Do Top Chef Contestants Have Restaurants in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is renowned for its celebrity chef restaurants, and now two of the most famous chefs in the world have opened their own eatery in the city. Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, the stars and restaurateurs of “Top Chef”, have made history by being the only siblings to compete against each other on the show, with Michael taking first prize in the sixth season and Bryan coming in second. Their new restaurant Retro by Voltaggio is now accepting reservations for its May 3 debut in Mandalay Bay, offering a gourmet twist on classic dishes. Las Vegas is home to many other celebrity chef restaurants, including Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at The Mirage and Craftsteak at the MGM Grand.

Emeril Lagasse's Delmonico Steakhouse LLC has been recently remodeled, while Guy Savoy's only restaurant outside of France is located in Las Vegas. Marc Vetri's Fiorella has been converted into a casual Italian restaurant, serving up freshly baked pastries and European-style croissants. Nobu Restaurant is owned by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, while former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith was supposed to open a huge restaurant and sports bar on the Las Vegas Strip last year. English also owns The Beast at Area 51 Las Vegas and The Pepper Club at The English Hotel in Las Vegas.

Villiatora returns to Las Vegas this year with Hawaiian street food at the Ai Pono Café, at the next Durango Casino & Resort. Rick Moonen's RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay is a popular spot for Cioppino Fra Diavolo, while Pellegrino's Meatball Spot and Dough House offer Italian cuisine. With so many delicious restaurants to choose from, it's no wonder why people flock to Sin City for a taste of the best food on Earth. Whether you're lounging by the pool or trying your luck playing craps, Las Vegas has something for everyone.

Tony Knilands
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