Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Caesars Palace is one of the few hotels in Las Vegas to house so many top-tiered and Michelin-starred restaurants. The two-star Restaurant Guy Savoy serves inventive French dishes, such as artichoke and black truffle soup. Bradley Ogden's eponymous restaurant has one Michelin star, and Mesa Grill, the Las Vegas outpost of Bobby Flay's flagship New York restaurant, earned one in 2008. Mesa Grill serves Southwestern fare, while Bradley Ogden, winner of the James Beard Foundation's Best Restaurant of the Year award in 2004, serves up traditional American cuisine.
Wynn Las Vegas Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Among the 14 restaurants at the Wynn are two Michelin-starred restaurants and multiple James Beard award-winning chefs. Top among them is Alex, a two-star French restaurant and easily one of the best dining venues in Vegas. The tasting menu runs around $185; $295 with wine pairing. The other standouts include Chinese fusion restaurant Wing Lei, with one Michelin star, and Bartolotta, a seafood restaurant helmed by James Beard award-winning chef Paul Bartolotta.
Bellagio Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Bellagio is one of two hotels in Las Vegas that's home to three Michelin-starred restaurants. Le Cirque, the Vegas outpost of the famous New York flagship, earned one, as did Michael Mina. Picasso, which is decorated with actual Picassos, serves French dishes, such as roasted pigeon with wild rice risotto. It earned two Michelin stars. If none of those restaurants passes muster, the hotel gives guests nearly 20 other choices, including a buffet that's considered the best on the Las Vegas Strip.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The number of celebrity chef-led restaurants at the MGM is daunting. Joel Rubuchon, who was recently named "Chef of the Century" by the respected Gault Millau French restaurant guide, helms the eponymous Joel Robuchon, the only restaurant in Las Vegas to win three Michelin stars. The four prix fixe menus range in price from $89 to $195 per person. His second restaurant at the MGM, L'Atelier, won one Michelin star and serves dishes like fois-gras-stuffed free-range quail. The hotel's other notable restaurants are Nobhill Tavern and SEABLUE by Michael Mina; CraftSteak by Tom Colicchio; Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill by Wolfgang Puck; and Emeril's by Emeril Lagasse.
Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Palazzo boasts an impressive roster of celebrity chefs, including Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck. The notable culinary highlights include Restaurant Charlie (as in celebrity chef Charlie Trotter), a seafood restaurant that earned a Michelin star, the dueling steak houses (Puck's CUT versus Batali's Carnevino), and the New American offerings of Lagasse's Table 10. The popular Dos Cominos serves what's been called the best guacamole on the Strip (at least 700 orders a night).
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Aureole, opened by chef Charlie Palmer in 1999, has maintained its reputation for culinary excellence for a decade, winning a Michelin star in 2008 and 2009. Its menu of American cuisine changes seasonally and features dishes like monkfish osso buco and black angus New York strip steak. Mix, a French and American restuarant led by star chef Alain Ducasse, also received a Michelin star in 2009. Guests staying at the adjoining THEhotel and Four Seasons also have easy access to the 23 dining options in the Mandalay Bay complex, the most on the Strip.
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino Rating: 5.0 Pearls
As the Palazzo's sister property, the Venetian shares some of the same impressive celebrity chefs -- but has its own impressive stable of restaurants too, including Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico's Steakhouse, Mario Batali's B&B, the French bistro Bouchon by Thomas Keller, and David Burke by, yes, you guessed it -- David Burke. The restaurants of both properties are housed under the same roof, so they're easily accessible to both Palazzo and Venetian guests. Of the Venetian's 21 restaurants, eight are Italian eateries.