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Where Las Vegas Food Writers Loved to Eat in 2019

Media experts share their picks for restaurant standbys

“Smiley Coppers Panel I” by Banksy at Greene St. Kitchen
“Smiley Coppers Panel I” by Banksy at Greene St. Kitchen
Clint Jenkins

Following an Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Their answers to the annual Year in Eater survey will be revealed in several posts. First up, the dining experts share their restaurant standbys from 2019.

Rob Kachelriess, Las Vegas writer, Thrillist: Black Sheep, Esther’s Kitchen, Other Mama, Partage, Vetri Cucina, Bazaar Meat, EDO, Sparrow + Wolf, Mordeo.

Philip Tzeng, food blogger LasVegasFill: When there was nothing to eat at home, Meraki Greek Grill was super reliable. Just like Friends their signature bowl with veggies, quinoa, protein, and amazing feta cheese was always there for me. Hainan chicken rice, pork congee with century egg, and the best wontons around made Nuro Bistro another spot that I physically required numerous times this past year.

Scott Roeben, Vital Vegas: Triple George and Vic & Anthony’s, downtown. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at Forum Shops is a tried-and-true gem.

Melanie Lee, Eater Vegas Instagram manager: Jjanga, Kura, Gyu-Kaku, Hattie B’s, and Tim Ho Wan. These are my usual go-to places. Libertine Social and Greene Street Kitchen are also two spots that I’m constantly recommending to friends and visitors because they’re always delicious and fun for groups and special occasions!

Bob Barnes, Las Vegas writer for Gayot, editorial director and writer for The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, and copy editor and writer for Vegas Beer Quest: Esther’s Kitchen, Edge Steakhouse, La Cave, Americana, Sparrow + Wolf, and Delmonico Steakhouse.

Andy Wang, contributor, Food & Wine: Palace Station Oyster Bar and Raku

Krista Diamond, Eater Vegas contributor: PublicUs, VegeNation, Jammyland, and Other Mama

Susan Stapleton, editor of Eater Vegas: Getting back to restaurants is rough with the amount of work and dining out I have on my plate. I love the mandilli handkerchief egg pasta at Matteo’s Ristorante at the Venetian.

All Coverage of the Year in Eater [ELV]