There was no shortage of awesome new restaurants in Las Vegas this past year, and they didn't stop opening just 'cause you got distracted by the holidays. So, now that you’re enjoying winter in Sin City, it’s time to check out these 19 cool new places to eat as we head into a new year.

Amelinda Lee

Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill Summerlin

Downtown Summerlin
Wolfgang Puck has gone casual with his first Vegas spot off the Strip, and his mesquite-grilled burger could be the best choice for a quick lunch, while the wood-roasted sea bass is perfect for dinner. Either way, start with the truffled potato chips with bleu cheese.

Caesars Entertainment

Martorano’s

Paris Las Vegas
Buff Italian chef Steve Martorano has opened a second Las Vegas restaurant that’s inspired by the original location in Fort Lauderdale, but there’s definitely an old-school Vegas vibe with movies like Casino playing on the TVs and mammoth plates of pasta so perfectly prepared, substitution are highly discouraged.

Crave American Kitchen & Sushi Bar

CRAVE Restaurant

Downtown Summerlin
Take a look at the American bistro-style dishes on the front of the menu, then flip it over for a selection of sushi rolls and other Japanese-inspired cuisine. The mesh of styles may seem like an odd fit, but it works.  

Pieology

Pieology Pizzeria

Summerlin
Choose from more than 30 fresh ingredients and seven base sauces to create your own pizza on top of house-made dough… and wait just five minutes while it’s cooked for you. Each 11.5in pizza is only $8 and comes with unlimited toppings and a gluten-free option for crust.

Lucky Foo’s

Lucky Foo’s

South Valley
The menu is diverse and covers a lot of ground when it comes to Asian fare. Think of it as all the best Chinatown restaurants rolled into one: You’ve got sushi (try the lemon roll), robata-grilled skewers (try the beef and onion), ramen (go with the short rib), and a giant fortune cookie for dessert.

Amelinda Lee

Pot Liquor

Town Square
The name comes from the tasty broth left behind when vegetables like collard greens are boiled, and it’s just a hint of what’s to come on the barbecue menu, which takes its inspiration from regions that range from the best Kansas City-style burnt ends, to the Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket.

Robyn Andrzejczak

Tapas by Alex Stratta

Tivoli Village
Alex Stratta’s newest venture features small plates for as little $6 and paella dishes with a Spanish influence. Drinks include artisan beers from Spain on draft, a deep wine list, and homemade sangria.

Rob Kachelriess

El Dorado Cantina

Off the Strip
So you want sautéed grasshoppers? The protein-heavy Aztec dish can be found among the Central American options at El Dorado, which prides itself on using healthy ingredients and staying away from GMOs. Even better… it shares a building with the Sapphire strip club and is open 24 hours. You never know who will be sitting down at the table next to you.

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar

Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar

Red Rock
Hearthstone has already made its case for being one of the best new restaurants of the year by throwing the majority of its menu into one of two wood-fired ovens. There’s also a foodie friendly twist on a PB&J… the FG&J, which is made with foie gras mousse, Virginia peanuts, and house-made jelly.    

Tom’s Urban

Tom’s Urban

New York-New York Hotel & Casino
This new spot is one of the best things to come from the ongoing renovations at the New York-New York resort. Check out the view of the Brooklyn Bridge replica while enjoying a spin on familiar comfort food, including Tom’s Truffled Cracked Lobster Sliders, Ginger Chicken Pot Stickers, and the Havana carnitas sandwich.

Carlos Larios

Whist Stove & Spirits

Green Valley Ranch
The team behind Downtown staples Commonwealth and Park on Fremont invaded Henderson a few months ago with this new spot that’s heavy on Victorian-era decorations and food that includes crab cake sliders and goat cheese ravioli. Before sitting down for dinner, preload next door at its sister pub Due & Proper, which opened at the same time.

Jacques Cafe

Jacques Cafe

Summerlin
Grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, and fresh organic produce can be found at this casual American bistro with a French name, courtesy of Chef Jacques Pauvert. For those who don’t mind some sugar, homemade pastries are baked in-house daily.

8 Noodle Bar

8 Noodle Bar

Red Rock
Space is tight with about 40 seats spread among a few tables and a counter surrounding the kitchen, but it’s worth squeezing in for the unique selection of Asian-fusion that includes pork and shrimp wonton soup, as well as a dim sum menu on weekends.

Off the Strip

Off The Strip

The LINQ
The Southern Highlands neighborhood hangout is moving to… well, a place on the Strip at The LINQ with a two-story location that will be open around the clock. New additions include a Fit and Fresh breakfast menu, but there'll still be old favorites like the M.O.A.B. Burger with cheddar cheese and hickory-smoked bacon.

