When in Las Vegas...Get the Celebrity Chef Treatment

For a unique Las Vegas eating experience try one of the many celebrity chef restaurants the city has to offer

Mesa Grill is Bobby Flay's only Las Vegas restaurant, and it features a menu focused on southwest cuisine.
Mesa Grill is Bobby Flay's only Las Vegas restaurant, and it features a menu focused on southwest cuisine.

There is no shortage of places to eat in Las Vegas whether you want quick fast food or the fanciest steak and lobster dinner. One thing Las Vegas has abundance of is celebrity chef restaurants.

Whether you’re dying to try food from your favorite celebrity chef’s recipes or just just curious what the hype is about, we’ve got you covered.

Here are some celebrity chef Las Vegas restaurants you may want to dine at.

Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill

Mesa Grill, located in Caesars Palace, is a Bobby Flay restaurant featuring Southwestern cuisine. Mesa Grill was Flay's first restaurant outside of New York City and his only Las Vegas restaurant.

Mesa Grill serves brunch, lunch and dinner and also offers high-quality tequila, cocktails and signature drinks — and an expansive wine list. 

Not sure what to order? Some suggestions to try include:

  • Tiger shrimp and roasted corn tamale
  • Spice rubbed pork tenderloin
  • Lobster tacos
  • Blue corn crusted halibut

Wolfgang Puck's CUT

Wolfgang Puck’s CUT steakhouse, located in the Palazzo, is an AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant that puts a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse. In addition to the main dining room CUT also features an upscale bar and lounge and private dining space.

CUT’s signature cuts of beef are a favorite, but diners can also enjoy an array of other entrees including seafood, ribs and more. All entrees are accompanied by a large selection of house-made sauces and side dishes.

CUT’s wine list features over 500 international wine options, and the bar offers exclusive custom cocktails, classic drinks and a smaller, appetizer menu.

The restaurant is open nightly for dinner.

Emeril Lagasse's New Orleans Fish House

Take a seafood culinary tour without leaving Las Vegas. Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish House, inside the MGM Grand, serves a “fresh and distinctive blend of Creole/Cajun specialties”.

Emeril’s Fish House offers more than just seafood, though. The menu serves up classic Louisiana comfort food, including chicken and steak, with a modern twist.

The fun New Orleans architecture of the restaurant makes you feel like you’re on Bourbon Street whether you come for lunch, dinner or happy hour.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar

Looking for casual food with a celebrity chef’s touch? Try Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar next to The Linq. Serving casual foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night dining, Fieri’s restaurant is sure to have something for all tastes including burgers, wings, tacos, appetizers and shareable food.

The restaurant offers a taste of Fieri’s signature cuisine featuring bold flavors and unique twists on traditional dishes. 

Compliment your food with something off the restaurant’s extensive drink menu which includes 16 craft beers, Sonoma County wine selection and a frozen tap system shot bar.

Looking for something extra special? Try Fieri’s Bloody Mary brunch. The Bloody Mary menu lets you choose your alcohol, garnish and level of spiciness.

Fieri’s restaurant offers an outdoor patio and dining area with panoramic vies of the Strip. Plus, you’ll find touches of Fieri’s personality all around as the décor closely resembles Fieri’s personal kitchen and his tattoos are incorporated as part of other design elements including coasters, napkins and dishes.

Mario Batali's Carnevino

Celebrity chef Mario Batli and winemaker Joe Bastianich have teamed up to put their unique twist on the traditional steakhouse. Located in the Palazzo, Carnevino features innovative Italian cuisine alongside traditional steakhouse favorites.

In addition to hand-cut steak and aged beef, guests can enjoy entrees of veal, pork, lamb and daily poultry and seafood specials. Meals are accompanied by vegetable side dishes from all over the Italian peninsula.

Carnevino has consistently topped the nation’s best steakhouses lists since it opened in 2008, and in 2016 Yahoo and Men’s Journal named it the #1 steakhouse in the world.

Giada de Laurentiis's GIADA 

New to the celebrity chef restaurant business is Emmy-award winning Giada De Laurentiis. GIADA inside The Cromwell is De Laurentiis's first restaurant.

The food is a combination of Italian cuisine with Californian influences. The restaurant offers an array of options for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Accompanying breakfast are fresh squeezed juices.

For lunch or dinner try one of the many refreshing options including:

  • Lemon spaghetti
  • Chicken cacciatore
  • Marsala herb chicken meatballs
  • Rosemary focaccia and lemon flatbread
  • Vegetable Bolognese rigatoni

GIADA also features an antipasto station, which is a first for Italian restaurants on the Strip.

If you still can’t decide what to order, GIADA offers a tasting menu for multi-course bites of all chef De Laurentiis’s specialties.

Or, try family-style options. And save room for one of the mouth-watering desserts including lemon ricotta cookies and sorbets.

The restaurant also offers a feast for your eyes. It features a dining room and lounge with a view of the Bellagio fountains. Plus, the open kitchen lets diners watch as the chefs prepare fresh pasta, bread and desserts. 

Michael Mina's BARDOT Brasserie

Enjoy a taste of French café culture at BARDOT Brasserie at the Aria. Award-winning chef Michael Mina’s restaurant offers classic French brasserie experience with traditional brasserie dishes for dinner and weekend brunch.

Accompany your dinner with an array of New World and Old World Wines. And brunch includes endless rosé.

Buddy V’s Ristorante

Buddy Valastro, better known as the Cake Boss, has branched out from dessert and opened his first restaurant bringing some of his family’s heirloom recipes to Las Vegas. 

Reminiscent of Sunday dinner at grandma’s house, the restaurant at the Venetian features Italian-American classics and family favorites. The restaurant is open for brunch, lunch and dinner and features full lunch and dinner menus as well as an express lunch menu, an a la carte brunch menu, a buffet brunch, a kids menu and an afternoon menu.

But don’t worry, Valastro hasn’t abandoned his baking. Buddy V’s Ristorante also features an impressive dessert selection including cannoli, Nutella Cake and Valastro’s famous Lobster Tail Pastry.

Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has a few restaurants in Las Vegas, but the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Caesars Palace is definitely one to try. It offers a comfortable, neighborhood feel serving up an authentic English pub experience.

The restaurant space is comprised of two unique restaurants in one where a centerpiece bar features an array of beer taps. Looking for a place to watch sporting events from across the world? Try the pub’s casual bar and lounge area.

No English pub is complete without an extension beer menu. Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill features 36 tap beers and 63 bottle beers. The food menu was prepared to pair well with beer and includes English favorites such as English ale onion soup, shepherd’s pie, classic fish and chips, and a selection of sausages. 

The grill section of the restaurant features dishes including Scottish Salmon, grilled rib eye, Duroc dry-aged pork rib eye and Colorado double lamb chops.

Still not sure what to order? Try these options:

  • Yorkshire ale batter fish and chips
  • Grilled lamb burger
  • Traditional shepherd’s pie
  • Sticky toffee pudding