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About Culinary Dropout

Melt into the comfortable chairs at Culinary Dropout where craft beer, games, and live music await. Treat yourself to amped-up appetizers like our Soft Pretzels sprinkled in sea salt and served with a provolone fondue and crowd favorites like our 36-hour pork ribs, or just enjoy the mood with an ice-cold local beer or signature craft cocktail.

4455 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thu 11am - 11pm
Fri 11am - 12am
Sat 10am - 12 am
Sun 10am - 11pm

Cross Street:
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(702) 522-8100

Website:
http://www.culinarydropout.com/

Entertainment:
Live music on weekends.

Parking Details:
Self parking garage and valet available

Executive Chef:
Joe Godell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

Special events at The Culinary Dropout, located in the Hard Rock Hotel

Culinary Dropout Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Good for Groups (19)
Fun (14)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
People Watching (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Live Music (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great Beer (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Live Sports (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Italian grinder and French dip. Can’t go wrong with these

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Comfortable atmosphere with lots of entertainment. Loud enough to hear, but not too loud where you can't have a conversation. Loved the fondue pretzel appetizer. A must try! The food was tasty and reasonable. The service was very slow and needs some work.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Paisley, the waiter, was fantastic. He helped with his recommendations. Going back again this Friday. Going to aks for Paisley again too.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Work meeting

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Every time we have been there it has been AMAZING. Absolutely love everything there. Our go to place to eat

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Being from the south you never know what you are going to get but hands down some of the best food I have eaten in Vegas. Have been here for 11 years and I have to put this up in the tipy-top. I stay away from fried foods but heard so much about their fried chicken I had to try it. GREAT!! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The music was fantastic.They had violence and the cello

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed Culinary Dropout very much. The room is dark and hip, the live violinists were a nice surprise, but the service was the best part. Our server Gina was just the sweetest, walking us through the menu, offering her favorites choices, and laughing at our nonsense. The charcuterie board was seriously on point. Cheese, great meats, and bread baked in house that is literally the best carb I’ve ever tasted. The muscles were good, but again, it was served with the platinum bread to dip in the sauce. All in all, was a great experience and would definitely go back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really cool spot with an awesome environment and space. Had brunch food and it was fantastic with great breakfast cocktails!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, drinks, and service. Interesting twists on classic comfort food. Bacon Bloody Mary highly recommended.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Was surprised food was excellent, smoked salmon salad, fried chicken, french fries, warm pretzels and drinks all fabulous

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Culinary Dropout is located inside the Hard Rock Casino. The food is really yummy, and the portions are nice. It is a casino, so it's not cheap, but it is reasonable. The only issue is the noise...inside the actual place can be deafening (and I am a rocker, so loud doesn't bother me, but this is "Can barely have a conversation" loud). The outside area is still loud, but it is much better, and the couches are super comfy to chill on with friends. I have been here three times now, and it is always good service, good drinks, and good food...give it a try!

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

I was a little dissapointed with the options for gluten free people. Then when I ordered something the waiter let me know that the were out of it. It was a bit dissapointing not to be able to have anything other that a plate of goat cheese with fries. The waiter was kind. Our group came in seperate groups just to get to gether and put all of our bills together which was a pain to slipt when around 300$ next time ask up front if we want to split checks automatic tip was still fine but with haveing other friends join us in the middle of meal and and not be split checks was a nightmare

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The steak sandwich is a bit pricey but was absolutely to die for!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had an excellent experience!! Our server, Ben?, was super attentive and made sure that my food accommodated my food allergies. We all enjoyed our meal and drinks very much!! We would come back and recommend!! The only thing was the music was a little too loud, hard to talk over. Otherwise, everything else was fantastic!!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The restaurant was pretty good, it's part of a chain that always seems to be consistent. The server was excellent, very personable and engaging to us and others at tables around us. The only issue was although we had a reservation for 6:30, when we showed up at 6:20 we were told were early and it would be a few minutes . . . 10 min early? Too soon? So we waited 10 min and got in at that time - only to find there was plenty of room in both the inside part and the outdoor deck. They were also telling people there would be a 20 to 30 min wait. Most just left . . . not necessary at all. Management might want to review the front staff to see what's going on. Losing customers needlessly.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

