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Top 10 food and drink things to do in Las Vegas

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Once known for its all-you-can eat buffets and not much else, Las Vegas' dining scene has become an attraction in itself. Experience memorable meals, prepared by well-known chefs, while staying in a Las Vegas hotel.

Worthy of a splurge

If you hit the jackpot, splurge at Joël Robuchon's Michelin-Three-Star French restaurant in the MGM Grand. The 16-course menu has a hefty price tag, but you can also opt for a prix fixe menu.

Joël Robuchon at the Mansion, 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 89101

All-you-can-eat goodness

A relatively harmless "sin" in Sin City is the buffet at the Bellagio. Meat-lovers rejoice at the oh-so-rare prime rib served even at breakfast. Seafood-lovers will marvel at the array of fin fish, crustaceans and cephalopods.

3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 89101

Tower of wine

Although the food at Charlie Palmer's Aureole is a big draw, it's the four-story, stainless-steel-and-glass wine tower that gets everyone’s attention. Order from a wine list featuring a dizzying 60,000 bottles.

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 89119

Hearty breakfast

Although some will be in their Las Vegas hotel rooms sleeping off their late-night revelry, others will line up for breakfast at Hash House A Go Go. Bring your appetite and chow down on one of the humongous house hashes.

6800 W. Sahara Ave. 89146

SChocolate factory tour

Anyone who’s wondered how they get the filling inside a chocolate truffle can find out at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory. After a self-guided tour, visitors are rewarded with free samples.

2 Cactus Garden Drive, Henderson 89104

French baguettes and macaroons

A real "slice" of France comes in a cheerful green-and-brown polka-dotted box from Bouchon Bakery, tucked in the foyer of the Venetian. Join theater-goers who pick up a couple of macaroons on the way to the show.

Bouchon Bakery, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 89109 

Three-pound burritos

Racing fans will want to make a pit stop at NASCAR Café, famous for its six-pound burrito and the half a pound of bacon it piles on its BLT. 

NASCAR Café 2000 Las Vegas Blvd S., 89104 

99-cent shrimp cocktails

You can still get a real dining deal at the Four Queens Hotel downtown, where shrimp cocktails garnished with a slice of lemon go for only 99 cents. 

202 Fremont St. 89101 

Hip and modern Japanese

No one does sushi like Nobu Matsuhisa. Nobu Las Vegas at the Hard Rock is no exception, with fresh fish flown into the desert daily. 

Nobu, 4455 Paradise Road, 89169 

Spicy Thai off the Strip

One taste of the Burmese-influenced delicacies at Lotus of Siam will leave you wondering whether you’re still in Vegas. 

953 E. Sahara Ave., 89104