There is much about Las Vegas that attracts tourists from across the globe. Close to the top of that last is the eclectic food offerings found throughout the city. With new restaurants opening seemingly every month, it’s difficult to pinpoint which ones are worth a try and which should be left behind. Compiled here are the top five restaurants that opened their doors in 2012.
(credit: Paris Las Vegas/Facebook)

(credit: Paris Las Vegas/Facebook)

Gordon Ramsay STEAK
The Paris Resort
3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 946-4663

World-renowned chef Gordon Ramsay has done it again, this time bringing his uptight charm and indisputable talent to Sin City. In May, Ramsay introduced the Strip to his namesake STEAK within the gorgeous Paris Resort and Casino. Ramsay’s locale delivers one-of-a-kind flavors in an establishment that demands the chef’s infamous perfection. While a diverse menu is bound to be the attention grabber at STEAK, Ramsay’s restaurant also provides a lavish setting within an attached lounge, perfect for those intimate gatherings.

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The Wynn Resort
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3463

In the desert, good, authentic Italian food is often hard to come by. On September 6, hotel conglomerate Steve Wynn welcomed Allegro into his titular property, and with it opened up the doors to classical Italy. This casual dining experience is accented by authentic and fresh Italian flavors that one would not expect to find in the states. Creamy alfredo sauce, tomato sauce infused with a hint of tang and light white wine creations make the perfect garnish to comforting pasta, meat and seafood dishes. Even late-night specials and the minimal breakfast selections offer a tinge of Italian inspiration.



5040 W. Spring Mountain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 676-1044

Seafood has never been as fresh as it is at Kabuto. This China Town-based Japanese restaurant opened its doors in April, bringing fresh Edomai-style sushi to Sin City. The small morsels of elegant dining that make up Kabuto’s menu are popular dishes from Tokyo, which is exactly where the fish is imported from. Authentic flavors breathe life into the palate and promise to transport guests west, over the Pacific Ocean, to the city that brought these delicacies to life. Kabuto offers very limited seating, ensuring an intimate setting without the background noise of a typical restaurant.

Public House
Luxor Hotel & Casino
3900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 262-4525

The Luxor has always been known for its ornamental details, but with the introduction of the Public House in September, the resort may come to be known best for its dining options. Adorned in old American decor, Public House looks and feels like a pub from an early American colony. The flavors, though, are fresh and modern spins on classic American dishes, such as succulent steaks, poultry and fresh seafood. The true pull of Public House is its extensive menu of beers and cocktails. Offering over 40 draft and handcrafted ales, Public House is sure to become Sin City’s biggest hangout for sporting events.



Aria at CityCenter
3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(866) 590-3637

Javier’s at the Aria opened its doors in October to a crowd of tourists and locals looking for the freshest of authentic Mexican cuisine. Plenty of dishes will be familiar takes on classic Mexican food, such as the tacos and enchiladas, but Javier’s entrees push the boundaries with iterations on Maine lobster, New York strip steak and filet mignon. Each meal should be accompanied with one of Javier’s freshly handcrafted margaritas or a stronger tequila.

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