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A Local’s Guide to Las Vegas’s Best Outdoor Dining

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by OpenTable
Updated July 13, 2021

With 294 days of sunshine a year, Las Vegas is uniquely poised to offer comfortable al fresco dining options year-round. A local tip: try to snag a seat at sunset. One glimpse of the spectrum of colors that grace the desert at twilight and you’ll understand why people choose to call this city home. From the rarefied big-name restaurants of the Strip to the local downtown haunts, these 12 amazing outdoor venues in Las Vegas offer an array of al fresco desert dining options.

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4.5
4.5 (860)
$30 and under
Italian
Spring Valley
About the restaurant
At Locale, chef Marc Marrone draws upon recipes from his Italian family as well as years of experience on the Strip to create faithful renditions of Italian classics. Locals head to the Southwest neighborhood for the crisp fritto misto, freshly made pastas, and the hearty mains such as saltimbocca and pan-seared arctic char. The restaurant’s front patio is festooned with string lights along the perimeter and features umbrellas scattered between several small tables for convivial bistro-esque dining. Pro tip: Stop by on Tuesdays for a $99 special for two three-course meals centered around a hefty shared 36-ounce tomahawk ribeye.
Top review
GaryBvip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food,delicious sourdough bread,great service.
A photo of Mizumi - Wynn Las Vegas restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1539)
$50 and over
Japanese
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
About the restaurant
Some restaurants transport diners from the flashing lights and crowded sidewalks of the Strip. Mizumi’s dining room is one such oasis, overlooking a lush lagoon fed by a 90-foot waterfall. The restaurant serves elegant Japanese fare such as thin slices of wagyu beef that diners can cook on a hot stone placed on the table, along with a selection of sushi, sashimi, and charcoal-grilled small plates. While there are many open-air tables facing the lagoon, the luckiest diners might snag the pagoda table — one of Vegas’s most coveted — located on a floating pavilion by the waterfall.
Top review
BNE1
Dined on Jan 24, 2024
It has a good atmosphere - and the service was good.
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4.4
4.4 (3084)
$31 to $50
Traditional Mexican
The Venetian and Palazzo
About the restaurant
The sole restaurant located along the canal-front in The Venetian and The Palazzo delivers more than just waterfront views of the resort’s singing gondoliers. With a menu that reflects the rich culinary landscape of Mexico via executive chef Daniel Marquez’s travels, diners enjoy dishes such as guajillo chile-rubbed barbacoa, queso fundido, and ahi tuna with a pasilla Oaxaca chile cream sauce. No time for a sit down meal? Check out the new walk-up Street Taqueria for a quick bite as you walk through the Grand Canal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Very Good, seating was limited to 5 even though we had six, needed to add an additional chair, but they accommodated, very good overall, little higher in noise level!
A photo of Public School - Las Vegas restaurant
4.1
4.1 (526)
$30 and under
American
Summerlin
About the restaurant
This cheekily-named gastropub is dedicated to what it calls, “an education in the art of food and beer,” with a focus on seasonal menus and produce sourced from the local farmers market. The Summerlin location’s extensive second-floor patio makes a great vantage point to enjoy specials like the PB&J burger, ahi tuna poke nachos, and elote-blackened shrimp pasta alongside cocktails like the Study Hall, made with bourbon, earl grey tea, and cinnamon.
Top review
Foodiegirl80
Dined 2 days ago
We went for Happy Hour and the waiter did mention to us that it was happy hour. He was very good and checked in with us quite frequently to make sure we were fine. I had the Carnita tacos. My friend had the nachos. The tacos were very small but tasty. I suggest getting at least four of them. The nachos were good as well. My friend said she was surprised they charged $8 extra for the meat. She didn't like that. She said the meat should have come with the nachos, and it was not mentioned by the waiter that the meat was extra. The visit was good. They changed the happy hour since I had last. I would go there again.
A photo of Beer Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2322)
$30 and under
Beer Garden
The Strip
About the restaurant
Beer Park is a rooftop bar at the Paris Hotel & Casino that offers killer views of the Strip and a sky-high setting to watch the latest game, with a whopping 75 HDTVs stationed throughout the space. For those interested in a little friendly competition, the 9,000-square-foot deck offers ample space for games of shuffleboard and giant Jenga. In keeping with the sports ethos, the menu here is stadium-inspired, with items such as the pineapple- and barbecue sauce-smothered kahuna cowboy burger. And yes, there is plenty of beer.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great food, service was fast and efficient. We were a party of 6 and waitress made sure bill was correct.
A photo of El Segundo Sol restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1627)
$30 and under
Mexican
Fashion Show Mall
About the restaurant
Located on the ground level of the Fashion Show Mall, the broad, tree-shaded patio at El Segundo Sol sits under lights and star lanterns hanging from the trees above, creating a charming atmosphere to watch life unfold on Las Vegas Boulevard. Tacos and margaritas take center stage on the menu here, but don’t miss the elotes, where the corn is deeply charred and generously sprinkled with cotija cheese. Tequila aficionados take note: the restaurant offers more than 100 varieties. Don’t miss “loco hour,” aka happy hour, which runs daily from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm with drink and snack specials.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
The food was fantastic (get the carne asada!), loved the atmosphere and the service was absolutely wonderful.
A photo of Echo & Rig Steakhouse & Butcher Shop restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5781)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Tivoli Village
About the restaurant
West of the Strip in Summerlin, the Tivoli Village shopping district has established itself as an outpost for good, independent restaurants — thanks in no small part to Echo & Rig. A hybrid butcher shop and restaurant, Echo & Rig eschews high price points and vague sourcing for an ingredients-first model: sausages are made in-house, beef is sourced straight from the ranch, and every steak is cooked over red oak. The outdoor tables feel miles away from the crowds, situated on a tiled terrace overlooking a plaza with a fountain.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Everything was delicious and perfect! Absolutely recommend!
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4.6
4.6 (2130)
$31 to $50
American
Desert Shores
About the restaurant
Sitting on the tree-shaded tables at Americana, diners might forget they’re in the middle of the Mojave desert. While the lake the restaurant sits on might be man-made, it certainly feels natural; ducks glide by and curious fish occasionally break the surface. In addition to a European-influenced à la carte menu featuring dishes such as braised Colorado lamb shank, the prix fixe weekly harvest menu is a three-course seasonal offering that includes endless wine pairings.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
We had a delightful anniversary dinner outside on the patio. Our servers were so kind and attentive. We ordered the chicken, the lamb, and the beet salad and would absolutely order all of the again. Delightful and delicious.
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4.6
4.6 (1309)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort
About the restaurant
Located in the Spa Tower at the JW Marriott in Summerlin, Hawthorn Grill creates an appropriately calm setting; the outdoor seating is surrounded by lush foliage with a scenic waterfall backdrop. Fire pits and heaters ward off any evening chill, while diners enjoy American dinner classics such as meatballs, a BLT wedge salad, and four different surf-and-turf combinations.
Top review
DemetriasS
Dined 4 days ago
The service was top notch and the food absolutely amazing!! The manager Marc takes pride in providing excellence! Will definitely return!!
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