While a bistro, defined as a small restaurant, might have originated in Paris, there are plenty to choose from in Las Vegas. Offering a variety of cuisines with indoor and al fresco dining, bistros are the perfect setting for a romantic date, catching up with friends or spending time reading a good book. Located in the northwest Valley, downtown, on Lake Las Vegas or on the way to Lake Mead, many offer live entertainment, wine tasting and other events to add to the dining experience.
6115 S. Fort Apache Road, Suite 112
Las Vegas, NV 89148
A mix of New Mexican and Jamaican cuisine with patio and indoor dining and a full bar, DW Bistro’s reputation is well deserved as one of the hottest places to be seen. Proprietors Executive Chef Dalton Wilson and Bryce Krausman loved exploring the culinary world of Las Vegas together during their other careers before opening DW Bistro. Open for lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends, DW Bistro blends a contemporary décor with menu items prepared with a twist including its specialty jumbo shrimp or jerk chicken scampi over linguine.
Lake Las Vegas
15 Via Bel Canto
Henderson, NV 89011
Bernard’s Bistro features French cuisine in The Village on Lake Las Vegas. Offering lunch and dinner seven days a week, the full bar includes a variety of wines and beers. Its outdoor terrace offers seating facing the lake or The Village with a full view of events and entertainment. Indoor seating is surrounded by a décor of rich wood with burgundy accents including a piano bar for pianists to add to the mood. Performances by singers and bands are also featured.
Bar + Bistro
The Arts Factory
107 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Bar + Bistro in the Arts Factory is located in the 18b Las Vegas Arts District. The menu includes locally sourced and fresh ingredients. What was once a parking lot on the east side of the building has now been converted to outdoor seating with art covering the walls both inside and outside. Events include First Friday, Lechón (suckling pig) roasts, vintage bike nights, fire spinning and Out of the Desert bluegrass band during the Hangover Brunch Sunday.
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Marche Bacchus French Bistro and Wine Shop
2620 Regatta Drive, Suite 106
Las Vegas, NV 89128
In the Desert Shores community of Summerlin, 10 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, is Marché Bacchus French Bistro and Wine Shop featuring traditional and contemporary French cuisine. With both indoor and patio seating facing The Lakes, the bistro offers over 950 different labels of American and international wines, meat dishes, seafood, vegetarian, vegan and children’s menus. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, try the Bacchus Omelette made with herbed goat cheese, ham, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and braised leeks. Entertainment is also featured.
Milo’s Inn at Boulder
538 Nevada Way
Boulder City, NV 89005
Milo’s Cellar in Milo’s Inn at Boulder features an indoor bar and restaurant with a sidewalk café in downtown Boulder City east of Las Vegas. Actually sit at a table outside on a main street watching the locals and tourists shop in quaint stores in historic buildings. Milo’s Cellar offers over 50 types of beer and 100 brands of wine. Choices on the menu include daily specials, soups, salads, sandwiches, platters and desserts.
Debbie Hall is practically a Las Vegas native (34 years and counting) and loves experiencing everything in Southern Nevada from the Las Vegas Strip to the surrounding mountains and Lake Mead. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and loves sharing her knowledge. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.