Dine at restaurants popular with Las Vegans


Just as visitors to Vegas return to the city to reconnect with their favorite experiences, locals are also passing through, mainly revisiting the area’s most beloved bars and restaurants to savor the food, drink and service that truly resonates. These days, there are vibrant dining destinations in every part of the valley, but there are many restaurants that have stood the test of time as true institutions and can be called local favorites.

In the quiet area of ​​Desert Shores, Bacchus Market (702.804.8008) is exactly that type of place. With its diverse wine boutique, beautiful bar, cozy dining room, and gorgeous lakeside patio, there’s a wealth of experiences under one roof, and it’s also long been a favorite for brunch. of the weekend. That’s why a new all-week brunch menu has just been unveiled, available every day until 3 p.m. Choose from decadent dishes like chicken and waffles, banana Foster pancakes, truffled shrimp and oatmeal or the popular lobster salad croissant to complement the bottomless mimosas.

For authentic flavors from the Far East, visit Mum from china (702,873.1977), one of the all-time greats in the city’s Chinatown, along Spring Mountain Road. Seared pork buns and juicy pork soup dumplings are specialties here, each bite is so delicious and memorable it’s worth the trip on its own. But the menu is extensive, so come hungry and eat like a local.

There’s a cliché that local Las Vegans don’t spend a lot of time on the Strip, but don’t believe it: There are many great restaurants on the Boulevard that are just as popular with residents as they are with visitors. Bazaar meat by José Andrés (702.761.7610) could be at the top of the list as the fantastic Sahara restaurant has something for everyone, from the chef’s innovative tasting menus to simple yet satisfying salads and sides like patatas bravas, cauliflower couscous and roasted leeks. . You wouldn’t expect the same restaurant that specializes in giant steaks and Iberian pork to offer equally impressive vegetarian options, but that’s why this place is so popular.

Locals also love a good buffet and the magnificent Buffet Bacchanale (702.731.7928) at Caesars Palace recently reinstated their weekend brunch. Visit the pancake and waffle bar, the meat cutting station with bacon and honey cooked ham, the egg and omelet bar and the selection of hot and cold dishes with everything from Florentine Benedict crab to Hawaiian-style loco moco before making your culinary choices.

A newer restaurant on the Strip that has made enough noise to reverberate in the local consciousness is Roy Choi’s best friend (888.769.2464) at MGM Park. The Korean barbecue and late-night party dishes that anchor this menu were inspired by the chef’s coming of age in Los Angeles, but there’s something about those flavors and presentations that come together. translated perfectly for Las Vegans. Try the homemade kimchi, beef tacos, buttermilk fried chicken, and the pork belly bowl with fried egg and you will make the connection.

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