Double up your ante during your next Vegas vacation and venture out into this land of dining opulence and fantasy. Envisioning your big city escape should include the following: money signs, extravagant poolside cocktails, and decadent meals from some of the best restaurants in Vegas, where each meal leads to a palate-performing show of its own.
Our Top 5 Las Vegas Restaurants
Chef Bartolotta’s coastal Italian dishes and rustic flavors are the supreme homage to his Sicilian roots. At the ornately decorated two-story Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, guests hide in a sea of richness overlooking a luxurious lagoon with food as divine as the price—the ultimate surefire sign that you have made it to Vegas. Meticulously cured meats, branzino flown in from the Adriatic Sea, fresh truffle, and lasagnettes are only the bare minimum of Chef Bartolotta’s culinary masterpieces. With this attention to detail and the passion for only the freshest and best ingredients, it is no wonder that Chef Bartolotta and his world-class hands prepare a meal that is worth the decadent price. Ask anyone who leaves this ristorante, your experience is elevated exponentially just by entry alone!
At Sage, critically-acclaimed Chef Shawn McClain is the creator of this fine contemporary American cuisine sprinkled with flavors from all around the world—a concept not foreign to Vegas. As a culinary mastermind, Chef McClain is artfully skilled in emphasizing seasonal foods with simple and pure flavors in dishes like the ever popular slow-poached organic farm egg and Wagyu beef tartare. Locals give rave reviews about the oysters and yellowtail at Sage, as well as their carefully selected bread baskets and tasting menus. Sage offers a Signature Tasting Menu, as well as well-crafted items on the Dinner, Lounge, and Desert menus.
A spritz of fantastical French amuse-bouche is nothing short of mandatory in Vegas when dining at Joël Robuchon Restaurant. The recipient of numerous awards – one of which being France’s Chef of the Century by Gault Millau restaurant guide–Chef Robuchon opened his first American restaurant in Vegas with inspirational dishes as romantic as any including French hen with roasted Foie Gras and braised potato au jus for two. Minimal seating surrounded by plush plum velvets, ornate chandeliers, and French Baroque interiors imparts a truly intimate ambiance that is a beautiful escape from the catatonic Vegas masses.
No true Vegas vacationer can deny the bounty found at SW Steakhouse, overlooking the Lake of Dreams at the Wynn Hotel. Although Chef Walzog’s appetizers, poultry, and seafood dishes offer a variety to the menu selection, the charred prime-aged steaks and chops are the true prize. Pair any perfect Chile Rubbed Double Rib-Eye, tender Filet Mignon, or the popular Pepper Crusted Chateaubriand—only the a selection of the entire steak menu—with any of their star-quality à la carte sides—Maryland Blue Crabcake, Sauteed Foie Gras or Bigeye Tuna Cevice and you’ll find your own prize. Stakes are high already, so don’t worry about being bashful in additions. Chef Walzog loves mixing portions by adding Maine Lobster Tails or Smoked Bacon and Shallots to any Porterhouse selection.
Burgers: America’s go-to foodie solution. Who ever thought that burgers would ever be created so artistically? Dubbing one of Bachi Burger’s delights as a “gourmet burger” is an absolute understatement. Clearly, it can only be known as innovation. Chef Lorin Watada—a true culinary creative director—was inspired by these cultural currents to create the ultimate burger menu with a sinful variety of fries, the only burger partner. The locals bet by it that the Bachi fish, shiitake mushroom stuffed patties, and miso burgers are only a few of the items that’d make any herbivore come back for seconds! And with attractive prices, it’s no wonder Bachi Burger is favorite for all.
There are hundreds of restaurants on The Strip, but count so don’t fret over the abundance of restaurants right outside your Bluegreen Club 36™ door!