When it comes to food, some people go to Las Vegas for one goal: to eat at the buffet. That’s the wrong way. Buffets serve a purpose – although that certainly evolved in 2020 – but there’s a lot more to experience when it comes to choosing which restaurants to choose in this city. The celebrity chefs on the Strip get the most attention, often for good reason, but the growing dining scene in Chinatown, Downtown, Summerlin, and other areas adds welcome depth and variety to local options. Make sure to check out the hippest restaurants in Las Vegas, but don’t overlook other established dining experiences – the ones you need to cross off your bucket list to get Vegas right.
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Rob Kachelriess has been writing about Las Vegas in Thrillist for over seven years. His work has also been featured in Travel + Leisure, Trivago Magazine, Sophisticated Living, Modern Luxury, Leafly, Las Vegas Magazine and other publications. He’s going to cross all these restaurants off his bucket list at least five more times. Follow him on Twitter @rkachelriess.