The Best Restaurants at Las Vegas MGM Resorts

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BetMGM May 19, 2024, 1:15 PM

If you’re in Vegas and wondering where to eat, you’re in luck. Here’s a great list of some of the best MGM restaurants in Las Vegas. After playing some of the best casino games on the Strip, you can take some time to treat yourself to a fine meal at one of the best restaurants in Vegas. Or, if you prefer the peace of playing online casino games in your hotel room before you go out to eat, that’s an option, too. But whatever you decide to do, you’re bound to want to seek some excellent cuisine while visiting Las Vegas.

While it would be great if this list could cover all of the best places to eat in Vegas, the truth is there are hundreds of incredible restaurants where you can enjoy world-class cuisine in the capital of the Silver State. To make it easier, here’s a list of 12 exceptional restaurants at MGM Resorts.

1. Best Friend

Location: Park MGM, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: Korean

Roy Choi, a Korean American chef best known for his role in the gourmet food-truck movement that inspired the movie “Chef” and the TV series “The Chef Show,” runs this acclaimed restaurant. This incredible culinary artist was also recognized as one of Time magazine’s top 100 most influential people in 2011 and 2016. It is no surprise that he has established one of the best Korean eateries in Vegas: Best Friend.

Best Friend also draws on influences from Mexico and, as Roy says, “Best Friend is a remixed and remastered collection of the evolution of our Los Angeles — its food, music, and culture. It’s the only place to sink your teeth into all the flavors from Kogi to Commissary and everything in between, along with fresh new ideas I’ve been cooking up for years. It’s Koreatown in a capsule — a portal to the streets of LA but also rooted in what makes Las Vegas… VEGAS.”

As you’d expect, this restaurant serves iconic Korean dishes like ramen, various kimchi-infused meals, and the ever-popular Korean BBQ. The drinks menu ranges from slushies and soju to classic lagers, so there’s something for everyone.

But this is no ordinary restaurant. A quick glance at the menu and you’ll notice a couple of censored curse words, while the hip-hop music that welcomes you the moment you step inside will remind you that this isn’t your stereotypical fine dining experience. If you’re looking for a party celebrating great Korean food, Best Friend is where you want to be.

In a Nutshell

“Once you move past the funky branded merch and the slushie machines, you’ll enter a dining room with decor inspired by a Korean spa.”

Andrea Bennett for Condé Nast Traveler

2. Grand Wok Noodle Bar

Location: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: Asian

If you’re on the hunt for one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand, you’ve come to the right place. Grand Wok Noodle Bar expertly prepares traditional dishes, mixing classics you know and love with modern ingredients to give a new approach to Asian cuisine. Guests will get to experience all the sweet, sour, and spicy flavors that Asian cuisine is known for. It is a blend of Asian minimalism and contemporary elegance. 

Grand Wok Noodle Bar draws inspiration from Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. You can enjoy brilliant dishes like Orange Chicken and Spicy Kung Pao Chicken with Japanese Tinker Bell Peppers.

In a Nutshell

“It’s a pleasant experience to try nicely cooked vegetable lo mein, fried prawns, and Mongolian beef. The hallmark of this place is serving good ice cream and tasty mango sticky rice. Visit this place and order delicious beer, Mai Tai, or Spritz. The nice staff demonstrates a high level of quality at this restaurant.”

— Restaurant Guru

3. Crush

Location: MGM Grand & The Signature, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: American

Created by celebrated restaurateur Michael Morton, Crush presents American classics from steaks and seafood to pasta and wood-fired pizzas. This incredible restaurant boasts a playful culinary exploration with oversized booths inviting diners to unwind and enjoy their meals. The bar is an ideal meeting spot before venturing to a concert, show, and unforgettable nights on the Las Vegas Strip. 

Crush is located in the heart of the casino floor, and it is divided into a “greenhouse” garden with lighting emulating the natural migration of the sun, with a hanging swing chair and an abundance of comfortable couches. Crush features an 11-page menu listing more than 300 wines from Spain, Italy, France, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina, Germany and Austria. Perfect for a weekend at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, embrace the fine American cuisine on offer right here after lounging at the pool.

The cuisine includes ricotta gnocchi with braised short rib and a pea purée, beef filet served with braised rutabaga and brussels sprouts, and a variety of wood-fired pizzas. If you’re looking for a taste of American cuisine at a restaurant in Las Vegas’ MGM Resorts, Crush is the ideal spot.

