Welcome to the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This group of essential restaurants covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and price points, and collectively satisfies all dining needs, from where to go for a reliable quick bite to the best splurge meal. Each quarter, the list is updated to include restaurants that have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), those that have reshaped their approach in a significant way, and others that reflect the culinary dynamism that Vegas and its surrounding suburbs have to offer.
For the hottest restaurants that opened in the past six months in Las Vegas, readers can head over to the Eater Vegas Heatmap, updated monthly. This update includes the popular noodle eatery Shang Artisan Noodle, coastal Italian restaurant Balla Italian Soul, and quick-service pita stand Miznon. The Black Sheep, Estiatorio Milos, and the temporarily closed Mizumi are still worth visiting — but are departing the list.
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