Before the pandemic, the Eater 38 was our attempt to answer every question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” The curated list spans the entire city and includes numerous cuisines. And even now, it’s a list that tells the story of the Las Vegas food scene that spans myriad cuisines and prices, and collectively caters to all restaurant needs, from where to get a reliable quick bite to where to bust half a paycheck during dinner. Every few months, relevant restaurants that have been left out are re-approved (restaurants must be open for at least six months) or have stepped up their game, are added.
For the hottest restaurants to open in Las Vegas in the past six months, readers can check out the Eater Vegas Heatmap, which is updated monthly.
Only one restaurant has joined this version of the Eater 38 – Best Friend, the standout Korean barbecue at Park MGM. It replaces the NoMad Bar, which offers shorter working hours during the ongoing pandemic.
A number of Las Vegas restaurants have resumed dining service. The level of service is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in the restaurant as safety concerns remain: For the latest information on coronavirus cases in Las Vegas, please visit Nevada Health Response. Studies show that there is less risk of exposure outdoors, but the risk associated with terrace dining depends on restaurants that follow strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.
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Note: The restaurants on this map are listed geographically.