17 Best Restaurants in MGM Grand Las Vegas 2024

Did you know that the MGM Grand is home to some of the most prestigious restaurants in Las Vegas? In fact, the late Joël Robuchon, after whom Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand is named, held a remarkable record of 31 Michelin Stars, a record that remains unbroken to this day.

However, since the Michelin Guide was last published in 2009, it’s anyone’s guess which other MGM Grand restaurants might surpass Joël Robuchon’s achievement.

The restaurants at MGM Grand are predominantly upscale and exclusive venues, with some opting not to publicly disclose their menus. Examples include Crush American Grill and L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. Each of these establishments offers top-notch service and draws in an elite clientele from around the globe.

Discover which restaurants rise to the top of our list and what distinguishes each one. The finest dining establishments at MGM Grand offer eclectic experiences that will leave you with plenty of memorable stories to share.

Best Restaurants in MGM Grand

1. Joel Robuchon

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Joel Robuchon is the priciest restaurant in Las Vegas. The cost isn’t for the faint of heart, starting in the range of over $500 per person, including wine pairing.

Joel Robuchon (1945-2018) was a legendary French chef who founded more than 20 restaurants in a 50-plus-year-long career. His influence spanned far and wide, from mentoring some of the world’s finest culinary stars to introducing industry-changing dishes and enviable culinary standards.

In 2008, Joel Robuchon Restaurant in Las Vegas achieved the highest culinary honor ever bestowed upon a Vegas establishment – a three-Michelin Star rating. This accolade was just one of many awards that followed. These remarkable achievements earned Robuchon the esteemed title of Chef of the Century.

The restaurant has upheld the name of the late Joel in high esteem by maintaining unparalleled culinary standards and sophisticated luxury. Several awards under its belt include the Forbes Five Star, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, and a Five Diamond rating from AAA.

The menu is the crowd pleaser, attentively following Chef Robuchon’s motto “To make a grand meal, you have to make it simple. To look simply is very complicated. You need the highest quality products, the best equipment, and you have to focus on the original flavor of the product.”

Start with a choice of two appetizers, including delicacies like Maine lobster with sweet and sour dressing or truffled langoustine ravioli. For the main course, indulge in options such as seared sea bass with lemongrass foam or walnut-roasted Scottish venison with black truffle.

Enhance your meal with supplemental offerings like crispy soft-boiled egg and smoked salmon topped with Imperial caviar or guinea hen with roasted foie gras. Vegetarian options are available.

2. LÁtelier de Joël Robuchon

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L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is the sister restaurant to Joel Robuchon.

The Chef of the Century curated the restaurant’s high-quality cuisine and fostered an interactive, communal atmosphere. These efforts have earned the establishment a Michelin Star rating, drawing thousands of customers annually.

The constant innovation at the restaurant keeps it in direct competition with itself and other well-established restaurants. As aptly stated by Joel Robuchon, ‘I constantly strive; my work is permanent research, my permanent obsession with the quality of one’s labor.’

Awards granted to L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon include the 2019 Four Stars award from Forbes Travel Guide, 2016 Best of Excellence from Wine Spectator, Four Diamond from AAA, and One Star from the 2009 Michelin Star Guide.

You can get to the restaurant by walking through the MGM Grand casino floor as you go towards Avenue café. Proceed to make a right and go past Crush, where you will see the restaurant on your left-hand side.

Executive Chef Jonathan Doukhan stays true to Joël Robuchon’s classic dishes, serving popular orders like the beef and Foie gras burger with sautéed bell peppers. Another exciting choice is the Le Foie Gras constricted by moi. You may also opt for the Le Cailler, a caramelized quail dish filled with foie gras and served with potato puree.

3. Morimoto Las Vegas

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Morimoto is run by Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who is widely known as the Iron Chef. The restaurant is decorated with stunning photos taken by the critically acclaimed photographer Yasumichi Morita. These photographs enhance the venue with an elegant and exotic ambiance, highlighting its Japanese design aesthetics.

Infused with contemporary aspects, Morimoto Las Vegas is a Japanese restaurant that brings you Japanese staples like a sushi bar and Buri Bop cooked tableside. As the Iron Chef says, “No rules. Don’t be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn’t have to have rules. I don’t like it that way.”

