Al Fresco Dining at These Spots Around Las Vegas
- Check out these stunning spots to dine al fresco throughout Las Vegas.
- The outdoor and patio dining options in Las Vegas – and excitement – are endless.
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With the return of temperate fall Las Vegas weather, there’s no better place to dine al fresco and grab a bite to eat or imbibe in beautifully crafted beverages than outdoors in the fresh air.
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With stunning spots throughout the destination sure to satisfy a variety of tastes, guests will find choices perfect for prime people-watching, romantic spots that offer private enclaves and relaxed décor for friendly meetups. The outdoor and patio dining options – and excitement – are endless.
For fine dining with stellar views, Wynn and Encore Las Vegas offer more than just a meal. Sinatra offers one of the most secluded patios in Las Vegas along with some of Ole Blue Eyes’ favorite dishes including osso buco and spaghetti and clams. Request the romantic and private patio at Mizumi for an al fresco dining experience on a floating pagoda table, accessible by a private path through lush gardens. Order sushi and sashimi or dishes from the robatayaki bar or teppanyaki room while gazing at the 90-foot waterfall and the koi pond. Guests can enjoy dinner and entertainment in one location when they sit on the patio at SW Steakhouse or sister restaurant Lakeside and overlook the ethereal Lake of Dreams, which recently debuted 12 high-tech artistically diverse new acts. Request one of the cabanas on the lagoon at Costa Di Mare and savor seafood flown in daily from the coasts of Italy in the most romantic setting. Tableau serves seasonal, market-fresh dishes for breakfast, lunch, and brunch in a chic outdoor setting with calming pool views. Enjoy the freshest seasonal cuisine in an airy conservatory overlooking shimmering pools and manicured gardens at Jardin, where dishes range from health-conscious to indulgent with an emphasis on impeccably fresh produce.
MGM Resorts International has some of the most captivating outside seating spots on the Strip. Bellagio Hotel & Casino is home to three venues with unparalleled views of the Fountains of Bellagio: LAGO by Julian Serrano where guests can sit on the veranda and enjoy contemporary Italian delights; savor the market-driven menus featuring handmade pasta, wood-oven pizzas, and fresh seafood at Spago by Wolfgang Puck and tuck into the best cuts of meat while watching the Fountain shows from the patio at Prime Steakhouse. For a laid-back lounge atmosphere, VICE VERSA at Vdara Hotel & Spa is just the place. Stylish yet comfortable, the outdoor space is well-suited for an intimate nosh of small bites and handcrafted cocktails. Head out to the patio at Border Grill at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for a view of Mandalay Beach and a menu including sangria and Mexican fare. The cushy patio seating at Tom’s Urban and Nine Fine Irishmen at New York-New York Hotel & Casino invites you to settle in for prime Strip views and ideal people-watching with delicious cuisine and great beverages. Start your day (or afternoon) on the patio at Primrose at Park MGM for breakfast or brunch and all-you-can-drink sparkling rosé with a lovely garden view.
The Venetian Resort and The Palazzo Resort Las Vegas boast impressive restaurant collections with Instagram-worthy outdoor patios. Award-winning Chef Thomas Keller brings his modern French cuisine to Bouchon set in a sunlit bustling bistro with al fresco dining on the patio overlooking the lush Venezia Pool Garden. Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer is home to the over-the-top CrazyShake milkshakes, with a patio offering some of the best views on the Strip including the famous outdoor canal. The Italian restaurant and lounge, Lavo, is known for its ultra-chic atmosphere, savory one-pound meatball, and indulgent Italian cuisine, all of which can be enjoyed from its expansive outdoor terrace overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard. Outdoor dining is redefined at Spritz Restaurant & Bar overlooking The Venetian’s sparkling pool where guests can savor a breakfast burrito or truffle burger.
Located in the heart of The Strip, Fashion Show Las Vegas offers shoppers the opportunity to dine al fresco on The Plaza with exquisite views of the always-bustling Las Vegas Boulevard. Guests can choose from a variety of open-air options such as El Segundo Sol, RA Sushi, and Davidoff Cigar Bar. From authentic Mexican dishes and bites to world-famous teppanyaki tables, guests can gather a small group of friends or family and treat themselves to a dining experience they’ll never forget.
