Enjoy the Fall Season's Best Food at These 10 Las Vegas Restaurants



By the time fall arrives in Las Vegas, everyone’s ready for cooler temperatures after the city’s harsh summer. As a bonus, it’s also a time of year filled with seasonal foods like apples, Brussels sprouts, kale and pumpkin. The Las Vegas’ restaurants on our list strive to offer dishes in line with the season, delivering the flavors of fall with inventive, memorable and often hearty dishes.

Harvest by Roy Ellamar is dedicated to creating flavor-packed dishes from seasonal, sustainably produced food. Locally produced ingredients are a high priority, as is finding produce and protein from the highest quality sources. Locavores will appreciate the restaurant’s approach and everyone will enjoy the tasty results.

At restaurants like Carson Kitchen and Hearthstone, you’ll find flatbreads, burgers and pasta--all the familiar comfort foods of fall--but with the highest quality ingredients, a few tasty surprises and some serious flavor punches.

Getting together with friends and family is a hallmark of this time of year. Many of the restaurants on our list can host parties, so if you’re thinking of a fall get-together, check ahead to see if they can accommodate the number of people in your group.

Still wondering where to eat in Las Vegas this fall? Scroll down to read our cornucopia of suggestions.



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Eat's motto is "Good food for good people, made with love in downtown Las Vegas," and this breakfast and lunch "joint" has been winning fans with that attitude. Chef Natalie Young's menu is full of soulful and delicious breakfast food, like the golden-brown pancakes with chicken apple sausage and maple syrup, or her truffle egg sandwich with two scrambled eggs, onions, feta and bacon. The Huevos Motulenos is prepared with over-easy eggs, chilies, black beans, peas, feta and sautéed bananas. And who can resist shrimp and grits? Eat was among the first of a wave of new restaurants in downtown Las Vegas to focus on sustainable, fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients, and it continues with that philosophy today.


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Herringbone brings its Southern California Coastal style to the Aria, with naturally sourced seafood, meats and vegetables. They feature line-caught seafood and support local and organic agriculture whenever they can. The restaurant's Summer 2018 menu offers an abundance of seafood, both hot and cold dishes. Chilled selections include Alaskan King Crab, Maine Lobster, tuna poke and the daily fresh special. Oysters on the half shell come with ginger scallion ponzu, apple cide and sambal cocktail. On the hot side, you'll find dishes like Buffalo Octopus and Drunken Mussels--mussels with saffron, chorizo and grilled bread. The cocktail menu offers specialty cocktails, beer (including some from local breweries), and an Elevated Smoked Old Fashioned made with barrel smoked maple syrup, charred cedar, aromatic bitters and orange bitters, plus your choice of Anejo Tequila, Royal Salute 21 year old Scotch or Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select Whiskey.


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Hearthstone's approach to food is to keep it simple, using seasonal and sustainable ingredients to create a menu full of delectable dishes. Guests can enjoy artisanal salads, charcuterie and signature dishes made from scratch. On the dinner menu, the inventive, rustic style dishes include appetizers like roasted jalapeno hummus, tuna tartare and wood roasted octopus. An array of shellfish and seafood is available, along with sandwiches and pizza. Entrees include braised short rib, truffle pasta, fried chicken and steak. The dessert menu features tempting goodies like Nutella & Chocolate Pot de Creme with amero ganache, whipped cream and chocolate chip cookies, or the pineapple upside down cake with lemon brown butter cake and rum raisin ice cream.


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Sparrow + Wolf's Americanish-style cooking takes inspiration from the chef's travels, training and his Midwestern upbringing. Seasonal ingredients, great drinks, and a welcoming neighborhood vibe come together at this restaurant. The changing menu features a variety of dishes inspired by the seasons. Shareable plates might include dishes like hamachi carpaccio, Chinatown Clams Casino, wood roasted bone marrow "Beef N Cheddah" and Campfire Duck, seared foie gras, wood ear mushrooms and salted plum. The Chef's Table, a multiple course meal, rotates dishes weekly. An extensive drink menu includes wine, beer and a selection of unique cocktails like the Blister in the Sun, made with Silver Tequila, lime, passion fruit, Thai Chili Orgeat and Campari.