In a Nutshell

“Looking for a fun and trendy spot to eat in Las Vegas? Crush is the place to be. This place serves up awesome American dishes with a unique twist. It’s the perfect spot for hanging out with friends, going on dates, or enjoying a family meal.“

— Nicky Santoro for NOX

4. Craftsteak

Location: MGM Grand, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd South

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Diners can enjoy celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s distinctive vision of the American steakhouse in Las Vegas. The menu features the highest quality meats and produce, presented with minimal interference as a la carte options. This showcases the integrity of the farm-fresh flavors. You can have your protein roasted, grilled, or braised with cuts from Idaho, New York, and Australia. You even have the choice of opting for corn-fed or grass-fed beef. 

Craftsteak caters to non-meat eaters, too, with a fresh, chilled lobster salad, Alaskan king crab, oysters, and clams. It’s all about getting the basics right, and a classic sinful chocolate soufflé with espresso ice cream doused with caramel sauce is the cherry on top of a perfect dining experience. Tom Colicchio’s forward-thinking establishment is arguably one of the best of MGM’s Las Vegas restaurants, and you certainly won’t be disappointed when you visit.

In a Nutshell

“Meat purists will want to sink their teeth into the prime cuts being served up at Craftsteak. Chef Tom Colicchio, who also moonlights as the exacting head judge on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef,’ goes by the philosophy that simpler is better.”

— Forbes Travel Guide

5. Harvest

Location: Bellagio Hotel & Casino, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: American

Royden Ellamar may not be a household, but he will be after you’ve visited Harvest at the Bellagio. This career chef spent decades honing his craft in restaurants across Hawaii and the mainland U.S. before finally launching his own dining experience with Harvest in 2015. While the menu may be familiar to American palates, Ellamar’s health-conscious approach means a higher level of quality and flavors. 

Visitors to Harvest can enjoy a range of dishes from artisanal cheese and steak tartare to seafood platters, all made from the best market-sourced ingredients available. Whet your appetite between bites with cocktails made from fresh, cold-pressed juices and herbs. After all, if you’ve come all the way to Vegas to play some of the best casino games the Bellagio has to offer, it makes sense to treat yourself to an unforgettable meal at a fine establishment like Harvest. It is also the perfect restaurant for a date night in Las Vegas.

In a Nutshell

“Overall, Harvest is sophisticated, delicious, and has principles that everyone should get on board with.” 

— Lindsay MacNevin, guest contributor for Times Travel

6. Javier’s

Location: ARIA Resort & Casino, 3730 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: Mexican

Javier’s opened its first restaurant in 1995; since then has expanded its authentic Mexican dining experience across the U.S. The company ensures its meals never lack that special something by hiring chefs from all over Mexico, so this is arguably the most definitive Mexican cuisine you’re going to find in Vegas.

If you’re looking for a Mexican fine dining experience, Javier’s at the ARIA is for you. Mellow lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere, and incredible Mexican-influenced art is dotted around the venue.

When it comes to the menu, you’ll find a great selection of classics, including enchiladas, fajitas, and quesadillas, as well as some truly unique Mexican-influenced meals. Note that the menu changes depending on whether you’re there for lunch or dinner. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are also on offer for those looking for plant-based meals.

There are plenty of choices when it comes to drinks to round off your meal. Whether you pop in for lunch or dinner at Javier’s, you’ll experience the amazing freshness of genuine Mexican cuisine in a warm, friendly environment.

In a Nutshell

“Javier’s elevates Mexican food to a new level, with its distinctive ambiance and upscale dishes.”

“Best Mexican Restaurant in Las Vegas.” 

— Terrissa Meeks for 10Best, a division of USA Today

7. Joël Robuchon

Location: MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: French

People sharing a French cheese starter with a few glasses of wine.

Award-winning French chef and restaurateur Joël Robuchon died in 2018, but his legacy lives on at Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand. As you would expect from this luxurious, top-end resort, visitors get to enjoy a quiet, relaxed, fine-dining atmosphere with the option to make a private booking for groups of seven or more for even more intimate gatherings.

When it comes to the menu, the French influence is front and center, adorned with names that some may not recognize. Thankfully, the descriptions of dishes like L’Avocat, Le Homard du Maine, L’Oursin, or La Noix de Saint Jacques are all in English, so when you sit down for an incredible meal, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. Wine pairings are also available, but visitors will need to ask which options are available.

An incredible meal at Joël Robuchon is best ended with a dessert like Le Caramel, Le Papillon Chocolat Azélia, or perhaps just a classic Le Moka or Le Thé (coffee or tea).

In a Nutshell

“Robuchon’s legendary tasting menu attracts culinary pilgrims from around the world.”

— Andrea Bennett for Condé Nast Traveler

8. Libertine Social

Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: American

If you’re looking for a lively and fun venue, you’ll find the atmosphere at the Libertine Social at Mandalay Bay more than convivial. Visitors to this gastropub at the resort can enjoy a wide range of delicious American-inspired meals, all thanks to award-winning chef Shawn McClain, who counts the Best Chef Midwest award from the James Beard Foundation as one of his incredible accolades. 

