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We only list those restaurants that would be of interest to a Las Vegas Visitor. The bulk of those restaurants are on the Strip itself. We have listed a few that are in Downtown or in more outlying areas or are farther away from the Strip. For example: the "M", Red Rock, Rio, Palms, etc. There are hundreds of dining establishments in Las Vegas and to me it does not make sense to list them all, a tourist would not visit there anyway.
We have listed them by type of cuisine, rather than by price. Most restaurants on the Strip are good to excellent, a few are four star.If you wish to leave your comments about them we will install a comments area on the front page for all to see. Remember, as always, you get what you pay for.
{short description of image}The Heart Attack Grill When they say heart attack grill, they mean it. I have heard of two of them in that restaurant. There may be more we haven't heard about.yet. One of their offerings is a milkshake made out of butter, a buttershake so to speak. The wait staff is dressed in nurses uniforms and carry first aid kits. Anyone over 350 pounds eats for free.They offer a hamburger so large they actually offer to pay for it if you can it it all. And so it goes. The attached picture speaks for itself. If you want to give it a shot, you can find it in downtown Vegas on Fremont street, in the pedestrian zone.
Yes!All American Bar and Grille
Rio Hotel. Tel: 702-247-7923
I haven't been in that place in several months but the last time I checked it it was very good. I had one of their baked potatoes, a spud so large I couldn't finish it. The ambiance is great too. A little bit pricey, especially when it comes to dinners. The menu features steaks, seafood and salads.
No!America
at the NewYork-NewYork, corner of Tropicana and the Strip. 702 740 6451
see detailed review.See detailed review
Anthony's Burger and Brew Bar
"M", 12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson, NV 89044 (702) 797-1000. Hours of Operation No Minors (MUST BE OVER 21): Mon. Fri. 4:00pm - 10:00pm Sat. Sun. 11:30am - 10:00pm
Aria Cafe
at the Aria Hotel, 3730 Las Vegas Bl. S.
Regular American coffee shop fare. This purportedly is the largest coffee shop on the strip. Open 24/7, just like all other cafes that are inside a casino here in Las Vegas.
Backstage Deli
Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 386 4658.
Open 24/7. 702 262 4852
Yes!Bahama Breeze
375 Hughes Center Drive (corner of Flamingo and Paradise), 731-3252
Another excellent restaurant BUILDING at the Hughes Center (see Cozymel's) - like an old corrugated aircraft hanger in the tropics, overgrown with vegetation, palm trees inside, a water feature, and an outdoor patio where I am waiting for the right season to go to and have a few. Actually, the food is pretty good too. There's some "jerk" this and "Cuban" that on the menu, but it is all Americanized to me, so don't worry about being challenged. Oh, don't forget the pizzas. Count on a big variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and meat dishes. Add some fancy tropical drinks and about 50 beers to choose from, and you'll find something you like no matter what.
Bally's
Sidewalk Cafe, 3645 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877-603-4390 (hotel), 6AM - 2PM.
Casual dining, coffee shop style, relatively inexpensive, $12. and up. 702 862 5138 (restaurants).
Beach Cafe
Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 739 2222.
Open 24/7, Res. 800 462 8767.
BJ Whopper Bar
Rio, 3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671. 24/7. (866) 746-7671.
Buddy V's
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Burger Bar
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777. in the walkway connecting Mandalay Bay and the Luxor.
Upscale burger joint with upscale pricing. A veggie burger and a beer set me back $12, tip not included. Unfortunately, if you are hungry there are no choices that are less expensive. Sun. - Thu. 11 - 11, Fri. Sat. 11Am - 1AM.
B&B Burgers and Beer
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
11:30 AM - 2AM. Res. 702 414 2220.
Burger Brasserie
Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 946 7000.
11AM - 12AM daily. 702 946 4346. This is over the top Las Vegas style. They offer a $777.00 burger.
I don't get this brasserie stuff. A brasserie is a brewery.
Cafe Ile St. Louis
Paris 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 6AM - 11PM, bar 24/7.
Cafe at Harrah's
Harrah's 3475 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 369 5000.
Mon. - Thu. 6AM - 2PM, Fri. - Sun. 24 hrs. American style coffee shop.
Yes!California Pizza Kitchen
3400 Las Vegas Blvd.385-7111.
See what this world has come to? I now list a restaurant that has the word pizza in it's name under American food. They also serve salads and sandwiches. This is part of a chain out of Southern California. Their food is very good, the pizzas are delicious and the price is very moderate for what you get. I like their food.
Yes!Canal Street
at The Orleans, 702-365-7111.
Upscale featuring steaks and prime rib. Has a fireplace and other cozy interior accents. Nice room, nice food, fairly expensive.
Caesars Palace
Serendipity 33570 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 (hotel), 877 346 4642 (restaurant) Open Sun. - Thu. 8AM - 11PM, Fri. - Sat. 8AM - 12PM, Brunch Sat. - Sun. 11AM - 2PM.
Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827.
This restaurant is the offshoot of the one that started in NYC in 1954. As you may have noted this is the second restaurant featuring American cuisine at C.P. But what a difference. This place serves the giant meatballs, BBQ ribs, triple decker grilled cheese sandwiches etc. You get the drift. $15. - $25 is their pricing, a very popular price point.
Yes!Carrows
3780 S.Las Vegas Blvd. Tel: 702-736 4501
Decent enough American style coffee shop. A bit on the pricey side.
Central
At Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110. Open 24/7.
A casual, American eatery. Zagat says it is "moderately" priced. I checked and found prices between $25 and $45. You be the judge.
Citizens Kitchen & Bar
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777.
Open 24/7. Breakfast 6 - 11:15, Lunch/Dinner 11:15PM - 4:30AM, Late Night 4:30 AM - 6AM
No!Coffee Cup Cafe
558 Nevada Highway, Boulder City.
This location was featured on that infamous TV Show, " Diners, Drive Ins and Dives". If you are a rider (Harley) you cannot go wrong here. There are always a bunch of them here on weekends.
Coronado Cafe
South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip.
11am - 10pm (Wed., Thurs, & Sun.) 11am - 11pm (Friday & Saturday)
Country Club
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
Lunch Mon. - Fri. Dinner Wed. Sat. 5:30 - 10
Courtyard Cafe
4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-7111.
About 5 miles west of the Strip.24/7
Crossroads at House of Blues
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl.S., 702 632 7777.
Sun. - Thu. 7AM - 11PM, Fri. - Sat. 7AM - 12AM.
Crush
MGM 3799 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 275 5733.
Sun. - Thu. 5:30 - 10:30, Fri. - Sat. 5:30 - 11:30. Res. 702 891 3222. Two large private dining rooms are available.
Culinary Dropout
Hard Rock, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 693-5000.
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Friday: 11:00 am to Midnight Saturday: 10:00 am to Midnight, Sunday: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm Sat & Sun Brunch: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Happy Hour Mon-Fri: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Contact. 702., 522.8100
Double Barrel Roadhouse
Monte Carlo Hotel 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828. Res. 702 798 7151, priv.parties 702 385 1930.
Drugstore Cafe
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
24/7
Earl of Sandwich
Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Bl. S.
Open 24/7. Expect long lines, 702 463 0259.
Fix
At the Bellagio Hotel/Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Bl.S.,888 987 6667. Open Daily 5PM - 10:30PM, Lounge Mon. - Thu. 5PM - 12PM, Fri. - Sun 5PM- 2AM. Groups 17+ call 702 693 7317, Res. 702 693 8865 or 666 259 7111.
Simple American fare, that's how they advertise. I haven't tried it yet.
Fuddruckers
The Orleans 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-7111. About 5 miles west of the Strip.
Gilley's BBQ
Treasure Island 3300 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 894 7111.
11AM - 12midnight. Saloon/dance hall 11AM - 2AM Sun.- Thu., 11AM - 4AM Fri. - Sat. This is a huge contry dance hall and bbq.
Grand Cafe
Red Rock, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 797-7777.
R.R. is part of the Station Casinos chain of gaming places. This one is about 12 - 15 miles west of the strip, well worth a visit. 24/7
Gordon Ramsay Burger
Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 333 9474.
Sun. - Thu. 11AM - 12AM, Fri. Sat. 11AM - 2AM. 702 785 5555.
Grand Lux Cafe
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
24/7. Res. 702 414 3888
Guy Fieri's Restaurant and Bar
The Quad, 3535 S.Las Vegas Bl. 702 731 3211. 10am -7pm.
Wings, burgers, small bites etc.
7-16-14, the Clark County Health District inspector hit them with 28 demerits and a C grade. Pretty bad.
Yes!Hard Rock Cafe
in front of the Hard Rock Hotel, 4475 Paradise Rd. 733-7625
Regular coffee shop fare with some specialties of the Hard Rock people mixed in. The menu is almost identical to the one of the Hard Rock in Berlin, Germany. And don't forget to look at all the rock memorabilia. I can't shake the feeling that these Hard Rock Cafes are somewhat overpriced.
Hash House A Go Go
Rio, 3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671.
Haha, they call it twisted farm food. Brunch Daily 6am-3pm.
Hexx Kitchen
Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 946 7000. 24/7, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Holsteins
At the Cosmopolitan, 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
Burgers, sausage, snacks. Lunch Sun. - Sat. 11 - 4PM, Dinner 4 - 12, Late Night Fri.Sat, and Mon. 12AM to 2AM. 702 698 7940
J.J's Boulangerie
Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 946 7000.
Quick serve sandwiches, coffee etc
Johnny Rockets
Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (866) 722-4608.
Sunday - Thursday: 10am - Midnight Friday & Saturday: 10am - 2am
KGB Kerry's Gourmet Burgers
Harrah's, 3475 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 369 5000
Sun. - Thu. 11AM - 11PM
Fri.Sat. 11AM - 12AM. For res. call 877 346 4642. For 12+ call 866 733 5827
La Cave
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
call for hours.
Lagasse's Stadium
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000
Mon. - Sun. 10AM - 10PM. Res. 702 607 2665.
No!Las Vegas Club
18 Fremont St. Tel: 702-385-1664
Very simple food, even below normal coffee shop standards. Best to avoid unless money is a problem.
Lucille's BBQ
Red Rock, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 797-7777.
R.R. is part of the Station Casinos chain of gaming places. This one is about 12 - 15 miles west of the strip, well worth a visit. Sun - Thurs 11am to 10pm, Fri - Sat 11am to 11pm Phone: (702) 220-7427.
Mandalay Bay
Sports Book Grill, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777
Must be 21 to enter. Hours vary. Bar food.
Mandalay Bay
The Cafe, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777. This is actually inside THEhotel which is a separate building but still part of Mand.Bay. Open 7AM - 2:30 daily. 702 632 9250. I listed two locations for Manalay Bay. Why? I am the webmaster, that's why.
OKMargaritaville
in the Flamingo Hotel 3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Listen up all you parrotheads! Grab your sandals, shorts and flowered shirts and head down to this here place. Strictly fun. With a capital F. Three bars (at last count), two of them overlooking the strip. They are on decks second and third floor. How cool is that? They have island fare (West Indies) and some American stuff too. Entertainment with guys and gals on stilts doing their thing amongst the diners. A volcano with human sacrifice (during dinner) etc. More fun than Rumjungle (Mandalay Bay) or Rainforest (MGM). They also have a small stage for a band. I paid $13.95 for jerk chicken which turned out to be very good. My friend (the vegetarian) had the Gardenburger with a portobello mushroom burger set-up. Also very good. Nothing to complain about there considering the amenities. Drinks are VERY expensive. $7 for a margarita that can be had anywhere in town for $3 to $4 But then again; you are in the high rent district and you are getting FREE entertainment to boot.
Mermaid Restaurant and Lounge
Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (866) 722-4608.
Monday - Thursday: 4pm - 9pm Friday: 4pm - 11pm Saturday: 11am - 11pm Sunday: 11am - 10pm.
Monte Carlo
The Cafe, 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828.
Sun. - Thu. 6AM - 1AM, Fri. -m Sat. 6AM - 2AM.
Mr. Lucky's
Hard Rock, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 693-5000. Open 24/7
Munchbar
At Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 (hotel) Open Sun,Mon,Wed,Thu. 11a m - 2AQM, Tue. Fri. Sun. 11AM - 4AM. 866 686 8624.
Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827.
Traditional American. They call it casual dining, I would wear a suit with those prices. ($15. - $25.). Did you notice this is the third restaurant at C.P. that calls itself "American" cuisine. The other two are Central and Serendipity. Must be a lot of Americans with spending power hanging out here.
Nine Fine Irishmen
NewYorkNewYork, 3790 Las Vegas Bl. S., 702 740 6969.
This an Irish pub, I had nowhere to park it at the moment. 11AM -11PM Bar until 2:45 AM, Happy Hour 2 - 5. 20+ call 702 740 6193.
Overlook Grill
At the Cosmopolitan, 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000
Indoor - outdoor next to the pool. Simple American food. Closes for the season. Re-opens in March.
Yes!Paradise Cafe
at the Mirage hotel, next to Treasure Island on the strip. 791-7111.
This is the Mirage coffee shop. Decent enough as coffee shops go. But here is a little trick I use from time to time. When you spot a long line of customers at the entrance walk right in past everyone. There is a large counter in the rear. There is also a very decent Chinese restaurant way in back of the regular coffee shop. Lots of times they have seats available. In fact, the Chinese place also has a counter that has room when everything else is filled up. They serve good Dim Sum. None of it vegetarian though.
Paris
Sugar Factory and Cafe, 3655 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 946 7000.
Open 24/7. 702 331 5700
Planet Dailies
Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 333 9474.
24/7, 702 731 7778.
OKPeppermill Inn
Across the street from Circus Circus, a little farther south.
I was in Las Vegas when this place first opened and look both of us are still here. It is still the same cute old decor and the same good food and good pricing. You should drop in and watch the flames shoot out of the table in the bar.
Yes!Postrio
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000
That master chef Wolfgang Puck has done it again. This is his fourth venue in Las Vegas I believe. And they are all excellent. This one I could call American contemporary. Beef, fish and shellfish. Very expensive and very high quality. Open for lunch and dinner. Prior to their regular dinner that starts at 6 p.m. they serve what is called an "intermezzo" starting at 3:30. It could be called "between the acts" if you wish. Check it out, money permitting. See detailed review Sun. - Thu. 11 - 10:30, Fri. Sat. 11 - 11. Res. 702 796 1110.
Public House
Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Bl. S., 877 386 4658.
Daily 4 - 11PM, Later night menu: Sun. - Thu. 11 - 12AM, Fri. - Sat. 11 - 1AM.
Public House
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Sun.- Thu. 11AM - 11PM, FRi. Sat. 11AM - 12PM. Res. 702 407 5310
Pyramid Cafe
Luxor 3900 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 386 4658. Mun. - Fri. 7AM 1PM, Sat. - Sun. 7AM - 2PM. 20+ call 702 262 4720
Raffles Cafe
Mandalay Bay, 3950 las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777
7AM - 2:30PM. Steaks, seafood etc.
Red Square Restaurant and Lounge
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 632 7777.
Very unique, american with Russian influences. They have a statu of Lenin at the front door. People complained about it so they cut the head of it off. Sun. - Thu. 4:30 - 10,Fri. - Sat. 4:30 - 12midn.
Yes!Roxy's Diner
2000 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 380 7777. Just look for the tall building at the North end of the Strip.
Open 2AM - 7AM. 50's diner (where have I heard that name before?) They serve food that will kill you over time. It won't take too long either. Huge burgers, thick shakes, blue plate specials. Not bad when health concerns are not important.
Serendipity3
Caesars Palace,702 731 7373.
Stack
3400 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 791 7111.
Sun.Mon.Wed.Thu. 5 - 1-, Tue. 5 - 10:30, Fri.Sat. 5 - 11, Lounge Tue.Fri.Sat. 5 - 12AM, Sun.-Thu. 5 - 11. Private parties call 702 588 5624
Society Cafe
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
Sun. - Thu. 7AM - 11PM, Fri. Sat until 11:30
Steak 'n Shake
South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip. Mostly burgers.
Sundance Grill
Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (866) 722-4608. Open 24/7.
Tableau
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000
Breakfast 7 - 11:30, , Lunch 11:30 - 2:30
Terrace Pointe Cafe
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
Breakfast and Lunch daily 6 - 3.
T.G.I.Friday
The Orleans 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-7111. About 5 miles west of the Strip.
The Pub
Monte Carlo Hotel 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828. Res. 702 798 7151, priv.parties 702 385 1930.
The Spread
206 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (855) 384-7263. 24/7.
Treasure Island
3300 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 894 7111
24/7
The Henry
At the Cosmopolitan, 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
Open 24/7 They call it "Las Vegas Strip Cuisine". I did not know what to make of that. I think it maybe is a cafe.
Breakfast 6 - 11, Brunch 11 - 5 Sat and Sun. Lunch 11 - 5 Mon - Fri. Dinner 5 - 10, Late Night Menu 10PM - 6AM
Table10
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Sun. - Thu. 11AM - 10PM, Fri. Sat. 11AM - 11PM. Res. 702 607 6363.
T-Bones Chophouse
Red Rock, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 797-7777.
R.R. is part of the Station Casinos chain of gaming places. This one is about 12 - 15 miles west of the strip, well worth a visit. Sunday - Thursday: 4pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 4pm - 11pm For reservations please call (702) 797-7576, For 10 or more (702) 797-7517.
The Sporting House
NYNY, 3790 Las Vegas Bl.S.. 702 740 6969.
Bar food. Mon.- Thu. 4 -12Pm, Fri. - Sat. 112:30 - 1AM, Sun. 11:30 - midnight.
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Harrah's 3475 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 369 5000.
Country music and some vein clogging offerings for instance: a 100oz burger with a pound of fries, cheese, a quart of beer and fried twinkies, fried twinkies, fried baloney sandwich etc. Well, you get the drift. Toby himself shows up a couple of times a year. Sun. - Thu. 11:30 AM - 2AM, Fri. - Sat. 11:30 AM - 3AM. Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827, res. 877 346 4642.
Yes!Tommy Rockers
4275 Industrial Rd. Tel: 702-261-6681
Another of the numerous bar-restaurant operations that have sprung up in Las Vegas in the last few years. This one has the hi-tech interior with numerous TV monitors. The food and the beer are surprisingly good and reasonably priced. Since this is close to the strip, in fact close to the Rio it would not be much trouble to stop by and sample their fare. Parking is really convenient, practically at the entrance.
Tropical Breeze Cafe
Flamingo Hotel/Casino, 3555 Las Vgeas Bl.S., 702 733 3111
American style eatery. Sun. - Thu. 6AM - 2PM, Fri. - Sat. 24 hrs.
Wolfgang Puck American Bar and Grill
MGM 3799 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 275 5733.
Lunch and Dinner Sun. - Thu. 11:30 - 10:30, Fri. Sat. 11:30 AM - 11:30PM., Late Night 11PM - 6AM. Res. 702 891 3000.
Yardbird
Venetian, Center Strip. 702 287 6541
Mon. - Thu. 11 a.m. - midnight. Fri - Sun. 1 a.m. 2 a.m.
Yard House
Red Rock, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 797-7777.
R.R. is part of the Station Casinos chain of gaming places. This one is about 12 - 15 miles west of the strip, well worth a visit. This is the one with all the beer. 130 of them, in fact. Restaurant Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11am 11:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am 1am, Happy Hour & Late Night: Monday - Friday: 3pm - 6pm, Sunday Wednesday 10pm Close.
Zoozacrackers
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
American style deli. Opens Mon. - Thu. 11:AM, Fri.Sat. 8AM.

