Las Vegas has always been a Mecca for tourists, but now foodies are starting to take notice as well. This wave of culinary creativity began when big name chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Guy Savoy, and Jean George began to solidify the food scene in the desert. Quickly, the restaurant scene exploded and made as big of a splash as the Bellagio Fountains. Now, there are an overwhelming 300+ places to grab a bite and roll the dice. The Atlanta Eats crew ventured out to Vegas this fall and are prepped to guide you through some of the best this city has to offer, We’ve done all of the leg work, research, and tasting to bring you a list of our favorites. Regardless of occasion, convenience, and budget; the Atlanta Eats team has your back.
When he decided to open his very first restaurant, The Cake Boss chose the one and only Venetian Palazzo in Las Vegas. Using family recipes and his own world-famous desserts, he has built a restaurant that is truly destination worthy. Like most Italian restaurants, the focal point of the menu is the red sauce. Buddy’s “gravy”, is not your grandma’s favorite biscuit topper. This is not a southern style gravy. When Buddy V makes his “Sunday Gravy”, he’s bringing in the big guns of his Italian family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. This is a rich and home-style sauce packed with meatballs, sausage, lamb, pork and veal. Oh Mama Mia! Don’t skimp on dessert y’all, this is “The Cake Boss” we’re talkin about!
Where else would you expect to find the #1 sports bar in the world except for Las Vegas? More than 100 HDTVs surround the joint, along with sports betting stations, blackjack and craps tables, video poker machines, billiard tables and video arcade games. With one of our favorite world-famous chefs, Emeril Lagasse at the helm, you know this spot is going to be a killer kitchen filled with Cajun classics. Our favorite sammie that pairs perfectly with beer and a ball game, the Steak BAMwich is herbed focaccia piled high with grilled sirloin dressed with blue-cheese slaw and balsamic-braised onions and comes served with served with Truffle-Parmesan steak fries.
Bouchon Bistro, named for Thomas Keller’s umbrella restaurant group, is a Vegas eatery that is a can’t-miss meal in sin city. Thomas Keller is a chef that can be described in one word; genius. Having already built the nations most acclaimed restaurant, The French Laundry, he set his sight on taking over Vegas. In it’s tenth year, Bouchon is proof that he has accomplished his task, and then some. Highlighting French delicacies, our standout’s are the “Poulet Roti”, roasted chicken, and the traditional Macarons. The Roasted chicken with braised kale, Tokyo turnips & natural chicken jus is simple and executed to perfection. End your meal with the delicate and sweet macarons. Among the many flavors available, pistachio is the one that will have you stuffing them in your carry on.
The critically acclaimed, award-winning CUT by Wolfgang Puck has become widely recognized as one of the most popular and finest restaurants in America. The restaurant presents a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse through global influences and Wolfgang’s philosophy of offering only the freshest ingredients. From prime dry aged beef to shellfish, CUT provides broad appeal. In addition to the restaurant’s renowned signature cuts of beef, guests also can enjoy an extensive array of entrees including the Kobe-Style Beef Short Ribs “Indian Spiced,” slowly cooked for eight hours and extensive seafood options as well. CUT may be known for the meat, but the bar program really sets this place apart. When you’re in Vegas, you should always have a great drink in hand. The mixologists at CUT make that easy for you and will have you hangin’ at CUT all night long.
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