My idea of good food has a tendency to be skewed. Some of my best food experience include curbs and the smell of exhaust. Late night street food on the St. Lawrence Gap in Barbados, the roadside lolos in St. Maarten, Poke' at the Foodland in Maui are all my speed. I love the idea of great food for a great price. I'll admit that my favorite taco truck in Los Angeles has a mural of a Mexican Rambo holding a half naked woman on the back and a Filipino Marharlika with a beer at Wurstkuche is my idea of a perfect afternoon. I might be a foodie simpleton. Since, I am lucky enough to roam the Las Vegas strip in search of good food and entertainment I have had my share of fabulous meals helped down by even more incredible wine and cocktails. It would seem almost a given that I could put together a list of the best restaurants in Las Vegas, right?
There is a slight problem with coming up with a list of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. The factors involved in selecting the very best do not always take into consideration the simple idea of the rest of us being able to eat there. I applaud the hard work that goes into compiling a list of extraordinary places to eat in Las Vegas but I have to admit that if I cannot afford to eat at them then what's the point? My attempt with this list is to highlight some restaurants that consistently deliver a good product and give you a very good Las Vegas dining experience. After all, when you land on the Las Vegas strip and you have a limited amount of time to have some fun you don't want to waste it.
A few of my choices for the best food in Las Vegas:
- The best burgers in Las Vegas
- The best restaurants in Las Vegas
- My favorite pizza in Las Vegas
- Where I go for steak in Las Vegas
- Cheap, affordable restaurants in Las Vegas
In a few days I'll alter this list for the coming year and I'll also add a few restaurants that deserve mention even if they do not fall into the entirely affordable category. Foodies will rejoice as I will take them on a tour of Aria Resort and the restaurants there that will satisfy so many cravings. Fall menus are out and if you are on the Las Vegas strip you'll be excited to see and taste the great dishes that are being created with the seasonal ingredients. I'll also explain to you why I have decided to proclaim Le Cirque at Bellagio the best restaurant in Las Vegas and I will once again attempt to scream at the top of my lungs and try to get as many people as possible to head to The Range Steakhouse at Harrah's to sample Chef John Witte's talent.
November 1st gets us that much closer to 2012, so take a moment to look at these 2011 restaurants and prepare yourself for some serious eating in the coming year.
Take a look at the list of 2011 Best Restaurants in Las Vegas. You don't have to like it. You don't have to agree. You might want to hug me and say thanks or you might think I'm nuts. That is the beauty of it. You and I could go to the same restaurant and have very different experiences. All this list is saying is that these restaurants consistently do it right.
Might I suggest you grab a cocktail and start reading. When you are done you'll be hungry and you'll want to head to Las Vegas.