There used to be an old Sin City saying that those lavish casinos lining the Strip were not built on their gambling losses. Eating in Vegas was just something you did to maintain enough strength to pull slot-machine handles. But today, Las Vegas fortunes have reversed, with this man-made desert oasis becoming a mecca for those who want to experience the best of haute cuisine.
“Las Vegas used to derive 65 percent of its revenue from gambling and 35 percent from food,” said Kent Bearden, craft portfolio specialist for Wirtz Beverage Nevada distributors. “But now it’s just the opposite, with most of the city’s income stemming from its restaurants.”
With new upscale dining destinations opening almost monthly, here are some of the city’s best new restaurants.