Asian

OKAh Sin
At Paris Las Vegas, 3645 S. Las vegas Blvd.
I was pleasantly surprised. An affordable Asian restaurant on the strip in a major hotel. With outdoor seating facing the strip! Very good miso soup and chicken stir fry lo-mein. My friend had the vegetable crepes which were also very good.
All in all a pleasant experience.
Andrea's
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
Sun. - Thu. - 6 - 11, Fri. - Sat. til 12AM.
OKChina Grill
at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl S. 702 632 7404
Nice rack of lamb with peat jam or bbq salmon. Exquisite decor.
OKChinois
3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Inside the Forum Shops which are in turn inside (more or less) Caesars Palace.
The lesser priced items are pretty mundane. The higher priced ones are excellent. What is it with all those wraps these days? I hope that fad disappears soon. I do not like them at all. Then there is the case of the raw fish (sushi). I still say (have been saying it for years) folks should stay away from that. Too dangerous. Overall a pretty good restaurant. If you can live with the noise.
Dragon Noodle
Monte Carlo Hotel 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828. Res. 702 798 7151, priv.parties 702 385 1930.
Fu
Hard Rock, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 693-5000.
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am to Midnight.
Jade Fuzion
"M", 12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson, NV 89044 (702) 797-1000. Sun. Thur. 5:00pm - 10:00pm Fri. Sat. 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
JASMINE
At the Bellagio Hotel/Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 987 6667 (hotel). 5:30PM - 10PM.

