Working up an appetite: mouthwatering restaurants near the Las Vegas Convention Center

Heather Turk

By , Local Expert, Las Vegas
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If you're a foodie, the Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the best places in the world to have a convention to go to, as many of the city's top restaurants are conveniently located nearby. In fact, some are located within walking distance!

Hungry for dinner and a show? North America's largest Benihana is located just steps away from the convention center inside LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Celebrity-favorite Piero's can also be found only a few steps away on Convention Center Drive, where guests can dig in to the same remarkable Italian fare enjoyed by such notable guests as Keith Richards, Justin Timberlake and former...  Read more »

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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 dining out in Las Vegas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Keep your eyes peeled during your meal. Guests dining at Top of the World can watch SkyJump participants jumping from the Stratosphere Tower, as the rotating restaurant is located just below the SkyJump platform."

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    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $22.50
    • Neighborhood: East Of The Strip

    A staple of Las Vegas' dining scene for more than 30 years, celebrity-favorite Piero's is a star in its own right.

    Local Expert Tip: "Request to sit in the A-Room (based on availability). It's where the movie Casino was filmed and where the who's who gravitate."

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    The Barrymore restaurant

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $35
    • Neighborhood: East Of The Strip

    Even though it's only steps away from the Strip, The Barrymore is one of Las Vegas' best-kept secrets. Everything about it is topnotch!

    Local Expert Tip: "If you want to enjoy Social Hour on the patio, be sure to arrive early to grab a seat, as it's a popular spot with locals."

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    Firefly on Paradise

    A Las Vegas institution since 2003, Firefly's diverse tapas menu is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy.

    Local Expert Tip: "A popular spot to socialize, Firefly can get quite busy at night, so be sure to make a reservation in advance if you want to avoid having to wait for a table."

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    Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

    With its savory steaks, impressive wine selection and picturesque patio, Morels offers one of the most memorable dining experiences in town.

    Local Expert Tip: "For guests dining during dinner hours, be sure to try the Prime dry-aged New York Sirloin. It's one of the best steaks on the Strip!"

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    • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
    • Average Main Course Price: $35
    • Neighborhood: Paradise Road/Airport Area

    The largest Benihana in North America, this off-Strip staple has served everyone from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a truly memorable evening, the restaurant takes special requests for Chef Toy Tomme to do his famous Elvis impersonation."

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    Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas

    • Cuisine: European, German
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: Paradise Road/Airport Area

    With its authentic Bavarian brews and live entertainment, Hofbräuhaus is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day on the convention center floor.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to order a Jumbo Size Original Oktoberfest Pretzel imported from Germany. No trip to Hofbräuhaus is complete without one!"

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    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $35
    • Neighborhood: Paradise Road/Airport Area

    Ferraro's fine Italian cuisine, made from time-honored family recipes, has been a favorite with locals and tourists for almost 30 years.

    Local Expert Tip: "Avoiding gluten? Nearly 90 percent of Ferraro's menu can be made gluten free."

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    The Steak House at Circus Circus

    Its location may be unassuming, but THE Steak House at Circus Circus is frequently hailed as the Best of Las Vegas.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the juicy Prime Rib of Beef, available in two cuts: petite and bone-in."

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    Fogo de Chao

    Meat lovers are sure to get their fill at Fogo de Chao--though taste buds will be left hungry for more.

    Local Expert Tip: "With 16 different cuts of beef to try, not to mention the gourmet salad and sides bar, be sure to pace yourself so you don't get too full too fast."



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