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13 New Restaurants in Las Vegas You'll Want to Try

Posted at 11:08 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 17:43:21-04

Here is a list of 13 new restaurants in the Las Vegas valley.

1. Angry Butcher
The Angry Butcher Steakhouse is now open at Sam's Town. The steakhouse is a contemporary take on the classic American steakhouse. The menu features a collection of starts, greens and pots, including oysters coated in seasoned cornmeal and deep-fried, a beefsteak tomato salad, and gooey, gruyere-covered French onion soup. Signature cuts include prime rib (on and off the bone), New York steak and ribeye. The turf section of the menu includes Pacific salmon and North Atlantic halibut. Sides include smashed sweet potatoes spiked with bourbon and white cheddar mac and cheese. For dessert, try their warm bread pudding or chocolate espresso layer cake.

2. Bar Code
Bar Code is a brand new place on East Flamingo Road. The gastropub features more than 20 television screens, shuffleboard, corn hole, pool, darts and beer pong. It also has a stage for karaoke and live performances. There's no menu online yet but they've been advertising bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas (Saturdays) on their Facebook page in addition to a burgers & brews special on Wednesday nights.

3.Bonchon Chicken
Bonchon Chicken, which has 40 locations nationwide, has arrived in Las Vegas. The restaurant specializes in Korean-style fried chicken. Menu items include wings, drums and strips, potstickers, fried octopus dumplings, kimchi pancakes, bibimbap (white rice with assorted vegetables), bull dak (spicy chicken stir-fried with rice cakes), Udon noodle soup, japchae (glass noodles with peppers, carrots, spinach, mushrooms and beef), pork buns, sesame ginger salad, and a variety of sides.

4. Burger Joint
The brand-new restaurant in Henderson is the brainchild of two food and beverage veterans -- Jose Navarro and Damian Altamirano. They decided to take the steakhouse approach to the humble burgers. Customers can choose between certified Black Angus or organic, grass-fed beef for their burgers. The restaurant is also seeking local partners to provide other items for the restaurant. The restaurant is currently in the soft opening phase. A menu has not been posted yet, but you can see quite a few photos on their Facebook page.

5. Casa Del Matador
The Seattle-based Casa Del Matador has opened a 4,300-square-foot restaurant with a 600-square-foot patio in Downtown Summerlin. Not only does the restaurant's menu have the expected tacos and burritos, but you can also find sauteed chipotle mushrooms, grilled stuffed jalapenos, citrus shrimp ceviche, carne asada tortas, braised carnitas and housemade pork chorizo. The restaurant also boasts one of the largest collections of tequila in Las Vegas with more than 128 varieties and 23 mezcals. The restaurant's interior mixes globally and locally-sourced decor throughout the space, including authentic bull skulls painted by local artist Susan Privman-Goldstein. Also, if a guest is interested in purchasing one a bull skull, proceeds will be donated to the local nonprofit After-School All-Stars.

6. Fiddlestix 
The Grill at the Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas has been replaced by Fiddlestix. The playful menu was created by Executive Chef Geoffrey Graham. Menu items include breakfast burrito, three-egg omelet, breakfast bagel, chicken and waffles, a hummus platter, loaded nachos, dirty tots, flatbread pizza, a Cobb salad, Philly cheesesteak press panini, tuna melted panini, mushroom Swiss burger, fish tacos, a 3-way pig sandwich, an oven-roasted turkey sandwich, build-your-own parfait or acai bowls, and boozy milkshakes with names like The Dude and Irish Breakfast. A kids menu has several selections for $5 each.

7. Halal Guys
Halal Guys, which got its start as a food cart in New York City, is known for their chicken and rice and secret white sauce. Popular menu items include the combo platter (chicken and gyro meat over rice), chicken and rice platter, gyro meat and rice platter and gyro sandwich. The owner of the restaurant says that it wants to cater to locals and chose Chinatown for that reason. The restaurant is located on Spring Mountain Road.  

8. Libertine Social
Libertine Social's menu was created by celebrated chef Shawn McClain and features reinvented American bar fare. McClain believes that dining is a social event and the menu offers a wide selection of shareable plates and drinks. The menu is a map that guides guests through the experience of Libertine Social and encourages sharing with a wide selection of small bites, toasts and dips, flatbreads, and sausage boards. Prime cuts of beef and an assortment of bigger commitment plates join the shareable portions to round out the menu. The restaurant is also proud of its vintage jukebox. Libertine Social is inside Mandalay Bay.

9. Cornerstone
Cornerstone is a new steakhouse at the Gold Coast. A unique feature is the "liquor library." Cornerstone features more than 60 types of whiskey from around the world. Enjoy scotch, bourbon, rye or small-batch whiskey on its own, or as part of a Prohibition-inspired crafted cocktail, like the Old Fashioned, made with Old Forester Bourbon, barrel-aged for 40 days in-house. A varied selection of whiskey flights are also available, from just $17 and ranging from Kentucky to rye to a “Kamikaze flight” of Japanese whiskeys. The menu features 8 different beef selections, 9 different toppings and 12 different sides to share. Cornerstone puts the finishing touch on the meal with an indulgent selection of desserts, including the Limoncello cake – a light, fluffy lemon cake layered with mascarpone pastry cream and infused with Limoncello Liqueur, served up with a shot of the namesake spirit.  

10. Nacho Daddy
Nacho Daddy has opened a new location on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops. The new location is big -- 6,000 square feet and it has more than one level and an outside seating area. The restaurant seats about 230 people and there are booths, banquettes and table seating. Menu items include filet mignon nachos, BBQ chicken nachos, sloppy "Jose" nachos, spicy shrimp nachos, tortilla soup, a vegan fajita salad, grilled Mexican corn on the cob, fish tacos, mojo pork tamales, cheesy enchiladas, chicken fajitas, a grilled cheese sandwich, huevos rancheros, churro pancakes and much more. 

11. Naked City Tavern
If you are a fan of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" or you just like good pizza, you have probably heard of Naked City Pizza. But now, chef and owner Christopher Palmeri has opened a new place on the east side of town. It is called Naked City Tavern and its located near Pecos Road and Patric Lane. The menu features favorites from Naked City Pizza such as the guinea pie pizza and margarita pizza, suicide fries, chicken wings and tenders, beef on weck and an Italian sausage sub. If you have ever been to one of Palmeri's restaurants though, you know he likes to do lots of specials. Recent ones include grilled Kauai shrimp with black garlic mayo, slow-braised duck with seared foie and chicken chicharron. 

12. 7 Sinful Subs 
7 Sinful Subs offers classic new York Italian sandwiches with a Las Vegas twist. Chef Vic Vegas has put his heart and soul into the menu which includes sandwiches with names like Knuckle Sandwich (grilled salami, pepperoni and ham), the Club to the Head (sliced turkey and bacon), Skinny Dip (grilled shaved sirloin and sauteed onions), the Baller (meatballs) and Meat Hater (zucchini, Italian squash, roasted red peppers). A Good Old Boring Sub is also available. The sub shop is located near UNLV on Maryland Parkway.

13. Standard &Pour
Celebrity chef Kerry Simon may be gone, but his influence lives on. Standard & Pour in Henderson is a joint venture between Simon Hospitality Group and Titan Brands. The 130-set gastropub has 130 seats and features a panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip while enjoying shared plates and a distinctive beverage program. Signature items include scallop crudo, snail wellington, meatballs, venison tartare, a wine and cheese sundae blondie and merlot ice cream. Drinks include the First Date First (Belvedere grapefruit vodka, fresh lime, atomized mezcal) and Gin City (Hendricks gin, fennel honey syrup, orange blossom water).

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