From steakhouses to Michelin stars and all-you-can-eat buffets, eating in Vegas can seem overwhelming. Here are some favorites.
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Las Vegas – the very name conjures up images of glitz and glamour, excitement and pleasure. Pretty much everyone knows that Vegas is a great place to kick back and relax, but did you know that it is also packed with some of the best restaurants in the world? France’s ‘Chef of the Century’, Joël Robuchon has not one, but two, eateries in Vegas and that is not by coincidence. With millions of visitors annually, coming from a huge range of cultures and all parts of the globe, Vegas has a lot of (very discerning) mouths to feed. It’s just as well, then, that Las Vegas is packed with great restaurants – which makes it the ideal destination for anybody wanting a ‘foodie’ break.
When you arrive in Vegas with food in mind, the first thing to strike you will be the sheer volume of choice. Virtually every type of cuisine is available here, across a wide range of prices. If you want to experience fine dining, even just once, then why not try Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand, which has three Michelin stars, or the less formal (but still Michelin starred) L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, at the same venue? Alternatively, you could try Guy Savoy at Caesar’s Palace, which has two Michelin stars and is the only place in the US where you can sample this esteemed chef’s food.
If the food of celebrity chefs is your thing, but you don’t necessarily want the full fine dining experience, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas is worth checking out. With decor that nods to Ramsay’s British roots, this is an unforgettable way of eating steak in Vegas.
Speaking of eating steak in Vegas…the city is famous for its steakhouses, so if steak is what you want, you will be spoiled for choice. Dining at The Golden Steer, located off the Upper Strip, allows you to follow in the footsteps of Elvis, Sinatra and Muhammad Ali, and to experience real old-world Vegas atmosphere (this is the oldest steakhouse in the city), with many old school favorites on the menu. Alternatively, the CUT Steakhouse at Palazzo/Venetian has been dubbed the best steakhouse in Vegas by more than one local publication, and boasts a huge menu with many tempting options.
Given that Las Vegas is the birthplace of the all-you-can-eat buffet, you might want to check a few of those out, too. The Wicked Spoon makes buffet eating an altogether classier affair than usual, with individually plated servings that are beautifully prepared and presented – it is also affordable, which means that dining here is excellent value for money.
Somewhere to stay
Of course, if you are visiting Vegas for foodie purposes, you are going to need somewhere to stay, ideally somewhere within easy reach of the Strip and key restaurant locations. Bluegreen 36 resort is one such place: located at the southern end of the Strip, this friendly resort has an on-site spa, indoor pool, hot tubs and a fitness room – just in case you need to work off any extra calories! It is just a 15-minute walk from Bluegreen 36 to the Strip, or you can take the regular shuttle service.
Whatever your foodie cravings, Vegas is bound to satisfy. From iconic American chain restaurants, to Hawaiian fare (check out the Market Street Café at the California Hotel and Casino) or Greek cuisine, you are sure to find it here, and at a price that suits you. To find out more about this and your other travel options, visit Outdoor-Traveler on LinkedIn, and start planning your perfect foodie getaway.
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