SW Steakhouse

It’s hard to decide what’s better at the Wynn Hotel’s steakhouse: the food or the restaurant’s setting. Opt for a table outside next to the cascading waterfall feature and you’ll be treated to a slightly odd but very memorable show. We won’t ruin the surprise, but let’s just say that it involves huge singing heads. This steakhouse has the best beef in the city, and offers top-notch service to boot. It’s tempting to fill up on the bread basket; the cheese and bacon muffins and giant pretzels are delicious when smeared with the salty butter, but save plenty of room the pan-seared scallops and king crab soup, topped with a puff pastry crouton for starters. The entrees are, in typical American fashion, enormous, but in this case quantity is matched by quality. The dry-aged tomahawk chop is oozing with flavour and comes expertly charred, while the Japanese wagyu beef is A5 quality with a smooth, buttery texture. Pair with simple sautéed broccolini and roasted asparagus and, trust us, you’ll have no room for dessert.

  • +1 702 770 3325
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  • 3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard
    NV 89109

Beauty & Essex

Step into the tiny pawn shop with guitar-lined walls and you’ll wonder if you’re in the right place. Beyond the unmarked door this bling-draped cavernous establishment serves globally inspired food designed for sharing. Tuck into soup dumplings, playful takes on caesar salads – creamy garlic and crispy chicken skin served on croutons – and huge portions of chili-dusted scallops with white bean purée and charred jalapeño butter, and Mexican streetcorn ravioli topped with roasted poblano and jalapeño. Don’t neglect the craft cocktails either. The “Emerald Gimlet” combines lemon nectar and absolut vodka with fresh, zesty basil, while the “Pink Pather” is a palate-tingling affair with botanist gin, pink peppercorn syrup and St Germain.

  • +1 702 737 0707
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  • 3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard
    NV 89109

Della's Delano Las Vegas

No one leaves Vegas feeling healthy, not least thanks to the city’s excessive portion sizes and apparent obsession with truffle oil. If you’re craving a dose of greens and fresh juice, try Della’s Kitchen at the Delano for a responsibly sourced menu served in a casual, urban setting. We loved the Tuscan kale salad with organic quinoa, Chenel goat’s cheese, sundried cranberries, walnuts and flaked salmon. Grab one of their fresh pressed juices for a pick- me-up on the go.

Nobu Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace

Chef Nobu’s largest culinary endeavour in the world is located in the exclusive Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace. Despite the venue’s colossal size, a series of lantern-like pods enclose small round tables and give the restaurant an intimate feel. Come here for a business dinner or a romantic evening meal and feast on the truffle tasting menu or Nobu’s signature black cod with sweet miso. Prices are unsurprisingly high; this is Nobu and this is Vegas.

Eat 707 Carson Avenue, Downtown Las Vegas

The Strip may be home to celebrity chefs, but the Downtown area is a good option if you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe. This new kid on the block has quickly become a firm local favourite for its reasonably priced breakfast and lunch menu. Service here is unobtrusive and hassle free, much like the simple but delicious food. Try the devilled egg special or the roast beef sandwich, then cross the road and check out the eclectic selection of shops at Container Park, Vegas’ answer to Box Park in London’s Shoreditch.

Hakkasan

You’ll be dining in a sleek lounge, decked out in dark-grey and black decor with lashings of lattice woodwork dividers, bringing some much-needed intimacy to the warehouse feel. Hakkasan is a modern take on Cantonese cuisine, and the food is up there with the best of the city. Start your feast by ordering the steamed dim sum platter and under no circumstances miss out on the crispy duck salad; a magnificent tower of pomelo, greens, pomegranate and crisp, mouth-watering duck. Don’t come if you’re not hungry; the Mongolian-style beef tenderloin and roasted Chilean sea bass with honey are begging to be devoured. And don’t forget dessert; the resident pastry chef makes everything in-house, and the black sesame and chocolate dumplings with ginger and yuzu tea are made for Instagram (and for eating) as are the exotic macarons, which range in colour from blood orange and bright purple to sea-green and salted caramel brown.

  • +1 702 891 7888
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  • 3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard
    NV 89109

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