The best new places to eat in Las Vegas

Flat lay of food in a restaurant in Las Vegas

When it comes to life’s simplest and most satisfying pleasures, few things can compare to the sheer delight of digging into good food. This is true, even if COVID-19 has created unusual circumstances for people to enjoy their favorite dining experiences.

Fortunately for people who live in and around Las Vegas, NV, there’s never any shortage of great places to eat. Whether you like dining in or prefer takeout or delivery during the pandemic, you always have plenty of options for your next hearty, gourmet meal.

Satisfy your food cravings during the pandemic with this quick but informative list of Las Vegas’s top dining destinations:

8 East
Circa Resort & Casino, 8 Fremont Street

8 East doesn’t have to be posh or fancy to be impressive. It simply does an outstanding job of creating and serving Asian cuisine like you’ve never experienced it before.

A collaboration between restaurateur Dan Coughlin and Executive Chef Steve Piamchuntar, this Pan-Asian restaurant combines the finest elements of Thai, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Japanese culinary traditions to offer a selection of Asian street food favorites served for the sophisticated Las Vegas foodie palate.

Hearty entrees include the five-spice New York Strip steak and plates of either lobster or brisket fried rice. If you prefer sampling lighter and smaller dishes, the variety of pot stickers and their signature carpaccio will not disappoint.

Barry’s Downtown Prime
Circa Resort & Casino, 8 Fremont Street

Located near Vegas’s famed Fremont Street Experience, Barry’s is one of the city’s newest and most exciting places to indulge in the juiciest steaks and the most flavorful seafood.

Along with the gourmet steakhouse fare created by chef Barry S. Dakake, this upscale restaurant also treats you to a soothing ambience. Evoking the “classic cool of the 50s and 60s,” Barry’s distinct, old-school vibe is sure to elevate your dining experience.

The restaurant is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for dine-in customers, but you can also order takeaway if you prefer to eat in the safety and privacy of your own home.

Main Street Provisions
1214 Main Street

Whatever you might be craving, it’s hard to go wrong with a hearty serving of American comfort food. And when you can satisfy that craving in the heart of Vegas’s vibrant and fast-growing Downtown Arts District, chances are you’ll be heading home with a big smile on your face.

While Main Street Provisions currently offers curbside pickup for online orders, the best way to enjoy this restaurant’s diverse, meat-centric menu is by dining in. Infusing a rustic vibe to its modern space, this restaurant makes your meal even more memorable by letting you watch chef Justin Kingsley Hall and his team work their magic in their open kitchen.

Osteria Fiorella
Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, 11011 West Charleston Boulevard

Behind the creative culinary vision of James Beard award-winning chef Marc Vetri comes Osteria Fiorella, a casual Italian restaurant with a dash of Philly tradition, as well as a tongue for Vegas flavor.

The menu at Osteria Fiorella features regional Italian dishes designed with a more contemporary spin, courtesy of chef Marc’s experience in the Philadelphia restaurant scene. Now headlining a brand new restaurant in Summerlin, his renowned pasta dishes, wood-fire pizzas, and seafood delicacies are poised to become local favorites among Las Vegas foodies.

Vegas Test Kitchen
1020 East Fremont Street #120

Don’t let its name fool you. Nothing at Vegas Test Kitchen is half-baked—whether literally or figuratively. This exciting dining destination serves innovative but fully realized culinary concepts envisioned by some of the city’s most established, as well as up-and-coming, chefs.

With a rotating menu that showcases different pop-up restaurant concepts, Vegas Test Kitchen promises a brand new experience every time you visit. From creative takes on ramen, to pastries of both the sweet and savory varieties, to vegan hotdogs, there’s something here to treat every taste bud.

The X Pot
The Palazzo, 3327 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Suite 2882

More than just your typical dining establishment, The X Pot is an unforgettable, multisensory experience that takes the idea of “immersive dining” to an entirely new level. From the robot servers to the interactive light shows projected directly onto your dinner plate, this upscale Chinese and Asian Fusion restaurant is a welcome addition to the flashy Las Vegas experience.

The X Pot’s menu includes hot pot soups and meat selections, as well as Japanese Wagyu beef. If you’re discovering these Asian cuisine staples for the first time, you can choose the Chef’s Tasting Menu to get the complete, signature X Pot experience.

To learn more about the best things to do in Las Vegas, NV, get in touch with trusted Realtor and local area expert Loralee Wood. Call 702.419.3212 or email loralee(dotted)wood(at)cbvegas(dotted)com for more local lifestyle tips, as well as leads for the latest and finest available Las Vegas homes for sale.