Let's Do Lunch: The Strip's 10 Most Memorable Afternoon Dining Experiences

Heather Turk

By , Local Expert, Las Vegas
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If breakfast is the most important meal of the day and dinner the most extravagant, lunch frequently has to be the most disregarded. Admit it: usually you're eating something out of a brown paper bag or fast food. But lunch in Las Vegas is truly an extraordinary experience, offering everything from picturesque views to mouth-watering menus at a moderate price.

Two of the Strip's most exquisite lunch spots can be found at Paris Las Vegas. The Eiffel Tower Restaurant boasts one of the most romantic views in town as well as a lunch menu that features Chef J. Joho's remarkable French fare at a fraction of the dinner menu price. Read more »

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    Eiffel Tower Restaurant

    While the menu items at Eiffel Tower Restaurant may cost less during lunch hours, the dining experience is just as priceless!

    Local Expert Tip: "For a truly memorable occasion, ask to be seated at the most romantic table in the city, where the only view diners have is of each other and the Fountains of Bellagio since their backs are to the restaurant."

     
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    Mon Ami Gabi

    One of the more affordable French bistros in town, guests find the cuisine and atmosphere at Mon Ami Gabi worth every penny.

    Local Expert Tip: "Seating on the patio is first come, first served, but the wait is well worth it if the weather is nice."

     
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    Verandah

    Offering a quiet respite on the hectic Vegas Strip, Verandah's serene garden terrace is the perfect lunchtime escape for locals and tourists alike.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to start your meal with the delicious Caprese antipasti, made with heirloom tomatoes, Campania buffalo mozzarella and pesto."

     
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    Top of the World

    With its jaw-dropping city views and scrumptious seasonal selections, Top of the World is truly tops when it comes to lunch spots in Las Vegas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Even though Top of the World is a bit more casual during lunchtime hours, reservations are still recommended."

     
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    Olives

    Todd English's Olives is the only restaurant open for lunch that offers patio seating above Lake Bellagio.

    Local Expert Tip: "Since patio seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, try to arrive as early as possible for lunch to beat the crowds and increase your chances of getting a seat (the restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m.)."

     
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    Sushi Roku

    Sushi Roku's affordable lunch specials make this striking Strip restaurant a hit not only with celebrities, but also average Joes looking for a deal.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try one of Sushi Roku's signature cocktail concoctions with your meal, like the sweet Pineapple Upside-Down Cake: Pinnacle whipped cream vodka mixed with Stoli vanilla vodka and fresh pineapple."

     
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    The Palm Restaurant

    Great for those in a time crunch, The Palm's new lunch menu promises guests will be in and out in an hour.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the filling Chicken Parmigiana--it's one of the best dishes in town."

     
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    Hash House A Go Go at The Quad

    It's hard to find a more filling (and satisfying) lunchtime option than Hash House A Go Go on or off the Vegas Strip!

    Local Expert Tip: "It may be impossible, but try to save some room for dessert; the Snickers Bread Pudding is delish!"

     
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    Ri Ra Irish Pub

    With its authentic Irish artifacts, friendly staff and affordable menu, Ri Ra Irish Pub serves up one of the city's best lunch experiences.

    Local Expert Tip: "Locals receive 40 percent off food on Friday with valid ID, making Ri Ra worth the trip to the Strip."

     
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    Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ

    Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ's new $9.95 lunch happy hour is one of the best lunch deals on the Strip.

    Local Expert Tip: "After you're finished eating, be sure to test your strength and stamina on Gilley's mechanical bull--if your stomach can handle it."

     

 

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