Charlie Palmer Steak, a new favorite since its opening last year, has redefined the dining scene in Reno. Charlie Palmer is a celebrated chef with a hospitality empire that stretches from Manhattanís Aureole (where he made his name) to Las Vegas to Reno to the California wine country.
Bistro Napa inside the Atlantis casino brings a little bit of the Northern California wine country to the Biggest Little City. The wine cellar holds 4,000 bottles. The menu features organic poultry, vegetables, and whole grains. The house specialty, pan-roasted Wahoo, is mandolin shaved salad and blood orange beume blanc. The sommelier is happy to help pair wines with your meal. An extensive list of after-dinner drinks and dessert wines are offered. Non-traditional desserts are offered, like triple-dipped caramel apples, fondue donuts, and cotton candy.
When on the north end of Reno this is a good place to eat with an extensive menu that features American, Italian, Mexican and seafood dishes. There are also buffet specials for lunch, dinner, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
They've got famous wood fired pizzas, and Brew Brother's was voted "Best Brew Pub" in America by Nightclub and Bar Magazine. This is an ideal place for food, drinks, and entertainment -- who couldn't use a little rock show with their pub grub?
Cafe Sedona is a huge, patio-style restaurant inside the Silver Legacy. You can relax and watch gamblers strolling by or look at the modern art if you're tired of people. The menu offers primarily American food, steak, burgers and the like.
The Carson Nugget Steakhouse serves big portions of its namesake and other steakhouse fare at low to expensive prices. The Steakhouse interior is dimly lit, and features an extensive wine list. The Steakhouse offers steak, seafood, lamb, veal, etc. in a cozy atmosphere with tremendous character. If trying to make a first impression on a carnivorous date, the Steakhouse certainly makes an impression.
The Casino Grill at Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino is a single-counter diner in the middle of the casino floor, serving burgers, hot dogs, shakes and other classics. It's a nice place to stop by for a quick bite, or when you just need a break from some hardcore gaming.
If you're in the mood for a quick bite, stop in at 2nd Street Express for a deli style meal. Open 24 hours a day, they serve Chicago-style hot dogs, sandwiches, soups and salads. Take your food with you or stay awhile and people-watch at a bistro table.
Cin Cin is a laid-back lounge made for relaxation. Soft live music provides polite entertainment, there if you want it without intruding. It's a great place to just sit back and sample some of the many wine choices or enjoy an infused cocktail while surrounded by elegance. Happy hour is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every day.
The Comstock Buffet is a huge buffet featuring food from across the world. At moderate prices, the buffet offers a huge bang for the buck for diners with large stomachs who don't wish to dine at the Coffee Shop. The Buffet features Seafood Buffet Fridays and is open for breakfast on the weekends, all the way to brunch. The dining area is large and well lit.
The Copper Ledge is an elegant steak house at Club Cal Neva Hotel Casino. Private, soft-lid tables seem far away from the bustle of the casino, but sitting near a class wall lets you look down on the floor below, enjoying the sights without enduring the sounds.
Duke's Steak House at Casino Fandango is not an affair for the faint of heart: the prices, decorum, waiters and food (and food size) manage to make the average heart skip a beat. Duke's Steak House is a serious steak house, meant to shock and awe. The lights are low but soft, and the waiters know their cuts.
The Empire Diner is full of American art and checkerboard patterns, giving it a classic diner feel. Whenever you want a cheeseburger, BLT or even USDA choice prime rib (at $8.99 all day, every day), the Empire Diner is there for you, providing a casual dining experience. Not a day goes by where the diner does not have entree specials, so check in anytime for a tasty surprise that isnít a pain for your budget.
Embark on a sea-faring adventure at Fairchild's Oyster Bar inside the Silver Legacy, where a huge swordfish tops all other kitschiness by darting out from the wall. You can watch chefs prepare your meal while eating at a marble bar accentuated with brass furnishings, reminiscent of a stylish deck.
Offering some of the most reasonable buffet dining in the Reno-Sparks area, the Fallen Leaf Buffet always has 2-for-1 dining for adults. Their delicious entrées include a little bit of everything, from Asian cuisine to American to Mexican to Italian. Out for dinner on a Friday night? Try the Fallen Leaf for some seafood specialty dishes. It has been said that the Reno casinos do the best buffets, and the Fallen Leaf does not fall short.
