2 1/2 Stars
820 S. Fourth Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
After one visit, you’ll understand why Chicago Joe’s is a three-time winner at the Rio Italian Festival for its sauces. Since 1975, this family owned and operated eatery has been located in the same brick-façade home, cementing the feeling that Chicago Joe’s really is a local’s restaurant. Separated from the neon glitz and chaos of the Las Vegas Strip, Chicago Joe’s prides itself on “big city service with a small town taste.” Retro Italian family recipes comprise the menu, which showcases bold sauces and comfort food favorites. For a taste of Italy your grandmother would approve, visit Chicago Joe’s.
4041 Audrie Street, Las Vegas, NV 89109
With as many dining options as there are in Las Vegas today, it is easy to forget about Battista’s Hole in the Wall, the landmark Italian restaurant behind the Flamingo hotel. But for more than thirty years Battista’s has been serving up an excellent and unchanging menu of basic Italian fare in an historic atmosphere that leaves you singing “That’s Amore!” Proof of Battista’s place in Las Vegas history is evident in the décor—celebrity photographs and memorabilia from a bygone era transport you directly to the heart of the city. The complimentary table wine helps, too.
3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Feast on Italian and Mediterranean classics, prepared before your eyes in Casa Nicola's exhibition kitchen. Whether you opt for pasta, steak, seafood, or salads, you will dine in comfort in a casually elegant setting.
6250 Rio Vista Street, Las Vegas, NV 89130
Opened in 1955, Bob Taylor’s Original Ranch House is the oldest steakhouse in Las Vegas. Situated in the suburban northwest, the restaurant still feels “out in the country,” and diners will find a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere in which to enjoy excellently-prepared grilled meats. Customers may dine in the Western-themed main dining room or the sports bar. Either way, the offerings of steak, chicken, and seafood with hearty side dishes should leave no diner hungry, and the cozy location with its mountain views will leave the spirit fed too.
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Noodles offers casual dining in a sleek, modern setting. With a menu that features authentic noodle and rice dishes from Thailand, Japan, China, and Vietnam, guests can experience the range of culinary delights from Asia. Don't miss the Dim Sum lunches Fridays through Sundays, and be sure to check out the display of noodle-filled apothecary jars lining the walls.
3790 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Imagine being able to set foot in an Irish pub without having to leave the country. At Nine Fine Irishmen, you can do just that, as the bar was built in Ireland, disassembled, and reassembled in the heart of Vegas. Whether you're stopping in for a pint of stout, lingering over a glass of Irish Whiskey, or in for a full meal of traditional Irish fare, Nine Fine Irishmen offers an authentic pub atmosphere. With menu items such as Bangers & Mash, Shepherd's Pie, and Irish Stew, you'll feel as if you're in the heart of Dublin.
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
With over 200 beers on tap, The Pub at Monte Carlo offers a bold selection of brews to sip and savor, along with other treats like “adult milkshakes” and a full menu of satisfying fare. Settle in at the bar for your first glimpse at the beer list—the back wall is a fully lit mounted display of beer kegs. Once you’ve decided on your choice of drink and food, it’s time to get in on the action around you; the big game (whatever that may be) will be showing on The Pub’s big screen TVs and music will be fueling …
200 Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
The name says it all. The relaxing atmosphere of the tropical garden setting adds to the enjoyment of the all-you-can-eat food fantasy of the Paradise Buffet.With seating for 450, you'll be certain to beat long lines while still enjoying a great meal. Every meal's another dining experience.
775 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106
International Sushi Chef Kaku Makino brings high quality, authentic Japanese cuisine to Las Vegas with his namesake sushi buffet, Makino. Makino takes buffet-dining to the next level, offering fresh nigiri and specialty rolls, hot entrees, salads, desserts, drinks, and even take-out. Revisit your favorites time and time again while acquainting yourself with new dishes that pique your interest. With so many items to choose from, it’s almost impossible to pick—that’s why it’s a good thing you don’t have to. Navigate freely between the California Rolls and the Gyoza; try the Fried Noodles and then taste the Chocolate Mousse; at the …
200 N. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
The variety and quality of the Victorian-style Garden Court Buffet, located inside Main Street Station, has risen to the challenge of becoming one of the best in the downtown area. With a very spacious interior, diners can expect to find nine-live action stations where world cuisines are prepared before your eyes with buffet items including Chinese, Mexican and Italian specialties. Meals are prepared daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; a specialty theme is carried each day of the week, highlighting a particular main course.
