When visiting Las Vegas you are presented with a plethora of options for what you can eat. The town is built on giving you what seems like an endless number of places to gamble, eat and drink. The good news is that there are a lot of great options. Hotels love providing great food, because they know that after dinner you will gamble some money in their casino, drink a few cocktails and enjoy the night life there.
If you haven’t been to Las Vegas, the place is huge and recommending a restaurant is difficult as it might be a 30 minute taxi ride away from where you are. To solve this problem and help you make a selection we have broken our Las Vegas Best Restaurant review into two separate posts. One for the Best Restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas and one for the Best Restaurants in the Strip area (coming soon).
As the Downtown area is a lot smaller and everything is within walking distance, it makes your options a lot easier. We really love the downtown area, it just has a far more authentic feel of how Vegas use to be. It’s a lot more relaxed and the people here seem friendlier. In fact if you ask any local, downtown Las Vegas is the area they go to to have a good time. We situated ourselves at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, an amazing hotel and central to everything downtown has to offer and directly opposite the Fremont Street experience, one of our favorite free shows in Las Vegas.
Here’s our pick of the Best Restaurants in Downtown Las Vegas.
Located within the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino right at the end of Fremont Street, Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery is a great way to start the day. You have plenty to choose from on their menu with a wide range of selections of your typical American breakfasts. After our visit we highly recommend a serving of pancakes. And if you have had a sleep in after a big night, they have a selection of bakery goods for you to grab and go.
MTO Cafe was our pick of the places to eat for lunch. It is located on Main Street, about a 5 minute walk south of the Fremont Street intersection. It’s a little bit hidden, but well worth finding. The menu offers a variety of wraps, omelets, skillets, soups and salads, as well as sandwiches and burgers. They also serve pancakes and waffles, which makes them a great breakfast option too. While we were there we tried the waffles and the hangover burger, with a side of fries. Both meals were tasty, filling and great value. Nicole said her waffles were the best she’s had in the United States. Not a bad compliment!
We finished the day with a meal at Oscar’s Steak House. Oscar’s is located in the Plaza Hotel and Casino right at the end of Fremont Street. When you walk into Oscar’s you know you are not just there for a special meal, but an experience. As you walk in you are greeted with photos of the who’s who of the entertainment and political world. It seems anyone who is anyone has eaten here. The room is set out immaculately with perfect views of Fremont Street.
The owner, Oscar Goodman, was the former mayor of Las Vegas and he has obviously got some great connections in the meat industry. The two melt in your mouth steaks we ate were among the best we have ever eaten. We finished with a chocolate lava cake that topped off the meal perfectly. The service was some of the best we experienced in Vegas.
Also if you are keen on a drink or three, they have a cocktail bar for after meal drinks. Of course it’s Vegas, so if you want you can just have your ‘liquid’ meal there!
Have you been to Downtown Las Vegas?