Another year has come and gone, and with that means CES is only a few days away. It’s a time when innovation and technology collide and a time for convention-goers to try some of the world’s best restaurants that can only be found in Las Vegas.
For those of you going on an “all-expenses-paid trip,” which you can thank your hard work for, we’ve gathered a list of the restaurants best suited for each budget. Whether your work prefers you to eat on the lighter side or allows you to live the high-roller lifestyle, this list offers the best for everyone.
$ − Entrees under $30
The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, opened his first restaurant only a few years ago at The Venetian. It encompasses a mix of Italian-American dishes that have been passed down within his family. If you’re looking for some good home cooking, this is the place to go. And, of course, Buddy V didn’t forget to include his specialty − a bakery. Included on the menu is an impressive selection of deserts that include cannolis, the XL lobster tail and warm Nutella cake.
Dish to try: Valastro Sunday Gravy
This is a restaurant the makes you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the early days of Las Vegas,; one where Bugsy Siegel was the big man in town. It’s a sophisticated restaurant with an old school twist that’s open 24/7 to satisfy all types of diners. And best of all, you’re always likely to find some type of daily special.
Dish to try: Steak Frites Steak Special
$$ − Entrees under $50
Katsuya not only features a dynamic pairing menu that encompasses Japanese flavor into an American dish from master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi, but it also hosts an award-winning mixology program. It’s a restaurant that has been voted “one of the 50 hottest restaurants” by Open Table and is sure to serve some of the best sushi in town.
Dish to try: Omakase Sushi
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis opened her first ever restaurant with the opening of the boutique hotel, The Cromwell. The menu focuses mostly on Italian-style food but offers a wide variety of both vegan and gluten-free options. What’s exciting about Giada is that customers can watch chefs make fresh breads, pastas and desserts while also enjoying a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip.
Dish to try: Spaghetti (shrimp, lemon and basil)
$$$ − Entrees under $100
Want to eat at a restaurant with one of the best views of Las Vegas? Then this is the place for you. Situated 844 feet in the air with a 360-degree view of the city that rotates every 80 minutes, it’s no surprise this restaurant is known as the one of the most romantic restaurants in Las Vegas. But don’t let that stop you from coming here on your business trip.
Dish to try: Tasting Menu
Where else other than Las Vegas would you be able to find a restaurant dedicated to the music man himself, Frank Sinatra? Inside Encore at Wynn, guests can ravish themselves in dishes favored by Sinatra himself. A menu prepared by chef Theo Schoenegger includes classic Italian dishes with a modern twist.
Dish to try: Ossobuco “My Way”
$$$$ Entrees over $100
Joël Robuchon is the only three Michelin Star and AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Las Vegas and for good reason. His 16-course menu featuring French cuisine is an unparalleled experience for all food lovers.
Dish to try: Tasting Menu
Chef Guy Savoy brings his famous French cuisine to Las Vegas in his famous namesake restaurant. Attention to detail is a must in this two Michelin Star restaurant as chef Savoy does not even allow for fresh flowers or perfume to be worn by his employees for fear it will ruin the aroma of his dishes.
Dish to try: Innovation Inspired Menu
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Aureole was one of the city’s first fine-dining restaurants and continues to hold its position in this category. Brought to Las Vegas by Charlie Palmer in 1999, it features the only four-story wine tower in Las Vegas with flying wine angels. What’s a flying wine angel you ask? These are the girls who zip line around the four-story wine tower to bring you your requested wine. You’ll have to see this for yourself.
Dish to try: Tasting Menu (if available)
Looking for a different kind of dining scene, maybe something that is a little more upbeat with an unusual setting? This is your place. It’s a unique social club that includes a mix of restaurant and bar with a lounge atmosphere and a twist on the typical live entertainment.
Dish to try: Beef Wellington