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The Hottest New Restaurants in Las Vegas

Martha Stewart’s first restaurant, a fiery Mexican steakhouse, and more excitement

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More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater editors have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, and what’s hot. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the latest openings. The Eater Heatmap changes continually to always highlight where the food lovers are flocking to at the moment.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Crossroads Kitchen Las Vegas

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Crossroads Kitchen, which bills itself as the first fully vegan fine dining restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, opened on May 28, along with quick-service outpost CB Crossroads Burgers. An English pea and ricotta anolini uses a ricotta that Chef Tal Ronnen previously developed for Kite Hill that uses macadamia nuts and a high-protein varietal of almond. He seasons mushrooms with nori and Old Bay Seasoning to produce a convincingly briny flavor in the calamari. CB Crossroads Burgers offers vegan burgers and fries.

A table of Crossroads Kitchen dishes including pizza, stuffed zucchini blossoms and cocktails.
Crossroads Kitchen
Meg Blair

Wakuda Las Vegas marks the first U.S. restaurant for Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, who has earned accolades at his two-Michelin-Star Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands Singapore and his popular Tetsuya’s in Sydney, Australia. The new restaurant opened on June 25 with an artfully designed interior and an a la carte menu that features yuba, made with fresh bean curd skin from Kyoto and sea urchin, Canadian lobster marinated in sweet vinegar, and a dessert with earthy matcha and smooth red bean.

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Wakuda
Wakuda

RPM Italian Las Vegas

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Celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, along with restaurant behemoth Lettuce Entertain You, opened RPM Italian at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on May 17. The Strip location marks the sixth restaurant for the RPM brand. The modern Italian menu includes pasta like Maine lobster pansotti, Italian classics like spaghetti and meatballs and the signature buccatini pomodoro.

A bowl of Maine lobster pansotti pasta and lobster.
Maine lobster pansotti at RPM Italian.
Lindsay Eberly

The Boss Café by Buddy Valastro

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Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s restaurant at the Linq hotel features an open kitchen that offers diners views of the staff pulling fresh mozzarella (topped options like pesto and roasted peppers, and served with warm bread) at the restaurant’s Mozz Bar. Italian American sandwiches with names like “Hoboken Havana” and the “Jersey Boy,” pizzas, and desserts round out a menu that aims to transport diners to the neighborhood delis of New York and New Jersey.

Mabel's BBQ

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After a two-year hiatus, the Palms made its long-anticipated return in late April 2022, bringing with it the much-missed Mabel’s. Chef Michael Symon’s beer, barbecue, and bourbon joint dishes smoked brisket and pork belly by the half-pound, along with sandwiches and sides. Located in a nearly 10,000-square-foot space at the Palms, a large patio beer garden makes it even better with games and frozen cocktails.

Scotch 80 Prime

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Another hit restaurant just back from the Palm’s two-year hiatus, Scotch 80 Prime made a name with tableside carts, a $3 million dollar whiskey collection, and an art collection that includes pieces from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, KAWS, Damien Hirst, and Scott Hove. The menu includes steaks, seafood, and sides like “millionaire’s maccheroni” with prosciutto, black truffle, poached egg, parmesan cream, and gold leaf.

Nobu at Paris Las Vegas

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With the late-April opening of the newest Nobu in Vegas, it’s clear Las Vegas hasn’t had enough of Nobu Matsuhisa’s fusion cuisine that melds traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. In a 140-seat dining room bathed in natural wood, diners can try Nobu’s popular dishes like yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, black cod dry miso, as well as vegan and vegetarian items.

Vanderpump à Paris

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Celebrity restaurants continue to dominate the Strip, and Lisa Vanderpump’s extremely weird new restaurant is a long-anticipated arrival. It’s designed to feel like traveling to Paris, but in a dark, gothic kind of way. A high-tech image behind the main bar shows a rain-soaked Paris to set the mood, and the drinks are broadly French with lots of Vanderpump branded liquor and wine. Some of the food arrives to the table in birdcages, which is original, if not particularly appealing.

