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 readers to these potential discoveries, Eater Vegas enlisted some of the city’s food players to share their recommendations for a feature dubbed Dining Confidential.
Chef Patrick Rebholz, the corporate executive chef at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, discovered his interest in Southern food when he moved to Charleston, South Carolina, to attend Johnson & Wales University. He worked as a sous chef at High Cotton Maverick Bar & Grill in Charleston and later as chef de cuisine at Charleston’s Peninsula Grill before making his move to South Florida’s Quality Meats in Miami Beach as the restaurant’s executive chef. Then he joined the Yardbird family to oversee the company’s expansions to Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Singapore. Here he shares some of his favorite places to dine while he’s check in on Yardbird.
Do you remember your first trip to Vegas? What happened that was memorable?
My first trip to Vegas was for a bachelor party and it was super intense and fun. I stayed at Caesars Palace, hit the old Serendipity 3, on the way out and then explored Vegas the good old style.
Where do you like to eat breakfast in Las Vegas?
I love to eat breakfast at Chica inside the Venetian. My favorite dish is the paisa breakfast bowl. It has everything you need for a hearty breakfast and is a perfect way to start your day.
What about lunch?
My favorite place to have lunch is definitely Hattie B’s Hot Chicken inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. When I am not eating our fried chicken at Yardbird, this is where you will find me, and I am so glad they opened a location in Las Vegas.
If you’re going out for dinner, which restaurants do you like to frequent? What makes them special? Any dishes you can recommend?
For dinner, Momofuku is my go-to spot. The bright flavors and large platform dishes perfect for sharing really make this restaurant special. The entire menu is great, I don’t think I can pick just one thing, so I would recommend trying it all.
Any dessert places you like to dine at in Las Vegas?
One of my favorite places to go for dessert has to be Bouchon. Either something sweet like a classic crème brülée to their savory fromage du jour, they have something for everyone.
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