Las Vegas is known for many things, including being an entertainment and gambling mega hub. However, this iconic city feeds both the soul and stomach due to its countless gastronomic experiences, such as restaurants owned by celebrity chefs. Who wouldn’t want to wine and dine at an eatery owned by Gordan Ramsay or Wolfgang Puck? If you have yet to explore the city’s culinary delights featuring the best celebrity chefs, our guide will leave you salivating.
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Gordon Ramsay Steak
The name says it all, right? No celebrity list would be complete without featuring the legendary Ramsay, and this time, it’s all about steak. As one of the few recommended restaurants in Las Vegas, Ramsay put his culinary expertise on full display, delivering so much more than what we have come to expect. Situated in Paris Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay Steak offers a dining experience that combines French cuisine with the chef’s flair — something fans across the globe have come to love.
Once you step into this chic yet modern restaurant, you’ll be awe-inspired by its ambiance. Look out for the beef Wellington trolley, which is not only a nod to Ramsay’s British roots but also somewhat of a main attraction. As the name suggests, you can order an array of steaks in various cuts and cook them to your liking — try not to select well done. However, the beef Wellington is pretty much the star here and finishes off nicely with the sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
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L’atelier De Joël Robuchon
Who is Joël Robuchon, and how did he get a reputation as one of the greatest chefs? Joël, who tragically passed away in 2018, left behind a legacy that lives on today. He was known for the relentless perfection of his cuisine, which earned him 31 Michelin Stars throughout his impressive career. L’atelier De Joël Robuchon is an opulent fine dining restaurant that is peak French gastronomy.
Located at the MGM Grand, no expense was spared when it pertained to the interior of this restaurant as it exudes luxury, with its ornate details that create an intimate atmosphere. The menu includes carefully crafted delights made right before your eyes, making for a unique experience.
Giada De Laurentiis is an Italian chef, cookbook author, restaurateur, and former Food Network television personality. Her rise to fame as a celebrity chef started in 2002 when she was discovered by a network executive reading up on her life. Not only has Giada made a solid name for herself in the industry, but she earned an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Host in 2008. Her restaurant Giada, found at The Cromwell, is a feast for the eyes and stomachs. Giada is an Italian restaurant that focuses on making simple yet flavorful dishes and comes with a Californian twist.
Here, you can find anything from mouth-watering steaks to countless brunch options, including breakfast calzones, polenta waffles, pasta, and so much more. There are also vegan, gluten, and dairy-free options, which are equally delicious. For wine lovers, the restaurant boasts an extensive wine collection.
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Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar
We know Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, a colorful show exploring the many eateries across the US. While the show is laid-back and equally exciting, Fieri’s restaurant follows the same concept. Located at the LINQ, Fieri’s cuisine exudes confidence, creativity, and bold flavors — which we have come to expect from the chef. His menu celebrates American comfort food but naturally, with a twist. For example, one popular menu item is the award-winning Bacon Mac ‘N’ Cheeseburger with applewood bacon, six-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese, onion straws, more cheese, and Fieri’s Donkey sauce, all on a garlic-buttered brioche bun.
Then there is the Trash Can Nachos, which Fieri admittedly calls over the top — we can’t imagine why. This tower of cheese and nacho chips is presented in a trash can and features tortilla chips, pork, cheese, black beans, jalapenos, sour cream, pickled onions, cilantro, Pico de Gallo, chipotle BBQ sauce, and — of course — more cheese. As the legend himself would say, “We’re taking you on a road-rocking trip down to Flavortown.”
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
Wolfgang Puck needs no introduction as one of the world’s most famous culinary geniuses. This chef and restaurateur rose to stardom in the 70s due to combining classic French techniques with Californian and Asian influences, creating something truly unique. The 74-year-old has had quite an illustrious career, so naturally, he would set up shop in Vegas with the Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill.
Puck’s restaurant redefines American bar-and-grill food with something more approachable and Californian. The highlights on the menu include items such as wood-fired pizzas, seafood pasta, and flat iron steaks and chips. There are also group dining options for parties of 10 people or more and private dining options.
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Las Vegas is known for its entertainment options and being the city that never sleeps. However, it also stands firm as a culinary destination filled with celebrity chef-owned restaurants. From Gordan Ramsay’s Steakhouse to Joël Robuchon’s fine French dining, each establishment offers a unique experience with delicious food.