For those who prefer to dine away from the masses, Anthem is a quiet retreat from the Strip with a slew of nearby restaurant choices. The master planned community features golf courses and unique views of Las Vegas on one side and the Black Mountains on the other side. From family-friendly streets dotted with parks and trails to quiet retirement communities, the affluent neighborhood offers the convenience of being relatively close to the Strip without the noise and 24-hour lifestyle. Fortunately, Anthem’s position away from the action doesn’t limit the diversity of restaurant options when it comes to choosing a place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. From an organic-focused brunch spot to a beloved sushi mainstay, here are five restaurants to try near Anthem this weekend.
One might think that a meal from the former executive pastry chef of Le Cirque, Red Rock Resort and Circo at Bellagio can only be found in a high-end casino, but at chef Jaret Blinn’s CraftKitchen, that’s just what patrons can expect. The restaurant and bakery emphasizes organic ingredients and farm fresh ingredients. Brunch features bottomless mimosas and dishes like pulled turkey Benedict with citrus Hollandaise and red velvet pancakes topped with fresh berries.
CraftKitchen, 10940 S. Eastern Ave.; 702-728-5828
As soon as customers step into Bratalian’s cozy dining room, decorated with laundry hanging from ceiling, they are transported to an Italian home. The menu follows suit with traditional dishes such as ravioli tossed with spinach and ricotta in butter sage sauce and veal scaloppini served with white wine sauce and rosemary potatoes. An extensive list of Italian cordials makes for a lovely aperitif.
Bratalian, 10740 S. Eastern Ave. #155; 702-454-0104
Rolling for sushi
For anyone who has ever sat down for an exceptionally promising Japanese meal and sighed, “I love sushi,” this aptly named restaurant is sure to satisfy cravings for nigiri, sashimi and maki. Know for its extensive list of creative specialty rolls, I Love Sushi is a locally-loved spot tucked into a shopping plaza. Especially delicious rolls include the riceless Cherry Blossom roll featuring crab and masago wrapped in avocado and of course, the Anthem roll, made with spicy tuna, crab and cucumber.
I Love Sushi, 11041 S. Eastern Ave.; 702-990-4055
A restaurant with a view doesn’t always mean city lights. Buckman’s Grille, located at the Revere Golf Club, offers some decidedly greener scenery through its floor-to-ceiling windows. Whether diners are dropping in for seared ahi tuna and avocado mayo on focaccia for lunch or crab-stuffed trout amandine for dinner, the menu is filled with a multitude for selections for a post-golf bite or a Saturday evening date.
Buckman's Grille, 2600 Hampton Rd; 702-617-5780
From bahn mi to pho, this family-owned restaurant serves Vietnamese fare for any season. The pho dishes at Pho Mailan are served with chicken or beef broth, fresh herbs, and protein choices that range from brisket to tripe. The expansive menu also features rice dishes, vermicelli and Vietnamese desserts like shredded jackfruit and coconut jelly with coconut milk and crushed ice.
Pho Mailan, 10895 S. Eastern Ave #140; 702-365-8989