From celebrity chef venues to foodie favorites, Las Vegas has become an unrivaled epicurean epicenter for travelers from around the world. Last year was a big culinary year for the city as it welcomed new restaurants from renowned chefs including Alain Ducasse, Michael Mina and Julian Serrano, and witnessed the growing trend of guests choosing to spend their Vegas nights in lounges opposed to wild nightclubs. Las Vegas continues to prove itself as one of the most booming culinary hotspots in the world, read below for a highlight of these offerings.

  • Discover Vegas’ Newest Hot Spots: From farm-to-table concepts to transformative dining experiences, several restaurants recently debuted on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Exquisite French comfort food – from a phenomenal roast chicken to pastry-wrapped escargot – at ARIA’s James Beard-nominated BARDOT Brasserie by Michael Mina will transport diners to a café in the heart of Paris. Those looking for a fresh take on food should head to Bellagio’s Harvest by Roy Ellamar where the menu features local agriculture and sustainable ingredients in its inventive, seasonally evolving menu. Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and a 180-degree view of The Strip, Delano’s Rivea by Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse spotlights fresh Mediterranean flavors and innovative presentations, including Ducasse’s signature Citrus Marinated Seabream. The shareable plates at Lago by Julian Serrano invite guests to sample the tastes of Italy while enjoying an unparalleled view of the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. At ARIA’s Carbone, the famed Italian-American sensation from New York, guests can feast upon the Spaghetti Julian, an exclusive dish named for renowned American painter Julian Schnabel, whose work is displayed in the restaurant.


  • Lounge Around: Whether guests are beginning their night on the town or ending it, Vegas has a cocktail lounge to suit all imbibing preferences. For drinks with a view, head to Skyfall Lounge at Delano, where the Climbin’ High cocktail, featuring Champagne Alain Ducasse, complements the unsurpassed view of the Strip’s sparkling landscape. At Vdara’s VICE VERSA, patrons can sip a Sunset in Moscow, a riff on the classic Moscow Mule with Belvedere grapefruit vodka, while relaxing near the outdoor fire pits or socializing inside the chic lounge. The intimate ALIBI Ultra Lounge offers a luxurious escape in the heart of ARIA’s casino, ideal for any rendezvous.


  • Experience the New Classics: While in Vegas, travelers must experience the beloved restaurants that set the foundation for Las Vegas as a foodie destination. From the moment it opened, Le Cirque defined the Bellagio experience and changed the perception of Las Vegas dining through its bold Italian and French cuisine, including the signature Filet de Loup de Mer. The celebrated L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand is home to La Caille, a caramelized quail stuffed with foie gras, and an impressive view into the kitchen to marvel as elite chefs execute the finest in French culinary techniques. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy the four-story wine tower at Mandalay Bay’s Aureole, where Wine Angels gracefully ascend to retrieve the bottles. A Vegas favorite for foodies, Shawn McClain’s Sage at ARIA is acclaimed for its Foie Gras Custard Brûleé, a savory and sweet delicacy served with a salted brioche bun.


  • Savor Behind-the-Scenes: In addition to incredible dining options, Las Vegas offers ways for foodies to understand the magic behind the craft. Creating a personalized restaurant experience with the indulgence of a buffet, Executive Chef Edmund Wong’s culinary team treats guests to exclusive dishes and tableside service at the Chef’s Table at Bellagio Buffet.