Las Vegas – Foodie Guide

Las Vegas is known for being a city filled with neon lights, spectacular shows, slot machines, and all-night parties. It’s also an incredible city for world-class dining experiences. Celebrity chefs from all over the world open restaurants in Las Vegas to serve the millions of visitors each year.

Get an overview of what celebrity chefs are present in Vegas and what you can expect from their restaurants below.


Buddy Valastro

Las VegasMany will recognize Buddy Valastro’s name from his hit TLC show Cake Boss, but Valastro is more than a pastry chef. This celebrity chef puts his talent on full display at his Las Vegas restaurant Buddy V’s Ristorante, located in The Venetian. There, diners are treated to homestyle Italian cooking, prepared just like Buddy cooks for his own family. The dining area reflects this familial vibe with its intimate and homey ambiance. And just like a meal at a traditional Italian household, you won’t leave hungry.

Start with the salami and cheese board to pique your appetite, then dive into Lisa’s linguine with clams and lobster. Another popular dish is the Valastro Sunday Gravy, a homey dish containing meatballs, sausage, lamb, and pork along with a bowl of rigatoni. And what would a meal at Buddy V’s be without dessert? Choose from options like a classic Italian cannoli or the popular lobster tail pastry. Buddy V’s Ristorante will show you that there’s more to the Cake Boss than just desserts.


Guy Fieri

As a University of Nevada, Las Vegas alum, it’s only natural that Guy Fieri has a restaurant on the Strip. This colorful character of a chef serves up funky, flavorful dishes at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, his popular flagship restaurant. This spot is perfect for those looking for a casual and fun dining experience, which reflects Fieri’s personality.

At Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar, try some melt-in-your-mouth ribs and wash them down with a refreshing margarita. The large menu contains familiar foods with a twist, like Fireball whiskey chicken wings and a burger topped with mac and cheese. If you’re in the true Las Vegas party mood, Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar has an iced shot dispenser that pours undiluted shots straight from a frozen tap. Enjoy this fun environment while sitting on the patio perfect for people watching. You may be in Las Vegas, but there you’re taking a trip to Flavortown.


Giada de Laurentiis

Las VegasGiada de Laurentiis is not only an outstanding chef, but an Emmy award-winning host of her popular Food Network show Giada at Home. This multi-talented professional opened her very first restaurant, GIADA, at The Cromwell in Las Vegas. It’s a brightly lit and welcoming space that makes it feel as though you’re visiting her home. The 300-seat restaurant has a lounge with comfortable seating, an open kitchen and bar, and a classic, refined dining room. GIADA also has an outdoor terrace seating with an amazing view of the Bellagio Fountains.

This all creates the perfect backdrop for an amazing meal. GIADA serves classic Italian fare with a lighter twist. Popular dishes include lemon spaghetti and marsala herb chicken meatballs served with rosemary focaccia. Large groups can opt for family-style options, while those with dietary restrictions can choose from vegan and gluten-free dishes. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their award-winning selection. You’ll feel comfortable and welcome during your meal at GIADA.


Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay’s Las Vegas restaurant, Mesa Grill, is an outstandingly popular spot that has received rave reviews since it opened in Caesars Palace. Condé Nast Traveler even included Mesa on their Hot 100 list.

The appeal of Mesa Grill is not only its celebrity chef founder but the outstanding cuisine and atmosphere. The three-tiered dining room contains an open kitchen, upbeat environment, and vibrant colors. This decor reflects the boldly flavored Southwestern food. Mesa’s menu is unique but approachable, with interesting creations that stand out. There’s the tiger shrimp and roasted corn tamale, spice-rubbed pork tenderloin, lobster tacos, and even some blue corn-crusted halibut. Along with a great meal, try some of Mesa’s expertly curated tequila. You can’t go wrong with a classic Mesa margarita.


Emeril Lagasse

One of the longest-running celebrity chef-run restaurants in Las Vegas is Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House. Located inside the MGM Grand Las Vegas, this seafood restaurant elevates classic seafood dishes into incredible creations. Wine Spectator Magazine even awarded the New Orleans Fish House the “Best Of” Award of Excellence. Seafood lovers will enjoy Emeril’s seafood creations, like a Creole seafood boil.

In addition to Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, the world-famous chef has two more restaurants in Las Vegas. Lagasse’s Stadium is a casual sports bar with comfortable seating, over 100 screens, and elevated game-day fare. Stop in to watch a game and enjoy food like spicy candied bacon, grilled marinated lamb “lollichops,” and Creole-seasoned fries.

Those looking for a more upscale dining experience can head over to The Venetian, where Emeril’s Delmonico Steakhouse serves up hearty and delicious meals. This steakhouse transports guests back to a time where dining with friends was a celebratory experience.


Gordon Ramsay

One of the most influential celebrity chefs, Gordon Ramsay, has a total of five restaurants in Las Vegas. He’s taken over the town with his variety of eateries, from upscale dining experiences to grab-and-go stands. Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen is a recreation of the set of his hit television show, with an open kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, and two chef’s tables. Fans of the show will be transported and mesmerized by the experience as they enjoy some beef Wellington or eggs in purgatory.

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Gordon Ramsay also presents his take on traditional English pubs at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, a down-to-earth restaurant with plenty of beers on tap. This restaurant is located in the iconic Caesars Palace, but feels as though you’re in a local, neighborhood pub. Catch a game on one of the 25 big-screen televisions while eating a delicious wagyu steak prepared on an oak fire grill.

Speaking of steak, those in search of a well-prepared cut should visit Gordon Ramsay Steak. Since 2012, this upscale eatery has served expertly cooked steaks, caviar, and oysters, along with handcrafted cocktails. The beef is aged to perfection, and the two-story dining area is impressive.

Those in the mood for a great burger can stop by Gordon Ramsay Burger, which features traditional burgers and classic sides like fries and a milkshake. Their milkshakes are kicked up a notch with the addition of pudding, giving them an extra creamy taste.

Lastly, those on the run can swing by Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips for some fried deliciousness to go. This is by far the most casual spot in the celebrity chef’s lineup. Guests walk up to the counter, place their order, and dip their delicately fried fish into Gordon’s tartar sauce with curry and mango. Gordon Ramsay really does have a Las Vegas restaurant for everyone.