Everywhere You Need to Eat in Las Vegas Right Now

From the Strip to the suburbs, encompassing cuisines that range from Italian to new steakhouses and even Guatemalan fare, here are the best restaurants in Sin City.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | Photo courtesy of Lost Spirits Distillery
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | Photo courtesy of Lost Spirits Distillery

Where can you go to get a good meal around here? Las Vegas has welcomed a wave of hot new restaurants in recent months, from the Strip to the suburbs and all points in between. Between steakhouses, vegan, Italian, and even Guatemalan, all the bases are covered. You can even save a few bucks and try a gourmet spin on roast beef sandwiches. In other words, Las Vegas is a place that has it all when it comes to great food. So get familiar with Sin City's bucket list of dining experiences, as well as the following new restaurants.

Rosa Ristorante
Rosa Ristorante | Photo by Louiie Victa

Rosa Ristorante

Henderson & Southwest
$$$$

It's nice to see a steakhouse in Henderson that isn't inside a casino. Rosa Ristorante serves wet-aged 1855 Black Angus steaks from Nebraska, prepared with the expertise of founder Rob Moore, who honed his craft working for Jean-Georges Vongerichten on the Strip. The menu also reflects the chef's East Coast Italian-American heritage in pastas like a spicy Rigatoni Alla Vodka, appetizers like a hearty Clams Oreganata, and entrees like a Swordfish Piccata, pounded thin with capers and white wine sauce. Those robust flavors are balanced by Moore's appreciation for fresh produce—inspired by his own at-home backyard and enjoyed equally as pizza toppings and as ingredients in bright, crisp salads. The cocktails are lighter, more refreshing takes on classics and the wine list is destined to grow even larger, with a planned bar and lounge extension later this year.

Available for Reservations
Aroma Latin Cocina
Aroma Latin Cocina | Photo by Rob Kachelriess

Aroma Latin Cocina

Henderson
$$$$

Aroma Latin Cocina is a small operation in a quaint strip mall dining room, but it's producing incredibly inspired, beautifully plated cuisine with a strong emphasis on Guatemalan and Peruvian flavors. The restaurant is led by chef Steve Kestler, former executive sous chef at EDO and a veteran of Bazaar Meat and Bouchon. With Aroma, he's carrying out his own vision with astute execution and a devotion to quality ingredients that more than compensates for any lack of flash and style in the setting. The soft, juicy filling of beef, olives, and raisins in the enchilada comes alive against the soft crunch of the dough exterior. A similar balance of textures is felt in the pork belly appetizer with small bites of meat served on crispy plantains with a lightly pickled onion slaw. Most of the entrees mix a variety of elements on one plate; nicely presented and separated to appreciate every bite.

Available for Delivery/Takeout
RPM Italian Las Vegas
RPM Italian | Photo by Lindsay Eberly

RPM Italian

Forum Shops at Caesars
$$$$

RPM Italian gets a lot of press and attention, thanks to the high profile of co-owners Bill and Giuliana Rancic, but is a complete, indulgent Vegas-worthy experience that justifies the prices. The dining room's modern design is a dramatic improvement over the space's previous and short-lived role as the Slanted Door, while the menu offers an easy layout to build a meal with multiple components. Complement hot and cold appetizers with fantastic 600-day aged prosciutto (more melt-in-your-mouth than salty), six-inch pizzas, and small shareable pastas (especially stuffed options like Lobster Pansotti and Corn Agnolotti) to leave room for ambitious entrees. The Lobster Fra Diavolo is steamed and served without mess, accompanied by a Calabrian chili butter, while a Wagyu strip is cured in whipped gorgonzola for a funky, nutty flavor similar to what you'd get from dry-aging without diminishing the heff of the cut.

Available for Reservations
Top Round
Photo courtesy of Top Round

Top Round

The Park
$$$$

You can never have too many quick and affordable dining options on the Strip, especially when so much care is put into the quality of the food. Top Round is a California fast-casual concept, expanding into Nevada in dramatic fashion with a semi-industrial space and rollup garage-style windows in The Park near T-Mobile Arena. Roast beef sandwiches are the house specialty, with 100% pure beef (no additives, no preservatives) that's marinated in spices for 24 hours, slow-roasted for at least seven hours, and sliced to order. All sauces are made in house, including a take on "Cheez Whiz" that's more like a soft condiment than the heavy product it's inspired by. The same beef is used in the gravy fries and chili. Hot dogs are made with Vegas' own Snap-O-Razzo natural franks. The juicy fried chicken is marinated in buttermilk and pickle juice, lightly breaded and, available in sandwiches or as tenders. Save room for a shake, blended with Top Round's own gelato.
How to order: Just walk in.

