Welcome again! Continuing on our journey through Las Vegas, I couldn't leave off details on one of a vacations biggest pleasures, food! I'm sharing a few of my favorite Las Vegas restaurants & dessert bars.
Sammy's LA Pastrami • Off Strip We heard about this place from the Travel Channel, so we knew we couldn't miss it. It did not disappoint! This is a whole in the wall joint, and it's "seasoned" look adds to the flavor. Try the Steak Fajita Pita, and the Bacon Cheddar Fries are to die for!
Serendipity 3 • Caesars Palace UPDATE: Serendipity Las Vegas has closed. This original-to-New York staple shouldn't be missed! Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace is a much newer, fresher feel to it's NY counterpart, but it's classic Frozen Hot Chocolate is just the same. Check out their amazing brunch menu as well. They have donuts as big as your face that happen to be the best I've ever had! Not to mention a fun twist on eggs Benedict, my favorite vacation brunch treat.
Bellagio Buffet • Bellagio This was a fun spot to visit that is super popular. The buffet has cuisine from all over the world, so it is a wonderful variety. The place didn't wow me, but it was nice dining. I would call this the Taj Mahal of buffets. It was even the dinner of choice to a wedding party the night we dined there, and well if it's good enough for a wedding party, it's good enough for me.
Eiffel Tower Restaurant • Paris Honestly, this isn't a place high on my list to recommend, or particularly to recommend at all. Though our meals were not at all impressive, the views highly make up for it! We had the creme del a creme of tables by making an early reservation. The food, yuck. The views, to die for!
Gonzalez y Gonzalez • New York New York We were craving a little taste of home to go along with our tickets to see Texas native, George Strait. Rarely do we find a Mexican food place that lives up to anything from home, but this spot was a pleasant surprise! The Chips & Dip Trio included some of the best bean dip we'd ever had. I wasn't disappointed by the fajitas either!
The Dillinger • Boulder City On our drive back from the Valley of Fire, we stopped in Boulder City for a little lunch and exploring. We happened up The Dillinger, a cute little spot that serves craft beers and yummy burgers. The Capone burger was my drug of choice, and, oohh, that fried egg was the "icing" on the bun! I recommend the Nachos, Nachos Piled High while you're there!
Hexx • Paris You can't miss Hexx right on the Strip with outside tables that have prime viewing of the famous Bellagio Fountains. We enjoyed an amazing late brunch there where I had my first bite of chilaquiles. #wherehaveibeen Right next door is an amazing candy shop, Hexx Chocolate. Load up on a sugar rush of immense varieties, and splurge on creating your own ice cream sandwich with homemade cookies!
Buca Cafe Italiano • Bally's This family style Italian eatery was delicious! Though it is a chain (I try to stay away from chain restaurants during travels), the pizza was incredible. They brought it out, setting it atop two big, and I mean big, cans of tomatoes and a cutting board. It was LOADED with cheese and pepperonis, and the flavors were wonderful. Just don't forget, everything is family style, so each serving is enough to feed 4-5.
Benihana • Westgate Another chain, but this one is warranted! Deemed the world's largest Benihana, it was a must go. Who wouldn't want to try their amazing hibachi and sushi?! Hibachi meals are my favorite treat, and this was no exception. Take the monorail from the strip to avoid the traffic to Westgate, an Art Deco style hotel & casino. If not for Benihana, take ride just to at least see the gorgeous hotel!
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM • High Roller Promenade Oh yes, yes I did! Such a fun treat, that literally comes out of an ATM. I chose the Red Velvet cupcake, and it came right out in a cute little box all packaged up for safe delivery out of the dispensary. I saved my cupcake for a special day, a day or two later, and it still tasted fresh & yummy. Highly recommend trying the famous Cupcake ATM!
Yong Kang Street • Paris If my eyes were ever too big for my stomach, this was the time! This spot highlights all the best flavors of Asia. I had my first experience with dim sum here, a hot food cart that goes from table to table, perhaps that's were my eyes deceived me. But that full belly was totally worth it! Every bite was delicious!
Chocolate by Jean Philippe • Bellagio This fun spot in the Bellagio is famous for its gigantic chocolate fountain. When I first saw it, I was in awe! The pastries, the cakes, the candies, it is all incredible to see and eat. Take a visit here after your stroll through the Bellagio Conservatory to see the famous fountain & intricate cakes.
There are so many other spots in Vegas to enjoy, but I hope you've enjoyed checking out these few. Be sure to check them out, and tell me your thoughts. I'd love to hear your favorite Las Vegas eats for my next trip there as well.