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2023 Best of Las Vegas Award Winners

Have you ever wondered which hotel was the best on the Strip? Well, wonder no more—we’re proud to announce that it’s The Venetian Resort. We earned Gold for Lobby, Hotel Rooms/Suites, and, most notably, Strip Hotel in this year’s Best of Las Vegas Awards.

Looking for something to do? We have Gold-rated Strip slots and table games to try your luck. If you prefer partying poolside, head to TAO Beach, the Silver award-winning dayclub. Hungry? A number of our restaurants took home top honors, including HaSalon, Buddy V’s Ristorante, Bouchon, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and Yardbird. From French Bistro fare to fresh Mediterranean seafood, high-end Chinese to Michelin-starred chef menus, and true American comfort food, we’ve got it all under one award-winning roof.

But the awards don't end there—TAO Nightclub took home Gold as the “Best Nightclub” yet again. We're so proud to be recognized by our local Las Vegas community with these awards. Locals certainly know best, so whatever you’re in the mood for, we’ve got an award-winning assortment to choose from. Start planning your vacation today.

01 The Venetian Resort: Best Strip Hotel

At The Venetian Resort, every key unlocks a suite. And that suite is inside the Gold award-winner for “Best Strip Hotel” in Las Vegas. Let's see, what other boxes can we check? World-class restaurants? Check. A rejuvenating Canyon Ranch spa + fitness and a five-acre pool and garden deck inspired by the Italian Riviera? Double-check. Two landmark casinos? Need we say more? Here, there are endless opportunities.

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02 The Venetian Resort: Best Hotel Rooms/Suites

What does it take to earn the Gold award for “Best Hotel Rooms” or Suites? As an all-suite hotel, we offer the largest standard rooms on the Strip. Separate living rooms provide more space to relax, unwind, or enjoy our full-service in-suite dining menu. Oversized marble baths make every day a spa day, while plush beds beg for breakfast in bed. You’ll never wake up on the wrong side of the suite.

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03 The Venetian Resort: Best Concierge Service

A Bronze award for “Best Concierge” is our promise of impeccable service. The Venetian Resort is home to 11 Les Clefs d’Or Members. It's the largest assembly in the world of the international association of professional hotel concierges. From world-class dining and shopping to entertainment and experiences citywide, our award-winning team is committed to assisting you with creating a memorable itinerary for your entire stay with us. However you arrive, our Team Members are here to assist you.

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04 The Venetian Resort: Best Strip Slots, Strip Table Games, High-Limit Room, and Sportsbook

We are well known for having the most extensive selection of slots and video poker machines in the city. All your favorites are here on two elegant casino floors. We won Silver for the best High Limit Room, and with Gold wins for “Best Strip Slots” and “Best Strip Table Games,” it’s clear this is the place to game. Be sure to join Grazie Rewards to earn on all your casino play as well as hotel stays and dining. Love sports betting? We also took home Bronze for “Best Sports Book” for the new Yahoo Sportsbook.

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05 Gondola: Best Amusement Ride

Experience the romance of Venice without leaving Las Vegas on our Gondola ride, the Bronze winner for "Best Amusement Ride." As you glide along the Grand Canal, our serenading gondoliers will transport you to the City of Canals. It's a delightful escape that combines the thrill of an amusement ride with the serene beauty of Venice.

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06 Grand Canal Shoppes: Best Mall/Shopping Center

For shopping enthusiasts, the Grand Canal Shoppes is a paradise. This Silver award-winner for "Best Mall Shopping Center" offers all you need in one place. Guests can get their retail fix, savor exquisite dining, and enjoy a variety of entertainment. With its Italian-inspired architecture and canal, it's more than just a shopping center—it's walking through the streets of Italy.

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07 TAO Nightclub: Best Nightclub

No one knows Las Vegas nightlife like TAO Nightclub, and it shows with this year’s Gold award for “Best Nightclub.” World-class DJs and celebrities frequent the 10,000-square-foot space. Boasting three bars, one dance floor, private sky boxes, and a 40-foot outside terrace overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, it doesn't get better than this. From bathtub model to bottle service, this is a must-see-and-be-seen nightclub.

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08 Bouchon: Best French Restaurant

Enjoy elevated bistro classics in this celebrated establishment by chef Thomas Keller. His French cuisine has won almost every award possible: Michelin stars, James Beard Foundation, and what Anthony Bourdain called “the best restaurant, ever.” Add one more: Silver for “Best French Restaurant” in Las Vegas. For brunch or dinner, Bouchon is truly the best.

