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Wagyu brisket and other dishes at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Wagyu brisket and other dishes at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
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How to Eat at Eater 38 Restaurants That Remain Open in Las Vegas

Twenty-nine of the Eater 38 restaurants in Las Vegas are still serving during the coronavirus pandemic

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Wagyu brisket and other dishes at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
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A glance through the Eater 38, the highly elite group of the best restaurants in Las Vegas, shows just how devastating the shutdown of nonessential restaurants in Nevada has been for the city. Of the 38 restaurants on the last update, only 29 remain open for takeout and dine-in service, with é by José Andrés at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas just reopening on October 15. Some casinos reopened on June 4, giving diners more stellar options for dining, and others trickled open since. Other independent restaurants opted to close during the shutdown. The remainder still cover the entire city, span myriad cuisines and price points, and collectively satisfy all restaurant needs. Once from Ricardo Zarate closed before the coronavirus pandemic and an update to the Eater 38, while Sage from Shawn McClain at Aria announced it closed permanently. Find out how to still dine at Eater 38-quality restaurants.

A number of Las Vegas restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in Las Vegas, please visit Nevada Health Response. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Flock & Fowl Downtown

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150 Las Vegas Blvd N #100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 272-2222
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The most amazing chicken can be found at Sheridan Su’s very casual restaurant Flock & Fowl inside the Ogden in Downtown’s Fremont East. Diners should order the Hainan chicken rice with a quarter Mary’s free-range chicken in a ginger scallion sauce or the Hainan fried chicken rice. Flock & Fowl is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 11 p.m., Friday from noon to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closes November 22.

Flock & Fowl
Flock & Fowl
Amelinda B Lee

2. Honey Salt

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1031 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 445-6100
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Honey Salt, the westside comfort food restaurant from Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla, is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for dine-in service. Recent dishes included a Biloxi buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, lemon chicken salad, and Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs.

Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs at Honey Salt
Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs at Honey Salt
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3. Lotus of Siam

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953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 735-3033
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Revered Lotus of Siam reopened its original location at the Commercial Center, serving chef and owner Saipan Chutima’s northern Thai cuisine for takeout and delivery as well as dine-in service daily from 5 to 10 p.m., and on October 5, reopens for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 2011 co-winner of the Best Chef Southwest from the James Beard Foundation offers a menu of Thai-style stews and coconut-less curries, all served with heat from 1 to 10. Diners should start with nam-prik-ong, a red chili dip that’s not too spicy, then try a roasted duck curry, garlic prawns, or thum-ka-noon with its mix of pork, jackfruit, tomato, and spices. The exceptional menu of sweet Gewürztraminers and Rieslings cut the heat. Diners can now order takeout or make a mandatory reservation.

Northern Thai dishes
Northern Thai dishes at Lotus of Siam
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4. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

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2535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 761-7610
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José Andrés went all out with his steakhouse at Sahara Las Vegas. A raw bar with ceviches and carpaccios and a fire stage with wood grills and rotisseries make Bazaar Meat more than a steakhouse with its whole roasted sucking pig. This is one of a handful of restaurants in Las Vegas that serves real Kobe beef. Favorite dishes include the cotton candy foie gras, caviar flights, and Kobe, which can be grilled on an ishiyaki stone at the table or served in a miniature airbread “sandwich” on the specials menu. The restaurant recently added a wagyu and brisket burger to the menu. Open from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The restaurant now offers large-format meals that serve up to three people, as well as à la carte selections, desserts, and beverages, which can all be ordered online Friday through Sunday for pickup between 4 and 9:30 p.m.

Bazaar Meat Merino rack of lamb
Bazaar Meat Merino rack of lamb
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5. Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge

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2985 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 735-4177
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Every city needs a good diner, and the Peppermill 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. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 702-735-4177 for reservations or to place a takeout order.

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An omelet at the Peppermill
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6. SW Steakhouse

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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3325
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Executive chef David Walzog makes a decadent affair out of aged Nebraska corn-fed beef at this gem with outdoor dining overlooking the Lake of Dreams at Wynn. Impeccable service is a trademark here. This is one of three places in Las Vegas that serves true Kobe beef, so diners should try the Kobe wagyu tenderloin for a melt in the mouth steak, and pair with a side of the black truffle cream corn or the au gratin potatoes. SW Steakhouse is open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 702-770-DINE or online.

