Larry's Las Vegas Guide - Restaurants


In the last few years, I've spent a ridiculous amount of time in Las Vegas - and a lot of the time was spent eating at Las Vegas' rapidly improving array of restaurants.  While I've only had one meal at many of the restaurants listed, I've eaten more than a dozen meals at a couple of the places.

The reviews vary in the amount of information provided - my journal was more detailed on some trips than on others.  Where possible, I describe the menu, atmosphere, service, and each item ordered.  I also try to provide an indication of cost; unless otherwise noted, the amount listed is for one person, exclusive of drinks, tax and tip.

Here's an alphabetized list of my reviews.  Click on the restaurant's name for details:

Aloha Kitchen
Aloha Specialties
Aureole
B&B Ristorante
Bar Masa
Bartolotta
Beijing Noodle No. 9
Bellagio Café
BLT Burger
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
Bouchon
Buffet - Breakfast - Mirage
Buffet - Breakfast - Paris
Buffet - Breakfast - Wynn
Buffet - Brunch - Caesars Palace
Buffet - Lunch - Bellagio
Buffet - Lunch - Wynn
Buffet - Dinner - Bellagio
Buffet - Dinner - Wynn
Burger Bar
Café Gelato
Canyon Ranch Café
Canter's Deli
Carnegie Deli
Carnevino
Central by Michel Richard
China Grill
Coca-Cola Store
Country Club Grill
CUT
Delmonico Steakhouse
Du-par's
é by José Andrés
Emeril's
Enoteca San Marco
espressamente illy
FIRST Food & Bar
FIX
Grand Lux Café
Guy Savoy
Hyakumi
Ichiza
In-N-Out Burger
Jaleo
Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie
Joël Robuchon
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab
Julian Serrano
Kabuto
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Le Burger Brasserie
Le Café Île St. Louis
Lotus of Siam
Luv-It Frozen Custard
Marché Bacchus
Margaritaville
Mermaids
Michael Mina
Mon Ami Gabi
MOzen Bistro
munchbar
Nobu
Okada
Original Pancake House
Payard Pâtisserie
Pho Bosa (formerly Bosa 1)
Picasso
Postrio
Public House (Venetian)
RA Sushi
Raku
Red 8
The Restaurant at Platinum
Restaurant Charlie
RM Seafood
Roy's
Sage
Sensi
Serendipity 3
Settebello
Shibuya
STACK
StripSteak
Sugar & Ice
Sushi Roku
Sushisamba
SW Steakhouse
Tableau
Tacos El Gordo
Terrace Point Café
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Twist by Pierre Gagnaire
The Verandah
Wing Lei
Yellowtail
Yokohama Kaigenro
Zoozacrackers





Vegas Uncork'd
Bon Appétit Magazine sponsors an annual food orgy known as Vegas Uncork'd. All sorts of top notch chefs get together and offer up some great meals. I attended in May 2008. Here is my diary of the bacchanalia...and for you historical type people, it seems fitting that Vegas Uncork'd was one day longer than the real Bacchanalia.

Still want to read more? I returned in May 2009; click here for details
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Epicurean Affair
Think of this event as Vegas Uncork'd Grand Tasting Lite. Really Lite. Held annually at the Flamingo Hotel pool area, it features food samples from dozens of local restaurants. Here's a review of the 2009 event.





"Greater" Las Vegas
With apologies to Arizona, Utah and California. Most of my trips to Las Vegas include a trip to one or more national parks within driving distance of Las Vegas. The food near the parks is rarely gourmet, but it's still worth knowing what is OK, and what should be decontaminated before eating. Lately, I've added a nearby urban destination as well. Here are a few reviews.


Bluff, Utah (between Grand Canyon and Moab, Utah):

Twin Rocks Café and Gift Shop

Bryce, Utah:

Bryce Canyon Lodge

Grand Canyon, Arizona:

El Tovar (South Rim)
Grand Canyon Lodge (North Rim)

Hildale, Utah:

Merry Wives Café

Kanab, Utah:

Houston's Trail's End
Nedra's Too

Los Angeles, California:
Animal
Bazaar
Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant
Monte Alban
Providence
Urasawa

Moab, Utah:

Desert Bistro
Moab Brewery

Richfield, Utah (between Moab and Las Vegas):

Ideal Dairy

San Francisco, California:
Boulette's Larder
Coi
Sears Fine Food
Sebo

Seligman, Arizona (between Las Vegas and Grand Canyon):

Westside Lilo's

Springdale, Utah (near Zion National Park):

Bit and Spur
Oscar's Café

St. George, Utah:
Bear Paw Café

Yosemite, California:
Yosemite Lodge Food Court
Yosemite Mountain Room






The Very Best
What are the top three restaurants in town?

Click here for my choices


~~~~ R.I.P. ~~~~



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