Vegaster 7 Fine Dining & Luxury Cuisine Reservations - Vegas


The most expensive Vegaster 7 yet, and the most palate appealing, according to our group of experts. We got out the fancy dress to find which of Las Vegas’ frenzy of high class restaurants is really worth the dropping the dough. To make it interesting, the experts were challenged to find the most intriguing way to serve truffles. So without further ado (or should we say adieu) here are the crème de la crème of Vegas cuisine.

The Vegaster 7: Top 7 Fine Dining Restaurants in Vegas

Joel Robuchon: There is a lot of frenchin' going on in Vegas, and not just in strip clubs. And while all have their fair share of truffles and caviar, none do with quite as much flair as this MGM masterpiece. Black, white and purple all over, dining at Joel’s feels like you are dining in a Parisian castle. Most interesting truffle dish on the menu was Le Poul Chicken and foie gras cooked with champagne, chestnuts, and black truffles. Forget the French, just ask for that juicy chicken with tons of flavor.

Prices - Two course menu- $120, three course, $160 or do like we did and get the 16 course tasting menu for $425. And yes, our truffle chicken is on it.

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barMASA: Severely understated by Vegas standards, you’ll understand the hype at this Aria restaurant once you see the menu. Fresh fish off the coast of Japan that is guaranteed to be out of the water for no more than 24 hours. You’ve never had sushi until you’ve had it rolled with fresh Japanese snapper. The truffle dish that wouldn’t quit was the Kanpachi and truffle sushi canapé. Kanpachi is a Japanese Amberjack that just the day before had been swimming in the Pacific.

Prices - Sushi by the piece- $6. Average entrée- $30. Our truffle pick - $48.

 Picasso: The décor in the Bellagio’s upscale restaurant will make you dizzy, but take a look around, it is all original. This was chef Julian Serrano’s first Vegas venture, serving a blend of distinct flavors that are one part French, one part Spanish and 100% exceptional. Picasso has a five course meal with white truffle served at each one (except dessert) for $250. After seeing that there was no need to look for anything else.

Prices - Your typical 5 course meal is going to run around $123, while four courses will cost ya’ $113.

Carnevino: Meat and wine, need we say more? This is the steak house that others want to be when they grow up, with an array of dry aged steaks up to 6 months old. No thanks to that, but being inside of the Palazzo, there are a number of Italian dishes to try if the humongous porterhouse isn’t your thing. Unlike most of the other hoity toity’s we tried, this one was not overflowing in truffles, although the Carpaccio with truffle and goat cheese vinaigrette made a great app.

Prices - Entrée’s range from $40 to $60 or jump up to $120 and get a taste of it all.

Aureole: The name made us think naughty things, but the atmosphere inside of this Mandalay Bay restaurant is stunning. Make sure to order a bottle of wine just to see the wine angel go up and down the four story tall wine tower. Aureole was one of the first fine dining restaurants to hit the strip, and still boasts a number of different dining areas to choose from. The menu is seasonal, promising only the freshest ingredients. The truffle dish we picked here was the classic French onion soup, garnished with foie gras and truffles and filled with delicious puff pastry.

Prices – Don’t expect to pay less than $60, and that’s just an app and entrée. The prices here for one dish average around $40 but go as high as $70.

MICHAEL MINA: The Bellagio serves fresh seafood in a truly exquisite environment. From the live orchids on the countertops to the masterful plate presentations, everything is pure perfection. The menu is clearly geared to lovers of the sea, but there are also standout meat and chicken dishes. MICHAEL MINA doesn’t do much with the cliché truffle, instead choosing to serve high quality, great tasting exotic foods like Wagyu beef.

Prices: You can expect to drop at least $75, and that’s before the drinks.

Restaurant Guy Savoy: Quintessential French fare turned out by one of the most well known French chefs in the world. The wine cellar alone is arguably the most extensive in all of Vegas, and no surprise with a venue fit for Caesar’s Palace. The food is fabulously French, including the classics you expect along with a few surprises. The only downside was the lack of beef offered on the menu, but our truffle dish – artichoke soup, black truffles and parmesan cheese – made us forget that fact fast.

Prices – This is high end –high end with plates being over a C-note ($100) on average. A ten course tasting menu that will only set you back $298.

There is something to be said about breaking the bank just for some truffles. (Thanks Vegaster) You may think a steak is just a steak, until you’ve had one at one of these top of the line Las Vegas restaurants. Save your pennies, pack your dress socks and try one the next time your in town, just to see what you’ve been missing.