Best Vegas Strip Restaurants

  1. Aureole at Mandalay Bay is the epicenter of wine on the Las Vegas Strip. The delicious cuisine on an ever-changing menu designed by notable chefs is almost an after-thought to the focus placed on one of the most impressive wine lists you will find anywhere. The wine service experience is magical as well, because in the middle of the restaurant is a 42 foot tall glass and steel tower holding 10,000 bottles of wine. This marvelous wine tower is scaled by beautiful angels who use a sophisticated cable-and-pulley system to fly up and down the sides to retrieve your selected wine.
  2. Le Cirque is an Italian dining with a touch of French. The Le Cirque experience at the Bellagio combines a light circus theme to the restaurant's walls with huge windows that look straight at the magnificent Bellagio fountains. The casual dining is open for lunch and dinner and will typically cost you about $30. Try the Tuscan soup, it won't disappoint.
  3. Spago combines Italian's favorite pastimes, people watching, eating and good red wine. Located in the Caesar's Palace shopping mall, Spago's signature meatloaf dish is seemingly a major attraction for the casino. Enjoy a large selection of California wines with your seafood dish or pasta dish, or get the seafood pasta combination dish and enjoy a healthy portion of scallops, shrimp and mussels. Spago is in high demand, so pricier meals and large crowds should be expected. 
  4. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire is the French dining experience for those wanting the absolute best in French dining. With only 60 seats, the intimate setting on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in CityCenter has illuminated pearls dangling from the ceiling and 20 foot high walls that overlook the action on the Vegas Strip. Twist is the French cuisine pioneer Pierre Gagnaire first restaurant in the United States and he sure dazzles in his debut.   
  5. Emeril's New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand is superstar chef Emeril Lagasse finest restaurant. The popular oyster bar is a big favorite, or sit down and enjoy peel-and-eat shrimp, gumbo, crayfish and southern cooked fish dishes that will surely make you want to come back again in the near future. As the seafood mecca of Las Vegas, Emeril's is usually crowded so plan ahead.
  6. Picasso is a dining experience that is impossible to match. The combination of the great cooking by famed Spanish-born chef Julian Serrano (who actually works in the kitchen) with over $50 million worth of authentic Picasso paintings that adorn the walls makes the experience at this Bellagio restaurant an absolute delight. Throw in a fantastic view of the Bellagio Fountains and this masterpiece just gets better and better with age.
  7. Aqua is another exciting Bellagio dining destination with mouth-watering dishes that are quite sophisticated. Go for the five course tasting menu and you will have plenty of time to soak up the ambiance and enjoy that fine wine.
  8. Valentino at the Venetian is one of the Strip's favorite places for wine aficionados. With 24,000 bottles of wine that line the walls of the restaurant. Where seafood meets Italian, Valentino puts on an appealing menu to compliment the Italian decorated dining room.
  9. Nobu is replication of the popular Italian restaurant in Tri-beca, a trendy area of Manhattan, New York. In the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, award winning chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa's sixteen seat sushi bar is always in high demand. The worldly restaurant seats over 150 people and the walls, decor and excellent service make Nobu a really awesome place to dine.
  10. Chinois at the Forum Shops is a Wolgang Puck created masterpiece. Awesome beef with broccoli, exquisite noodle dishes and some of the best sushi in Vegas makes Chinois a number one priority for anyone looking to get a great meal at a fair price. A slight drawback is that the location in the mall means mall traffic noise should be expected.