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10 of the Highest Grossing U.S. Restaurants Are in Las Vegas

Seven Vegas steakhouses, two restaurants from Tao Group, and two Italian restaurants make the list, but Tao Asian Bistro does not

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at the Forum Shops at Caesars landed the top spot among Las Vegas restaurants in Restaurant Business magazine’s newest list of top grossing independent restaurants in the country. The magazine estimates the restaurant made $22,264,200 in sales
 with a $77 average check and 
260,000 covers in 2018, landing in the No. 18 spot on the list. The magazine called it “one of several high-volume eateries inside the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.”

It’s sister restaurant in Miami took the top spot with $38.4 million in estimated sales.

The full chart of 100 includes 22 New York destinations and 10 in Las Vegas.

For years, Tao Asian Bistro at the Venetian landed in the No. 1 spot but this time, didn’t earn a spot among the 100. Restaurant Business says that “With the opening in Chicago, Tao is no longer considered an independent,” since it has more than five locations.

The nationwide study includes seven Vegas steakhouses, two restaurants from Tao Group, two Italian restaurants, and more

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


$22,264,200 in estimated sales


$77 average check


260,000 covers in 2018

21. Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres

“Jose Andres lends his special touch to the Vegas celebrity steakhouse scene.”

$20,827,800 in estimated sales

$114 average check


189,500 covers in 2018

23. SW Steakhouse

“Chef David Walzog’s steakhouse, with a whole section devoted to wagyu, is a perennial magnet for carnivores.”

$20,622,500 in estimated sales

$142
 average check

148,350 covers in 2018

38. Mon Ami Gabi

“One of five across the U.S., the Las Vegas site celebrates 20 years on the Strip this year.”

$18,110,000 in estimated sales


$72
 average check

307,440 covers in 2018

47. Prime Steakhouse


“‘Everything is sublime’ at this Jean-Georges Vongerichten steakhouse.”

$17,134,300 in estimated sales


$168 average check


110,300 covers in 2018

54. Lavo Italian Restaurant & Lounge

“Tao’s restaurant/nightclub/bar/lounge concept hosts star-studded events at the Palazzo Hotel.”

$16,594,100 in estimated sales

$92 average check

135,664 covers in 2018

58. Delmonico Steakhouse

“Emeril Lagasse’s Creole steakhouse takes its name from the New Orleans original.”

$16,400,000 in estimated sales


$100 average check

144,448 covers in 2018

67. Jean Georges Steakhouse

“The strikingly modern space at Aria is divided among a lounge, elevated dining areas and two private dining rooms.”


$15,000,000 in estimated sales


$118 average check

124,000 covers in 2018

89. Beauty & Essex

“Opened in May 2016, the Las Vegas version follows New York’s formula to draw crowds.”


$12,753,180 in estimated sales


$92 average check

139,100 covers in 2018

92. Carmine’s

“Carmine’s is known for its family-style versions of Southern Italian specialties.”

$12,676,686 in estimated sales


$41 average check

128,385 covers in 2018

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

Tao Asian Bistro

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

Prime Steakhouse

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

Jean Georges Steakhouse

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

Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres

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

Forum Shops at Caesars

3472 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 893-4800 Visit Website

SW Steakhouse

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

Beauty & Essex

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

Mon Ami Gabi

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

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