SW Steakhouse
SW Steakhouse
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7. Costa Di Mare

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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3305
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Chef Mark LoRusso brings fresh Mediterranean seafood and Italian cuisine at Wynn’s Costa di Mare with its pricey menu and über romantic vibe on the patio. Pastas made daily and more than 40 fish flown in from the coast of Italy highlight the menu here. Patrons should splurge on the langoustines in a private cabana, especially if they have an expense account or deep wallet. Open for dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Langoustines at Costa di Mare
Langoustines at Costa di Mare
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8. Wing Lei

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3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-3388
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Showstopping Cantonese, Shanghai, and Sichuan dishes from chef Ming Yu pair with the elegant gold, white, and jade dining room at Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas. Must orders include Imperial Peking duck carved table side, mu shu pork, and wok-fried Maine lobster. Back when Las Vegas was worthy of Michelin stars, Wing Lei became the first Chinese restaurant in the United States to earn one. Open for dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Peking duck at Wing Lei
Peking duck at Wing Lei
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9. Yui Edomae Sushi

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3460 Arville St HS
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 202-2408
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One of the most amazing sushi experiences in Chinatown starts here at Yui Edomae. The edomae, which refers to the many delicacies caught in Tokyo Bay, sushi restaurant from Gen Mizoguchi features sophisticated, high-end sushi highlighting fresh fish flown in from Japan served in a basic setting. Yui is open for dine-in service Mondays through Saturdays from 6 p.m. to a last seating at 10:30 p.m. For reservations, call 702-202-2408

Yui Edomae Sushi
Yui Edomae Sushi
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10. Raku

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5030 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 367-3511
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Raku, the Japanese robata restaurant, offers takeout service daily from noon to 8 p.m. The restaurant from multiple JBF semifinalist for Best Chef Southwest Mitsuo Endo now serves bento boxes with chicken teriyaki, salmon, skirt steak, and more, and reopened its dining room from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday through Saturday. Takeout available from 5 to 8 p.m. For reservations, call 702-367-3511.

Salmon Ikura Don at Raku
Salmon Ikura Don at Raku
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11. Lamaii

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4480 Spring Mountain Rd #700
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 238-0567
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Bank Atchawaran’s Thai restaurant in Chinatown features dishes such as Thai pork salad, fried pork with fish sauce, Thai oysters, a Thai beef salad, drunk noodles, fried rice, curry, and more, all in the $12 to $25 range. The restaurant is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday through Saturday for dine-in service. Takeout available from 5 to 8 p.m. For reservations, call 702-367-3511.

King salmon with Thai seafood sauce and white truffle oil at Lamaii
King salmon with Thai seafood sauce and white truffle oil at Lamaii
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12. FukuBurger Chinatown

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3429 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 262-6995
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Japanese burger specialist Fukuburger kept both locations in Chinatown and the southwest open for takeout and dine-in service from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Colin Fukunaga’s namesake FukuBurger aka the “Lucky” burger features an all-beef patty with American cheese topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, wasabi mayo, and fuku sauce.

13. Hobak Korean BBQ

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5808 Spring Mountain Rd #101
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 257-1526
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Hobak likes to concentrate on few menu items, serving only beef and pork on the edge of Chinatown. The restaurant is offering shabu-shabu sliced meat and three bento box options with kalbi, bulgogi, and spicy pork from noon to 8 p.m. daily. Sliced meat choices include wagyu short rib, mugi fugi pork, prime rib-eye steak, prime shoulder steak, and prime top blade. Diners can choose a broth and vegetables to make their own hot pot at home.

Pork belly from Spain at Hobak Korean BBQ
Pork belly from Spain at Hobak Korean BBQ
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14. Chengdu Taste

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3950 Schiff Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 437-7888
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Sichuan lovers head to this little Chinese restaurant in a strip mall in Chinatown for great service and dishes such a spicy fish stew, volcano beef, and mountain yam from founder Tony Xu and his business partner Sean Xie. The restaurant is open for takeout daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For takeout, call 702-437-7888.

