It’s easy to get spoiled going out to eat in Las Vegas. Since I moved here eight years ago the off-strip dining scene has exploded. There are lots of great restaurants all over town. It’s nice to be able to find a delicious meal close to home without heading to the Vegas Strip and dealing with the crowds and traffic.
I Love The Vegas Strip
Don’t get me wrong, I love the Vegas Strip. Having the Vegas Strip 15 minutes from my house is amazing! Every trip to the Vegas Strip when a friend visits or something new opens is like a mini-vacation.
As a tourist, I used to marvel at how many great restaurants there are in Las Vegas. I’m still in awe of all the great restaurants in such a relatively small part of town. The casinos on the Vegas Strip with my favorite restaurants are Aria and the Cosmopolitan. However, I head north on the Vegas Strip when I’m not exactly sure what to eat.
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Dining Venetian Vegas
Favorite Go-To Dining Venetian Vegas
Since few people visiting for a day or two rarely head out to the burbs to hang out or meet, I tend to visit the Vegas Strip often. I probably go The Venetian (and The Palazzo) more than any other casino when someone is indecisive about what to eat.
Between The Venetian, The Palazzo, and the Grand Canal Shoppes above there’s just about every kind of food for almost every budget. For this Las Vegas resident, it’s very useful that both casinos have easy access and free parking. They also have free valet if I’m running late and don’t have time to look for a parking space.
A couple of friends recently visited Las Vegas and happened to be staying at The Palazzo. That was perfect for me since it’s a quick drive down the road. Parking at The Palazzo means never having on the Vegas Strip since there’s an entrance on Sand Avenue. This also meant that I could re-visit one of my favorite eateries on Restaurant Row between The Venetian and The Palazzo.
Man, I love Yardbird. It’s a bit pricey for fried chicken but every meal is delicious and the service is always good. They’re also one of the restaurants on the Vegas Strip that serves my favorite local beer – Atomic Duck by Able Baker Brewing.
I had a delicious Old Fashioned at Rosina back at The Palazzo before heading home. This is a nice chill bar if you’re looking for a quieter place to grab a drink at The Palazzo.
A Place To Eat For Every Mood and Budget
I end up at The Venetian often between personal visits, conventions, and meetings. Sometimes I’m looking to yuck it up with some booze and small bites. I love those chicken biscuits at Yardbird but sometimes a meal calls for something more dressed up or down.
The Venetian has a nice variety of fine dining restaurants and they’re always updating their roster. Delmonico has been one of my favorite steakhouses for years. This affinity for Emeril’s steakhouse started years ago when I visited Las Vegas for a bachelor party. After more than a few bottles of wine, we had14 servers deliver 14 steaks to 14 not sober dudes in a private room. It was an amazing sight and the meal was delicious.
Buddy V’s in the Grand Canal Shoppes is one of my favorite mid-priced restaurants on the Vegas Strip. This is a forgotten Italian restaurant that has fair prices and solid food. While the bakery across the hall often has lines, you can almost always find a seat inside the restaurant.
The food court at Grand Canal Shoppes (not at The Venetian) offers the most inexpensive and quick meals between the two properties. They have normal food court restaurants but the price is right for a quick bite in between sessions at the Sands Convention Center.