The Best Restaurants for Group Dining in Las Vegas
Celebrate the holiday season with friends, family, and lots of food.
One of the best parts of the holiday season is reuniting with loved ones around a festive dinner table. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve are all on the horizon and you know what that means: an opportunity (or obligation?) to gather friends and family around the table for a great meal. Do you really want to do the cooking? Of course not. So get familiar with the best new restaurants in town, iconic, only-in-Vegas dining experiences, and if you've got more than a few people to feed, the following top options for large parties. Come one, come all, and come hungry.
Jack Binion's Steak
Bally's is rebranding itself as the Horseshoe and introducing a new wave of restaurants in the process. Jack Binion's Steak has already drawn large crowds during the World Series of Poker and is gearing up for a busy run during the holidays with a spacious dining room and a steakhouse selection that covers all the bases. The 28-day dry-aged cuts pair nicely with fun stuff like potato puffs with crispy sage and drizzled maple butter, or fried mozzarella pulled in house. The thick-cut Newskie bacon appetizer is a holdover from when the restaurant was previously known as BLT Steak. Choose between three group menus for large parties or ask about a custom menu based on preferences. Private rooms can serve dinner for up to 30 people. The restaurant can also seat parties of at least 50 people in their own section of the main dining room.
How to book: Lock down a reservation via OpenTable. Parties of 14 or more should call 866-733-5827 or fill out an online form.
The restaurant formerly known as Spiedini Ristorante, which closed during the pandemic, is back open and totally reimaged with a new name, menu, and dining room featuring a bright, spacious feel and hand-painted mural above a busy open kitchen. Chef Paula Smagacz puts a welcome spin on classic favorites with hand-tossed pizzas and an eight-hour Braised Bone-In Short Rib among the highlights. A private dining room in the back can accommodate large groups with seven tables and four televisions (with a dedicated audio system). Ask about a custom buffet for special occasions with hefty servings of lasagna, rigatoni, and more. The private dining room even has its own entrance, parking, and arched windows to view the trees and waterfalls outside.
How to book: Book a reservation via OpenTable. Call 702-869-7790 for large-party reservations and special requests.
Instead of competing directly with the best steakhouses in Las Vegas, Nusr-Et seems more interested in being a flashy, funky alternative with tableside presentations (some to enhance your meal, others to enhance your food photos) and the presence of meme-favorite "Salt Bae" (or as he's known on his drivers license, Nusret Gökçe), front and center. Steaks, generally billed as "Wagyu," are rolled on forks as Meat Spaghetti, and stacked with crispy potatoes and avocado cream as surprisingly good Meat Sushi. It's all served in a dining room with lots of space for large parties, especially the second level with a terrace overlooking the T-Mobile Arena and an outdoor patio along The Park outdoor promenade. The prices aren't cheap, but there's a reason your company has an expense account, right?
How to book: Book a table via OpenTable or call 702-623-0664.
Via Brasil Steakhouse
Skip the Brazilian steakhouse chains and go with Via Brasil, a Vegas original that takes the quality of its ingredients seriously. The format is perfect for large groups with a variety of meats and seafood carved tableside in individual portions. The options are nonstop, from ribeye, filet, and tri-tip to salmon, sausage, and even chicken hearts. Salads and sides are available as a buffet. Via Brasil has a few options for large parties, including three private or semi-private rooms and full restaurant buyouts.
How to book: Book a reservation on the Via Brasil website. Call 702-804-1400 to inquire about group rates, private parties, or even shuttle buses to bring guests to the restaurant.
The X Pot
Not only has the X Pot turned hot pots into a fine dining experience, it may have the most impressive private dining room in Las Vegas, redefining dinner-and-a-show with Spectrum projection "5D" mapping, producing designs that cover the walls, tables, and even the glassware. The experience can be customized with personal photos or company logos—a huge plus for a town driven by trade show business. The room requires a minimum of eight guests, but can handle up to 24. The tasting menu is an experience all by itself, ranging from a delicate Beef Tartare and Roast Duck (stuffed in a pastry shaped like a black swan) to your choice of flavorful soups. The main cuts of meat are all A5 Wagyu. The main dining room holds up to 200 people with another 60 at the bar, which can be booked by itself for buyouts.
How to book: Book a reservation online for the main dining room or Spectrum 5D dining. Email the restaurant for further questions.
This Italian restaurant is tailor-made for large parties with overloaded portion sizes of lasagna, chicken parm, and other classics that lend well to family-style sharing. Carmine's has an expansive dining room that covers two levels, but if you're booking a large party, request the Piccolo room (up to 30 guests), Rotondo room (84 guests), or the massive Ritrovo Room, which can accommodate 260 seated guests. However, the best spot may be the Terrazza, which has room for 50-60 guests and a private balcony overlooking the Strip.
How to book: Explore private party options online.
Distill is a local chain with spots throughout the valley, but the one on Rainbow and the 215 is best suited for larger parties. The bar and restaurant has a bright, open upstairs event space and covered outdoor terrace for groups of up to 100 people. Customize the meal with passed hors d'oeuvres, live cooking, and carving stations. Add even more fun with a DJ, dance floor, or photo booth. The catering menu has a wide variety of dishes with Braised Beef Tips, Filet Marsala, Huli Huli Chicken, and Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb among the top picks.
