These 15 Las Vegas Restaurants Are the Best of the Best for Celebrating Special Occasions

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There is always a celebration happening in Las Vegas — what other city can say that? Whether it’s Friday or Monday, a bachelorette party or bottle service for the sake of bottle service, every occasion is a special occasion in Las Vegas. 

While there is something truly magical about a place where everyone is trying to have the best night of their life, the inherent spectacle of it all poses a challenge when attempting to really celebrate. This begs the question: When you are attempting to commemorate a truly special occasion in Las Vegas, how do you do it?

The answer: by choosing the perfect restaurant. From glittering Strip venues with views as opulent as the food to intimate neighborhood spots meant for shared plates and warm conversation, there is no standard formula for the ideal special occasion restaurant in Las Vegas. Whether your celebration takes the form of cocktails, twinkling lights, and no dress code in the Arts District or the kind of steakhouse worth putting on an evening gown for, consider these restaurants for your next special occasion in Las Vegas.

Jammyland (Arts District)

On a warm desert evening, Jammyland’s expansive patio is the ideal destination for the kind of laid-back celebration with friends that stretches late into the night. Take a seat beneath the canopy of lights, marvel at the colorful murals on the walls, and enjoy Caribbean-influenced fare (the 24-hour jerk wings are especially popular) and tropical cocktails. Located in the heart of the Arts District — a vibrant neighborhood filled with galleries, boutiques, and antiques — this welcoming spot will make you feel like a Las Vegas local if you aren’t one already.

Dining at the restaurant: Though the patio is the main draw here, Jammyland offers both indoor and outdoor dining. 

Takeout: Takeout can be ordered by calling the restaurant directly. Delivery is available through a third-party app.

Momofuku (Las Vegas Strip)

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Stepping into the glitzy world of Cosmopolitan Las Vegas for your next special occasion is a great start — but where to dine once you’ve arrived? David Chang’s Momofuku fits the bill with creative menu items designed to be shared. Start with shrimp, pork belly, or shiitake buns for the table, then order some duck confit ramen. Feel like splurging? The candied walnut lobster and shrimp, which comes with six lobster tails and 18 tempura shrimp, serves four and is 100 percent celebration-worthy.

Dining at the restaurant: This restaurant offers indoor dining for small parties and large groups.

Takeout: Takeout and delivery are not available.

Eiffel Tower (Las Vegas Strip)

Located 100 feet above the Las Vegas Strip inside the replica Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, this French fine dining restaurant offers an unforgettable view of the soaring Fountains of Bellagio and a menu to match. From the swoon-worthy bread selection at the start of the meal to the French classics of foie gras, lobster bisque, caviar, beef Wellington, and crème brûlée, the romantic restaurant is the site of pure decadence. Book a window table or add on a glass of Dom Pérignon to make your special occasion exactly that.

Dining at the restaurant: Indoor dining is available. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Takeout: Large-format takeout and delivery are not available, but the restaurant does offer a few to-go items that you may wish to take advantage of while dining, including macarons, chocolate, and coffee beans roasted in-house.

Old Soul (Downtown)

For an off-the-beaten-path dining experience that’s actually quite close to the action, try Old Soul for your next special occasion. From acclaimed chef Natalie Young, who is best known for her breakfast and lunch restaurant EAT, Old Soul serves inventive S outhern comfort fare —  think meatloaf with roasted garlic potato puree, deviled eggs, and collard green artichoke dip — inside the World Market Center just blocks away from Fremont Street. The setting (a massive building that houses a furniture showroom) may seem surprising, but the restaurant is cozy and welcoming. 

Dining at the restaurant: This restaurant is open for indoor dining.

Takeout: Takeout is available by calling the restaurant directly. Delivery can be ordered online.

The Black Sheep (Southwest Las Vegas)

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Chef Jamie Tran’s The Black Sheep has been making waves since opening in 2017. After winning numerous awards early on, including Eater Vegas chef of the year and restaurant of the year, Tran went on to compete on Top Chef in 2021. As her star continues to rise, The Black Sheep, located in southwest Las Vegas, keeps dazzling with American-Vietnamese food and a sleek, monochromatic interior design. Not to be missed: The Black Sheep’s take on Nashville hot chicken, served on honey toast.

Dining at the restaurant: The Black Sheep offers indoor dining.

Takeout: Takeout is available by calling the restaurant. Delivery can be ordered through a third-party app.

Picasso (Las Vegas Strip)

If touring the Bellagio’s gallery doesn’t satisfy your desire for art, try dining among it at the resort’s own Picasso. True to its name, this Michelin-awarded restaurant by Julian Serrano is outfitted with the work of Pablo Picasso. It also offers French and Spanish food, an incredible wine list that’s been lauded by Wine Spectator, and lakeside (that’s Vegas for Lake Bellagio) views.

Dining at the restaurant: Indoor dining and patio dining near the Fountains of Bellagio are available.

Takeout: This restaurant does not offer takeout and delivery.

Mayfair Supper Club (Las Vegas Strip)

Celebrate your next special occasion with an evening that is part restaurant, part party. The Bellagio’s Mayfair Supper Club is a retro-glamorous supper club known for its over-the-top presentations and live entertainment. Savor wagyu hand rolls decorated with real gold and lobster thermidor with cognac cream while jazz singers croon and dancers weave throughout the room.

