all the family.
Texas de Brazil
Feeling hungry? Then the Texas de Brazil is the restaurant for you. This Brazilian restaurant offers diners all they can eat and the meat is carved tableside. The salad bar means you can fill up your plate without consuming too many calories and is a delightful accompaniment to a steak. The meat served is of the highest quality and diners are offered a choice of steak, pork or chicken. You can even eat all three if you are feeling hungry enough. Diners who have reviewed this restaurant say that it is great value for money and the customer service is second to none. It is a fantastic place to eat for all the family.
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina
If Mexican is your cuisine of choice, then head to Juan’s Flaming Fajita’s & Cantina as this is the top-rated Mexican joint in Las Vegas. This moderately priced venue also serves Spanish, Latin, Southwestern, and vegan dishes. This relaxed restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner and has a wide array of options regardless of the time you dine. It is particularly famous for its delicious fajitas and dips. It is praised for its portion sizes and the friendly customer service. Another bonus is that the tortillas are freshly made.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
One of the top traditional steakhouses in Las Vegas is Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. As the name suggests, they specialize in serving perfectly cooked steak and seafood. While it is more expensive than many of its competitors in the city, the quality of the food is outstanding. Eating here is a real treat and you can expect your meat or fish cooked to perfection exactly as you have requested. Former diners also highly recommend choosing one of the crab options while eating at this venue. As it is such a popular establishment, it makes sense to book in advance, especially if you are dining with a larger party. The décor of this restaurant is warm, inviting, and stylish.
EATT Gourmet Bistro
EATT Gourmet Bistro is best-known for its hip style and for serving small plates and quick bites. Guests have described the dishes served as delicious works of art. This restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. In addition to the regular menu, there is also a five-course tasting menu available. The concept of the menu is to serve healthy meals in a gourmet style that are adapted in accordance with the seasonal ingredients available. It is a fantastic place for people to eat if they have special dietary requirements as the menu lists which foods are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and organic. Special menus are offered throughout the year for events. The staff at EATT Gourmet Bistro are very helpful and can guide guests through the ingredients used to ensure they make the best dining choice.
John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill
John Mull’s Meats & Road Kill Grill is a meat lover’s fantasy. This is both a market and a restaurant that specializes in BBQ and smoked meats. There are all the usual meats you would expect, such as beef, pork and chicken, plus some more unusual items, including goat and offal. In addition to the meat, there also fish options on the menu for those who prefer seafood. This restaurant is located on Thom Boulevard and has been described by diners as having a backyard feel to it. This means it has a rather informal vibe that makes it a fantastic choice for casual dining. The portion sizes are generous, and the prices are reasonable. This restaurant once featured on the Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives’.
Fat Boy Restaurant
For casual dining, Fat Boy Restaurant is one of the top choices in Las Vegas, according to both diners and food critics. As the name suggests, it is not the place to visit while on a diet. They specialize in hearty food, such as homemade burgers, pizzas, and traditional American fare. In terms of cost, this is one of the cheapest restaurants of its kind in the city, but this does not mean they have sacrificed the quality of their food to serve diners with low-cost grub. In fact, if the reviews of diners are to be believed, the opposite is true. As well as the good portion sizes and the quality of the meals, the friendly staff have also received praise from customers.
Sparrow + Wolf
Sparrow + Wolf is located on Spring Mountain Road, Chinatown. It is a modern eatery with a stylish interior that creates a relaxed atmosphere in which diners can enjoy their meals. The restaurant is run by chef Brian Howard and he creates upscale meals using old-world techniques, such as live-fire cooking. His dishes are an eclectic mix of traditional American fare combined with the imaginative use of international flavors. Many dishes are American-Asian fusion foods that are presented in an attractive manner. Despite the quality and creativity of the meals, this restaurant is not as expensive as you would think and is an affordable treat for while you are in Las Vegas.
