Esther’s Kitchen

4.8
659 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Seasonal Italian Restaurant. Focused on Handmade pasta, bread and pizza. We get all of our products as locally sourced as possible. We will always accommodate vegetarian and vegan guests.
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PJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time at Esther's and our experience was amazing our server, Eric was awesome and the food was fantastic! Definitely will be back!

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s
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

another wonderful gem off the strip this restaurant is a friendly local establishment!

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d
New England
44 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing option for a real foodie meal.

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LL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service . Cauliflower app is a must. Fish special was tasty as well. The only problem we had was actually finding it. The address is certainly misleading. Took 40 min to find it and two phone calls. A sign is needed!

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SZ
San Francisco
227 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Las Vegas. Gorgeous handmade pottery tableware, fantastic farm-to-table food, creative but accessible menu. Do yourself a favor - get off the Strip, have a fantastic dinner.

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US
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best meat balls ever. Great experience and food.

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P
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals who eat at Esthers at least once every 3 weeks or so. It’s always busy, so make a reservation. The food is exceptional.

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LB
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had heard about this place from several social media outlets and thought we needed to give it a try. We started out with cocktails at the bar which the bartenders created from a mere suggestion. The charcuterie board our friends ordered - they said it was superb. I’m a vegan and they made meal suggestions and alterations to my needs. All of our meals were excellent from the succulent porcetta to the homemade pastas. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good pasta and great cocktails.

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P
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food away from the Strip. Lively feel, reasonable prices and the service staff is terrific. Food is very fresh and wine list is limited but sufficient. Wine list is $40 for bottles of red and $36 for whites.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Our table was ready when we got there for our reservation.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the bread - it’s worth the calories. I’d suggest the charcuterie plate which is huge and to share a pasta cuz it’s a lot of food if there are 2 ppl.

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SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trendy and modern Italian in Arts District neighborhood of Las Vegas. Cozy ambience and the perfect choice for self-proclaimed foodie or date night. Servings are generous and starters are fun and innovative. Choose the ‘Round for the Chefs’ $6 and hear a grateful and hearty roar from the creators in the kitchen. Select this restaurant if you value quality over quantity (heart attack-sized proportions).

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my Sister get together every month or so for dinner, usually and this is one of our favorite spots. I also am keen to bring anyone visiting from out of town as well. It’s a fantastic spot.

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MJ
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed as I have been here before and always very pleased. The pasta on one of the dishes was doughy and clumpy. When we spoke to a staff member we were told they”cook the pasta al dente”. They did redo the dish and it was ok but not great. While we were waiting for the recook (I was not eating) another staff member came and asked if were enjoying the food yet neither of us was eating. Our water was never refilled. When we declined dessert we received the check and then were ignored for at least 10 minutes.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The food was very good with the exception of the octopus appetizer. The server recommended it saying it was one of his favorites, but it was so tough. You could not even cut it with a knife and was not able to chew. Despite that terrible dish, the cauliflower appetizer was great. It was spicy and it had a kick. We had two pastas that were cooked perfectly and the Branzino & Fennel dish. This was was an excellent choice. I would return, but suggest no one order the octopus!!

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EH
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great find. Service was great. Food was not typical Italian menu, but very good. My husband enjoyed the octopus appetizer and then the pasta with duck. That was excellent. I had cavatelli with braised beef which was also very good and tender. We will definitely come back.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience!

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SG
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant. The menu is different, and the quality of the food is amazing and consistent. Service is warm and friendly. This is a locals favorite.

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CA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 3rd Visit in 4 months. The carbonara is still the best, but the bacon pizza is a close 2nd. Don’t skip the butterscotch budino.

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CB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Esther's Kitchen never disappoints. No matter what night I go in, no matter what I pick on the menu the food is always superb. The service is always spot on and the energy in the place always great. One of my favorite spots in all of Vegas!

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious. The pastas were a little too rich for me but really good.

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RH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Great food and ambiance. So fun to sit at the bar too.

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BY
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Esters Kitchen and can not wait for the Summerlin Location to open. The Bucatini is a must try, I love the wine selection, although small, just wonderful. I have yet to try anything that isn’t delicious!

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MP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful restaurant! Delicious, creative and beautifully presented food. Servings are generous and fun to share. Very friendly and engaged staff-Craig especially. We were impressed at how they honored our reservation and with the energy of the dining room. Really hard to find in Las Vegas-very high recommend!

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Vegas, you must get off the Strip and come for rustic, amazing, delicious Italian food, welcoming service and ‘real’ atmosphere in the Arts District. (No spandex, designer logos nor fake eyelashes on premises.) Duck ragu with shiitake mushrooms on house-made rye tagliatelle was ... world-class: umami, rich, flavor-intense. Bartender (and our sever - we love eating at the bar) gave us a bonus glass of Borsci Marzano, new to me, to complement my dark bittersweet chocolate tart with hazelnut brittle and creme fraiche ice cream. Did I mention the natural sourdough bread with house-cultured butter, cracked pepper, sea salt and olive oil? I guess you could say I like this place.

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JB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I’ve been there for dinner, but first time for lunch. I enjoyed the discounted cocktail menu. The food is phenomenal!!! Everything was so delicious. I can’t say that about a lot of places I dine at.
I would highly recommend Esther’s Kitchen to anyone who enjoys a great meal at a great price.

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OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took parents here from out of town since it is one of my favorite restaurants, and Esther’s kitchen NEVER disappoints!! 👍🏼

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l
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to get off the strip and check-out local flavors. Fresh-made pastas were perfectly cooked and, oh my, the bread! Crunch on the outside and soft inside; it was delicious. One of us had a spicy sausage marinara which had just the right amount of bite while being well balanced with sweet basil and rich tomatoes. I had the Carbonara which is one of my favorite preparations. It was a little on the salty side but not so much as to damage the experience. It was rich and slightly cheesy with crispy bits of pancetta mixed in and a little parsley to add some freshness. The craft cocktails looked great; we chose wine by the glass and a good selection of both red and white to choose from. The staff is great as is the environment. It is an open-plan with high ceilings so pretty loud. However we didn't have any problem hearing one another across the table. I will go back when we visit next.

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RM
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite date night spot

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JB
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The chicken was Dry and the beans were way undercooked!
Sauce was wonderful though!

Waitress was great!
Bartender was really nice and friendly!

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l
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Esther's for our party was just good. The food frankly was only OK. We would not visit again.

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JW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were offered the patio which turned out to be fine.

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OT
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an outstanding lunch here. I over ordered just to try more things. Food of excellent quality and cooking of the highest order. Enjoyed the fresh bread and butter, the cauliflower with anchovies, and the radiatore. All were enough for a four top to share, though I was a solo for this visit. Price to quality ratio was off the charts. Service was very friendly and professional. I would gladly return and recommend it highly.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! The meatballs were superb. The asparagus and beet dishes were so good too. The sourdough bread was divine, I should’ve bought a whole loaf! It was all amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best waiter, fun environment, eclectic, great value on a nice family dinner.

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SK
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time visiting Esthers ... live in Denver but visit Vegas regularly for partners work. Love love love it!

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, a must. Great food! Strip quality, non Strip pricing.

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CJ
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Esther's Kitchen has excellent food in a trendy urban atmosphere. The wild mushroom panini was stellar. Accompanied with a glass of perfectly chilled Rose it is my new favorite lunch! This is a popular place with a bit of a wait but worth it. They do not take lunch reservations.

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JP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent attention to service issues. Wonderful food!!!!! Would recommend and return as often as possible.

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