While the Michelin Guide has yet to return to Las Vegas for ranking since the market crash in 2008 and 2009, the pandemic in 2020 certainly did not help with traffic for the dining industry in Las Vegas initially. As restrictions were lifted in Las Vegas ahead of most major cities in America, the city quickly bustled with many eager food enthusiasts to get a taste of normalcy during such a bizarre time for our nation. Here is a list of the most remarkable restaurants to have earned Michelin recognition in Las Vegas.
The climate-controlled four-story wine tower at Aureole in Mandalay Bay Menu
Known for the outstanding wine pairings, Aureole houses an impressive climate-controlled four-story wine tower to optimally store and showcase thousands of bottles. "Wine angels" glide and float around the tower to retrieve bottles selected by guests. The all-inclusive menus are composed of delicacies that reflect the current season and are seamlessly matched with the most complimentary wine from the vast collection.
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be had at DJT inside the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas extended lobby. Modern American dishes like the buttermilk chicken tenders served with fries and dipping sauces or the French dip which combines New York strip steak slices with swiss cheese on a French baguette and au jus.
The main dining area of Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand Las Vegas Menu
Having received three Michelin stars, Joel Robuchon is one of the highest regarded fine dining destinations in Las Vegas. The art deco inspired design elements and lush terrace garden seating offer beautiful surroundings for guests to enjoy sophisticated meals.
The dining room at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon at MGM GrandMenu
With each meal prepared directly in front of guests eyes, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon leads with an interactive dining experience that educates guests on the ingredients, preparation methods and all that makes this Michelin star recognized establishment so noteworthy. Pull up a chair and witness the greatness of the kitchen at the L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon service counter.
Delicate yet complex seafood offerings from Le Cirque at Bellagio Las Vegas Menu
Nestled in the Bellagio Las Vegas, a AAA Five Diamond resort, Le Cirque has pioneered the fine dining scene since the 1990's. The French eatery is on the bucket list of several foodies as each bite is a sensory journey in itself. Enjoy specials like the new guinea foul and staples like the caviar and the Australian black truffle risotto. Relish the entertaining wine pairings that take dining experiences to new heights with sommeliers that may as well double as stand-up comedians.
The dining room at Michael Mina at Bellagio Las Vegas Menu
Seafood lovers' heaven begins at Michael Mina in Bellagio Las Vegas with the finest freshly caught delights. The expert chefs and staff at this Michelin-starred eatery to lead the voyage of dining with excellence. Indulge in the shellfish raw bar options, nibble on the grilled octopus starter and dive into the main entrees including Michael's lobster pot pie with black truffle and the grilled branzino garnished with capers, castelvetrano olives and artichokes.
Nobu has quite the reputation internationally for exceptional service and Japanese culinary preparations. The Caesars Palace Las Vegas location continues to satisfy food enthusiasts with complex flavor profiles and textures. The miso black cod and the toro carpaccio with seasonal truffle both melt in the mouth on contact and may arouse sighs and hums of pleasure but keep it together...this is a Michelin star restaurant afterall.
The patio dining area of Julian Serrano's Picasso at Bellagio Las Vegas Menu
Admire the work of Pablo Picasso while executive chef Julian Serrano created dishes that grace your dining table. Inspired by France and Spain, regions which Picasso lived and frequented, the menu selections reflect the artists' life with French and Spanish dishes like jamon de bellota, iberico and terrine of foie gras. A Vegan fixed menu is also available for those with dietary restrictions to enjoy.
Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace Las Vegas emulates the Paris, France location menu offerings to bring a taste of the fine French dining to the Las Vegas Strip. With a Forbes Five-Star travel guide specific menu and Michelin star recognition, the most refined palates are pleased at Restaurant Guy Savoy. Give in to the creamy and soft textures of the seared foie gras on brioche with black truffle or the savory American Wagyu filet with braised beef cheek.
Imperial peking duck topped with caviar over Mandarine savory crepes Menu
The very first Chinese cuisine restaurant on the entire continent of North America to earn a Michelin Star, Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas broke through ceilings and busted molds to achieve such recognition. Also a recipient of the Forbes five-star award, Wing Lei delivers excellence consistently with Shanghai, Sichuan and Cantonese dishes including the Imperial peking duck, which is served with Mandarin crepes—as pictured above—or with steamed buns.
Photography by: By Barbara Kraft; Courtesy of MGM Resorts International; Courtesy of Caesars Entertainment