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.
The update includes Arts District staple Esther’s Kitchen, underrated on-Strip restaurant The Steak House, downtown lunch spot Carson Kitchen, Marc Vetri’s reopened namesake Cucina, and industry favorite Herbs and Rye. Osteria Fiorella, SW Steakhouse, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, NoMad Library, and Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano are departing.
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