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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/location/las-vegas/

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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Fun (11)
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Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Live Music (8)
People Watching (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (3)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing service! Friendly with great care but most important great food & great service..We are happy to take our friends anytime.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

The fried chicken is sooo yummy and the coleslaw too. Can't wait to go back:)

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was meh. We’ve eaten there before and food was awesome. Not sure what happened. My burger was under seasoned and quite boring. We ordered the pretzel appetizer and several were raw/cold in the center.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great dining experience everytime! Love the pretzel fondue and ribeye cap.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Waitress forgot our appetizer so we had to eat it after entrees were served.so busy she did not check on us and we had to tell the runner about missed appetizer.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was amazing!! Service, food, drinks! All 100%!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vegan, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes :/ i understand thin happen, but they weren’t accommodating or sympathetic that we had made the early reservation to make a show on time.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great place to take friends from out of town or even to go with locals. Service was a bit disorganized. Great atmosphere but the food is not spectacular.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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food4
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very good food and atmosphere. Ok beer selection. Loud so it’s not for an evening where you plan to have a lot of conversation.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

As a vegetarian, I was very pleased with the menu options. I also liked the tapas-style portion of the menu, which offered an array of tasty options. The atmosphere was great, and the cocktails were delicious. It was a great experience, and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Quick Bite, Casual, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great dinner at CD, as always. Was very busy and our food took longer than usual, but our waitress was great and food delicious. We were sat right inside the front door, which was not as fun as being inside. Sit on the patio if weather permits. Good live music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Live Music, People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Lauren was amazing...very attentive and helpful...great personality too. Food was hot and delicious. Thanks for a great night!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good and service was great! Awesome/different flavors.

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and friendly service. Will be back!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

the pretzel fondue was amazing, great service, i had the steak which was so tender, the fried chicken looked awesome too

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at Culinary Dropout - it was a quiet evening, and we had a very attentive waitress. She gave us some good recommendations for drinks (the Manhattan) and for food. My mom loved the ribs, and I thought the cannelloni was great, the roasted vegetables gave it a great flavor. The music was a little loud, and I was glad it was a quiet night so we could hear each other. We also really liked the pretzels with cheese fondue, although we could have done with a 1/2 order - wish that existed! Overall it was a nice venue, great service and great food.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Absolutely bland! Thought this would be a neat place given that it is inside the Hard Rock Hotel and that the food at an associated restaurant would have pizzazz and flavor. What a disappointment. No pizzazz and absolutely no flavor; a grandparent with acid reflux would even be bored senseless at the lack of flavor. My spouse had the Cap'n Crunch Crusted French Toast (hardly crusted and didn't taste like the cereal in the least) and I had the BBQ Pork Belly Nachos (the BBQ pork was sweet, the chips on the nachos bland, the cheese sauce more like an alfredo sauce, and absolutely no spice, no jalapenos, nothing). To top it all off we were seated where our server was actually assigned to an area all the way across the restaurant (mismanagement of the servers and the workload by the management team), and it took us about 10-15 minutes for just a side order of jalapenos and Tabasco (trying to make the nachos more palatable). We will not be back and will not be recommending this place to anyone.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

CD never disappoints. Music was great, service was great, food was great! Came before UNLV Basketball 🏀 Game, so convenient.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 9, 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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food4
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 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 1, 2017

Work meeting

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 21, 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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 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 11, 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 4, 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 3, 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 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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 (Las Vegas)·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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 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 20, 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 14, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 6, 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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 (Boise)·Dined on October 1, 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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