Chengdu Taste
Chengdu Taste
Amelinda B Lee

15. La Strega

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3555 S Town Center Dr Ste 105
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 722-2099
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La Strega, the Eater Vegas Restaurant of the Year in 2019, serves chef Gina Marinelli’s Italian fare from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for dine-in and takeout. The menu includes pastas, salads, a family meal option that changes weekly, Italian sodas, wine, and beer.

La Strega
La Strega
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16. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

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3325 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 607-6300
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Wolfgang Puck’s best restaurant in Las Vegas serves up a mean bone marrow flan and terrific steaks at the Palazzo. Critics consider this chichi spot one of the best steakhouses in town. Those in the know head to the bar for the Rough Cuts menu, a list of the popular appetizers such as tuna tartare sandwiches and Wagyu sliders. The dining room features beef listed by source such as Kobe beef, American wagyu from Snake River Farm, or Nebraska corn-fed aged for 35 days. Do order an Old Fashioned from the tableside cocktail cart service. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. with takeout options.

A tomahawk steak cut into slices
A tomahawk steak cut into slices at Cut by Wolfgang Puck
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17. Matteo's Ristorante Italiano

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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 414-1222
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Order the mandilli di seta, a handkerchief egg~pasta with Ligurian almond basil pesto, at Matteo’s Italian Ristorante at the Venetian and have no regrets. Architect Thomas Schlesser of Design Bureaux created the look of the 152-seat restaurant the features a palette of orange and forest green with reclaimed wood tables. Art Deco-style light fixtures, concrete walls, and gray banquettes are found throughout the space. Matteo’s offers a chance to explore different Italian fare such as focaccina calda al formaggio, a pizza-like dish, in three variations, as well as dishes such as casonzei, a pork sausage and veal ravioli with sage brown butter; agnolotti with braised beef short ribs; and a divine porchetta. Open for dine-in and takeout for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and Fridays through Sundays for brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mandilli di seta at Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano
Mandilli di seta at Matteo’s Ristorante Italiano
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18. Other Mama

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3655 S Durango Dr #6
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 463-8382
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James Beard Foundation finalist for Best Chef Southwest Dan Krohmer reopened his seafood standout for takeout service from daily from 5 to 10 p.m. The chalkboard menu changes all the time, but sashimi options are always on the menu his restaurant, named for his grandmother, on the west side across from Desert Breeze Park.

Chicken fried lobster
Chicken fried lobster at Other Mama
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19. Ping Pang Pong

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4000 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 247-8136
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The Gold Coast’s Ping Pang Pong is the gold standard for dim sum by day and Cantonese dishes by night. More than 80 dim sum dishes spanning mango lobster scallop roll and an aromatic duck bun with southern Canton five-spice roasted pulled duck roll through the dining room steamed, fried, or grilled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. By night, smoked orange rib-eye steak cubes seared with peppercorn and toasted garlic and a Macanese crustacean claypot with a ginger laksa curry broth make the menu until 3 a.m. A Chinese pergola, two foo dog sculptures at the entrance, Chinese lanterns overhead, and a host stand made from a Chinese apothecary cabinet add to the ambiance. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Ping Pang Pong
Ping Pang Pong
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20. Restaurant Guy Savoy

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3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7286
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French chef Guy Savoy’s only restaurant outside of Europe sits in the Augustus Tower at Caesars Palace. All of his divine dishes appear here: the artichoke and black truffle soup paired with a toasted mushroom brioche and truffle butter; the foie gras bitter infusion, served from a tea pot, with slow-cooked endives stuffed with kumquats confit; the chocolate mousse that uses Savoy’s own grandmother’s recipe. Every meal starts with the bread cart, a rolling wonder of carbs. Request the Caviar Room for the chef’s one-of-a-kind roe dishes along with signature favorites, or just let the chefs take control with the six-course Forbes menu or 14-course Prestige menu to march through Michelin-starred favorites such as Colors of Caviar, a parfait layered with divine caviar vinaigrette, topped with cream of caviar, followed by pureed French green beans with caviar, then golden osetra, and topped with a caviar sabayon, or the salmon “iceberg,” sushi grade salmon cooked on dry ice. Open from Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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Restaurant Guy Savoy
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21. Zuma

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Level 3, Boulevard Tower 3708, S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-2199
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Zuma brings an izakaya experience to the Cosmopolitan. Chef Sergio Flores Jr. serves dishes from the main kitchen, sushi counter, and robata grill. Customers can try fried soft shell crab with wasabi mayonnaise; a salmon and tuna tartare combination; jumbo tiger prawn; sliced sea bass with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe; wagyu beef tenderloin; and miso marinated black cod. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Zuma
Zuma
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22. Momofuku

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Boulevard Tower, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Level 2
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-2663
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David Chang’s Momofuku at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas reopened for dine-in service at lunch only Thursday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $25 lunches include three entrée-appetizer duos paired with a beverage of choice.

