In Las Vegas, a sales tax of 7.25% is charged in restaurants (this also applies to take-out dishes). Usually it is added to the bill at the end, but in some fast food restaurants or restaurants with buffets it is already included in the price.
The following restaurants in Las Vegas are divided into three categories:
Expensive (over $ 100)
Moderate ( $ 50 to $ 100)
Inexpensive (up to $ 50)
The prices quoted are the average price for a three-course menu for one person and half a bottle of the cheapest wine or a comparable drink, with taxes. A tip of 10-20% is common.
In this slightly smaller version of the Paris Eiffel Tower is the Eiffel Tower, a luxury restaurant with a wonderful view of Las Vegas. If you want to try more than just one dish, you can order the tasting menu , which offers a constantly changing selection of the chef’s best culinary creations. Reservations recommended.
Address: 3655 Las Vegas Blvd South (Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino, The Strip), 89109 Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 948 69 37
Trattoria del Lupo
Wolfgang Puck’s Trattoria del Lupo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino could be described as the American version of the Italian Trattoria. The design is bright and inviting, with a 25-seat bar surrounding the center of the restaurant. There are also two separate rooms where you can sit a little more secluded. You can also sit on the veranda and watch the passers-by, but the casino atmosphere makes for quite a bit of noise.
A mix of traditional Italian and American cuisine is served, such as Wolfgang’s inspired version of lasagna with braised beef and herb ricotta, or his unique pizza with portable mushrooms, caramelized onions and goat cheese. In keeping with the somewhat more expensive prices, the portions are very generous.
Address: 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South ‘(Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, The Strip), 89119 Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 740 55 22
Joel Robuchon at The Mansion
Joel Robuchon is the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars, and a visit to his MGM Grand restaurant is accordingly expensive. For this – so many critics – you get the best French food in North America.
Demanding guests will be absolutely delighted with the intense taste experience. Many ingredients are flown in specially from France. A truly unique experience.
Address: 3799 Las Vegas Blvd South (MGM Grand Hotel and Casino), Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 891 79 25
Gonzalez y Gonzalez
In addition to its fiesta atmosphere, the piñatas filled with sweets and the brightly lit courtyard, the Gonzalez is known for its wide range of traditional Mexican drinks as well as its good food.
Typical dishes are Mexican classics such as burritos , enchiladas and tacos (corn flour tortillas filled with meat, vegetables and spicy sauces).
Address: 3790 Las Vegas Blvd South (New York New York Hotel and Casino, The Strip), Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 740 64 55
This small, open French bakery has seating on the terrace and serves pastries and freshly made sandwiches. Located on the edge of a Parisian-style promenade, this small eatery is the ideal place to watch passers-by over a cup of cappuccino. There is also a counter with tempting ice creams and chocolates.
Address: 3655 Las Vegas Blvd South (Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino), Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 946 70 00.
The Olive Garden, part of one of America’s most popular restaurant chains, serves generous portions of Italian pasta dishes. The ambience is more reminiscent of a loud, Italian family dining room than a fine historic one . The decor is simple and relaxed, the atmosphere bright and airy. The large tables have space for eight or more people.
The Lasagna Classico and the Chicken Parmagiana are particularly popular, and there is also a ‘bottomless’ salad bowl and hearty minestrone as light starters.
Address: 1545 East Flamingo Road (East of The Strip), 89119 Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 735 00 82
California Pizza Kitchen
In this chain of restaurants, pizza is prepared to perfection. Pizza with Thai chicken or with wild mushrooms is particularly popular. There is also a large selection of pasta dishes and salads. Eating out at this Mirage Hotel and Casino bar may be a bit noisy at times, but it’s definitely an exciting experience.
Address: 3400 Las Vegas Blvd South (Mirage Hotel and Casino, The Strip), Las Vegas
Phone: (702) 791 71 11
Paradise Garden buffet
The Paradise Garden Buffet, designed in a tropical style with its constantly changing selection of seafood such as lobster and mussels, is one of the cheapest buffets in the city and has many regular customers. In the evening the selection is the largest, especially crustaceans are offered. As with all buffets in Las Vegas, you might have to wait in line.
Telephone: (702) 733 33 33