Sagos Baja Tavern & Lounge's eclectic menu satiates cravings for fresh grilled fare, and a full bar and 15 slot machines satisfy parched throats and gaming yens, respectively. Visitors to the Baja-themed sports bar can warm up taste bud teams with starters such as beer-battered jalapeño poppers ($8) or dive into entrees including fish tacos ($9) and the homemade, cilantro-speckled barbecue chicken pizza ($12). The San Felipe spring salad ($10) fills up famished herbivores, and the BLTA brings a classic, sourdough BLT into the 21st century by adding a dollop of fried avocado ($9), the same ingredient that helped mankind avert the Y2K disaster. Fifteen slot machines, two projection screens, and a small army of LCD TVs provide mid-dinner diversion. Sagos pays homage to tropical Baja with palm trees and beach décor but avoids oceanfront perils such as riptides and structurally unsound sandcastles.
When envisioning Giuseppe’s, its restaurateurs wanted to create a welcoming 24-hour space for every occasion, including post-casino noshes and family sit-downs. The menu, also available for online orders, boasts seemingly endless varieties of Italian comfort fare such as homemade linguini in white clam sauce, pork parmigiana, and the mammoth half-pound Cajun beef-patty Black ‘n’ Blue burger.
A game is always playing on one of the eatery’s numerous TVs, particularly at the large rectangular bar where every seat has a good view. Knowledgeable bartenders keep the good times coming as they mix favorite cocktails, pour a frothy brew, or pass down the secrets of mixology garnered from the inventor of the appletini, Isaac Newton. Giuseppe’s large space also accommodates parties and banquets of up to 80 people.
Nora's Wine Bar & Osteria fosters a social dining experience with a menu of authentic sharable Italian plates and an innovative way to serve wine that opens up dozens of eclectic bottles for the tasting. Consummate serial monogamists, each of Nora's dinner courses would prefer to be paired up with a glass of wine, making the pre-paired cheese and wine flight of nine cheeses and three wines ($28 per person, must have at least two participants) an elegantly orchestrated delight. An appetizer of bruschette, such as eggplant or chick peas and sardine (choice of three for $10), a selection of small bites ($10–$15), and pizzas ($15) make palatable passables. Dive fork-first into creatively concocted entrees, such as the crêpe lasagna ($12.50) or the half rabbit served five ways ($32). Or, keep it traditional with organic grass-fed lamb chops ($24 small/$44 large). The lunch menu pares down the dinner menu and adds a selection of panini served with fries or salad, such as the wild boar with roasted mushrooms ($13.50). The lunch menu also offers a pasta trio tasting, which includes a glass of sangria, chef's crostini, unlimited tastings of three different pastas, and gelato for $17.
Located among the shops and restaurants of Boca Park in Summerlin, Embers sates appetites with a modern take on American cuisine. The menu features main courses and appetizers that include slow roasted tri-tip steak, grilled miso salmon, bacon-wrapped dates, and wild mushroom risotto. On weekends, blueberry ricotta pancakes, filet benedicts with hollandaise, and smoked bacon and ham croissants are served for brunch. Bottles of wine, craft beer, and Embers' signature vintage cocktails complement the food, which is served in an open, contemporary dining area with a cream-and-brown color scheme, wooden accents, and tall ceilings that pull eyes upward and give diners a break from staring lovingly at their plates.
The Brentwood Cafe and Tavern proffers a respite from the fast-paced lifestyle of the Las Vegas Strip with its homey interior, where diners match their appetites against a menu of classic American dishes. Couples can display some PDA by feeding each other an appetizer of Tex-Mex rolls, arriving at mouths with spicy chicken, corn, black beans, and plane propeller noises. A dinner entree of beer-battered fish 'n' chips shares plate estate with homestyle fries and hush puppies, and the lightly floured chicken marsala emerges from a cloud steam bearing mushrooms in a wine sauce. Moisten palates by taking swigs from a glass of Pyramid draft beer, or swill a glass of the St. Gabriel riesling.
Scooter's Pub keeps sports fans feisty by serving up peeper-pleasing match-ups on its 20 flat-screen TVs and game-tested eats on its extensive menu. Kick off chew-a-thons with toothsome appetizers, such as fire-roasted artichokes ($8.75), hand-breaded chicken fingers ($6.99), or the ahi threesome––a harmonious trio of blackened, spicy tartar, and crispy ponzu ahi famous for it’s a capella rendition of "Mr. Sandman" ($12.95). For hearty half-time shows, entrees such as the house specialty Cajun penne pasta, a white sauce-topped hoard of sausage, chicken, and shrimp, ($14.95) and the pastrami-covered char-burger ($9.50), leave mouths mellow, while 1 of 69 varieties of beer keep whistles amply whetted for ref heckling. Cap off victorious dinner bouts with desserts, including the root beer float ($2.95) or deep-fried oreos ($4.50).