Experience food from around the world or from closer to home with authentic American, Italian, Asian and Mexican cuisine. Seasonal fresh fruit and salads are always offered. Friday night seafood buffet, Saturday is International night, and Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch.
Perched atop Harrah's at Lake Tahoe's hotel tower, Friday's Station offers upscale steak and seafood for a moderate price, and the amazing views are free with every meal. Picking a complementary drink from the 1,000-bottle display wine cellar might not be easy, giving you more time to appreciate the presentation.
Fuzio's Restaurant is called "a passport to worldly cuisine" with good reason. Every dish that comes out of the kitchen is rich in different authentic flavors and ingredients. From Thai to Italian, diners can watch the chef prepare the different styles in this upscale restaurant. House-made pickled ginger, tender slow-braised pork, freshly blended habanero pesto, baby greens and Sicilian meatballs are all boasted about as specialties.
When it comes to premium locations, Gabe's has it made. Located on John Ascuaga's Nugget lower level, it is a stone's throw away from the race and sports book. Comfortable booths and chairs are available to dine and watch your favorite sporting or horse race event. A full-service bar is so close it might as well be a part of it. As for food, Gabe's serves fresh, quality food, even when it gets busy, and it gets real busy during football season. The deli's signature sandwich is anything you want atop a pretzel-bread roll. Desserts are also a must-try, especially the cheesecakes.
Known for serving a classic style of hamburgers, barbecue ribs, soups and salads. The Hard Rock emphasizes the quality of its food and beverages and friendly, upbeat service in a rock 'ní roll ambiance. Browse the music memorabilia while you're waiting for your order. The bar is open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Hard Rock Lake Tahoe's memorabilia includes a coat worn by John Lennon, a guitar used by Weezer's Brian Bell, a karate gi worn by Elvis Presley and Joe Walsh's pants!
At the center of the dining space there is a massive vine-strewn tree, and about every 20 minutes, a thunder and lightning show brings the sound of rain and singing birds. OK, so this is the kind of stuff to make kids giggle, but the selection of food is as spectacular as the atmosphere is over-the-top.
Created in 1959, John's Oyster Bar is a popular lunch hangout among the business set and locals. It is best known for its signature oyster, shrimp and crab pan roasts. The menu also features cioppino, clams, salmon, prawns, gumbo and sandwiches.
In a classic vintage '50s style diner, get a burger and fries with a song on the side. The gang at Johnny Rockets is known for entertaining with a few a capella songs while preparing your all American favorites. From cheeseburgers to chili fries, melts to malts, this nationwide chain is the only Johnny Rockets in Reno.
The Lucky Horse Grille, located inside the Carson Horseshoe Club, makes it mark in Carson City by being one of the few places the locals all know serves a wicked burger. The Lucky Horse Grille specializes in delicious, but incredibly inexpensive food.
The Manhattan Deli inside the Atlantis is more than just a deli. This 160-seat full-service restaurant offers casual dining with New York ambiance. The rotunda-shaped eating area is highlighted by a ceiling designed like the crown of the Statue of Liberty. Many photos of New York landmarks line the back wall. The menu offers a tremendous variety of hot and cold sandwiches, soups, salads and dinner entrees. Sliced-to-order meats and cheeses trays are available for take-out. Finish off your meal with some ice cream or a pastry from the dessert menu.
The Noodle Hut, which is next to Trader Dick's bar, is a great place to get a tasty meal quickly. Asian dishes range from pad Thai to curry fishball noodle soup to Chinese roast duck noodle soup. Western dishes include Cajun pasta, pasta vegetini, pasta scampi and good ol' spaghetti with meatballs.
The Peppermill's seafood restaurant, Oceano, is an underwater paradise (but not literally, of course). The decor is a spectacular sight with a massive curved fish tank that is home to brightly colored coral, custom jellyfish lights hanging from the ceiling, blue neon lights shaped like huge waves, and a myriad sea creatures throughout the large space.