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09 The Venetian Resort: Best Hotel Lobby

The Armillary Sphere is a grand reminder of the Renaissance spirit that guided the scholars and statesmen of Venice, Italy. This stunning recreation is the centerpiece of The Venetian lobby and an inspiring window into the artful craftsmanship that created it. Standing beneath the frescoed ceiling, the Armillary Sphere is a wonderful backdrop for photographs and a key feature that earned us Gold for “Best Hotel Lobby.” And we recently added Sala 118, a gorgeous new bar serving bespoke cocktails.

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10 The Venetian Resort: Best Convention Space

A Silver award for “Best Convention Space” starts with more than 2.5 million square feet of meeting and event space. Add a dash of creativity and customization to transform that large footprint. Ballrooms become beer halls; interactive art exhibits engage attendees; and two acres of pool deck offer indoor and outdoor experiences with Strip views. The Venetian Convention & Expo Center is home to meetings and conventions of all sizes. This award is a testament to our dedicated Venetian Meetings team.

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11 The Venetian Resort: Best Strip Hotel Pool

Your ultimate pool day awaits on a pool deck situated over five acres. A splash pad, in-pool ledge loungers, and daybed islands in the center of the pools offer a luxurious oasis. When you get to enjoy heated pools all winter long, you know why our pool deck won Silver for “Best Strip Hotel Pool.”

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12 WAKUDA: Best Sushi, Japanese

Inspired by the Shinjuku ward in Tokyo, WAKUDA redefines high-end, modern Japanese dining. Discover new world tastes steeped in tradition through omakase, izakaya, and late-night menus from two Michelin-starred chef Tetsuya Wakuda. Guests can savor spins on Japanese classics. Incredible seafood is why WAKUDA earned Bronze for “Best Sushi” and Bronze for “Best Japanese Restaurant.”

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13 The Venetian Resort: Best Poker Room

Home to the annual DeepStack Poker Series, The Venetian Poker Room continues to prove it is the “Best Poker Room” in Vegas. This year’s Bronze win continues an award-winning streak for this poker tournament home. Players keep coming back for the large variety of cash games and the most spacious and lavishly appointed venue in Las Vegas. It's the ultimate combination of elegance, comfort, and convenience.

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14 Atomic Saloon Show: Best Acrobatic Show

Gravity-defying stunts? Yes, please. Step into the world of the Atomic Saloon Show, where jaw-dropping performances are the norm. This Silver award-winner for "Best Acrobatic Show" is not just a spectacle—it's a rowdy night out. From the minute you walk in, you'll be swept up in a whirlwind of acrobatics and comedy mayhem. It's the perfect blend of daring feats and lighthearted fun that make it a must-see show.

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15 TAO Beach: Best Dayclub

Guests looking for the ultimate day club experience in Las Vegas are sure to find themselves at TAO Beach Dayclub. The completely reinvented beach club has awakened and is more than double the venue’s previous size. This Balinese-inspired tropical oasis earned Silver for “Best Dayclub.” It's all thanks to its private cabanas, impressive cocktail menu, and stellar lineup of celebrity DJs.

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16 HaSalon: Best Unique Dining Experience & Best New Restaurant

Delight your senses at HaSalon, the Gold winner for "Best Unique Dining Experience" and the Bronze winner for "Best New Restaurant." Chef Eyal Shani crafts the finest Mediterranean cuisine. Here, every meal is a celebration and the menu evolves nightly. From the innovative dishes to the vibrant atmosphere, HaSalon offers unparalleled dining. Come discover why this exciting newcomer is making waves in the Las Vegas dining scene.

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17 CUT by Wolfgang Puck: Best Fine Dining Restaurant

At CUT by Wolfgang Puck, every plate is a work of art. The Silver award-winner for "Best Fine Dining Restaurant" has captured all the elements for a modern twist on the classic steakhouse. Signature cuts are the star of the menu with inventive, housemade sauces. A lively bar offering tableside mixology and its own exclusive Rough Cuts menu are perfect for a quick bite. Elevated and dynamic, CUT is a gem.

