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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Las Vegas for 2019

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In celebration, we created a list featuring some of the most exceptional women in Las Vegas’ culinary scene. Whether you’re talking about the fun or the food, this star-studded city is mind-blowing and sinfully delicious. Next time you’re in town, we invite you to celebrate women (and eat something delicious) at one of these top spots.

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Updated February 03, 2023
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Honey Salt - Las Vegas

3133 reviews
This farm-to-table Vegas hot spot is the love child of restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her husband, Chef Kim Canteenwalla, who both received a James Beard Award semifinalist spot for Outstanding Restaurateur. Blau has appeared on many televised events, including as a judge on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America competition. Her restaurant, Honey Salt is located in the mountain-rimmed residential Summerlin District of Vegas, the restaurant is widely considered one of the best off-Strip dining establishments in Sin City. Locally and regionally sourced ingredients are featured in plates like Nana’s chicken curry and Farm House meatloaf. Soft lighting and a brick-lined interior invite both local families and visiting diners to enjoy the latest offerings from a woman who has spent three decades helping transform Vegas into the international culinary destination it is today.

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CHICA Las Vegas

The Venetian and Palazzo
2466 reviews
Originally from Venezuela, busy Chef Lorena Garcia runs several airport eateries across the nation and the Culinary Loft in Miami, as well as overseeing the kitchen at this popular restaurant located within the Venetian on the Vegas Strip. Her pan-Latin fusion menu taps into many of the top flavors of the Americas, with everything from Peruvian-style tuna ceviche to Argentine-inspired churrasco with herbed chimmichuri beckoning from its pages. Modern and stylish, yet comfortable and colorful, the dining room of Chica also bursts with exuberance and is the perfect place to celebrate the importance of International Women’s Day this year.

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Border Grill – Mandalay Bay

Mandalay Bay Resort
4509 reviews
Originally opened in Los Angeles after co-chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger completed a road trip across Mexico in a VW Bug, Border Grill is now also a Vegas culinary institution. You may recall this dynamic duo from their Food Network show, Two Hot Tamales, which was a breakout hit of the late '90s. These two foodie jet-setters then opened up Border Grill, which is located inside the Mandalay Bay Casino bordering the famous artificial beach area, Border Grill creates Mexican street food-inspired gourmet fare in a festive atmosphere that is made for celebrating this important holiday. Dishes here range from regional specialties like the Yucatan-style pork roasted in banana leaves, to the cauliflower annatto paella served on a bed of red quinoa and designed to satisfy vegetarian and vegan diners. Be sure to check out Border Grill for a little spice added to your life.

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Twin Creeks - Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel
1713 reviews
Sizzling steaks, a top-shelf bourbon selection, and an excellent wine list make the Twin Creeks Steakhouse inside the Silverton Casino a destination for those looking for a true culinary experience in Vegas. Executive Room Chef Jaimee Pepe is a New Jersey native who studied under celebrity chef Michael Mina over at the MGM Grand and also put in time in the kitchens of NYCB. She keeps the menu here fresh and focused. Expect well-done classic steakhouse favorites like the 32-ounce Tomahawk for two, served with a variety of sauces and sides, as well as a new plant-based menu that includes an innovative cauliflower steak, which is pan-seared and served with pine nuts, apricots, and sauteed Swiss chard. A magenta- and hardwood-themed decor here makes room for both intimate dining and festive occasions. Calling food lovers of all kinds - this is a place worth checking out.

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The Black Sheep

Contemporary Asian
Spring Valley
1288 reviews
Mixing the flavors of her Vietnamese upbringing with the fine French techniques she learned while working in top Strip restaurants has proved to be an unbeatable combo for chef Jamie Tran. Her off-the-Strip restaurant, The Black Sheep has racked up multiple reader's choice and industry awards, including her own chef of the year award in 2018. The sleek and stylish restaurant now draws locals from across the metro area and visitors from all over. People come near and far to experience fantastically fused items like the lemongrass duck confit and the vegan Vietnamese glass noodles.

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Yardbird Table & Bar - The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian and Palazzo
7694 reviews
Winning the season finale of Gordon Ramsey’s reality cooking show Hell's Kitchen, Kimberly Ann Ryan bloomed right into the culinary spotlight, and her gig as the head chef at the Venetian hotel’s Yardbird, is solidifying her status as a force to be reckoned with. Originally from Michigan, Ryan now crafts upscale takes on classic Southern favorites like the black truffle lobster mac and cheese and the prosciutto-wrapped grouper fillets at this James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant. This comfortably rustic yet sophisticated setting with an open kitchen makes for a great dinner spot.

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