Lunch plates at Momofuku
Lunch plates at Momofuku
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23. Carbone

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3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 230-2742
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Carbone’s Italian-American-inspired cuisine at Aria includes spicy rigatoni vodka pasta entrée and the complimentary rainbow cookies. This decadent restaurant with roots in New York City features captains serving dishes table side and seductive red velvet booths set in a circle so everyone has a view of the dramatic action. Lobster fra diavolo, chicken scarpariello, veal parmesan, and octopus pizzaiolo are just some of the treasured dishes here. Daring diners can put themselves in the captain’s hands, that is, if money is no object. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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Carbone
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24. Bardot Brasserie

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3730 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(877) 230-2742
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Michael Mina’s French bistro serves comfort food including Icelandic cod roasted in brown butter, loup de mer, and moules frites in a handsome room with subway tiles and rich woods at Aria. Even the cocktails here tout the eccentricities of Paris, paying homage to the classics such as the Sidecar from Harry’s Bar and Serendipity from Bar Hemingway, all with their own twists. Open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday for brunch.

Hunter’s waffle at Bardot Brasserie
Hunter’s waffle at Bardot Brasserie
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25. NoMad Bar

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3772 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(833) 706-6623
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NoMad Bar, the Eater Award winner of Restaurant of the Year in 2018, brings elegant touches to the menu, and a sumptuous decor that redefines the dining scene in Las Vegas yet again. A bacon-wrapped Humm dogs with black truffle, clever ice cream sandwiches, and steak fries, add an element of fun to dining as well. A Steinway piano brings jazz to the bar. Large-format cocktails served in a giant chalice for six add to the theatrical experience. NoMad even brought in Leo Robitschek, the bar director for parent company Make It Nice since 2005, to create the cocktail menu here. The restaurant is open from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Park MGM.

Humm Dog at NoMad Bar
Humm Dog at NoMad Bar
Amelinda B Lee

26. The Black Sheep

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8680 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 954-3998
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Eater Vegas’ 2017 Restaurant of the Year The Black Sheep and 2017 Chef of the Year Jamie Tran bring daring Vietnamese comfort food to the southwest. One recent special featured the Black Sheep Nashville hot chicken served on a house-made bao bun. The restaurant offers dine-in service Tuesdays through Sundays from 5 to 10 p.m.

The Black Sheep Nashville hot chicken
The Black Sheep Nashville hot chicken
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27. Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana

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140 S Green Valley Pkwy #102
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 222-3556
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Pizzas cooked in wood-fired brick ovens in one minute with a crisp crust that needs to be torn apart by hand are found at Village Square and the District at Green Valley Ranch. Owner Brad Otton opened his first pizzeria in 2005 with a style that honors the history and integrity of the Napoletana pizza making. Settebello at 140 S. Green Valley Pkwy. in the District at Green Valley Ranch is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily with curbside pickup, and delivery on Fridays and Saturdays. Settebello at 9350 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 170 in Village Square is open from noon to 7 p.m. daily with curbside pickup. View the menu here. Both offer dine-in service from noon to 7 p.m.

A porchetta pizza at Settebello
A porchetta pizza at Settebello
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28. Locale Italian Kitchen

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7995 Blue Diamond Rd #106
Las Vegas, NV 89178
(702) 330-0404
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Red sauce Italian dishes mix with ingredients sourced from small American farms and others delivered straight from Italy. Locale is open for dine-in on the patio and limited capacity inside. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Reservations preferred by calling 702-330-4040 or visiting localelv.com. Curbside and takeout continue to be available.