Traditional Hong Kong/Cantonese cuisine. 666-259-7111, or 702 693 8865. For groups of 15+ call 702 693 7317.
maybeLa Chine
Paris, 702-946-3359
Just about evrything I said about the Grand Wok can be applied to La Chine. In addition I found some of the food being served at Paris to be shaky in execution (i.e. the coffee shop and the buffet). No entrees under $15. Service tends to be slow at times.
maybeMask
At the Rio Suites hotel, 702-247-7935
Japanes, Thai and Chinese. Exotic decor with a lot of masks, just like the name says. Very expensive, no entrees under $25.
Noodle Asia
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
11 - 3 daily. Res. 702 414 1444.
maybeNoodles
At the Bellagio Hotel/Casino. 888 987 6667. Open daily 11AM - 2AM, Dim Sum Fri - Sun 11AM - 3PM.
A noodle shop that puts on airs. Because you are at the Bellagio you are asked to fork over $15 for a plate of noodles. They got them from all over, China, Thailand, Japan, etc. Money people probably won't mind. Us riff-raff better go elsewhere. Too expensive. No reservations required.
maybePing Pang Pong
at the Gold Coast, off the Strip west on Flamingo about 1 mile. 702-367-7111
I used to be a frequent visitor at this establishment. Very frequent. I have always found the food offerings in the various restaurants wanting. You can give it a try when in the neighborhood. Prices are around $20 per entree. Pretty steep for Chinese food.
Red 8
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
Sun.-Thu. 11:30Am til midnight, Fri. Sat. until 1AM.
Royal Indian Bistro
3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671.
North Indian cuisine. Open Daily Lunch Buffet 11am - 3pm Happy Hour 3pm - 5pm Dinner 5pm - 10:30pm. (702) 777-2277
Sea
At Bally's Hotel/Casino, 3645 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 603 4390 (hotel) 11AM - 2AM.
Asian fusion, fried ice cream, volcanic chicken, pineapple curry duck are some of the offerings. Price range $15 -$25.. 702 967 3888 (restaurant)
Tao Asian Bistro
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Call for hours 702 388 8588.

Chinese

Beijing Noodle #9
At Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vgeas Bl. S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 (hotel). Open daily 11AM - 10:30PM 877 346 4642. $15-$25.
Traditional Chinese. Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827.
Blossom
at the Aria Hotel 3730 Las Vegas Bl. S. center strip. 877-230-2742.
Chinese soup, chicken, beef, noodles. 5:30 - 10:30pm.
China Poblano
At the Cosmopolitan Hotel/Casino, 2708 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 698 7000.
Here is an interesting concept, a Chinese and a Mexican restaurant all in one . I have never seen this before. They also have two take-out windows, one for each menu. 11:30 to 11:30 daily. Lunch 11:30 - 3:30. 12 or less call 877 893 2003, 13 and up call 877 551 7776.
I guess I will have to give them two listings, one for each menu.
Chin-Chin Cafe and Sushi Bar
NewYorkNewYork. 3790 Las Vegas Bdlvd. S. (702) 740 6969.
Breakfast Buffet Mon. - Fri. 7 - 12, Sat. - Sun. 7 - 12.Lunch/Dinner 11AM - 11PM daily. Lat Night Sushi Sun. - Thu. 10PM - 1AM, Fri. - Sat. 10PM - 1AM. Res. 702 740 6300.
Empress Court
At Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 (hotel)
Traditional Cantonese. $25 - $40. 877 346 4642 (restaurant).
Sun.Wed,Thu, 5PM - 10PM, Fri.Sat, 5PM - 11PM. Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827.
Fin
Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 791 7111
Thu. - Mon. 5 - 10, Res. 866 339 4566
OK888 Noodle Bar
at the Las Vegas Hotel 702-732-5755.
Fairly expensive and a huge menu. The restaurant overlooks the pretty Benihana gardens.
Hakkasan
MGM, 3799 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 275 5733
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 11, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 12. Res. 702 891 7888. 10+ 702 891 7843
OKJasmine
at the Bellagio, 702692-8865
Traditional Hong Kong and Cantonese dishes and also some contemporary dishes. Looks out at the lake and fountains. Very expensive. I didn't see anything below $20 as far as entrees are concerned. Nevertheless, make reservations as soon as you can, they pack 'm in.
Koji
The Orleans Hotel, 4500 W. Tropicana Av. Tel: 702-365-7111. About five miles west of the Strip.
KJ Dim Sum and Seafood.
Rio,3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671. Daily 10am to 2am. (702) 731-7778
Ming's Table
Harrah's 3475 Las Vegas Bl.S, 702 369 5000.
Chinese fusion. Mon. - Fri. 5 - 11PM, Sat. - Sun. 11:30 - 11PM, Lunch special Sat. - Sun. 11:30 - 4. Res. 877 346 4642, groups of 12+ 866 733 5827.
Noodle Shop
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777.
11 - 11PM Sun. - Thu., 11AM - 1AM, Fri. Sat. Res. 702 632 6071
Watch for unexpected charges. It is a rip-off joint.
so-soFortunes
at the Palms hotel, 4321 W. Flamingo Rd. 702 990-8888
Despite the imposing entrance the food did not impress me at all. I had better food of this type elsewhere. Also; the smoking section is more or less not existing. The non smoking tables are next to smokers tables. What sense does that make?
P.F.Chang's
Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 333 9474.
Sun. - Thu. 11AM - 12AM, Fri. - Sat. 11AM - 1AM, 702 836 0955.
OKPearl
at the MGM Grand, 702-891-7380
Cantonese and specialties from the Shanghai area.. Sun. Mon. Thu. 5:30 - 10., Fri. - Sat. 5:30 - 10:30. Res. 702 891 7380, 14+ 702 891 7433
Red Mansion
206 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (855) 384-7263. Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm -10:00pm Friday-Saturday 11:00am- 11:00pm .
Wing Lei
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000
Daily 5:30 - 10.

French

Yes!Andre's French restaurant
401 S. 6th St., Las Vegas, Tel: 702-385-5016 .
One of the oldest, if not the oldest, French restaurants in town. It also remains one of it's best. It can be a little pricey though, probably on account of all the successful law offices in the vicinity. I would not stray too far from the parking lot in this neighborhood. A bit crummy to say the least. The food is magnificent, if you can afford $25 for a piece of fish or $35 for a rack of lamb. I would call the decor French country, really nice and relaxing. This is top notch French cooking from appetizers to desserts (where can you get a souffle Grand Marnier these days?). If you are rich, or feel rich, this is the place to be for dinner. And I am not a paid flunky for Andre.

Also at Monte Carlo
3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828. Res. 702 798 7151, priv.parties 702 385 1930.
Yes!Aureole
at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegs Bl.S. 702 632 7777
More American gourmet than French. I listed it here anyway. Dinner Mon. - Sat. 5:30 - 10:30. Lounge Mon. - Sat. 5 - 12. Res. 702 632 7200.
See detailed review
Bardot Brasserie
at the Aria, center Strip 3730 Las Vegas Bl. S.
It is a Michael Mina restaurant. It is on the second floor. Open 5 to 10:30 p.m. daily. Saturday and Sunday brunch 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Bouchon
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Breakfast daily 7 - 1, Br. Sat. - Sun. 8 - 2
Oyster Bar 3PM - 10 daily and 5PM Res. 702 414 6200. - 10 nightly.
Comme Ca
At the Cosmopolitan Hotel/Casino, 2708 Las Vgeas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
They call themselves a " traditional French brasserie" with quality ingedients etc. Since "brasserie" is the French word for "brewery" I expected brewing vats etc. Forget about it!. Lunch Fri. - Sun. 12 - 5, Dinner Mon. - Thu. 5:30 - 11
Dinner Fri. - Sun. 5. - 11. 12 or less call 877 893 2003, 13 and up call 877 551 7776.
DB Brasserie
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 430 1235
Daily 11:30 A.M. - 11:00 p.m.
Yes!Eiffel Tower
at the Paris hotel,
Features classic French cuisine.
See detailed review
Fleur by Robert Keller
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777.
Lunch 11 - 4 daily, Dinner Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 10:30.
Joel Robuchon
MGM Grand 3799 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 275 5733.
Fri. - Sat. 5:30 - 10:30, Sun. - Thu. 5:30 - 10. Dinners start at $120. 6+ call 702 891 7433, Res. 702 891 7925.
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
same as above. Daily 5 - 11. Res. 702 891 7358, 7+ 702 891 7433. Watch those numbers, they are different from above.
Le Provencal
Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Bl. S., 702 946 7000.
French/Italian. Daily 5 - 10:30, 877 346 4642.
Yes!Le Cirque
in the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Bl. S. 5:30 - 10PM 866 259 7111. For groups 15+ call 702 693 8865 Closed Mondays.
Extremely expensive and good. Not a place you could frequent on a daily basis. Lamb, duck and risotto are some of the items on the menu. I have seen several A ratings for this place in popular local publications. I checked some prices. The :degustation" menu is $135. basic. Wine pairings add between $60 and $90. This does not include any extras you may want (or the tip).
Michaels
South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip.
Please Call: 702-796-7111 Toll free 1-866-796-7111. 5pm - 10pm (Sunday - Thursday) 5pm - 11pm (Friday & Saturday)
Mix
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777.
Sun. - Thu. 6 - 10, Fri. - Sat. 6 - 10:30.
Yes!Mon Ami Gabi
In the Paris Hotel on S. Las Vegas Blvd.
The seats in the conservatory overlook the fountains at the Bellagio across the street. Good food, high prices, elegant decor are the hallmarks here. Looks a bit like a Parisian restaurant. Steaks and shellfish are their forte.7AM - 11PM daily. 702 944 4224.
Yes!Pamplemousse
400 E. Sahara Av., Tel: 702-733-2066
A Las Vegas landmark. Off the strip, that makes it all the better.{short description of image} See detailed review
Payard Patisserie and Bistro
At Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110. (hotel)
Here is a very unusual concept: a bistro, a chocolate shop and pastry shop all in one.
Breakfast daily 6:30 AM - 11:30AM. Lunch daily 11:30AMK - 2:30PM. Dinner Wed.-Sun. 5PM - 10PM. Pastry Counter 6AM - 11AM.
Groups of 12+ caLL 866 733 5827. Dinners go for $25 - $40., not cheap. 702 731 7292 (restaurant).

