Where to Eat in Las Vegas Right Now
The latest Las Vegas dining destinations, from the Strip to the suburbs.
Yes, we're back to wearing masks again, but that doesn't mean you can't go out and enjoy a great meal in Las Vegas. So get vaccinated and get a reservation. The past couple years have introduced a wide variety of incredible dining spots to Sin City, from big new openings on the Strip to mom-and-pop neighborhood joints. Fine dining or fast casual—the choice is yours.
Keep in mind—much like the rest of the country, Las Vegas is experiencing both a labor and supply shortage. That means hours may be different than usual, service may be slower than usual, and your favorite dish might not be on the menu. Please don't take it out on the people still working hard to bring you a great meal. Follow the latest guidance on wearing masks and tip generously. The following restaurants are bringing new energy and excitement to the Las Vegas dining scene. Think of them as a starting point for adding check marks to your Las Vegas bucket list of essential dining experiences.
The buzz: Brezza is one of the most exciting things at the recently opened Resorts World. The restaurant offers a modern interpretation oxf classic Italian cuisine via inventive recipes by Nicole Brisson, who formerly ran the groundbreaking dry-aging program at Carnevino. After helping to launch Locale and the Vegas version of Eataly, she's finally in her own element with the freedom to stretch some creativity and showcase a fierce dedication to fresh, local ingredients. The dining room is bright and open, but the large outdoor patio steals the show, surrounded by the glow of the Strip and 65-year-old olive trees preserved from when the property was known as the Stardust.
The food: Brezza is best enjoyed as a complete multi-course experience, beginning with farm-focused antipasti and some of the best salads on the Strip before continuing with vibrant pastas and meat or seafood dishes. There's thoughtful consideration given to vegetarian recipes, and you can't go wrong with the ricotta corzella with heirloom tomato butter sauce and fried artichokes. Steaks are dry-aged locally in collaboration with Creekstone Farms and flame-cooked over white oak.
The cost: Appetizers, salads, and raw bar items are $17-27, daily seafood platter is $145, pastas $19-27, meat and seafood dishes $29-165, cocktails $16-17, and glasses of wine $14-32.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
The buzz: Haven't you heard? We're in a new Roaring '20s. And while the best speakeasy bars in Las Vegas offer Prohibition-era style in small doses, old-school supper clubs are having a moment as well. Just walking into Delilah is an experience all by itself with the scene unfolding like a Martin Scorsese exposition shot. Guests enter through a bar and lounge that overlooks the main dining room, soaking in a spectacular example of art deco extravagance before being led downstairs. It's almost like dining on a movie set with a stage for live entertainment, but the food by Executive Chef Joshua Smith (formerly of Michael Mina's Bardot Brasserie) is what seals in the authenticity. Keep the phone in your pocket and respect the no camera/no social media policy.
The menu: Much like the venue itself, the menu is an exercise in indulgence with the best in prime steaks, seafood, and caviar on full display. Even the elevated spin on "Fish and Chips" (potato-crusted dover sole) is $72. The Wagyu Beef Wellington, sliced tableside for two, is the showcase piece, but you'll find small doses of joy in the carrot side dish, presented in a souffle so sweet, it could almost be dessert.
The cost: Appetizers, soups, and salads $19-48, shellfish $24-250, caviar service, entrees and steaks $28-170. Cocktails are $18 to $40. A small menu of late-night bites is $16-28.
How to order: Reservations are available online for regular diner service. Email for late-night bottle service reservations.
Kassi Beach House
The buzz: Sometimes Kassi Beach House isn't sure if it wants to be a restaurant or lounge, but instead of having an identity crisis, the venue succeeds in crafting an identity uniquely its own. The main dining room remains bright and loose during the daily brunch, but the lights dim throughout the evening for dinner, with music growing louder and decor to match the vibe of the nearby Virgin Hotels pool deck. Cabanas are available by reservation on the restaurant's own patio.
