Las Vegas continues to prove itself as a culinary powerhouse, as celebrity chefs and iconic brands continue to open shop in the destination. There’s always a new spot to experience, which makes dining a delicious and delightful adventure. Here are some of the latest restaurants to open in Las Vegas — and some of the delectable dishes you simply must order.

 

Crossroads Kitchen at Resorts World Las Vegas

What to Expect

An entire menu of plant-based dishes is on the menu at this Italian/Mediterranean hot spot at the Strip’s latest resort.

What to Eat

Starter: Figs & Feta
Get the party started with a fabulous cheese plate! This dish features caramelized black mission figs, whipped feta and a white balsamic served on a tasty slice of grilled sourdough.

Main Course: Fettuccine & Truffles
Move over, Alfredo. This dish, made with fresh-shaved truffles and truffle butter, is going to blow that other plate you’re thinking of out of the water! This house-made pasta dish is a must.

Dessert: Citrus Berry Verine
This decadent delight is complete with lemon curd, almond streusel and a berry gelée. Is there really anything else to say?

Hello Kitty Cafe at Fashion Show Las Vegas

What to Expect

Everyone’s favorite cartoon kitten has gotten the Vegas restaurant treatment, complete with the overload of sweetness you’d expect from Sanrio. Join Hello Kitty on a food and beverage adventure that will leave you wanting more sugar, in each and every little way.

What to Eat

Starter: Mango Pineapple Lemonade
Kick off your super cute dining experience with a refreshing beverage! With tropical and citrus flavors, this sipper should do the trick.

Main Course: Hello Kitty Strawberry Pastry
Well, it’s not exactly dinner, but Hello Kitty Cafe’s menu is full of must-try sweets that are sure to satisfy. This decadent morsel is made with puff pastry, strawberry filling and fondant topping.

Dessert: Marble Hello Kitty Cupcake
Dessert is the main event at Hello Kitty Cafe, so why not go with a namesake cupcake? This delectable bite is both vegan and gluten-free, with vanilla and chocolate cake topped off by vanilla frosting and chocolate shavings. Yum!

Jack Binion’s Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas

What to Expect

Traditional steakhouse elegance awaits at this namesake restaurant of the Vegas icon and gaming legend. The menu matches the vibe, with classics like Oysters Rockefeller, Shrimp Scampi and Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef making the cut (pun intended).

What to Eat

Starter: Bloody Mary Shaken & Stirred Wedge Salad
Bloody Marys aren’t just for brunch! The classic wedge gets a tasty upgrade, with crisp lettuce being topped with fried green tomato, bacon, blue cheese-stuffed olives, and a Bloody Mary vinaigrette.

Main Course: Bone-in Ribeye and Lobster Tail
The king of Vegas steakhouse meals is the surf and turf. Get the best of land and sea with Jack Binion’s expertly broiled 16-oz. ribeye and a 6-oz. lobster tail. Now, you just have to decide which delectable side dish to order!

Dessert: Crème Brûlée
Keep it classy — and classic — for the last course with some crème brûlée. Crack into its caramelized sugar crust and enjoy the vanilla bean custard served with blueberries and red currants.

Nellie’s Southern Kitchen at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

What to Expect

This restaurant from the Jonas Brothers family is bringing finger-licking soul food to the Strip, serving recipes passed down through the famed family’s generations.

What to Eat

Starter: Basket of Biscuits
A staple of Southern comfort cuisine, Nellie’s signature biscuits are served with butter, cinnamon honey butter and jam. You might want to ask for two orders for the table!

Main Course: Hawg Hill Pulled Pork Sandwich
For many, Southern food means one thing: Barbecue! Pecan-smoked pulled pork is tossed in a tangy sauce, topped with coleslaw, and slid into a soft brioche bun to create this BBQ masterpiece. Ask for extra napkins.

Dessert: Banana Pudding
Another Southern classic, the restaurant’s rich Banana Pudding is made with fresh bananas, topped with whipped cream, and garnished with some crunchy wafer cookies. Yum!

Vanderpump à Paris at Paris Las Vegas

What to Expect

Visitors will be transported to an old Parisian courtyard in this new space by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump. With plush velvets, windows with rain-like effects, and a menu of whimsical cocktails and luxurious plates, your “rainy” day in Paris (Las Vegas) is going to be memorable!

What to Eat

Starter: Ratatouille Frites
Ordering cheese fries is never going to be the same again. This inventive plate gives crispy, fried sweet potatoes a ratatouille twist with onions, peppers, peppadews, squash, beets and — the pièce de resistance — Gruyère cheese.

Main Course: Coq au Vin Pot Pie
The traditional French dish gets the pot-pie treatment, as a puff pastry, vol-au-vent is filled with braised chicken, lardons (oui, that’s bacon) and vegetables in a white Burgundy velouté sauce. Dig right in and you’ll be living la vie en rose!

Dessert: Apple Tarte Tatin Rosettes
It wouldn’t be a trip to Paris without a pastry! The traditional Tarte Tatin features caramelized fruit in a puff pastry — and Vanderpump elevates the selection with some cinnamon whipped cream. Try not to order two!

 

WAKUDA at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

What to Expect

Visitors can explore the culture of Japan through taste at this sleek and chic space, where Michelin-starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda offers spins on Japanese classics.

What to Eat

Starter: Sashimi Toasts
Whether or not your eye is on sushi for dinner, these delectable bites are a fantastic entry to chef Wakuda’s cuisine. Choose from Tuna Zuke, Smoked Salmon, or Lobster with WAKUDA’s Caviar.

Dinner: Sushi
From rolls like the Toro Takuan (fatty tuna with Japanese pickle) and Soft Shell Crab (with kaiware and sweet chili miso) to an impressive selection of nigiri and sashimi, there’s something for every taste at WAKUDA.

Dessert: Chef’s Selection of Ice Cream
There’s always room for ice cream! In addition to the WAKUDA House Special, a soft-serve miso ice cream, the restaurant also features a menu of ice creams and sorbets with fantastic flavors like chocolate yuzu.

The night doesn’t have to end at dessert! You’re in the Entertainment Capital of the World, where dinner and a show are a perfect pairing. Check out all of the remarkable Las Vegas productions and make a night out of it!