One of the best parts of Las Vegas trade shows is getting to enjoy all the great things our city has to offer.
From big shows to award-winning restaurants, Vegas amenities offer you the chance to get out and have some fun when you’re not impressing attendees on the show floor.
Whether you're taking a client out for a business dinner, grabbing lunch, or going out on the town to celebrate the end of the show, here are our top 10 favorite places to eat near the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Get your burger fix on the Strip by stopping into The Cosmopolitan and heading for Holsteins. From dry-aged sirloin burgers topped with smoked bacon to a Kobe beef burger crowned with nori, there’s something for everyone’s most creative tastes. Wash it all down with a boozy milkshake and you’ve got a combo that can’t be beat.
If you’re walking around CityCenter, Mastro’s Ocean Club will surely grab your eye. Built within an elaborate wooden structure, it looks like a treehouse made by the Jetsons. Inside, the open, airy dining room is the perfect place to enjoy their stellar steaks, classic seafood dishes, and fresh sushi.
Once frequented by mob bosses, Rat Pack members, and celebrities alike, Piero’s has always been a place to see and be seen. This classic Italian eatery is just a short walk from the Convention Center, making it perfect for those wanting some Osso Bucco after a long day on the show floor.
The bright airy interior of Mon Ami Gabi brings to life the quintessential character of Paris’ best bistros. Their glass-enclosed pavilion is also an ideal place to watch the Bellagio fountains. Order up some escargot with garlic herb butter, try a few French wines, or indulge in Bananas Foster waffles.
Spend enough time in Vegas and you’ll soon become an expert in regional Italian cuisine. For those that prefer the more Mediterranean-inspired flavors of the south, Ferraro’s is the place to be. They make all their pasta, bread, and pastries in-house daily, and their late-night happy hour is one of the best in town.
Carbone takes classic Italian and adds in a sophisticated flair to create a truly unique high-end dining experience inside the Aria. A retro-hip bar gives way to an ornate dining room centered around a massive chandelier. Underneath, talented servers prepare dishes, like spicy rigatoni vodka, tableside.
Everything tastes better with a view, which makes it pretty hard to beat the food offered at the Top of the World. Perched 800 feet above the Strip, this award-winning restaurant actually rotates, offering diners a constantly changing vantage point while they dine on Wagyu ribeye and Fijian tuna.
Elevate your steakhouse game with some of the best meat from around the world. With wood-fired grills and tableside carving service, you can enjoy Wagyu, Kobe, and Chateaubriand in their recently renovated, industrial-chic dining room.
Not all of Vegas’ best food is captured by fine dining. If you find yourself near The Grand Bazaar at Ballys and need a quick bite, look no further than Dirt Dog, LA’s sinfully delicious bacon-wrapped hot dog. Add your favorite toppings, like chimichurri sauce or french fries topped with melted cheese and then grab a drink at one of the nearby bars.
Walk into Hugo’s Cellar in the Four Queens Casino and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. This is truly old-school Vegas. Ladies are handed red roses before they’re seated, salads are prepared tableside, and classic dishes like shrimp scampi, prime rib, and cherries jubilee are executed to perfection.
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