's 'Food' Fanatic Answers Commonly Asked Questions

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I’ve heard legends of some famous chefs, and now I want to try their food. Where can I find the restaurants influenced by these culinary magicians?


Many world-famous chefs have come to try their luck in Vegas in recent years.

The host with the most — restaurants, that is — has his stamp on

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

at MGM Grand,


at Caesars Palace,

Trattoria del Lupo

at Mandalay Bay,


at the Venetian and his latest addition to Las Vegas,


at The Palazzo.

Emeril Lagasse put his signature “bam!” on

Table 10

at The Palazzo,

Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

at The MGM Grand and

Delmonico Steakhouse

at the Venetian. He also operates

Lagasse’s Stadium

, a fully operational sports book on the lower level of the Palazzo that also serves Lagasse’s Creole-style cuisine.

MGM Grand has world class Chef

Joël Robuchon

, the only 3-Michelin star chef in Las Vegas.

Michael Mina

has taken Vegas for a culinary ride with creations including Bellagio’s Michael Mina, MGM Grand’s


and Mandalay Bay’s




I’m trying to impress a client with a classy dinner, but I want to make sure I hit the finest place. Where is my best bet?


You can always head for the award-winning restaurants, such as


, which was an Epicurean Award winner for Best French, Best New Restaurant on the Strip, Best Restaurant on the Strip and Best Restaurant.


French Steakhouse & Bistro

in the Palazzo offers a romantic atmosphere either in a cozy booth or outside with a great view of the Strip. Bellagio’s



Le Cirque

are both recognized by AAA as Five Diamond Restaurants.


Where can I find the classic Vegas steak dinner, 24 hours a day?

A: The classic Vegas steak dinner is one of our favorites. A place that’s easy on your wallet is

Mr. Lucky’s 24/7

at the Hard Rock. You can get a prime rib dinner at the

Cafe Siena

at Suncoast and a hearty 16-ounce T-bone steak dinner at the Orleans’

Courtyard Cafe

for the same low price. For a complete list of steak specials, click here.


What about upscale steakhouses?


If you’re willing to splurge, there are some great steaks out there.


at Encore,

Strip House

at Planet Hollywood and SW Steakhouse at Wynn all offer mouth-watering cuts of beef, cooked to perfection.

BOA Steakhouse

in the Forum Shops at Caesars and


in MGM Grand are also restaurants that use only top-quality ingredients.


I am the king of buffets, and food is my passion. Where do I eat?


Vegas will certainly satisfy your need. If gourmet is your thing, the Bellagio , Wynn and the Paris will do you right. Some other buffets worth digging into are the

Bistro Buffet

at the Palms as well as the

Carnival World Buffet

at the Rio and


at the Mirage.


I’m more of a Sunday brunch person. Where would you suggest I go?


A nice relaxing brunch you say? Try

Mon Ami Gabi

in the Paris hotel complete with Champagne and buildyour- own Bloody Mary bar.


at Palms Place has a boutique-style Sunday brunch including sushi, a Bloody Mary bar, junk food platters — and you can go in your pajamas.


in the Palms offers an all-you-can-drink margarita brunch.

The Steak House

at Circus Circus, the Sterling Brunch at Bally’s (it’s a bit pricey but well worth it) or the Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay are also great.


Good food in a swank atmosphere is very important to me. What are my options?


If you want a place that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate, treat yourself to Bellagio’s


, featuring dozens of pieces by the Spanish artist himself, or

Le Cirque

, where you will see every gentleman sporting a jacket and tie.


at Aria offers guests a classy dining room option as does


at Mandalay Bay and


Ristorante di Mare

at Wynn Las Vegas. If you want a view that stretches beyond the dining décor, get in your reservations for

Top of the World

at the Stratosphere,

Eiffel Tower Restaurant

at Paris Las Vegas or


at the Palms -- all offering a spectacular view of Vegas. If you like to dine outdoors, Todd English’s


at Bellagio offers an up-close, remarkable view of the resort’s dancing fountains.


Where can I find a meal among memorabilia?


Vegas is loaded with themed restaurants. A few places worth mentioning are

Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas



of Blues




Planet Hollywood


Rainforest Cafe

, and, of course,

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville



Where should I dine if I’m a vegetarian?


Veggie-lovers can find

Canyon Ranch Grill

, at the Palazzo and at

Paymon’s Mediterranean Café

on Maryland Parkway. Also, Vegas’ many buffets offer a fine selection of meatless dishes. Check out our list of other vegetarian options in Vegas.


I’m not exactly a vegetarian, but I would like to eat somewhere that has more health-conscious food. Where can I go?


If you want healthier cuisine without ditching the flavor, check out


at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort,


at Wynn Las Vegas and

Sushi Roku

at The Forum Shops at Caesars. Both restaurants offer great sushi sure to tantalize your taste buds while still staying healthy.


I have a huge sweet tooth, and I live for dessert. Where can I get my fix?


For a cool treat, you can’t beat Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace. Famous for their frozen hot chocolate and mammoth sundaes,

Serendipity 3

is located right on the Las Vegas Strip. If you’re walking down the Strip and you’re hit by a chocolate craving, stop by

Ethel M Chocolates

in the Showcase Mall. For a sit-down joint that offers desserts to die for, you must visit

Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie


Cafe Gelato

at the Bellagio. If you want a taste of Vegas history, try

Luv-It Frozen Custard

, a Vegas institution. But for a new twist on an old standby, indulge in jelly-filled donut holes at




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