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Las Vegas Food Options During the SEMA Show

By Alex Perez

  Food Trucks
Show attendees may take note of numerous food trucks parked in strategic locations outside the Las Vegas Convention Center doors offering added food options.
   

When you’re spending busy days at the SEMA Show, sooner or later you’ll need to eat. Fortunately, there is a wide array of options.

During setup days, SEMA staff will be handing out coupons to exhibitors for sandwich lunches. The process is simple—all you need to do is present your exhibitor badge and redeem your coupon at the nearest meal station to receive a sandwich and bottle of water. The lunches are available October 29 and 30 from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

On Monday night, SEMA welcomes exhibitors to the annual Exhibitor Appreciation Reception, which also includes entertainment and, this year, a sneak preview of notable vehicles that will be revealed later in the week. All exhibitors are invited to join the excitement outside Central Hall on Silver Drive at 5:00 p.m.

During Show week, attendees may take note of numerous food trucks parked in strategic locations outside the Las Vegas Convention Center doors. At those moments when convention center restaurants are crowded, the trucks may be the best option.

And, of course, the city of Vegas offers nearly unlimited dinner and entertaining options after 5:00 p.m. Below is a short list of restaurants representing a mix of fine and casual dining options that may simplify your planning.

Pricing Guide

The pricing symbols used are an approximate price range for the following restaurants and include the cost per person for one meal, including one drink, tax and tip.

$$$$= $61+ per person

$$$= $31–60 per person

$$= $11–30 per person

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Located at The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium, CUT by Wolfgang Puck delivers innovation at every level through its unique culinary, service and design combination. 
   
 
CUT $$$$

Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant is located in the The Palazzo Waterfall Atrium and offers a sophisticated atmosphere with an adjacent bar and lounge, which serve CUT’s most popular appetizers. The modern American steakhouse utilizes fresh ingredients to make all its dishes and has been acclaimed by critics.

For reservations, call 702-607-6300.

Gordon Ramsay $$$$
Steak
 

The famously boisterous chef from the “Hell’s Kitchen” TV show proudly owns what is considered to be one of the best steakhouses in Vegas. The restaurant ages its prime beef for 28 days in a Himalayan salt room and serves both meat and seafood. A distinctive feature is the Hell’s Kitchen Tasting Menu, which allows customers to taste meals that have been featured on the show. The restaurant is located in the Paris Las Vegas hotel.

For reservations, call 702-946-4663.

Honey Salt $$$

Honey Salt offers a farm-to-table menu and promises fresh, locally grown ingredients for its dishes. The restaurant has a warm, friendly vibe to it, which is supported by an attentive staff. Its varied menu is apt to contain a little bit of everything. It is in the Rampart Commons off S. Rampart and Charleston Blvd.

For reservations, call 702-445-6100.

Marche Bacchus $$$

At this French bistro located right on Lake Jacqueline, guests are treated to excellent food, a wide range of wines and a stunning lakeside view. The lake often offers a parade of boats coming in and out of the docks and is a memorable setting for any occasion.

For reservations, call 702-804-8008.

Sushi Roku $$$

Sushi Roku delivers an intimate atmosphere, and the menu offers standard sushi items, including rolls, sashimi and bento boxes. There is also an extensive gluten-free menu. Reservations are recommended. You can find Sushi Roku in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace hotel.

For reservations, call 702-733-7373.

SUSHISAMBA $$$

Located in the Palazzo, SUSHISAMBA has been serving good, quality Asian-fusion food since opening its doors in 1999. The restaurant’s concept originated in New York, but it has since opened in Miami and this Las Vegas location. Its unique blend of Japanese, Peruvian and Brazilian dishes offered in an electric, fun atmosphere sets it apart from most restaurants.

For reservations, call 702-607-0700.

Tender Steak and $$$
Seafood 

Located within the iconic Luxor Hotel and Casino, Tender Steak and Seafood offers beef that has been aged a minimum of 21 days, as well as exquisite salmon and lobster dishes. The doors open at 5:00 p.m.

For reservations, call 702-262-4778.

Top of the World $$$

At 844 feet in the air, Top of the World is the highest restaurant in Las Vegas. Located at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower, the restaurant rotates to give diners an entire 360-degree view of the city skyline. The diverse menu offers both seafood and meat dishes.

For reservations, call 702-380-7764.

Andre’s Bistro and Bar $$

Chef Andre Rochat opened his second restaurant on the corner of W. Patrick Ln. and S. Fort Apache Rd. Owned and operated by Stacked Hospitality, the restaurant is a French-American blend of dishes served with an extensive wine list. The atmosphere is an intimate space open for brunch, lunch and dinner.

For reservations, call 702-798-7151.

Bachi Burger $$

Bachi Burger is an Asian-style gourmet burger joint that has everything from hamburgers and multiple veggie burgers to several options of fries. It even serves boba and has numerous brands of beer, making it a great place to go after a long working day. There are no reservations required; just go in and enjoy a meal. It is located on the corner of Windmill Ln. and E. Bermuda Rd.

Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar $$

Famous TV personality and chef Guy Fieri opened this restaurant to serve his signature dishes. Located in The LINQ Hotel, the atmosphere is very lively, with a large outdoor dining area offering a full view of the Vegas strip. The menu offers bold flavors matched with 16 craft beers as well as wine.

For reservations for parties of 14 or more, call 702-794-3139.

  vegas food
On Monday night, SEMA welcomes exhibitors to the annual Exhibitor Appreciation Reception, which also includes entertainment and, this year, a sneak preview of notable vehicles that will be revealed later in the week. All exhibitors are invited to join the excitement outside Central Hall on Silver Drive at 5:00 p.m.
   

Hash House a Go Go$$

Hash House a Go Go, located in The LINQ Hotel & Casino, is a modern American restaurant offering large portions, so come hungry. The menu includes creative, market-fresh American food, and the Bloody Marys are a signature feature.

For reservations, call 702-804-4646.

John Mull’s Meats and $$
Road Kill Grill 

Doubling as both a market and a restaurant, John Mull’s Meats and Road Kill Grill is a meat-lover’s destination. Located at 3730 Thom Blvd., Las Vegas, the atmosphere gives customers the sense of firing up their own grills for an outdoor family barbecue. There are no reservations required, but be sure to get there early, because the line fills up fast.

Lotus of Siam $$

Lotus of Siam is an award-winning Thai restaurant located on 953 E. Sahara Ave. Since 1999, James Beard Award Winner Chef Saipin Chutima and her husband Bill have transformed the northern Thai food experience by pushing the boundaries of Thai cuisine. Don’t let the unassuming location fool you: Lotus of Siam’s menu is widely considered to offer some of the best Thai food this side of the Pacific.

For reservations, visit www.lotusofsiamlv.com/contact/reservations or for parties of 10 or more, call 702-735-3033.

Ohlala French $
Bistro 

As a traditional French Bistro located at the intersection of N. Rampart Blvd. and W. Lake Mead Blvd., Ohlala offers a romantic, cozy setting for its cuisine. The restaurant offers a large selection of plates with wine pairings. It get the majority of its wine from California, where the owner spent 17 years running three restaurants in San Francisco.

For reservations, call 702-222-3522.

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