Las Vegas is not only the Entertainment Capital of the World; it is a food lover’s paradise. From elevated American classics to fine global and cultural cuisines, Las Vegas restaurants offer some of the best menus from the best chefs from around the world.
While you can certainly find budget-friendly options across all types of fare, there is a certain special celebration to be had in going for the gusto and ordering, well, everything. Whether you’re dining alone, working to impress a special someone, or slowly savoring the evening with a group of like-minded gustatory enthusiasts, let us tempt you with these no-miss meals for your “sky’s the limit” dining enjoyment. Here are the most expensive meals in Las Vegas, and where to find them.
High Class & High Priced Tasting Menus
Tasting menus are an easy and accessible way to get to know a restaurant by letting the chef choose for you. While most restaurants have a “regular” menu of a la carte options to allow you to create your own deliciously decadent meal, a tasting menu is a way for restaurants to showcase certain ingredients, seasons and culinary talents by choosing a special menu for you to enjoy while learning more about their passions and expertise.
Often, a tasting menu will include items not found on the regular menu. This is either because they are seasonal, experimental or just tantalizingly exclusive for those willing to indulge in this unique experience. Some of the restaurants here, it should be noted, only offer tasting menus.
16-Course Tasting Menu at Joël Robuchon
Beginning with the only three-star Michelin rated restaurant in Las Vegas, Joël Robuchon Restaurant at MGM Grand offers a 16-course degustation menu for between $450 and $500 exclusive of beverages. Seasonal ingredients, classic french technique and modern interpretation bring to life the mind and palate of the late chef-owner Joel Robuchon, the most Michelin-decorated chef in the world.
Highlights include various specialty carts for bread and butter service, teas and desserts. The menu changes, usually based on the season, and includes items such as caviar and king crab, lamb with peas and morel mushrooms and almond milk soup. Add to your meal any number of supplemental offerings such as more caviar, truffles and foie gras—all at an extra cost, of course.
French Fare at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Robuchon’s sister restaurant in MGM Grand is L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon. A “more interactive concept” by France’s Chef of the Century, L’Atelier could be called lively—though no less cultivated and intriguing. This is when compared to the more quiet Robuchon, with a certain theatrical quality stemming from both the open kitchen preparation of your meal to the menu itself. The spread features more a la carte and supplemental options, as well as tasting and prix-fixe theater menus.
Geared towards a more social, shared experience, L’Atelier has also been called a dining workshop in action, with more experimental dishes and unique preparations. Pricing ranges from about $150 to $250 per person exclusive of beverages with à la carte and additional options adding up to $225 or more.
Tasting Menus at Guy Savoy
Guy Savoy, located in Caesars Palace, brings a little of Paris to Las Vegas, emulating the menus in France on the Strip. Offering such dishes as octopus terrine with caviar and saffron, artichoke and black truffle soup with toasted mushroom brioche, and “Sealand,” a surf and turf of Wagyu beef and lobster, each menu is different from the last and celebrates an event, ingredient or season important to Guy Savoy.
Previous tasting menus have ranged from $420 for Black Truffle Prestige to $555 for Year of Forbes 5-Star Celebration. Note: these are previously offered menus for reference, and actual menus may vary widely. Beverage pairings are sometimes included. Supplements have included caviar, foie gras, langoustines, quail eggs, Wagyu beef and aged cheeses.
20+ Course Tasting Menu at e by José Andrés
Elevated tapas more your style? Inside The Cosmopolitan, José Andrés has the menu for you. Priced around $290 per person, the 20-plus course tasting menu has included a “Branches of the Desert” theme with dishes such as Morning Dew, Beet Rose, Edible Sangria, Foie Royal, Catalan Egg, Cherry Bomb and “More Things…”
The brainchild of world-renowned humanitarian chef José Andrés, the restaurant offers two “shows” each opening night. Diners share an enormous steel chef’s table where dishes are often cooked or composed in front of them. Wine pairings range from about $150 to $300 and a full bar from Jaleo, a sister concept next door, is also available—be sure to check out their famous gin and tonic menu.
Tasting Menus at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Bazaar Meat at Sahara Las Vegas is another stunner from chef José Andrés. Focusing on traditional flavors with avant-garde techniques and “attentive but unfussy service,” Bazaar aims to take each guest on a tour through Chef Andrés’ life and history by telling stories of his experience and travels through his unique culinary vision. Focusing on all five senses, Bazaar offers a wide range of tastes, smells and textures to entice more than your palate, but also your soul.
