In the city of sin, gluttony is right at the top of the list; gorge yourself at one of the 10 best Las Vegas restaurants on the Strip. With a plethora of world-class restaurants at your fingertips, Las Vegas will certainly not disappoint.
Mexican: Diablo’s Cantina
The food is flavorful, the margaritas potent and the waitresses smoking hot; what more could you ask for? Try the Sancho Margarita to loosen up before stumbling into the adjacent Monte Carlo casino. Diablo's Cantina: 3770 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 730-7979.
Voted “Best New Restaurant in Las Vegas” by the Travel Channel, this trendy seafood joint is a place to be seen. Bring your eye candy to dine on gourmet delicacies. You may just run into a celebrity while you’re there. AquaKnox: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 414-3772.
Located in the Venetian, this Italian restaurant will make an impression on your date (or the girl you picked up at Tao last night). The menu changes daily and the wine menu is extensive. If you can’t decide, try the Chef’s Extravaganza, a seven-course dining experience. Valentino: 3355 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 414-3000.
French: Eiffel Tower Restaurant
If you are looking to impress your lady, treat her to a romantic meal eleven stories up in this Eiffel Tower replica. Paris Las Vegas sets the mood for you; what you do with it is up to you! Show her you mean business by ordering caviar along with some bubbly. Steal a kiss while overlooking the fountains of Bellagio from the best seats on the Strip. Eiffel Tower Restaurant: 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 948-6937.
Amidst the hustle of the MGM Grand is Shibuya, an unassuming but excellent Japanese restaurant. Named after the hip Tokyo area, this contemporary-styled restaurant has a sake list that is a mile-long. The sushi is fresh and the selection is excellent. For something different, try the Teppanyaki table, where your food is cooked in front of you. Shibuya: 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 891-3001.
Steakhouse: Prime Steakhouse
For a high-class atmosphere sure to impress the ladies, reserve a table overlooking the fountains of Bellagio at Prime Steakhouse. Featuring dark velvet chairs, this restaurant sends the message that you are a high roller, even if your bank account doesn’t concur. The filet mignon is a favorite along with the Maine lobster. Prime Steakhouse: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 693-7223.
Pizza: Metro Pizza
Zagats Review has rated this pizza parlor the "Best Pizza in Las Vegas," so it must be good. Located in the Ellis Island Casino behind Bally's, Metro Pizza has awesome stuffed pizzas and specialty pizzas. Try the Stockyard, topped with pepperoni, sausage and ground beef, for a filling and meaty meal. Metro Pizza: 4178 Koval Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89169. (702) 312-5888.
Burger: Burger Bar
This burger joint has everything you need, from sexy, no-nonsense waitresses to a $60 Kobe burger. Choose from toppings like smoked salmon, grilled lobster, sauerkraut, or every man’s favorite: four flavors of bacon. Burger Bar: 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89119. (702) 632-9364.
Buffet: The Buffet at Wynn Las Vegas
Vegas is the home of buffets, and the buffet at Wynn Las Vegas is the king of overindulgence. Try the made-to-order omelets filled with your choice of a dozen ingredients. There’s breakfast pizza, crab legs, a carving station, plus a dessert bar where you could eat your entire week’s worth of food. Wynn Las Vegas: 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 770-3463.
Sandwich Shop: Carnegie Deli
If you are craving a gigantic, meaty sandwich, head to the Mirage for a meal that dares you to finish it. Try the corn beef or pastrami on rye; don’t be too macho to ask for a to-go container. Carnegie Deli: 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. (702) 791-7111.