Mark Estee’s Chez Louie at Nevada Museum of Art
While digesting the architectural and cultural offerings of the magnificent space in downtown Reno, nourish the body with sole meuniere or baked phyllo Napoleon (open for early bird dinners on Thursday nights).
Milos Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan
Professional foodie Jim Begely calls the pre-fixe lunch deal the best value on The Strip. Indulge in three courses, including grilled Mediterranean octopus, Dorade Royale, authentic Karidopita and incredible views.
Roxy’s at Eldorado Resort
This local favorite offers 102 different types of martini drinks; you know you have always wanted to try a blueberry cobbler martini. Order dinner from next door and enjoy live music and dancing without leaving the French bistro vibe behind.
Ciera Steak and Chop House at Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa
Splurge on the $60 prix fixe menu of lobster bisque with aged sherry and a touch of cognac, escargot bourguinon with burgundy butter and a pastry crown, carpaccio of bison tenderloin and Asian smoked Muscovy duck breast with a raspberry-balsamic glace.
Andre’s Bistro & Bar
Eat like a local when you venture into the heart of downtown Las Vegas to experience Golden Trout Amandine with green beans and Beurre Noisette (peanut butter).
Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres in W/SLS
Although this steakhouse is known for its flaming grills and bison carpaccio, Begley says it is one of best vegetarian meals in town. Ask for the beefsteak tomato tartares with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, cucumber and black olives.