Las Vegas is experiencing its next great culinary renaissance due to a wide spectrum of the world’s biggest names in the industry debuting their first concepts on The Strip, including the likes of Roy Choi, Daniel Humm, Will Guidara, Eataly, and much more.
Below are six of the hottest new restaurants to open recently in Las Vegas.
Best Friend at Park MGM
Los Angeles culinary legend Roy Choi remixes the Las Vegas dining scene with an original concept – Best Friend – celebrating Koreatown’s food, culture and music. Roy’s version of a functioning liquor store welcomes guests at Park MGM into his eclectic reality with elevated Korean versions of classic bodega cuisine. The liquor store serves as a “reverse speakeasy” featuring a hidden entrance into the dining room filled with emanating the aromas of LA flavor. Best Friend features an in-kitchen chef’s table, the 10-year evolution of Roy’s cuisine, a fresh perspective on 80s era cocktails, and the unique flexibility to go from tacos and hot pots, to caviar and truffles in one meal.
Sadelle at Bellagio
Major Food Group just debuted its celebrated restaurant– Sadelle’s – within the iconic Bellagio Las Vegas. The minds behind Carbone at ARIA opened their second Las Vegas destination, this time looking to breathe new life into the all-day hotel café genre with high-caliber presentations and handcrafted cuisine people normally expect at fine dining establishments. Fanciful pastry carts, house-smoked fish, and tableside theatrics highlight an unprecedented venture for a restaurant serving thousands of guests 18 hours a day.
CATCH at ARIA
CATCH, the globally inspired, seafood-centric hot spot favorited by A-list celebrities from NYC to LA, opened doors to its newest enclave at ARIA Resort & Casino. CATCH Las Vegas amplifies its signature experiences for The Strip captivating the senses through spectacles on-and-off the plate. As guests traverse through the picturesque entryway – a surreal, 80-foot-long tunnel-like pergola, offset by twinkling trellises and colorful blooming walls, it almost feels like stepping into a secret garden or hidden world. CATCH’s bold identity engages guests with interactive dishes and unique profiles to make every course an unforgettable experience.
Eataly at Park MGM
The front façade of the new Park MGM features the favorite Italian Marketplace – Eataly Las Vegas – a 40,000-square foot haven of interactive culinary experiences customized for the Las Vegas Strip. For the first time in its company history, Eataly introduced “Cucina del Mercato” a new concept comprising six destinations where you can eat what you shop, and shop what you eat – all in one place. Eataly features two sit-down restaurants, Manzo (opening in Feb.) and La Pizza e La Pasta; several quick service establishments, an educational Chef’s Table, and a marketplace to discover exclusive Italian pastas, wines, truffles and more.
Wolfgang’s Spago at Bellagio
When Wolfgang Puck’s signature Spago opened 25 years ago in Las Vegas, the level of influence he and the restaurant would have on the city was unimaginable. The revolutionary restaurant is recognized for igniting Las Vegas’s dining scene into a culinary epicenter. Wolfgang’s relentless drive to transform continues today as the chef debuts the new Spago Las Vegas at Bellagio bringing two internationally renowned brands together with fountain-side dining and new ideas the legendary chef has been cooking up for his spectacular flagship destination.
NoMad for Vegas at NoMad Las Vegas
Daniel Humm and Will Guidara – whose resumes include No. 1 restaurant by the World’s 50 Best, three Michelin stars, and a bevy of James Beard awards – introduced their first Las Vegas establishments at the new NoMad Las Vegas. NoMad Bar delivers Chef Humm’s vision for casual cuisine like the Humm Dog, a bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with black truffle mayo on a griddled brioche. NoMad Restaurant’s dramatic dining room inspired by the iconic Library of NoMad New York. Chef Humm and Guidara created a celebration of American classic cuisine that balances accessibility with luxury in grand fashion that words alone cannot justify.