As Las Vegas continues to open up to tourists and conventioneers, not everyone will feel comfortable dining in right away. Luckily, that doesn’t mean that any visitor (or local) needs to miss out on world-class dining options in Las Vegas.
Top To Go in Las Vegas
In the past year, various restaurants on and off the Strip have begun offering family meals, delivery meal kits, and even unique to-go-only options. These restaurants sent me their specialty options to try so that I could review the experiences for you here- check out the list below for five fantastic options for upscale take-away to enjoy at home or in-room.
China Poblano by José Andrés was one of the first restaurants I went to at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. I love the fusion of Latin and Chinese food because those are often two cuisines I can’t choose between. The restaurant has three take-out feast options- Mexican For Two, Chinese For Two, or the one I picked- the Noodles & Tacos for Two feast. All three options are priced at only $40, and my Noodles & Tacos for Two included two noodle dishes- Dan Dan Mian and Ants Climbing a Tree, and two types of tacos- Pollo and Carnitas (two of each). The bag was well-organized, with everything labeled. The accompanying items for the entrees were also well marked. For instance, I knew that the pea shoots belonged to the Ants Climbing a Tree entree. None of the packages were leaking; the tacos were even held together with wax paper and toothpicks (to keep the ingredients from falling out into the box). Orders can be placed in advance over the phone for pick-up, or you can order at their take-out window at The Cosmopolitan.
Tao Asian Bistro & Lounge
While many might be more familiar with Tao’s nightclub side, Tao’s restaurant portion is much more appealing to those looking for a great meal and more comfortable shoes. I’d only had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant a couple of times over the years, so I was very excited to see the addition of the Tao Sushi Box For Two designed exclusively for take-away. Delivery is available through several third-party apps and includes various sushi and sashimi specialties with room for customization. The box itself is pretty picture-perfect, and everything was fresh and neatly packaged. Sauces and the standard accompaniment (wasabi and ginger) were packaged carefully inside as well. While I’m certainly no stranger to take-out sushi, the Tao sushi box’s freshness has been somewhat unmatched. Priced at $75, the box feeds two (with leftovers in our case).
Bazaar Meat by José Andrés
Located at SAHARA Las Vegas, Bazaar Meat is a carnivore’s paradise. Their take-away menu consists of numerous a la carte items and a sangria kit and wine, but the real treats are their large format take-away meals designed to feed 2-3 people. Included with any of these seven meals are appetizers, sides, and a dessert. While some of the items come ready-to-eat, some of them were designed to be cooked at home to ensure the freshest meal (instructions are included, of course). I tried the Double-R Ranch Angus Strip Loin, which came with a delightful assortment of accouterment- Rossejat Paella-Style Pasta with Morcilla and Pork Belly and Gazpacho Algeciras were just a couple of the items that came with the meal. Everything was packed carefully and individually so that none of the flavors mixed and cartons were well labeled. Nothing leaked. Even after a long drive home, most of the food was still lovely and warm. The best part of this take-away feast was the pick-up process. Diners are instructed to proceed to the valet area and text management who deliver the meal car side so that diners never have to get out of the car. The take-away menu can be ordered with at least one hour notice, Thursday-Sunday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Large format meals range in price from $100-170.
The Tuesday Pie Nights at Honey Salt are available for dine-in and take-out on (of course) Tuesdays only. For $37-50, you can choose from the chicken pot pie or the lobster pot pie with an accompanying kale Caesar salad or Sticky Iberico Pork Ribs. Given that Honey Salt is one of the most beloved restaurants in Summerlin, rest assured their pot pie is not the standard supermarket fare but an elevated gourmet rendition. I opted for the lobster pot pie, which was still nice and warm once I arrived home across town. The flaky crust was buttery and paired perfectly with the creamy lobster broth inside. The pies are large enough to feed two with leftovers- especially when you factor in the accompanying item. If you’re more of a veggie-lover, Honey Salt also hosts a weekly Green Garden Monday meal- three vegan courses for $29 made with locally-grown sustainable ingredients.
Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca
Located inside Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa, & Casino, Bottiglia offers excellent options for dine-in (including their gorgeous outdoor patio) as well as to-go. With multiple options for their At-Home Feasts ranging from $50-60, you can enjoy their meals at home or in your hotel. Choose from Bottiglia’s Favorites Feasts, Pasta Lovers, or the Wine & Charcuterie Feast (all with customizable options for each course). I tried out their Favorites Feast with the Caesar salad, calamari, and tagliatelle bolognese. The food was still nice and warm when I arrived home, and the portion sizes were larger than I expected (it feeds two with lots of leftovers or four without leftovers). The feast included plenty of sauce for the calamari and dressing for the salad (I always hate when there isn’t enough), and everything was boxed thoughtfully (nothing leaked).