Lunch Spots in Las Vegas, NV
True, when you walk into Verandah at the Four Seasons you feel like you’re on a vacation away from the ordinary. But don’t be fooled. This is one of those power lunch spots where big shots get business done. This American-Italian eatery is quiet enough to hold a conversation while being swanky enough to say you mean business. You can sit indoors as well as outdoors. Look a diverse selection of housemade pastas, braised meats, wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood for lunch. You can dine here daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The original celebrity chef restaurant that started the craze in Las Vegas has become a place to see and be seen in Sin City. Wolfgang Puck’s Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars is a scene favored by celebrities and shoppers alike. Executive Chef Eric Klein’s menu features seasonal American cuisine with Puck’s touch. Try the Spago classic chopped salad with a cornucopia of veggies or one of Puck’s infamous wood-fired pizzas such as the Margherita or the Italian sausage. For sandwiches, the smoked pork loin served with sauerkraut on a soft pretzel bread or the chicken parmesan with smoked mozzarella, basil pesto and tomato sauce.
Executive Chef Kim Canteenwalla creates an exciting menu at this all-day restaurant that won Esquire magazine's "Best New Restaurants in America, 2009." Society Café serves up American cooking that will have you hankering for home. Start with a dish such as rock shrimp and crisped calamari or the pickled okra with black truffle grits that are biggest enough to share. Try Canteenwalla’s twist on sliders such as the lobster roll club, organic turkey and applewood bacon, grilled ham and cheese of barbecued pulled pork roll, or put together your own version with sirloin or American Kobe beef. You can even order breakfast for lunch if you happened to sleep in after a night out.
Chef Sammy DeMarco has a lot of fun creating his menus, which change with the seasons. You can always find the Philly cheesesteak dumplings or the Montauk dockside lobster rolls on the menu. DeMarco creates his own take on chicken McFingers with waffles and traditional fish and chips. Go for some comfort food like the roast chicken served with a green bean casserole. And save some room for desserts such as the donuts served with three sauces, a donut sundae or the milk and cookie dough truffles in chocolate chip, sugar and peanut butter. We won’t tell mom you were cheating on her cooking.
Everyone should have an American saloon on their list of places to lunch in Las Vegas, and for that, we offer the storied P.J. Clarke’s. Belly up to the Phoenix bar, formerly part of the Rothschild Estate and order a favorite classic cocktail. The raw bar features fresh shellfish such as oysters and clams for something a little different during lunch while the jukebox keeps the tunes rolling. Order up a Cadillac burger with American cheese and smoked country bacon, one of the best in town, and be sure to order the baked macaroni and cheese with peas and bacon.