The Best Places To Eat in Downtown Las Vegas
I’m not a Las Vegan, nor can I afford to own an apartment in downtown Vegas. Still, thanks to my business, I have quite a lot of chances to visit Sin City and stop by some of the best places to eat downtown Las Vegas acclaimed by the local inhabitants.
Don’t ever think that only in the Las Vegas Strip, where the world-class casino resorts and hotels flock together, are where the gourmet meals are.
If you go to the downtown in Fremont street, you can still have various options to fill up your stomach from a luxury romantic dinner to a grab-and-go food stall. Even if you are vegan, you will never be hungry in downtown Las Vegas.
Let’s see what Fremont Street has to offer
The taste of a gourmet pizza handmade by a 13-time World Pizza Champion is incomparable. Pizza Rock right in front of the Fremont Street Experience will give you that best feeling.
Tony Gemignani, the founder, also the main chef of Pizza Rock, is a master in pizza making. He brings plenty of culinary techniques to such ordinary dishes to create a real gourmet. You have an extensive range of choices but my all-time favorite is the thick base with a charred crust and topped with cheese and mushroom. The smoky flavor is nowhere to be found outside Pizza Rock.
Though VegeNation isn’t situated on the main street in downtown Vegas, it’s still within easy reach, so I include it in the list as an excellent choice for plant-based meals.
It has just opened since 2015, but Chef Donald Lemperle has successfully made a quite famous name among vegan dieters. I think one of the most significant advantages of VegeNation is the multitude of foods offered on the menu.
You can find almost every signature dishes in a plant-based version when you come to VegeNation.
Western plates like pizzas, tacos use vegetables as the main ingredients. Chef Donald also alters Eastern recipes such as sushi of Japan and Pho of Vietnam to suit the diet of vegan.
Hey, hey, hey. Don’t be confused with the Triple George Grill; this is a different dining place. The Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery is on the Main Street Station, only a short stroll from Fremont Street.
To be honest, I rarely come here to eat, but this is the best place to warm up yourself with some liquors. Triple 7 has been operating for more than 20 years, and their hand-crafted beer is among the most excellent beverage I have tasted.
There are six different types for you to try. The price of glass is also affordable. You can find microbrews at around two bucks with many discounts for food from Tuesday to Friday.
Triple George Grill is an old-school restaurant with full options for dinner. From steak, salmon to pork or chicken, you can find them all in the menu of Triple George Grill.
The restaurant conveniently located in downtown Las Vegas, at the Grand Hotel and Casino. It has three distinct areas for dining, so whether you want privacy or you want to indulge in the lively crowd at the weekend, you can always find yourself an ideal place to take a seat.
I usually opt for an extravagant Tomahawk Steak whenever I visit Triple George Grill because I hardly find any steakhouse serving the real taste of Tomahawk like this one. Moreover, a slice of steak weighs up to 30 ounces, so it’s two serving at around $85, which is reasonable.
If you are traveling as a couple, I highly recommend Hugo’s Cellar for a romantic dinner for two. The restaurant is in the basement of Four Queens Hotel and Casino, whose heyday is over.
The hidden dining space downstairs of an aging casino is like a threshold to lead you to the good old days when the Queens was still ruling. You will catch sight of the 1976 atmosphere in the vintage brick walls where ancient paintings and artifacts are displayed. The dim light from antique chandeliers blurs the boundary between the present and the past, making you feel like time travelers.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not making any typo mistake here. The name PublicUs drives from a Greek term, “publicus,” which means “for the people.” It is also the reason why PublicUs is my favorite coffeehouse in the U.S.
There are a lot of Starbucks in all American states, but you can only find PulicUs in downtown Las Vegas. Not only the coffee here is carefully selected, but the sandwiches and pastries are also products of a farm-to-table process. Everything is organic.
The earthy taste of Hawaiian coffee never fails to give me a “Wow.” It is a distinctive taste that I never found in other cafes.
My go-to option for a luxurious dining experience during a business trip is Andiamo Italian Steakhouse, which is on the second floor of The D Las Vegas Hotel and Casino on Fremont Street.
I love the Italian designing concepts with a brick hallway. The dining area contains tables and high-backed booths tufted with leather, creating an intimate and classy feeling. When I go there alone, I usually have a seat in the small bar where you can order food.
As the name implies, the star of the show in Andiamo Italian Steakhouse is steak. It features one of the best dry-aged ribeyes with a deep flavor that will linger in your mouth even after the tender meat has been digested. Because this is an Italian style restaurant, you can also see several Italian specialties on the menu such as pasta della casa, osso buco, and cotoletta alla Milanese.
I’m a big fan of steak, so I want to introduce another place for the best plate of steak to you. If you stay near the Fremont Street Experience, you shouldn’t miss Redwood Steakhouse. It is within The California Hotel and Casino, which is only a block away from the Fremont Street Experience.
Besides the traditional beefsteak such as File Mignon, Bone-in Ribeye, the restaurant offers a wide range of seafood like King Crab, Lobster, Salmon. The highlight odd Redwood Steakhouse is the various choice of wine to accompany the main course. Their waiters and waitresses are very nice and helpful; they gave me lots of great suggestions for the best combination.
So above are my best places to eat in downtown Las Vegas. I hope that the list will be helpful when you are wandering downtown and don’t know what to eat. If you have other restaurants in mind, share with me in the comment section so that I can check it out on my next trip to Las Vegas.