There seems to be a lot of debate about what to talk about (and what not to) in Las Vegas but we just had to ‘dish’ about 5 of the restaurants you’ll want to visit on your next trip to Sin City. Give some, or all, a try and we promise you won’t be disappointed!
Alexxa’s Paris, Las Vegas
Known for the best patio dining view of the breathtaking Bellagio fountains, Alexxa's also has a phenomenal brunch menu which earned them a spot in the “Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America”, “Best of Las Vegas in 2019,” and “Diner’s Choice” in 2022 by OpenTable. Bottomless Mimosas and Bellinis' are featured in many brunch spots in Vegas but for some reason, paired with the Huevos Rancheros or Brioche French Toast, they just taste better at Alexxa's. They are open for brunch and dinner daily.
Other menu items to try: Caprese appetizer, Roasted Beet Salad, Cinnaroll Waffle, and Prime Rib French Dip. Learn more about Alexxa's
House of Blues Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
With the motto “Come for the food, stay for the music,” you know the House of Blues is going to be a rockin’ good time! Southern-inspired dishes such as Shrimp & Grits, the Pulled Pork Sandwich, Jalapeño Cornbread and Chicken & Waffles grace the menu. But, in my humble opinion, the star of the show is their ooey-gooey bread pudding with caramel sauce… it’s my idea of heaven on a plate!
Give these menu items a gander: BBQ Nachos, Baby Back Ribs with all the trimmings, Southern Sweet Corn, and Bread Pudding. Learn more about House of Blues
Carmine’s Forum shops in Caesars Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
Every Vegas trip taken with a group of people should include a visit to Carmine's restaurant. This southern Italian-style dining establishment serves family-sized portions that are perfect for a group dinner. The service is very reminiscent of a dinner at home where all the dishes are placed on the table for the diners to serve themselves. They also feature vegan and gluten-free menu items for those in need of those options. And of course, Carmine’s has a large selection of pasta to compliment any meat or vegetable dish. When planning on visiting Carmine’s…bring your appetite. If you leave hungry, then it’s your own fault!
Menu Suggestions: Carmine’s Salad, Fried Zucchini, Spicy Scarpariello Wings, Chicken Parmigiana, Porterhouse Contadina, Tiramisu, Bread Pudding or if you have a large group…The Titanic, a massive dessert confection with ice cream piled on top of a Chocolate Torte with layers of bananas, strawberries, candied pineapple, whipped cream and more! Learn more about Carmine’s
Blackout – Dining in the Dark 3871 S Valley View Blvd, Ste 8, Las Vegas
Blackout is a sensory experience that will blow you away. If you are even the tiniest bit intrigued by the concept of dining in total darkness, then this is for you! To kick off the authentic experience, don’t request to look at the menu before the meal because half the fun is guessing the dishes that make up the seven courses with your dinner companions by taste, smell and even touch. The waitstaff have night vision goggles and have an amazing tableside manner to help you acclimate, as well as the ability to help modify the dishes to accommodate food allergies (which you can tell them before entering the dining room).
The menu, a seven course prix-fixe plant based meal, is kept secret unless you insist on seeing it before the meal – but if you do, you will be asked to keep the knowledge to yourself so as not to spoil the fun for the other dinner guests.
Learn more about Blackout
Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
James Beard award-winning Chef Tom Colicchio is the mastermind behind Craftsteak. Hailed for the Wagyu steaks (of course!) but also for such delights as the Braised Lobster, Burrata Alla Panna and Seafood Tower which can all be delectably paired with award winning wines and spirits, Craftsteak’s ambience is of upscale warmth with service that will elevate your dining experience.
May we suggest: Maine Lobster Bisque, Prosciutto San Daniele, Filet Mignon, and the Ahi Tuna. Learn more about Craftsteak
By Staff Contributor