Our Mini Restaurant Guide—5 Hot Eateries In Vegas

21 Sep

1. Atelier de Joël Robuchon

French cooking maestro (aka “Chef of the Century”) Robuchon has two restaurants at the MGM Grand – his eponymous upscale eatery, Joël Robuchon, and the less expensive – but equally exquisite – Atelier, which offers the same gorgeous French cuisine with a more casual atmosphere (you can peer into the open kitchen from the counter while you eat). Try the tasting menu for $155 a person or opt for à la carte selections like fresh meat and fish. C’est truly magnifique!

Atelier de Joël Robuchon

MGM Grand; 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, 702-891-7925

2. Burger Bar

There’s no better find than a great burger joint, and Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar offers a relaxed dining experience with custom-made gourmet burgers (with beef, buffalo, turkey, vegetarian, and vegan patty options) starting at $8.25. Go posh with the $60 Rossini burger (Kobe beef, foie gras, shaved truffles), try the Surf & Turf burger with grilled lobster and Black Angus and even indulge in a burger for dessert – choose from chocolate, peanut butter and jelly, or cream cheesecake.

Burger Bar

The Shoppes at Mandalay Place at Mandalay Bay; 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-632-9364

3. Alex

For freshly sourced seasonal and organic fare, look no further than Alex, where you can indulge in tasty dishes while enjoying an opulent culinary experience, starting with your entrance into the dining room via a sweeping downward staircase. In addition to winning accolades for French-Italian style dishes like roasted scallops with asparagus, pink grapefruit and sea urchin, and prawns with yellow squash and zucchini blossoms, don’t miss out on the spectacular wine list, which has over 950 bottles on offer. Choose from the 5-course tasting menu ($195) or 3-course prix-fixe selection ($145).


Wynn Las Vegas; 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-248-3463

4. Koi Las Vegas

West Coast influences combined with Japanese cuisine and Asian-inspired décor are what you’ll find at this restaurant and lounge. In addition to a great sushi selection with plenty of signature rolls, highlights include Kobe Beef filet mignon toban-yaki, Yellowtail carpaccio with grapeseed oil, ponzu and wasabi tobi, and Miso-bronzed black cod with seasonal vegetables. After dinner, relax and sip cocktails in the lounge before getting ready for a night on the town.

Koi Las Vegas

Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino; 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-454-4555

5. Stripsteak

Feast on modern American fare at Michael Mina’s Mandalay Bay outpost. From shellfish and caviar to a meat lover’s paradise (an 18 oz. rib-eye, a 30 oz. Porterhouse and a 16 oz. Kansas City Strip are just a few of the options on offer), there are also great side dishes to accessorize your mains, from a potato purée trio to bacon creamed spinach and mac-and-cheese. Mains from $22.


Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South; 702-632-7414

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