The Top Three Restaurants in Las Vegas for Foodies

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I have recently come home from staying with family in Las Vegas for a few months. Think of it as an extended vacation. As with all popular cities in Las Vegas, the restaurants are always coming and going. Blink and you might miss one. Being in the restaurant industry is tough work, after all.

It’s a highly competitive industry, and everyone wants to eat at the best restaurant. With so many choices it can be hard to choose where you want to spend money on your next meal, so hopefully these reviews can alleviate a bit of the stress for you.

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First up, my favorite steakhouse in Las Vegas. The Charcoal Room is found at the Palace Station resort in Las Vegas, so if you’re staying there then make sure to eat a good steak. Personally I don’t prefer to stay at a hotel in Vegas just to eat at the restaurants, but if you are already there then it might be a good idea to go the extra mile and stay the night. You can hit the slots or do whatever else people typically do in casinos. They don’t care, as long as you’re spending money.

If you have ever been to a steakhouse anywhere in Las Vegas, then you already know what to expect. Sometimes I’m actually surprised if the waiters aren’t wearing tuxedos, to be honest. The first thing that people see in a restaurant is the aesthetic, so we’ll start there. Since you will be eating at a restaurant inside of another building, don’t expect many windows. This is not a bad thing, however.

The Charcoal Room has great lighting, so you can see everything on your plate. It also emphasizes how clean the inside of the restaurant is, because the staff are very sanitary. I’ll get into that in a little bit, though. The Charcoal Room has this overall feeling of wealth and class, even if the prices do not share that sentiment. Everything from the art on the walls to the chairs is pretty and squeaky clean.

Just how it should be, in a Las Vegas restaurant. The most important part of a restaurant that needs to be kept clean is the kitchen, however. One of my brothers works for Las Vegas Hood Cleaning, and he has worked with the best and worst restaurants in Las Vegas. One thing that every restaurant has in common is the necessity of safety and cleanliness. For all of you business owners out there, check them out at

It never hurts to have a backup hood cleaner, in case of emergencies. In addition to other things, there is not any overbearing music or noise from the other guests in The Charcoal Room. It’s surprising to say the least, as I have eaten in plenty of casinos and resorts in town where the slots and everyone talking are so loud that I cannot seem to enjoy my meal.

Don’t expect anything like that from a restaurant with this high of quality, though. If there was a math equation for getting amazing online reviews on Yelp and Google, then I’m sure the management here knows it. All I have to do is add up all the different things that I like about restaurants, and then I get The Charcoal Room.

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Steakhouses are not for everyone, though. You may be more into Italian food, for example. This is why I chose Giada as my next restaurant to review. Vegas has plenty of Italian restaurants, but this one is located in The Cromwell in Las Vegas. Everyone is familiar with the classics, like raviolis and spaghetti.

But what if I told you that there was a whole other side to this style of cuisine that you are missing out on? My two favorite dishes to order from Giada are the lemon spaghetti with prawns, and the wood grilled asparagus. And I don’t even like vegetables. I would highly encourage you to try either of these, if it is your first time visiting Giada or The Cromwell. My sister orders the cold octopus salad, and she is always telling me how much she loved her meal on the drive back.

Giada has such affordable food that I actually cannot afford to eat at any other Italian restaurants, which says a lot about the quality of their businesses. Thank you for looking out for your loyal customers, Giada. All of the positive reviews that I read online were well-earned.

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Finally, there is just a regular restaurant for people who prefer the classics. No gimmicks or special styles of cuisine, just some great meals. Service is the main aspect of business that sets Jardin apart from their competitors. You will not find another restaurant near the Strip in Las Vegas with such respectable and respectful workers. They always make sure everything is clean before you sit down.

Not afterwards, like some servers think they should be doing. Why would you wipe down the table in front of me, as I am trying to talk with my friends or family? If you are unfamiliar with the different choices that are offered at Jardin, do not hesitate to ask the server any of your questions. They will never field your questions to somebody else or have to go back to the kitchen and make sure they’re correct. The staff answers your questions immediately and without hesitation, which means that they really care about their jobs.

Also means that they really like the food as well, otherwise they might not really have a reason to care so much about it. Did someone say lobster benedict? That’s my favorite entree to order from Jardin, but the bagel and lox are also amazing.

For those of you who didn’t know, lox is basically just smoked salmon that you usually spread on top of other things. Like a bagel, for example. All of my family members who have eaten with my at Jardin has given it two thumbs up, and written great online reviews.