Finding a good restaurant in Las Vegas is far from difficult, especially off-Strip! With so many cultural influences in the valley, finding exactly the kind of meal you and your date are craving could be just around the corner.
- Firefly on Paradise
3900 Paradise Rd; Las Vegas
If you’re not quite sure what you’re in the mood for, Firefly can either help you or hinder you. With an amazing selection of tapas to choose from, the Spanish-themed restaurant is warm and relaxing with dark wood tables, dimmed lighting and huge windows with a great view. Start with some sangria and then choose from steak and mushroom skewers, paella, mushroom tarts, artichoke toast and much more. Or, if you can’t choose, the staff will be more than happy to help. Top the meal off with the sensual banana and Nutella dessert – it’s to die for!
- The Peppermill Fireside Lounge
2985 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
Easily at the top of many locals’ list of romantic restaurants, the Peppermill offers a cozy, dark atmosphere with mirrored walls, plush booths and a bubbling pool of “fire” inside their Fireside Lounge. Enjoy drinks at an average price of $5 (make sure you try the mai tai!) and a meal that, while a bit pricey, will leave you satisfied.
- Vintner Grill
10100 W Charleston Blvd Ste 150; Las Vegas
Whether you’re in the mood for dinner under the stars in a patio cabana or prefer lunch inside the dining room with old black and white classics on the flat screen TVs, Vintner Grill offers a one-of-a-kind atmosphere perfect for cozying up to your significant other while enjoying some free-range chicken, prime beef tenderloin, or fresh seafood and salad.
- The Melting Pot
8704 West Charleston Blvd; Las Vegas
While the choice of entrees can be a little confusing and seemingly set up to make a wrong choice in meats and marinade combos (don’t dip the teriyaki beef into the bleu cheese, for example), the desserts can’t be beat. Each cozy booth is outfitted with fondue pots in the middle of the table and filled with broths and oils for cooking, cheese for dipping, and then chocolate to dip fresh fruit, pound cake, brownies and even cheesecake.[/br]
- Claim Jumper
1100 S. Ft. Apache Road; Las Vegas
The Wild West is alive and well in Las Vegas! From the saloon-style bar to the dining area equipped with a pulley system for the ceiling fans, the amount of detail in the California Gold Rush theme provides an ambiance of excitement. It’s one of the few restaurants I don’t have just one favorite meal at – everything from the pot roast to the steak to the chili is delicious. Make sure you take in a movie before eating because you’re almost guaranteed to have leftovers to take home. And if you’re too full from dinner you can get a slice of their famous Chocolate Motherlode Cake to go.[/br]
- In-N-Out Burger
Sure, it’s fast food, but your date won’t mind if it’s at this popular Las Vegas burger joint. With seven locations around the valley, In-N-Out Burger is well-known for the fresh (and real!) high-quality ingredients in their affordable, simple menu of hamburgers, fries and shakes. The drive-thru is a little faster than dine-in, but the restaurants are clean and well-staffed. In-N-Out is perfect for a fast bite before a show or movie.
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