Gambling is what put Las Vegas on the map.

But many of the big casinos and hotels have diversified into providing world-class dining, entertainment and shopping options to lure visitors from around the globe.

Celebrity chef restaurants are especially popular, using the delicious combo of famous chefs and fine dining to deliver, for many tourists, the highlight of their stay in Vegas.

Below you’ll find some of our picks for the best celebrity chef restaurants in Vegas with an eye towards providing a range of cuisine and dining experiences. All are located in major Strip casinos for the ultimate in convenience.

Mesa Grill

Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill is located in Caesars Palace and provides his signature style cooking with plenty of Southwestern style dishes served up

Signature Dishes: Garlic Corn Tamale With Corn-Cilantro Sauce; Chipotle Glazed Ribeye; New Mexico Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Bourbon-Ancho Chile Sauce & Sweet Potato; Tamale With Crushed Pecan Butter

Craftsteak

Chef Tom Colicchio is the head judge on Bravo’s Top Chef. Carnivores will find plenty of juicy steaks to enjoy in his restaurant at MGM Grand

Signature Dishes: Kobe Beef; Diver Scallops

Lagasse’s Stadium

This casual restaurant is part sports bar/part restaurant. It serves up Emeril Lagasse's signature dishes at the Palazzo with outdoor seating on an enclosed patio available as well.

Signature Dish: Emeril's Steak Bam'Wich

Carnevino Italian Steakhouse

Also in the Palazzo, Carnevino is celebrity chef Mario Batali’s take on classic Italian dishes and steaks.

Signature Dishes: Dry Aged Steaks; Ribeye For Two; Lobster Crudo

Seablue

Michael Mina’s Seablue puts a Mediterranean spin on seafood and is yet another great celebrity restaurant found at the MGM Grand.

Signature Dishes: Bacon Wrapped Chilean Sea Bass Tagine; Lobster Corn Dog; 8 Oz. American Kobe Beef Flatiron

Robuchon

Joël Robuchon might just be the king of the celebrity chefs in Vegas and his namesake Robuchon restaurant at MGM Grand takes fine French dining to new heights.

Signature Dishes: La Langoustine; Le Caviar

Nobu

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and his signature restaurant can be found at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, adding some sushi flair to your dining options when checking out celebrity restaurants in Vegas

Signature Dish: Black Cod with Miso