The array of restaurants in Las Vegas is almost ridiculous. You can find everything from food trucks and all you can eat buffets to Michelin starred restaurants of the highest quality on the planet. Depending on your budget, you can eat like royalty in Vegas, especially on the Strip where you can hop from the hotel or casino straight to the restaurant.
Almost everything on the Strip is going to be upscale expensive, many with menu items starting at $20-30. Be prepared for the glamorous markup that comes from the most popular, business and traffic heavy part of town. For more affordable but less glamorous destinations, head about a mile away from the Strip where you will find the places the locals like to frequent. I've listed some affordable to semi-affordable restaurant options alongside the grand fine dining establishments that everyone dreams of tasting in Vegas so that you'll be sure to have an absolutely fantastic dining experience with your group.
800 Degrees Neopolitan Pizzeria
Sticking to Old World traditions and traditional Neopolitan pizza recipes, 800 Degrees is the Sahara Hotel's most delectable, affordable, and delicious restaurant. The menu includes a selection of chef favorite pizzas though patrons are also welcome to personalize their own creation with a menu of toppings and flavors.
Market Street Cafe
Perhaps the most affordable restaurant on this list, the Market Street Cafe in the California Hotel is a 24 hour establishment with a full breakfast menu, specializing in Hawaiian fare. Though they do have traditional American cuisine like burgers, omelets, and such, their Hawaiian food is said to be the best outside of the islands. You can try the Saimin, island short ribs, and the Kahlua pig and cabbage any day of the week.
Mon Ami Gabi
A French bistro in the Paris Hotel, Mon Ami Gabi has everything from views of the brilliant Bellagio fountains and Eiffel Tower to traditional French cuisine. With menus touting crepes, quiche, pom frites, creme brulee, oysters, and even escargot, you can't get anymore French. Try the trout nicoise or the steak and frites dishes while you enjoy the view.
Located between the Wynn and Riviera on the Strip, the Peppermill is a vintage Vegas staple complete with neon signs, cliche uniforms, and a fireside lounge. Offering menus of 24 hour breakfast and classic American food with ginormous portions, the Peppermill is a great destination for groups who like to share food. Get one plate and split it to cut the cost, there will be plenty left over of whatever you order.
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
This farm-fresh Southern inspired eatery constantly pulls in the customers with their no-nonsense dishes of contemporary American recipes. The Yardbird wows customers with their Chicken 'n' Watermelon 'n' Waffles dish, the avocado, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, and beef sirloin tartare with BBQ sorbet among their other mouthwatering plates.
Even if you don't get a chance to dine at Joel Robuchon, it's fun to look and dream. Founded by France's "Chef of the Century," Joel Robuchon is the only three star Michelin restaurant in Vegas. Marked with sublime decor, intimate and limited seating, a refined atmosphere, and the absolute best French food in the city, Joel Robuchon is making dreams come true. The chef's specialties include truffled langoustine ravioli, farm chicken and foie gras with Chateau Chalon, and other delicious dishes.
Located at the beautiful Bellagio, this French restaurant is elegantly and curiously themed in circus decor, bringing in bright colors and an elevated aesthetic down to the circus tent ceiling over the tables. With seven full menus from Pre-Theatre to Caviar and even a Vegan menu, this Michelin starred institute offers plates of risotto with black truffles, butter poached Maine lobster and Ostera caviar among others.
Founded by the brilliant, Emmy-award winning chef Giada De Laurentiis, this Cromwell Hotel establishment has been voted the best Italian restaurant and best restaurant with a view several years running. With giant, gorgeous retractable windows and views of the Bellagio fountains and Caesars Palace, Giada is more than just a delicious restaurant but a Vegas experience. Try the chef's signature favorites like the Orzo meatballs that melt in your mouth, the lemon crab arancini, Italian salami, and more.