The menu is fitted with the Iron Chef’s own Tomahawk Ribeye that got him his nickname. You also have the option to enjoy Ishi Yaki Buri Bop, a flavorful combination of yellowtail on rice cooked tableside in a sizzling hot stone bowl.

The show stopper is the Omakase dinner & wine pairing, a special dinner held on select days, costing $275/guest plus $125/guest for wine pairing.

4. Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill

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Wolfgang Pack is an Australian-American chef and restaurateur with several restaurants in Las Vegas including Spago, CUT, and Bar & Grill.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is helmed by Executive Chef Robert Rolla who brings to life Wolfgang’s new approaches to California-based cuisines. Signature dishes include wood-fired pizzas and flat iron steaks.

Fan favorites on the menu range from prime flat iron steaks with blue cheese butter and red wine sauce, all paired with French fries. The main include grilled prime burgers, half jidori chicken, and some seared Scottish salmon, just to mention a few.

Since the beginning, Chef Wolfgang Puck has been with the team, ensuring the restaurant got several accolades like 2011 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and the Three Diamond rating from AAA.

Also, the Chef himself got voted the Best Celebrity Chef in the In Vegas Magazine Awards.

5. Crush

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Crush at the MGM Grand elevates American Cuisines with a more playful twist in a modern and social environment. Visit Crush if you are a fan of playful handcrafted cocktails paired with woodfired pizzas and pasta.

The restaurant is the winner of several Thrillist awards, including Best Places to Party While Having Dinner and The Best Restaurants in Vegas.

Some of the highly praised items include the Ahi Tuna and Sesame crusted ahi tuna with avocado on top. A fan favorite is the filet mignon served with sweet onions, blue cheese fondue, and fingerling potatoes.

In case you want something more casual, you can opt for the wood-fired pizza that brings you Italian sausage-style pizza topped off with Pepperoncini and roasted red peppers.

Crush is located close to the Avenue café in the MGM Grand. Walk through the casino as you head over to Avenue and then make a right. Crush will be visible on your left side.

6. Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak

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Chef Tom Colicchio brings you a blend of classic traditional foods with an innovative modern twist at his MGM Grand restaurant. The James Beard Award-Winning chef is known for creating some of the most creative dishes filled with exceptional flavors.

The ingredients used come from small family farms and small-scale fisher groups to ensure the true flavors are captured in each dish. The dishes are amazing but wait until you try Tom Colicchio’s signature Craftsteak cocktail.

The first course will treat you to the seafood tower with lobster, shrimp, oysters, grilled octopus, King Crab, yellowtail, and a seaweed salad. Main course takes you through options like the dry-aged & prime cuts of meat, snake river farm Wagyu, and Japanese certified A5 Wagyu ribeye & NY Strips.

7. Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House

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Chef Emeril has over 25 years of experience in the seafood sector and brings his enormous expertise to his fish house in MGM Grand. Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House won 2016 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator and is Three Diamond approved by AAA.

Named as the king of modern Creole cuisines, Chef Emeril brings you his signature ‘New New Orleans’ cooking style by providing a twist to the classic Creole dishes from Louisiana.

The menu is filled with fine dining options like the freshly shucked oysters with cucumber, seaweed mignonette, and Habanero Pepper water. There is also the Gumbo with shrimp, okra, and Andouille sausage.

Other highlights include the clam chowder, pork chip, crab cake, and BBQ shrimp.

8. Greek Sneek

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Located next to CRUSH, the Greek Sneek is the perfect place to introduce yourself to Greek and Mediterranean cuisines.

The dishes are products of the work of Executive Chef William DeMarco. His selection of native spirit handcrafted Greek cocktails is well paired with main course selections like the chicken kebabs and grilled salmon.

The extensive menu introduces you to choices like the gyros consisting of a choice of chicken, steak pita sandwich, or lamb. Other highlights include the Mykonos salad, branzino, charred octopus, and a classic assortment of Greek spreads.

