Some questions are asked over and over again. What’s new? Where should I eat? Where can I get foie gras with my taco? 2016 was a good year for restaurants in Las Vegas — for not only quality, but also an insane amount of variety and creativity. From celebrity chefs to dive bar kitchens, more than a few new spots delivered on their promise to shake things up over the past 12 months.
SUGARCANE RAW BAR GRILL
This Miami import specializes in global cuisine in a Cuban-inspired setting — and nothing is off-limits. Revamping the majority of its core menu to fit its new location, Sugarcane covers a lot of ground while developing the most diverse new menu of the year in Las Vegas. Small plates include tasty bites from goat cheese croquettes to a crunchy marinated fluke with charred onions. Steaks, octopus, and Korean-style short rib are cooked in an open fire grill visible from the dining room while the whole roasted chicken could be the best dish of its kind on the Strip. We’re also big on the varied lineup of grilled vegetables. It’s hard to find a restaurant in Las Vegas that does so many things so well.