15 Fancy Restaurants In Las Vegas For Your Next Big Night Out

For when you want dinner to be the party (or the party before the next party).
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For a large slice of the millions of people who come to Las Vegas every year, the only way to go is big. You could spend a multi-course meal on the 56th floor of the Palms above the city lights, be the center of attention dining in the jungle of the Bellagio Conservatory, or even have Justin Bieber possibly treat you to a surprise performance for dessert.

The best spots for a big night out typically include food that's worth the splurge and vibes that'll make you feel like you're a Las Vegas socialite. At some places, it's less about what's on the plate, and more about the entire dining experience.

Here are all the fancy restaurants in Las Vegas you need for your next big night out. And when you wake up the next morning (or the club turns the lights on), check out the best places for breakfast and brunch, or the many other great restaurants the city has to offer.



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It’s easy to treat a night at Mayfair like it’s the last party before the world ends. The restaurant is front row to the iconic Bellagio Fountains that blast off 460 feet into the air every couple of minutes, and bartenders are constantly uncorking bottles of expensive bubbly. Order one of the overflowing seafood towers for the table and the whole dover sole, which will be rolled over on a custom cart by a waiter in a white coat. Sip on a champagne cocktail stuffed with a pillow of cotton candy as you wait for your food to arrive, and watch sequined singers belt out jazz covers of “Creep” and “Watermelon Sugar.”



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The Wynn's Delilah is a place where you’ll spend your meal trying to figure out if the people next to you are actually famous or just hot enough to be a “content creator.” It’s one of those spots that has successfully created buzz through exclusivity (just look at their strict “no photos” policy), so you'll be calling everyone you know to get a reservation. Once you finally nab a table, go highbrow/lowbrow by drinking the Stepford Wife, a French 75 made with spiced lychee and rosé champagne served in a pink glass with gold dust, and snacking on chicken tenders and pigs in a blanket. The nightly entertainment is sort of like hitting shuffle on Spotify—one night you’ll get a jazz band, on another you might get a surprise eight-song set by Justin Bieber.

Michael’s Gourmet Room’s red velvet booths and white tablecloths go heavy on old Vegas glam. Chat up the maitre’d wearing a tuxedo or one of the waiters, who have been there so long they have enough secrets for a Netflix docu-series. The dishes here are named after random people, such as William J’s salad and Kate’s Chicken Sicilian. Apparently, William J liked his greens with avocado, peeled tomatoes, and hearts of palm. He most likely paired it with the restaurant’s relish tray, French onion soup, and chateaubriand. Wave over the “pastry cart of fantasies” when it rolls by and stick around for flaming desserts like cherries jubilee.

You'll need a reservation at The Garden Table, which you're making for the ambiance and exclusivity of getting to dine under a flower-bombed gazebo in the Bellagio Conservatory. This is the spot to bring the Leo in your friend group who will love all the attention from rubbernecking tourists. The dinner menu has your typical fancy American food, but you’re here because you want to be gawked at—even though the lamb chops are quite good.

The six-seat hidden omakase room at Wakuda is a flashy and intimate experience that’ll cost you $500 a head for one of their reservation-needed, weekend-only seatings. The restaurant staff will walk you past the dining room and through a steel door where you’ll be welcomed with some champagne or cognac. When it’s finally time for the main event, two wooden doors slide open to reveal the omakase room where the 15-course saga begins. Rounds of live scallops, Spanish spiny lobster with uni and caviar, and sashimi like barracuda, tuna belly, and geoduck will keep you busy before some late-night clubbing at the nearby TAO.

As one of the best omakase experiences in the city, Kame is living proof that there are excellent restaurants in the strip malls of Las Vegas. Reservations for their two nightly seatings can only be made by phone, and when you make the call you should just go ahead and commit to the $500 Signature Omakase. The courses are heavy on ingredients from Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido such as snow crab, baby congar eel, and live soft shell crab. While the menu changes every day, recent standouts include the A5 wagyu with foie gras and kamashita toro sushi with caviar and Japanese uni, two of the most decadent bites you might ever take.

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Bazaar Meat is the best steakhouse in Las Vegas. They manage to be creative without sacrificing quality, which can be hard to do in a city that loves their second-rate dupes of the Wonders of the World. You’ll feel the heat walking into the dining room, which has several grills cooking slabs of beef, as well as an oak-burning dome oven only used to roast whole suckling pigs that need to be ordered 24 hours in advance. There are plenty of good options, but the Vaca Vieja is great as it has a little chew and meatier texture compared to the other cuts. The “beefsteak” tomato tartare also shows off their ability to do inventive dishes beyond your normal steaks and sides—it tastes like you’re actually eating beef and not something that came off a vine.