My daughter and I were in Las Vegas for a mother/daughter weekend. We made a reservation at the Culinary Dropout. The food was amazing!!! We created an antipasti board that was so delicious. The prosciutto deviled eggs were the BEST I have ever tasted. You have to order the soft pretzels & provolone fondue...this is a must have. Just a hint, the restaurant will let you order 1/2 an order of the soft pretzels if you are a party of two. I would highly recommend that you take the time to eat at the Culinary Dropout. The staff are friendly, attentive and fun.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Was our first time here and it was wonderful! We really enjoy going out to brunch and we wanted someplace new. Their food and drink options did not disappoint. Their charcuterie options were amazing and so were their pierogies! We all loved the indoor/outdoor seating arrangements; plenty of space between tables. Gary took great care of us and we are looking forward to coming back!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was delicious, service was wonderful.
Great overall experience.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a great time as a solo diner. My server was professional, relaxed, anticipated my needs, explained the menu with out trying to get me to order the most expensive items.
The live music was fantastic.
My only dislike, and was my own fault, I asked if there was seating outside. There was loud music from near the Joint. Lots of bass.
Great Value. Amazing food! Will be back!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was our first time dining there and It was so much fun. Awesome live music and delicious food at a reasonable price. Thank you again for having us!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Casual
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Overall a great time. A very special restaurant for my wife and I. Waitress was okay. We will be back every time we visit Vegas. Would be dangerous if we stayed at Hard Rock hotel/casino. Would eat there every night. Cheers

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. Great for Sunday Night Football in which was on the Big screens. Awesome Decor. The customer service was outstanding. The food was amazing. Different variety of entrees that are dynamite! I will definitely be back again and again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our server Matt was lovely. Food was super tasty and flavorful. I would improve on the oyster shooters. Smaller glass and less sour. Live music was great and we enjoyed the flexibility and the graciousness to offer us a private space for our party of 7.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Such a cool spot to go with friends!! I was there for a bachelorette party, and thought it was perfect setting for getting the weekend started. Our server, Stephanie, was awesome and took very good care of us!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Good location and excellent food choices. Very relaxed atmosphere and generally not loud and annoying. A great place to eat for business or just with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was my second time to The Culinary Dropout in Vegas. The "yesterday's soup" was tasty and the Burger was good as well. The atmosphere was a little too loud to enjoy a conversation. However it was good seeing people enjoying themselves. The service was good as well

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Outstanding. CandyD gave excellent service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The staff was super attentive there was great live music!
There was a pretty drunk patron there that kept trying to talk to us, the staff made sure to check in on us and see if we were being bothered. The staff was fantastic and we felt really supported. Would definitely go back!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 9, 2017

My sister and I decided to get dinner here before seeing a show. The service and food were excellent.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We celebrated my wife's dirty 30 and the waiter was great... just wish I could remember his name!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

This place is a must when visiting Las Vegas .
The seafood cold bar is best in town and the environment is wonderful.
Staff is personal and the views are amazing..

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Turkey pastrami was a bit salty and bistro steak was medium, I ask for well. But the server was amazing, friendly and very personable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

It was for our first wedding anniversary

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This place was amazing, the waitstaff know the dishes in and out and made perfect recommendations. The food was outstanding, so tasty and really unexpected. We arrived at 11pm and received made to order meals. We will go back again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Chain restaurant that does not compromise on quality. There's a few of these in Arizona and they're amazing. This particular restaurant works well because of its location at the Hard Rock. This restaurant is definitely best for a night out with friends or a lively date night.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at CD. Ben, our server, was excellent. Very personable and attentive. We ordered the Fish & Chips and Italian Salad. Both were very good and would order again. Very relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Definitely a younger crowd. Not at all busy on a Saturday afternoon. The bass in whatever music you would call that was a little overwhelming.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 27, 2017

2nd time in to the CD here in Vegas and it did not disappoint! While the service was a little slow at times, it was very friendly and fun (Sandy was great!). Our food was fantastic all the way around, from the Fried Chicken (some of the best I have eaten!) to the Ravioli, our group of 10 really enjoyed it and we would definitely come back again!

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Phenomenal! Great food and drinks. We celebrated a bachelorette dinner before a show and it was perfect. Our waitress made sure we got out on time and made suggestions. The music was great and the appetizers we ordered had a neat twist to them. Great experience and I will deinfitely return!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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