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Get A Great Meal At These Las Vegas Restaurant Bars

Last updated: February 5, 2019 at 8:35 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants. Comments Off on Get A Great Meal At These Las Vegas Restaurant Bars.

There are tons of amazing restaurants to try in Las Vegas, but maybe you didn’t make a reservation or maybe one of the restaurants you’re interested in isn’t in your budget. There’s still a way to dine at some of Las Vegas’s top restaurants even if you can’t get a table or you’re looking for a less expensive option: Eat in the restaurant’s bar area.

Here are some restaurants in Las Vegas where you can get a great meal at the bar.

Get A Great Meal At These Las Vegas Restaurant Bars

Las Vegas restaurant bar BLT Steak offers a raw bar, we recommend ordering the lobster slider.

A lobster slider at BLT Steak’s raw bar. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas

BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas offers a new fresh raw bar in its lounge area nightly. Dine at the bar and indulge in jumbo shrimp cocktail, ahi tuna, king salmon, Hamachi with golden pineapple and serrano or New England lobster sliders.

It’s also a great place to grab East and West Coast oysters by the dozen or half dozen. They’re served with an heirloom tomato cocktail and Kurozu rice vinegar mignonette.

Head over to the late night restaurant bar at Old Homestead Steakhouse Kobe Meatball

Meatball at Old Homestead Steakhouse. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Old Homestead Steakhouse at Caesars Palace

If you want a late-night bite at Old Homestead and the restaurant is closed, you can still enjoy great food at the bar from 10 – 11 p.m. Bonus: All the late-night choices are only $7.

The menu includes crab cakes made with blue lump crab and mustard sauce, crab cocktail, foie gras, ahi tuna tartare with avocado mousse and truffle vinaigrette, calamari, duck fat fries, mac and cheese or a meatball with marinara and ricotta cheese.

Belly up to MR CHOW's restaurant bar for happy hour at Caesars Palace 5 – 7 p.m. daily

Pair your happy hour drink with some chicken satay skewers. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

MR CHOW at Caesars Palace

Want to taste some of the favorites on the MR CHOW menu at a great price? Head to the restaurant for their social hour in the bar and patio lounge area with food starting at $5. Choices include petite chicken satay, shrimp rolls, minced beef pancakes, prawn toast, mini ribs and glazed prawns. Social hour is offered from 5 – 7 p.m. daily.

Gordon Ramsay Steak "Best Mac and Cheese" available at this Las Vegas restaurant bar

Mac and Cheese at Gordon Ramsay Steak. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas

If you’re on a budget but want to try a some of Gordon Ramsay’s classic dishes, sit at the bar inside Gordon Ramsay Steak. His “Perfect Ten” bar menu offers 10 delicious choices.

We definitely recommend Ramsay’s famous fish and chips with truffle chips and crème fraiche tartar sauce.

Other options include oysters on the half shell, American Wagyu carpaccio, American Wagyu beef sliders with onion jam and white cheddar sauce, seared Hudson Valley foie gras, roasted bone marrow, smoked beef tartare, mac and cheese, herb gnocchi or an American Kobe beef burger – a blend of Japanese A5, American Wagyu and prime dry aged beef on a brioche bun with a choice of sharp cheddar or blue cheese.

Check out Las Vegas restaurant bar at Center Cut Steakhouse for a full meal

The bar at Center Cut Steakhouse. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Center Cut Steakhouse at Flamingo Las Vegas

Maybe you want a quick bite before a show in Vegas and don’t have time to sit down for a full meal in a restaurant. We love this classic steakhouse’s bar, which offers some great deals from 5 – 7 daily.

You can enjoy appetizers for $7 or 3 for $18. Choices include wild mushroom crostini, brioche grilled cheese with triple cream Brie, local honey and lobster bisque, red curry mussels, deep fried oysters on the half shell, Wagyu sliders and house-made fries.

They also have a great deal on steak frites for $24 including a Stella Artois or Ballast Point Sculpin IPA.

The restaurant bar at Ruth's Chris Steak House offers $12 happy hour dishes

Prime sliders. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Ruth’s Chris at Harrah’s Las Vegas

If you want some tasty steakhouse fare but want to stay within budget, Ruth’s Chris has a happy hour at their bar with $12 dishes Monday – Thursday from 5 – 6 p.m. and 9 – 10 p.m.

Choices include a prime burger with fries, a steak sandwich with fries (sliced filet on garlic bread with béarnaise sauce), seared ahi tuna, spicy lobster lightly fried and tossed in a spicy cream sauce with a tangy cucumber salad, and prime sliders served on a pretzel bun.

Antipasti Platter at Giada Las Vegas restaurant bar

Antipasti at GIADA. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

GIADA at The Cromwell

If you want to check out a celebrity chef restaurant in Las Vegas but you forgot to make a reservation, you can still try all of Giada De Laurentiis’ dishes at the bar inside her restaurant, GIADA at The Cromwell. Pull up a seat and order off the regular menu.

De Laurentiis’ menu features Italian favorites with lighter California influences. Pastas include rigatoni with vegetable Bolognese and spaghetti with shrimp, mascarpone cheese, lemon and basil. We also love the pizzettes and you can’t go wrong with antipasti like oysters, bacon wrapped dates, marinated olives, and orzo meatballs with Parmesan Pomodoro.

Koi sushi restaurant bar happy hour is available from 5 – 7 p.m. and features bites that range from $6 - $10

Sushi at Koi. Photo courtesy of Caesars Entertainment.

Koi at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Eating in the lounge area at Koi is a great way to try several menu items instead of just ordering one from the main menu. The bar happy hour is available from 5 – 7 p.m. and features bites that range from $6 – $10.

Items include roasted shishito peppers, a spicy salmon cut roll, California roll, baked crab roll, crunchy wasabi calamari, short rib dumplings, tuna tacos, Kobe beef pot stickers, creamy shrimp tempura and Kobe beef skewers.

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Kristine came to Las Vegas more than 20 years ago to escape the frigid weather of Minnesota. Now she soaks up the sun while covering all things Vegas from dining to nightlife to hotels. She has written for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and When she’s not scouring the Strip for stories you can usually find her at a concert, enjoying a nice glass of wine or binge-watching Netflix and HBO.

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