20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea | Photo courtesy of Lost Spirits Distillery

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is Sin City’s latest bizarre and beautiful dining spectacle that actually delivers on the ticket price. The restaurant has just one or two seatings a night (Thursday-Saturday) at a communal table for 12 people inside AREA 15's Lost Spirits Distillery, where booze is a tourist attraction. Rum and other spirits are featured prominently in the recipes, often uncooked, so take it easy on the sparkling rum. Everyone enjoys the same 16-course tasting menu, based on the Jules Verne novel that shares the restaurant’s name. That means a heavy focus on proteins from land and sea. Fatty slices of Japanese bluefin otoro (soaked in strawberry rum) join Tazmanian white sturgeon caviar atop savory chicken and herb baklava. A "whale" course is actually Japanese A5 Wagyu with toasted black sesame, a grape rum sauce, and your own mini-harpoon. The showstopper is a whole-roasted pig, carved and served from an altar in dramatic fashion.

Available for Reservations
Eataly
Photo courtesy of Toscana

Toscana

Park MGM
$$$$

The Las Vegas version of Eataly is a Stripside marketplace of walk-up counters, serving anything Italian from imported wine to fresh-pulled mozzarella. After a dry spell during the pandemic, it once again has a fine-dining component with Toscana taking over the old Manzo dining room. The aesthetics aren't much different, but the menu has been fully revamped under the guidance of executive chef Juan Castillo, taking inspiration from Tuscan cuisine and culture. The lasagna is totally different from what most Americans will expect—made to order and served in a pot, with sheets of pasta boiled with beef, pork, and Bechamel sauce. The Fiorentina Porterhouse shares a similar sense of spectacle: grilled over an open flame in view of the dining room, seasoned with sage, rosemary, and thyme, and presented tableside before the 42-ounce bone-in cut is sliced to share. The dedication to small Italian wine producers is a welcome change of pace for the Strip, with more than 30 options available by the glass. However, the build-your-own Negroni program is hard to resist.

Available for Reservations
Crossroads Kitchen
Crossroads Kitchen | Photo by Meg Blair

Between oversized black-and-white photos of rock stars and dark wood decor, a meal at Crossroads Kitchen is almost like dining inside a John Varvatos store. But the restaurant shapes its identity around the cuisine of Tal Ronnen, who's prepared plant-based dishes for a variety of celebs and politicos over the years. So instead of a steak, diners receive a dehydrated eggplant with beet juice. Foie gras is reimagined with blended chestnuts, while scallops are set aside in favor of sliced trumpet mushrooms, buried in a spicy Rockefeller sauce. You can also try a variety of pastas and pizzas, baked with a perfect Neapolitan-style char on the crust, or keep things simple with a crisp Wedge Salad with mushroom pancetta in place of bacon. Begin any meal with the Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, with nut-based cheese surrounded by a crispy delicate exterior, and wrap it up with a coconut-based Brownie Sundae with house-made ice cream.

Available for Delivery/Takeout
Available for Reservations
Anima by EDO
Photo by Louiie Victa

Anima by EDO

West Valley
$$$$

Anima is a tapas restaurant from the team behind EDO (a bucket-list dining destination in its own right) at the Gramercy near Summerlin. This time around, Oscar Amador is collaborating with Francesco du Caudo (formerly of Ferraro's) for a menu that retains its core Spanish influence but brings in added global elements. More than simply "EDO West," Anima has a larger, more contemporary dining room with food stations and hand-painted murals adding to the charm and energy of the space. A few items carry over from EDO (like the Croquetas and a fantastic Dry-Aged Strip Loin Carpaccio), but most of the menu is brand new. There's a notable emphasis on seafood, so order the Peruvian-style Scallop Crudo, Spicy Bluefin Sashimi, and skin-on Branzino with sauteed Pork Cheeks for the table to share. Pastas are also a priority. The Truffle Cavatelli is topped with bone marrow tableside, while the Leek and Cabbage Ravioli is a perfectly restrained base for a rich wine reduction and foie gras sauce. The hardest decision is choosing between one of 150 wines (with an emphasis on small producers) or a cocktail from the gin-and-tonic cart.

