If you have not yet been to Las Vegas and are looking for a great city for your next vacation, then you should really try it out. Not only are there plenty of casinos with a multitude of things to do (arcades, movies, live shows), but there are also a ton of amazing restaurants. I live on the outskirts of town, but I will always make a trip all the way to the strip for a great meal. The best part is, I don’t even have to go that far. Some of the best and affordable restaurants in Las Vegas aren’t even close to the casinos.
I am going to review Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak first. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love a good steakhouse, so of course I would be no different. Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak is found in the Mirage in Vegas. Most hotels and casinos in Las Vegas have super high-end restaurants where everything about them is great, but they just cost too much. I’m not an upper-class elite who can drop $50 on a gold-plated napkin.
Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak does a lot things that I enjoy, but I’m going to condense each review into three main points. The three things that I love about this Las Vegas restaurant are the food, the atmosphere, and the service. If you read a lot of my reviews, you will come to learn that a lot of my favorite restaurants have these three things. Give or take one of them. First, there’s the food. This section will probably be the longest just because there is so much to talk about.
Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak may be a steakhouse, but that doesn’t just limit the menu to only meat. That being said, some of my favorite dishes are the braised short ribs, truffle risotto, and the spicy onion rings. I typically tend to avoid onion rings anywhere I go, but these are legitimately good. Not once have I seen someone send their food back, and I have never had any major complaints with my food.
When eating at restaurants in the past, I have encountered small mistakes like the server forgetting yo bring my butter. Like I said, these are small issues. But it is better to have restaurant staff get everything right the first time. It shows how much they care about their job and customers. On top of this, the food is also very consistent in quality.
There is nothing more disappointing than going back to a restaurant you thought you liked only to be disappointed with the quality of the food the second time around. Food may be the whole point of eating at a restaurant, but it’s not the only reason you go. It will always show in a restaurant’s positive online reviews if they have a good atmosphere. Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak has some nice lighting, so it’s not too dark inside. Nonetheless, the interior is still relatively dim.
I just like to think that it creates a romantic mood. If you’re like me, then the volume in a restaurant affects how much you enjoy your food. With classier establishments like Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, you know that the other customers are going to be very respectful.
After eating here at least 10 times, I still have yet to be disproven. Service can make or break a good restaurant, and in this instance it makes the restaurant. Helpful, friendly people around every corner are always waiting to assist you. When you add all of these things up, it makes for a great overall experience.
Therapy sounds like a place where you would go to stress eat with some of your favorite comfort food, but there’s nothing wrong with therapeutic food. It’s a great advertising technique, since the management is associating something positive with their restaurant. Therapy, I mean. Not stress eating.
Just be careful when googling this restaurant to make a reservation, otherwise you might end up finding chiropractic care instead. This time around, you will be eating in downtown Las Vegas. One thing that I really love about Therapy is the uniqueness of each dish.
Sure, you can play it safe and order a burger. I will confess, I do on occasion. But make sure you come back and order the oxtail empanadas or the Ricky Ricardo (slightly altered Cuban sandwich). Everyone inside of the restaurant is always happy and smiling, which is likely a result of the food. The service at Therapy is especially good compared to other Las Vegas restaurants, as I have never seen any of the staff show stress at all.
No matter how busy the restaurant is, everyone is smiling and making sure to tend to the customers. There have been one or two restaurants in the past where I could hear the chefs arguing, but that has never happened once at Therapy. Garnering a positive reputation and amazing reviews can prove to be difficult for some restaurants, but Therapy makes it look easy.
Last but not least, there is Firefly. Whenever I am in the mood for trying something new and different, I eat at Firefly. Found in in South Las Vegas, one thing that separates this restaurant from its Las Vegas competition is the vegan options. While the whole menu may not be vegan, it is nice that there are still choices for people who are unable to eat meat.
It would be tough to make the entire menu vegan anyways, because there are so many different things to order here. If there was one aspect about Firefly that matters the most, I would have to say that it is the location. I have a buddy who worked for a Las Vegas hood cleaner that operated nearby, and he has told me some horror stories from the nearby restaurants.
Las Vegas Hood Cleaning works with a lot of the restaurants located within the city, even casinos. Their website is http://lasvegashoodcleaning.com/, and the sooner you get there the sooner you can read about the industry. Personally, it fascinates me. Having a cleaner kitchen is just another thing to help your restaurant gain a more positive review base.