The depth of dining options and experiences in Las Vegas is extremely vast, with many famous and celebrity chef restaurants being approachable at reasonable price points for visitors and locals. But much like its penchant for all things extravagant, MGM Resorts in Las Vegas are also home to some of the most expensive restaurants, with some of the most expensive dishes, in the world.
For foodies in search of an unparalleled dining experience in Vegas, here are a few Michelin starred and top rated restaurants that come at a cost, but deliver on the execution.
Fleur by Hubert Keller
Fleur by Hubert Keller at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino brings a unique dining experience to Las Vegas with small plate, tapas-style offerings that feature bold and exotic flavors from all over the world. What makes this one of our most expensive restaurants is the nature of sharing all the small plates. The only selection on this list to open in the afternoon, Fleur features one of the best lunch, and dinner options among similar high class compared to other restaurants in Las Vegas. It’s also one of the few restaurants on the Strip to offer a dedicated, extensive gluten-free menu. On the weekends, guests can also partake in a fabulous brunch menu, with feature items such as the “hangover angus short rib benedict,” signature Red Velvet Pancakes, or the roasted organic chicken breast with red quinoa salad and rocoto peppers.Fleur by Hubert Keller
Actual Picasso paintings can be seen on the walls of this special French and Spanish-influenced eatery inside of Bellagio Resort & Casino. Rivaled only by the stunning outdoor patio space that overlooks the majestic, dancing fountains, the interior of Picasso gives guests the feeling of being within a work of art themselves. Looking to go big, but need to make the next showing of O by Cirque du Soleil? Picasso features a pre-theater menu perfect to splurge without missing any of the show. If you’ve got more time, peruse the prix-fixe menu which will take you through a tour de croquer of French & Spanish cuisine. With more than 1,500 wines to pair with your meal, you may not be able to pick just one to go with your dinner. Picasso also features a seasonal truffle menu that includes butternut creamy Arborio risotto, squash ravioli and a prime let mignon – all paired with wine selections from Spain, Italy and Germany.Picasso
Located inside of The Mansion at MGM Grand, Joël Robuchon is the only three Michelin star-rated restaurant in Las Vegas and one of the few with a 16-course menu. Careful attention to keeping things simple, yet vibrant, is Chef Robuchon’s signature, and his trademark style is front and center at this flagship dining space.
As possibly the best French restaurant in town, the dining experience at Joël Robuchon comes with one of the highest average check prices. Guests can expect to pay nearly $500 per person for the signature, 16-course degustation menu. Yes, we said it – degustation; where guests will get the chance to experience every item carefully curated to culinary perfection. And that is before any discussion of wine pairing to go along with your meal.Joël Robuchon
L'Atelier De Joël Robuchon
Perhaps 16-courses are more than what you’re looking to eat. Guests looking to experience the cuisine of Chef Robuchon in a more casual and interactive setting will relish in the social environment of L'Atelier, where every meal is prepared in an open kitchen right before your eyes. With pre-theater, prix fixe menu along with specialty courses, L’Atelier will have your taste buds satisfied in short order. Boasting a Michelin star of its own, L'Atelier has the look and feel of a high-end culinary workshop. Even in a foodie mecca like Las Vegas, there aren’t many restaurants where guests are given a front row seat to this level of craftsmanship. And fewer that are steps from entertainment, gaming, and all-night nightlife. Featured items at L'Atelier include La Langoustine, two crispy langoustine fritters with basil pesto, and Le Tournedos, Malabar pepper-coated tenderloin. There are also three prix fixe menus to choose from, including a specialty, pre-theatre option available for those taking in KÀ by Cirque du Soleil.L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Jean Georges Steakhouse
When it comes to Vegas steakhouse dining options, Jean Georges inside ARIA Resort & Casino is quite possibly the echelon. A wood-burning grill imparts unique and distinct flavors upon the dozens of cuts of three different kinds of beef and fresh seafood. As a testament to the quality of its selection, Jean Georges is one of only eight restaurants certified to sell Kobe Beef in the United States. A highlight of the menu, one cut of the A5 certified Kobe typically runs above $300 without sides. Unique sides such as black truffle mac and cheese as well as crunchy potatoes with chili yogurt and herbs help to round out an exquisite a la carte menu. A signature tasting menu is also available with two optional wine pairing add-ons if you're looking to upgrade to a decadent dinner experience.Jean Georges Steakhouse