The 15 Best Restaurants in Nevada!

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Nevada is known for its expansive desert landscapes and booming cities, always ready to offer residents and guests a new experience. The dining options available within Nevada are as unique as the true Nevada experience. From the once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the Las Vegas strip, to out-of-the-way jewels that connect with the diverse populations of Nevada, these 15 restaurants are a must-try set of options.

1. Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Las Vegas, NV

From the 11th floor of this visually-stunning restaurant, the views of the Las Vegas scaled down version of the Paris landmark serve as an amazing background for a top notch meal. As expected the food is French with an ever changing signature cocktail menu and an intimate feel. A dinner out goes well beyond the meal as you enjoy a perch well above the Vegas strip and travel to far off lands without ever leaving the state.

2. Ventano Italian Grill & Seafood, Henderson, NV

There is a reason Ventano often lands on the local top 10 lists for restaurants, the extensive menu of both Italian fare and seafood has something for everyone. The atmosphere adds to the experience with the perfect spot to host family celebrations or start new date night traditions. Whether you enjoy a nice lobster tail or more traditional Italian grill items, be sure to save room for dessert. The crème brulee is a legendary end to a wonderful night.

3. Southwest Diner, Boulder City, NV

On the way to the Hoover Dam, this local favorite is a gem in the desert. Whether you enjoy dining outdoors or indoors, the traditional southwest fare includes chile relleno, angus beef fajitas and some of the best chili around. Casual family dinning with a taste worth a second trip.

4. Boulder Dam Brewing Company, Boulder City, NV

This microbrewery takes a local hot spot to the next level with a full American menu and of course locally-brewed beers. The atmosphere is fun and the music of local bands can often be heard as you enjoy a handmade burger or one of their other delicious sandwiches. 

5. J.T. Basque Bar & Dining Room, Gardnerville, NV

Locally-sourced does not even begin to describe the fresh beef used for the mainstay of their menu, as they not only take pride in using farm fresh local products but also raise their own beef. This is a local farm to table experience you won't soon forget. The old Victorian house turned dinning room also adds to the overall experience.

6. Little A'Le'In Bar and Café, Rachel, NV

Along the Extraterrestrial Highway, the alien-themed complex includes a quirky café where you might just experience the best of Area 51. This complex gives you an out of this world glimpse into the lure behind the reported spaceship landings in Rachel, Nevada. The menu includes your standard café staples but the experience is something you may not soon forget.

7. Top of the World, Las Vegas, NV

With this dining experience perched 800 feet above the Las Vegas strip in rotating dining room, diners get a 360 view of the Vegas lights. The restaurant is at the top of the tower at the Stratosphere Casino. The intimate feel of the space adds to the evening but the views are what make the meal. The food is also world-class in this venue that is known for being the perfect spot for a Vegas style marriage proposal or two. The staff see so many proposals they offer special menus and packages to make that special event memorable.

8. Tacos El Gordo, Las Vegas, NV

The food and its homage to Tijuana tacos is what sets this authentic local favorite apart from others in the area. The Adobada Tacos have won countless awards and are just one of a variety of meat centered items on the menu. With 40 years in the taco business, they know what they are doing. Each taco starts with a handmade corn tortilla, high quality meats and toppings made in house. The salsa and guacamole made daily from scratch are enough to keep locals coming back.

9. Café at Adele's, Carson City, NV

This quaint brick cottage holds a sustainable and organic restaurant well known in the area as the go to spot to celebrate special events and enjoy local menu items. The menu shows off the amazing culinary skills of the owner with a focus on chic yet casual food. The local favorites include staples like a well-seasoned steak and season breakfast items and desserts. Not only is this family-owned business well known for their food, they also activity support their community through the sustainable Greenhouse Project.

10. Red's Old 395 Grill, Carson City, NV

This is the go to place for steaks, chops and barbecue. Meat lovers enjoy splitting the “Colossal Que for Two” which is made up of a sampling of all things barbecue including ribs, chicken and hand made sausage. If you are not a fan of barbecue, they are also well known for the thickest double pork chops you will find anywhere. Just when you didn't think this meat heaven could get any better, they serve the sides like the au gratin potatoes that make the meal even better.

11. The Twisted Fork, Reno, NV

Whether you try their small plates of dive into a full-sized house special like the pear and appled salad with seared ahi tuna, the food is what keeps both locals and out of towners coming back to this Reno spot. The food is well prepared and high end yet the atmosphere is very causal and welcoming.

12. Little City Grille, Boulder City, NV

Great comfort food with an American twist. Locals describe this as the best burger you may ever eat, and the atmosphere is as welcoming as any small town diner would be. The working man's diner brings you back to a long lost era and the staff treat you like they have known you all your life. This is the type of place every town needs, a local spot to meet and break bread without breaking the bank.

13. Honey Salt, Las Vegas, NV

Locally-sourced and well-prepared meals that include a variety of steaks and seafood make this an upscale meal the whole family can enjoy. They are known for carefully preparing incredible steaks and seafood that literally melts in your mouth as well as making their own desserts. Rumor has it their fried chicken will change the way to look at fried chicken.

14. Texas de Brazil, Las Vegas, NV

A true meat lover’s paradise, this all-you-can-eat steak house features a sampling of table-side carved meats that are prepared to perfection. You surely never leave this place hungry or craving meat since they serve just about anything you can think of with a Brazilian twist. The salad bar compliments the meal nicely but the table-side carving steals the show.

15. Hugo's Cellar, Las Vegas, NV

A nod to old Las Vegas and the long lost art of a real night out, Hugo's staff greet each dining couple with a rose for the lady. The cozy tables and candle light dining provides a romantic spot away from the strip of Las Vegas. Starting the meal with “Hugo's Hot Rock Specialty” is a fun way to bond over a table side sizzling sampling of meats and fish. The main course choices include some of the best steaks around and an expansive menu including duck, veal, and rack of lamb.

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