When you think of Las Vegas, Nevada, seafood is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. The landlocked city, however, flies in fresh seafood daily, making it a mecca not only for gambling and nightlife but for seafood lovers as well. Of the hundreds of seafood restaurants located in the "stay and play" city, here are ten of the best.
Roy's offers seafood/Hawaiian fusion cuisine with such dishes as Macadamia nut encrusted shutome, seared Ahi tuna, herb seared halibut, and all types of sushi. Dinners are priced in the $30 range as of 2010. Chef Roy Yamaguchi is a former winner of the James Beard award, the Oscar of the food world.
Roy's Restaurant 620 East Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-691-2053 roysrestaurant.com
Village Seafood Buffet
You may have a long wait to dine at the Village Seafood Buffet, one of BestofVegas.com's favorites. The popular restaurant offers a $38 all you can eat buffet (as of 2010) that attracts seafood lovers by the boat loads. Try the seafood pasta, Thai barbequed prawns, and spicy tuna rolls.
Village Seafood Buffet 3700 West Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-777-7777
The Seablue was a featured restaurant on the cover of "Wine Spectator" magazine and listed in Fodor's Guide as one of Las Vegas' best seafood restaurants. The wood-fired grilled signature dishes include Alaskan halibut and king crab, Nova Scotian Arctic char, and Massachusetts scallops. Three-course dinners start at $45 as of 2010.
Seablue Restaurant 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-3486 mgmgrand.com
Winner of the AAA 2008 and 2009 Four Diamond award, Chef Paul Bartolotta co-mingles the tastes of Italian coastal cuisine with fresh Mediterranean seafood and shellfish. Dinners such as seared sea scallops and risotto with clams range in price from $20 to $30 as of 2010.
Bartolotta at Wynn 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-248-3463 wynnlasvegas.com
McCormick & Schmick's
Voted 2010's No. 2 best seafood restaurant by "Las Vegas Review Journal," McCormick & Schmick's offers everything from Oregon Dungeness crab to wild Alaskan halibut and northwest salmon. Menus change twice daily, but dinners generally run in the $20 to $30 range as of 2010.
McCormick & Schmick's 335 Hughes Center Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89169 702-836-9000 mccormickandschmicks.com
"Las Vegas Review Journal" voted RM Seafood the best seafood restaurant of 2009. Master seafood chef Rick Moonen offers lunch and dinner daily. Rainbow trout, Alaskan halibut, grilled shrimp, and diver scallops are priced in the $30 to $40 range as of 2010.
RM Seafood 3930 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-9300 rmseafood.com
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House is a former best seafood restaurant winner of "Las Vegas Review Journal." The menu features fish specialties including sweet barbecued Scottish salmon, pan roasted European sea bass, and grilled Hawaiian swordfish. Dinner prices as of 2010 run $35 to $45.
Emeril's New Orleans Fish House 3799 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-7374 emerils.com
Buzio's Seafood Restaurant
BestofVegas.com voted Buzio's as one of the best seafood restaurants in town. Known for its Prince Edward Island mussels, steamed king crab legs, and Australian lobster tails, 2010 dinner prices are in the $35 to $45 range.
Buzio's Seafood Restaurant 3700 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas , NV 89103 702-777- 7923
Winner of the AAA Four Diamond award, Sensi specializes in fresh seafood dishes as well as Italian and Asian cuisine. Chef Martin Heierling's glass-enclosed kitchen serves up such dishes as freshly shucked oysters, ahi tartare, and Maine lobster with ricotta ravioli, with 2010 prices running about $35 to $45.
Sensi Restaurant 3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 888-987-6667 bellagio.com/restaurants
La Costa del Sol
Serving Mediterranean-style seafood, La Costa del Sol is a BestofVegas.com winner offering lobster provolone omelets, crab cakes, and shrimp scampi platters priced from $15 to $25 as of 2010.
La Costa del Sol 2208 South Nellis Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-457-5255