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7 of the Best Celebrity Chef Restaurants in Las Vegas

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Japan has more Michelin stars, Paris a loftier reputation. But when it comes to A-list, bold-face names atop restaurant doorways, there may not be anywhere in the world that boasts as many celebrity kitchens as Las Vegas. Since Wolfgang Puck first opened Spago in the '90s, the city has welcomed a flood of famous cooks, from French masters to reality show contestants to Iron Chefs. While you may not actually get to rub elbows with Joël Robuchon or Tom Colicchio, in Vegas you can absolutely try their cooking.

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Joël Robuchon

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MGM Grand
Famously dubbed the “chef of the century” in 1989, French master Joël Robuchon is revered for the kind of performed fine dining that has been somewhat out of fashion of late as gastropubs and casual bistros proliferate. But what they lack in Edison bulbs and industrial design, Robuchon’s pair of Michelin-starred MGM Grand restaurants more than make up for in gorgeously prepared modern French cuisine. Hit the “Mansion” to feel like royalty, or opt for the less formal L’Atelier next door, where counter seats offer a view of the cooks in action.

Jean Georges Steakhouse

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ARIA
It’s hard to overstate the influence that French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has had on American dining, ushering in an era of Asian and global inspiration that infused top New York kitchens in the ’90s. While not as much of a household name as some of his contemporaries, in culinary circles Jean-Georges looms large for his insatiable energy and globe-spanning empire that includes restaurants in Dubai, Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. At this ARIA eatery, the chef plays with the idea of the Vegas steakhouse, cooking top-quality cuts on a wood-burning grill, and imbuing the menu with subtle Asian flavors and decadent touches. While traditionalists will find wedge salads and baked potatoes, if you’re game for a more adventurous meal, Jean-Georges will happily oblige.

Morimoto Las Vegas

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MGM Grand
Years in the making, the new outpost of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s culinary empire landed at the MGM Grand in October, offering a wide survey of Japanese cuisine. Try the toro tartare sourced from sustainable tuna and served with six different condiments or sample yellowtail “pastrami” smoked to order. Sip on a wagyu-infused cocktail or book a seat at the renowned cook’s first teppan table where the same luscious meat becomes melt-in-your-mouth sukiyaki. From the flaming chocolate cake to the Morimoto cheese steak, this is one celebrity chef restaurant that’s full of surprises.

Brasserie Bardot

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Known for his Bourbon Steak brand, chef Michael Mina is the Michelin-starred man behind 29 restaurants in more than 11 cities. However there’s only one Bardot Brasserie, and thankfully, it’s in Vegas. Since opening in 2015, this Parisian-inspired eatery has been a local favorite for its casual chic vibe and menu of classic French fare that’s more satisfying than stuffy. Think onion soup gratinée, steak tartare, and black truffle fries best washed down with a flute from the Champagne cart or an original cocktail. On weekends, say “oui” to #roséallday at Bardot’s decadent brunch.

Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak

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If you’ve spent years watching his bald head alternatively berate and cheer his Top Chef hopefuls, here’s your chance to taste what the top dog is cooking. A longtime fixture on the Strip, Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak still draws crowds for well-seasoned beef with all the trimmings. Mix and match your cut of cow with a wide variety of veggies, potatoes, and mushrooms until you create your own perfect meal.
Delano Las Vegas
You’re forgiven if you head to Rivea mostly for the view. Atop the Delano on the far south end of the Strip, the skyline visible through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows is a glittering wonderland of towers, pyramids and castles. The menu inside, however, is strictly Mediterranean, the work of acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse, who has earned nearly 20 Michelin stars for his various restaurants scattered across the globe. At Rivea, Ducasse pulls from Italy and southern France by way of California with a list of pastas, seafood and small plates that use regional ingredients to create Mediterranean dishes you won’t find in every other dining room on the Strip. When casino eateries start to blend together, Rivea is a welcome break from the pack.

