Las Vegas for Foodies: CES Restaurants & Gluten-Free Menus

Las Vegas DessertCalling all Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Foodies…let’s share good food choices that won’t break the budget. If you’re like me and attending CES in Las Vegas next week, you’re already on the prowl for delicious dining options in a variety of cuisines. Below are my top restaurant choices for the Las Vegas Strip. Let me know in the comments what restaurants you can recommend.

One added complication: I recently found out that I’m sensitive to gluten so I’m doing advance research for restaurants where I can find gluten-free foods. It’s is a necessity if I want to eat healthful food. While there are many places to get safe, edible meals, it’s also difficult to avoid complications from cross-contamination issues, such as someone fixing my meal on the same cutting board or grill as they just fixed someone’s sandwich. Or, finding a great salad but no gluten-free dressings are available.

Please see below for my top Las Vegas dining choices on The Strip for various cuisines. I also share gluten-free tips and info when I’ve been able to locate it.

Sushi

Social House, Crystals at City Center Mall, 3720 Las Vegas Blvd South
The reviews on Yelp are really positive for this restaurant. Click through on the above link and enjoy the website design while you check out the menu. I must remember to allow extra time to take pictures at this beautiful mall. One point of caution for celiacs: according to this review, all staff may not really understand gluten allergies.

Sushi-Roku at Caesars Palace, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd South
The Yelp reviews are a little mixed for this restaurant, but it’s in a great location. The sushi may be worth a try, but it may also be a little pricey for some people.

Italian

Maggiano’s at Fashion Show Mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South
I’ve eaten at Maggiano’s in Chicago several times and always really enjoyed my meal. If you also live in a large city, you’ve probably tried this chain restaurant for dependable and delicious Italian food. I’m excited by this gluten-free foodie review (scroll down to get to appropriate entry), and can’t wait to try the Mussels, Chicken Parmesan with potato chip crust and Gluten-Free Pasta with Meat Sauce.

Chinese / Asian-Fusian

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro at Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd South
This restaurant is my go-to restaurant for delicious Asian food. They have a solid gluten-free menu that makes dining a wonderful experience. I’ve enjoyed the Gluten-Free Shanghai Cucumbers, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, and Spicy Chicken. Their flourless chocolate cake is quite good if you have room for dessert. I want to try the pepper steak when I visit next.

Buffets

Las Vegas is the place for big buffets that have huge food offerings. However, the quality can be hit or miss and prices can be higher than you may be used to for buffet restaurants. From what I’ve read of Chowhound.com reviews, the best buffets can be found at the Wynn or Bellagio. Go hungry and enjoy.

Mexican

The Border Grill at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd South
I’m in heaven – I LOVE Mexican food and BG offers both lunch and dinner gluten-free menus. I can’t wait to try the various Ceviches as well as the Grilled Fish Tacos, Spicy Shrimp Tacos, and the Yucatan Pork. Yum. Their dinner menu even has a 3-course option (currently $48), The Ultimate Border Grill Experience. The kobe beef tacos for dinner sound quite tasty as well.

Hawaiian Fusion

Roy’s at 620 East Flamingo Road
I’ve eaten at Roy’s in San Francisco and counted the days until I could return. They offer really excellent food and great service. Plus, they have a gluten-free menu, which is also available at a reasonable 3-course prix fixe. Oh, joy…the Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle is on the gluten-free menu. If I order it for dessert, I must walk the 2 miles back to my hotel or I’ll run the risk of gaining back all the weight I’ve lost.

French

Mon Ami Gabi, at Paris Resort & Casino, 3655 Las Vegas Blvd South
The appetizers sound so nice I want to order one of each. I’ve given up ordering soup in a restaurant as it’s almost a given that it will contain some type of flour. However MAG offers Onion Soup Au Gratin with gruyere cheese and gluten-free croutons even. It makes me remember my trip to Paris and the wonderful onion soup I had there. For dinner, I am putting the Seared Atlantic Salmon or the Sea Scallops on my short list, although, they do offer Steak Bearnaise. Hmm…decisions, decisions. I wonder if the chocolate mousse is as thick and rich as what I was able to get in Paris. According to their gluten-free menu, I can even get a sandwich for lunch on gluten-free bread. Wow.

Steaks & Seafood

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Snow Crab at Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd South
Very convenient and many choices on their gluten-free menu. If I’m with people who want steak, seafood, or bar food, I’ll definitely recommend this place for dinner. I’m pleased with the options for salads and vegetables.

Capital Grille at Fashion Show Mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd South
I’ve heard lots of good things about this restaurant. Very good steaks. Another good choice when I’m dining with people who want red meat and a quality experience.

Charlie Palmer Steak at The Four Seasons Hotel, 3960 Las Vegas Blvd South
According to Las Vegas dining insiders, the 3 course, Cut of the Week, Prix-Fixe is the best deal on the Las Vegas Strip at 48.00 per person.

Off-Strip Choices

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, 8721 West Charleston Blvd.
From reviewing their website, they have a gluten-free menu plus daily specials for appetizers. On Sunday, they are currently featuring a prime-rib dinner special for 29.95 for 3 courses. Sounds yummy!

Claim Jumper, at Town Square (near airport), 6629 Las Vegas Blvd
I’ve eaten at their Chicago location several times and had really good food and service. They are a 100% trans-fat free restaurant. Plus, they have a gluten-free menu. If you need to grab a meal before you catch your plane, this would be a good option to consider because of it’s proximity to LAS.

Venetian Restaurants
I have to spend quite a bit of time here for keynote speeches. It would be nice if I could figure out where to reliably get gluten-free food. None of the restaurants I’ve clicked on have gluten-free menus. I will have to contact the concierge for help or find food before I go and put something in my bag to tide me through a long day. Any suggestions?

Other Suggestions?

What do you think? Have you tried any of the above restaurants? Do you have other restaurant choices in mind for healthful food at reasonable prices in Las Vegas? I’d love to be able to get a spinach and kale smoothie in the morning while I’m there, but unless I cart my Blendtec along, I think I’ll have to come up with another breakfast option.

 

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Marcia Hansen

About Marcia Hansen

Marcia works as a digital storytelling marketing strategist for iQ and the Intel digital newsroom. She joined Intel in July 2010 after her pioneering work in social media at Allstate Insurance. She loves words, movies, photos, and world travel. Marcia holds an M.A. from the University of Missouri where she completed a thesis on digital literacies.

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