9. Hakkasan Restaurant

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Hakkasan brings you modern Chinese cuisines engulfed in contemporary artistry. The revitalized stylish interior of the restaurant signifies a truly reborn and fine dining location.

Hakkasan is an upscale casual eatery known for some of its popular dishes like the black pepper beef fillet, roasted Chilean seabass, Wok fried chicken with walnut, and Hong Kong fried rice.

You may want to start off with the signature Peking duck with tsar nicoulai reserve osetra caviar, then follow it up with the second course Peking duck, stir fried and served with a choice of black truffle sauce or ginger scallion sauce.

The restaurant has won several awards over the years, including the 2015 Best Asian Restaurant award by Southern Nevada Concierge Association.

Best of Las Vegas named Hakkasan the Best Fine Dining of 2015, and the restaurant took home the 2014 Platinum Platter award from Three Square’s Spring Las Vegas Restaurant Week.

10. TAP Sports Bar

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The Golden Knight’s games are best watched at the TAP. With a great collection of 60 flat screen TVS, the game doesn’t get any livelier than this at the MGM Grand.

TAP is a sports bar that also serves as a restaurant providing you with group dining and casual meals like single patties, burgers, and sandwiches.

You won’t miss a good cheesesteak or hot chicken at the Tap Sports Bar. Nachos and quesadillas are in plenty, with a huge assortment of chicken wings and loaded fries.

The American-Style lager draft beers are the order of the day at each game, giving you all the excitement, you need to cheer on your team.

11. Pieology Pizzeria

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Pieology Pizzeria is a fast-casual personal pizza franchise with several locations across the country including Las Vegas.

Located in the Underground, the MGM outpost brings you the option to create your own artisan pizza. This is done by selecting a few choices from fresh dough, cheeses, toppings, and sauces.

Signature pizzas at Pieology are $14.25. Options include veggie pizzas like the veggie pesto, gluten-free cauliflower, and margherita. Chicken signature pizzas like the fire-grilled BBQ, and chicken back ranch are fan favorites.

12. MGM Grand Buffet

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The Buffet at MGM Grand is located in the MGM Grand casino. As you come from the front desk, walk to Avenue Café and make a left.

Proceed towards the casino and go past the Jabbawockeez theatre. The MGM Grand Buffet will be visible on the right just before the BetMGM Sportsbook.

Open every day of the week, the MGM Buffet offers two AYCE options:

  • Brunch (8 am to 11 am): $39.99/adult and $19.99/child.
  • All You Can Eat Crab (11 am to 3 pm): $54.99/adult and $19.99/child.

Keep in mind that children 4 years of age and under eat complimentary at any given time.

Brunch menu highlights range from the Belgian-style waffles at breakfast to the carving station filled with briskets, fried chicken, nachos, and roast turkeys.

Enjoy the snow crab legs in the afternoon and a selection of enticing seafood options form shrimp cocktails to mussels, clams, and smoked salmon.

The buffet also offers an all-you-can-drink special in two tiers:

  • AYCE Gold for $21.99: Beer, wine, and mimosa.
  • AYCD Grand for $25.99: Beer, wine, mimosas, and well liquors.

13. International Smoke

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International Smoke is brought to you buy the famous Chef, Michael Mina and the celebrity sensation Chef Ayesha Curry. Together, they have been able to provide MGM visitors with a culinary experience full of seafood, ribs, and woodfired steaks.

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Highlights range from the truffle Caesar salad to the crab fried rice, short rib, pork belly bao bun, Vietnamese lemongrass, and sea bass.

A unique offering from International Smoke is their Fuego Menu, a family-style tasting menu priced at $78/person.

This introduces you to Ayesha’s fresh baked cornbread, truffle Caesar, the ‘Tokyo’ fried chicken, and Peking smoked pork berry bao buns. Try the American BBQ ribs with Smokey BBQ sauce, the signature black truffle mac & cheese or the filet mignon with red wine sauce and broccolini.

14. Cabana Grill

Cabana Grill

The Cabana Grill is located on the right side of the MGM Grand pool. It offers a poolside dining experience featuring summer fresh signature dishes like the tacos served with red chili rubbed white fish, roasted garlic, chipotle aioli, and cabbage slaw. You won’t miss anything amazing to satisfy your post-swim cravings.

