Las Vegas seems to have two rare times during the year where the weather is just perfect, not too hot and not too cold. While these times are not officially recognized, locals know the time of year all too well. Luckily, we are still in that perfect spring time weather of 80 degrees and what better way to appreciate it than to dine outside? If you are lucky enough, you will find one of the restaurants who offer delicious food, a relaxing atmosphere, and a nice patio space. Patio dining is also popular for those who may not want to only sit and enjoy the weather, but rather, sit and enjoy people watching. Our list of eight essential spots for outdoor dining includes patios with prime spaces for not just people watching, but also spectacular views, a secret garden and even a water show. Each of these eight spots also provides tasty food and libations as well.Read More
The Essential Patios of Las Vegas
10 patios to frequent on and off the Strip
1. Park on Fremont
This whimsical restaurant is located downtown and features not only one, but two patios for patrons. The front patio is perfect for those who want to enjoy their garbage fries while people watching and the back patio caters to those who want more privacy. Similar to a hidden garden, the back patio hosts green foliage, Cinderella’s carriage, neon signs and a seesaw. Order one of the popular cocktails like the Pillow Talk, made with pear vodka, strawberries, cucumber, lemon, orange, mint and club soda.
2. Echo & Rig
Folks love the outdoor patios on the first and second floor at Echo & Rig in Tivoli Village. This butcher shop and steakhouse gives diners the opportunity to look out on other scenic establishments in Tivoli Village. Visit during brunch time to sip the beloved bottomless mimosas and try the smoked salmon, a combination of smoked wild salmon, cream cheese, sliced tomatoes, dill, capers, red onion and a bagel.
3. Honey Salt
The charming patio at Honey Salt is complete with colorful furniture and soft string lights. Visit this west side spot during brunch to not only sit outside, but to indulge in the Biloxi buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, fried chicken topped with creamy slaw, house Durkee's dressing, layered on a brioche roll or the monkey bread, a baked citrus brioche with honey bourbon sauce
4. Vintner Grill
Summerlin’s Vintner Grill is an American bistro featuring dishes with international flavors. The garden-like patio at Vintner features white cabanas, various lanterns hanging in trees and multiple fire pits. If you want to sit outside, make sure to get a reservation ahead of time as this back area fills up quickly. Guests go crazy for the Bouillabaisse, a stew made with mussels, clams, shrimp, snapper, calamari, scallops and saffron broth.
5. SW Steakhouse
Named after Steve Wynn, SW Steakhouse dishes up some of the best red meat in town. Here, the patio overlooks the man-made Lake of Dreams and guests can view shows within the water like a singing frog. Some of the most requested menu items include the sautéed Hudson Valley foie gras and the Kobe or Wagyu beef. Pair your meal with a glass or two from SW’s extensive wine list.
6. Lago by Julian Serrano
The best view of the Fountains at Bellagio comes at the hands of Julian Serrano’s Lago at the Bellagio. Sit out here to dine on brunch on Sundays, or try the small plates meant to share for lunch or dinner.
7. Mon Ami Gabi
If you can grab a spot on the patio at this French bistro at Paris, do so. Not only will you have a great view of the Fountains at Bellagio, but you’ll be close to the faux Eiffel Tower so it may be easier to pretend you really are in Paris. Combine this striking view with tasty French cuisine like onion soup au gratin made with gruyere cheese, salmon and an assortment of more than 80 different French wines. You may find yourself asking why you don’t come here more often.
8. Herringbone Las Vegas
Located inside of the Aria, Herringbone brings coastal dining to Las Vegas with fresh and flavorful seafood choices. The well-liked patio here offers abundant greenery, spacious tables and couches, and comfortable chairs each paired with a soft pillow. Some must-try menu items include the tuna poke, salmon and scallops.
9. Border Grill
Eat Mexican fare from Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken at Border Grill’s Mandalay Bay outpost with its patio overlooking the pool. Try queso fundido, guacamole, tacos or gaucho steak while taking in the view with a margarita.
10. Table 34
Carefully laced with string lights, the intimate patio at Table 34 provides a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. This outdoor spot is the perfect place to share a wild mushroom pizza and a bottle of wine.