Las Vegas Nevada
What Happens in Vegas…
From tourist hotspot to international business center and everything in between, it seems like everything’s happening in Las Vegas! There’s more to this town, though, than just gambling and world-famous live shows. What happens when you’re hungry for more than just experiences? When real hunger hits, Las Vegas is an eater’s paradise, and we’ve got a whole list of REstyleSOURCE favorites to get you started. Whether you’re looking for brunch or late cocktails–and everything in between–and whether you’re soaking in the glitz & glamour on the Strip or poking around the lesser-known neighborhoods, one thing is certain: good food is always just around the corner. In this town, you can find celebrated restaurants (by celebrity chefs and the soon-to-be-famous alike) that provide one of a kind meal experiences in spaces that simply can’t be replicated anywhere else.
Eat + Drink
From the mind of celebrity chef Todd English, P.U.B offers a modern interpretation on traditional English pub food. To get the full Public Urban Bar experience, English offers a multitude of deconstructed sandwiches, a raw bar, comfort food classics like fish and chips, and fifty international beers. What should you be getting, though? “Junk fries” are a must-order, a wonderful mass of tomato, scallions, blue cheese, bbq beef ragu, and scallion aioli on top of potato chips. The P.U.B team recommends a St. Bernardus ABT 12 to wash it down, and who are we to argue?
3720 Las Vegas Blvd. S. Las Vegas, NV 89158
With its authentic French bistro vibe, Mon Ami Gabi’s Las Vegas outpost (there are five total across the U.S.) offers a welcome reprieve from the action of the Strip without completely removing you from the scene. Their open air patio offers a fabulous view of the busy Las Vegas Boulevard while providing just a little peace and relaxation. If you want to completely get away from it all, the indoor seating at Mon Ami Gabi offers a cozy escape that feels tucked away from the world, as you decide between great bistro classics such as steak frites, moules marinieres, or hearty grilled pork chops with smashed potatoes. The rolling wine cart offers a great selection and the menu ranges from the hearty & satisfying to the nice & light, like their heirloom tomato salad and smoked salmon plate.
3655 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
La Cave is perfectly described as a wine and food hideaway. The environment is on the casual side and the locations of the dining areas feel cozily isolated from anything else that might be happening at the Wynn–a nice place to take a breather and enjoy a stellar glass of wine. With its low ceilings and quiet nooks, La Cave is just right for a mellow dinner with friends before you leave Las Vegas – almost like a recharging station to ease the transition from the craziness of Vegas back to wherever you call home. So get yourself a beverage, relax on the patio, and enjoy the view of the gardens at your own pace.
3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
Looks aren’t everything…but they sure do help! We think that sipping a cocktail inside a giant chandelier needs to be on everyone’s bucket list. Found at the heart of The Cosmopolitan’s lavish casino, you’ll find it hard to miss the enormous crystal chandelier (draped in 2 million shimmering crystals!) that houses a tri-level bar inside of it. On the bottom floor, you’ll find the DJ and a high-energy club feel. As you travel up the chandelier to the second floor, the mood begins to relax and the more creative craft cocktails start showing up. These modern drinks aim to play with your senses on a molecular level, like their most popular order: the Verbena, which arrives with a garnish they call a “buzz button.” The buzz button is actually a Sichuan flower, which, after eating, will temporarily alter your tastebuds and allow you to experience the drink in all new way. After that unique experience, make your way up to the highest floor, the “top of the chandelier” at the third floor has the most intimate setting, and takes on a more feminine & glamorous vibe.
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109
MTO Cafe was created because of one simple need: somewhere cool to hang out in the morning. They offer classic breakfast staples like French toast and waffles with berries, but also intermix heavenly healthier options (like vegan carrot and coconut pancakes) with delightfully not-so-healthy options (like their “bacon dippers”, bacon strips coated in pancake batter that’s then dipped in maple syrup…what’s not to love?). With all these options, MTO Cafe can accommodate anyone, from those who want a simple light brunch with friends, to those who need help nursing a hangover and can only be saved by a stack of pancakes. MTO’s got you covered.
500 S. Main St. Las Vegas, NV 89101
At Retro Bakery, their battlecry – “It’s all about the Buttercream!” – is serious business. Buttercream made with real butter, please, absolutely no shortening allowed. While also serving cakes and cookies, Retro’s made their name from their 24 different flavors of cupcakes, keeping in line with their promise to bring you the most unique, moist cupcakes possible. With all the flavors, it’ll be impossible to not find a new favorite!
7785 N. Durango Dr. Suite #130, Las Vegas, NV 89131
Honey Salt is dedicated to its farm-to-table philosophy, and to the community that can be created by really, really good food. While most restaurants might shy away from the task of trying to find local ingredients in the desert, Honey Salt knows those ingredients are all around them, it just takes a little extra determination and love to seek them out. That love goes beyond the kitchen and straight into the hospitality that they offer, creating various menus for the different seasons and a special children’s menu – kid-approved, of course.
1031 S. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89145
Made L.V comes from the owners of Honey Salt, and still holds true to the idea of bringing the community together…they just go about it in a slightly different way. Here they hold onto the tradition of the tavern: good food, good drinks, good company. The food takes standard bar fare like Southern-style biscuits, fiery hot wings or the classic tavern burger and raises them to the next level, often adding a little bit of a healthy spin. The cocktails are creative and the selection of beer is always rotating, so visit often!
450 S. Rampart Blvd. Suite #120, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Inyo’s mission is to keep things simple, yet still find ways to surprise you. While most would label them “Asian fusion,” Inyo would disagree…though they’re not exactly sure what to label themselves. They bring together dishes from different regions of Asia (with a strong foundation in Japanese cuisine), letting roasted brussels sprouts with bonito flakes happily coexist on the menu with Thai-inspired nam pla hot wings, housemade dumplings and yuzu sorbet. The Inyo team is constantly exercising their creativity, but never straying too far from the traditional dishes they love and respect.
6000 W Spring Mountain Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
With its leather sofas and warm earth-tone interior, it’s worthwhile to wander to into Hearthstone for the comfort factor alone–the aroma from the wood-fired ovens and hearty, rustic dishes will convince you to stay put and place your order. Whether it’s chorizo-stuffed dates, crispy steak fries with smoked seasalt, flatbread with pancetta and a poached egg, or maybe just the perfect juicy rotisserie chicken, you’re sure to pick up a few new favorites at Hearthstone! The cocktails are artisanal and cheekily named (try a ‘Honey Badger’ or ‘My Boy Bleu’), the beer is craft, and the wine list accommodates every taste from the modest to the outlandishly pricey and everything in between.
11011 W Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89135
Chef David Clawson wanted to create a union of the five-star restaurant experience with a much more laid-back dining experience…so that’s exactly what he did. David Clawson Restaurant is his first solo project and there’s also a hint of the experimental on the menu, as Clawson tries nontraditional pairings in a few of his dishes. We’re intrigued by the simple language of the menu, describing his dishes in the humblest way possible (just a simple list of nouns, including one we can’t wait to try that just reads ‘noodles: lo mein, garlic, more garlic’). Overall, this is where you go to find unique but honest cooking.
2840 Bicentennial Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89044