The breakfast menu is sweet and savory with crunch toasts, breakfast burritos, and continental breakfast with assorted pastries, whipped butter, preserves, and fresh squeezed juice. You can add coffee on top if you so wish.

Note that Cabana Grill is only open during the pool season, typically March through October, and closed during winter months.

15. Nellie’s Southern Kitchen

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Nellie’s is a recent addition to the MGM dining scene with fine dining offerings comprising of Southern cuisines and signature dishes that honor Nellie Jonas, great grandma to the Jonas Brothers.

It is a clean and elegant gem at MGM Grand that debuted in May 2022. The Jonas Brother’s father, Kevin Jonas, opened the first location in 2016 which became popular for its Southern hospitality and homemade mannerism.

Start with the Southern rolls with BBQ chicken, mac n cheese, and bacon n drunken collards rolled in a crispy fried egg roll.

For entrees, try Nellie’s chicken and dumplings or the braised short ribs. Conclude your meal with a choice of Nellie’s desserts from the cookie skillet to the banana pudding and seasonal cobbler.

16. Grand Wok Noodle Bar

Grand Wok Noodle Bar

Grand Wok Noodle Bar has a welcoming casual atmosphere bound to attract the romantic in you. Its traditional Asian cuisine menu brings you classics from wok-tossed noodles to fresh seafood.

What sets the restaurant apart from the masses of noodle bars is its romantic color themes. The entrance is filled with red roses that make the red pop from the floor to reflections on the glass windows and shimmers on the roof.

The interior has green accents, warm lighting, and an airy atmosphere that makes you forget you are indoors. It is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner.

Must-tries range from the Singapore-style curry rice noodles to the shrimp pad Thai, Hong-Kong style beef chow fun, and the seafood udon with shrimp calamari fish cake, and cabbage.

17. Luchini Italian Restaurant

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Luchini is the latest restaurant to open at MGM Grand. The casual refined Italian pasta and pizza parlor opened in the fall of 2023, serving Italian-American dishes inspired by the flavors of New York.  

Menu highlights include the Spiedeni Alla Romana appetizer, followed by the short rib lasagna pinwheels pasta, and the seafood fra diavolo with 1.5 lb. lobster, shrimp, mussels, calamari, and clams. For fans of raw bar, options range from oysters to yellowtail crudo, tuna tartare, and shrimp cocktail.

Adjacent to the restaurant is a pizza-by-the-slice shop with lots of pizza offerings. However, if you are in the mood for craft cocktails in an intimate warm and laid-back spot then Chez Bippy is the place for you. Hidden within Luchini, Chez Bippy offers an after-dinner lounge area where you can unwind and catch up with friends. 

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Final Thoughts

MGM Grand is home to more than fifteen world-class restaurants, offering its guests a wide range of dishes to choose from including authentic Mediterranean cuisines and Cantonese dishes. Made by award-winning Executive Chefs, you cannot go wrong with any of these establishments.

Keep in mind that the meals can be quite expensive, so check in with the linked menus to get your budget ready.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there free parking near MGM Grand restaurants?

Visitors to the MGM Grand are allowed to park at its parking garage located in a seven-story parking structure that is to the east of the hotel.

Parking at MGM Grand is not free.

For self-parking, MGM Grand charges a flat daily fee of $18 from Monday to Thursday and $23 Friday to Sunday. Registered hotel guests only pay $18 daily regardless of the day. 

As for freebies, residents of Nevada with valid Nevada driver’s licenses are eligible to 3 hours of complimentary self-parking.

For valet, MGM Grand charges a flat daily fee of $35 from Monday to Thursday and $40 from Friday to Sunday.

2. Is MGM Grand the biggest hotel in Las Vegas?

MGM Grand is the biggest single-building hotel in Las Vegas with over 6,000 rooms and over 169,000-square-footage of gaming space. However, the Venetian Las Vegas (comprised of the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels) is the biggest hotel complex with over 7,000 rooms and a combined 225,000-square footage of gaming space.