11 Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip Worth Checking Out

I recently went to Vegas for a short work trip and managed to squeeze in a good amount of top restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip in just two days! Las Vegas is such a popular destination for work trips and conferences, where your schedule is crammed with meetings and you may not have time to leave the bustling Strip. So if that’s you, here are 11 amazing restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip to indulge your senses of sight, smell, and taste.

Unique Dim Sum Dishes and Showstopping Peking Duck at Mott 32

Witold, a friend who happened to be both a Vegas expert and in town the same time, treated my bestie and me to the best Peking Duck I’ve ever had at Mott 32. I wrote more about Mott 32’s amazing Peking Duck in my recent post, 20 yummy bites to ring in 2020. If you’re not interested or can’t commit to an entire duck, Mott 32 is still worth a visit. I’m talking hot and sour soup dumplings and their shu mai was stuffed with a delicate soft boiled quail egg and drizzled in truffle oil. If you like classical Chinese dishes and want a creative and hyped up experience, give Mott 32 a chance. You won’t be disappointed!

Mott 32
3325 S Las Vegas Blvd #206, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Beautiful Brunch at Bardot Brasserie

Brunch at Bardot Brasserie is such a treat! Just look at their french toast! I feel like that’s all I have to say but let me elaborate and say it is as delicious as it is beautiful. I also ordered the proscuitto croissant benedict and it was the perfect last meal to our short Vegas stay.

Bardot Brasserie // Aria Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Bring Your Best Friend to Best Friend in Park MGM

Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip  - Best Friend

The first of three Park MGM restaurant features goes to Best Friend. If you’ve ever eaten Korean-Mexican fusion tacos, you’ve enjoyed a food trend movement that Chef Roy Choi is credited to starting. The Los Angeles chef has a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant at the Park MGM called Best Friend. I am tickled that I got to share these spicy short rib Korean tacos with my best friend.

Best Friend // Park MGM
770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Indulge Your Inner Child at the Hello Kitty Cafe

Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip  - Hello Kitty Cafe

My very first email account was Kerropi100@hotmail.com. (The password was “bonethugs.” Go ahead and laugh at me.) I indulged my younger self with these charming pastries. They have a wide variety of Sanrio characters as cupcakes, macarons, and cookies for you to enjoy. Did you have a favorite character? Let me know in the comments! The Kerropi macaron was mint-flavored and was expertly made. There’s nothing worse than a stale or too chewy macaron; these were perfect.

Hello Kitty Cafe Las Vegas // Park MGM
3778 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

Get freshly made Italian fare at Eataly

Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip  - Eataly

For an Italian marketplace vibe, check out Eataly’s outpost in Park MGM. They still have a market vibe to their restaurant but each cart there has cook-to-order options too. Like these mushroom ravioli pictured above. It was our first meal in Vegas after we checked into our pretty room at the Park MGM.

Eataly // Park MGM
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk Soft Serve Still Haunts Me

Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip  - Milk Bar

The rest of this list of Vegas Strip features are all nestled inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel. We’ll start with a beloved and sweet outpost of Milk Bar. I’ve only had their cookies and their famed Milk Bar Pie (previously known as Crack Pie) before my recent trip to Vegas. I was happy to finally have a chance to eat their cereal milk soft serve! I wish I didn’t have to hop on a plane to eat this again.

Protip: Be a hero; get some cookies for your suitcase! You can also order their creations online.

Milk Bar// The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Level 3, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Schedule a Breakfast Date at Eggslut

Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip  - eggslut

Ah, Eggslut. I finally made its acquaintance during my recent trip. I woke up early to meet a friend there. There’s something wonderful about waking up early in Vegas. If you leave the casinos and hotels to walk the Strip, you feel like you have the entire city to yourself, which is a rare and serene feeling. I ordered the Fairfax sandwich which has egg, bacon, cheese, and rocket. I tasted my friend’s slut which a coddled egg gently nestled in silky smooth pureed potatoes. Check it out for yourself!

Eggslut // The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Level 3, Las Vegas, NV 89109

The Not-So-Secret Secret Pizza

Restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip  - Secret Pizza

Please excuse my IG stories stickers in this photo. My phone died shortly after my visit to Las Vegas and I had to succumb to screenshotting my Instagram stories for photographic evidence of my late-night visit to Secret Pizza. You’ll find the unmarked Secret Pizza on the third floor of the Cosmopolitan is not so secret anymore. Don’t let the long lines deter you! Our experience was that the long line was fastmoving. Plus, there’s just something about late-night cheap pizza. Especially in a place like Vegas.

P.S. My Vegas frequent-flyer friend Witold who introduced me to Mott 32 claims he likes 550 at Aria better if you want to try your luck with their line instead!

Secret Pizza // The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Boulevard Tower, 3708 S Las Vegas Blvd Level 3, Las Vegas, NV 89109

While you’re in the Cosmopolitan, also give these three famed establishments a try

The Cosmopolitan is such a great overall stop for notable restaurants. I didn’t make it to these three following restaurants because of limited time, but I can vouch for all three restaurants from past travels.

Momofuku (New York)

I’ve been a longtime fan of Momofuku in New York and I love that next to the Milk Bar in Cosmopolitan is their parent restaurant, Momofuku. I’ve only tried their ramen and baos the last time I was in New York, but I think this is a worthy stop, especially if you’ve never experience Chef David Chang’s cuisine.

Pok Pok Wings (Portland)

Pok Pok fish sauce chicken wings from Pok Pok in Portland and New York are SO good. Their outpost in Las Vegas slings their famous wings.

District Donuts (New Orleans)

District Donuts in New Orleans is definitely a top donut visit when you’re in New Orleans. If you find yourself in Las Vegas before your next visit to New Orleans, treat yourself to these amazing donuts to hold you over!

For a donut guide to the Triangle, read this 🍩 post.

And there we have it! My guide of Las Vegas Strip Restaurants!

I remember after my second visit to Vegas in 2012, I thought I’d be done with Vegas. It’s an overwhelming city. But in 2015, I asked my parents where they wanted me to take them as a retirement gift. They picked Vegas. And it was seeing Vegas through their bewildered eyes that I vowed to stop being so jaded about Vegas. It is a wonderful place! It’s the most body-positive place I’ve visited and a melting pot. It’s an incubator of world-renowned talents in both the entertainment and food industries. I hope that you’re able to see Vegas with child-like wonder despite its overstimulating personality next time you’re in town. I hope this guide is helpful too in making it a delicious trip.

Did I miss any of your favorite stops? Tell me in the comments! I’ll pocket your recommendations for next time.

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