Hobak Korean BBQ
This restaurant brings the delights of Korean street-food into a modern setting. This is a lively restaurant making it the perfect option for larger parties and those who are ending a night out. The servers are especially helpful to those who are novices when it comes to Korean cuisine and can guide them through the dining options. You choose which meat or fish you want and then the staff bring it to your tableside and cook it to your tastes right in front of you. Visitors to this restaurant have also commented on the clean and welcoming atmosphere and the complimentary soup and dessert. After you have enjoyed your meal at Hobak Korean BBQ, you might like to visit the bar and sample one of their fun cocktails. This restaurant has built up a reputation as much for its delicious cocktails as for the food they serve.
Finding somewhere to enjoy an excellent breakfast and lunch while in Las Vegas is just as important as finding great places to eat in the evenings. With this in mind, you might like to check out Omelet House. Located on Charleston Boulevard, this family-friendly restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner and is open daily from 7am to 3pm. They offer a wide selection of breakfast and lunch options, and diners report that the portions are great and the quality of the food is excellent. This daytime restaurant is also well-known for its excellent level of customer service and for offering free refills of coffee while their guests dine. The restaurant is warm, welcoming, and immaculately tidy.
Sushi lovers will adore this restaurant as it specializes in sushi and seafood with Asian flavors. Located in the Spring Valley district of Las Vegas, it is worth taking a trip away from the main strip of restaurants to try out this food. The Asian-influenced menu features a daily oyster selection and small tasting plates sushi tasting plates alongside traditional Japanese sushi. Seafood is not the only option on this creative Asian menu as diners can also choose dishes such as the Korean spicy wings and other meat options. This restaurant also has a fantastic cocktail selection to enjoy alongside or after your meal. Diners report that this restaurant has a great vibe and friendly staff.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
For many people, the ideal dining out experience consists of a perfectly cooked juicy steak and a glass of wine in pleasant surroundings. If this sounds like a top dining experience to you, then Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is a great choice for you. They specialize in prime steaks, seafood, and fine wines. This is an upscale restaurant with a pianist playing music in the background. Despite being upscale, there is a relaxed ambiance to this place. One item from the menu that many of the diners who have eaten here have particularly commented on the delicious crab cakes. So, perhaps this is something you might like to try if this is your restaurant of choice. This hip restaurant is located on Paradise road and is only open in the evenings. It offers happy hour drinks and meals.
Arawan Thai Bistro
From the exterior, this restaurant looks simple and unappealing. However, once you step inside the ambience is completely different to what you would expect from first impressions. The interior décor is contemporary and creates a relaxed dining atmosphere. The menu is varied with dishes freshly prepared and there are wide options for meat-lovers, fish fans, and vegetarians alike. Each visitor has their own favorite from the vast menu. Although the meals a traditional Thai, they are served in an upscale way and are prepared freshly using only the best ingredients. Another aspect of eating here that diners enjoy is the friendly customer service. Although the food is delightful, this is not the only reason to visit this restaurant. They also have an extensive drinks menu including wines, beers, and specialty hot teas to enjoy with your meals.
This restaurant has an old-school style but serves upscale continental dishes. Hugo’s Cellar is located in the Four Queens Hotel-Casino on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The interior of this venue perfectly captures the gourmet room style of Las Vegas and is a smart-casual type of establishment. Servers deliver a table-side salad bar for you to enjoy during your meal and each lady is presented with a rose on arrival. The ambiance is perfect for enjoying a relaxed yet top-quality meal. They specialize in Premium Black Angus beef dishes and seafood. Both the quality of the food and the excellent standard of service have been commented on by former diners of this restaurant. This restaurant is only open for evening meals.
For vegetarians, this is possibly the top venue in Las Vegas. Even meat lovers admire the creativity of the vegetarian food served in this restaurant. The vegetarian menu consists of dishes inspired by cuisine from right across the globe and varies from delicious vegetarian burgers to scrumptious African-influenced stews. The style of cooking reflects street food with a contemporary twist and most of the menu is gluten-free. Despite the lack of meat on the menu, the food is flavorsome and filling. The restaurant is attractive from the exterior and has the feeling of sitting in a tropical greenhouse once inside with leafy decorations throughout. The vibe is casual and the staff are friendly. Another reason people enjoy eating here is the very reasonable price of the food. It says a lot when people who generally prefer a juicy steak even recommend eating at a vegan restaurant like this.
Written by Garrett Parker
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