Available for Reservations
The Chancellor
Photo by Leinani Shak, courtesy of The Chancellor

The Chancellor

Tivoli Village
$$$$

Imagine a speakeasy combined with a restaurant and a healthy dose of Latin inspiration, and you'll have a good idea of what the Chancellor is all about. Initially known as Exclusivo before a quick name change, the eatery occupies a prominent, but quiet space at Tivoli Village. The downstairs dining room handles overflow seating for sister concept El Dorado Cantina, but the second floor is where the magic happens, with a stairwell revealed by a mechanical sliding wall. It leads to a stylish, intimate restaurant with just a few tables, corner bar, and balcony. Chefs John Miranda and Robert Miestrell (both formerly of Twist) stretch their creativity with a progressive take on Mexican cuisine with European, Asian, and South American influences. The global mashup is on display in the Char Siu Sopes, with Chinese BBQ pork belly, chorizo, refried beans, red cabbage, pomegranates, and creme fraiche in a single satisfying bite. Most of the recipes are served tapas-style, building up to shareable large-format dishes like a Whole Branzino (deboned tableside and served with pasta) or an elevated play on a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with jalapeno mashed potatoes.
How to order: Call 702-447-0502 to book a reservation.

Boom Bang Fine Foods & Cocktails
Photo by Robiee Ziegler, courtesy of Boom Bang Fine Foods

Boom Bang Fine Foods combines the vision of Christian Page (formerly of Nancy Silverton's LA empire) and wife Elia Aboumrad-Page, the first female sous chef under Joёl Robuchon, offering a gourmet take on American comfort food with a few surprises and global influences. The dining room has a cozy touch of vintage decor and colorful wallpaper with a grill on the outdoor patio. The menu is shaped by the seasonal availability of ingredients, reflected in the restaurant’s latest offering of signature savory tarts. The corn dogs are the most popular appetizer—a clean bite of natural Niman Ranch franks, honey-sweetened batter, and mustard sauce. Yet Boom Bang shines brightest with its entrees, especially hearty proteins like a slow-cooked, tender pork shank with Asian soy sauce, short rib rolled onto itself on a tomahawk bone, and duck confit cooked in its own fat for 20 hours and oven-roasted to order for a crispy exterior with poached pear on the side. Aboumrad-Page pays tribute to her old boss with creamy Robuchon-esque mashed potatoes that pair well with any dish.

Available for Reservations
Harlo Steakhouse
Photo courtesy of Harlo Steakhouse

Harlo Steakhouse

Summerlin
$$$$

Harlo opened in late 2021, but is already one of our favorite steakhouses in Las Vegas, bringing an impressive dose of Strip-worthy flash and sizzle to the 'burbs—in this case, Downtown Summerlin. The dining room is a stylish art-deco space, matched by an ambitious menu by chef Gina Marinelli of La Strega, one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Las Vegas. Marinelli flame-grills prime Flannery and Allen Brothers cuts over white oak for an enticing smell that reaches the parking lot. The pastas that made La Strega a hit are reformatted as side dishes here. There's also special attention paid to seafood (especially the shellfish and flame-grilled branzino) and Bulgarian caviar, sourced by Forte's Nina Manchev and served in a choice of fun presentations that have included tacos, custard, and macarons. The wine and cocktails are worthy steakhouse complements, with four Julep variations alone.

Available for Reservations
Casa Playa
Photo by Bill Milne, courtesy of Casa Playa

Casa Playa

Wynn Las Vegas
$$$$

Casa Playa presents a fresh take on Mexican fine dining on the Strip. Executive chef Sarah Thompson has put together a menu that encourages sharing and socializing. Flavors can be delicate (a truffle tostada with aged cheddar) or intense (a flavorful steak-like short rib). An emphasis on seafood reflects the restaurant's Riviera Maya theme, ranging from Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche to hearty takes on Dorado, Branzino, and Lobster. Dedication to quality ingredients is further seen in an in-house masa program with blue and yellow heirloom corn. The house Playa Margarita is stiff and tart—not sweet. The Temple of Doom goes down easier, mixing mezcal and pineapple in a tiki glass. The decor includes a Mayan statue, flowers that dangle from the ceiling, and warm amber lighting. No booths. Lots of banquettes and the occasional couch, all of which add a conversational energy to the room.

