Hottest New Restaurants in Vegas

When it comes to meal times in Vegas, it’s often difficult to decide where to go.  With dozens of restaurants within every hotel plus more along the strip as well as inside various shopping concourses, there are currently 2100+ options for visitors to choose from, and the list just keeps right on growing.

To help you stay current, let’s sink your teeth into the tastiest new restaurants Las Vegas has to offer. We’ve selected the best places to eat at right now, with some indulgent dishes you can’t (because this is Vegas and no one is allowed to ask if you’re “going to eat all that?”) experience the same way anywhere else.


Robert Irvine’s Public House at the Tropicana


Celebrity chef Robert Irvine created his version of a British pub with a menu of his favorite travel-inspired bar/comfort food, made just for Vegas.

What to Expect: You’ll want a window seat. And prepare to spend some time with the beer selection − there are 99 options.

Pro Tip: Become a regular. You’ll get a secret coin that gets you a free drink of choice every time you visit.

What to Eat:

Appetizer: Stone-fired Shepard’s Pie. This is actually an entrée, but it’s the dish everyone at the table has to try.

Entrée:  F&K Fondue Burger. You may actually want to use a fork and knife because this burger is covered with cheese.

Dessert: English Banoffee. Save room for this banana, caramel, cream, toffee & espresso ice cream treat.


Momofuku at the Cosmopolitan

MOMOFUKU – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Chef David Chang has graced the West Coast with his Korean-, Japanese- and U.S.-influenced restaurant Momofuku.

What to Expect: To crave the steamed buns for a late-night snack.

Pro Tip: Sit at the bar overlooking the food-prep station. It smells amazing. Plus, your food will be uber-fresh.

What to Eat:

Appetizer: Bigeye Tuna. Get a piece of the ocean in the middle of the desert, served with shaved foie gras and stone fruit.

Entrée: Wild King Salmon Steak. This is a smoked salmon with bonji dashi, and leeks with shoyu rye koji vinaigrette; best with your favorite white wine.

Dessert Cocktail: Seven Spice Slushie. What’s better than a slushy? A slushy with sake.


Evel Pie – Fremont Street – Photo Albert L

EVEL PIE Downtown Las Vegas

Watch Vegas icon Evel Knievel on a black and white TV. Play pinball. Eat absolutely delicious pizza. And be ready to hang out all night.

What to Expect: To feel like it’s 1975.

Pro Tip: Don’t hesitate to go alone. You’ll make friends with the bartenders.

What to Eat:

Appetizer: Garlic Deez Knots. A really good portion of breadsticks with garlic and marinara.

Entrée: World-famous Snake River Special. A specialty slice of pizza with rattlesnake sausage, caramelized onion, and roasted red pepper. (Honestly, who else has rattlesnake?)

(AND!) Olivia Gluten-Free John. We couldn’t pick just one. Because this deep deliciousness is another one-of-a-kind, must-have (the whole thing) pizza.

Dessert: Led Zeppole. A deep-fried street donut served with powdered sugar and honey red pepper sauce.


Chica at the Venetian

CHICA The Venetian Las Vegas

You can’t pass up Lorena Garcia, the first Latina chef on the Strip, and John Kunkel of 50 Eggs’ celebration of Latin cuisine from Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Peru.

What to Expect: In just a few dishes, it’ll feel like you’ve traveled around South America.

Pro Tip: Do the Nazca Winter − a drink that involves cinnamon-scented fog.

What to Eat:

Appetizer: Fries. So many levels of delicious.

Entrée: Meyer Lemon Rotisserie Chicken. You can get half or full. But you’ll probably want the full chicken.

Dessert: Lemon Buñuelos. Crispy, zesty, chocolat-y donuts.


Zuma at the Cosmopolitan

ZUMA – The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

This is Rainer Becker’s (creator and co-founder) version of upscale, Japanese gastropub-style cuisine. The dishes are meant for sharing, but only if you want to.

What to Expect: To feel like you’re eating a tasty sculpture.

Pro Tip: Ask to be seated at the open flame robata grill. The chefs know how to entertain.

What to Eat:

Appetizer: Gindara To Ebi No Gyoza. This is prawn and black cod dumplings.

Entrée: Ainame No Koumi Yaki To Kousou. The grilled Chilean sea bass with green chili and ginger dressing.

Dessert: Green Tea and Banana Cake. A perfect end-of-dinner treat with coconut ice cream and peanut toffee sauce.


Virgil’s Real BBQ at Linq Promenade


Vegas isn’t the only Virgil’s location. But in a town with no judgment, this is the only place you can experience the best parts of its menu completely guilt-free.

What to Expect: The live music and Vegas hospitality will keep you around a while.

Pro Tip: Don’t skimp on the sides.

What to Eat:

Appetizer: BBQ Nachos. Nachos loaded with chicken, pork and beef brisket.

Entrée: Texas Beef Brisket. Smokey on the outside, super tender and juicy inside.

Dessert: Banana Pudding. This is everything you could ever dream of in a dessert.


Morimoto at MGM Grand


Morimoto is a gift to our senses. Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s restaurant is wall-to-plate, eye-popping, mouthwatering artistry.

What to Expect: Chef Morimoto bouncing around, chatting with guests.

Pro Tip: Get your camera ready. Photo ops are served with every dish.

What to Eat:

Appetizer: Sashimi. Mix and match the sushi and sashimi you’re feeling.

Entrée: Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak. A perfectly cooked, seasoned and plated piece of meat.

Dessert: Coconut Mango. A mango parfait, coconut cake with coconut green tea sorbet.


Courtesy of Visit Vegas


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