In a city that runs 24/7, sometimes keeping regular hours when it comes to meals just isn’t possible. When the late-night munchies hit, here are five places in Las Vegas that serve beyond the standard 11 p.m. closing time.
Beauty & Essex
Chopped’s chef Chris Santos and Tao Group found the perfect Vegas outpost for New York City phenom Beauty & Essex inside Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The late-night favorite opened this past May and has been serving delightful bites until midnight or 1 a.m. ever since.
Santos was one of the pioneers of small-plate dining, and the concept melds well with after-hours grubbing. The grilled cheese, smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings are simply irresistible. The savory oven-braised chicken meatballs with wild mushrooms and truffles are also sure to satisfy after a night at the slots.
From the first sip of an Emerald Gimlet to the last bite of devil’s food layer cake, there’s an unmistakable sense of whimsy with the creative food.
If the airstream trailer that serves double duty as a walk-up ordering window and kitchen weren’t cool enough, the elevated bar food and the 27 televisions at The Still in The Mirage keep the party going till 1 a.m. Snackable late-night bites include spicy Korean-style chicken wings, mini cheeseburgers and a salted-caramel soft serve sundae. For a nightcap, cleanse the palate with a selection from one of 16 beers on tap.
Las Vegas’ Chinatown, the area that stretches just west of the Strip along Spring Mountain Road, is both close to the action and lined with some of the most prominent late-night eats in the city. One bright, shining star in the night sky is District One, a trending spot specializing in pho and other Asian dishes. It’s no wonder food and beverage industry folks meet and mingle here after their shifts (it’s open until 2 a.m.).
Not only is the kitchen open late, but the food is top notch. The whole Maine lobster pho is Insta-worthy. The beef carpaccio might call for a double order. There’s always room for the oxtail fried rice, so don’t go light; there’s plenty of time to sleep it off.
Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill
Wolfgang Puck in MGM Grand only closes between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., which means there’s always something cooking in chef Dustin Lewandowski’s kitchen. Late-night dining and dessert menus are available here, so after some revelry at Hakkasan Nightclub or a concert at MGM Grand Garden Arena, you won’t have to look too far for pizza, mini burgers, breakfast burritos or ice cream sandwiches and beignets. Plus, the open design puts the dining action right alongside the casino-floor excitement.
Four-Star Wynn Las Vegas is known for its world-class nightlife, so it’s only fitting there is also a restaurant open to serve those who want a quick bite after the club. Allegro saves the morning with Italian comfort food such as rigatoni and meatballs and vegan pizza. Dishes are available from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. and they’re served from an open kitchen with a wood-burning oven. Unlike most chefs, the man at the helm, Enzo Febbraro, can be found in the kitchen at all hours. Make sure to say hi and order the chef’s signature burrata.