The menu includes a variety of steak and fish options, like filet mignon and whole roasted branzino, as well as other large-plate dishes like ribs, burgers, and chicken. As can be expected from a pub-style restaurant, there’s a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available to round off your meal.

In a Nutshell

“Step aside, unimpressive nachos and soggy fries. Libertine Social by Chef Shawn McClain is dishing up the next generation of bold American flavors by revamping bar food with a sexy, sophisticated twist.”

— Vegas.com

9. Morimoto Las Vegas

Location: MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: Japanese

Award-winning celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, recognized by many for his appearances on “Iron Chef,” is the founder of Morimoto, an incredible family of Japanese restaurants found around the world. His legacy of talent and creativity is embedded in every one of these fantastic eateries, including Morimoto Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.

This venue offers a classic fine dining experience with architecture and lighting designed to create a serene atmosphere. Morimoto is also home to a variety of awe-inspiring photographs by globe-trotting Japanese interior designer Yasumichi Morita. 

Diners at this restaurant can expect a Japanese menu (with dishes like sushi, soups, noodles, and wagyu steaks) with a splash of American influence (the hamachi tacos are not to be missed). You’ll also get to enjoy the chef’s signature Buri Bop, which is cooked tableside. If you’re heading to MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, restaurants like Morimoto deserve to be on your bucket list.

In a Nutshell

“I don’t usually splurge on food — like I said — I’m a burger kinda guy. But, this experience at Morimoto Las Vegas left me questioning if maybe a higher scale of dining should be in my future again. And, it will be.”

— Michael Movestro for Vegas Bright

10. Michael Mina

Location: Bellagio Hotel & Casino, 3600 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: Seafood

A platter of seafood on a table next to bottles of wine.

This eatery is the brainchild of celebrity chef Michael Mina, whose award-winning series of restaurants provides an unbelievable experience for those who enjoy authentic food made by passionate chefs. 

This approach is the same at the Michael Mina at the Bellagio, which offers a seafood-focused menu featuring mouth-watering dishes like Mina’s signature lobster pot pie, phyllo-crusted sole, tuna, and foie gras. Also, what kind of seafood restaurant would this be without a selection of caviar and shellfish to go with your main meal? If seafood is not your thing, choose from the great selection of meat and vegetarian options on the menu.

In a Nutshell

“When you visit Michael Mina, expect a modern twist on seasonal seafood dishes. Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina serves up rich, comforting dishes like grilled salmon with foie gras and Maine lobster pot pie. The seafood-centric cuisine is refined, the plating elegant, and the service attentive.”

— Forbes Travel Guide

11. Rivea

Location: Delano Las Vegas, 3940 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: French

Rivea at the Delano Las Vegas is another French restaurant and is one of two Rivea restaurants founded by culinary master and chef Alain Ducasse. Ducasse is one of only two chefs to receive 21 Michelin stars and the first to have received three Michelin stars for three of his restaurants in three different cities. This is a testament to the work and dedication that goes into all of his restaurants and the food they prepare.

At Rivea, guests will have an excellent array of foods to choose from, including beef carpaccio, Panisse, pizzetta, and cured ham tigelle, ensuring all tastes are accounted for. Meals can also be enjoyed with a great selection of cocktails, beers, and wines, as well as a choice of non-alcoholic beverages. Head out to the Rivea for a breezy, laid-back atmosphere of white decor and maritime blues. 

As expected from a classic French restaurant, you can wind down your evening with one of several classic desserts, including chocolate soufflé.

In a Nutshell

“Located on the 64th floor at the top of Delano, Chef Alain Ducasse’s Rivea is one of the most fabulously high-flying rooms in Las Vegas. Dishes are spot-on, elevated interpretations of Riviera favorites.”

— Andrea Bennett for Condé Nast Traveler

12. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

Location: MGM Grand, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd

Cuisine: American

Award-winning celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is the creator of the iconic Spago restaurant and Wolfgang Puck Companies. Puck launched the Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill as a social place for visitors to enjoy traditional culinary comforts, all while ensuring the food has the quality that only his restaurants can offer (and by culinary comforts, imagine sugar-glazed doughnuts for breakfast).

This American-style restaurant offers a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu that includes classics like eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and toast to kick-start your day and a variety of pizzas, burgers, and steaks for lunch or dinner. You can also quench your thirst with one of the restaurant’s many classic drinks.

Savor the end of your meal with something sweet by picking one of the great desserts like chocolate souffle, classic lemon cheesecake, or even half a dozen chocolate-chip cookies.

In a Nutshell

“While the food comes from an acclaimed chef, the setting at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is casual and friendly. The bright, cheerful setting pairs well with the food, which is expertly crafted and full of flavor.”

— 10Best, a division of USA Today

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