The Best Celebrity Driven Restaurants and Dining Experiences in Las Vegas

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Chelsea Davis
by Chelsea Davis
Last updated: 8:00 AM ET, Sat March 11, 2023

Celebrity Driven Restaurants And Dining Experiences In Las Vegas

When it comes to eating and drinking, there's nowhere quite like Las Vegas. It's the entertainment hub of the world and the place to have a restaurant if you're looking to make a name for yourself in the industry. From Martha Stewart's first full-service restaurant to Lisa Vanderpump's grandiose cocktail lounge to the Bellagio's over-the-top supper club, here's a roundup of the best celebrity-backed restaurants and premiere dining experiences in Las Vegas.

The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas

Believe it or not, The Bedford is hospitality and lifestyle queen Martha Stewart's first-ever full-service restaurant. Once you enter the space within Paris Las Vegas, you're transported into a replica of Martha's dreamy 1925 farmhouse, complete with copper pots and pans lining the open kitchen and cupboards filled with dining sets. You truly feel like you're dining in the star's home. With inspiration drawn from her love of French cooking, the menu offers dishes like Bouillabaisse, Big Martha's pierogis, and a Niçoise salad. Her restaurant also features several impressive tableside offerings like Martha's Smashed Baked Potato Smashed tableside and the Whole Roasted Chicken carved tableside.

RPM Italian, The Forum Shops at Caesars

Located at Caesars Palace, RPM Italian is the newest restaurant under RPM Restaurants, the restaurant group backed by celebrity couple Guiliana and Bill Rancic. This chic Italian restaurant features an open kitchen concept and dishes exclusive to this Las Vegas location which include the Dungeness Crab Scampi, the Amalfitana Pizzette, the Black Truffle Chicken Vesuvio and the Gorgonzola-Cured Wagyu Steak. Also starring on the menu is Guiliana's mother's homemade dishes, particularly Mama DePandi's bucatini and the spicy king crab with squid ink spaghetti.

WAKUDA at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

For sophisticated, high-end Japanese dining, look no further than WAKUDA. Helmed by two-Michelin-starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda, WAKUDA is a sleek space that emphasizes both the art and culture of Japan, as well as the tension between the modern and traditional. The menu is inspired by both French cooking techniques and Japanese cuisine, and offers guests omakase; izakaya; sushi; specialty dishes like yuba and soba; and late-night bites. Stand-out dishes include the Washu Ribeye and Aburi New Zealand King Salmon. Chef Wakuda is also known for having the most photographed dish in the world, Ocean Trout Confit.

The Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio Resort & Casino

Inspired by the top supper clubs around the world, The Mayfair Supper Club offers a range of Las Vegas-level entertainment alongside fine dining fare in a 1930's Prohibition era setting. High-end dishes include Maine Lobster Thermidor with mushroom duxelle; Prime Filet Mignon with black truffle sauce; and Whole Dover Sole. Classic cocktails, tableside presentation, witty banter and near-constant stimulation make it a one-of-a-kind place for guests expecting a show. The entire evening is an experience that offers constant, live entertainment from signing and cabaret to acrobatics and piano duets, from world-class entertainers from all over the globe. And the backdrop? The iconic Fountains of Bellagio.

Dominique Ansel Las Vegas at Caesars Palace

Known for his legendary, award-winning pastries and creations that include the Cronut and Frozen S'mores, Dominique Ansel has opened up his own bakery in Caesar's Palace. On the menu is a selection of beautifully designed pastries that include the Goldfish with calamansi coconut mouse; Four Leaf Clover with coffee mousse; and the Ladybug with elderflower mascarpone. From a variety of classic croissants to signature items like the Chocolate Cookie Shot, get ready to indulge.

Sadelle’s Cafe´ at Bellagio Resort & Casino

For an unforgettable breakfast, brunch or lunch, book a table at Sadelle's Cafe. Located adjacent to the Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, this elegant restaurant features an array of pastel colors; emerald banquettes in velvet; beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows; pinstripe clamshell chairs; floral bouquets and more. The menu offers specialties that include the house salmon served with the works on a bagel; bruleed grapefruit; blueberry pancakes; and more. And of course, you can add caviar to any dish.

