Virgin/UNLV Area

13 Listings

The area around UNLV, including Virgin Las Vegas, is home to a wide variety of amazing restaurants. These are some of our favorite places to eat, when we're in the neighborhood.

Night + Market

Chef Kris Yenbamroong's Night + Market offers the rare opportunity to enjoy Thai cuisine in a major Las Vegas casino; in this case, Virgin Hotels east of the Strip. The chef puts a few SoCal touche...

Karved Rotisserie Meats

They do a lot of carving at Karved, with house-roasted rotisserie meats including chicken, beef and pork. Those are turned into a multitude of plates including beef tri-tip and porchetta, which co...

Lotus of Siam (Multiple Locations)

Lotus of Siam was thrust into the international spotlight a couple of decades ago when a prominent food writer said it was perhaps the best Thai restaurant in the country. That reputation has endur...

Office Bar

Food writer Gemini Stevens says, “With sports on every TV, a full bar, a considerable draft beer offering, and the ability to order directly from next door’s Naked City Pizza, the Office Bar is a f...

Lawry's the Prime Rib

Traditionalists like longtime Las Vegas Review-Journal restaurant critic Heidi Knapp Rinella like Lawry’s for its Art Deco design and its many other nods to tradition. “One of the best things abou...

Nobu

“The biggest problem Nobu Matsuhisa faces is that the groundbreaking dishes that made him famous were so good, they’ve been imitated by countless lesser chefs,” notes Al Mancini, host of the Food a...

Bar Code Burgers

When the creator of one of Las Vegas’ top home-grown burger joints names someone else’s restaurant on his personal list of top burger spots, you know it has to be good. That’s exactly what happened...

Metro Pizza (Multiple Locations)

Survey after survey, Metro Pizza is repeatedly mentioned by multiple experts as one of their favorite Las Vegas pizza spots. That’s because, since long before Las Vegas’ current pizza renaissance, ...

Big Chicken

Everything is big at Big Chicken, including proprietor Shaquille O'Neal. Yet this fast-casual dining spot doesn't rest on being a celebrity vanity project. The NBA legend enlisted local chefs Matt ...

Ferraro's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

In 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar opened on Flamingo Road to bring Las Vegas a five-star Italian dining experience. More than 36 years later, the family-owned and operated restaurant...

Naked City Pizza (Multiple Locations)

After helping Rick Bayless open a Mexican restaurant in MGM Grand, and going on to become that casino’s youngest executive chef, Buffalo native Chris Palmeri struck out on his own to open a hot dog...

Mint Indian Bistro

Our local experts waved the flag of Mint Indian Bistro more than all other Indian restaurants combined. (Survey participant and food blogger Philip Tzeng also recommended its sister restaurant Divi...

Kassi Beach House

“Finding the right balance between hip/trendy and comfy/chill is an almost impossible challenge. Being able to pull it off in a restaurant that also provides high-quality food that’s both familiar ...

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