Follow our writers to their favorite places to go before the show.

The dining scene in Las Vegas keeps getting better, and with more than 3000 restaurants across the valley, choosing where to eat keeps getting harder. We’re here to help. We asked our writers to tell us their favorite places to go before or after they head to the theater, symphony, ballet, or museum.

Cantina Laredo
430 S. Rampart Boulevard #110
In Summerlin at Tivoli Village.
Cantina Laredo highlights the authentic flavors of Mexico in dishes such as Ensalada de Mango y Pollo, Enchiladas De Mole, and Tacos De Pescado. The Mexican Brownie is a winner.

495 S. Grand Central Parkway, A-11
Downtown in the World Market Center.
The only upscale Mexican restaurant in downtown, Mundo has a diverse menu that includes a number of vegetarian selections. We especially like the Chilean Sea Bass, Carnitas, and the Grilled Vegetable Salad.

Rachel’s Kitchen offers fresh fare such as this yummy Pear & Arugula Salad.

Rachel’s Kitchen offers fresh fare such as this yummy Pear & Arugula Salad.

Rachel’s Kitchen
150 Las Vegas Boulevard. N.
Ground floor in The Ogden.
While Rachel’s Kitchen has several locations, the one downtown at the Ogden is the a good place to grab healthy fare before you head to a museum or gallery in the area. In addition to breakfast items, sandwiches, and salads, they also offer smoothies and fresh juices.


1126 Fremont Street
On the corner of Maryland Parkway.
A neighborhood restaurant and coffee bar, PublicUS has seasonal menus with food made with locally or regionally grown, raised, and caught items. Try the Brookie.

Triple George Grill
201 N. 3rd Street
Just off Ogden Avenue downtown.
Live it up at Triple George Grill where they serve up steak, seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes in a comfortable, warm atmosphere. The Buttermilk Sage Fried Chicken and Seafood Cioppino are favorites.

Carson Kitchen
124 S. 6th Street
Downtown on the corner of Carson St.
The upstairs patio at Carson Kitchen is a great place to grab a drink before or after seeing a show downtown. In addition to enjoying the view, enjoy a small plate of  “Devil’s” Eggs or Crispy Chicken Skins with your drink. If you’re really hungry, try the Cocoa-Espresso NY Strip Steak or Black Rice & Oxtail Risotto.

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Enjoy Classic  Manhattan Cocktails at Siegel’s 1941.

Enjoy Classic Manhattan Cocktails at Siegel’s 1941.

Siegel’s 1941
600 E. Fremont Street
Inside the El Cortez Hotel & Casino.
New to the El Cortez, Siegel’s 1941 offers some of the Flame’s old favorites (Prime Rib and Stone Crabs) next to new dishes such as The Bugsy Siegel Burger and Brick Roasted Chicken. Siegel’s is now open 24 hours, and on Wednesdays, anyone over the age of 50 gets a 50% discount.





A favorite at Andiron is the Tomahawk Chop accompanied by stuffed bone marrow.

A favorite at Andiron is the Tomahawk Chop accompanied by stuffed bone marrow.

Andiron Steak & Sea
1720 Festival Plaza Drive
In Downtown Summerlin.
The menu of Andiron Steak & Sea, the newest restaurant from Las Vegas culinary stars Kim Canteenwalla and Elizabeth Blau, pays “homage to all things grilled, roasted, shucked and seared.” Joining heavier fare such as the 20-ounce Bone-in Ribeye and 36-ounce Tomahawk Chop (for two) are the Burrata & Grilled Fig Salad and Yellowtail Crudo.


Oscar’s Steakhouse
1 Main Street
Downtown in the Plaza Hotel.
Former Mayor Oscar Goodman opened Oscar’s Steakhouse in a spot overlooking Fremont Street from the Plaza Hotel. Oscar’s features steaks, naturally, as well as pork and veal chops.  The bar next to the restaurant serves a variety of cocktails including the former mayor’s favorite, the martini.

Bronze Café at The Center
401 S. Maryland Parkway
Downtown between Lewis and Clark.
Another downtown favorite is the Bronze Café which offers healthy food made from scratch. Enjoy everything from breakfast fare (Swedish Oatmeal and Chocolate-Cherry Granola) to lunch  and dinner (Thai Peanut Noodle Salad and The Green Goddess Chicken Salad Sandwich).  The Bronze Café is vegan-friendly.

Arawan Thai Bistro and Dessert
953 E. Sahara Avenue
In Village Square Commerical Center.
The chefs at Arawan Thai Bistro and Dessert designed a menu of dishes that are meant to be shared. They use the freshest seasonal products in meals that include Arawan Crispy Duck, Short Rib Yellow Curry, and Pad Thai Tofu-Vegetables.  Try the  Thai Sweet Sticky Rice with Mango.

518 East Fremont Street
Downtown just off Las Vegas Boulevard
Need a little Therapy after a long work week and before you head to the theatre? Try a selection of Therapy’s small plates (Summer Squash Flatbread, Pretzel Bread, or Cast Iron S’mores) and hand-crafted cocktails (Bitter Tangerine Daiquiri, The Devil’s Eyes, or White Peach Pisco Punch).

3010 W. Sahara Avenue
Between Rancho and Valley View.
PDQ puts a fresh take on both fast food and chicken. Dine in or drive thru to enjoy a Grilled Chicken Salad with grilled chicken served over mixed greens, tomato, candied almonds and craisins, topped with blueberry-ginger vinaigrette dressing. Count us in!

Zydeco Po-Boys
616 E. Carson Avenue, #140
Downtown between 6th and 7th.
A little bit of South Louisiana  is right here in downtown Las Vegas! Po’ boys, Try Gumbo, Cajun Fries & other Louisiana eats in a colorful, counter-serve sandwich shop. They make  best fried shrimp po-boy we’ve had outside of New Orleans! And did we mention authentic Leidenheimer’s bread.

Osi’s Kitchen
4604 W. Sahara Avenue, #6
Between Arville and Decatur.
Stop by Osi’s Kitchen and spice up your day with Kosher and Mediterranean cuisine made with lean proteins, fresh vegetables, and challah bread baked from scratch using generations’ old ancient techniques.

Public School 702
1850 Festival Plaza Drive
Located in Downtown Summerlin. Public School is a chef-driven gastropub serving exclusively craft beer and delivering “An Education in the Art of Food & Beer.” The eclectic, seasonal menu includes favorites such as the Colorado Lamb Burger, Roasted Poblano with Quinoa, and the infamous Bacon Cheddar Tots.

Sushi Way
3900 Paradise Road, #B
Just north of Flamingo Road.
You want a new sushi spot that serves great quality sushi in an all-you-can-eat format? Go the Sushi Way! We recommend the orgamsic roll… It’s to die for!