The food: Executive Chef Josh Stockton doesn't overreach with the menu, preferring to keep things simple with Italian and Mediterranean dishes and welcome touches like hand-pulled mozzarella and three-day fermented pizza dough. In such a social setting, many of the items are best to share, including whole-roasted fish, 30-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye, and a mezze platter of dips, including an addictive whipped ricotta with honey. Even a few of the cocktails (including two on tap) are available in large-format versions.
The cost: Appetizers and salads $6-26, pizza $19-23, pasta $22-60, and main entrees $31-125. Brunch dishes are $11-28.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
The buzz: Ray Garcia of LA’s acclaimed modern Mexican restaurant Broken Spanish arrives in Las Vegas with ¡Viva!, one of the most fully realized dining concepts at Resorts World. The chef's fresh, contemporary take on Mexican cuisine shines in a comfortable, but stylish dining room that wouldn't feel out of place by the ocean with nets and large thick ropes among the decor. The menu is relatively affordable for a Strip hotel experience and the staff is noticeably well-trained. In other words, the place is firing on all cylinders.
The food: You won't find a masa program anywhere like this on the Strip, featuring yellow and blue corn tortillas pressed and cooked to order. They're a nice side piece for the grilled snapper or Garcia's signature pork belly (marinated for 36 days, slow-cooked, and flash-fried, leaving the skin nice and crispy). The collection of mezcal and tequila is exceptional, whether enjoyed neat or in cocktails. The VivaRita house margarita comes topped with a thick, salty cloud of foam.
The cost: Appetizers $5-21, larger plates $15-64, sides $5-13, desserts $10–13, draft and canned beer $7-9, wine by the glass $12-24, and cocktails are $16.
How to order: Book a reservation via Seven Rooms.
The buzz: It's hard not to feel the energy at Rebellion Pizza, where the owners (former employees at Pizza Rock) personally take orders, hand-toss dough, and work a brick oven that serves as the centerpiece of the dining room with a sit-down counter. Televisions show vintage WWF wrestling or Star Wars movies in black and white to maximize the quirk-factor.
The food: Customize your own pizza with a choice of nearly 20 toppings or go with one of the specialty pies, including the Spicy Honey Pepperoni, tomato-free Spinach and Artichoke, or a focaccia-style Sicilian. The dough uses a poolish starter, which produces a soft, chewy crust. Slices are available until 4 pm. There's a large selection of beer—all of it exclusively from Southern Nevada breweries—by can or tap.
The cost: Pizzas are $10-14 for 12-inch and $18-21 for 16-inch. Sicilian pizzas start at $25. Beer is $6-10.
How to order: Rebellion Pizza is holding off on delivery orders to keep pace with demand. Stop by or call 702-268-8268 to place a pickup order.
The buzz: Bobby Flay is reinventing his presence at Caesars Palace, turning his long-running Mesa Grill into Amalfi, where the focus is now on fresh seafood and coastal Italian cuisine. The aesthetics are an improvement with grey stone walls and curtains to block out the chaos of the casino floor while preserving an open feel. The restaurant welcomes up to five deliveries of fresh fish a week with the latest catch on display for customers to browse in the dining room.
The food: The best perk of Amalfi is the variety of seafood. Branzino (a common sight on Las Vegas dinner menus) is the most popular fish, but the nutty flavor of golden snapper is a welcome change of pace. The selection is grilled whole or filleted with light seasoning and a choice of sauces on the side. Eight pasta dishes are robust in flavor with even the caramelle (stuffed with sweet potato and topped with brown butter) packing subtle heat. The squash blossoms are the most rewarding appetizer, balancing sweet ricotta with a salty anchovy sauce. The cocktail menu smartly avoids trying to cover too much ground—no Mules, for example—while focusing on Italian-inspired libations like two negronis and five takes on a spritz.
The cost: Appetizers $19-32, pasta $28-38, desserts $16, and cocktails $18-19. Fish is market price.
How to order: Book a reservation.
Blue Hen Chicken Co.
The buzz: Blue Hen Chicken Co. (named after its signature fried chicken sandwich) is a fast-casual breakfast and lunch restaurant with an unusually strong focus on fresh ingredients from regional farms. The dining room has engaging rustic touches with the day's baked goods on display near the cash register.
