It’s Friday, so already you’re probably thinking, where should I eat this weekend? When you’ve already sampled everything on the Eater 38 and plowed your way through the Eater Heatmap with its 25 hottest restaurant in Las Vegas right now, look no further than this list spotlighting restaurants in different neighborhoods. Maybe you want brunch (which you can find listed here). Some recommendations specify dinner, while others offer up late-night dining options. Breakfast hankering? Covered. Here now, five places to put on your weekend agenda in Summerlin.
Breakfast at MTO Cafe
Yes, this second location of MTO Cafe serves lunch and dinner, but head here for breakfast and order the Kentucky fried chicken with eggs, mash browns and country gravy; the bacon dippers with peppercorn maple syrup; and the hangover burger with bacon, fried egg, Tillamook cheddar, lettuce and special sauce. Sit inside at the community table or out on the patio.
MTO Cafe, Downtown Summerlin, 10970 Rosemary Park Drive; 702-982-0770
Lunch at Public School 702
The sprawling 14,000-square-foot Public School 702 serves up bacon cheddar tots, crispy Buffalo cauliflower, a Colorado lamb burger, crispy Ahi tuna tacos, shrimp and white cheddar grits, roasted poblano with quinoa and for dessert a Nutella cookie sandwich and lemon meringue. Order one of 24 beers on tap, with 11 rotating seasonally, as well as beers from local brewery Tenaya Creek Brewing. Also try one of 16 wines on tap.
Public School 702, Downtown Summerlin, 1850 Festival Plaza Drive; 702-749-3007
Dinner at Salute Trattoria Italiana
While the weather is still pleasant, head out to the patio at Salute Trattoria Italiana at Red Rock Resort for crispy arancini, aumm aumm pasta with slow-roasted eggplant, caciocavallo and San Marzano tomatoes and whole roasted branzino. The decor here will make you feel like you're on the Amalfi Coast instead of Las Vegas.
Salute Trattoria Italiana, Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.; 702-797-7311
Brunch at Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar
Order duck and waffles, salted caramel French toast and an egg cocotte with smoked salmon and Texas toast at Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, and wash them down with bottomless mimosas, bottomless bloody beers and a bloody Mary bottle service. Super hungry? The "Whole Beast Feast" of pig and cheesy eggs with chives and tortillas goes for $180.
Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar, Red Rock Resort, 11011 W. Charleston Blvd.;
Happy hour at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Every Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to close in the bar and patio only land drinks for $3 to $7 and bites such as Cajun fries, loaded potato hush puppies, togarashi edamame and chicken wings for $3 to $7. Bring your favorite canine friend to share the experience on the patio.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Downtown Summerlin, 1725 Festival Plaza Drive; 702-727-4784