Locale Italian Kitchen
Locale Italian Kitchen
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29. é by José Andrés

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd S Level 3, Boulevard Tower
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7950
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José Andrés brought his divine tapas and paellas to Vegas, but it’s é by José Andrés inside that gets all the buzz. Diners should make reservations far in advance to nab one of the eight seats at this exclusive multi-course meal served in a room that looks like a library. The menu, assembled in front of customers with tweezers and dry ice, changes all the time. The restaurant is hidden inside Jaleo at the Cosmopolitan. Reservations opened for two services every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Each service will allow for a maximum of six guests to attend to maintain COVID-19 dining restrictions. Customers can choose three wait list times.

A plaster hand holds a cotton candy at é by José Andrés
é by José Andrés
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1. Flock & Fowl Downtown

150 Las Vegas Blvd N #100, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Flock & Fowl
Flock & Fowl
Amelinda B Lee

The most amazing chicken can be found at Sheridan Su’s very casual restaurant Flock & Fowl inside the Ogden in Downtown’s Fremont East. Diners should order the Hainan chicken rice with a quarter Mary’s free-range chicken in a ginger scallion sauce or the Hainan fried chicken rice. Flock & Fowl is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 11 p.m., Friday from noon to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closes November 22.

150 Las Vegas Blvd N #100
Las Vegas, NV 89101

2. Honey Salt

1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs at Honey Salt
Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs at Honey Salt
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Honey Salt, the westside comfort food restaurant from Elizabeth Blau and chef Kim Canteenwalla, is open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for dine-in service. Recent dishes included a Biloxi buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, lemon chicken salad, and Grandma Rosie’s turkey meatballs.

1031 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145

3. Lotus of Siam

953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Northern Thai dishes
Northern Thai dishes at Lotus of Siam
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Revered Lotus of Siam reopened its original location at the Commercial Center, serving chef and owner Saipan Chutima’s northern Thai cuisine for takeout and delivery as well as dine-in service daily from 5 to 10 p.m., and on October 5, reopens for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 2011 co-winner of the Best Chef Southwest from the James Beard Foundation offers a menu of Thai-style stews and coconut-less curries, all served with heat from 1 to 10. Diners should start with nam-prik-ong, a red chili dip that’s not too spicy, then try a roasted duck curry, garlic prawns, or thum-ka-noon with its mix of pork, jackfruit, tomato, and spices. The exceptional menu of sweet Gewürztraminers and Rieslings cut the heat. Diners can now order takeout or make a mandatory reservation.

953 E Sahara Ave Ste A5
Las Vegas, NV 89104

4. Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Bazaar Meat Merino rack of lamb
Bazaar Meat Merino rack of lamb
Bazaar Meat/Facebook

José Andrés went all out with his steakhouse at Sahara Las Vegas. A raw bar with ceviches and carpaccios and a fire stage with wood grills and rotisseries make Bazaar Meat more than a steakhouse with its whole roasted sucking pig. This is one of a handful of restaurants in Las Vegas that serves real Kobe beef. Favorite dishes include the cotton candy foie gras, caviar flights, and Kobe, which can be grilled on an ishiyaki stone at the table or served in a miniature airbread “sandwich” on the specials menu. The restaurant recently added a wagyu and brisket burger to the menu. Open from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The restaurant now offers large-format meals that serve up to three people, as well as à la carte selections, desserts, and beverages, which can all be ordered online Friday through Sunday for pickup between 4 and 9:30 p.m.

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge

2985 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
An omelet
An omelet at the Peppermill
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Every city needs a good diner, and the Peppermill 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. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Call 702-735-4177 for reservations or to place a takeout order.

2985 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

6. SW Steakhouse

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
SW Steakhouse
SW Steakhouse
Wynn [Official Site]

Executive chef David Walzog makes a decadent affair out of aged Nebraska corn-fed beef at this gem with outdoor dining overlooking the Lake of Dreams at Wynn. Impeccable service is a trademark here. This is one of three places in Las Vegas that serves true Kobe beef, so diners should try the Kobe wagyu tenderloin for a melt in the mouth steak, and pair with a side of the black truffle cream corn or the au gratin potatoes. SW Steakhouse is open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 702-770-DINE or online.