Shop ‘til you drop then indulge in something delicious while taking in views of the Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. There’s an option for everyone from Mexican cuisine at Nacho Daddy and Cabo Wabo Cantina, to authentic Korean barbecue at Chosun Hwaro, and American comfort food at PBR Rock Bar.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at The LINQ Promenade’s various fresh air eateries. The two-story Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar offers spacious patios with views of the High Roller and a menu of burritos, fajitas, tacos, and more. Favorite Bistro boasts French cuisine with American flair at this elegant venue with an appealing outdoor setting. Start the morning with Cotton Candy Pancakes on the patio at Maxie’s located at the base of the High Roller Observation Wheel. Off the Strip offers guests classic bistro and bar comfort food and genuine, personalized service on the patio. Flour & Barley – Brick Oven Pizza features a large outdoor space for guests to enjoy its creative pizzas, pasta, and sandwiches. In-N-Out Burger’s scenic patio located near the fountain stage is ideal for enjoying fresh burgers, hand-cut fries and its signature shakes. The two-story Virgil’s Real BBQ boasts patios on both levels offering views of the High Roller and LINQ Promenade while savoring world-famous barbecue. Yard House – with its extensive menu of contemporary American cuisine – has a two-level patio and beer garden offering panoramic views of the promenade. In the heart of the esplanade, guests can enjoy ameriCAN’s open outdoor patio with all-American snack foods and a drink menu featuring cocktails and nearly 70 canned beers.
Downtown Las Vegas
Triple George Grill at the Downtown Grand is known for satisfying all cravings with timeless classics, as its menu features steaks, seafood, and pasta. To elevate the ambiance, patrons can sit on the patio in front of the restaurant and enjoy a wild mushroom and truffle risotto, buttermilk fried chicken, porcini rib-eye steak, and much more.
Carson Kitchen, located in the repurposed John E. Carson hotel, offers two outdoor dining options on the rooftop patio and the courtyard. Diners can enjoy shareable dishes such as its famous Bacon Jam served with toasted baguettes or the Secret Sunday Chicken sandwich with spicy pickle aioli. Menu items change based on the season so there’s always something new to try.
Park on Fremont features a fun, picturesque patio in the back with fresh florals and greenery, as well as an upgraded sound system and DJ booth. More outdoor seating is located at its front patio with views of the neon downtown hustle. Make sure to get an order of the famous Garbage Fries and wash it down with a signature cocktail like the Pillow Talk.
Enjoy house-made pasta at Esther’s Kitchen by Chef James Trees, on its semi-enclosed patio in the restaurant’s rear or sip a glass of its carefully curated wine on the front sidewalk. The house-made sourdough bread with “the good butter” is a staple for this Italian hot spot.
Summerlin and Henderson
Station Casinos has some of the most attractive outdoor spots in Las Vegas. Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa features a variety of al fresco dining options, ranging from casual settings like local favorites Yard House, Hearthstone, and recently debuted Osteria Fiorella by celebrated chef Marc Vetri, to more upscale options such as Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill and T-Bones Chophouse. Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino offers fresh, Tuscan-inspired dishes in an outdoor setting as bright as the flavors it’s serving up. Whether it’s cozying up by an outdoor fire pit, taking in the beautiful view of the Red Rock pool, or sitting in an airy Italian garden, there’s something for everyone.
Tivoli Village has numerous outdoor dining options to enjoy for every meal. Breakfast and brunch are served at the Italian coffee shop Leoné Café on its expansive outdoor seating area. Grab a seat on Echo & Rig Butcher & Steakhouse’s outdoor patio overlooking Tivoli Village and enjoy one of their hand-cut steaks. Award-winning El Dorado Cantina provides guests with an outdoor seating area to enjoy a specialty margarita and table-side guacamole. PKWY Tavern’s patio gives guests prime seating perfect for happy hour drinks and appetizers.
What is Al Fresco Dining?
Al fresco dining or dining alfresco is eating outside.
In temperate climates, al fresco dining is especially popular in the summer months when temperatures and weather are most favorable. It is a style of dining that is casual and often party-like in its atmosphere.
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