Las Vegas Top 25 Restaurants: May 2015

We are back in action with your Top 25 list, Las Vegas, and things have really been shaking up for the month of May! Cleo and Bazaar Meat, both SLS sweethearts, jump onto the list for the first time at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. If you’ve been following the monthly rankings, you know that Las Vegas is one city that’s been tough to budge on letting new restaurants in each month, never mind soaring to the top spots!

Sinatra, which not only championed the list last month, but has been in the Top 5 since August 2014, falls down to No. 8. Making Top 5 status for May, aside from Cleo and Bazaar Meat, are Yardbird Vegas, barMASA and SW Steakhouse.

Other newbies we’d like to welcome for the first time include Hearthstone, located in the Red Rock Casino with New York chef Brian Massie in the kitchen; Carson Kitchen, a concept by celebrity chef Kerry Simon; Made LV, an American Tavern helmed by long-standing LV chefs Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau; and Lucky Foo’s, with chef Shawn Giordano serving Asian fusion.

Check out the full Top 25 list below!

Clam Noodles at Cleo | Yelp, Sandy K.  

Clam Noodles at Cleo | Yelp, Sandy K.
 

Chicken n' Watermelon n' Waffles at Yardbird | Yelp, Michael U.

Chicken n' Watermelon n' Waffles at Yardbird | Yelp, Michael U.

Spanish-style bone-in rib eye at Bazaar Meat | Yelp, Michael U.

Spanish-style bone-in rib eye at Bazaar Meat | Yelp, Michael U.

Grilled Octopus at barMASA | Yelp, Manda Bear B.

Grilled Octopus at barMASA | Yelp, Manda Bear B.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Cleo 184.82  
2 Bazaar Meat 184.37  
3 Yardbird Vegas 183.74  
4 barMASA 183.62  
5 SW Steakhouse 183.18  
6 Gordon Ramsay Steak 183.11  
7 Giada 183.08  
8 Sinatra 182.84 Play Video
9 Hearthstone 182.77  
10 Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare 182.36  
11 db Brasserie 182.19  
12 Carson Kitchen 182.18  
13 Made LV 181.74  
14 Rose. Rabbit. Lie. 181.64  
15 Jean-Georges Steakhouse 181.11  
16 Michael Mina 180.46  
17 Tom Colicchio Craftsteak 180.04  
18 Scarpetta Las Vegas 179.90  
19 CarneVino 179.88  
20 Raku 179.83  
21 Wing Lei 179.76  
22 Lucky Foo's 178.24  
23 Honey Salt 176.48 Play Video
24 Comme Ca 175.82  
25 Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse 175.49  

Las Vegas Top 25 Restaurants: February 2015

What’s going on in the Sin City’s culinary scene? The food in Las Vegas is still sinfully delicious and the same Top 25 restaurants have done a round-robin in the rankings. No new restaurants have made their way into the kitchen, but the two newbies from last month are holding their own against the veterans. While Yardbird Vegas has fallen down one spot to No. 6 from its debut into the Top 25, dbBrasserie has risen one spot to No. 3.

Sinatra, which was No. 2 last month, has swiped the crown from Jean-Georges Steakhouse and claimed the No. 1 title with a score of 186.11. Jean-Georges Steakhouse on the other hand has been bumped down from its throne to No. 10.

Welcome back a familiar face to the Las Vegas Top 25 Restaurants, Table 10! This Modern American cuisine hotspot hasn’t graced the list since June 2014, but hopefully this comeback signals it’ll be here to stay.

Check out the full list below and dig in, Vegas!

Capesante at Sinatra   | YELP, Michelle W. 

Capesante at Sinatra  | YELP, Michelle W. 

Escargot Spatzle at dbBrasserie  | YELP, Rodney H.

Escargot Spatzle at dbBrasserie | YELP, Rodney H.

Butter Poached Maine Lobster at Gordon Ramsay Steak  | Dru C.

Butter Poached Maine Lobster at Gordon Ramsay Steak | Dru C.

Sashimi Tasting Platter at barMASA  | YELP, Jenny W.

Sashimi Tasting Platter at barMASA | YELP, Jenny W.

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Sinatra 186.11 Play Video
2 Gordon Ramsay Steak 185.94  
3 db Brasserie 185.11  
4 barMASA 184.82  
5 Giada 184.61  
6 Yardbird Vegas 184.28  
7 Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare 183.45  
8 Martorano's 183.09  
9 Rose. Rabbit. Lie. 182.94  
10 Jean-Georges Steakhouse 182.84  
11 SW Steakhouse 182.74  
12 Tom Colicchio Craftsteak 182.62  
13 Michael Mina 180.96  
14 Scarpetta Las Vegas 179.84  
15 Raku 176.04  
16 Wing Lei 174.69  
17 Honey Salt 174.09  
18 CarneVino 173.81 Play Video
19 Comme Ca 173.34  
20 Table 10 171.21  
21 Jaleo 170.66  
22 Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse 170.64  
23 L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon 169.29  
24 Tao Asian Bistro 167.94  
25 The Blind Pig 167.37  

Las Vegas Top 25 Restaurants: December 2014

So what were the restaurants in Vegas with the most positive social buzz? Well, this month's list is made up primarily of familiar names. However, two new restaurants make the list– which is certainty not easy to do in a culinary city this successful. 

Jean-Georges Steakhouse emerges at No. 1 this December, with an impressively high social score of 187.29. Following very closely behind is Sinatra at No. 2. Another steakhouse success, Gordon Ramsay Steak completes the top three. 

The two restaurants making their debut on the Top 25 list round out the top five. As evident from its No. 4 placement, Chef Daniel Boulud’s French restaurant, db Brasserie at the Venetian is gaining momentum– after opening in April. And at No. 5 is the newest restaurant at the Venetian, Yardbird. This will be the second Yardbird location, the first being in Miami. 

Check out the full list below!

Maine Lobster at Jean Georges Steakhouse | YELP, Cynthia C. 

Maine Lobster at Jean Georges Steakhouse | YELP, Cynthia C. 

Tunisian lamb at db Brasserie  | YELP, Norm K. 

Tunisian lamb at db Brasserie | YELP, Norm K. 

Roasted Beef Wellington at Gordon Ramsey Steak  | YELP, Clint B. 

Roasted Beef Wellington at Gordon Ramsey Steak | YELP, Clint B. 

Panna Cotta at Sinatra  | YELP, Jean R. 

Panna Cotta at Sinatra | YELP, Jean R. 

RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Jean-Georges Steakhouse 187.29  
2 Sinatra 187.21 Play Video
3 Gordon Ramsay Steak 186.34  
4 db Brasserie 185.96  
5 Yardbird Vegas 184.99  
6 Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare 184.97  
7 Tom Colicchio Craftsteak 184.77  
8 barMasa 183.84  
9 Michael Mina 183.67  
10 Rose. Rabbit. Lie. 183.18  
11 Giada 182.37  
12 Martorano's 181.72  
13 SW Steakhouse 181.29  
14 Scarpetta Las Vegas 181.07  
15 Honey Salt 180.92  
16 CarneVino 179.77  
17 Jaleo 176.43  
18 Raku 174.93  
19 Wing Lei 174.88  
20 Comme Ca 174.18  
21 The Blind Pig 173.81  
22 Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse 173.43  
23 L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon 172.68  
24 Tao Asian Bistro 171.93  
25 Vintner Grill 171.29