Dining at the restaurant: The Mayfair Supper Club is open for indoor dining and patio dining alongside the Fountains of Bellagio.

Takeout: Takeout and delivery are not offered.

Top of the World (Las Vegas Strip)

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It’s easy to see why so many people get engaged at Top of the World at The Strat. Nestled in the SkyPod at the top of the tallest building in Las Vegas, this fine-dining restaurant rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes, offering sweeping views of the Strip, Downtown, and the sun setting on the rosy desert cliffs in the distance. Book a reservation, dress nicely, and enjoy classic American fine-dining fare including steak, ahi tuna, crab legs, and lamb. The cocktail list is also not to be missed here.

Dining at the restaurant: This restaurant is open for indoor dining. Guaranteed window tables on the rotating floor are available for $25 extra.

Takeout: Takeout and delivery are not available.

Americana (Desert Shores)

Head west of the Strip to Desert Shores and linger over an open-air dinner or brunch along the shores of Lake Jacqueline at Americana. Chef Stephen Blandino’s European-influenced menu includes fresh fare that fits the alfresco setting — think grilled Hawaiian swordfish with baby fennel and a bottle of wine for a romantic dinner or charcuterie and sangria for brunch. The twinkling lights and charming lake views make this a top choice for a relaxing, serene celebration.

Dining at the restaurant: Americana is open for indoor and outdoor dining for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

Takeout: Diners can call the restaurant for takeout.

Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria (Las Vegas Strip)

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For a unique and elegant Strip experience, consider high tea. Afternoon tea on the 23rd floor of the Waldorf Astoria is available daily and includes a choice of tea, scones with clotted cream and yuzu marmalade, truffle cream cheese croque brioche, strawberry ganache macarons, and other delicacies. Add to that floor-to-ceiling windows with Strip views and the option of upgrading to bellinis or mimosas, and you’ve got the makings of a refined — but still decadently Vegas — celebration.

Dining at the restaurant: The Tea Lounge is open for indoor dining. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

Takeout: Takeout and delivery are not offered. 

LAVO (Las Vegas Strip)

A giant celebration deserves a giant meatball — at least, that’s the logic at LAVO at The Palazzo. The Italian restaurant and adjoining lounge from the Tao Group is known for both its aforementioned massive meatball and its raucous, endless brunch that includes fettuccine alfredo in a parmesan wheel, brick oven-cooked salmon with garlic butter, wagyu burgers with bacon and heirloom tomatoes, and a chocolate fountain with fruit for dessert. A Stripside setting and bottomless Aperol spritzes sweeten the deal.

Dining at the restaurant: LAVO offers indoor and outdoor dining for brunch (on weekends) and dinner.

Takeout: Call the restaurant directly to inquire about takeout orders.

Mastro’s Ocean Club (Las Vegas Strip)

An architectural wonder featuring an 80-foot modern take on a treehouse, Mastro’s Ocean Club at City Center serves fresh seafood including oysters on the half shell, sushi, New Zealand king salmon, and bigeye tuna tartare. The menu also includes wagyu tomahawk chops and an excellent wine list. Located inside The Shops at Crystals — home to luxury stores such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Tom Ford — Mastro’s Ocean Club pairs perfectly with an indulgent day of celebratory shopping.

Dining at the restaurant: This restaurant is open for indoor dining. 

Takeout: Takeout is available by calling the restaurant. Delivery is available through multiple third-party apps.

Esther’s Kitchen (Arts District)

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This James Beard-nominated Italian restaurant from chef James Trees serves lunch, dinner, and a beautiful weekend brunch in a bright, inviting space. Downtown denizens and visitors who heed the call away from the Strip come here for housemade pasta, charcuterie, warm sourdough bread with burrata and sea salt, creative cocktails, and a killer Italian wine list. Lively and upscale without any pretension, Esther’s Kitchen is the charming neighborhood locale you’ll fall in love with whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or reuniting with old friends.

Dining at the restaurant: Esther’s Kitchen is open for indoor and outdoor dining. 

Takeout: This restaurant offers takeout. 

Oscar’s Steakhouse (Downtown)

Raise a glass to old-fashioned glamour and stunning Fremont Street views from beneath a glass dome at Oscar’s Steakhouse. The Plaza’s flagship restaurant, named after former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman (who has been known to stop by for a gin martini from time to time), was seen in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 film Casino. It still offers a cinematic experience today. Enjoy a romantic dinner centered around classic Las Vegas menu items such as shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and prime rib, and then linger in the lounge for a cocktail or two.

Dining at the restaurant: Indoor dining is available at Oscar’s Steakhouse.

Takeout: This restaurant offers takeout.

Carbone (Las Vegas Strip)

A flashy Strip restaurant grounded in East Coast Italian tradition, Carbone at ARIA Resort & Casino wows with a floor-to-ceiling chandelier, tableside preparations, and sophisticated booths perfect for enjoying veal marsala, linguini vongole, and ribeye Diana. It’s hard for any occasion not to feel special when you’re chowing down on this decadent fare in the glitzy environs.

Dining at the restaurant: Carbone offers indoor dining.

Takeout: Takeout and delivery are not available.

Krista Diamond is a Las Vegas writer whose work appears in The New York Times, HuffPost, Thrillist, Eater, Time Out, and elsewhere.

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