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Although Las Vegas is filled with a plethora of food options, there are a few restaurants that stand out when it comes to fine dining. These three exquisite establishments just happen to be the only Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star locales Las Vegas has to offer. Twist by Pierre Gagnaire located inside the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas takes the meaning of stellar service to an entirely different level. With several restaurants around the world, Gagnaire’s Las Vegas location is the only U.S. restaurant opened and owned by the acclaimed French chef. Grab a seat by the window and enjoy Strip views while taking in your surroundings. You’ll notice everything from the very chic cracked-egg walls complemented by cracked-egg charger plates to a view of the glass-encased wine cellar located one floor above the dining room. Your server will deliver an iPad to your table so you can peruse drink options, and when it comes to the main course, we recommend picking one of the tasting menus with its accompanying wine pairing. The newest Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant added to this first-rate list is Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace. Award-winning chef Guy Savoy uses a combination of passion, perfection and paying attention to details when preparing meals for his guests. Choose from menu options such as the Signature, Innovation-Inspiration and Black Truffle for a wide range of fantastic French fare. But if you’re planning on catching a show (we recommend seeing Shania Twain’s “Still the One” or Celine Dion’s show-stopping performances) while at Caesars, opt for the Pre-Theatre Menu, which is available from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. And finally, continuing with the French restaurant reign, Joël Robuchon in MGM Grand rounds out the refined lineup. It’s easy to feel like royalty in the dining room surrounded by plush purple couches, a massive chandelier and fresh flowers. And while the flavorful menu is plentiful, don’t leave without trying Le Caviar or a signature dish such as La Langoustine. Interested in more dining experiences? Head to our Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurants, which include SW Steakhouse, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, Le Cirque Las Vegas, Michael Mina, Wing Lei, Picasso, Sage, Sinatra, The Country Club, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Aureole Las Vegas.
In my opinion Las Vegas has the best fine dining scene in the US. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Joël Robuchon (MGM Grand) is the finest meal money can buy, maybe in the world, a three-hour extravaganza of course after course for an incredible tasting menu. Unlike many celebrity chef clones or spinoffs from elsewhere, this is Robuchon’s flagship for the world. Other top choices are Pierre Gagnaire’s Twist (Mandarin Oriental), also Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star, and Guy Savoy, another eponymous Five-Star chef (Caesars). After these, the top on the Strip would be Picasso at Bellagio. But an often overlooked old school favorite with a magnificent experience is Michael’s Fine Dining, which relocated from its longtime home to the South Point Resort several miles south of The Strip on Las Vegas Boulevard, well worth seeking out.