Border Grill

Border Grill

The Forum Shops at Caesars
The Border Grill stands out from other modern Mexican spots with food that is made with fresh and organic ingredients and a ceviche bar that by itself is better than most other restaurants in Vegas.

Edison Graff

Baby’s Badass Burgers

Various locations
This new food truck was a big hit in Los Angeles, now it's turning heads in Vegas during lunch thanks to the Burger Babes serving creative sandwiches. The best bet for your dollar could be The Bombshell… a half-pound of beef between two bacon-grilled cheese melts.

Urban Turban

Urban Turban

Off the Strip
This Bombay kitchen and tapas bar offers a fresh spin on traditional Indian food that includes vegan and gluten-free selections. If you worry that the lamb sliders and other bites might be too small, indulge your appetite with the bottomless curry.

BARDOT Brasserie

BARDOT Brasserie

Aria
Michael Mina is replacing American Fish in mid-January with a new spot that promises both traditional and modern French cuisine, such as foie gras sausage and duck wings á l’Orange. Wash it all down with a thorough cocktail list inspired by the districts of Paris and a giant chocolate macaroon for dessert.

Crazy Pita

Crazy Pita

Downtown Summerlin
Crazy Pita offers some of the cleanest food you can grab-and-go during your lunch break. The top choices include a hummus or eggplant dip, lentil soup, and a selection of grilled skewers that include chicken, steak, lamb or salmon.

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1. Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill Summerlin 10955 Oval Park Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (Off Strip)

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has gone casual with this New American spot right off the Strip. With slightly upscale takes on comfort foods like pizza, pasta, salads, and grilled proteins, this is a classic American grill menu highlighted with offbeat ingredients like tuna tartare and shishito peppers. The interior is bright and welcoming, with industrial furnishings and a long wooden bar, perfect for lingering with a cocktail after dinner. With a dog-friendly patio outside and some seriously good happy hour deals inside, this restaurant is a great spot to stop for a weekday meal.

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2. CRAVE Restaurant 10970 Rosemary Park Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

One side of the menu is American, the other is Japanese... but somehow it all seems to work within the casual, modern atmosphere at the Downtown Summerlin shopping and entertainment district. Whether you’re chowing down on the Bamboo Bite specialty roll or the Chicken Apple Sausage flatbread, don’t be surprised if this becomes your new go-to restaurant on the West side.

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3. Pieology Pizzeria 10965 Lavender Hills Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Choose from more than 30 fresh ingredients and seven base sauces to create your own pizza on top of house-made dough… and wait just five minutes while it’s cooked for you. Each 11.5 inch pizza is only $8 with unlimited toppings and comes with a gluten-free option for crust.

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4. Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135

90% of the dishes are wood-roasted in one of two oversize hearth ovens at this appropriately named rustic eatery on The Strip. Hearthstone also offers great shareable appetizers truffle popcorn, meat and cheese charcuterie; entree selections include poached Alaskan salmon and Wagyu short ribs.

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5. Whist Stove & Spirits 2235 Village Walk Dr, Henderson, NV 89052

The team behind downtown staples Commonwealth and Park on Fremont invaded Henderson with this spot, which is heavy on Victorian-era decorations and food that includes Crab Cake Sliders and Goat Cheese Ravioli. Before sitting down for dinner, preload next door at sister pub Due & Proper, which opened at the same time.

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6. Jacques Cafe 1910 Village Center Cir, Summerlin, NV 89134

Grass-fed beef, free range chicken, and fresh organic produce can be found at this casual American Bistro with a French name, courtesy of chef Jacques Pauvert. For those who don’t mind some sugar, homemade pastries are baked in-house daily.

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7. Off the Strip 3545 S Las Vegas Blvd , Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Strip)

This two-story location of a Southern Highlands favorite is, in fact, ON the Strip at The LINQ. Features exclusive to this location include a “Fit and Fresh” breakfast menu, while old favorites like the M.O.A.B. Burger with cheddar cheese and hickory smoked bacon remain.

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8. Border Grill Las Vegas 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (Strip)

The Border Grill stands out from other modern Mexican spots with food that is made with fresh and organic ingredients and a ceviche bar that by itself is better than most other restaurants in Vegas.

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9. Urban Turban 3900 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (Off Strip)

This Bombay kitchen and tapas bar offers a fresh spin on traditional Indian food, including vegan and gluten-free selections. If you worry that the lamb sliders and other bites might be too small, indulge your appetite with the Bottomless Curry.

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10. Crazy Pita 10975 Sage Park Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135

Crazy Pita offers some of the cleanest food you can grab-and-go during your lunch break. The top choices include a hummus or eggplant dip, lentil soup, and a selection of grilled skewers that include chicken, steak, lamb, or salmon.

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