The food: The fried chicken (brined and marinated in a two-day process) is cooked in duck oil for both flavor and texture with ample breading that adds up to a crunchy sandwich. The heat level is determined by the type of pepper (as opposed to varying amounts of the same sauce) and complemented well with a side of ultra-crispy beer-battered French fries. Balance out all that hearty goodness with something sweet like crepes or a shortbread cookie topped with fresh fruit. The coffee is an exclusive blend by local Wave roasters.
The cost: Sandwiches, crepes, and entrees $6.95-10.25, and pastries $3-4.
How to order: Stop in and order at the counter.
The buzz: Not to be confused with an Indian restaurant with a similar name, Saffron expands the possibilities of what it's like to have fine dining in Chinatown (or at least something close to it). The main dining room is a spectacle of tranquility with towering ceilings, an elaborate chandelier, and a long water feature that runs underneath a hand-carved statue from Vietnam. The menu is an Asian take on vegetarian tapas with no meat required for satisfying savory bites.
The food: Chef Louross Edralin has put together a menu of affordable meat-free dishes, which are even more appreciated in such an impressive dining room. Local Sundown mushrooms are put to good use in a number of dishes, most notably the gyoza (with sweet potato and the crunch of crispy onions), and the claypot rice with umami sauce. The sweet and salty beet "tartare" with avocado is everyone's favorite appetizer. There's a nice selection of organic wines, including a few vegan options, but if you prefer cocktails, try the negroni, which skews a little sweeter than traditional recipes.
The cost: Dishes $12-18, beer $7-9, sake bottles $9-44, and cocktails $13-16.
How to order: Book a table via the restaurant's webpage.
The buzz: After spreading the word with a series of pop-up events around town, Bruce Kalman finally has a permanent brick-and-mortar location for SoulBelly BBQ. It was worth the wait. Sandwiched between two breweries (Nevada Brew Works and HUDL) in the Arts District, the bar and restaurant is brand new, but already feels like a comfortable, worn-in neighborhood hangout with picnic tables and a stage for live music among indoor string lights and Southern-industrial decor. Meats are smoked outdoors and sliced in full view of customers through a glass window near the ordering counter.
The food: You'd get few arguments if you called this the best BBQ in Las Vegas. The brisket is so buttery and flavorful, it doesn't need any sauce (but don't let that stop you from slathering some on top). Along with chicken, ribs, and other meats, it's smoked over Texas post oak in one of two heavy-duty thousand-gallon propane smokers. With a stable location, SoulBelly is now adding sandwiches to the menu (including a wicked smoked turkey club and grilled cheese with Kalman's own pepper relish) and an awesome wedge salad with smoked tomato vinaigrette and pork belly in place of bacon. In between bites, sip on Jiggle Juice, a bagged whiskey lemonade with a subtle hot-pepper kick.
The cost: BBQ platters are $24-28, meats by the pound are $24-28, links are $8, and sandwiches are $10-19. When it comes to drinks, cocktails are $10-13 while beer runs $5 to $8.
Night + Market
The buzz: Most casino resorts have a checklist of restaurant concepts: steakhouse, Italian, Japanese, etc., but not many have a Thai restaurant. That makes Night + Market something of an anomaly, but an intriguing one that's much more than a hotel novelty. Chef and founder Kris Yenbamroong puts a SoCal spin on traditional Thai dishes with a wide variety of bold, intense flavors. The front of the dining room is on the casual side and spills out onto the casino floor. Request a booth in the back for a more elevated experience.
The food: Plates are designed for family-style sharing. So take advantage of the idea to get familiar with as many flavors as possible. The massaman curry is an engaging mix of coconut cream, Indian spices, and large slices of sweet potatoes with fried flatbread on the side to soak it all up. The California influence is strongest in the pad kee mao (drunken noodles), mixing wok-tossed rice noodles with vegetables and pastrami from an LA diner. Night + Market is looking to introduce a raw bar in the near future, but is currently offering seafood towers in a choice of sizes. Otherwise, the lobster pad thai = happiness. Yenbamroong makes a point to feature natural wines with an emphasis on whites to counter the spiciness in much of the food.
