Where to Eat on and off the Strip in Las Vegas

Here's what's cooking around the city of indulgence.

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Try the best bites in Vegas.
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In ever-evolving Las Vegas, one thing is certain: There is always a great place to eat. These restaurants offer a mix of fun atmosphere and scrumptious fare.

picture Harvest Farmer’s Salad at Harvest by Roy Ellamar at Bellagio in Las Vegas

The weekly-changing Harvest Farmer's Salad at Harvest is a colorful picture of freshness.

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Where to Eat on the Las Vegas Strip

Inside a 360-degree glass-enclosed kitchen, the chefs at Harvest by Roy Ellamar, at the Bellagio, make good on its owner's promise to use local ingredients and support regional farmers. Order from the menu but also take advantage of the Snack Wagon, which offers bite-size dishes table-side.

Melding the comfort of a good friend's home with cozy Southern favorites, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, at the Venetian, is the kind of place that begs for you to linger over brunch, lunch, or dinner. Favorites from the menu are chicken 'n' watermelon 'n' waffles, served with bourbon maple syrup, and a fried green tomato chicken BLT.

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Plush booths and a Murano glass chandelier add drama to Carbone’s Red Room.

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Step back in time at Carbone, a New York–inspired restaurant at Aria with "captains" who tend to guests and an impressive nearly floor-to-ceiling Murano glass crystal chandelier that was originally commissioned for a Ferrari showroom in the 1960s. The spicy rigatoni vodka, a generously portioned meal with rich sauce and handmade pasta, is a signature dish.

picture interior with ivy at VegeNation in downtown Las Vegas

Ivy surrounds the lush, green dining room at VegeNation.

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Where to Eat Off the Strip

Even hard-core meat lovers adore VegeNation in downtown Las Vegas, which serves only plant-based dishes. Rub elbows with the local crowd while snacking on expertly steamed shiitake-and-spinach dumplings. For a main course, order the Pho-King Delicious, a Vietnamese-style pho with vegetables and rice noodles.

Breakfast is the best meal of the day at Craft Kitchen, in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson. Everything about the smashed avocado toast is done right: The saltiness of sunflower-seed pesto brings out the tanginess in the avocado, and a crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside grilled ciabatta holds up well under runny poached egg.


This article was first published in March 2016 and last updated in February 2019.