• Network: Bravo
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 8, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    100
    Sin City dazzle adds spice to the cooking competition's season 6 premiere....But it's the fresh crop of cheftestants that'll really whet your appetite.
  2. The personal circus, while given much play, remains secondary to the cooking contest. And as usual, the crop of contestants is claimed to be the most talented yet, and they do seem well-credentialed (James Beard nominees, Michelin-star-winner), competitive and more than usually tattooed.
  3. Tonight's episode just feels a little too much like the first day of orientation, where we're squinting at nametags, instead of checking out what's for dinner.
  4. 75
    Somehow the formula still works.
  5. Twists and rule tweaks will only carry a reality show so far by the time you're into the sixth season. The format itself has to be durable, and the casting has to be sharp--both of which seem to be the case in the early going.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    Top Chef: Las Vegas gets off to a strong start in its opening round, introducing an impressive number of contestants who are already on top of their game.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. May 25, 2012
    5
    This is not the best season of Top Chef. Padma Lakshmi is really a letdown this season, she definitely lacked personality in this one. But on the other hand, I do like the talent that is shone this season. Unfortunately, it is still an average Top Chef season that left me wanting more..................... Full Review »
  2. DavidK
    Sep 8, 2009
    0
    Padma has a fake personality.
  3. MikeF
    Sep 2, 2009
    4
    Chef competitions shouldn't have to be about politics. This program is laced with political pandering in cast selection.