We all have our own reasons for loving Vegas: maybe it's the blackjack, the nightlife, the shopping, the shows, or the $18 cocktails worth every penny. But for many, Sin City is a destination because of its fine dining and adventurous eating options. With a glut of concepts debuting this year, we thought it a perfect time to present the top five new restaurants in Las Vegas (in no particular order). Let us know if we missed anything in the comments.
FIVE50 Pizza Bar opened earlier this year at the beautiful Aria resort — an Out Traveler Award nominee — and instantly wowed with its creative pies from Shawn McLain. Vegas food critic Max Jacobson recommends starting with pork rinds in a paper cone and the North Beach pizza with clams and mozz. Deserts are also top notch, with milk-chocolate lavender custard and fried zeppole, an Italian pastry ball. And the name? It's the temperature the pizza is cooked at: steer clear! (3730 Las Vegas Blvd. South, more info)