How to book: Call 702-307-8362.
Mon Ami Gabi
The most coveted seats at Mon Ami Gabi are on the Stripside patio with views of the Bellagio fountains to fully enjoy the Escargot, Steak Frites, and Chicken Grand-Mére. However, there's extra space for larger parties in the main dining room, which has vintage charm to match the classic Parisian decor. Overall, the restaurant can handle parties of up to 250 people who can still soak in those views with a glass-enclosed pavilion that opens up to the patio.
How to book: Call 702-944-4224 or inquire about event dining online.
Cornish Pasty Co.
The no-frills dining room has the feel of a British pub with lots of room and church pew benches for friends and family to gather around long tables. The restaurant does one signature dish and does it well: pasties (or stuffed, baked, savory pastries) that come in dozens of scratch-made recipes. The format makes it easy for everyone to order without much fuss. The Cornish Pasty doesn't do big event dining, but is a great option for casual groups looking for food in an easy atmosphere.
How to book: Call 702-862-4538 to book a reservation.
You may have relatives in town with one thing on their mind: crossing a buffet off their Las Vegas bucket list. We understand the appeal. Buffets are great choices for holiday meals with unlimited portions of traditional dishes. So give the extravagant Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace a shot. It looks brand new after a 2021 remodel and has a semi-secluded private dining room for large parties. But the place is so big, you'll be able to sit almost anywhere by making a reservation in advance.
How to book: Reservations are available on OpenTable. Call 866-733-5827 to book groups of 14 or more.
This long-running Vegas favorite has six dining rooms and two bar areas for serving Osso Buco, Pat's Meatballs, Garbage Caesar Salad, and other homestyle takes on Italian-American cuisine. Locals love the UNLV-themed room honoring championship basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. Piero's can welcome parties of various sizes, even up to 225 people with a standing-room banquet. Customize the meal with specialty multi-course menus, a buffet, or family-style portions. Piero's is also happy to provide breakfast for an early morning celebration or business gathering.
How to book: Book a reservation via the restaurant's website. Call 702-369-2305 or email the restaurant for large parties or event dining.
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Few restaurants handle large parties in Las Vegas as well as Joe's. Book Gigi's Room on the second level, which can accommodate up to 150 guests with a private bar and large windows looking out to the Strip. Jesse's Room seats up to 100, while the Rose Garden is a more flexible space for up to 200. The Boardroom seats 14 people for an intimate celebration or business dinner. No matter where you gather around the table, you'll want to sink your teeth into the Bone-in Filet and Joe's Famous Stone Crabs, which help make the restaurant one of the best in Vegas for seafood.
How to book: Call 702-792-9222 or inquire about large parties online.
With food by Shawn McClain and cocktails by Tony Abou-Ganim, Libertine Social has you covered for a memorable dinner. The restaurant sparkles with a multidimensional layout that feeds off the energy of the Mandalay Bay casino and a choice of spaces to suit your party size. Dine on the patio or in one of the lounges. There's even a separate, secluded area to utilize as a private dining room. A lineup of boards are ideal for sharing, from meat and cheese combos to pretzels and bacon-wrapped dates.
How to book: Call 702-632-7200 or book a reservation via Seven Rooms.
Vintner Grill, a longtime favorite for Summerlin locals, has ample combinations of indoor and outdoor spaces to handle a party of almost any size. Ask about the patio or a private dining room, which can manage at least 25 people. The restaurant will also set up complimentary valet service in the parking lot upon request. Vintner Grill serves New American cuisine with subtle European touches and a deep wine list—all in a dignified environment of dark wood decor and white tablecloths. Mix and match a custom selection of fromage e carne (meat and cheese) plates to suit your party.
How to book: Book a reservation via OpenTable or call 702-771-0599 to discuss larger parties.
This iconic Las Vegas staple has plenty of swagger and old-school style. It also has lots of space. Enjoy lasagna, meatballs, and other classic Italian-American dishes in one of several dining rooms. Larger parties like rehearsal dinners or wedding receptions can go a step further and book the Vegas Room (20-50 guests) or Copa Room (50-250 guests).
How to book: Call 702-736-4939 or visit OpenTable to book a reservation for six people or less. Larger groups for big events should email the restaurant directly.
Oscar's Steakhouse (named in honor of former Las Vegas mayor and mob lawyer Oscar Goodman) has three ways for larger parties to enjoy a meal just west of the Fremont Street Experience. Up to 300 people can fit in the main dining room with domed windows revealing the lights of Downtown. Otherwise, the Simpatico room, hidden out of view like a speakeasy, can hold 90 people. The intimate Wine Room holds ten people with unique curved glass walls. Just make sure to order a round of the restaurant's signature martinis to wash down those juicy steaks.
How to book: Book a reservation online. Call 702-386-7227 or email the restaurant to inquire about availability for large parties.