More often than not, wining and dining in Las Vegas brings with it the golden question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant buffs want to know what’s new and what’s hot, where the best chefs whip up the most scrumptious and finger-licking good grub in the city. Which is why 702 ENT wanted to give an extended list of the top restaurants we think you should try if you’re in the mood to eat out.
“Where the locals eat”, with Metro Diner
Jacksonville, Florida-based Metro Diner serves breakfast all day, lunch and dinner. Dishes include the meatloaf plate, Pittsburgh Steak Salad (which gives a whole new meaning to salad), and let’s not forget the Yo Hala on the Square. That last dish features challah bread with bananas, cream cheese and berry compote.
Mmmmm… Momofuku hits Las Vegas
With a menu covering many of his Momofuku restaurants in the United States and Canada, you will find a menu as delicious as it is varied. Whether it’s ramen from Noodle Bar, fried chicken with caviar and bo ssam, a pork dish found at his Ssam Bar, you name it. The soup section of the menu leans toward Korean, with kimchi stew and kimchi jjigae and a short-rib stew, oxtail soup and pork-neck stew.
Morimoto believes “a kitchen without a knife is not a kitchen”
Las Vegas can lay claim to its very first restaurant from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The Japanese chef introduces his restaurant at the MGM Grand. Patrons can order dishes such as seared snapper with Thai curry and mussels, braised black cod with a ginger-soy reduction, Angry Chicken with roast peppers and Morimoto’s famous Duck Duck Goose with duck meatball soup, duck confit fried rice and gooseberry compote. Talk about fine dining!
Casual dining at Paina Café
If you’ve been wondering who to thank or curse for all the local “poke” mania, new Chinatown arrival Paina Café stakes a good claim to being the first to create the casual dining trend. The Honolulu-based restaurant allows guests make their own poke blends from a walk-up counter.
Try world’s largest Latin Chicken chain, Pollo Campero
Queues are already lining up for the world’s major Latin chicken chain and its marinated, hand-breaded chicken, flavored with a “proprietary blend of Latin herbs and spices.” It’s also good to know that, two more locations are on the way.
Sweet deliciousness at Sugarcane
Executive chef and partner Timon Balloo brings his Miami concept Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill to the Venetian with a menu built around three methods of preparation, using “an open fire grill, raw bar and traditional kitchen.” Specializing in small plates, this spot is already creating a buzz for its whole chicken main dish and their imported Miami favorites, “bacon wrapped dates with linguiça and manchego,” and the “duck & waffle,” created with a “crispy leg confit, duck egg and mustard maple.”
Can anyone say: Umami?
One side of the menu features all dishes from the sushi bar such as a recent special, live lobster, and rolls such as the No. 5 with albacore tuna, spicy tuna and fried onion rings or the Superman burrito with crab, cucumber, avocado, tuna and salmon wrapped in lettuce. A spicy taco yuzu with infused octopus and tuna poke find a home in the appetizer section.
You better be in the sharing mood at Zuma
The restaurant at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features three kitchens dishing out plates meant to be shared. The main kitchen plans to serve suzuki no sashimi, a sea bass sashimi with yuzu, truffle and salmon roe; hourensou no goma ae, blanched baby spinach with creamy sesame dressing; and the tsubu-miso hinadori no oven yaki, baby chicken oven roasted with barley miso on cedar wood.
Here at 702 ENT, we always try to highlight the best places to be, and this time it we thought of focusing on where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment. So if like us you love a yummy meal and want to book places at the best restaurants and diners in Vegas, then make sure to ask us!
Contact us at 702 ENT, our reliable Concierge Service will gladly help you choose the best eateries available in the city – whether you’re in the mood for some guilty pleasure or fine dining – we’ve got all the recommendations you need!