• Best Strip Restaurants: Restaurant Guy Savoy is a legend in Paris and this offshoot is just as stellar. A second choice? Estiatorio Milos,which serves impossibly fresh Mediterranean seafood.
  • Best Downtown Restaurants: The gourmet-yet-cool Carson Kitchen, and the authentic Cajun and Creole dishes at the ever-charming Lola's prove that the dining scene in Downtown has arrived.
  • Best Off-Strip Restaurant: Raku Grill is a 10- to 20-minute drive from the Strip, but the flavorful Japanese grill specialties here make it totally worth the trip.
  • Best Comfort Food: The funky twists on the genre served at Culinary Dropout will charm the most jaded.
  • Best Theme Restaurant: Generally speaking, we think theme restaurants are overpriced tourist traps, but Gilley’s has such great down-home cooking that we’re willing to overlook the mechanical bull.
  • Best Steakhouse: Based on the NYC restaurant that has been in business for more than 150 years, Old Homestead Steakhouse serves hugely flavorful cuts of meat that are just plain old huge. They did invent the doggy bag, after all.
  • Best Inexpensive Meal: Capriotti’s serves monster, well-stuffed submarine sandwiches with fresh ingredients both traditional (ham and cheese) and offbeat (the Bobby is like Thanksgiving on a bun). Even better, most are under $10.
  • Best Splurge: Food should not cost as much as it does at Joël Robuchon at the Mansion and the slightly less expensive sibling L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, but a few bites of the exquisite cuisine will make you understand why it does.
  • Best Buffets: It’s expensive, but the Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas serves high-quality food worthy of tablecloths and candlelight. Bargain hunters, however, won’t need to sacrifice quality at the Main Street Garden Court Buffet.
  • Best Views: You can see the entire city, and big chunks of southern Nevada, from the revolving Top of the World, situated more than 800 feet up the Stratosphere Tower, while at Alizé, at the top of the Palms, you get a virtually unobstructed view of the Strip and delightfully crafted French cuisine that may make you forget the vista entirely.
  • Best Breakfasts: The twisted farm food at Hash House a Go Go features things like pancakes the size of pizzas, and waffles with bacon baked right in, while Eat offers dizzyingly fresh and flavorful choices that have won legions of fans. 

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