DID I MENTION THE FLOOR TO CEILING CHOCOLATE CLOCK THAT DISPENSES FREE TRUFFLES?
Yes!Picasso
at the Bellagio, 693-8105.
This one is for the art lover and gourmet. Has the Mobil Five Star Award, one of only two in Las Vegas (as of this writing). Exec. chef Julian Serrano. You may have seen him on the food channel. Wed - Mon. 5:30 9:30. Closed Tue. Reservations 866 259 7111. For groups 15+ call 702 693 7317.
This is French and Spanish regional cuisine. Julian has another another dining facility in the Aria hotel under his own name.
See detailed review
Top of the World
Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 380 7777.
Res. 800 99 TOWER, 15+ call 702 383 4777. I had dinner there sometime ago, very good. The area around it is very shakey, so is the parking structure. Use valet, if possible.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
At Caesars Palace, 3570 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 ( hotel)
French cuisine, $40+, Wed - Sun. 5:30PM - 8:30PM. Closed Mon. Tue. 702 731 7286 (restaurant).

German

Hofbrauhaus
Las Vegas 4510 Paradise Rd ., across from Hard Rock Hotel
Touted as a faithful replica of the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, there are three venues within the Hofbrauhaus. The bar at the entry is a smaller, cozy one with TV's showing sports. In the big dining hall, guests sit on wooden benches at long tables under an elaborate 40' high vaulted ceiling with Bavarian-style painted frescoes. If the oompah band is playing, you won't be able to do much talking. The food here is an extensive menu of all the authentic German favorites - and hearing a lot of German spoken among the staff, we think they know their product. Servings are generally huge and moderately priced. The indoor "beer garden", another huge room, has trees and a sky and outdoor-style furniture and manages to achieve the air of the outdoors (and is a bit quieter). Three beers - a light, a dark and a wheat - are imported directly, ranging in size from the 10 oz. ($3.50) to the 2 liter (about ten bucks). The wheat beer is especially good. Girls in costume meander through the seats with baskets of pretzels made with imported pretzel dough. The menu and atmosphere are more conducive to dining than to drinking and noshing. The parking lot is small and often full; a taxi might be the best way to go.

Greek

Estiatorio Milos
At the Cosmopolitan 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
Greek - Mediterranean. Daily Lunch 12 - 4. Dinner Sun. - Thu. 4 - 11. Dinner Fri.m - Sat. 4 - 12. Sunset Menu 4 - 7. Pre Event Menu 4 - 8
Moonlight Menu Sun. 4 - midnight. 12 or less call 877 893 2003, 13 and up call 877 551 7776.
Very odd ( my opinion).

Italian

Allegro
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000
Daily 5:30PM - 6AM, Lunch Sat. - Sun. 12 - 3.
OKBertolini's Authentic Trattoria
9500 W. Sahara Tel: 702-869-1540
3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Tel: 702-735-4663
Typical slick consultant-designed restaurant with a flavor of big-city interior desecrators and trendy menu - not to say that it doesn't work because it has all the atmosphere and menu selection you expect out of one of these places. Well prepared food w/ a twist on the usual Italian ingredients (how about potatoes and green beans in your pasta?) Average dinner entree $10-17 a la carte. Frank Sinatra serenading you incessantly in the background.see health dept. report
B&B Ristorante.
3555 Las Vegas Bl.S., 702 4141000.
5 - 11 daily. Res. 702 266 9977.
Bocio
Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 739 2222.
Daily 5 - 10:30, Res. 800 462 8767
OKBootlegger Bistro
7700 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 702-736-4939.
Does it seem to you this restaurant has been around forever? Well, you are right! Lorraine Hunt (who was also our Lt. Governor) and her husband "Blackie" have operated restaurants in Las Vegas at least since the '40s. Their last venue was on Eastern near Tropicana Av. They must be doing things right to be able to stay in business this long. And they do. Some of the best italian food in town. They also have dishes for the vegetarian crowd. We had some very good veggie lasagna for around $11. also a regualr meat lasagna for $11. I recommend this restaurant heartily. Also a very good location for tourists driving in from Cal. Just drive South on the Strip (Las Vegas Blvd.) for about five miles. The building will be on the left going south.see health dept. report
OKBuca Di Beppo
7690 W. Lake Mead Bl. Tel: 702-363-6524
They also have a branch in the Excalibur hotel, See detailed review
Buddy V's Ristorante
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Sun. - Thu. 11:30 - 10, Fri. - Sat. 11:30 - 11PM. Res. 702 607 2355.
OKCafe Chloe
4155 S. Buffalo Dr. Tel: 702-248-7084.
These people serve good, no, delicious food. But where is it written Italian food must be so expensive? Fried calamari about $10, Caesar salad about $9 sounds pricey to me. Make no mistake, the food is excellent if not too affordable. If the money does not matter than try the chicken piccata at $14.50. Oh, I think chef Piero Broglia has been in town as long, if not longer, as me (going onto 30 years).
OKCanaletto
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000
See detailed review Sun. - Thu. 11 - 11, Fri. Sat. 11Am - 12PM. Res. 702 733 0070.
Dal Toro Ristorante
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
7:30AM - 11PM daily. Res. 702 437 9800.
Fellini's Ristaurante
Stratosphere, 2000 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 380 7777
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 11, Fri. - Sat. 5 - midnight.
D.O.C.G.
At the Cosmopolitan 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
Traditional Italian, pasta, pizza, steaks and chops. Daily 5:30PM - 11PM. Fri-Sun 6PM 11PM. 12 or less call 877893 2003, 13 and up call 877551 7776.
Don Vito's

South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip
5pm - 10pm (Sunday - Thursday) 5pm - 11pm (Friday & Saturday).
D'Vino
Monte Carlo Hotel 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828. Res. 702 798 7151, priv.parties 702 385 1930.
Fiamma
MGM 3799 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 275 5733.
Sun-Mon 5:30 - 10, Tue. - Thu. 5:30 - 10:30, Fri. - Sat. 5:30 - 11. Res. 702 891 7600. 12+ 702 891 7433.
FIVE50
At the Aria Hotel/Casino 3730 Las Vegas Bl. S Center Strip
Italian fast food, Pizza etc. 11a.m. til midnight. five50 refers to the ideal temperature for baking a pizza, 550 degrees.
Il Fornaio
NYNY, 3790 Las Vegas Bl. S.702 740 6969.
Breakfat 7:30 - 10:30, Lunch/Dinner 11:30 AM - 12AM. Res. 702 740 6403. Northern Italian cuisine.
Giada
Cromwell, Las Vegas Bl. S. near the Flamingo. 855 422 3271
Sun.- Thu. 5 - 10:30, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11. (all pm).
Grimaldi's
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
11AM - 2AM, 702 454 3450. Pizzaria.
Lavo
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Sun. - Thu. 5PM - 12AM, Fri. - Sat 5PM - 1AM. Res. 702 414 3772.
Marinelli's Pasta Bar
"M", 12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson, NV 89044 (702) 797-1000. Sun. Thur. 5:00pm - 10:00pm Fri. Sat. 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Martorano's
Rio, 3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671.
Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm Fri & Sat 5:30pm-10:30p. (702) 777-7740
OKOnda
at the Mirage, 702- 791-7111.
A huge wine list, regional Italian and nouvelle American cooking. Expensive and dinner only.
 Osteria del Circo
At the Bellagio Hotel/Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 987 6667. Open Tue. - Sun. 5:30 - 10:30. 866 259 7111, or 702 693 8865.
Traditional Tuscan (Italian) cooking. Also steaks and seafood, home made pasta. For groups of 15+ call 602 693 7317.
This is a branch of a New York City restaurant by the same name. Very original, circus based, decor.
Otto Enoteca Pizzaria
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
11AM - 11PM. Res. 702 677 3390.
Nope!Pasta Cucina
at the Palace Station Hotel, 2101 W. Sahara
Here is one of those restaurants where had you had a half price coupon you would have been perfectly happy with your meal. If on the other hand however you pay full price I would not really recommend it. Here is a for instance: assorted noodles, assorted sauces. Create your own combo. That would be fine with good noodles and good sauces. My noodles had been cooked in plain water instead of in slightly salted water. And how difficult can it be to get some fresh herbs into the kitchen. Basil, Rosemary, Sage, Oregano etc. All in all, if you want Italian, there must be some better choices.
Pizzeria Francesco
Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 894 7111.
Sun. - Thu. 11AM - midnight, Fri. - Sat. 11AM - 1AM.
Portofino
Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 791 7111. Thu. - Mon. 5 - 10, Lounge Thu. - Mon 5 - 10. Reserv. 866 339 4566.
Rao's
At Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegs Bl. S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 (hotel) Open 5PM - 10:30PM daily. 702 731 7267
Groups of 11+ call 866 733 5827.
I looked at their little write up. It says "simple, honest, home cooking Italian style. Home cooking at $25 - $40 a plate. Think about it.
Scarpetta
At the Cosmopolitan 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
Modern Italian. Open seven days for dinner only. Mon. - Thu. 5:30 11, Fri. - Sun. 6 - 11.
Under 12 call 877 893 2003, 13 and up call 877 551 7776.
Sinatra
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000
Dinner Sun. - Thu. 5:30 - 10, Fri,. Sat. until 10:30.
So-soStrings Italian Cafe
2222 E. Tropicana Av. Tel: 702-739-6400
Close to Eastern Av. on the North side of Tropicana. Very nice airy decor. Something a little bit away from the usual. They offer Waiters on Wheels service. This place is clearly aimed at middle America. Luncheon specials are available. The food is middle of the road, nothing earth shaking but considering the price it isn't bad. Not worth going out of your way for. If you are in the vicinity and are hungry than give it a try. Moderately priced.
Terra Rossa
Terra Rossa = Red Rock, got it? Red Rock, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 797-7777.
R.R. is part of the Station Casinos chain of gaming places. This one is about 12 - 15 miles west of the strip, well worth a visit. Opens at 4:30pm Nightly For reservation please call (702) 797-7531, For 10 or more (702) 797-7517
OKThe Greens
2241 N. Green Valley P'way, Henderson, Tel: 702-454-4211.
It is listed in the tel. directory as "Greens Supper Club", the building itself is marked "The Greens". And it is not a vegetarian restaurant either, Apparently a reference is made to the nearby golf club, or maybe the owner is a golfer. Anyway, it is a very nice small dinner house situated in the large shopping center on the west side of Green Valley P'way. The food is much better than in many other similar places and not as pricey. I also noticed the wait staff was very professional. They were able to answer all my questions correctly. I had the linguine with pesto sauce ($10.95), my friend had the baked rigatoni ($6.95). Both items were very good. Also the bread and Greek salad ($3.50). I noticed the clientele as they arrived were mostly middle age and well dressed. Sort of upscale if you will. They also have an extensive wine list. That one is a little on the expensive side. All in all a very pleasant dining experience.
Trattoria del Lupo
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 632 7777.
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11.
Verandah
At the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 5000.
You can drive up to the front door on the Strip or you can park yurself in the parking structure behind Mandalay Bay. This hotel is actually inside M.B.
For hours you better access the internet. There quite a few .
Zeffirino
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Italian seafood. Lunch 11:30 - 4 daily, dinner 4 - 12 daily. Res. 702 414 3500.
800 De
Monte Carlo Hotel 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828. Res. 702 798 7151, priv.parties 702 385 1930.

