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The Five Reservations You Need in Vegas (Plus, a Few Backups)

In Vegas, you can always use a tip. Here, five sure-thing restaurants across the board, plus seven other places it’s worth stepping off the Strip to find.
Everything is bigger in Vegas, including the dining room at Carbone.
Photographer: Douglas Friedman

Las Vegas, city of sin. But it’s also a city of numbers.

Each year, more than 40 million people visit, bringing with them $50 billion to spend at casinos, clubs, and strip joints. But it’s not all sin that rakes it in—in recent years, an increasing portion of that pot is going toward Las Vegas’s now-world-class restaurant scene.