16 "First/Early in the Game Dates" restaurants in Las Vegas.
Pasta Shop in Henderson is perfect for a dinner of reasonably-priced pastas, wine, and catching up.
One the best late-night spots, Starboard Tack is a quick drive from the Strip, and where you’ll find things like Thai mussels and pu-pu platters.
When you want a lot of high-quality meat dishes, head to Manzo in Eataly in the Park MGM for dinner in a beautiful sleek space.
20 minutes from the Strip in Summerlin, La Strega is an Italian place with something unique in every dish and a beautiful space.
Hatsumi is a Japanese restaurant downtown with a long bar and a few booths where you’ll eat skewers and interesting small plates.
This secret bar inside another bar - Commonwealth in the Fremont East District - is reservation-by-text-only and one of the cooler places you can go.
This casual Italian spot in Downtown Las Vegas has an amazing pasta deal and surprisingly inventive drinks.
This creative cocktail bar in the Arts District has drinks with sundried tomatoes and olive oil, and a focus on local music and art.
Juniper in the Park MGM is big and a great spot for a couple drinks with coworkers after a long day.
Mike Morey’s Sip N Tip is a great, somewhat hidden beer bar downtown for a more casual nightcap.
Rosina in the Venetian is one of the classiest looking bars you’ll find in Vegas; come for a cocktail with someone you’d like to impress.
Libertine Social in the Mandalay Bay is where you should start your night of hotel-hopping; get a good cocktail and share a few small plates.
When you’re looking for something fun and a little different, Hobak is our favorite Korean BBQ spot in the city.
Other Mama in Spring Valley might be small - under 50 seats - but it’s still one of our favorite places for high-quality and creative seafood.
Lotus of Siam feels like a big party, but one you can show up to in jeans - come with a big group and order plenty of their Thai specialties.