More than 21,000 conventions and meetings take place Las Vegas every year. For a city that has built its reputation on showgirls, nightclubs that don’t close until 6 a.m., and margaritas sold by the yard, Sin City can be a surprisingly productive place. When it comes to doing business in Vegas, the Las Vegas Convention Center reigns supreme. Located on Paradise Road about three miles from 100,000 hotel rooms, the Las Vegas Convention Center features 3.2 million square feet of space including 13 exhibit halls and parking for approximately 10,000 cars. The Las Vegas Convention Convention Center does offer some limited dining choices for grabbing a quick bite in between meetings, but everyone knows that no business trip to Las Vegas is complete without a side of pleasure. For the food lover, that means stepping outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center and having a meal at one of these nearby restaurants.Read More
Where To Eat Near the Las Vegas Convention Center
Italian, steakhouses, and Mexican food galore
1. Edge Steakhouse
Westgate’s Edge Steakhouse serves wet and dry-aged prime cuts, domestic wagyu beef, and fresh seafood right next door to the convention center.
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Every city needs a good diner, and the Peppermill with its neighboring Fireside Lounge fulfills that need, all wrapped in neon nostalgia on the north Strip. The 14-page menu runs the gamut from omelets and French toast to burgers and steaks. Patrons who sit at the counter can watch the greasy spoon kitchen at work. No trip here is complete without a trip to the Fireside Lounge with its kitschy fire pit, enormous cocktails with equally ginormous straws and electric pink, blue and purple decor from the Doumani family.
3. Piero's Italian Cuisine
Located just steps away from the Las Vegas Convention Center, Piero’s Italian Cuisine has been dazzling the city with Northern Italian specialties since 1982. Diners can expect rustic dishes including linguine alla vongole, osso bucco, saltimbocca with sage and white wine, and a rotating selection of fresh seafood dishes. An impressive wine list also sets Piero’s Italian Cuisine apart.
4. The Barrymore
Despite its 2012 opening date, The Barrymore inside the Royal Resort feels like the kind of restaurant that’s been in Las Vegas since the days of the Rat Pack. Sitting in the plush booths beneath the ceiling adorned with film reels, one can practically imagine an old mobster smoking a cigar and ordering a steak. For convention-goers looking for an intimate, memorable dining experience, the restaurant offers all the fine-dining classics including a shrimp cocktail, dry-aged bone-in rib-eye steak, and crème brûlée for dessert.
5. Tacos El Gordo
Tacos El Gordo continues to serve genuine Tijuana tacos at three different locations, along with dishing out made-fresh salsas and guacamole. Tacos El Gordo offers 10 different meat choices for tacos, but customers can also order sopes, tostadas, mulas, and fries as well. Try the sought-after adobada taco, spiced pork served on a corn tortilla with a choice of fresh toppings.
This restaurant at Encore Las Vegas is a tribute to Frank Sinatra himself, featuring many of Sinatra’s favorite dishes such as Frank’s spaghetti and clams, made with manila clams, tomato garlic broth and imported pasta.
7. Envy The Steakhouse
Convention-goers staying at Renaissance Las Vegas need not wander far for a steak and a bottle of pinot noir. Located within the hotel, Envy The Steakhouse offers corn-fed Midwest beef topped with herb butter, grilled rack of lamb and pan-seared branzino. Whether the evening calls for crab cakes or tuna tartare, filet mignon or maple plank Scottish salmon, the restaurant’s collection of more than 1,500 bottles of wine certainly has the right glass to pair with dinner.