LAS VEGAS Gay Friendly Restaurants 2021

Once known for its all-you-can-eat buffets and bargain shrimp cocktails, Las Vegas has transformed itself into a top culinary destination. Today, Las Vegas has the most comprehensive collection of celebrity chefs and world-class restaurants, more Master Sommeliers than any other city in the world and more wine sold per capita than in any other destination. From Mobil Travel Guide awarded restaurants, Joël Robuchon at The Mansion to the Payard Patisserie and Bistro at Caesars Palace you’re sure to find something perfect for your taste buds.

Lago Bellagio

Lago at the Bellagio is a must for a special occasion and fountain views.

Park on Fremont

Park on Fremont, who doesn’t enjoy a hip saloon with a rustic-chic interior & a seesaw-equipped yard.

Our guide to dining out in Las Vegas

With world-renowned restaurants featuring beautiful views of The Strip and Las Vegas Valley, the culinary scene offers the best from high-end gourmet to casual dining. Nove sits high atop the Fantasy Suite Tower at Palms and provides a sweeping panorama of the city. If you prefer secluded dining, just 20 miles off-Strip, Lake Las Vegas offers an array of intimate dining options, as do the restaurants surrounding the Lake of Dreams at Wynn Las Vegas.

The casinos have some of the best all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets anywhere. The most popular are Bellagio, Bally’s, Paris, Planet Hollywood, Mirage, and MGM — all on Las Vegas Boulevard.

This city has choices both upmarket and casual (though rarely inexpensive). Society Cafe, in the Encore, easily combines the two atmospheres, feeling both gracious and down-home. The black and white look gives it a restrained elegance, and the menu is full of comfort food with slight twists.

For retro, casual fun, check out BLT Burger, in the Mirage, where you can wash down your turkey, tandoori lamb, or Black Angus beefburger with milkshakes ranging from Campfire Marshmallows to Creamsicle. For oversized appetites, Hash House A Go Go is the place. A long standing off-strip favorite, it has now opened a branch in the Imperial Palace, and after a breakfast of those 14″ pancakes or banana cinnamon cream French toast, you’ll be set till dinnertime (or the next day). For rollicking good fun in a hip, far-from-quiet atmosphere, and an eclectic menu from thin-crust pizza to lobster tacos, check out Fix, in Bellagio.

Splurge on a meal at Joel Rubuchon, the elegant restaurant in the MGM Grand. The room is plush and comfy, the meals are a revelation, delights await, each with Robuchon’s contemporary/classic touch, as beautiful to the eye as to the palate. ,Robuchon’s is the first French restaurant in America by the legendary chef of the same name. Considered by some to offer the best French dining in the U.S., Joël Robuchon is refined but delightfully intimate, with limited seating in its gorgeous and deeply-hued Art Deco-inspired setting.

If you have just one meal to eat in the city, make it at Picasso. Chef Julian Serrano left Masa’s, his San Francisco restaurant, to paint a new canvas at Bellagio. The dining room is sophisticated country elegance, with soft light reflected off high ceilings, brick, tile, wood, and multi million-dollar Picassos.

The Las Vegas outpost of Bobby Flay’s acclaimed Mesa Grill at dishes out divine grilled venison chops with cranberry-cascabel chile sauce, and wild blueberry shortcake with lemon ice cream and blueberry basil syrup, for those craving Mesa’s Manhattan marvels.

The Redwood Bar & Grill (California Hotel) is a local favorite for its porterhouse special. The quiet dining room has a comfortable, country English feel. Another great view can be had at Voodoo Steak & Lounge offering upscale Cajun/Creole cuisine.

Spago (Forum Shops at Caesars) is more accessible and just as good as the Los Angeles original(s), with both a restaurant and less formal café.

