Locals know the secret neighborhood spots where to find a good Italian meal, a great oyster shack, or even Asian favorites. Bonus, many of these restaurants offer takeout and/or delivery so customers can order ahead and take their meal home. Here, a look at 18 neighborhood gems that span from Summerlin to Spring Valley and beyond.Read More
18 Neighborhood Gems to Explore in Las Vegas and Henderson
Visit one of these locals’ favorite restaurants
1. Mezzo Bistro & Wine
Mezzo Bistro & Wine in the northwest features a family-style menu offers a variety of Italian favorites such as chicken Parmesan, chicken piccata, and lasagna for takeout and delivery. All come with fresh-baked house bread, salad, and dessert.
2. Americana Restaurant
Located on Lake Jacqueline, Americana blends European flavors with American fare. The restaurant in Desert Shores offers the crowd-favorite smoked salmon tartare to start, with the filet mignon sliders as a main course. Do sit on the lakeside patio for some socially distanced dining.
3. Ohlala French Bistro
Ohlala French Bistro serves authentic French fare with the atmosphere of a cozy bistro. Patrons here rave about the warm crusted pistachio goat cheese appetizer, served with onions confit jam, honey, and crostini and the bavette a l’echalotte, a flank steak served with French fries. Order curbside takeout and free delivery at 702-222-3522
4. Every Grain
Two-time James Beard Foundation nominee for Best Chef West Sheridan Su and his wife Jenny Wong serve lunch for takeout. Order lu rou fan with braised minced pork rice made with hand cut pork belly, dan dan noodles, and milk tea at this Taiwanese gem. Order online for takeout.
5. Salud Mexican Bistro & Tequileria
This family-owned restaurant on the west side features a combination of modern and traditional Mexican cuisine. A craft tequila bar, $5 daily happy hour, and popular brunch menu all add to the appeal of this gem. Fans of Salud repeatedly order the octopus salteado, lobster enchiladas, and the churro waffles for dessert. Diners can order online for takeout.
6. Edo Gastro Tapas & Wine
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Edo Gastro Tapas & Wine from Barcelona-raised chef Oscar Amador Edo and his partner Roberto Liendo offers Spanish tapas and charcuterie plates. Try hot tapas such as picanha with a top sirloin on an ishiyaki stone or Iberico secreto tsukune, cold tapas including spicy tuna tartare and fermented tomato salad, paellas, and oysters while admiring the full-wall mural or ordering from the rolling gin-and-tonic cart.
7. Robata En
Former Yonaka owner Ramir DeCastro’s Robata En in Chinatown describes his restaurant at one part local and one part global. The seasonally changing menu brings back some Yonaka favorites such as crispy Brussels sprouts, miso buttered corn, and avocado nigiri. Other favorites include shishito peppers grilled with Binchotan charcoal, Jidori chicken served with pickled veggies and house made bread, yuzu tea brined ribs, and miso black cod. Robatayaki dishes, a sashimi platter, and an omakase menu that comes with an appetizer, sashimi salad, sushi, sashimi, a cold dish, a warm dish, and dessert, served with rice and soup, make up the menu. The restaurant also features a range of Scotch and Japanese, and American whiskies behind the bar.
8. Pasta Mia West
This Spring Valley gem features Northern Italian cuisine such as linguine with fresh mussels, lasagna Bolognese, and gnocchi alla Romana with sausage and porcini mushrooms. Some of the house specials include pollo dello chef with a chicken breast with eggplant and prosciutto as well as a pollo pizzaiola with a light tomato sauce and veggies.
9. Forte European Tapas Bar & Bistro
Forte European Tapas Bar & Bistro from Nina Manchev features a mix European comfort foods and wines as well as sangria and craft beers. Most dishes come as tapas meant to share such as the marcona almond stuffed dates, mixed Spanish olives, chorizo simmered in red wine, truffle mashed potatoes, and French fries covered in beef stroganoff.
10. DW Bistro
The Gramercy’s DW Bistro from Bryce Krausman and Dalton Wilson offers curbside pickup and delivery for its Jamaican and New Mexican cuisine. Order a New Mexican chile burger, fried chicken bowl, vegetable curry, or New Mexican red chile pork. Yes, the restaurant’s famous brunch is also available to go.
11. Todd's Unique Dining
Chef Todd Clore changes his menu weekly, and diners can keep tabs on the daily dishes by signing up for the newsletter or visiting the restaurant’s Facebook page. The restaurant offers curbside pickup for dishes such as seared salmon, Alaskan halibut, togarashi seared Ahi tuna, and grilled filet with gorgonzola cream.
12. Crab Corner Maryland Seafood House
Crab Corner in Spring Valley advertises that it’s the only Maryland style crab house on this side of the country. Seafood is flown in daily, where the fresh blue crabs can sell out before the end of the day. Customers also love the bacon-wrapped scallops, calamari, and hush puppies. Diners can order online for takeout.
13. Pier 215
Those in the Spring Valley area love Pier 215, a fusion restaurant mixing Japanese influence with Italian flavors. Popular menu selections include the crispy pork belly, the Hawaiian breeze roll, the Kobe beef short ribs, and the miso-glazed salmon with brown rice risotto. Call 702-274-6177 for takeout orders.
14. Table 34
Table 34 in the southeast features small versions of comfort food. Some of the most popular dishes on the menu include the macaroni and cheese with pancetta, bacon pizza with Gouda, and Buffalo fried shrimp.
15. Graffiti Bao
Chef and co-owner Marc Marrone specializes in Chinese-inspired dishes ranging from Sichuan chicken dumplings and bao buns stuffed with barbecue pork. Crispy garlic noodles, a vegan kung pao, and braised short ribs are all available for curbside pickup.
16. Prosecco Fresh Italian Kitchen
Prosecco features traditional favorites such as Caprese salad, capellini Pomodoro, and of course, Margherita pizza. Some of the most requested menu items however, include the ruby salad, a mixture of beets, a spring mix and goat cheese and the lobster ravioli on the brunch menu. The restaurant offers a takeout menu on its website.
17. Gaetano’s Ristorante
Order takeout daily from 5 to 8 p.m. at this Italian gem in Henderson. Head to the website for the ever-changing menu that recently included risotto with saffron and four jumbo sea scallops, stuffed salmon with Dungeness crab, and branzino Mediterranean striped bass.
18. Spaghetty Western
In the Southwest part of town, customers love Spaghetty Western for its successful blend of classic American Western with Northern Italian. Menu favorites include the sage butternut squash ravioli, the antipasto platter, and the pink vodka sauce paired with any type of pasta. Diners can call the restaurant for takeout at 702-834-4611.