17 Sep Las Vegas Nightlife Guide: Best Restaurants in Vegas
When visiting Las Vegas, one of the greatest parts is the abundance of amazing restaurants and food, but which ones are a must-have during your trip? Let Food Tours of America be your guide. We’ve got the insider information on the best places to enjoy unique and delicious foods from celebrity chef driven restaurants to those that are off the beaten path. Read on to discover some of our favorites and let the foodie adventure begin!
This hidden gem in the Las Vegas neighborhood known as Chinatown has no sign outside. But once you find the antique wooden door, open it up to a casual café and bakery, with décor inspired by Korea in the 1920s. Gäbi Coffee and Bakery serves specialty coffee, along with delicious sandwiches and lovely desserts, such as Lychee Rose Cake and Coffee Tiramisu.
The glass atrium standing in the middle of the café is where the magic happens – where the staff roasts coffee beans and desserts are baked.
You can find Gäbi Coffee and Bakery at 5808 Spring Mountain RD. STE 104, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Look for the secret door and don’t miss this sweet treat!
The Venetian also houses the famous St. Mark’s Square, which is home to Mercato Della Pescheria – an authentic Italian and seafood restaurant. Here you will find an open kitchen preparing fresh, all-natural ingredients and serving scrumptious seafood and meats, along with homemade pastas. Pair your meal with a perfect glass of wine from The Wine Cellar.
We recommend the traditional Italian favorite – Spaghetti and Meatballs. Delicious homemade spaghetti with classic pork and beef meatballs, braised in a roasted tomato sauce. It’s a flavor you won’t soon forget! And don’t pass on the Tiramisu. Prepared tableside with ladyfingers, espresso, freshly whipped mascarpone, then showered with Belgian dark chocolate. Divine!
Las Vegas is the home to many celebrity chef-driven restaurants. One such location was started by Thomas Keller. The French inspired Bouchon Bakery opened in 2006, offering bakery delights such as croissants, muffins and coffee cakes, along with tarts, cookies and other delicious treats. Guests looking for a light meal can indulge in the fresh artisanal breads, sandwiches, soups, house made salads, and quiche.
We highly recommend Bouchon Bakery for a variety of tasty, freshly baked items. You’ll find the bakery at The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip.
Appropriately located on Paradise Road off the Las Vegas Strip, Fries N’ Pies offers a new take on both pizza and poutine. Fry selection for building your poutine includes French and sweet potato, as well as roasted cauliflower. Want your poutine with fries on the next level of delicious? Ask for the duck fat French fries! Even the pizza gives you the ability to opt for something out of the ordinary with a broccoli crust available.
Fries N’ Pies has an expansive menu for building the perfect pizza or poutine. Selections include: Margherita, Chicken Parm, Pesto White, and Barbeque Chicken, amongst several other options that are sure to tickle your taste buds. Each pizza and poutine recipe pairs up with a complimenting homemade sauce for drizzling or dipping. This is a taste your stomach will thank you for!
Thrill your taste buds with a Japanese-inspired burger in the Chinatown area of Las Vegas. Formerly only available on their food truck, Fükü Burger now has a permanent location at 3429 S. Jones Blvd. and the burgers are something out of this world! They were voted Best Burger in Las Vegas and live up to the title with appetizing creations of tastiness.
Ask for the namesake Fukuburger – also known as the “Lucky” burger. You’ll be delighted with an all-beef patty topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, finished with wasabi mayo and Fuku sauce. Complete your meal with the Jazz Fries; a yummy bed of crispy garlic salt fries with brown gravy and crack sauce. Trust us. It’s like a party in your mouth!
If you’re looking for a great place to eat and live entertainment to go with your meal, look no further! Freedom Beat, located in the Downtown Grand Hotel, has the perfect combination of delicious food and musical performances. With an eclectic, all-American menu created by Hell’s Kitchen Season 12 Champion, Chef Scott Commings, Freedom Beat hits the target when it comes to feeding the flame.
There’s something for everyone! Try the Cast Iron Chicken Pot Pie baked in a flaky pastry crust with slow cooked chicken, vegetables and potatoes in a thick chicken gravy. You can thank us later. If you are a fan of breakfast, the Texas French Toast is the way to go. Thick cut Texas toast in a sweet egg batter, served with maple caramel sauce, walnuts and fresh whipped cream. Mouth-watering!
We can’t talk about food in Las Vegas without talking about where to find the most delicious, juicy steak. CUT, by world renowned chef Wolfgang Puck, is located at The Palazzo. Offering only the finest selections of beef, the restaurant is loved by locals and tourists alike. If you’re steak connoisseur, your eyes will dazzle as you peruse the menu.
Start the meal off with the Kumamoto Oysters, served with a champagne mignonette that is unbelievable. Our entrée pick is the Tasting of New York Sirloin. With a 4-ounce cut of American Wagyu, a 4-ounce cut of dry aged USDA Prime sirloin, and the star of the show – a 2-ounce cut of Japanese Wagyu, it’s the perfect steak adventure. Add the Sautéed Baby Spinach and Cavatappi Pasta “Mac & Cheese.” You’ll be so glad you did!
If you love donuts as much as we do, this is the place to be! The Donut Bar from Chef Santiago Campa specializes in sugary treats, of the gourmet donut variety. Flavors range from the famous “Homer’s Donut” to a French Toast donut to a Crème Brulee donut. Don’t want to go into pure sugar shock? Try the Monte Cristo – Black Forest ham, Emmanthaler Swiss cheese and American cheese, along with a house-made raspberry cranberry compote stuffed in a donut.
We love everything about this place and know you will too. Now that you know where to get your sugar fix while visiting Vegas, which donut will you choose?
Looking for the perfect combination of sweet and savory delights? Try a food tour! Food Tours of America offers several tour options including the Vintage Vegas Downtown Foodie Tour, where you will visit Las Vegas landmarks such as Container Park and the Mob Museum’s underground speakeasy, amongst tastings at some of downtown’s most delicious restaurants. For those who prefer to stay on the strip, try the Las Vegas Strip Foodie Walk, during which you will enjoy tastings from celebrity chef restaurants and receive VIP treatment with unlimited tastings and even a purchase discount at our artisan food shops, all while soaking up some Las Vegas history. Have a sweet tooth? Then the Sweet on the Strip Dessert Tour is the one for you! Try “Cake Boss” Celebrity Chef Buddy V’s Cannoli and a Nutella Sundae, made with Nutella ice cream, a Nutella hazelnut brownie, and Cracker Jacks. These decadent desserts and more – all while learning about Vegas’ incredible hotels and casinos? Wow!