4th St. Bistro
Located in Reno, 4th St. Bistro is a warm and friendly spot specializing in contemporary American cuisine, yet inspired by flavors from around the world. Established in 2000 by chef Natalie Sellers and general manager Carol Wilson, the restaurant sits inside a converted house and has an elegant atmosphere. Using the best, organic and locally-sourced ingredients, the chef creates a delectable seasonal menu. Highlights include the crispy leg of O’Liberty duck confit, served with wild-rice pilaf, mustardy Brussels sprouts and aïoli, or organic orecchiette pasta with butternut squash, kale, mushrooms and parmesan. An array of desserts, not to mention an award-winning wine list, are also available.
4th Street Bistro, 3065 W. 4th St., Reno, NV, USA, +1 775 323 3200
Brooks’ Bar & Deck
Situated off the 18th hole at the renowned Edgewood Tahoe golf course, Brooks’ Bar and Deck is a casual place serving American cuisine. A large deck and beautiful interior, complete with vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, allow guests to enjoy their meals all the while taking in picturesque views of the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe and verdant golf course. The menu has something for everyone, with highlights including fish and chips, made with fresh salmon, and the veggie wrap, of falafel, cucumber, tomato, sprouts, fresh herbs and tahini, served with sweet potato fries. A variety of local brews are also available.
Cafe Del Rio
Located in the Victorian-era town of Virginia City, Cafe Del Rio is a lovely restaurant specializing in Southwestern cuisine. Opened in 2005 and nestled inside the historic Werrin Building, this welcoming café features a menu packed full of flavor that will tickle the taste buds of those seeking meat, seafood or vegetarian items. Serving lunch, dinner and brunch, diners can feast upon everything from ‘gospel’ fried chicken to Yucatan enchiladas: shrimp, crab and artichoke hearts in blue corn tortillas, with cheese and ancho chili cream. Creative desserts are offered as well, including the must-try apricot-ancho chili cheesecake.
Cafe Del Rio, 394 S. C St., Virginia City, NV, USA, +1 775 847 5151
The world-renowned chef Joël Robuchon came out of retirement to open the eponymous Joël Robuchon, a three Michelin-starred restaurant located inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Exuding sophistication, this fine-dining establishment presents guests with exquisite French cuisine in a stylish interior draped in regal purple and plush seating. Offering several menus, including prix-fixe and à la carte, discerning diners will find many luscious dishes to savor, such as pan-fried sea bass with lemon grass foam and stewed baby leeks; farm chicken and foie gras with Château Chalon, chestnut and black truffle in a cocotte, and a bubble sugar sphere filled with lemon mascarpone mousse plus fresh strawberries. Visiting Joël Robuchon is a culinary experience one will never forget.
Located on the north end of Lake Tahoe, in Incline Village, Le Bistro is a charming restaurant featuring contemporary French cuisine. This gem has a casual yet elegant ambience, perfect for a night out with friends or romantic rendezvous. At the helm is chef Jean-Pierre Doignon, a Frenchman, who creates delectable items made with the best, often organic, ingredients available. With both à la carte and prix-fixe menus, guests have a host of options, such as live Maine lobster cocktail with avocado salad and amoureuse dressing, a medallion of milk-fed veal with truffle risotto and fresh morel mushrooms, or ratatouille lasagna.
Le Bistro, 120 Country Club Dr. #29, Incline Village, NV, USA, +1 775 831 0800
Lotus Of Siam
Located away from the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, Lotus of Siam is a family-owned and operated Thai restaurant. With an emphasis on Northern-style Thai fare, noted for its use of hearty herbs and spices, stews and curries without coconut, this award-winning venue attracts a wide audience. A large menu includes many dishes made with old family recipes, such as Northern red curry of vegetables, spices and herbs served with a choice of chicken, pork or catfish; or crispy duck on egg noodles with Northern Thai curry sauce. An impressive wine list, with many German wines, is also available.
Lotus of Siam, 953 E. Sahara Ave. A5, Las Vegas, NV, USA, +1 702 735 3033
Part of Pahrump Valley Winery, the largest-producing winery in Nevada, Symphony’s is an upscale yet casual restaurant serving a host of Continental dishes. Named after the winery’s award-winning wine of the same name, the restaurant features a beautiful, warm interior with large windows, with incredible views of the grounds and Mt. Charleston Peak. Adult guests can enjoy delicious entrées, including filet medallions with a peppercorn rub topped with a shallot, butter and brandy sauce, or blackened mahi-mahi with cucumber relish accompanied by fresh vegetables and rice pilaf. Dinner reservations are recommended.
Symphony’s, 3810 Winery Rd., Pahrump, NV, USA, +1 775 751 7800
The Basil is a welcoming establishment located just moments away from the Capitol in the heart of Carson City. Specializing in Thai cuisine with a twist, the interior space, complete with rich woods and Thai art pieces, provides a peaceful atmosphere for guests after the mouthwatering array of dishes, made with the freshest ingredients available. Flavorful options abound, with highlights including a protein option, such as meat, sautéed with ginger roots, scallions and vegetables; spinach and broccoli served with a protein and topped with peanut dressing; and a roasted, deep-fried boneless duck over spinach and broccoli with honey sauce. Desserts are also available, including the mango tango, a must-try combination of coconut sticky rice, mango and coconut milk.
The Basil, 311 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV, USA, +1 775 841 6100
The Slanted Porch
Located in Fallon, a farming and ranching community east of Reno, The Slanted Porch is a charming venue nestled inside a converted early-20th-century house. This farm-to-table restaurant sources the freshest ingredients available from local farmers, which in turn allows the culinary team to create new menus each season. Enticing options to note are the artichoke chicken breast in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce with a choice of side, including roasted red potatoes; macaroni and cheese with apple wood smoked bacon and herb breadcrumbs; and filet mignon topped with chive butter.
The Slanted Porch, 310 S. Taylor St., Fallon, NV, USA, +1 775 423 4489
The Star Hotel
Established in 1910, The Star Hotel is as popular as ever, and it is easy to see why, with its comforting Basque cuisine and lively atmosphere. Changing hands between many Basque families over the years, its current owners, Scott and Tricia Ygoa, continue the tradition of serving tasty family-style fare, and creating a friendly environment. Open for lunch and dinner, guests can try the grilled chicken or New York steak piled high with garlic, or even sautéed prawns. Making sure that everyone leaves truly content, each entrée comes with soup, salad, bread, Basque beans, pasta, vegetables and fries, finishing with coffee or tea. A variety of sweet treats are also available, as well as the famous Picon Punch, a pre-dinner drink.
The Star Hotel, 246 Silver St., Elko, NV, USA, +1 775 738 9925