Japanese

OKBenihana Village
at the LVH, 3000 Paradise Rd., 702-732-5756
There are several Benihanas arount the country. If my memory serves me a guy that used to be on a Japanese olympic wrestling team introduced the concept to the U.S. I think his name was Rocky something or the other. I'll have to look it up. By concept I mean tableside teppan cooking ( teppan yaki). I think everyone should visit this place at least once in their life. It is a lot of fun and the food is amazingly good, albeit expensive. The chefs at work are quite the showmen what with cleavers and knives flying through the air.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill
At the Cosmopolitan Hotel/Casino, 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S., 702 698 7000.
Sun. - Thu. 5PM - 1AM, Fri. - Sat. 5PM - 2AM, 12 or less call 877 893 2003, 13 or call 877 551 7776.
Lobster, steak sushi and more.
OKHyakumi
in Caesars Palace. 702-731-7731
Sushi bar with a large assortment of Japanese sake, beer and wine. They also have teppanyaki dining in a garden type setting. Fairly expensive.
Koi
Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Bl. S., 877 333 9474.
Sun. - Thu. 5:30 - 10:30, Fri. Sat. - 5:30 11:30, 702 454 4555.
Japonais
Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 791 7111.
5 - 10 daily. Lounge: Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10, Fri. - Sat. 5PM - 12AM, late night menu Fri. - Sat. 10 - 12Am.
Kumi
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 632 7777
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10
Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11:00
Lounge opens at 5PM daily.
Mizumi
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
Dinner Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10, Fri.Sat. until 10:30
Mizuya
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777.
Sushi, sashimi and sake. 11:30AM - 11PM daily.
Nobu
At Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 (hotel). This is interesting, Nobu is actually inside the Nobu Hotel which in turn is inside C.P. We have a similar situation at Mandalay Bay where the Four Seasons is inside M.B.
But I digress, It is a traditional japanese restaurant with tappanyaki tables, sushi bar and private dining rooms. Allthough the cooking is traditional, the pricing is not. They start a $40. and climb from there. 702 785 6628
Lunch Sat. Sun. 11AM - 3PM. Dinner Sun,Thu.5PM - 11PM, Fri. Sat. 5PM - 12PM. Lounge Sun. Thu. 5PM - 1AM Fri. Sat. 5PM 2AM. Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827

There is a second location at:Hard Rock, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 693-5000. Sunday - Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Friday - Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
Rice and Company
Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Bl. S.877 386 4658.
I listed it here but they also serve Chinese food. Modern Chines and Japanese is what they advertise. Dinner and Lounge Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11
Res. 702 262 4852.
Shibuya
MGM 3799 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 275 5733.
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10. Fri. - Sat. 5 - 10:30. Res. 702 891 3001, 10+ 702 891 7433. Private dining for 80 available.
Sushisamba
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000
Sun. - Wed. 11:30 - 1AM. Thu. - Sat. 11:30 - 2AM, Res. 702 607 0700. It's japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian.
TETSU
At the Aria Hotel/Casino, 3730 Las Vgeas Bl. S. about center Strip. 5 - 11p.m. 877-230-2742.
Traditiona Japanese teppan restaurant. Chef Masa Takayama (does that name ring a bell? If not look at the Bar Masa Restaurant). Actually this restaurajnt is inside the BARMASA, it is part of it, just a separate listing.
Tokyo
953 E. Sahara Av. Tel: 702-735-7070.
Just as I was about to do a write up on this place the Clark County Health Department staged an enormous raid on this run down and dilapidated shopping center. Numerous restaurants received citations. So, I better leave it alone. That place is not very safe at night anyway. But it does have a lot of Japanese and Korean businesses. There is also one Thai and one Chineses restaurant.
Bar MASA
at the Aria Hotel, center strip, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S. 877-237-2742 for reservations. Saturday 5-11pm.
Exec. Chef Masa Takayama. He claims his fish for sushi is served within 24hrs. of being caught. Early dining menu is $49.
Yellowtail Restaurant and Lounge
At the Bellagio Hotel/Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 987 6667. Open Mon.-Thu. 5PM - 10PM, lounge until 11PM Fri. - Sun 5PM - 11PM, lounge until 12PM.Traditional and modern Japanese cuisine. Res. 666 259 7111 or 702 693 8865. Groups of 17+ call 702 588 5624.
Yusho
Monte Carlo Hotel 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828. Res. 702 798 7151, priv.parties 702 385 1930.
Sunday - Thursday 5 p.m. - 11p.m., Friday - Saturday 5 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Mediterranean

Bartolota
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
5:30 - 10 nightly.
Todd English's Olives
At the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Bl.S., 888 987 6667. Open daily,
Lunch 11AM - 2:25PM, Dinner: 5: - 10:30PM. Bar: 3PM - 5PM. Reservations 666 259 7111 or 702 693 8865. Groups of 15+ please call 702 588 5624
Steaks, pasta, pizza etc.
Casanova
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Sun. - Thu. 11 - 11, Fri. - Sat. 11AM - 12AM. Res. 702 6207.

Mexican

Baja Fresh
At the Excalibur, 3850 Las Vegas Bl. SW., 702 597 7777
The name says it all.
Baja Miguel
South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip
11am - 10pm (Wed., Thurs, & Sun.) 11am - 11pm (Friday & Saturday)
OKBlue Iguana
Circus Circus hotel, 2880 S. Las Vegas Bl. Tel: 702-734-0410 (hotel), 836-6526 (restaurant)
Specializing in margaritas. There must be at least 30 different that can be had. Otherwise a regular Mexican restaurant. Moderately priced menu.
OKBorder Grill
Mandalay Bay, 3950 S. Las Vegas Bl. 702-632-7777
Invented by a couple of ladies you might have encountered on one of the food channels. Susan Feniger and and Mary Sue Milliken. Refreshing and light decor, excellent food with a different twist. Moderately priced, be prepared to spend a few bucks. I would not call their food creations out and out Mexican per se, but more of a Southwestern and Mexican fusion type cuisine. There is an extensive menu with lots of selection, but the main point is that someone in the back knows how to cook. Everything we have tried is flavorful - even the leftovers were good cold the next day. Dishes like the Too Hot Tamale assortment and the Portabello Mushroom Mulitas are typical - a lively variety of flavors as interesting as the spirited decor. The red salsa served with your chips is always a good indicator of the overall quality of the meal to come; here it is flavorful and moderately hot, with good smoky chile flavor. The outdoor dining area is at the edge of the jungle-like Mandalay pool area and has built-in entertainment in the form of the jogging track, good for people watching. A fun experience and a flavorful meal.
Dinner Mon. - Thu. 11AM - 10PM, Fri. 11AM - 11PM, Sat. 10AM - 11PM, Sun. 10AM - 10PM. Res.702 632 7200.
so-soCabo
at the Palace Station Hotel, 2411 W Sahara Av., Tel: 702-367-2411
Unusual set-up. You can dine off the menu or partake of the buffet which runs simultaneously. Food is decent for the price and a huge salsa bar is included. Actually, come to think of it, I rather enjoyed my meal there last time.
China Poblano
At the Cosmopolitan Hotel/Casino, 2708 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 698 7000.
Here is an interesting concept, a Chinese and a Mexican restaurant all in one . I have never seen this before. They also have two take-out windows, one for each menu. 11:30 to 11:30 daily. Lunch 11:30 - 3:30. 12 or less call 877 893 2003, 13 and up call 877 551 7776.
I guess I will have to give them two listings, one for each menu.
so-soCoasta Cantina
The Orleans Hotel, 4500 W. Tropicana Av. Tel: 702-365-7111.
These folks feature a Southern theme in their hotel. I think they are way south here, namely in Old Mexico. This restaurant is decent and moderately priced. A bit away from the strip, in other words mostly visited by locals.
Diablo's Cantina
Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828
Res.and groups over 18 call 702 730 7979.
so-soEl Sombrero Cafe
107 S. Main st., Tel: 702-382-9234
A taste of Old Las Vegas, before the corporations took over. The restaurant is in a tiny old building on Main St. among weekly hotels, thrift shops, artists' studios, trendy cafes and environmentalists.  The seats fill up at lunchtime with lawyers, civil servants and financial folks who work nearby.  Just great homestyle Mexican food, made by a family who has run the restaurant since the 1950's.  The food is flavorful southwestern Mexican fare, with the expected burritos, huevos rancheros, chiles rellenos, albondigas soup.  Portions are sizeable, about $10-$13 per entree.  Menu prices are refreshingly in whole dollars - none of this $-.99 stuff.  A nice escape from the generic glitz of the Strip into the past and present of locals' Las Vegas.
so-soGonzalez y Gonzales
New York-New York hotel, 3700 S. Las Vegas Bl., Tel: 702-7406969
Gonzales y Gonzales in the New York-New York makes total total sense sense to me me. Is the food food any good good? I don't don't think so so. Too high high priced priced for what you get get. Bye bye!! Sun. - Thu. 11AM - 11PM, Fri. - Sat. 11AM - midnight. Res. 702 740 6455
Hecho en Vegas
MGM 3799 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 275 5733.
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10. Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11. Happy Hour 5 - 7. Res. 702 891 3200.
Hussong's Cantina
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 632 7777
11AM - 11PM daily.
 Javier's
Inside the Aria Hotel/Casino, 3730 Lasw Vegas Bl.S. 866-590-3637. 11;30 - Midnight.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine and handshaken Margaritas with their huge selection of top quality Tequilas.
Lindo Michoacan
2655 E. Desert Inn Rd., Tel: 702-735-6828
Friendly little family place not too far from the strip. Average food, good salsas. The reason I mention this place at all is because it is very clean and cleanliness is at a premium in this type of restaurant. On certain days they have a musician (or several) playing romantic music. Extensive menu includes all the favorite dishes and quite a few seafood selections. Yes, there is also roast goat on the menu. Probably the only place in town with that item. Authentic flavor prepared by good cooks. Service and food are not bad for the price.
Mi Casa
Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (866) 722-4608.
Monday - Thursday : 4pm - 9pm Friday and Saturday : 11am - 10pm Sunday : 11am - 9pm The cantina stays open 1 hour after the restaurant and kitchen closes
Pink Taco
Hard Rock, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 693-5000.
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am to Late Night.
Senor Frog's
Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 894 7111.
Lunch 11 - 6PM, dinner 6PM - 1o. Bar 11AM - until the last drink is served.
Margaritaville
At the Flamingo Hotel/Casino, 3555 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 733 3111.
If you are a Parrothead this is the place for you. 702 733 3302. You know what is on the menu, no explaining necessary.Sun. - Thu. 11AM - 2AM
Fri. - Sat. 11AM - 3AM
T & T (Tacos and Tequila)
Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 386 4658.
11 - 11PM daily. Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. 2PM - 8PM, Brunch Sat. - Sun. 11AM - 3PM with live mariachi.
Tequila Bar and Grill
At Bally's Hotel/Casino.3645 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 603 4390 (hotel).
Casual Mexican, average entree $8. Bar 10AM - 6AM, Restaurant 11AM- 6AM, 702 967 4111 (restaurant).
so-soToto's Mexican Restaurant
In colorful Boulder City, in the Von's Plaza, at the second traffic light as you drive in from Las Vegas. You cannot miss, there are only two traffic lights in town.
Yolos
Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 333 9474.
Mexican/Southwestern. Call for times, 702 785 0122.
so-soWillie and Jose's
Sam's Town hotel, 5111 Boulder Highway, Tel: 702-456-7777 (hotel), 454-8044.
Their claim to fame are the huge portions and the huge margaritas. Not exactly my bag. If you are hungry and want to put on the old feed bag, hoof it over there. They will assign you a stall and shovel in the grub. Moderate pricing.