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18 estiatorio Milos: Best Mediterranean & Power Lunch Restaurant

Dining at estiatorio Milos is the next best option to jet-setting to a Greek island. Fresh seafood is flown in daily from the Mediterranean. An on-site fish and vegetable market lets you choose your meal moments before it’s cooked. Be sure to try the Milos Special of lightly fried zucchini and the Grilled Mediterranean Octopus. For these dishes and more, chef Costas Spiliadis’ Milos earned Bronze as the “Best Strip Restaurant” and as one of the “Best Power Lunch” restaurants in Las Vegas.

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19 Mott 32: Best Dim Sum

If you are looking for the “Best Dim Sum,” this Bronze winner is the place to be. Mott 32 is hands down the best Chinese food on the Strip. Award-winning architectural design meets Cantonese, Szechuan, and Beijing culture with a menu of must-try dishes like Iberico pork, wagyu beef short ribs, and their signature apple-wood smoked Peking Duck. Don't miss out on the Crispy Air-dried Angus Beef starter, it's unlike anything you've ever tried in the best way.

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20 Yardbird: Best Chicken & Waffles

When you’re craving comfort food, Yardbird is where it’s at. Offering a modern take on American classics, Yardbird specializes in shared plates, craft cocktails, and critically acclaimed fried chicken. A James Beard nomination for “Best New Restaurant” and a Silver win this year for “Best Chicken and Waffles.” Enjoy this standout for brunch or dinner daily.

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21 Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer: Family-Friendly Restaurant

Kids (and adults) go nuts for the over-the-top CrazyShakes at Black Tap Crafter Burgers & Beer, earning them a Bronze for “Best Family-Friendly Restaurant.” Craft burgers are literally in the name, so it’s no surprise that Black Tap gets a lot of love for their burgers. Their upscale (but not fussed-up) take on burgers has received mad respect. How do they do it? Black Tap burgers are only flipped once, layered with two slices of cheese, and griddled (not grilled) to medium. Vegan options are available, and of course, all pair perfectly with a shake.

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22 Rosina Cocktail Lounge: Best Date Night Spot

Planning a romantic night out? Step into Rosina Cocktail Lounge, the Bronze winner for "Best Date Night Spot." With its intimate setting and expertly crafted cocktails, it's the ideal place to enjoy a quiet evening with that special someone. At Rosina, every night is all about love and luxury. Celebrating? Taking your drink of choice to the next level is as easy as pressing the "Champagne Call Button."

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23 Juliet Cocktail Room: Best Piano Bar

Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of Juliet Cocktail Room. With its world-class cocktails and live music, it's the perfect backdrop for a memorable night out. Whether you're starting your evening or capping it off, Juliet offers a touch of glamour that's sure to make any occasion special. The venue took home Silver for "Best Piano Bar" and guests are loving the cocktails and keys vibes.

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24 The Venetian Resort: Most Romantic Spot

Inspired by the spirit of Italy, The Venetian Resort was born from romance. Iconic photo spots offer the perfect backdrop for proposals, weddings, and honeymoons. Date night is upgraded with luxe private booths at Rosina and intimate dinners at Mott 32. For all these reasons and more, we're proud The Venetian Resort earned Bronze as one of the “Most Romantic Spots” in Las Vegas.

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25 The Venetian Resort: Best Wedding Chapel

Speaking of romance…our dedicated Weddings Team is ready to help you plan every matrimonial moment, from the proposal to the honeymoon and everything in between. It's easy to find inspiration for your wedding ceremony with gorgeous settings like the pool gardens or the LOVE sculpture. Both offer beautiful backdrops for your nuptials. Our Silver winner for “Best Wedding Chapel” is an elegant choice. Each venue can be personalized with romantic touches for a picture-perfect scene.

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26 Canyon Ranch Spa + Fitness: Best Spa

Canyon Ranch spa + fitness is one of the world’s largest day spas. Guests can choose from more than 150 incredible services. The jaw-dropping facilities won Bronze for “Best Spa.” From foot massages to facials, body scrubs to blowouts, enjoy it all within a 134,000-square-foot spa with more than 90 treatment rooms and exclusive amenities.

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27 Buddy V’s Ristorante: Best Celebrity Chef

Chef Buddy Valastro wears many hats in the kitchen. He bakes. He cooks. He can do it all. Enjoy Italian cuisine featuring family-favorite recipes at Buddy V’s Ristorante. Located in the Grand Canal Shoppes, the ultimate comfort food is served daily for lunch, dinner, and happy hour in an inviting atmosphere. With such a welcoming personality, winning Gold for “Best Celebrity Chef” is a fitting title for the talented Buddy Valastro.

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