A white tableclothed table covered in plates of food.
A table of food at Vanderpump a Paris.
Palm + Ocean

The Bedford by Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart’s first restaurant, the Bedford, is open at the Paris Las Vegas. Designed by Stewart, the 194-seat restaurant takes direct inspiration from her 1925 country farmhouse in Bedford, New York. Dishes include a whole roast chicken and a baked potato that is smashed tableside. It can all be washed down by a Martha-rita and Martha-tini.

Martha Stewart in front of a table of food

Toca Madera Las Vegas

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The high-energy Mexican steakhouse in the courtyard between the Aria Resort and Casino and the Shops at Crystals integrates fire at every turn. Cocktails like the Los Muertos are set aflame. So too are the numerous candles and torches that illuminate the bar, private room, and main dining room — not to mention the fire dancers and fire breathers who perform during dinner. Notable dishes here include the satisfyingly gooey queso fundido, the light and flavorful branzino, and the guacamole with pomegranate seeds.

A restaurant dining room with a tree in the middle
Toca Madera
Toca Madera

Rosa Ristorante

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Rob Moore has been cooking in Vegas since 2004, most recently at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s steakhouse Prime at the Bellagio. His new Henderson restaurant serves Italian-American fare in a stylish dining room with rose murals and bold red banquettes. Menu items include spaghetti and meatballs, a refreshing amberjack with preserved lemon vinaigrette, and lobster roasted in spicy tomato sauce.

Cocktail with rose-shaped ice
Rosa Ristorante
Rosa Ristorante

Half Bird Chicken & Beer

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At Half Bird Chicken and Beer in Chinatown, chef Brian Howard of Sparrow and Wolf hones in on rotisserie chickens, marinated for 12 hours with lemon, garlic, thyme, sea salt, and oil. The menu also includes togarashi rolls, mac and cheese, and smothered fries. 

Crossroads Kitchen Las Vegas

A table of Crossroads Kitchen dishes including pizza, stuffed zucchini blossoms and cocktails.
Crossroads Kitchen
Meg Blair

Crossroads Kitchen, which bills itself as the first fully vegan fine dining restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, opened on May 28, along with quick-service outpost CB Crossroads Burgers. An English pea and ricotta anolini uses a ricotta that Chef Tal Ronnen previously developed for Kite Hill that uses macadamia nuts and a high-protein varietal of almond. He seasons mushrooms with nori and Old Bay Seasoning to produce a convincingly briny flavor in the calamari. CB Crossroads Burgers offers vegan burgers and fries.

A table of Crossroads Kitchen dishes including pizza, stuffed zucchini blossoms and cocktails.
Crossroads Kitchen
Meg Blair

Wakuda

Entry to Wakuda Las Vegas
Wakuda
Wakuda

Wakuda Las Vegas marks the first U.S. restaurant for Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, who has earned accolades at his two-Michelin-Star Waku Ghin at Marina Bay Sands Singapore and his popular Tetsuya’s in Sydney, Australia. The new restaurant opened on June 25 with an artfully designed interior and an a la carte menu that features yuba, made with fresh bean curd skin from Kyoto and sea urchin, Canadian lobster marinated in sweet vinegar, and a dessert with earthy matcha and smooth red bean.

Entry to Wakuda Las Vegas
Wakuda
Wakuda

RPM Italian Las Vegas

A bowl of Maine lobster pansotti pasta and lobster.
Maine lobster pansotti at RPM Italian.
Lindsay Eberly

Celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic, along with restaurant behemoth Lettuce Entertain You, opened RPM Italian at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on May 17. The Strip location marks the sixth restaurant for the RPM brand. The modern Italian menu includes pasta like Maine lobster pansotti, Italian classics like spaghetti and meatballs and the signature buccatini pomodoro.

A bowl of Maine lobster pansotti pasta and lobster.
Maine lobster pansotti at RPM Italian.
Lindsay Eberly

The Boss Café by Buddy Valastro

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s restaurant at the Linq hotel features an open kitchen that offers diners views of the staff pulling fresh mozzarella (topped options like pesto and roasted peppers, and served with warm bread) at the restaurant’s Mozz Bar. Italian American sandwiches with names like “Hoboken Havana” and the “Jersey Boy,” pizzas, and desserts round out a menu that aims to transport diners to the neighborhood delis of New York and New Jersey.

