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February 18, 2013

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Famous Celebrity Restaurants in Las Vegas

by Jason Dutton-Smith
Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas is famous for many things; wild parties, drive-through wedding chapels, cheap buffets and over the top themed casinos. Sin City has also long been the playground of the rich and famous. Now a new form of celebrity fame is emerging up and down the strip – celebrity restaurants. These famous eateries have forged a new tourism market and are the latest trend to hit the famed Vegas strip.

Wolfgang Puck – Spago at Ceasers Palace

Over fifteen different types of restaurants sport his name ranging from casual cafes to pizzerias, fine dining and even frozen supermarket meals. Wolfgang Puck is one of America’s favourite foreign imports. Six different restaurants are located along the Las Vegas strip, the most famous being Spargo at The Forum Shops in Ceasers Palace. Enjoy modern fine dining in the large dining room or tasty café fare on the patio style area overlooking the The Forum Shops.

Emeril Lagasse – Emeril’s at MGM Grand Hotel

One taste of the famous Creole and Cajun New Orleans style cooking will have you screaming “BAM!” like the famed chef himself. Located within the MGM Grand, this seafood and steak restaurant and bar is a must try – and don’t miss the Louisiana style BBQ shrimp and the banana cream pie!

Todd English – Olives at Bellagio

Bellagio Hotel - Las Vegas

Enjoy interpretive Mediterranean cuisine at Bellagio

Originating in Boston, expanding to New York City and now with set roots in Las Vegas at the famous Bellagio Hotel, Todd English and his Olives Restaurants made their mark on the culinary world with unique interpretive Mediterranean cuisine. Expect rustic creations with house-made pasta, brick oven pizzas, rotisserie dishes and steaks.

Mario Batali – Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at The Palazzo Hotel

With three locations in Las Vegas this Italian steakhouse is an authentic Italian culinary delight and worthy of its five star Palazzo Hotel location. Mario Batali is well known for his television series and award winning cook books. Simple traditional Italian techniques provide for a stunning meal with great surrounds.

Have you spotted a celebrity in a Las Vegas restaurant before? Tell us about your favourite Las Vegas restaurant in the comments below.

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