The Oyster Bar at the Carson Nugget is a high-class nautical restaurant. Open only four days a week, the Oyster Bar suggests reservations and caters to land lubbers seeking a seafood respite in Nevada. The Oyster Bar serves seafood and oysters. The inside is dimly lit and is a very personal space.
The Palm Court Grill at the Casino Fandango is the quintessential Nevada restaurant. Open 24/7, with its very own bakery, the Palm Court Grill aims to suit the needs of every discriminating diner. From American to Asian dishes to Tex-Mex, the Palm Court Grill does it all. The Palm Court Grill features its daily specials online, along with its full menu.
The Purple Parrot inside the Atlantis casino offers hearty American dishes. This 24-hour restaurant offers myriad breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees. Breakfast is served all day and a signature item is the Eggs Benedict. An award-winning soup and salad bar is a centerpiece of the restaurant, where seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables are showcased, in addition to a large collection of specialty salads, low-fat dressings, and deli meats and cheeses.
Fine, authentic Northern Italian dishes are prepared in an exhibition kitchen, where you can interact with chef Roger Morris. The menu features a variety of pasta, veal, steak and seafood. Every evening, a special risotto creation is unveiled. An extensive wine list is offered to complement the meal.
Rosie's Cafe is tucked far enough away from the casino's slot machines that one can enjoy a relatively quiet meal. Essentially a coffee shop, Rosie's offers a nice, clean and open atmosphere in which to dine. A good place to get anything from breakfast to lunch to dinner at a reasonable price. Most items on the menu are less than $15. Weekly and early-bird specials are also featured, as is a special late-night menu.
Roxy's Restaurant and Bar, located in the Eldorado, is well-known for its martinis and wine selection. In addition to the 102 martinis Roxy's offers, it also has an array of fine dining options, including steaks, seafood and various appetizers. The lounge has entertainment each night for a quiet but classy experience in downtown Reno.
The Station Grille has a pleasant atmosphere with high ceilings and a Mediterranean feel. In addition, the glass enclosed patio is the perfect place for a business lunch. The Station Grille is best known for their large gourmet salads and brick oven pizzas.
The award-wining Sterling's Seafood and Steak House inside the Silver Legacy is the ultimate fine dining experience. The rich burgundy colors and massive dark cherry wood wine case sets off a dramatic entrance, while the candlelit tables and romantic booths adorned with drapes create an elegant ambiance.
The Sushi Bar lives inside the Eldorado's Tivoli Gardens, nestled among the other options from around the globe. The all-you-can-eat option stipulates that you only have one hour, so don't be afraid to order aggressively.
The Buffet at the Eldorado has undergone a $5 million renovation, which means unexpected elegance accompanies the all-you-can-eat spread. Amid the artisan glass and flat-panel TVs, the food also has enjoyed a boost from the special attentions of Eldorado executive chef Troy Cannan of the famed Lulou's Restaurant.
Savor traditional American cooking at the Gold Dust West's The Grille. Located inside one of Reno's older casinos, this 24-hour restaurant serves classic breakfasts all day long, along with homemade soups and baked goods. Be sure to try the signature chicken-fried steak or homemade cinnamon rolls.
Whether you fancy international foods, American cuisine, seafood, salads or desserts, the Lodge Buffet at Grand Sierra Resort is sure to satisfy any appetite. With great locals discounts and nightly food variations, this buffet offers it all. The mountain lodge setting offers a cozy and casual atmosphere with wine and full bar selections.
A popular business lunch hangout, The Steakouse Grill proudly advertises that it has sold more than 3.25 million cuts of steak. Its rock salt-crusted prime rib is a longtime locals' favorite. The menu also features high-end seafood, chicken, salads and appetizers. An upscale, yet relaxed, place to eat, it is at the top of John Ascuaga's food chain. Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner.
Trader Dick's is the hot spot when it comes to adult fun in John Ascuaga's Nugget. Featuring a Hawaiian tropical theme, Trader Dick's is popular among tourists and locals alike who enjoy drinking and dancing in a vibrant, romantic venue.
The Whistlestop Deli, inside the Tamarack Junction casino, offers a variety of hot paninis, sandwiches, and desserts. Orders can be phoned or faxed in and made ready for pick up. The deli is an option on your way to Lake Tahoe since the location is close to Mount Rose Highway.