Diana Edelman

Top 10 Places to Dine in Downtown Las Vegas

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Downtown features a flourishing dining scene. Here are our picks for the best places to eat in Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas has no shortage of exceptional places to stuff your face and unbutton that top button on your pants. There’s the tried-and-true dining inside Downtown’s casinos — and we will touch on that — but, for anybody willing to explore, there are plenty of other gems in the happening downtown area that will leave you ready for a food coma … or at least a nice digestivo to finish you off before you hit all of the happening Downtown bars. After all, you’re Downtown. Make the most of your time in this oft missed part of Sin City.

7. Therapy

Therapy Downtown Las Vegas

Photo Courtesy of Therapy

The Downtown restaurant scene on Fremont Street got some major cred when Therapy opened in 2015. The large, rustic spot pulls in locals and tourists alike with its twist on American comfort food. Think pretzel bread to start, followed by chicken meatballs or a french dip and finished off with some s’mores. Yeah. With separate lunch and dinner menus, be sure to swing by to sample both. You won’t be disappointed. Especially with the Super Mac (which is basically Macaroni and Cheese on delicious crack). Out partying at the bars on Fremont but need some late night munchies? Hello, Therapy. Operating a “After Hours Club” menu every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., it offers burgers, flatbread and even chicken and waffles. It’s also got a housemade sangrias, signature cocktails and more.

518 E. Fremont St., Las Vegas, (702) 912-1622. therapylv.com

8. MTO Cafe

MTO Cafe
MTO Cafe has emerged as a spot to be seen while indulging in the restaurant’s fresh offerings. Open for breakfast and lunch, MTO’s comfort food appeals to all eaters — from vegan to whatever-the-hell-tastes-good. Not sure what to try? How about some coconut carrot vegan pancakes? Or, a Fat Elvis (french toast with banana, bacon, peanut butters, strawberries and nutella)? For lunch, try the Thanksgiving Burger. We’re not kidding — the food here is divine. 500 S Main St, (702) 380-8229 mtocafe.com

9. Triple George Grill

Photo Courtesy of Triple George Grill

Photo Courtesy of Triple George Grill

Open for lunch and dinner, Triple George Grill located in the Downtown Third district (affectionately known as DT3) is one classy spot. With its hardwood and brass accents, it’s easy to forget the honky tonk of the Fremont Street Experience is nearby and be whisked away into the old school Vegas world where Sinatra was king and scotch flowed like water. While the power players of the Downtown area come here for steaks and martinis (so Vegas, right?), the destination offers up plenty of delicious San Francisco-style steaks and seafood dishes (think Filet Mignon and Rib Eyes, plus Shrimp Scampi, Salmon and much more). While it’s largely a steak and seafood joint, vegetarians — don’t despair. They’ve got options for you, too.

201 N. Third Street, Las Vegas, (702) 384-2761, triplegeorgegrill.com

10. Le Thai

Le ThaiThe Thai darling in Downtown, Le Thai quickly gained a following thanks to faithful locals flocking to its tiny interior and larger outdoor patio. Today, the restaurant seems to be taking full advantage of every square foot of space and has even opened up a front patio. But, forget about seating and lets talk about the food.

Here, numbers are the name of the game and you can choose your dish and then choose how much you want to burn your taste buds — on a scale of 1 to 5. Thai spicy is a 5, and trust us, it is spicy but oh sooooo good in that burn your face off kind of yummy way.

Start with the pork jerky appetizer served with waterfall sauce (trust us!), then move on to the three curry main course and finish off with the roti filled with nutella and eggs. Wash it all down with your choice of Thai beer. Personally, its Singha all the way for us.

523 Fremont St, (702) 778-0888 lethaivegas.com

Bonus Picks:

La Comida

La Comida
Brought to you by the same people who own La Cave inside Wynn — Michael and Jenna Morton — this Mexican spot is perfect for an intimate dinner or a group affair. For starters, the chips and salsa are spectacular. And, the drinks? La Comida serves up some fun and creative (hello, Prickly Pear) margarita concoctions filled to the top in mason jars that are sure to leave guests passing them around so everyone can try them. But, it isn’t just the chips and salsa or booz-y margaritas that leave us wanting more. It’s the entire menu. The menu isn’t overwhelming or intimidating — it’s awesome with a nice selection of tacos and ceviches to get your Mexican on. And, for those veggie/vegans, there is an entire (yes, entire) menu created especially for your groovy tastebuds. Lest we forget the ambiance here — it’s Mexican Day of the Dead meets old building meets gorgeously decorated.

100 6th St., Las Vegas (702) 463-9900 lacomidalv.com

Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery

This restaurant could be one of the main reasons people stop into Main Street Station, where Triple 7 is located. The six hand-crafted beers won our hearts, and the varied menu which includes sushi (which there aren’t many options for Downtown), is stellar. Choose from your typical bar eats to burgers to pizza and even deep fried cheesecake for dessert.

200 N Main St, (702) 387-1896 mainstreetcasino.com

For more great options check out our Best Breakfast Spots in Downtown Las Vegas article. Do you have a favorite dining spot in downtown Las Vegas? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

  1. Vicki November 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Thank for for sharing!!!! Went to MTO and it was such a nice atmosphere and the service was the best! Food was soooooo delishious. Too bad i didnt have enough stomach to eat what i wanted!

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  2. Anna March 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Eat was amazing! Everything was good, the only problem was I didn’t have time to try it all! Thank you!!

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  3. Ron January 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Always liked triple George grill but thinking about Hugo’s cellar. Ron from San Diego

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