Just shy of the clouds on the 56th floor of the Palms, Vetri Cucina has a billion-dollar view of the Strip and serves the same excellent food from the original Philadelphia location. You’ll find a la carte dishes like their sweet onion crepes and almond tortellini, however favorites like the roasted hen with prosciutto and foie gras are only offered on the tasting menu. We like this spot best for a date night when you really want to impress—the panoramic view of the Strip is fantastic and makes the restaurant feel like a little bubble in the sky far away from the scene on the boulevard.

If you're looking for a place to properly celebrate wins with your friends like “finally engaged after dropping hints for a year” or “getting a promotion because your boss finally realized they'd be lost without you,” come to Wing Lei. Part of the Wynn, this restaurant is perfect for parties who want to post up at large tables and carve into an imperial Peking duck tasting. Discuss the specifics of wedding venue hunting during rounds of peking duck salad, duck shu mai, duck fried rice, and more before you head out for whatever’s next on the itinerary.

Vic’s always delivers an enjoyable night of red sauce Italian food with a side of live jazz. The spot does the classics really well: veal piccata, chicken parmesan, pappardelle bolognese, and caesar salad. Some of the jazz world’s best performers pass through the next-door Symphony Park at The Smith Center, so you might catch them when they drop by Vic’s main room for an impromptu performance. Sit at the cabaret tables if you want to make eyes with the musician onstage, or hang out in one of the back booths and take in the sax solos.

You might have high expectations for the spin-off of Chicago steakhouse institution Bavette’s. Thankfully, this edition also serves great food and feels right at home in Vegas, with Tiffany-style table lamps, abstract art, and mismatched furniture making the space cooler than most of the other steakhouses in the city. Get the Lillet Rosé martini and the cheeseburger, which is in fact the famed Au Cheval burger from Bavette’s sister restaurant without the line of 300 people outside waiting to try it. This is the perfect place to start your night off if you have plans at the Dolby Live Theater or T-Mobile Arena, since Bavette’s is right between these two venues.

Locals and visitors talk about experiencing Restaurant Joël Robuchon’s degustation menu like it’s a badge of honor. You’re coming here for that big-name chef meal, whether you know who Joël Robuchon is or just want some of the best fine dining in Las Vegas. Book a dinner reservation for the 10-course degustation priced at $485 with plates like caviar-topped lobster decorated with cauliflower puree, salmon confit, braised beef cheeks with red miso, and hazelnut milk chocolate crémeux and praline ice cream for dessert. The tasting menu also includes your pick of tiny desserts from the Mignardises cart.

Stanton Social isn’t afraid to be a flashy stunt queen. They do a smoked take on the butter board with thumbelina crudités and a 64-ounce super tomahawk hung on a trellis with lights and served with cognac flambéed pan drippings. Adding to the gimmicks, their menu is divided into steaks and not steaks and hot potatoes and not potatoes. The restaurant is adjacent to Omnia Nightclub, so get dressed up and come here for a pregame dinner. It doesn’t ever feel too rowdy, but you can feel the anticipation in the air of certain tables who merely use this as a pit stop before ripping shots next door.

The textbook example of Las Vegas luxury is taking in the view overlooking the Bellagio Fountains after ordering off The Caviar Bar menu in Eiffel Tower Restaurant. Be a purist and go for one of the caviar selections that's served with blinis, toast points, and condiments. For an extra $50 at lunch or $100 during dinner, you can reserve the best seat in the house: the corner table, which is perfect for proposals, anniversaries, or just gossiping in a gorgeous setting. Because, while eating caviar will make you feel fancy, the real draw of this place is watching one of the most famous sprinklers in the country go off every 15 minutes.

There are three Nobus in Las Vegas. The one at Caesars Palace is supersized, turning hundreds of parties a night, and the off-the-Strip Nobu at Virgin Hotel is OG Vegas fine dining. However, this one inside Paris Las Vegas, has carved out its own little charm thanks to the smaller space and stellar service that makes you feel like you're at a neighborhood joint, at least for Vegas standards.

While the crowd at any Nobu can skew oil money heirs and wannabe influencers, the food deserves your full attention. Boost your yellowtail jalapeño by requesting kanpachi or add some white truffles to your toro before getting a main like the beef tenderloin with yuzu truffle butter. And dishes like the black cod miso have become a Nobu classic because they live up to the hype.

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