In recent years, Las Vegas, the City of Lights, has become a world-class culinary destination, offering a huge variety of fine dining experiences for the most sophisticated palate. Whether you’re up or down on your luck in the casinos, you’re guaranteed to win big with the best foodie experiences at Smith & Wollensky, TAO Asian Bistro, and Buddy V's Ristorante.
Vegas isn’t complete without a decadent steak. Bring your crew to Smith & Wollensky and order the Snake River Farms Swinging Tomahawk Ribeye, presented “swinging” as an ode to the old-school butchery tradition. At 44 ounces, this dry-aged American wagyu steak is charred and sliced tableside. A dish that’s unparalleled in flavor and unique in presentation – making for the most memorable meal of your trip.
The linguini frutti di mare is a staple at Mercato Della Pescheria as it is all-encompassing in terms of the seafood that it utilizes from the crudo bar. Homemade pasta is tossed with black tiger shrimp, mussels, Manila clams, and calamari in a rich lobster sauce.
TAO Asian Bistro complements its "vibe dining" venue with delicious dishes from China, Japan, and Thailand, and the miso-glazed Chilean sea bass with wok vegetables is a standout option in a sea of choice. The fish is beautifully seared with tender, flaky flesh beneath a beautiful miso glaze served on a bed of traditional vegetables. This is a light bite with plenty of flavor, certain to delight any seafood connoisseur.
Sample some Southern home-style hospitality at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar with a delicious helping of chicken 'n' watermelon 'n' waffles. With honey hot sauce, chilled spiced watermelon, Vermont sharp cheddar cheese waffles, and bourbon maple syrup, this is an incredible taste sensation packed with Southern soul. Yardbird's American Humane Association Certified chicken is 100% natural and dredged in a secret blend of spices and flour before deep-frying.
Delmonico Steakhouse is master chef Emeril Lagasse's spin on the classic American steakhouse and aims to make dinner with friends a celebration. After dining on sumptuous steak, what better way to celebrate than with Emeril's signature banana cream pie, the most requested dessert on the menu? The pie includes three pounds of bananas (that’s 11 whole fruits) and a nontraditional custard filling complemented by caramel sauce, chocolate shavings, and whipped cream.
SUSHISAMBA's Moqueca Mista is a nourishing seafood stew from the Brazilian state of Bahia that offers flavors of Brazil in one plate, bringing together jumbo shrimp, squid, sea bass, mussels, clams, coconut milk, dendê oil, and chimichurri rice.
Sample some of the delicious cakes and pastries that made Carlo’s Bakery a sensation on TLC’s television series "Cake Boss." With so many traditional homemade Italian treats to tempt you, it’s difficult to know where to start, but you can’t go wrong with the bakery’s now-famous classic cannoli. The tube-shaped pastries have a sweet, creamy filling and a dusting of powdered sugar, making them the perfect complement to your favorite coffee.
Buddy Valastro made his name on TLC's "Cake Boss," and now his traditional Italian cooking is taking the Strip by storm. Stop by Buddy V's Ristorante to sample classic Italian flavors, including pizzas and pastas. Nonna's lasagna al forno is a highlight of the home-cooked menu, featuring layers of pasta with Italian sausage, ricotta, mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan baked to perfection and available with a range of side dishes.