Tasting options may include Cotton Candy Foie Gras, Ferran Adria Olives, and both Classic and “Beefsteak” tartares. There are two tasting menus available, José’s Way for $150 to $195 per person, and the Ultimate Tasting for around $275 per person. Complements of Kobe Eye of the Rib for sale by the ounce or Vaca Vieja Mindful Meats Ribeye available to enjoy in six-ounce servings are also available.
Whatever you do, don’t miss the Jamon Iberico de Bellota tastes on the main menu, priced at $20 to $40 per ounce depending on your choices.
Tasting Menus at Nobu
While a tasting menu is not currently available outside the restaurant—they change constantly. A glance at the a la carte menu gives you a glimpse of what may be in store. Choices include toro, salmon or yellowtail crudo, each paired with caviar; lobster shiitake salad (toro carpaccio with seasonal truffles), baby spinach salad with dry miso or lobster (squid “pasta” with garlic sauce), beef tenderloin with yuzu truffle butter and more.
The menus are separated between hot and cold, then and now. Blending ancient flavors with new and classic techniques with modern, everything is seasonal and used in such a way that you taste every ingredient in every bite. It is all a nod to the care of and experience with premier ingredients. In addition to the omakase and a la carte menus, Nobu offers Teppanyaki—another opportunity for that high-end meal you are looking for—with options such as Japanese A5 Wagyu and live lobster, both at market price.
Traditional Dishes at Kaiseki Yuzu
Kaiseki Yuzu is located off the Las Vegas Strip in Chinatown and offers three levels of Kaiseki, defined as “a highly ritual Japanese meal characterized by small portions, subtle flavors, artful presentation, and an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients.” At Kaiseki Yuzu, these artful qualities are on full display in every aspect. It’s evident from the greeting when you walk in, the aesthetics, the quiet nature of the restaurant, the service and, of course, the food.
Prices range from $125 to $210 and include dishes such as kanburi shabu-shabu, uni and Hokkaido scallop flan and crab and shrimp sunomono. Each comes with a “Zensai” starter of seasonal ingredients including three, five or seven items depending on the menu chosen. Kaiseki Yuzu works with food allergies and necessary substitutions with enough notice.
Dinner for Two at Delilah
Ordering à la carte, big spender?
Welcome to this list relative newcomer Delilah located inside The Wynn Las Vegas. Not a tasting menu but a highlight of dining worthy of this list. Delilah is the Las Vegas supper club, inspired by classic Vegas showrooms. It evokes elegant dress, gilded art deco and romantic aspiration. Start out with a seafood platter and caviar service, followed by a Wagyu beef Wellington accompanied by a black truffle pomme puree and a carrot souffle.
This dinner for two, exclusive of beverages or dessert, starts at $290 per person, and can be augmented in so many delicious ways. Add the burrata panzanella salad, the foie gras and the Moon Valley mushrooms. Dessert is equally show-ready, including the Delilah Sundae and the Grasshopper Baked Alaska.
The 777 Burger at La Burger Brasserie
The Humble Burger is anything but humble. La Burger Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas doesn’t have a tasting menu, and most of its menu items are priced between $12 to $15. Still, we promised expensive meals in Las Vegas and this one definitely hits the mark.
Enter the 777 Burger, a $777 kobe beef burger with pancetta, goat cheese, seared foie gras, arugula, Maine lobster and 100-year-aged balsamic glaze on your choice of bun including caramelized onion, sesame seed and others. Paired with a BLT salad and a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne, and you’ve got everything to make a full meal. If you need more, there are deviled eggs with poached lobster, mac n’ cheese, soups, salads, milkshakes and smoothies.
There are so many Las Vegas restaurants at which one could create the diamond-level menu of their dreams, and only so much room to write about them. Still, we had to make room for one more.
Caviar Parfait at Michael Mina
Maybe it’s the name behind it, or maybe it’s our love for all things caviar. Either way, we would be remiss if we didn’t include this iconic dish: The Caviar Parfait. Easily a meal on it’s own, especially if you do the tasting, Michael Mina’s infamous Caviar Parfait is worth every penny and every bite. There are two styles including the parfait or classic service and three caviar options on the current menu, including Kaluga, Russian Osetra and Golden Osetra, all priced between $175 and $350.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Most Expensive Meals in Las Vegas on the Strip
What is the most expensive meal in Las Vegas?
The most expensive meals are served at Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Joël Robuchon inside MGM Grand.