The cost: Seafood towers are $85 or $190. Other dishes range from $16 to $40. Cocktails are $16-20 and glasses of wine are $15-18.
Madero Street Tacos
The buzz: Madero Street Tacos, a quiet operation on Carson Avenue near the Downtown Container Park, joins a growing trend among new Mexican restaurants in Vegas of preparing masa and tortillas from scratch. Every sauce is made in house as well, even the sour cream. There's a heavy emphasis on takeaway and delivery orders, but tourists will appreciate the easy walk-up access (especially after a round of drinking on nearby Fremont Street). The restaurant also serves breakfast burritos under the El Gallo banner and is a ghost kitchen for Clevelander's Hamburgers.
The food: Chef Francisco Alvarez, a veteran of the Michael Mina Group and other high-end restaurants, based his menu on family recipes while taking inspiration from regions like Jalisco and Mexico City. His stamp is seen in touches subtle (cucumber in the pico de gallo) and dramatic (a cheesy crust grilled around tacos for dipping into a bowl of birria, a Mexican consommé). Large appetites will appreciate the enormous enchilada burrito, but a meal is best enjoyed when spread out among as many different tacos as possible.
The cost: Tacos $3-5 (plates $13-17), burritos $5-15, and $2-6 sides (street corn, guac and chips, etc).
Al Solito Posto
The buzz:James Trees helped turn the Downtown Arts District into an up-and-coming culinary destination with Esther's Kitchen and is now bringing his eye for fresh ingredients and expert Italian cuisine to the west valley with Al Solito Posto. The new restaurant, which takes over the old Brio space at Tivoli Village, makes full use of a large contemporary dining room and outdoor patio by the shopping district's fountain. The service team operates with the flair and style of dinner club captains and the prices are incredibly customer friendly (a trend at all of Trees' concepts, including Ada's, a wine bar around the corner that is one of the best places to grab a drink in Las Vegas).
The food: From the moment you try the house-made focaccia bread (accompanied with a chunky combination of roasted garlic, herbs, and cheese mixed on the spot), you know you're in for something exceptional. Trees and his team (which now includes Executive Chef Steve Young) spent weeks perfecting new recipes for classic Italian dishes, ranging from a flavorful minestrone to an irresistible chicken Parmesan. Prefer to go vegetarian? The eggplant parm is prepared with Chinese eggplant and fanned out like a flower. When it comes to steaks, the ribeye cap is a true deal at $36. Try the tiramisu for dessert, revamped with a fluffy meringue-like exterior and topped off with a rich espresso sauce at the table.
The cost: Appetizers and salads $9-21, pastas $16-23, steaks and entrees $20-58, desserts $5-22, cocktails $14-16.
Salt & Spoon Gourmet Kitchen
The buzz: Chef Andrew Ye, a Californian who formerly ran the kitchen at North Italia, is delivering on what could be the best counter service restaurant in Las Vegas. Walk up, order, wait, and eat. At first glance, the menu seems relatively simple, but the dedication to ingredients and prep is high level. Much of the produce is sourced via Ye's own relationships with California farms. Some items (like pasta and chocolate) are imported from Europe. The dining room is simple and sparse, but has a charming low-key, modern feel.
The food: The miso-glazed salmon bowl is one of the most delicious quick lunches in Vegas, prepared with Verlasso salmon, vegetables, and earthy Japanese-style brown rice. Heartier appetites will appreciate rigatoni topped with a thick bolognese, slow-cooked for up to five hours with ground beef, pork, and veal. Dishes change frequently with the season. An appetizer of delta asparagus, from a crop harvested just a few short months each year in Northern California, is the latest example.
The cost: Starters and salads $4-15, entrees $13.50-20, sides and desserts $3-6.
How to order: Visit in person or call 702-444-7922 to place a pickup order.