Available for Reservations
Superfrico
Photo by Anthony Mair, courtesy of Superfrico

Superfrico

The Cosmopolitan
$$$$

It's always fun when a restaurant gets weird instead of playing it safe on the Strip. Superfrico is the latest concept by Spiegelworld and a companion piece to the Opium stage show next door. Some of the performers circulate in Superfrico's dining room throughout the evening, matching the playful tone of neon colors and oddball artwork. The menu specializes in classic Italian dishes with a few psychedelic modifications. You'll see North African influence in the spice-filled Lamb Ragu Babbaluci, while the meatball appetizer skips tomato sauce for a Middle Eastern combo of saffron, raisin, mint, and pistachio. Pizzas come in Sicilian squares or round with thin-crust, NY-style slices. The Chicken Parm is given a boost of heat with a spicy marinara sauce. Mozzarella is hand-pulled tableside, reminding you that a dinner-and-a-show comes in many forms. The cocktail list also puts a few fun spins on classic recipes, with a tomato-and-basil Pizza Negroni as the highlight. The Ski Lodge is a secluded speakeasy for drinks and late-night pizza.

Available for Delivery/Takeout
Valencian Gold
Photo by Louiie Victa

Valencian Gold

Southwest
$$$$

Valencian Gold started out as an overachieving fast-casual paella concept, took an extended leave of absence during the pandemic, and is now back open as a reinvented full-service Spanish tapas restaurant. Chef Jeffrey Weiss mastered his craft at Michelin-star restaurants throughout Spain and studied under José Andrés, but also knows how to have fun, occasionally firing up the grill with a shoulder-mounted flamethrower. The paella is cooked to order, so give yourself about 40 minutes before it shows up at the table. Fortunately, that's plenty of time to sample tapas, imported cheese, and charcuterie plates. Purists will appreciate the variations on Pan con Tomate or the crispy crunch of ham and cheese in the croquetas, but even simple presentations (a flight of sherries with a selection of fresh-sliced meats) can be the most rewarding. Look out for a few surprises as well, like a Rice Krispie treat with foie gras.

Available for Reservations
La Neta Cocina & Lounge
Photo by Mike Kirschbaum, courtesy of La Neta

La Neta

Summerlin
$$$$

La Neta is the latest example of the growing vibe-dining trend in Las Vegas, in which restaurants blend food and nightlife together in a lounge atmosphere. Hours extend well into the night with a space that impresses with stone walls, faux foliage, and a corner bar with tall windows that open wide to welcome the fresh air at Downtown Summerlin. The menu of elevated Mexican cuisine draws on the heritage of executive chef Israel Castro with coastal Yucatan influences. The BFT selection of "big tacos" (guess what the "F" stands for) includes one made with a full two-pound lobster, wrapped in a massive cheese-coated tortilla with citrus slaw. The Del Mar section of the menu is dedicated to seafood, while more traditional dishes utilize hand-pressed tortillas made with imported blue and white masa. The house Margaritas are fueled with agave syrup and Casamigos, but if you want extra wow factor, order Roses Are Red, a gin and champagne cocktail poured tableside over a red sherbert rosé.

Available for Reservations
Brezza
Photo by Sabin Orr, courtesy of Brezza

Brezza

Resorts World
$$$$

Brezza is one of the best things about the recent arrival of Resorts World. The restaurant offers a modern interpretation of classic Italian cuisine via inventive recipes by Nicole Brisson, who formerly ran the groundbreaking dry-aging program at Carnevino. After helping to launch Locale and the Vegas outpost of Eataly, she's finally in her own element, with the freedom to stretch some creativity and showcase a fierce dedication to fresh, local ingredients. The dining room is bright and open, but the large outdoor patio steals the show, surrounded by the glow of the Strip and 65-year-old olive trees preserved from when the property was the Stardust. The food is best enjoyed as a complete multi-course experience, beginning with farm-focused antipasti and some of the best salads on the Strip before continuing with vibrant pastas and meat or seafood dishes. There's thoughtful consideration given to vegetarian recipes, and you can't go wrong with the Cappellacci "Oreganata" with cauliflower, spinach, and capers. Steaks are dry-aged locally in collaboration with Creekstone Farms and flame-cooked over white oak.

Available for Reservations
Delilah
Photo by Robert Miller, courtesy of Delilah

Delilah

Wynn Las Vegas
$$$$

Haven't you heard? We're in a new Roaring '20s. And while the best speakeasy bars in Las Vegas offer Prohibition-era style in small doses, old-school supper clubs are having a moment as well. Just walking into Delilah is an experience all by itself with the scene unfolding like a Martin Scorsese exposition shot. Guests enter through a bar and lounge that overlooks the main dining room, soaking in art deco extravagance before being led downstairs. It's almost like dining on a movie set with a stage for live entertainment, but the food by executive chef Joshua Smith is what seals in the authenticity. Keep the phone in your pocket and respect the no camera/no social media policy. Much like the venue itself, the menu is an exercise in indulgence with the best in prime steaks, seafood, and caviar. Even the elevated spin on "Fish and Chips" (potato-crusted dover sole) is $72. The Wagyu Beef Wellington, sliced tableside for two, is the showcase piece, but you'll find small doses of joy in the carrot side dish, presented in a souffle so sweet, it could almost be dessert.
How to order: Email for late-night bottle service reservations.

