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13 of the Biggest Independent U.S. Restaurants Based on Sales Call Las Vegas Home

The nationwide study includes one restaurant that closed, seven Vegas steakhouses, and more

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Tao Asian Bistro
Venetian

Once again, Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian is the No. 1 highest-grossing non-chain restaurant in the entire country, topping an impressive list of earners collated and estimated by Restaurant Business magazine. The full chart of 100 includes 30 New York destinations and 13 in Las Vegas, with eight restaurants in the Tao Group empire making the rundown.

Locally, the now-closed Carnevino Italian Steakhouse is/was the priciest night out on the list, with an estimated average check of $182. While steakhouses take center stage among a list of expected names with seven making the list in Las Vegas,

Aria’s casual, 24-hour Aria Cafe makes an entry at No. 51, earning an estimated $16.7 million in annual sales, with a $27 average check and serving 690,000 individual meals. The closest rival for sheer volume is Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, plating an estimated 350,000 meals per year.

1. Tao Las Vegas

$43,447,100 in estimated sales

$93 average check

230,668 covers

18. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

$21,700,000 in estimated sales

$87 average check

260,000 covers

23. Carnevino Italian Steakhouse

$20,600,000 in estimated sales

$182 average check

110,000 covers

25. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

$20,300,000 in estimated sales

$108 average check

194,000 covers

27. SW Steakhouse

$20,100,000 in estimated sales

$133 average check

152,000 covers

44. Mon Ami Gabi

$17,650,000 in estimated sales

$69 average check

315,000 covers

51. Aria Cafe

16,700,000 in estimated sales

$27 average check

690,000 covers

52. Prime Steakhouse

$16,700,000 in estimated sales

$160 average check

113,000 covers

55. Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge

$16,512,000 in estimated sales

$88 average check

139,000 covers

60. Top of the World

$16,150,000 in estimated sales

$99 average check

175,000 covers

63. Delmonico Steakhouse

$16,000,000 in estimated sales

$95 average check

148,000 covers

75. Jean Georges Steakhouse

$14,600,000 in estimated sales

$112 average check

127,000 covers

99. Beauty & Essex

$12,430,000 in estimated sales

$88 average check

142,500 covers

Tao Asian Bistro

3377 Las Vegas Boulevard S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-388-8338 Visit Website

ARIA Cafe

3730 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89158 (702) 590-8650 Visit Website

Carnevino Italian Steakhouse

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 789-4141 Visit Website

Prime Steakhouse

3600 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 693-8865 Visit Website

Top of the World

2000 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89104 (702) 380-7777 Visit Website

Jean Georges Steakhouse

3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158 702-590-7111 Visit Website

TAO Las Vegas

3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 388-8338 Visit Website

Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge

3325 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 791-1800 Visit Website

Delmonico Steakhouse

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-3737 Visit Website

SW Steakhouse

3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 770-3325 Visit Website

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Beauty & Essex

3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 737-0707 Visit Website

The Venetian

3355 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 414-1000 Visit Website

Mon Ami Gabi

3655 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 944-4224 Visit Website

Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

2535 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 761-7610 Visit Website

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