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Las Vegas is home to the top-grossing restaurant in the country, Tao, along with 12 others from our ranking. Newcomer Beauty & Essex opened a Vegas location that mirrors the original in New York City.
Top 100 Rank: 1
Annual Sales: $43.4M
Average Check: $93.00
The Buzz: Membership in Tao Group's Suite Sixteen club at Madison Square Garden, opening in October 2018, costs $400,000 (Rangers and Knicks tickets included).
Top 100 Rank: 18
Annual Sales: $21.7M
Average Check: $87.00
The Buzz: A 30-ounce porterhouse is $80, but a cheeseburger can be had at the bar for just $18.95.
Top 100 Rank: 23
Annual Sales: $20.6M
Average Check: $182.00
The Buzz: B&B's three Vegas properties—Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante, and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria—all closed in July 2018.
Top 100 Rank: 25
Annual Sales: $20.3M
Average Check: $108.00
The Buzz: Jose Andres and his World Central Kitchen spent much of 2017's later months feeding the hungry in Puerto Rico.
Top 100 Rank: 27
Annual Sales: $20.1M
Average Check: $133.00
The Buzz: Chef David Walzog's steakhouse in the Wynn continues to be a local favorite.
Top 100 Rank: 44
Annual Sales: $17.7M
Average Check: $69.00
The Buzz: The restaurant opens in Paris Las Vegas each morning at 7 a.m. with a breakfast menu of crepes, eggs Benedict and more.
Top 100 Rank: 51
Annual Sales: $16.7M
Average Check: $27.00
The Buzz: The cafe has a new Secret Sushi menu from chef Takashi Takahashi, featuring items such as Hamachi & Salmon Carpaccio and Dynamite Rainbow Rolls.
Top 100 Rank: 52
Average Check: $160.00
The Buzz: One of two Jean-Georges Vongerichten steakhouses in Las Vegas (the other is Jean Georges Steakhouse at Aria).
Top 100 Rank: 55
Annual Sales: $16.5M
Average Check: $88.00
The Buzz: Its terrace overlooking the Strip provides an unmatched view for diners and bar patrons.
Top 100 Rank: 60
Annual Sales: $16.2M
Average Check: $99.00
The Buzz: Situated 844 feet above Las Vegas, it rotates 360 degrees every 80 minutes.
Top 100 Rank: 63
Annual Sales: $16.0M
Average Check: $95.00
The Buzz: Emeril Lagasse's Creole steakhouse "brings back a time when lunch was an event, cocktail hour was not to be missed and dinner with friends was a celebration."
Top 100 Rank: 75
Annual Sales: $14.6M
Average Check: $112.00
The Buzz: The strikingly modern space at Aria Resort & Casino is divided into a lounge, elevated dining areas and two private dining rooms.
Top 100 Rank: 99
Annual Sales: $12.4M
The Buzz: Opened in May 2016, the Las Vegas version mirrors the New York original, with food by chef Chris Santos and a pawn shop.
The SEIU wants McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King to be summoned to the negotiating table.
The chain is making the side dish a center-of-the-plate item with the addition of chicken.
Dirk Montgomery has served as chief financial officer for Hooters International and Bloomin’ Brands.
Investment in the industry is up, along with same-store sales, but bankruptcies and store closures are more common. RB’s The Bottom Line tries to make sense of it.
These emerging chains are the growth vehicles to watch—the ones poised to be major industry players in the coming years.
Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
Ideas from the field you may want to borrow