Guide to the Top Downtown Las Vegas Restaurants
All the good food in Las Vegas isn’t just on the Strip! There is such an incredible food scene that exists in Downtown Las Vegas, and the following restaurants are sure to prove that. From classy steakhouses fit for the Rat Pack to fresh vegan and vegetarian options, read on to learn more about what makes Downtown Las Vegas restaurants even more exciting than those on the Strip.
The Best Restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas
American Coney Island
Hailing from Michigan, American Coney Island has found a new home at the D Las Vegas. Located under the outside escalator next to D Bar sits this American casual dining restaurant that has won the hearts, and stomachs, of many in the Downtown Las Vegas dining scene. Extra win: It is open 24 hours for all-day deliciousness and indulgence.
With ambiance fit for the Rat Pack, high-quality ingredients, meats from the nation’s top butchers, and irresistible Italian flavors, this Las Vegas steakhouse is a must for any foodie. Don’t pass up on the 32oz tomahawk or the decadent lobster ravioli! Andiamo also offers an extensive wine list so you can have the perfect pairing with your meal.
Barry’s Downtown Prime
Vintage glamour and hospitality meet modern innovation and design at Chef Barry Dakake’s new classic steakhouse. Featuring the city’s finest steaks and seafood, creative cocktails and outstanding service, Barry’s Downtown Prime exudes old school style and flavor with a modern twist.
La Comida serves a chef-driven menu with traditional favorites like Mexican street corn and tortilla soup and elevates them with choices like Puerco Ahumado and Pollo al Horno baked in a parchment bag, opened tableside. And with over 100 tequilas, there is a toast to match every flavor, as well for a stand-alone celebration.
Thirteen-time pizza world champion Tony Gemignani brings with him six styles of pizza including Neapolitan, classic Italian, classic American, Sicilian, Roman, and gluten-free pies. Additionally, a selection of pastas, calzones, Stromboli, antipasti and salads are offered, all with a focus on authentic Italian ingredients and organically-grown produce.
Chef Rex Bernales’ Project BBQ is the Fremont Street Experiences’ only permanent food truck and its first Carolina barbecue joint. Relax while you feast on freshly smoked BBQ, including the signature Garbage Bowl – handmade potato chips smothered in smoked meats, coleslaw, bacon and a trio of Carolina BBQ, beer and cheese sauces.
From Paul Saginaw, co-founder of Zingerman’s Deli (voted one of the best sandwich shops in the world), Saginaw’s Delicatessen features sandwiches so big, you’ll need two hands to eat them. Enjoy favorites like Saginaw’s famous Reuben, matzo ball soup, onion rings, prime rib, salads, latkes, chopped liver and breakfast specialties.
If you’re looking for something both nutritious and delicious, Simply Pure is the Downtown Las Vegas restaurant to visit. Chef Stacey Dougan dishes out vegan and vegetarian fare such as green chili enchiladas, nachos grande, and gluten-free lasagna on the first floor of the Container Park. This food is so good, it might turn a meat eater into a plant lover.
The Smashed Pig
This downtown gastropub features a British-rooted, but globally-inspired, menu for lunch and dinner. Chips and bangers and mash, a Smashed Pig burger, green bean tempura, and daily sashimi picks are just some of the dishes on the menu. If you’re craving a pub feeling, The Smashed Pig delivers that and then some.
Therapy has changed dramatically since it first opened in June 2015, but what stands today offers a lot of great options. Look for dishes to share for lunch, dinner, and late night such as chicken and red velvet waffle sliders, pan-roasted chicken, lobster grilled cheese, mac n cheese croquettes, and more.
Created in 2014 by vegan chef Donald Lemperle, this eco-friendly restaurant with two locations serves 100 percent plant-based global cuisine. Diners love the vegan sushi prepared with forbidden rice and the chicken pot pie gnocchi. A weekend brunch pairs elote tamales, chicken and waffles, and stuffed french toast with mimosas.
Victory Burger & Wings
Olive burgers, waffle fries, and cereal-stuffed milkshakes are just a few of the options available at Victory Burger in Circa Las Vegas. The sports bar also serves an impressive list of draft beers, with some local options. With fresh, simple ingredients and a lively energy, Victory Burger delivers comfort food with expert skill.
Inspired by metropolitan Asian food markets, 8 East is Chef Dan Coughlin’s cutting-edge take on Pan-Asian cuisine. Savor sharable dishes like GaPow basil chicken pot stickers, dumplings, wontons, skewers and steaks. Then take your flavors to the next level with Coughlin’s signature Chinese, Szechuan, Shangdu and Thai sauces.
The next time you are in Vegas, be sure to add these Downtown Las Vegas restaurants to your list so you can have a truly incredible culinary experience. From Asian flavors to New York-style pizza, fancy to casual, there is something for everyone. Book your room or suite at Circa Resort & Casino to be right in the middle of all the DTLV action and be near all of these great restaurants.