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

7. Costa Di Mare

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Langoustines at Costa di Mare
Langoustines at Costa di Mare
Wynn Las Vegas [Official Site]

Chef Mark LoRusso brings fresh Mediterranean seafood and Italian cuisine at Wynn’s Costa di Mare with its pricey menu and über romantic vibe on the patio. Pastas made daily and more than 40 fish flown in from the coast of Italy highlight the menu here. Patrons should splurge on the langoustines in a private cabana, especially if they have an expense account or deep wallet. Open for dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. Wing Lei

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Peking duck at Wing Lei
Peking duck at Wing Lei
Jeff Green

Showstopping Cantonese, Shanghai, and Sichuan dishes from chef Ming Yu pair with the elegant gold, white, and jade dining room at Wing Lei at Wynn Las Vegas. Must orders include Imperial Peking duck carved table side, mu shu pork, and wok-fried Maine lobster. Back when Las Vegas was worthy of Michelin stars, Wing Lei became the first Chinese restaurant in the United States to earn one. Open for dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

3131 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Yui Edomae Sushi

3460 Arville St HS, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Yui Edomae Sushi
Yui Edomae Sushi
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One of the most amazing sushi experiences in Chinatown starts here at Yui Edomae. The edomae, which refers to the many delicacies caught in Tokyo Bay, sushi restaurant from Gen Mizoguchi features sophisticated, high-end sushi highlighting fresh fish flown in from Japan served in a basic setting. Yui is open for dine-in service Mondays through Saturdays from 6 p.m. to a last seating at 10:30 p.m. For reservations, call 702-202-2408

3460 Arville St HS
Las Vegas, NV 89102

10. Raku

5030 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Salmon Ikura Don at Raku
Salmon Ikura Don at Raku
Raku [Official Site]

Raku, the Japanese robata restaurant, offers takeout service daily from noon to 8 p.m. The restaurant from multiple JBF semifinalist for Best Chef Southwest Mitsuo Endo now serves bento boxes with chicken teriyaki, salmon, skirt steak, and more, and reopened its dining room from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday through Saturday. Takeout available from 5 to 8 p.m. For reservations, call 702-367-3511.

5030 Spring Mountain Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

11. Lamaii

4480 Spring Mountain Rd #700, Las Vegas, NV 89102
King salmon with Thai seafood sauce and white truffle oil at Lamaii
King salmon with Thai seafood sauce and white truffle oil at Lamaii
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Bank Atchawaran’s Thai restaurant in Chinatown features dishes such as Thai pork salad, fried pork with fish sauce, Thai oysters, a Thai beef salad, drunk noodles, fried rice, curry, and more, all in the $12 to $25 range. The restaurant is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday through Saturday for dine-in service. Takeout available from 5 to 8 p.m. For reservations, call 702-367-3511.

4480 Spring Mountain Rd #700
Las Vegas, NV 89102

12. FukuBurger Chinatown

3429 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146

Japanese burger specialist Fukuburger kept both locations in Chinatown and the southwest open for takeout and dine-in service from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Colin Fukunaga’s namesake FukuBurger aka the “Lucky” burger features an all-beef patty with American cheese topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, wasabi mayo, and fuku sauce.

3429 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

13. Hobak Korean BBQ

5808 Spring Mountain Rd #101, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Pork belly from Spain at Hobak Korean BBQ
Pork belly from Spain at Hobak Korean BBQ
Hobak Korean BBQ/Facebook

Hobak likes to concentrate on few menu items, serving only beef and pork on the edge of Chinatown. The restaurant is offering shabu-shabu sliced meat and three bento box options with kalbi, bulgogi, and spicy pork from noon to 8 p.m. daily. Sliced meat choices include wagyu short rib, mugi fugi pork, prime rib-eye steak, prime shoulder steak, and prime top blade. Diners can choose a broth and vegetables to make their own hot pot at home.

5808 Spring Mountain Rd #101
Las Vegas, NV 89146

14. Chengdu Taste

3950 Schiff Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Chengdu Taste
Chengdu Taste
Amelinda B Lee

Sichuan lovers head to this little Chinese restaurant in a strip mall in Chinatown for great service and dishes such a spicy fish stew, volcano beef, and mountain yam from founder Tony Xu and his business partner Sean Xie.