Only-in-Vegas Dining Gems

These stunning restaurants make Vegas shine a little brighter

Restaurants with glorious design, stunning cuisine, top-notch service and that undeniable buzz are tops on our list of the Las Vegas Strip’s culinary gems. Read on for our list of favorites, then head out to discover them yourself. Bon appétit!

BARMASA/Tetsu

Only the finest cuts of high-grade fish make it to your table at the stunning BARMASA. The adjoining Tetsu grill offers amazing creations such as Dancing Shrimp; it’s as memorable as it sounds.

Buddy V’s

“Cake Boss”’ Buddy Valastro’s family recipes and decadent desserts are the stuff of dreams. Vegas is home to his first and only restaurant, under the direction of chef Kim Canteenwalla. Sunday brunch is a must!  

é by José Andrés

Epicurean heaven for a select few: the intimate space seats only eight guests. Its focus is a tasting menu of avant-garde Spanish dishes dear to Andrés’ heart. 

Jasmine

Flawless Chinese cuisine is served up in this jewel box, where expansive windows afford views of the Bellagio Fountains. On Sundays, the Fountains Brunch is the place to see and be seen.

Restaurant Guy Savoy

Masterpieces served up by the famed French chef, at his only restaurant in the United States. For an even greater indulgence, splurge on the Krug table, which gives you an eye on the kitchen’s goings-on.

Sinatra

Pays homage to the legendary singer with a swank Italian joint, helmed by the masterful chef Theo Schoenegger. You won’t forget it anytime soon.

Top of the World

This chic restaurant rotates an entire 360 degrees in 80 minutes, putting the valley’s sights in front of you. It’s won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence 17 years in a row.  

Twist

The only place in the U.S. in which you can enjoy the cuisine of superstar chef Pierre Gagnaire. Its perch on the 23rd floor of the Mandarin Oriental is elegant and charming, full of gorgeous globes and a colorful palette. Oh, and the views! 

Jennifer McKee
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Jennifer is the Managing Editor of Morris Visitor Publications, where she has worked since 2005. She grew up in small...