Forbes - 5 Winning Las Vegas Restaurant Openings

The last three months have proved to be a big moment in Las Vegas’ dining scene: Not only did it gain a trio of new Forbes Travel Guide Five-Stars (Le Cirque Las Vegas, Picasso and Wing Lei), major players in the culinary sphere have debuted restaurants both on and off the Strip.

Score a reservation at any one of these refreshing concepts and you’ll be in for a memorable epicurean experience.

Andre’s Bistro & Bar

Chef Andre Rochat has partnered with the newly formed Stacked Hospitality to debut a comfortable eatery that is part French bistro, part American tavern and completely worth the trip to the city’s southwest side for brunch, lunch or dinner.

Here’s a bit of Vegas trivia: Before his successful restaurants Alizé (atop Palms Casino Resort) and Andre’s (at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino), Rochat was at the helm of Andre’s Downtown, a groundbreaking local favorite that opened in 1980.

Rochat’s history of making great food continues here. Andre’s decadent menu features a ton of savory dishes: a Swiss cheeseburger with truffle mayo and red onion marmalade; a sampling of artisanal sausages made from spicy lamb and pork-garlic and duck; and the classic moules frites, a delightful combination of PEI mussels, tomato concasse, garlic, parsley and fries.