Hola Mexican Cocina + Cantina
The buzz: Hola brings a splash of Mexican-inspired culture and cuisine to the growing Southern Highlands community. A stylish, well-decorated dining room is the perfect environment for vibrant dishes with colorful presentations and occasional nods to vegan or even keto preferences. A daily happy hour runs twice a day (3–5 pm and 9 pm–close), giving you plenty of time to save money on mezcal-ritas, flights, and shareable bites.
The food: Blue-corn tortillas add extra flavor to the taco plates, which come two to a serving with rice, beans, and fideo (Mexican pasta). Hola loves to give customers choices; reflected best in the variations on street corn and guacamole. Vegans will appreciate the use of jackfruit in the mole enchiladas. Hola isn't afraid to be playful, especially when it comes to dessert. The Mucho Loco Sundae is made with fried strawberry ice cream, cookies, and Fruity Pebbles. The bar program and dedication to agave spirits is exceptional. Ask about the latest off-menu mezcal flight or keep things simple with a Michelada, made with a savory house mix. Margaritas are made with a sour mix that incorporates fruit juices and mint.
The cost: Small bites, soups, and salads are $5.5 to $18, larger plates are $16 to $22.50. Margaritas and other cocktails are $10-13 with flights of agave spirits ranging from $25.50 to $59.50.
The buzz: Having dinner in a shopping mall has its perks. Just look at St Mark's Square, the heart of the Grand Canal Shoppes, where Brera Osteria skips a proper dining room in favor of all-patio seating, giving you the feel of being outdoors without actually being outdoors. The painted faux sky, Old World decor, street performers, and the energy of the Venetian's iconic gondola rides only add to the atmosphere. Yet the Italian cuisine of Chef Angelo Auriana refuses to lean on the surrounding gimmicks, preferring to reformat classic dishes with compelling, creative recipes.
The food: Your table will want to share at least two pasta dishes. You can't go wrong with the arugula pesto potato gnocchi or veal tortellini with mushrooms and shaved truffles. Pizzas are wood-fired for just 90 seconds in a custom-made volcanic brick oven, delivering a crust with a tender, chewy texture and subtle char. The restaurant's name is inspired by a Milan neighborhood known for popularizing the aperitivo hour, so get festive with a refreshing Aperol Spritz or one of five negroni cocktails. Happy hour runs 5–7 pm daily with an emphasis on small plates.
The cost: Appetizers are $12-23 while pizzas, pastas, and other entrees are $20-69. Wine glasses are $16-28 and cocktails are between $16 and $19.
How to order: Book a reservation online.
Main Street Provisions
The buzz: Tucked between the awesome cocktails of Velveteen Rabbit and the great pizza of Good Pie, Main Street Provisions couldn't have a better location in the fast-growing Downtown Arts District. It's a rustic but modern space where guests can view Justin Kinglsey Hall and his team at work in an open kitchen.
The food: Main Street Provisions doesn't linger too long in any single category, but it's hard not to think of the meats as the heart and soul of the restaurant, whether it's the exceptional butcher plate appetizer (which on any given day may include bacon, lamb rillette, and chicken liver mousse), tender venison tataki, or a smoked heritage ham steak. If you really want things to get interesting, try the rich rabbit and pork sausage or the Southern-style quail gumbo. Yet there's also clear affection for California-inspired seafood and plant-based dishes like a slow-roasted yam with BBQ-glazed beets and crispy onions.
The cost: Appetizers, salads, and sides $8-21. Entrees are $15-50. Beer $6-25, wine glasses $9-15, and cocktails $9-13.
How to order: Call 702-457-0111 to inquire about reservations.
The buzz: Out of all the restaurants at the new Circa resort, 8 East isn't the fanciest, but it's the most compelling. Owner Dan Coughlin builds upon his success at Le Thai, collaborating with Executive Chef Steve Piamchuntar on a more varied menu that borrows elements from Thai, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese street food. The understated dining room, heavy on wood decor and tucked away in the corner of the casino floor, only adds to the charm.