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The small, charming Carson Kitchen in Downtown Las Vegas was among the first restaurants to take root in the on-going efforts to transform the downtown area in a chic, trendy place to hang out. Carson Kitchen's quiet ambiance is wonderful for meal when you'd like to have a conversation and a glass of great wine. The late chef Kerry Simon opened Carson Kitchen, and after its opening, the restaurant's innovative dishes quickly gained positive attention. "Social Plates" include choices like "Devil's" Eggs, topped with crispy pancetta and caviar, crispy chicken skins with smoked honey and veal meatballs with sherry foie gras cream. The flatbreads also are ideal for sharing. Entrees include burgers, fish and steak. The menu changes frequently, ensuring you can almost always find a new delight. The drink menu includes a wide selection of wines and beers, along with a selection of finely crafted cocktails.


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The interior at The Sparklings is a mash-up of vintage and farmhouse glam, a large space that suits the restaurant's somewhat eclectic approach to food. One section of the menu is devoted to seasonal dishes, but the entire menu is filled with tasty, expertly prepared dishes with a home-cooking slant. Entrees include braised short rib, shepherd's pie, steak Diane and even a hamburger steak with a fried egg, served over rice. One of the restaurant's main objectives is to serve quality dishes at affordable prices, with no dish on their appetizer menu coming over $11 and the entrees under $30 (for the six ounce filet mignon). Located along Rainbow Boulevard, in an area where Chinatown has started to expand with its stellar restaurant offerings, The Sparklings is a hidden gem worth taking the time to find.


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Unpretentious Table 34 doesn't stand on formalities, but it does constantly wow patrons with spectacular cuisine and wonderful ambiance. The chef focuses on using the best, freshest ingredients, like Safe Harbor Certified fresh fish and prime meats. The New American dishes here are upscale and inventive. Starters include dishes like the grilled quail marinated in Jack Daniels and a duck confit quesadilla with spicy blackberry Syrah coulis. Pastas and pizzas are made with organic, GMO-free flour. Entrees include the popular seared Scottish salmon, layered eggplant, rack of lamb and seared sea scallops. A good selection of wines complements the cuisine. A warm, inviting interior features neutral tones and polished woods in a spacious, pleasant space.


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Leticia's Cocina recently opened a second location in Tivoli Village in Summerlin, a section of Las Vegas booming with local restaurants. The Mexican food at Leticia's comes from several regions like Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara and the Mayan Peninsula, and all of it is prepared with fresh ingredients. Chef Leticia's dishes have that home-style touch since they're made from scratch. Among the menu's many selections, you'll find combination-style plates with rice and beans to go along with taquitos, flautas, tostadas and enchiladas, all made with an authentic host of ingredients. Tacos and tamales come in several styles: tacos in crispy, puffy, gourmet, or street style and tamales with chicken or pork in tomatillo sauce, beef in red guajillo sauce and all with rajas con queso, mild chile strips sauteed with onions in a tomato Ranchera sauce and cheese.


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The menu at Eatt was designed by French chefs to offer healthy, gourmet recipes with seasonal ingredients. Just a short drive west of the Strip, Eatt offers a comfortable, modern setting and well thought-out and delicious menu. Careful attention has been given to note dishes that are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, organic or vegan, and the menu changes to reflect ingredients currently in season. Winter entrees might includes dishes like the braised pork cheek with cabbage, apple, cinnamon and nutmeg puff pie; Cornish game hen with parsnips; or a succulent flank steak with mashed potato, leek and shitake. On the summer menu, you'll find dishes with heirloom tomatoes, watermelon and other delights of the warmer months. Do not forget dessert--each of Eatt's sweets is beautiful to look at as well as wonderfully tasty.


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Harvest by Roy Ellamar is a restaurant devoted to a farm-to-table sensibility. Designed to deliver healthy, sustainably sourced foods in innovatively delicious ways, the menu at Harvest is adjusted as needed to ensure the freshest food is served. The range of dishes at Harvest guarantees diners will find plenty to enjoy, with dishes like: grass-fed steak tartare, freshly caught seafood cooked in a stone oven, baby kale salad, organic chicken done to perfection in the rotisserie, scallops with seasonal accompaniments--the menu is full of delicious options. The cocktail menu features classic drinks with cold-pressed juices and homegrown herbs. Locavores will be pleased to know Harvest uses locally produced ingredients where they can, especially in the salads. The warm interior is comfortable and inviting, and the glass-enclosed exhibition kitchen will let you see the wonderful dishes being created.


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