Best Places to Eat and Drink in Las Vegas

Headed out to Sin City soon? Las Vegas is one of our favorite places to go for a weekend away. Sometimes we find it challenging to decide where to eat while visiting, because there are so many great restaurants on The Strip! For this reason, I want to share a few of my favorites places to eat and drink in Las Vegas.


Jardin is an adorably decorated restaurant located in the Wynn. It is a “resort casual” option that is open for all meals. We ate dinner here during our stay a few weeks ago and loved it. The menu offers a variety selections for every type of palate. In my opinion, Jardin is somewhat expensive for a casual place, but we planned this as one of our nicer meals for our trip. The service is great, and we enjoyed everything that we ordered. I loved the Pink Sangria and the meatball appetizer! Reservations are recommended here.


Tableau is another great restaurant located in the Wynn. It is listed as one of the resort’s “fine dining” options for breakfast, lunch, and brunch. This restaurant offers great views of the garden and pool. We ate here for breakfast, and we were not disappointed! I ordered the Belgian Waffles, and Justin ordered the Tableau Breakfast. Let me tell you, this was a lot of food! Even though the prices are a little steep, I thought it was worth it for how much food we had. On a side note, they offer stools for your purse! We aren’t super fancy; so, we definitely laughed a little. I’d suggest reservations at this establishment.


Carbone is a high-end Italian restaurant located in the Aria. It is only open for dinner. Even though I generally feel uncomfortable in fancier places, we chose to dine here for a special occasion. I really enjoyed the fresh parmesan, Caesar Salad, and Spicy Rigatoni that we ordered; however, the entrées were a little too extravagant for my tastes. Everyone else in my party enjoyed the meal, though. If I ever return, I’ll probably just stick with the pasta and a drink! Reservations are encouraged.

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s is another Italian-American option on the Strip. It is located in the Fashion Show Mall, and it is open for lunch and dinner. They also offer brunch on weekends. Compared to other options in the area, this restaurant is casual and affordable. Even though we have Maggiano’s in Arizona, I love to eat here in Vegas! Their food is delicious. I mean, who doesn’t love good Italian food? Justin and I usually order the Chicken Parmesan and the Chicken Piccata to split. We could probably just order one dish to share, because they offer large portions. I should mention that this place gets CRAZY busy–especially on weekends; so, I’d HIGHLY recommend a reservation.

Aria Café

The Aria Café is another great casual option for those craving American food. It is open for breakfast and lunch. This is probably our favorite breakfast place on the Strip. The service is usually pretty good, and the prices are reasonable. I love their Red Velvet Pancakes!! We’ve never made a reservation at this restaurant. We also try to arrive earlier in the morning to avoid crowds/wait times.


DOUGHP is a desert/snack shop, but I thought it was worth mentioning. They sell edible cookie (without the eggs) that actually tastes GOOD. This establishment is located within Planet Hollywood. We stopped here for an afternoon treat, and we were pleasantly surprised. Similar to Coldstone, they have menu options as well as a “make your own” bar. We chose to create our own dough with chocolate chips and M&M’s. YUM!

Black Tap

I had seen advertisements for Black tap in various casinos, and I really wanted to check it out. Black Tap is burger joint in the Venetian with cool decor. They have a variety of menu options including burgers, bar foods, cocktails, as well as Crazy Milkshakes. We ordered an appetizer and their Sweet N’ Salty Shake. This desert was incredibly delicious but a little overwhelming at the same time. I definitely recommend sharing!

Beer Park

Beer Park is a “rooftop” bar and grill located on the Paris property. The cuisine is definitely your run-of-the-mill bar food; however, I love the atmosphere here. This is a great place to grab a drink and hang out in the afternoons! They offer lawn games, televisions, and pool/foosball tables for guests.

Hattie B’s

Hattie B’s is a popular fast-casual restaurant from Nashville that serves fried chicken and fixings. I didn’t get the opportunity to try this establishment on my recent trip to Music City; therefore, I was so excited to see this location in the Cosmopolitan! Hattie B’s chicken sandwich is AMAZING. Fair warning: the chicken is pretty spicy! It’s totally worth it, though! I’d definitely recommend sharing here, as well.


On one of our trips to Vegas, Justin and I were craving Thai food. While we were searching through the options, we stumbled upon Noodles in the Bellagio. This casual restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. They offer a variety of dishes from all of Asia. We love their Pad Thai! We’ve never made reservations before dining, but it can get pretty busy here.

TAP Sports Bar

TAP Sports Bar is a restaurant located in the MGM. This is a casual bar and grill open for lunch and dinner. They are also open for brunch on weekends. We have eaten here a few times, and we’ve always enjoyed it. Prices are pretty reasonable. We’ve never made reservations to eat here, but I imagine it could get busy if a big event or game is on.

The Sugar Factory

While I’ve never visited their location in the Fashion Show Mall, I’ve stopped at their shop and bar in Planet Hollywood. Let me just say that this place has AMAZING drinks. I had seen their crazy fishbowls on Pinterest, and I really wanted to try one. I ordered the Passion Punch with Sour Patch Kids, and it did not dissappoint my expectations. These goblets are a lot bigger than I anticipated; therefore, I’d highly highly recommend sharing/drinking responsibly.

Where do you like to eat in Vegas?