The food: Heavier dishes like the New York Strip (loaded with Asian spices) and the lobster fried rice pack in hearty flavors, but 8 East is more intriguing when sharing smaller dishes. The filet carpaccio tastes even better than it looks, colorfully decorated with crunchy bits of purple potato, peanut sauce, and microgreens. The Duck Roll is like a mini-Peking Duck while the ginger chicken dumplings overachieve with a welcome spicy bite. Most of the cocktails are classics modified with unique spices like the Roku Negroni, but there's enough tea and whiskey flights to keep things interesting.
The cost: Tapas $6-25, entrees $14-16, and desserts $9. Tea is $3.5 and cocktails are $12.50.
Chinglish Cantonese Wine Bar
The buzz: Don't sleep on this one. Chinglish (a name inspired by the family-owned business' blend of Chinese and Western cultures) may seem like a trendy, contemporary hangout for the Summerlin crowd, but take a look through the long horizontal window that separates the kitchen from the dining room. You'll see a master at work, 50-year veteran chef Po-Fai Lam, producing authentic Hong Kong-style Cantonese cuisine that competes with fancier restaurants on the Strip for a fraction of the price.
The food: The Peking Duck is prepared in a custom oven, allowing the birds to hang vertically as the fat drips off. The meat is served in paper-thin crepes instead of bao buns to fully absorb the flavor. Make sure to also order the hand-folded chicken dumplings, candied walnut prawns, and a made-to-order hot and sour soup with customized spice levels ranging from mild to nuclear. Yeah, but what about the "wine bar" part of the name? The vino selection isn't huge, but changes week to week with a compelling focus on small producers and unique labels. An invitation-only wine club brings regulars together for ambitious one-night-only pairing dinners. A Chinese-themed brunch runs Sundays.
The cost: Appetizers $9-18, entrees $17-27 with the Peking Duck $32 half or $55 full. Glasses of wine begin at $10.
How to order: Book a reservation via the restaurant's website.
The buzz: No bland and boring cucumber rolls here. Chikyu is proving vegan sushi can be indulgent and yes, full of flavor. Vietnamese chef John Le mastered the concept at Shizen in San Francisco before moving to Las Vegas to open his own place. Whether dine-in or carryout, the food comes with a colorful presentation to match the wow-factor of every bite. A Euphorics menu features a trio of "cocktails" with a legit buzz provided by nootropics and other mind-engaging ingredients in place of alcohol.
The food: You won't see a lot of substitutes (like fake tuna or shrimp) to fill a meatless void. Instead, vegetables are prepared with time and careful detail to produce intriguing flavor combinations. The specialty rolls, named after Nevada wildflowers, make good use of sweet potato tempura, spicy tofu, smoked beets, and vegetables you won't usually see in your grocery store—like burdock, takuan (pickled daikon radish), or rocoto peppers. The real magic, however, is in the simplicity of the nigiri, which is much more than just a vegetable or fruit slice on top of rice. The green mango, for example, is pickled for three days with cloves and other spices for an intriguing bite that will appeal to an audience beyond those simply looking for a great vegan restaurant in Las Vegas.
The cost: Starters and small plates $4-14, nigiri and rolls $5-13.
How to order: Tables are first come, first serve. Call 725-777-3787 to place a pickup order.
The Legends Oyster Bar & Grill
The buzz: Executive Chef Jack Jarukasem, who worked his way up through the ranks with Caesars Entertainment, is carrying out his own vision with a menu that focuses heavily on seafood, served in an aquatic-themed dining room with a raw bar. After initially launching as a BYOB concept, the restaurant now has a liquor license and full drink menu.
The food: Oysters and raw scallops are highlights of the raw bar, but stick to hot food for delivery and to-go orders. You can't go wrong with the pan roast of lobster, crab, and shrimp in a creamy tomato sauce, gumbo served on a plate in deconstructed form, or a Louisiana-style seafood boil. Jarukasem balances his creativity with flavorful takes on familiar dishes, including lightly fried calamari and New England clam chowder served inside a bread bowl.
The cost: Appetizers are $5-12. Entrees are $15-27.
How to order: Call 702-476-8887 to place a reservation or pickup order.