Mabel's BBQ

After a two-year hiatus, the Palms made its long-anticipated return in late April 2022, bringing with it the much-missed Mabel’s. Chef Michael Symon’s beer, barbecue, and bourbon joint dishes smoked brisket and pork belly by the half-pound, along with sandwiches and sides. Located in a nearly 10,000-square-foot space at the Palms, a large patio beer garden makes it even better with games and frozen cocktails.

Scotch 80 Prime

Another hit restaurant just back from the Palm’s two-year hiatus, Scotch 80 Prime made a name with tableside carts, a $3 million dollar whiskey collection, and an art collection that includes pieces from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, KAWS, Damien Hirst, and Scott Hove. The menu includes steaks, seafood, and sides like “millionaire’s maccheroni” with prosciutto, black truffle, poached egg, parmesan cream, and gold leaf.

Nobu at Paris Las Vegas

With the late-April opening of the newest Nobu in Vegas, it’s clear Las Vegas hasn’t had enough of Nobu Matsuhisa’s fusion cuisine that melds traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian ingredients. In a 140-seat dining room bathed in natural wood, diners can try Nobu’s popular dishes like yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño, black cod dry miso, as well as vegan and vegetarian items.

Vanderpump à Paris

A white tableclothed table covered in plates of food.
A table of food at Vanderpump a Paris.
Palm + Ocean

Celebrity restaurants continue to dominate the Strip, and Lisa Vanderpump’s extremely weird new restaurant is a long-anticipated arrival. It’s designed to feel like traveling to Paris, but in a dark, gothic kind of way. A high-tech image behind the main bar shows a rain-soaked Paris to set the mood, and the drinks are broadly French with lots of Vanderpump branded liquor and wine. Some of the food arrives to the table in birdcages, which is original, if not particularly appealing.

A white tableclothed table covered in plates of food.
A table of food at Vanderpump a Paris.
Palm + Ocean

The Bedford by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart in front of a table of food

Martha Stewart’s first restaurant, the Bedford, is open at the Paris Las Vegas. Designed by Stewart, the 194-seat restaurant takes direct inspiration from her 1925 country farmhouse in Bedford, New York. Dishes include a whole roast chicken and a baked potato that is smashed tableside. It can all be washed down by a Martha-rita and Martha-tini.

Martha Stewart in front of a table of food

Toca Madera Las Vegas

A restaurant dining room with a tree in the middle
Toca Madera
Toca Madera

The high-energy Mexican steakhouse in the courtyard between the Aria Resort and Casino and the Shops at Crystals integrates fire at every turn. Cocktails like the Los Muertos are set aflame. So too are the numerous candles and torches that illuminate the bar, private room, and main dining room — not to mention the fire dancers and fire breathers who perform during dinner. Notable dishes here include the satisfyingly gooey queso fundido, the light and flavorful branzino, and the guacamole with pomegranate seeds.

A restaurant dining room with a tree in the middle
Toca Madera
Toca Madera

Rosa Ristorante

Cocktail with rose-shaped ice
Rosa Ristorante
Rosa Ristorante

Rob Moore has been cooking in Vegas since 2004, most recently at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s steakhouse Prime at the Bellagio. His new Henderson restaurant serves Italian-American fare in a stylish dining room with rose murals and bold red banquettes. Menu items include spaghetti and meatballs, a refreshing amberjack with preserved lemon vinaigrette, and lobster roasted in spicy tomato sauce.

Cocktail with rose-shaped ice
Rosa Ristorante
Rosa Ristorante

Half Bird Chicken & Beer

At Half Bird Chicken and Beer in Chinatown, chef Brian Howard of Sparrow and Wolf hones in on rotisserie chickens, marinated for 12 hours with lemon, garlic, thyme, sea salt, and oil. The menu also includes togarashi rolls, mac and cheese, and smothered fries. 

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