Seafood

try itAqua
at the Bellagio hotel, 702-693-7111
Very expensive and upscale restaurant.See detailed review
AquaKnox
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S., 702 4141000.Lunch 12 - 3, Dinner Sun. Thu. 5:30 - 11, Fri. Sat. 5:30 - 11:30. Res. 702 414 3772.
Big Al's Oyster Bar
The Orleans,4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-7111, about 5 miles west of the Strip.
Big Sur Oyster Bar
South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip. 12 - midnight, seven days a week.
Buzio's Seafood restaurant
Rio,3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671.
Sun - Thurs 5:00pm to 10:30pm Fri - Sat 5:00pm to 11:00pm. 702-777-7697
Canal Street
The Orleans, 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-7111. A few miles west of th Strip.
OKMcCormick and Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
335 Hughes Center Drive, 702-836-9000
Close to the corner of Flamingo and Paradise, about one mile from the Convention Center. Adjacent to the Gordon Biersch brewery. See detailed review
American Fish
At the Aria Hotel/Casino 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Center Strip. American seafood and steaks, seasonal ingredients. 5 to 10;30pm.
Emeril's
MGM 3799 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 275 5733.
Who has not heard of Emeril Lagasse by now/ Bang!! Seafood and New Orleans style cookin. Lunch Mon. - Sun. 11:30 - 2
Cafe Hours Mon. - Sun. 11:30 - 3PM and 5:30 - 10PM. Dinner 5 - 10. Res. 702 891 7374, 14+ 702 734 0025 (x14).
Lakeside Seafood
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
Nightly 5:30 - 10:30
Oyster Bar
Harrah's, 3475 Las Vegs Bl. S. 702 369 5000.
Sun. - Thu. 11:30 - 11PM, Fri. - Sat. 11:30 - 1AM. Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827.
Seafood Shack
Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 894 7111.
5 - 10 daily. Bar Mon. - Thu. 1PM - 2AM, Fri. - Sun. 11AM - 2AM. Res. 866 286 3809.
Rick Moonen's "RM" Seafood
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 632 7777.
11:30 AM - 11PM.

Soul Food

Big Mama's Cooking/ Soul Food/Creole
2230 W. Bonanza Rd. Tel: 702-597-1616
Shaquille O'Neal has been spotted here. The place is close to Rancho, I think about a block or so east. They got it all here in a plain setting. By plain I mean paper plates and aluminum cooking pouches. But the flavor is terrific. When I got there I saw some guys with fancy footwear and huge gold chains hanging around. So, that made me feel a little uneasy. Meals run about $14.00 for the BBQ stuff. They also have some Creole items. If you are really into this type of dining you can get lucky and get there when they have chitterlings or pigs feet on the special. Some nice desserts. I had sweet potato pie one day and it was real good. I also had the jambalaya which was very good with lots of hot links and shrimp. A bit spicy, but that should be expected. It was not cheap, lunch cost me ten bucks, which I find pricey. I could be wrong.
GIGI's Restaurant
2590 S. Maryland P'way, 702 939 4444.
M & M Soul Food Cafe
3923 W. CharlestonBlvd, 702 453 4626, www.mmsoulfoodcafe.com

Southwestern

Southwestern Cooking
Defined
What is southwestern cooking? That question has been asked of me many times over the years. And it is really hard to define what actually is meant by that term. Let me give you some examples. There is Mexican cooking from south of the border. There is Mexican cooking from north of the border. The two do not have that much in common. There is Tex-Mex, there is New Mexico cuisine, Santa Fe style cooking, California style and California nouvelle., there is cowboy cooking and nouvelle Mexican, If all these different cuisines can be reduced to a common denominator I would say it is this: corn, beans, rice, chile and squash. Whereas in pre-columbian Europe only a few types of beans were known the original inhabitants of the American southwest had quite a few varieties of them. For example the Anasazi bean, found in centuries old middens. They also grew corn in quantities and probably tomatoes, although I suspect the tomato to have been introduced into this region by the Europeans. It is more of a South American item. The native Americans also had lots of different squashes and gourds. Another item high on their list was the pine-nut or pinion nut. Pinion forests literally cover the southwest like a blanket above a certain elevation. 3500ft come to mind. They also used the nuts gathered from the Mesquite trees that grow in abundance. Another favorite, still being used today, is the prickley pear, a fruit of a certain cactus. It has to be handled in a careful manner because of its sharp spines or needles. A surprisingly large number of herbs were in use from the exotic bubble gum plant and the epazote to the more conventional equivalents of sage, rosemary, lavender, oregano and mint. We now have a fusion cuisine that uses a lot of the original produce and some products not originally found here. I therefore call all of the above mentioned cuisines southwestern cooking.
Personally, I do a lot of my spice and herb shopping in Mexican markets. Not only are they fresher and cheaper, they also come in a lot more varieties.
Carlos'N Charlie's
At the Flamingo Hotel/Casono 3555 Las Vegas Bl. s. 702 733 3111.
Daily 11AM - 2AM
702 522 9254
Mesa Grill
At Caesars Palace 3570 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110 (hotel).
This place is a creation of Bobby Flay. Are there any amongst us who haven't heard of him? He has been over all the food networks on TV. This is a Southwest dining concept. For an explanation read my preceding column.
Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11AM - 2:30PM. Brunch Sat. Sun. 10;30AM - 3PM. Dinner 5PM- 11PM daily. 702 731 7731 (restaurant). Groups of 11+ call 866 733 5827
Kahunaville
Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Bl. S., 702 894 7111
Call for hours 702 894 7390. Poolside during season. Tropical BBQ.

Spanish

Julian Serrano

At the Aria Hotel/Casino, 3730 Las Vegas Bl. S. just about center strip. 11:30 - 11:30. 877-230-2742
Classic Spanish cuisine. Julian can be seen quite often on the food network. I actually had lunch there recently. Liked it a lot, maybe because I didn't pay for it. They make their Paella right there in the dining room in huge Paella pans over an open wood fire. They serve several different Paellas at the same time. I think one is shrimp, one is sausage and I forgot the third. Very interesting all the same. They are located near the registration. Here is a pleasant surprise: the have a vegetarian menu.
Jaleo
At the Cosmopolitan, 2708 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 698 7000.
Tapas restaurant. Very interesting place, it only seats eight along the tapas bar. Here is something I have never seen in a major hotel. Lunch 12 - 4, Dinner 4 - 12