Lago by Julian Serrano

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Bellagio
The two-time James Beard award-winning chef, Julian Serrano, made his name on his awe-inspiring Spanish dishes. He's now brought his vision to Lago and, for the first time, conquering Italian flavors. Serrano, no stranger to tapas, adds an Italian flair to his small plates, like a slew of crostinis and "pizzettes" alongside pastas and other "piatti grandi."
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Joël Robuchon

MGM Grand
Famously dubbed the “chef of the century” in 1989, French master Joël Robuchon is revered for the kind of performed fine dining that has been somewhat out of fashion of late as gastropubs and casual bistros proliferate. But what they lack in Edison bulbs and industrial design, Robuchon’s pair of Michelin-starred MGM Grand restaurants more than make up for in gorgeously prepared modern French cuisine. Hit the “Mansion” to feel like royalty, or opt for the less formal L’Atelier next door, where counter seats offer a view of the cooks in action.

Jean Georges Steakhouse

ARIA
It’s hard to overstate the influence that French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has had on American dining, ushering in an era of Asian and global inspiration that infused top New York kitchens in the ’90s. While not as much of a household name as some of his contemporaries, in culinary circles Jean-Georges looms large for his insatiable energy and globe-spanning empire that includes restaurants in Dubai, Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. At this ARIA eatery, the chef plays with the idea of the Vegas steakhouse, cooking top-quality cuts on a wood-burning grill, and imbuing the menu with subtle Asian flavors and decadent touches. While traditionalists will find wedge salads and baked potatoes, if you’re game for a more adventurous meal, Jean-Georges will happily oblige.

Morimoto Las Vegas

MGM Grand
Years in the making, the new outpost of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s culinary empire landed at the MGM Grand in October, offering a wide survey of Japanese cuisine. Try the toro tartare sourced from sustainable tuna and served with six different condiments or sample yellowtail “pastrami” smoked to order. Sip on a wagyu-infused cocktail or book a seat at the renowned cook’s first teppan table where the same luscious meat becomes melt-in-your-mouth sukiyaki. From the flaming chocolate cake to the Morimoto cheese steak, this is one celebrity chef restaurant that’s full of surprises.

Brasserie Bardot

ARIA
Known for his Bourbon Steak brand, chef Michael Mina is the Michelin-starred man behind 29 restaurants in more than 11 cities. However there’s only one Bardot Brasserie, and thankfully, it’s in Vegas. Since opening in 2015, this Parisian-inspired eatery has been a local favorite for its casual chic vibe and menu of classic French fare that’s more satisfying than stuffy. Think onion soup gratinée, steak tartare, and black truffle fries best washed down with a flute from the Champagne cart or an original cocktail. On weekends, say “oui” to #roséallday at Bardot’s decadent brunch.

Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak

MGM Grand
If you’ve spent years watching his bald head alternatively berate and cheer his Top Chef hopefuls, here’s your chance to taste what the top dog is cooking. A longtime fixture on the Strip, Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak still draws crowds for well-seasoned beef with all the trimmings. Mix and match your cut of cow with a wide variety of veggies, potatoes, and mushrooms until you create your own perfect meal.

Rivea

Delano Las Vegas
You’re forgiven if you head to Rivea mostly for the view. Atop the Delano on the far south end of the Strip, the skyline visible through the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows is a glittering wonderland of towers, pyramids and castles. The menu inside, however, is strictly Mediterranean, the work of acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse, who has earned nearly 20 Michelin stars for his various restaurants scattered across the globe. At Rivea, Ducasse pulls from Italy and southern France by way of California with a list of pastas, seafood and small plates that use regional ingredients to create Mediterranean dishes you won’t find in every other dining room on the Strip. When casino eateries start to blend together, Rivea is a welcome break from the pack.

Lago by Julian Serrano

Bellagio
The two-time James Beard award-winning chef, Julian Serrano, made his name on his awe-inspiring Spanish dishes. He's now brought his vision to Lago and, for the first time, conquering Italian flavors. Serrano, no stranger to tapas, adds an Italian flair to his small plates, like a slew of crostinis and "pizzettes" alongside pastas and other "piatti grandi."

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