Convention days can be long and, by the end, most people will want some kind of filling meal without going too far. Fear not. These 10 places offer a mix of genres and styles to appease most any appetite and were chosen for their proximity to the Strip. Border Grill
This Mexican restaurant run by a Top Chef contestant and a Too Hot Tamales chef offers up a full ceviche bar. Try the green corn tamales or the Yucatan pork. Twists on classic Mexican cocktails include the blood orange jalapeno margarita and the avocado colada. 3500 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 854-6700. Inside The Forum Shops at Caesars.
CUT by Wolfgang Puck
You might say Wolfgang Puck created the concept of the celebrity chef, so why not try his steakhouse? CUT features several types of steaks and styles of meat, including porterhouse, rib eye and Waygu beef. 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 608-6300. Located in The Palazzo at The Venetian.
Holstein’s Shakes and Buns
Sometimes you just want a good burger and a cold beer. Try the Gold Standard made with dry aged sirloin, smoked bacon and goat cheddar. Perhaps pair it with a Brooklyn Lager or a Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. Wash it all down with one of their many milkshakes. 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 698-7940. Located in The Cosmopolitan.
Joel Robuchon Restaurant
Las Vegas is expensive. Joel Robuchon might be one of the priciest places there. However, it is the epitome of fine dining in the city. It’s a Michelin 3 star restaurant that strongly encourages reservations. 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd; (702) 891-7925; Located inside the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.
One can never really go wrong with good Italian food. Recommended dishes include the Bucatini Carbonara and the World Famous Meatball with gravy and ricotta cheese. Warning: No substitutions are allowed on any of the dishes. They’re famous for it and won’t hesitate to remind patrons. 3655 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 946-4655. Located in the Paris Hotel & Casino.
Nobu Restaurant and Lounge
Seafood and sushi are on the menu here. Try the yellowtail with jalapeno or the rock shrimp tempura with creamy-spicy sauce. Or indulge in Nobu’s famous signature dish: black cod with sweet miso, garlic and ginger. Cucumber martinis also are highly recommended. 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 785-6628. Located in Caesars Palace
Connoisseurs who try SW Steakhouse will find steaks such as the chili-rubbed double rib eye, and sides including the black truffle creamed corn. They claim to one of only three restaurants in the U.S. that offer certified authentic Kobe beef. Visitors also are treated to shows on the Lake of Dreams. 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 770-3325. Located inside the Wynn Las Vegas.
Not many places in Vegas are vegetarian-friendly, but Tamba comes pretty close. Close to one-third of the entrees offered are vegetarian. Try the malai kofta or bangan bhartha for a good mix. A lunch buffet also is available. 3743 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 798-7889. Located across the street from the Monte Carlo.
Top of the World
Honestly, who doesn’t want to enjoy a revolving 360-degree view of Las Vegas from the top of the Stratosphere? For those who are height squeamish the restaurant is 844 feet up. The menu includes a mix of steaks and seafood such as a 10-ounce filet paired with lobster tail or king crab legs. 2000 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 380-7777. Located at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino.
One can’t make a list of Las Vegas restaurants without including at least one buffet — the city is famous for them. This buffet offers an array of standard buffet food such as mac and cheese and various desserts. These are coupled with higher end fare like bone marrow and asiago gnocchi in lamb ragout. 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.; (702) 698-7870. Located inside The Cosmopolitan.