Available for Reservations
Blue Hen Chicken Co.
Photo by Jess Mijares, courtesy of Blue Hen

Blue Hen Chicken Co.

West Valley
$$$$

Blue Hen Chicken Co. is a fast-casual breakfast and lunch restaurant with dinner served until 7 pm during the week. The dining room has engaging rustic touches, with the day's baked goods on display near the cash register. An unusually strong focus on fresh ingredients is reflected in Stork + Farm, a soon-to-open sister retail market next door. The fried chicken (brined and marinated in a two-day process) is cooked in duck oil for both flavor and texture, with ample breading that adds up to a crunchy sandwich. The heat level is determined by the type of pepper (as opposed to varying amounts of the same sauce) and complemented well with a side of ultra-crispy, beer-battered French fries. Balance out all that hearty goodness with something sweet like crepes or a shortbread cookie topped with fresh fruit. The coffee is an exclusive blend by local Wave roasters.
How to order: Stop in and order at the counter.

Saffron

Chinatown
$$$$

Not to be confused with a local Indian restaurant with a similar name, Saffron expands the possibilities of what it's like to have fine dining in Chinatown. The main dining room is a spectacle of tranquility, with towering ceilings, an elaborate chandelier, and a long water feature that runs underneath a hand-carved statue from Vietnam. Chef Louross Edralin has put together a menu of affordable meat-free dishes, which are even more appreciated in such an impressive dining room. Local Sundown mushrooms are put to good use in a number of recipes, most notably the gyoza (with sweet potato and the crunch of crispy onions), and the claypot rice with umami sauce. The sweet and salty beet "tartare" with avocado is everyone's favorite appetizer. There's a nice selection of organic wines, including a few vegan options and Portuguese vinho verdes.

Available for Reservations
Al Solito Posto
Photo by Rob Kachelriess for Thrillist

Al Solito Posto

Tivoli Village
$$$$

James Trees helped turn the Downtown Arts District into an up-and-coming culinary destination with Esther's Kitchen and now brings his eye for fresh ingredients and expert Italian cuisine to the West Valley with Al Solito Posto. The restaurant makes full use of a large contemporary dining room and outdoor patio by the Tivoli Village fountain. The service team operates with the flair and style of supper club captains and the prices are incredibly customer friendly. From the moment you try the house-made focaccia bread (with a chunky combination of roasted garlic, herbs, and cheese mixed on the spot), you know you're in for something exceptional. Trees and his team spent weeks perfecting new takes on classic Italian dishes, ranging from a flavorful Minestrone to an irresistible Chicken Parmesan. Prefer to go vegetarian? The Eggplant Parm is prepared with Chinese eggplant and fanned out like a flower. Try the Tiramisu for dessert, revamped with a fluffy, meringue-like exterior and topped off with a rich espresso sauce at the table. Brunch and lunch menus have pasta dishes you won't find during dinner hours.

Available for Reservations
Main Street Provisions
Main Street Provisions | Photo by Rob Kachelriess for Thrillist

Main Street Provisions

Downtown Arts District
$$$$

Tucked between the awesome cocktails of Velveteen Rabbit and the great pizza of Good Pie, Main St. Provisions couldn't have a better location in the fast-growing Downtown Arts District. It's a rustic but modern space where guests can view Justin Kinglsey Hall and his team at work in an open kitchen. The food doesn't linger too long in any single category, but it's hard not to think of the meats as the heart and soul of the restaurant, whether it's the exceptional butcher plate appetizer (which on any given day may include bacon, lamb rillette, and chicken liver mousse), tender Venison Tataki, or a Smoked Heritage Ham Steak. If you really want things to get interesting, try the rich Rabbit and Pork Sausage or the Southern-style Quail Gumbo. Yet there's also clear affection for California-inspired seafood and plant-based dishes, like a slow-roasted yam with barbecue-glazed beets and crispy onions.
How to order: Call 702-457-0111 to inquire about reservations.

Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for more than eight years. His work has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, Trivago Magazine, Sophisticated Living, Modern Luxury, Leafly, Las Vegas Magazine, and other publications. He's covering the tip. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.