Midtown is a bustling, up-and-coming neighborhood in Reno, Nevada. Brimming with fantastic nightlife, locally owned boutiques, a thriving, hip art scene, and an array of restaurants, this region is a definite must-visit when in Reno. Stroll the neighborhood and try one of Midtown’s best restaurants.
Brasserie biscuits and gravy Courtesy of Marcelina Morfin
Brasserie Saint James
Brasserie, Restaurant, American, $$$
Brasserie Saint James | Courtesy of Marcelina Morfin
Brasserie Saint James serves a menu brimming with American and international flavors. If visiting for brunch, try the biscuits and gravy, featuring two split biscuits with poached eggs, smothered with delicious rosemary gravy and served with potatoes. Dinner sees tasty choices such as the Argentine flank steak with chimichurri, mashed potatoes, local greens and roaster peppers.
Crème Cafe is a charming venue serving excellent baked goods. On the breakfast menu there are tasty options like polenta and eggs with tomatillo salsa; breakfast tacos with eggs, cheddar cheese, black beans, chorizo and salsa; and savory crepes. The lunch menu sees salads, sandwiches, and pork tacos.
Feast specializes in succulent steak and mouthwatering seafood. Guests can enjoy dishes such as the filet mignon with béarnaise sauce and potatoes au gratin; the house-made lobster ravioli in a lobster broth with sherry-tomato relish; and the sugar pie pumpkin ravioli with toasted pumpkin seeds and brown butter cream.
If you’re looking for healthy options that will cater to dietary needs including vegan, gluten-free and Paleo, then Great Full Gardens is a great restaurant to try when in Midtown. Breakfast lovers will find an array of egg dishes, including five different eggs benedicts, and many Liège waffles. For lunch and dinner, choose from options such as the wasabi vegetable bowl with sautéed spinach, kale, broccoli, brown rice, wasabi dressing and more fresh veggies; plus other salads and sandwiches. Dinner specials are also available.
LuLou’s is a fine-dining restaurant located at the southern part of Midtown. This restaurant specializes in exquisitely handcrafted cuisine made with the freshest, highest quality ingredients available, including those from local sources. You’ll find menu options such as the ever-popular spicy duck Thai soup; lobster spaghetti; and the prime dry-aged rib eye with house-made Montreal seasoning and skinny fries.
Michael’s Deli is a laid-back New York-style deli. Some popular choices include the oven-roasted turkey sandwich piled high on your choice of bread and toppings; the meatball sandwich; and the Michael’s original with turkey pesto, dill havarti cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, lettuce, oregano, oil and vinegar.
Midtown Eats is a cozy venue serving lunch and dinner in a hip setting, complete with light fixtures made out of old bottles. Try one of their burgers such as the ‘Atomic’ topped with chipotle aioli, avocado and mixed greens and served with a side salad or fries (upgrade to sweet potato fries for something even more delicious). The dinner menu includes seasonal entrées such as steak and frites. As for brunch, pair a bloody mary with the Midtown benedict — broiche, bacon, poached eggs and yuzu hollandaise.
There is nothing like a bowl of hot soup, especially on cold winter’s day, and for some of the best soup around, visit Süp. You’ll find house-made soups and delicious sandwiches (try the club) and salads (the steak salad is delicious). Other menu highlights include chicken pot pie and great white cheddar.
Two Chickss seeks out the best local ingredients for their varied dishes, which include everything from egg-based dishes to melts and salads. Popular choices include the Red Chick scramble with eggs, ham, mushrooms, spinach and cream cheese over sweet potato home fries; and the UltiMelt with cheddar, fontina and cream cheese on sourdough bread with a garlic-parmesan crust.