Las Vegas is a city defined by its casino and entertainment scene, including its Cirque Du Soleil productions, but it’s fast becoming a credible destination for fanatical foodies. Many of people visit Vegas for the gaming, but this city has inspired the evolution of online casinos delivering the same glitz and glamor as those on the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard “Strip”. As Vegas undergoes something of an identity shift, this city now enjoys an increasingly diverse and exquisite dining scene, ranging from fun and innovative casual eateries to world-class fine dining experiences.
If you’re someone who lives and breathes for delicious food and unforgettable dining atmospheres, the six following eateries should rank near the top of your dining bucket list whenever you happen to be in the “Sin City” area.
Bacchanal Buffet, Caesars Palace
The untimely closure of the Sterling Brunch buffet means the Bacchanal Buffet now stands alone as the number-one buffet destination on the Las Vegas Strip. Located within Caesars Palace, this place offers an epic feast, regardless of whether you head there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s no less than nine show kitchens on-site, with a diverse selection of cuisines. The most popular dishes include the melt-in-the-mouth meats, as well as the snow crab legs and claws.
Time your brunch right and get there just before the crab brunch sitting. You’ll save yourself $15 a head and get to sample the deliciously rich seafood for a cheaper price. Overlapping meal sittings is one of the top tips to get the most out of Las Vegas, especially if you want the quintessential Las Vegas buffet dining experience.
Joël Robuchon, MGM Grand
Situated in the iconic MGM Grand, this place is a culinary gem, guaranteeing a luxurious and decadent dining experience. The restaurant, overseen by iconic French chef, Robuchon, is one of a select group of restaurants in Las Vegas to hold a three-star Michelin rating.
Guests to this eatery can indulge in a multi-course tasting menu, featuring meticulously crafted dishes, showcasing only the finest ingredients. The elegant setting, married with the impeccable service, makes this one of the true showstoppers on the Vegas dining circuit.
Le Cirque, Bellagio
Le Cirque is a regular AAA Five Diamond Award-winner. Famed for its opulent French cuisine, this is another intimate and delectable dining experience, overlooking the magnificent Bellagio fountains. The restaurant’s interior is expertly designed by Adam D. Tihany, while the magnificent menu and ample wine list are guaranteed to tempt the taste buds.
Some of the many highlights on Le Cirque’s menu include the Ossetra Caviar, which is served with cauliflower and a buckwheat nori crisp. The Hawaiian Kampachi is another standout candidate, with its explosion of colour a refreshing delight.
Top of the World, The Strat
If it’s scenery you’re after from a dining experience in Las Vegas, look no further than the Top of the World restaurant. Sitting at the top of The Strat, formerly known as the Stratosphere, at the north end of the Strip, you’ll get magnificent panoramic views of Las Vegas from up here.
The entire restaurant boasts a revolving floor, so you’ll enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and the surrounding desert. This is a great place to enjoy a steak or some fresh seafood, complemented by a range of seasonal ingredients.
The Peppermill Restaurant and Lounge
Ever wondered what it was like to dine out in Las Vegas in the 1970s? The neon-lit Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge is a veritable relic, dating back to December 26 1972. It offers hearty meals and a cool dining atmosphere, characterized by plenty of unique drinks. it’s a fun place to kick back with some good food and company.
The Peppermill is centrally located on Las Vegas Boulevard, in close proximity to the Wynn and Resorts World, so it’s a relatively short taxi ride from any Strip resort.
Blackout Dining in the Dark
Situated just off the Las Vegas Strip near the Rio Hotel & Casino, you’ll find a very unique dining experience. BLACKOUT: Dining in the Dark has been consistently voted one of the best places for foodies to visit in Sin City, delivering meals that stir the senses.
That’s largely because you’ll be dining in the pitch black. You’ll have a seven-course prix-fixe meal that’s plant-based. Each course is designed to deliver a cacophony of flavors and if the reviews and award wins are anything to go by, it doesn’t disappoint.