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Did you know you can have lunch at Drai’s?

Last updated: September 19, 2018 at 11:04 am. Posted by in Las Vegas Restaurants, The Cromwell, Things to Do in Las Vegas. 2 Comments on Did you know you can have lunch at Drai’s?.

Drai’s Beachclub at The Cromwell is a party paradise on the weekends but we bet you didn’t know you can also grab a delicious lunch there too. Poolside snacks often revolve around the same basic staples that may do the trick for curing a hangover but at Drai’s, you can dine on gourmet cuisine with a gorgeous view of the pool and the Las Vegas Strip. Choose from the air conditioned covered patio by the bar or soak up the sun on one of two pool deck dining areas.

Drai's Beachclub offering lunch specials on the Las Vegas Strip

You know you want this beautiful view while you’re eating delicious food at Drai’s Beachclub!

A refreshing meal by the pool begins with delicious fresh fruit. Get enough for everybody and order a whole watermelon sliced in half and cubed, served right in its shell. If you like to mix your sweet and savory, try the watermelon salad with Asian pear, papaya, arugula, pine nuts, queso fresco and vinaigrette dressing. The combination of sweet fruit with salty cheese and pine nuts hits all the right notes to properly whet your appetite. Keep it light with additional salads like the tangy Greek salad with cucumber, feta, Kalamata olives, tomato and red onion or move on to the main course.

Sometimes a meaty burger is all you’re craving and Drai’s offers a unique take with its half pound Angus burger topped with lettuce, tomato, crispy shallots, wasabi and furikake aioli served on a French baguette bun with skinny fries. Skinny means calorie free, right?

Burger on Drai's Beachclub Lunch Menu

With unique toppings, the Drai’s half pound Angus burger is anything but ordinary.

Drai’s tacos are a must, whether it be Taco Tuesday or not. Seafood lovers will devour the Baja shrimp tacos with crunchy tempura shrimp, black beans, guacamole, green and red cabbage slaw and a sweet chili lime vinaigrette. The touch of Mexico continues with adobo beef tacos stuffed with ridiculously tender slow-cooked pulled beef short rib, pinto beans and queso fresco. Pair your tacos with a Tequila Peach featuring Don Julio Reposado, Nagomi peach juice and fresh lemon and lime. Fans of a little heat can sip on the Spicy Mango Margarita with Casa Noble Silver, mango infused syrup, Torani Sweet Heat and lemon lime soda.

Sushi lovers will rejoice because the pool café’s menu includes several delicious rolls. The Drai’s House Crunch Roll with fresh salmon, avocado, asparagus and cream cheese is deep fried in a panko and furikake crust then topped with spicy mayo, house made eel sauce and masago. If you’re looking for something fried to satisfy your craving, this is the treat for you. Talk about elevated hangover food! The Drai’s California Roll makes Dungeness crab the star, coupled with avocado and cucumber. The Hamachi Poke is a refreshingly light yet flavor-packed meal with taro chips, avocado, grapefruit, mustard aioli, tomato relish, sunflower seeds and masago. Scoop a bite of tuna while you scope out the scenery around the pool.

Cheesy goodness is the name of the game with Drai’s pizzas. The classic margherita starts with a hand-tossed crust topped with mozzarella more ooey-gooey and creamy than you can imagine, tomato sauce and fresh torn basil for an herbaceous kick. The grilled BBQ chicken pizza is also a winner with tangy house-made BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese, sliced red onions and microcilantro. If you’re like me and can’t choose between breakfast and lunch food, satisfy both your cravings with the Mexican breakfast pizza. The Drai’s chefs will whip up some fluffy scrambled eggs and add crispy bacon, onions and cheese as the toppers to your perfect pizza.

Food is served on the pool deck from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and entry is always free for hotel guests from The Cromwell and free for those coming to dine during the week. A cover charge may apply during weekends and special events but hey, your sushi and adobo tacos then come with a side of tunes from DJs and performers like Fabian Arche, Deux and F3R.

Best Lunch Spot on the Las Vegas Strip - Drai's Beachclub at The Cromwell

Just to get you excited about next year’s menu, the chefs are testing new items regularly and two that have tentatively made the cut for 2017 are a new veggie sushi roll and a steak-wrapped roll. The veggie sushi roll is filled with cucumber, asparagus, avocado and spring onions and is topped with a sprinkling of finely-chopped tomatoes and fruit for a delightfully unexpected twist. Though it’s cooked and not your traditional sushi roll, the steak-wrapped roll is so full of flavor you may just forget about salmon and yellowtail. The bottom line is you should definitely grab lunch at Drai’s before the pool closes for the season, likely at the end of October, and make plans to return next year for even more deliciousness.


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Allison came to Las Vegas over a decade ago and fell in love with the city and all its dining and entertainment options. A live music junkie and tequila enthusiast, she has written for Las Vegas Weekly, Las Vegas Sun, Vegas Magazine and Conde Nast's VegasChatter.

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2 Responses

  1. Half pound Angus burger looks very appetizing, give me two of these !!
    After reading only the text I had an appetite))))

  2. Allison Duck

    Hi Viktor,

    It’s definitely my new favorite lunch spot! I’m a big fan of the pizzas and the sushi and I also love how unique that burger is. Yum! You’ll have to check it out on your next visit and let us know what you think.