Vanderpump a´ Paris at Paris Las Vegas

Reality star Lisa Vanderpump opened her Parisian cocktail bar at Paris Las Vegas last year, following the successful opening of the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesars Palace. Whimsical cocktails, ornate awnings, chandeliers in iron cages, marble counters and scenes from the Eiffel Tower await guests. Cocktails are an experience here and include the Housewives of Beverly Hills alum's favorite, the French Poodle, with gin, cupcake cotton candy and gold flakes and the Louvre at First Sight, a mezcal drink served under a pyramid, filled with hickory smoke. There's also a dinner menu with French classics like the Coq au Vin Pot Pie, Cast Iron Ratatouille and the Crispy Chicken Confit.

The Beast by Todd English at AREA15

Renowned chef, restaurateur, and four-time James Beard Award winner Todd English's 6,500 square foot food hall, The Beast is located in AREA15, one of Las Vegas's newest experiential entertainment hubs. AREA15 is an eclectic place that brings together immersive art, installations, virtual reality, entertainment and more. Matching this unparalleled variety is The Beast. This food hall isn't average, in fact, it's set up as a test kitchen for his restaurants worldwide. From stalls that serve pizzas and Peking duck to barbecue and insane burgers like The Kraken with five patties, there's something for everyone here!

LIFTOFF Skyline Experience + Outdoor Lounge at AREA15

Also at AREA15 is LIFTOFF Lounge where you can enjoy craft cocktails while ascending up into the sky. Guests step into the helix for an open-air balloon ride that offers unbelievable 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and the surrounding vista. Whether day or night, this is a unique, fun imbibing experience that takes you over 130 feet up into the air.

Resorts World Las Vegas

Sin City's first integrated resort on the Las Vegas strip is home to over 40 food and beverage experiences, from fine dining to casual eats. Highlights include Famous Foods Street Eats which is inspired by the lively street markets of Southeast Asia. This collection of pan-Asian eateries features Ah Chun Shangdong Dumpling, recognized in the 2020 Michelin Guide; Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori, created by famous DJ, Steve Aoki and his brother; and celebrity chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson's Streetbird Las Vegas, which serves up Nashville-style hot chicken.

When it comes to bars and lounges on property, Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den is an exclusive speakeasy that offers unsuspecting patrons a menu of inventive cocktails inspired by the Prohibition Era with a Singaporean twist. Other popular watering holes are Eight Cigar Lounge with its extensive cigar list and whisky menu; Gatsby Cocktail Lounge with its vintage champagnes; and Redtail, a new-style social gaming bar complete with live entertainment and three karaoke rooms.

StripSteak at MGM's Mandalay Bay

Adding to his acclaimed seafood restaurant, MICHAEL MINA Bellagio, StripSteak is the newest restaurant by award-winning Chef Michael Mina. This modern American steakhouse is the first for the famed restaurateur, featuring a selection of butter-poached steaks; Japanese A5 Wagyu; rib eyes; tomahawks; caviar service; foie gras; and seafood options that include shellfish towers and miso-glazed sea bass.

CATCH at ARIA Resort & Casino

A favorite for celebrities and foodies alike, CATCH at ARIA is the go-to dining destination for beautifully presented Asian-inspired cuisine. From sushi and seafood to steaks and a selection of impressive brunch dishes, there's never a bad time to dine here. Menu highlights include the iconic truffle sashimi, dressed with caviar and black truffle; the CATCH roll, torched tableside; and the decadent Hit Me Cake with liquid "Klondike," dulce de leche ice cream, brownie and devil's food cake.

The Cabinet of Curiosities and Lounge at Bally's Las Vegas

This unique bar and lounge features cabinets of objects from around the world, each with its own story and tales to tell. Guests are encouraged to scan QR codes to learn more about the bizarre and one-of-a-kind objects within the cases. As you explore, be sure to find The Lock, the hidden speakeasy within The Cabinet of Curiosities. After picking up the telephone located outside the speakeasy's large door, you'll find yourself solving a series of puzzles which will eventually lead you to The Lock, an upscale bar and lounge with professional mixologists ready and waiting to create cocktails for you based on your specific preferences, mood, and characteristics.

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