Sin City is home to a lot of restaurants and bars, but there are tons of hidden gems that the majority of Las Vegans aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's food players to share their recommendations for a weekly feature dubbed Dining Confidential. Know a chef who wants to share some top dining spots? The tipline is open.
David Middleton [Photo: Bill Milne]
In this special edition of Dining Confidential, Eater Vegas first talks to DB Brasserie executive chef David Middleton about some of his favorite restaurants in Las Vegas that he likes to take his boss, Daniel Boulud, when he's in town. Then Boulud talks about his favorite places in Vegas. Grab a late lunch or a cocktail, and go along for the ride.
Which restaurants do you turn to when you're not working?
Chada Thai & Wine, Herbs & Rye, Le Thai and DW Bistro.
What dishes are most memorable?
At Chada Thai, the wine list is very good. I get the duck Panang. The fried oyster is awesome. It's just the raw oysters with the Thai chiles. The black cod is wonderful. When chefs get off of work we enjoy wine or a nice cocktail and to share food. Family style seems to be the way we eat. It's almost a fraternal instinct, if you will.
Herbs & Rye is my favorite place to go when I don't want eat too much. The mussels and chorizo are great. The cocktails. I stand by that they have the best cocktails in town. Let your hair and crawl into a bar with local friends and have a wonderful Negroni.
I go to Le Thai whenever I go Downtown. The oxtail fried rice, that's banging. I could eat that every day for the rest of my life. It's gotta be done right. Too much soy sauce kills it.
I go to DW Bistro for lunch to sit on the patio with the pomegranate tea. The food feels healthy The chef owner is from Jamaica and uses spice and not a lot of fat. It's always good on a Sunday after you had a night at the bar. They have delicious bottomless mimosas and the bloody Marys pretty good too.
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