Las Vegas is one of the most popular tourist destinations for adults. It’s not nicknamed “Disney World for Adults” for no reason, with its plethora of gaming and entertainment options guaranteed to set the pulses racing.
Although this corner of the Nevada desert remains the world’s number-one traditional gambling hub, the city has rapidly diversified, bringing new, exotic experiences to visitors.
Las Vegas is now one of the hottest cities on the planet for fine dining, some of the world’s best chefs and restaurant chains have set up shop in Sin City. If you’re fanatical about your food, the chances are you’ll appreciate the finer things in life at the dinner table.
For those big on flavour and passionate about quality over quantity on your plates, check out this culinary quartet of go-to Vegas hideaways with highly coveted Michelin stars.
1. Wing Lei
If you have a taste for Asian cuisine, look no further than Wing Lei. This masterful eatery became the first Chinese restaurant in the US to achieve a Michelin star, and it’s also a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star winner. It specializes in a host of Szechuan, Cantonese, and Shanghai dishes. The most extravagant morsel is the Imperial Peking duck, carved and shredded tableside for the ultimate awe.
It’s the least you would expect from a high-end restaurant in the luxurious Wynn Las Vegas Resort & Casino. This impressive resort is north of the Las Vegas Strip and is part of the Wynn Resorts brand established by entrepreneur Steve Wynn.
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2. Joël Robuchon
If it’s dining perfection you’re after, look no further than Robuchon’s magnificent restaurant in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. This is the only eatery in Las Vegas to secure Michelin’s top rating of three stars. Named after the late chef, this intimate yet exquisite restaurant offers French cuisine you’ve never seen outside of France.
The interior décor is classy and plush, inspired by the Art Deco French townhouses of yesteryear. You’ll dine under opulent crystal chandeliers, with marbled floors lining the restaurant throughout. Private dining experiences are also offered for extra-special occasions, with the ability to cater for reservations of seven or greater.
3. Restaurant Guy Savoy
Situated within the iconic Caesars Palace, the double Michelin-starred Restaurant Guy Savoy is another specializing in fine French dining. The menu is brimming with iconic Savoy dishes, with a ‘group dining’ menu and a standard main menu offered to guests.
Some signature meals you will encounter here include the ‘Colors of Caviar’, a sumptuous octopus terrine, and Savoy’s classic artichoke and black truffle soup.
If you’re particularly interested in the cooking process, you may wish to consider booking the Krug Chef’s Table service. Open for up to six guests, this table gives you the best seat in the house to watch the masters at work, with a ten-course tasting menu accompanied by a string of Krug champagnes.
Overlooking the Bellagio fountains, Las Vegas has no more romantic a dining setting than the two-star Michelin restaurant of Picasso. Yet another French-inspired restaurant, Picasso is led by Executive Chef Julian Serrano, who expertly fuses French and Spanish cuisines with aplomb.
Dining on the outdoor terrace is a breathtaking experience, with the fountains and light shows providing the perfect backdrop for your evening.
Some of the delicious signature dishes at Picasso include the sauteed black bass fillet, roasted pigeon, and the melt-in-the-mouth Maine lobster poached in plenty of butter. Wine lovers will be in their element at Picasso, its private cellar contains a choice of 1,500 bottles, with something for all pallets on offer here.
Other notable mentions for fine dining in Vegas include Le Cirque – also in Bellagio – the unique Japanese restaurant, Nobu, and DJT – the signature restaurant of the Trump International Hotel.