That Bavette’s Steakhouse &Bar doesn’t fit the stereotypical Las Vegas image of glitz and glamour is obvious on first sight of its stately door crowned by a sweep of studded red leather. It’s a Narnia-esque portal from the cacophony of the casino at the Monte Carlo (soon-to-be Park MGM) to the dusk of the restaurant’s entry lobby. There, all is plush and urbane, with framed art and mirrors covering floor-to-ceiling walls, against which sit overstuffed chairs.
“The best pastrami on the West Coast,” Canter’s Deli brags on its website, and it appears they’re not far off.
The chef-owners of Paid in Full clearly like to play with their food, and all the better for anybody who wanders in.
The name Hamptons may evoke people in white linen lounging around clambakes on the Long Island shore, but the Tivoli Village restaurant is pure California.
BG Bistro bills itself as “the only Bulgarian restaurant on the U.S. West Coast,” and as a standard bearer, it’s doing a fine job.
Until recently, 7th Carson, which opened this summer at — well, Seventh Street and Carson Avenue, in downtown Las Vegas, served only one dessert, Salted Butterscotch Panna Cotta ($8).
Lucky Penny is not your father’s coffee shop.
The skill of the person at the smoker is the critical element of any barbecue restaurant but side dishes are important, too. At Boss’s CQ Slow Smoked BBQ in Henderson, they bring a lot to the party.
Owners of Mexican restaurants have a particular challenge because their cuisine is so popular. Familiarity builds expectations, and if a favorite dish isn’t on the menu, customers won’t be happy. At the same time, the restaurant has to satisfy those looking for something unexpected.