Where should you go to eat if you’re visiting Las Vegas?
If you’re interested in dining like a local, let’s take this off the Strip and into some of the surrounding neighborhoods areas glittered with seriously delicious options.
Lotus of Siam: (photo left) You have to go here. Period. With shout-outs from Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Scott Conant and more, Lotus of Siam will blow your mind with its James Beard Award-winning Northern Thai food.
Bandito: Bandito (shown above) is a new Latin cantina hot spot that has locals buzzing. Our recommendations: Try a marg from its creative cocktail menu and the Smoking Bandito.
Herbs & Rye: Known as a local hangout for chefs who cook on the Strip, Herbs & Rye is the perfect spot for a genuinely good steak and cocktail.
Flock & Fowl: Flock & Fowl exists on nearly every Vegas must-eat list you can find, and with good reason. This cozy kitchen serves Chinese food with a focus on free-range chicken.
Carson Kitchen: (photo left) Anything you get at Carson Kitchen is bound to be delicious. This urban casual eatery is perfect for dates—but just note, it only accepts walk-in guests.
7th & Carson: This highly anticipated DTLV spot just opened in July 2017 and does not disappoint. 7th & Carson breaks out its menu from oven to land to sea, so there’s something to satisfy everyone’s tastes.
Cornish Pasty Co: If you’ve never heard of a pasty, you’re missing out. Cornish Pasty Co. takes this classic Cornwall miner’s dish and transforms it by incorporating Shepard’s Pie, tikka masala, Italian seasoning, and a ton more flavors into its menu items.
Eat: For all things breakfast/lunch/brunch, check out Eat. Chef Natalie has been dubbed “Downtown’s New Comfort-Cuisine Queen” for a reason.
Viva Las Arepas: For a quick and easy Venezuelan arepa, you’ll find the best at Vivas Las Arepas. What was once a food cart in a parking lot has now become two prime storefronts.
Tacos El Gordo: Tacos El Gordo is where you’ll find the locals’ favorite tacos —no question. Aaaand now we’re craving their Al Pastor, sliced straight from the spit and topped with pineapple.
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse: One of America’s Top 10 steakhouses? You’ll find it in the Golden Nugget at Vic & Anthony’s. Indulge in USDA prime grain-fed beef, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list.
Downtown Terrace Kitchen & Bar: Formally known as The Perch, Downtown Terrace Kitchen & Bar offers all-day dining in Container Park. The brunch is excellent, and we have a serious relationship with The Terrace salad (grilled corn, shrimp, avocado and cilantro chimichurri).
Oscar’s Steakhouse: Oscar’s Steakhouse, named after the former mayor of Las Vegas, Oscar Goodman, is a classic Vegas steakhouse located in the iconic dome of The Plaza that overlooks the Fremont Street Experience.
Bottiglia: Bottiglia at Green Valley Ranch (photo left) is so pretty that it’s basically made for Instagram pics. The rustic Italian fare is amazing, and it has tons of specials for group dining as well.
CRAFT Kitchen: CRAFT was established by a former chef on the Strip who wanted to bring his culinary skills to Henderson. This is the perfect spot for brunch, even if you have vegetarian or gluten-free dietary preferences.
Kitchen Table: The brunch options continue with the Kitchen Table. From breakfast taquitos to frittatas to PB&J pancakes, this is a great place that suits all tastes.
Settebello Pizzeria: If you’re feeling pizza, Settebello will not let you down. Most of its first-rate products come from Italy, so you’ll get the most authentic Napoletana pizza possible.
Sparrow & Wolf: Sparrow & Wolf (photo left) is the newest restaurant in Chinatown that has locals obsessing. Its menu is a delicious melting pot of cultures and ingredients.
Hobak: Korean BBQ lovers will love Hobak. The best part—it’s open every day until 1 a.m.
Chengdu Taste: For a true hole-in-the-wall spot in Chinatown, Chengdu Taste wins. You won’t find a website, but you’ll find a ton of rave reviews.
Chada Thai & Wine: Chinatown is also home to Chada Thai & Wine, where you can munch on plates like coconut crab curry, and sip on an award-winning Riesling.
The Black Sheep: The Black Sheep (photo left) is a brand new spot serving Vietnamese-American comfort food with locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to check out its awesome wine and cocktail list.
Other Mama: Get ready to pair craft cocktails with some Asian-influenced creative seafood at Other Mama. Oyster lovers will be huge fans of this place.
Forte: Tapas time! Forte has an amazing selection of Spanish small plates, bocadillos, and more. The best part—it has a great happy hour every day.
DW Bistro: This is where “Jamaican and New Mexican flavors meet.” DW Bistro is a local go-to for brunch, lunch or dinner.
Andiron Steak & Sea: Andiron (photo left) is where you can get flawlessly cooked steaks and amazing seafood all in one place. This upscale steakhouse is located in Downtown Summerlin outdoor shopping center.
Bachi Burger: Get one of the best burgers in Vegas right here. Bachi Burger has multiple locations for a reason.
Marché Bacchus: The couple who owns this restaurant is from Burgundy, France, so you know its wine selection is on point. Enjoy the French cuisine at Marché Bacchus as you dine lakeside.
Echo & Rig: At Tivoli Village, you’ll find Echo & Rig—a Vegas favorite for all cuts of superior meats. At this butcher and steakhouse, you can choose your cut and have it prepared all in one place.
Article via Visit Las Vegas
Photos via Public Facebook Profile of each restaurant
Exception: Bottiglia via Visit Las Vegas