For Thai, try Lotus of Siam (Commercial Center, 953 E. Sahara Ave.; 702-735-3033; $9-29), a charming small restaurant serving traditional Thai cuisine, hailed by many as one of the best of its kind in the country. Finally, Viva Mercado (6182 W. Flamingo Rd.; 702-871-8826; $13-$23) is the locals’ favorite choice for authentic Mexican.

  • Tipping in Las Vegas.

    Restaurants in Las Vegas do not generally charge a “service charge.”  Tipping is appreciated for service after dining between 15 and 20% of the pre-tax bill. (Often, restaurants will tell you up front that a tip will be added automatically for groups of 8 or more)

  • Dining Times

    Las Vegas is a 24/7 city! You can find a place to eat at any time of the day or night. That said, the top-tier restaurants are busiest between 8pm and 11pm. Buffet’s open at 5pm, with large lines forming from 8pm.

Our recommended restaurants in LAS VEGAS

Our editors have spent the past year researching the best places to eat! Here are our recommendations.

Lotus of Siam restaurant Las Vegas

Lotus of Siam

Before the James Beard Award and the Gourmet Magazine review, Lotus of Siam was a small little hole in the wall located in Commercial Center in Las Vegas.
Carson Kitchen restaurant Las Vegas

Carson Kitchen

Celebrity chef Kerry Simon offers his own creative take on everything from burgers to Beef Wellington empanada
The Capital Grille restaurant Las Vegas

The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille is a fine dining restaurant known for its dry aged steaks, award-winning wine list and professional service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance.
Mr. Mamas restaurant Las Vegas

Mr. Mamas

Mr. Mama's is a Breakfast and Lunch diner that specializes in home cooking.
Andiamo restaurant Las Vegas


American Prime. Italian flavor. Indulge in premium American steaks and irresistible Italian favorites that will keep you coming back for more.
The Egg & I restaurant Las Vegas

The Egg & I

Established in 1988 as The Egg & I is a good place for breakfast or lunch.

Map of LAS VEGAS Gay Friendly Restaurants

Our restaurant recommendations are dotted all around the city and are worth the journey.


Recommended Hotels in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has some of the most amazing hotels in the world and it can be hard to pick a favourite. Here is our top 4, based on their proximity to the strip, their customer service and their gay-friendly credentials.

The Bellagio, 5 Star
Iconic Fountains


This luxury Las Vegas Strip hotel and casino offers an upscale day spa, multiple dining options and elegant rooms with marble private bathrooms.

Caesars Palace, 4 Star
Stunning Spa & Rooms

This luxury hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip features celebrity-owned restaurants, The Forum Shops, an upscale spa and 7 swimming pools

Marriotts Grand, 4 Star
Great Deals & Location

Marriott's Grand

Located 15 minutes’ walk from the Las Vegas Strip, this non-gaming and nonsmoking hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi

Platinum Hotel, 4 Star
No Smoking – No gaming

Platinum Hotel

One block from the Las Vegas Strip, Platinum Hotel and Spa features indoor and outdoor pools and stands out as a non-smoking, non-gaming facility

Recommended Apartments in Las Vegas

Upper Penthouse
2 Bedrooms

Upper Penthouse offers 2 bedrooms 3 bathrooms features a balcony, a living room and a flat-screen TV. The air-conditioned accommodation is fitted with a kitchen. 24-hour front desk and Free WiFi

Jet Luxury
2 Bedrooms

All of the modern suites come with a microwave, refrigerator, stove, coffee machine, and a dining area. A seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV with pay-per-view channels, and an iPod docking station.

Palms Place
1 Bedroom

All units come with a full kitchen that includes a refrigerator, dishwasher. A bathroom with a whirlpool bathtub and free toiletries. A living room with a fireplace & 2 42-inch flat-screen TVs. A washer and dryer

Secret Suites
2 Bedrooms

Featuring a kitchen with a dishwasher and a microwave, a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, desk and a seating area with a sofa, a private bathroom with hot tub and a hairdryer and free toiletries.

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