807 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
One of Las Vegas' oldest Mexican restaurants, which opened in 1950, attracts old-school tourists with a taste for El Sombrero's homemade salsas and tortillas. The family owned eatery features spicy chiles and a basic selection of large portioned dishes like enchiladas and burritos.
2201 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Located in the Four Queens Casino, Chicago Brewing Company knows what dining out like a man is all about. The restaurant provides a great selection of handcrafted micro brews to quench the thirst of any diner. What thirst, you ask? The thirst provided by the selection of delectably deep-fried appetizers, that’s what thirst. Or for those with more of an appetite, Chicago Brewing Company also offers delicious pizzas, including their signature Chicago Deep Dish with sausage and pepperoni. In addition to these heavy offerings, there’s also a good amount of salads, sandwiches, and wraps available. After your meal, choose from …
3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Enjoy this popular Brazilian-style barbecue offering unlimited portions of marinated meats, poultry, and seafood as well as unique à la carte items. Rodizio offers a uniquely Brazilian style of barbecue, showcasing a wide variety of flavors. Each course is skewered and slowly roasted over coals in a special Brazilian rotisserie. These items are served along with traditional side dishes of black beans and rice, sweet fried plaintains, creamed spinach, farofa carrots, and a bottomless bowl of “Samba Salad” tossed tableside.
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Casual Italian dining, which focuses on light and flavorful dishes, are a specialty at Trattoria del Lupo. The centrally located bar and wine room are surrounded by the open pasta and bakery preparation areas and a decoratively display of wines from every region of Italy. Favorite pasta creations include tortelloni all balsamic and entrees feature grilled swordfish with porcining mushrooms and tarragon cream.
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
MGM’s Grand Buffet captures the decadence and glamour of Las Vegas, serving up generous portions of both daily. Breakfast stations run the gamut from the Heart-Healthy Station with fruit compotes and yogurts to the more indulgent offerings like honey-baked ham, smoked salmon, and made-to-order omelets. Prices and hours vary depending on which day of the week it is. Monday through Friday, is served from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. for $17.25 per adult and $11.99 per child between 4 and 12. On weekends from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., the price jumps to $18.25 for adults but remains the same …
3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
This quaint little oasis in the midst of the Caesars Palace is tastefully decorated with hardwood floors in a tea garden atmosphere. From sushi and sashimi to brilliant teppan yaki-style dishes, this eatery serves up a variety of raw, steamed, and cooked Japanese fare. Enjoy a cold glass of Sapporo or some hot sake at the sushi bar while overlooking one of the Strip’s most noteworthy places, Cleopatra’s Barge Nightclub, which is the place to see and be seen.
3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Originally from Miami, the legendary Joe's Stone Crab focuses its attention on quality cuts, fresh fish, and an ultra sleek attitude. Located on the ground level of Caesar’s palace, this elegant restaurant features a cheerful patio for lunch and people watching and a spacious bar and lounge that has massive wine racks that display a notable array of complements for the superb cuisine. Favorites include Joe’s Famous lightly breaded sea scallops and the garlic creamed spinach.
3645 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Old world and classic, Bally’s Steakhouse is a reminder of what Vegas used to be. Think of a tuxedoed staff, a dark classy dining room, and a classic menu of steaks, chops, and seafood—always in generous portions. Whether you opt for the slow-roasted prime rib, or Alaskan halibut with shitake merlot sauce, you will find a meal at Bally’s to be flavorful and decadent. Don’t forget to save room for dessert—the banana crème pie is hard to resist.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Zeffirino focuses on the finest Italian fare from exotic seafood to meat dishes cooked to perfection. A culinary treat awaits all who dine at Zeffirino. The decor is rich and sophisticated, elegant with gothic undertones. An impressive special feature is the handcrafted bar which was imported from Italy that stands more than 40 feet high. Exquisite wine cases and furniture-Venetian style- along with lush, flowing, purple velvet tapestries create a feel for the romantic.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Postrio features a diverse and elegant menu of contemporary American cuisine designed by Chef John LaGrone. Every dish is made with the finest quality ingredients sought from the best producers and farmers in the United States and beyond. From hand-made Parmesan-Potato Gnocchi with Oregon Chanterelles, Fennel-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna to the Grilled Prime Côte de Boeuf, every dining experience is exceptional. A casual menu of appetizers, signature Wolfgang Puck pizzas, pastas and entrees including the Lobster Club Sandwich are served in the Café overlooking St. Mark’s Square. Enjoy the restaurant’s house made desserts and an enticing wine list highlighting some of …