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Hot in Las Vegas: Celebrity Chef-Driven Restaurants

Las Vegas is a foodie town now more than ever before, thanks in part to the sheer volume of celebrity chefs who have opened up restaurants here.

Experience the Celeb's Spots

From Wolfgang Puck, whose Vegas version of Spago started the migration of celebrity chefs to Las Vegas, to Giada de Laurentiis, who chose Vegas as her the site for her first-ever restaurant, these names will put stars in your eyes. Their cuisine is exquisite and well worth the splurge. Read on to discover what you need to know about dining at each restaurant—and what dishes you need to try.

Lupo by Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck’s first Italian restaurant offers turn-of-the-century antique furnishings and rich and savory dishes. $$ Open for dinner nightly.

Giada: The Restaurant

Delightful light and flavorful cuisine from Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis, from a perch overlooking the mid-Strip. $$$ Open for brunch F-Su; dinner nightly.

Border Grill

Discover bold Mexican fare by chefs Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger. $$ Open for lunch and dinner daily. 

Carson Kitchen

One of downtown Las Vegas' brightest dining gems, thanks to the genius of chef Kerry Simon. Open Su-W, 11:30 am-10 pm; Th-Sa, 11:30 am-11 pm.

Aureole

Charlie Palmer’s menu of seasonal dishes features artisan dry-aged beef and fresh seafood. $$$$ Open M-Sa, 5-11 pm.

Lagasse's Stadium

Game-day favorites from Emeril Lagasse—New Orleans-style dishes and reinventions of American classics. $$ Open M-F, 11 am-10 pm; Sa-Su, 8:30 am-10 pm.

Bardot Brasserie

Classic French cuisine with modern touches, courtesy chef Michael Mina. $$$ Open M-F, 11 am-2:30 pm, 5:30-10:30 pm; Sa-Su, 9:30 am-10:30 pm (brunch until 1:30 pm). Happy hour daily from 5:30-7 pm.  

Sage

Spotlights farm-to-table produce, artisanal meats and sustainable seafood with a strong emphasis on simple, clean flavors presented in a modern artful way. $$$ Open M-Sa, 6-10:30 pm.

Todd English's Olives

A rustic setting for housemade pastas, rotisserie meats and flatbread pizzas. $$ Open for lunch and dinner daily, 11:30 am-10:30 pm.

Gordon Ramsay Steak

Innovative flavors that change with the season. The stunning venue includes a Euro-tunnel design that connects the main restaurant and lounge. $$$$ Open for dinner nightly from 4:30-10:30 pm.

Buddy V's

“Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro’s family recipes and decadent desserts are the stuff of dreams. $$ Open for lunch and dinner daily.

Joël Robuchon

A private mansion with a Parisian Art Deco interior and tastings of nine or 16 courses. $$$$ Open from 5:30-10 pm nightly. Reservations required.

Bazaar Meat

Chef José Andrés’ celebration of all things carnivorous. $$$ Open Su-Th, 5:30-10 pm; F-Sa, 5:30-11 pm.

Heritage Steak

Chef extraordinaire Tom Colicchio keeps the home fires burning—he perfects the art of cooking over an open flame at this refined steakhouse. $$$ Open for dinner nightly from 5 pm.

Fleur

An imaginative array of international small plates from chef Hubert Keller. $$$ Open M-Th, 11 am-10 pm; F-Su, 11 am-10:30 pm.

LAGO

Small plates masterfully created by chef Julian Serrano. $$$ Open for lunch and dinner daily; brunch Su from 10:30 am-2:30 pm.

Searsucker

Filling and delicious new-American cuisine, courtesy of chef Brian Malarkey. $$$ Open for dinner nightly; happy hour from 5-7 pm.

Martorano's

Experience the chef’s family recipes and the flavor of his old-school method of cooking. $$$ Open daily from 5-10:30 pm.