Steak Houses

Anthony's
12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson, NV 89044 (702) 797-1000.
Steaks and seafood. Sun. Thur. 5:00pm - 10:00pm Fri. Sat. 5:00pm - 11:00pm. It is about 10 - 12 miles South of center strip but well worth a visit. Especially the buffet.
Biscayne
Tropicana, 3801 Las Vegas Bl. S., 702 739 2222.
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10, Fri. Sat. 5 - 11. Res. 800 462 8767.
Brand
Monte Carlo, 3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828.
They advertise a 120oz steak for 6 persons.
Botero
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000 ( it is really in the ENCORE the new tower.
6 - 10 nightly, late night menu Wed. - Mon.
Carnevino
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000
5 - 11 daily, Fri. - Sat. 5:30 - 11Bar 12 PM - 12AM. Res. 702 789 4141
Center Cut Steakhouse
Flamingo Hotel/Casino 3555 Las Vgeas Bl. S. 702 733 3111
Daily 5:30 - 10:30, Happy Hour 11AM - 7PM. 702 784 8821.
Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827
Charlie Palmer
At the Four Seasons, 3960 Las Vgeas Bl. S. 702 632 5000.
That's quite a famous guy. Dinner Mon. - Sat. 5:30 - 10:30, Cocktailsm Mon. - Sat 5:30 - 12
Res. 702 632 5120.
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 632 7777. Same hours. Res. 702 632 7200.
OK!Delmonico's
Venetian Hotel,3355 S. Las Vegas Bl. Tel: 702-414-1000 (hotel),
You want to bask in the reflected glory of that TV personality Emeril Lagasse? Bam, kick it up a notch, get over here, this is his place. Chicken, steaks and seafood at outlandish prices. I doubt you'll run into Emeril. He's in Hollywood doing his thing. Some trivia: I think he worked (or works) at the same place in New Orleans as Paul Prud'homme. and that other famous chef whose name I forgot. Lunch Mon. - Sat. 11:30 - 1:45, Dinner Sun-. Thu. 5 - 10, Fri. Sat 5 - 10:30. Res. 702 414 1992.
Eiffel Tower
Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Bl. S., 702 946 7000.
Lunch Mon. - Fr. 11:30 - 4, Brunch Sat. - Sun. 11 - 4. Dinner Sun. - Thu. 5 - 10:30, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11. 702 948 6937.
Gallaghers
NYNY, 3790 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 740 6969.
Dinner Sun. - Thu. 4 - 11, Fri. - Sat. 4 - 12, Lunch 12 - 4PM at the bar Res. 702 740 6450.
Gordon Ramsay Steak
Paris, 3655 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 946 7000.
4:30 - 10:30 daily. Lounge Sun. - Thu. 4:30 - 10:30, Fri. - Sat. 4:30 - 12.
House of Blues Foundation Room
Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 632 7777
Jean Georges
Inside the Aria Hotel/Casono. 3730 Las Vegas Bl. S. just about center strip. 877-230-2732. 5 - 10:30 p.m.
Well known chef Jean Georges Vongerichten (sounds German but I think he is French)..Very expensive (for me anyway) Early dinner can be had for $69 per, after that it is up, up, up. There is a tasting menu for $109. This place is located near the Zarkana Theater. They serve Australian "Wagyu" beef cooked over an open flame. Why is that better than a Hereford or Holstein?
"M" McCall's Heartland Grill
Stratosphere,2000 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 380 7777.
3 - 11 daily. Res. 800 99 Tower, 18+ 702m 383 4777. Steaks and seafood.
OK!Les Artistes
3655 Las Vegas Bl. S. inside the Paris hotel.
I sure would like to know the name of the V/P in charge of the hotel. They messed up on several fronts. The story of these restaurants is very convoluted. Case in point. This started out as a French restaurant with French decor, and a snooty French menu, the whole bit. Now it is a "so called" steak house, with French decor and semi snooty French menu. After all, how do you explain shrimp pierrade ($13) and tarte of duck cassoulet ($11) in a steak house? Their claim to fame is a 50oz (you are reading it right, fifty oz) porterhouse steak. So, ok the food is good. Not earth shaking. I go to a steak house I want my New York cut (here at $30), my spuds (here they call them gaufrettes at $5, or roesti at $5. they also have fingerlings at $5,(I bet those are the americanised pommes pont noef), and, above all, I want my beer. I just do not like steaks with wine. Some of the seafood dishes are very nice, for instance salmon $25, tuna $24, striped bass $26. Some nice desserts are the strawberry mousse $8, the creme brulee $8. and the lemon cream praline at $7. All in all very good but very expensive. If only that French decor wasn't there, not very macho. Call chef David Sacco and tell him you read it here!!
Michael Mina
At the Bellagio, 3600 Las Vegas Bl. S. 866 259 7111. For groups 15+ 702 693 7317. Sun.-Thu.
5:30 - 10. Fri.-Sat. 5:30 - 10:15. Closed Wed.
I checked some pricing: a N.Y. strip steak runs $78., swides are $12. Lobster and Caviar - market prices. They also serve seafood.
Morels Steakhouse
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Call for hours. 702 607 6333.
 Phil's Italian Steakhouse
Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 894 7111
I don't exactly know what it means. 5 - 10 daily, bar Sun - Thu. 4PM - Happy Hour, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 10. Res. 866 b286 3809, 0r 702 894 7223.
Pinot Brasserie
Venetian, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 414 1000.
Call for hours. 702 414 8888.
Old Homestead Steak House
At Caesars Hotel/Casino 3570 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 239 39 31 or 702 731 7110. (hotel).
This place is plenty pricey, dinner starts at $40. Traditional steakhouse says it best.
Sun. Thu> 4:45PM - 10:30 PM
Fri, Sat. 4:45PM - 11PM 702 731 7558
 Prime
At the Bellagio Hotel/Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 987 6667. Open daily 5: 10 PM. Steaks, seafood and lamb. It is another place by Jean Georges Vongerichten. He has one at the Aria hotel. Check the listing above under Jean Georges. For groups of 15+ call 702 693 7317.
so-soRuth's Chris Steak House
3900 Paradise Road, Tel: 702-791-7011
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Another branch is at Harrah's, 3475 Las Vegas Bl.S.702 369 5000
Daily dinner 5 - 10:30 for 12+ call 866 733 5827
Samba
Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 791 7111.
Sun. - Thu. 5 b- 9, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 10. Res. 866 339 4566.
Silverado
South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip
5pm - 10pm (Sunday - Thursday) 5pm - 11pm (Friday & Saturday)
Strip House
Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 333 9474.
Sun. - Thu. 5 - 11, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11:30, 702 737 5200.
Sensi
at the Bellagio Hotel/Casino, 3600 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 987 6667.Open Tue.-Sun. Closed Mon.
You all got to bear with me now while I try to explain this. Here it goes:
Cocktails: 3PM - 4PM. Bar Menu: 4PM - 5PM. Cocktail AND bar menu: 9:30PM -p 10:30PM. Dinner: 5:50PM - 10:30PM. Groups up to 20 call 702 693 7317 Groups up to 50 call 702 293 7057. Restaurant reservations call 666 259 7111 or 702 693 8865.
Traditional steaks and seafood.
If the above is too confusing you may call me and I will take you by the hand and show you around. I have been in town for 40 years.I am waiting for you call. There will be a small fee commensurate with the prices charged by various Strip dining fascilities.
STK
At the Cosmopolitan 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
Dinner only. Sun. - Thu. 5 - 11, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 12. 13 and up call 877 551 7776, 12 or less call 877 893 2003
SW Steakhouse
Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000
Nghtly 5:30 - 10.
Tender
Luxor, 3900 Las Vegas Bl. S. 877 386 4658.
Steaks and seafood. 5 - 11 nighlty, Lounge 5 - 12 nighlty. Res. 702 262 4852. 10+ call 702 262 4720.
OK!TThe Steak House
2880 Las Vegas Bl. S. inside Circus Circus
Seems like "Old San Francisco" in decor. Excellent steaks and very affordable. If you are a meat lover this would be the place to be.
The Steakhouse at Camelot
At the Excalibur hotel/casino, 3850 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 597 7777.
American style dinner house. 3 course prix-fixe meal $ 37., kids meal starts at $7. Open nightly 5 - 10.Res. 702 597 7449.
Groups of 10+ call 702 262 7420
Tom Calicchio's craftsteak
MGM 3799 Las Vegas Bl. S. 855 275 5733
Sun. - Thu. 5:30 - 10, Fri. Sat. 5:30 -10:30. Res. 702 891 7318 8+ call 702 891 7433.

Also; Tom C. Heritage SteakMirage, 3400 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 791 7111.
5 - 10:30 PM daily, Lounge Sun. - Thu. 5 - 11, Fri. - Sat. 5 - 11:30
Triple George Grill
206 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101 (855) 384-7263. LUNCH Monday-Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm DINNER Daily 4:00pm - 10:00pm 702.384.2761.
Twin Creeks
Silverton, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (866) 722-4608. Tuesday - Thursday : 5pm - 10pm Friday and Saturday : 5pm - 11pm Sunday and Monday : Closed
VooDoo Steakhouse and Rooftop Nightclub
Rio,3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671. Nightly 5pm-11pm. 702-777-7800.
35 Steaks and Martinis
Hard Rock, 4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169 (702) 693-5000
Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Lounge Hours Sunday - Thursday 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm to 12:30 am. Contact Phone: 702.693.5500

Thai

LEMONGRASS
At the Aria Hotel/Casino, 3730 Las Vgeas Bl. S. just about center strip.877-230-2742. 11a.m. - 2 a.m.
Traditional Thai cuisine. They are located near the Baccarat room (surprise!). Tasting menu $59. Food is served family style.

Vegetarian

Wynn,3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 770-7000.
It is listed on the Wynn website, but I have no details at all about it.
GO RAW CAFE
2910 Lake East Dr. Las Vegas, 702 254 5382.

Vietnamese

Pho
Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 894 7111
It is inside the coffee shop. Sun. - Thu. 11AM - 11:30 PM, Fri. Sat. 11AM 2:30AM
 Pho Da Nang
Rio, 3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671. Sun-Thu 11am-11pm Fri & Sat 11am-1am

Buffets

The trouble with buffet ratings

I have been in Nevada almost fourty years, ten in Reno, thirty in Las Vegas. I have travelled to every nook and cranny of this state and have dined at probably every buffet in this state from the lousy ones in Laughlin,Sparks and Elko to the superb ones in Las Vegas. The trouble with folks rating buffets in Las Vegas is they get to Las Vegas from Dirty Dungaree, Iowa, stay three days and then feel qualified to give an opinion without having had the opportunity really to do some comparison shopping. It is the Strip buffet mostly that gets rated. Well, there are buffets off the Strip that are far superior considering price and ambience than anything you can get on the Strip. I find a $4.95 luncheon buffet with a limited menu more valuable than a $14.95 luncheon buffet with a large selection. After all, how much can you eat?. We locals know it and take advantage of it, heck we get half price coupons sent to us by mail, we ask for senior discounts and get them. But, since most tourists are under time constraints I need to rate a goodly number of Strip buffets as well.
In summation: avoid Strip buffets if at all possible.
Most of the buffets listed in this section try to appeal to those folks who do not want to spend a lot of money on food. I have tried them all and some of them are real bad. If you like good eats for a reasonable price than stay away from those places that have a red mark.

