Carrabba’s Italian Grill is a beautiful restaurant that is surrounded by palm trees and located in Summerlin. Inside the large venue, Carrabba’s dark colors and wooden tables, along with dim lights, allow for a relaxing and inviting ambiance, and create the perfect place to catch up with friends or family. Popular items on their menu include their Shrimp Diavolo, Grilled Tuscan Skewers, chicken marsala, lobster ravioli and their delicious tiramisu. Everything at Carrabba’s is made fresh, from their mozzarella sticks to their minestrone soup, giving guests a true authentic Italian experience. The grill keeps guests returning by providing excellent service, to match their delicious cuisine.
Mastrioni’s is one of Las Vegas’ most popular seafood and Italian restaurants, offering a breathtaking atmosphere to relax in as well. Inside the large and spacious eatery, guests can expect endless amounts of tables to assuage the endless throngs of regulars, while the walls themselves are made colorful thanks to a run of local artwork – much of which changes out every six months. The resulting eclectic vibe is entirely by design at Mastrioni’s; there’s the funky lounge off to one side to enjoy a cocktail while (inevitably) waiting for a table, and many of the pieces hanging on the walls can be bought on the spot and taken home. On the table, elegant dishes like veal piccata and shrimp francese are much more subdued, while the vibrant wine list shines against the elegant, but affable, atmosphere.
The Summerlin outpost of BJ’s Restaurant is one of three locations throughout Las Vegas. Located directly across from the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa, the casual eatery always seems to attract a crowd. Well known for brewing their own beer and an eclectic menu that ranges from deep dish pizzas and hamburgers to gluten-free meals, BJ’s loves catering to their guests. New flat-screen TVs throughout the restaurant and a relaxed, if slightly boisterous vibe, make the Summerlin location a welcome destination for all. Around the holidays, guests are treated to a slew of new menu options, from steak and lobster entrées to seared mahi mahi, with souvenir glasses to take home at the end of the night.
Steaks and seafood act as the centerpiece of Chef Jason Hrach's dinner menu at Sedona Restaurant & Lounge. The classically trained chef concentrates on meats that include New York strip loin with chimichurri, braised beef short ribs, and fried cornish game hen. His artfully plated dishes also showcase plenty of seafood, from striped bass with black bean ragout to planked Atlantic salmon paired with smashed bliss potatoes.
In addition to suggested wine pairings listed for each dinner entree, Sedona's libations include a range of beer and cocktails. Beneath crystal candle-like light fixtures, meals unfold in a dining room replete with leather couches, comfy rolling chairs, and video slots equipped with classic Vegas games.
Drawing from an arsenal of traditional Louisiana recipes, the barbecue-savvy chefs of TC?s Rib Crib smoke, slather, and grill juicy cuts of meat and simmer their secret barbecue-sauce recipe alongside a wealth of comforting homestyle sides and corn bread. Called "the best barbecue" by a reviewer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the savory menu allows customers to sample their favorites with combos more personalized than brisket branded with their family crest. On Fridays, chefs stock grills with spicy cornmeal-coated catfish alongside the daily selection of pulled pork, ribs, and chicken, all of which can be washed down with a selection of sweet-tea drinks and homestyle desserts, such as banana pudding or peach cobbler.
Samurai Sam’s aims to help its customers eat smarter by offering fast-food meals made from healthy Japanese recipes, a novel concept that resulted in the eatery being lauded by Entrepreneur magazine as a top Asian-fast-food franchise. At more than 40 locations in 17 states, cooks top bowls of steamed rice or yakisoba noodles with wok-cooked vegetables, lean meats such as chicken and salmon, and their signature Samurai Sam’s teriyaki sauce. The kitchen staff also craft salads from crisp lettuce, cucumbers, and other fresh vegetables tossed with light dressings, chicken breast, and wonton strips or crunchy noodles. Egg rolls and crab puffs, which are grilled instead of fried, help round out the health-friendly menu.