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Restaurants in Las Vegas

Most of the best restaurants in Las Vegas are to be found within the hotel and casino complexes, and they each fight to sign big names to draw in the crowds. Dining choices are usually overwhelming, even within individual properties, so you should have no problem finding your favourite cuisine.

The restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over $100)
Moderate ($50 to $100)
Cheap (up to $50)

These prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of house wine or equivalent, tax and service.

There is an 8.1% restaurant tax in Las Vegas for both eat-in and takeaway purchases. The tax is normally added to the bill at the time of payment, although some buffets and fast-food chains may incorporate the tax in their prices. Service charges are unusual in Las Vegas (except for parties of eight to 10 or more); it is more usual to leave a 15 to 20% tip.

Expensive

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Cuisine: French

The first and youngest chef ever to win three Michelin stars, Robuchon has been dubbed the 'chef of the century'. This, one of two Robuchon restaurants at the MGM Grand, offers what many critics consider to be the best French food in North America. Sophisticated palates will enjoy an onslaught of flavours, with many ingredients flown in from France. A special dining experience by any standard.

Address: , 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: +1 702 891 7358.
Website: http://www.mgmgrand.com

Twist by Pierre Gagnaire

Cuisine: French

Situated on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is the first U.S. restaurant by world-renowned, three-star Michelin Chef Pierre Gagnaire. The menu infuses the simplicity of classic French cuisine with a modern spin, relying on a pairing of flavours and textures for which Gagnaire is renowned. 300 illuminated globes make the ceiling glow, reflecting the lights of Vegas below.

Address: , 3752 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas,
Telephone: +1 888 881 9367.
Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/fine-dining/twist-by-pierre-gagnaire

barMASA

Cuisine: Modern Japanese

Arguably the best Japanese option in the city, barMASA showcases the culinary talents of chef Masa Takayama. The sushi and sashimi is simply prepared and ultra-fresh – the boast is that the bluefin tuna was swimming in the seas around Japan less than 24 hours before it arrived on your plate. Other dishes are blended in a distinctive splash of Southwestern Latino spice.

Address: , In Aria Hotel, 3730 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89149
Telephone: +1 877 230 2742.
Website: http://www.aria.com/dining/restaurants/barmasa

Moderate

Chart House

Cuisine: Seafood

Part of the Rush Tower development at the Golden Nugget Hotel, Chart House is immediately striking, with its 75,000 gallon aquarium integrated into the interior design. The menu is also predominantly aquatic in nature, with macadamia-crusted mahi and Lobster Francese heading up the signature dishes. The tropical fish floating around among the tables make for a relaxing atmosphere, a world away from the frantic casino downstairs.

Address: , 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: +1 702 386 8364.
Website: http://www.chart-house.com

Gonzalez y Gonzalez

Cuisine: Mexican

With its 'fiesta' atmosphere of candy-filled piñata toys and brightly lit courtyard dining, Gonzalez in the New York-New York Hotel and Casino is probably just as popular for its selection of traditional Mexican drinks as for its food. Typical meals include burritos, enchiladas and tacos (corn or flour tortillas filled with a choice of meat, vegetables and a spicy sauce).

Address: , 3790 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: +1 702 740 6455.
Website: http://www.nynyhotelcasino.com

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

Cuisine: Steak, Seafood

Whether you're looking for succulent filet mignon or a slab of prime ribeye, this place is regarded having the best steaks in town. Located in the iconic Golden Nugget Hotel in the heart of the downtown area, the setting couldn't be better either. Seafood lovers will also drool over the fresh scallops, lobster and crab, although vegetarians might be better off averting their eyes and looking elsewhere.

Address: , Golden Nugget Hotel, 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Telephone: +1 702 386 8399.
Website: http://www.vicandanthonys.com

Cheap

Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas

Cuisine: German

A diverting alternative to the eateries along the Strip, the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas aims to recreate the ambience, food and drink of an authentic Bavarian bierhaus, with live music, imported German beers and a good menu offering everything from giant pretzels and wiener schnitzels to Oktoberfest roast chicken. If you approach the evening in the right spirit – one of fun, principally – it makes for a good choice.

Address: , 4510 Paradise Road, Paradise, NV 89169
Telephone: +1 702 853 2337.
Website: http://www.hofbrauhauslasvegas.com

JJ's Boulangerie

Cuisine: Sandwiches, Pastries

This small, open French-style bakery with terrace seating serves both pastries and freshly made sandwiches. Set on the edge of a Parisian-style promenade, the bakery is a great place to people watch while sipping a cappuccino. There is also an ice cream and confectionery counter featuring various light desserts at the back of the store.

Address: , Paris Las Vegas, 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, NV 89109
Telephone: +1 702 946 7000.
Website: http://www.caesars.com/paris-las-vegas/restaurants/jjs-boulangerie

P F Chang’s

Cuisine: Chinese

A cheap and cheerful Chinese bistro at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, P F Chang's offers a strong range of signature dishes (oolong-marinated sea bass and Mongolian beef among them) alongside a good drinks list. For the price, it's a decent option.

Address: , Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Telephone: +1 702 836 0955.
Website: http://www.planethollywoodresort.com

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MGM Grand Hotel and Casino

An inventory of over 5,000 rooms makes the MGM Grand one of the big players in terms of volume, but they've done their best to retain some character. Black-and-white movie photos adorn the guest rooms, and the art deco furniture also helps. Joël Robuchon, Michael Mina and Tom Colicchio add their names to the top-class dining rooms. The casino is gigantic, with Cirque du Soleil among the entertainment options.

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Located in Henderson, a short drive outside of Las Vegas, Green Valley Ranch Resort puts the focus on pampering and provides a break from the pace of The Strip. The resort is a rambling Mediterranean hacienda and houses eight restaurants, a cinema and a European-inspired intimate casino. The main buildings open onto the pool area with a small sand beach and private lounging beds in a more modern European setting.

Palms Casino Resort

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