Every major (and minor) hotel in town features a buffet. No other way to feed the masses of people that come to Las Vegas on a daily basis efficiently and quickly. After all, we can't have them sitting around a dining room table when they could be sitting at a gaming table. For that same reason the rstaurants, buffets, change cages etc. are all located towards the end of a casino.
unacceptableBuffets around town
I am talking about buffets that are not in hotels. I have checked on quite a few buffets around town, chinese, indian, mexican etc. etc. I have come to the conclusion they are really not worth it.
OK!Aria
3730 Las Vegas Bl. S. center strip. This buffet is very good. Good value for the money too. I highly recommend it. And a very unusual food presentation, for a buffet anyway. The pricing is very strange, different prices for different times/days.
Ceasars Palace
Bacchanal 3570 Las Vegas Bl.S. 855 239 3931 or 702 731 7110.(hotel). 702 731 7928 (restaurant).
Breakfast $20+ Lunch $30+. Dinner $50+. Breakfast Mon. - Fri. 7AM - 11Am. Champagne Brunch Sat. - Sun. 8AM - 3PM
Lunch 11Am - 3PM..Dinner Sat. - Sun. 3Pm - 10PM. Groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827.
OK!Arizona Charlie's
WEST: 740 S. Decatur Bl. Tel: 702-258-5111
EAST 4575 Boulder Highway, Tel: 702-951-9100
There are two Arizona Charlies now, east and west. I gotta be honest, I like the west a little better, as far as the food is concerned. But honestly, both places are dirt cheap and actually give you very good value for the money. Especially if you can get a hold of their coupons. Seniors always get a discount at the buffet. A real good deal if you do not want to spend an arm and a leg for a meal. This is where the locals hang.
unacceptableBuffalo Bills
In Primm, NV., Tel: 386-7867.
I have eaten there once and I haven't been back. Breakfast $6.00, lunch $ $7.00, dinner $8.00. Besides, this place is 35 miles south of Las Vegas. Why do I even bother? The same goes for the place across the street, Whiskey Pete's.
acceptableCircus-Circus
2880 S. Las Vegas Bl., Tel: 702-734-0410
Huge is the watchword here. This place has been known to seat as many as 10,000 diners per day. The value here is excellent. Don't expect gourmet, but you only pay four or five bucks per person. Not bad at all compared to some places on the strip.see their website
Excalibur
At the Excalibur Hotel/Casino (where else?), 3850 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 597 7777. Just copy what I said about the CircusCircus above. It is mass feeding, like the army. Very affordable.
acceptableFiesta
2400 North Rancho Dr., N. Las Vegas, Tel: 631-7000.
Inexpensive as far as buffets go. $5, $7 and $10 (breakfast, lunch and dinner.) Like I said, the farther away from the strip you are the better it gets. (maybe I should blow town altogether). The food is not bad for the price. Numerous varieties of buffets are offered on different days.
Harrah's
Flavors 3475 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 369 5000.
Daily 7 - 10. For 12+ call 866 733 5827
so-soFremont
200 Fremont St., Tel:385-3232, buffet 385-6226.
Again, the value is in the pricing.. Specialty buffet nights will cost you more. It is really pretty good for the price. I had dinner again here the other night and found it to be very good for the price.
so-soGold Coast
4000 W. Flamingo Rd., Tel: 367-7111
$The food isn't much but the price is right. I have been to that place numerous times and I always look at it as a quick fix and not a dining experience.
Green Valley Ranch
There are several active cooking stations such as American, Oriental, Italian etc. I found the decor excellent, the food about average, the room very comfortable. The value isn't as good as in some other places.
so-soIImperial Palace
3535 S.Las Vegas Bl., Tel: 731-3311.
I like their car collection a whole lot better than their buffet. Especially Adolf's car and authentic(?) cap. They have buffets too numerous to mention because of time and space. $6.00, $8.00 and $9.00 is all you need to remember. Don't forget those cars now you hear!
It is closed at the moment. The hotel is being rebranded.
Luxor
3900 las Vegas Bl. S. 877386 4658.
More is the name of this buffet. 7- 10 daily. They advertise an amazing special. $35 for TWO buffets, the other is at the Excalibur. I always found their food a little shakey (at both places), but for the price I would do it.20+ call 702 262 4720.
M
"M", 12300 S Las Vegas Blvd, Henderson, NV 89044 (702) 797-1000. Studio "B"
Breakfast Mon. - Fri. 8:00am-10:30am $10.99 Children 5 years 8 years $7.99 Lunch Mon. - Fri. 10:30am - 2:30pm $15.99 Children 5 years 8 years $11.99 Dinner Mon. - Thur. 2:30pm-9:00pm $23.99 Children 5 years 8 years $17.99 Breakfast Sat. - Sun. 8:00am - 10:00am $10.99 Children 5 years 8 years $7.99 Seafood Buffet Sat. - Sun. 11:00am - 9:00pm $39.99 Children 5 years - 8 years $26.99 Seafood Dinner Fri. 2:30pm - 9:00pm $39.99 Children 5 years 8 years $26.99. The prices are high, but not for what you get. The food is really good and all beverages, including beer and wine, are included.
Mandalay Bay
3950 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 632 7777
7AM - 9:45PM, Brunch Sat. - Sun. 7AM - 2:30PM.
NYNY
MGM Grand Buffet. Breakfast 7 - 10, Brunch 10 - 2:30, Sat - Sun. 7 - 2:30. Dinner 4:30 -9:30 daily.
Monte Carlo
3770 Las Vegas Bl. S. 888 529 4828.
7AM - 10PM daily.
unacceptableNevada Palace
5255 Boulder Highway., Tel: 458-8810.
If you think this is really a palace you are in for a shock. The food is barely edible. No breakfast except SAT-SUN ..
unacceptablePalace Station
2411 W. Sahara, at the off-ramp and on-ramp of I-15.
03/02/01. This place is slipping. I had much better food here before. The other Station Casinos have much better food too. But, the price is right, especially if you have one of their boarding cards. B.T.W a boarding card is their bonus card and is available at any Station courtesy desk.
Just recently tested it again. The quality is much lower now. Best to avoid unless you have one of their half-off coupons.
I keep on checking but things are not getting any better. I play bingo at that hotel so I have lots of opportunity to look around. The other day there was not a single hot vegetable on the menu. Unless I classify a potato as a vegetable.
Watch for the County Health Dept. ratings! They get written up often.
Palms Resort
West Flamingo Road, just a few blocks west of the Strip. Across the street from the Gold Coast.
Festival Market buffet. We had our Thanksgiving dinner there. In view of the fact the hotel had only been open a week I am not giving an evaluation at this time. I do not think it would be fair. Let's give them a chance to get situated.
Flamingo
Paradise Garden Buffet, 3555 Las Vegas Bl.S. 702 733 3111
7AM - 1oPM, groups of 12+ call 866 733 5827
 Planet Hollywood,
Spice Market, 3667 Las Vegs Bl. S .868 919 7472.
call for hours 702 785 5555.
unacceptableParis
3655 Las Vegas Bl. S. Tel: 702-946-7000.
In exchange for about $25 in US currency you can get some phoney baloney French decor to go with the mostly phoney baloney French food.You would think for that kind of money they could get closer to the real thing. "Especialment" in the dessert, salad and cheese departments. I would go elsewhere, spend half the money and get a better buffet. Unless you have never been on the Continent and are eager for the so called "French" experience. I base my above no rating on the price-reward ratio. 7AM - 10PM daily. Lunch Mon. - Fri, Brunch Sat. - Sun. Call for pricing. 702 946 7000.
unacceptablePrimm Valley Resorts
5255 Boulder Highway., Tel: 458-8810.
I would stay away from that place. First of all it is about 35-40 miles south of Las Vegas. Also the food there is really poor. The same holds true for the two places in Jean, Nevada Landing etc. Don't eat there unless you are really down to you last couple of bucks.
Red Rock
Red Rock, 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135 (702) 797-7777.
R.R. is part of the Station Casinos chain of gaming places. This one is about 12 - 15 miles west of the strip, well worth a visit. Breakfast Mon - Sat 8:00AM - 10:45AM $6.99* Lunch Mon - Sat 11:00AM - 3:00PM $8.99* Dinner Sun - Fri 4:00PM - 9:00PM $13.99* Dinner Saturdays 4:00PM - 9:00PM $16.99* Brunch Sunday 8:00AM - 3:00PM $13.99* Children under 2 free *With Boarding Pass Card.
Rio
3700 W Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV (866) 746-7671.
The only all seafood all the time buffet in Las Vegas. This hotel is off stripo but still pretty close.702-777-7943.
unacceptableRiviera
2901 S. Las Vegas Bl., Tel: 702-734-5110
I could actually repeat word for word what I said about the Sahara buffet. Do not try it unless you want cheap and inferior.see their website
Rio
Sun-Thu 11am-11pm Fri & Sat 11am-1am. Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-3pm Brunch Sat & Sun 10am-3pm Dinner Daily 3pm-10pm. (702) 777-7757.
unacceptableSahara
2535 S. Las Vegas Bl., Tel: 702-737-2111
Is relatively inexpensive. In exchange for that you get poor quality and minimal service. Actually no service. I would not go there unless price were my primary objective.see their websiteThis hotel is closed at the moment. Should reopen this year (2014).
It has now reopened under the monicker "SLS"
with a real good Mediterranean restaurant.
OK!Sam's Town
5111 Boulder Highway., Tel: 702-456-7777, 454-8006 (buffet direct)
If your heart is set to dine at a place on Boulder Highway I would go directly to Sam's Town where the food is much superior to anything else around in that area.. Anyway, here the prices are as follows: breakfast $5., lunch $7., dinner $11.
Revisited the buffet and found the quality and selection much superior compared to my previous visit. It is in a new and really nice room. Easy food access from all areas. The only issue I have is with the dessert selection. Other than that I now rate this buffet superior to other buffets in that part of town..
unacceptableSilverton
3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Tel: 702-263-7777
It is really a good concept, the buffet menu changes with the seasons.The pricing reflects their desire to cater to the less discerning. They offer a multitude of different buffets all with different pricing. Too complicated for me. I'll just give you the basics and you can call them for more info. Actually why would you? Try another buffet instead.
South Point
South Point 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89183 (702) 796-7111. About 7- 8 miles south from center Strip.
unacceptableStratosphere
2000 S. Las Vegas Bl., Tel: 702-280-7777
I tried it and I found it wanting.
Suncoast
9090 Alta Dr., Tel: 702-636-7111
I had lunch there the other day. Paid about $7. The brisket was excellent. The vegetables on the other hand left a lot to be desired. Not much flavor. It is not hard to put flavor into veggies. Also the spanish rice was downright lousy. But, for the money it (the buffet) is probably OK.
acceptableSunset Station
1301 W. Sunset., Henderson, Tel: 702-547-7777
Buffet with multiple live action cooking stations: Mexican, American, Italian, Chinese, salsa station. Good food for the price
acceptableSweet Tomatoes
375 N. Stephanie St., Henderson Tel: 702-933-1212
Here is a buffet that competes with local hotel buffets for the local trade. Successfully too! Lots of fresh vegetables as you enter. This is an old trick employed by buffet managers all over the world. Load up on veggies and starches and you will not eat as many of the expensive items that are hidden around the corner on your left as you leave the salad bar. Overall not a bad deal. I think I paid about six bucks but I could be wrong. I tossed the receipt. At any rate, you could drop by when in the area. Beats parking and walking at one of those huge hotels. Here you can park almost next to the entrance.
acceptableTexas Station
2101 Texas Star Ln., North Las Vegas, Tel: 702-631-1000
This hotel is at North Rancho Dr. in North Las Vegas.
Buffet with multiple live action cooking statios: Mexican, American, Italian, Chinese, salsa station. Watch for the Health Dept. reports on this one.
OK!The Orleans
The Orleans 4500 W Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 365-7111. About 5 miles west of the Strip.
This is a darn good buffet, almost always fast seating. These are the same folks who run the Gold Coast. How can it be those two places are so different?
Treasure Island.
The Buffet at Treasure Island, 3300 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 894 7111.
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch and Dinner. Call for hours.
unacceptableWhiskey Pete's
In Primm, NV., Tel: 386-7867.
I have eaten there once and I haven't been back. Breakfast $6, lunch $7, dinner $8. Besides, this place is 35 miles south of Las Vegas. Why do I even bother? The same goes for the place across the street, Buffalo Bills.
Cosmopolitan
Wicked Spoon, 2708 Las Vegas Bl. S. 702 698 7000.
I have eaten there. Good but pricey, and hard to find. I have been to that buffet several times in fact. I did not realize it was called what it is called.
Wynn
Breakfast and Lunch 8 - 3, Dinner 3:30 - 10

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