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21 Great Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Las Vegas

Cityscape view of Las Vegas, Nevada

It’s the perfect time of the year to enjoy the beautiful weather in and around Las Vegas. The average monthly temperatures in March and April are in the 70’s and low 80’s. Locals and anyone who visits regularly know that spring is one of the best times of the year to spend a sunny day or cool evening enjoying an outdoor meal.

Restaurants are slowly opening back up, and people are ready to get out there and enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer – but in a safe environment. For many, outdoor dining provides them with a safer, more secure option.

Whether it’s Summerlin, downtown Las Vegas, Southwest, Henderson, downtown Henderson/Water Street, or Lake Las Vegas, there’s plenty of outstanding outdoor patio restaurants throughout the area.

Off the Strip and Completely Local 

Everyone knows about the Las Vegas Strip with its dazzling bright lights and chic, world-class restaurants. But if you venture off of Las Vegas Boulevard, you’ll find some amazing outdoor dining experiences that offer a diverse array of styles and price points.

We’re highlighting restaurants you won’t find anywhere outside of the Las Vegas area. If you’re a local or visiting from somewhere around the World, these restaurants will provide you with a uniquely Vegas experience.

Since Las Vegas is such a big area, we’ve sorted all the restaurants by section of town. Click on each to see restaurants in that area, or just scroll through and pick your next Las Vegas outdoor dining experience.

Here are 21 of the best places to go for outdoor patio dining – available off the Strip and most importantly, LOCAL.

Summerlin
Downtown Las Vegas
Southwest
Henderson
Downtown Henderson/Water Street
Lake Las Vegas

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Dom Demarco’s Pizzeria & Bar

9785 West Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.570.7000

Get a taste of real, authentic New York pizza along with pasta, classic entrees, and mouth-watering wings. 2020 “Best of Las Vegas” Gold Winer for the best pizza, Italian restaurant, and outside dining. In other words, it’s some amazing pizza and often at the top of the list if you ask any Las Vegas local.

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Grape Vine Café

7501 W. Lake Mead Blvd #120
Las Vegas, NV
702.228.9463

The inside of Grape Vine Café is designed to resemble a rustic wine cellar. They offer an extensive selection of wines, along with a menu of California bistro-style cuisine accented by Italian and Mediterranean flavors. The enclosed outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner, and it’s dog-friendly.

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Leoné Café

400 S. Rampart Blvd. #10165
Las Vegas, NV
702.684.5853

Located in the beautiful Tivoli Village shopping center, Leone Café offers visitors a unique location in a relaxed dining atmosphere. The menu features delicious Italian espresso and coffee drinks along with casual cafe meals. Everything from omelets and healthy bowls to fresh salads, sandwiches and paninis. If you’re into people-watching, the outside patio area is a perfect way to spend part of your day.

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Honey Salt

1031 S Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.445.6100

The farm-to-table restaurant in Summerlin, Las Vegas serves up a broad range of American comfort cuisine with an emphasis on local and regional sourced ingredients. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch in a comfortable indoor or outdoor setting.

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Esther’s Kitchen

1130 S. Casino Center Blvd (Ste 110)
Las Vegas, NV 89104
702.570.7864

Located in the Las Vegas Arts District, Esther’s kitchen serves up delicious seasonal Farm to Table Italian cuisine. An eclectic menu featuring house-made sourdough bread, pasta, pizza, along with seasonal and classic entrees. Esther’s also offers outdoor dining pods for your comfort and safety. Open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch, and dinner.

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7th & Carson Downtown Kitchen & Bar

616 E. Carson Avenue & 7th Street
Downtown Las Vegas, NV
702.868.3355

Take a short walk from the Fremont Street Experience to one of the go-to hot spots in downtown Las Vegas. 7th & Carson serves up some tasty American plates and craft cocktails for lunch, brunch, and dinner. The charming patio area, surrounded by red brick and green foliage, is the perfect place to hang out with friends and family.

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Park On Fremont

506 Fremont St
Las Vegas NV
702.834.3160

Step away from the Fremont frenzy and relax in a place where art meets nature, plus a nice selection of cocktails and comfort food. The inside area is full of eclectic art, dark woods, and a reclaimed herringbone floor. Outside is often referred to as a secret garden in the heart of the city. Enjoy the eclectic setting along with one of their signature cocktails and delicious sharables, sandwiches or salads. Park on Fremont is certainly one of the more unique places in Las Vegas and well worth a visit.

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Locale Italian Kitchen

7995 Blue Diamond Rd #106
(Blue Diamond Marketplace)
Las Vegas, NV
702.330.0404

Explore the traditions of Italian cuisines by Chef Marc Marrone along with a full bar and extensive wine list from Italy and around the world. Some of the more distinctive dishes include rigatoni bolognese, beef cheek ravioli, homemade pastas, and pizza. Enjoy brunch on the weekends from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

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Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina

9640 W Tropicana
Las Vegas, NV
702.823.1400

A menu inspired by traditional Mexican dishes like chile rellenos, carnitas, enchiladas de mole, and mouthwatering, sizzling fajitas. Enjoy all your favorites along with a frozen margarita – all served in a laid-back, colorful atmosphere. A nice outside dining area is also available in both Juan’s Flaming Fajitas locations.

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4180 S Rainbow Blvd #806
Las Vegas, NV
702.220.3876

A casual, cozy eatery serving Spanish small plates and Eastern European comfort food. It’s a fusion of European Home-cooking and the tapas culture. If you’re looking for something a little different, Forte Tapas is the perfect place to experience diverse cuisine in a comfortable setting either inside or outside in their front patio area.

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DW Bistro

9275 West Russell Road Suite #190
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
702.527.5200

Located at The Gramercy in the Southwest Valley, DW Bistro offers a bright, modern eatery serving a blend of Jamaican & New Mexican flavors plus cocktails, beer & wine. Combining a mix of flavors like jerk spice and green chilies, DW Bistro is boldly flavored yet simply prepared. The outside dining area provides comfortable seating an open space to breathe and enjoy the views.

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3225 S. Rainbow Blvd. (Ste #106)
Las Vegas, NV
725.205.3333

If you’re looking for a local eatery to start your day, Strip View Cafe may be the perfect place. They serve up a full menu of coffee drinks, including frappes, smoothies and juices. Breakfast includes a delectable selection of omelets and Frittatas. For lunch, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Enjoy your meal in the comfortable covered patio area with a Vegas Strip view.

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The Sparklings

8310 S. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
702.293-5003

A casual bistro serving Italian & American dishes like pasta & steak served in splashy, modern decor. At this unique gem, you’ll find a menu and dishes that capture the flavors of the season. Stop by for casual last-minute dining, a special occasion, or bring the family and kids for a memorable evening in Las Vegas.

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Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar (Southwest)

7355 S. Buffalo Ste 7
Las Vegas, NV 89113
702.202.1339

Located in the Southwest part of Las Vegas, Firefly serves up one of the most extensive small plate menus, plus their famous signature sangria. Choose from chilled, hot, seafood, and meat & poultry tapas. Plus vegetarian and gluten-free options.  A charming outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy an evening with friends.

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Ventano Italian Grill & Seafood

191 S Arroyo Grande Blvd.
Henderson, NV
702.944.4848

The menu at Ventano features classic Italian dishes, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list. Customer favorites include the shrimp on the stone, fresh oysters, lobster bisque, crème brulee, and potato-wrapped salmon. Enjoy your meal in the dining room or outside on the vine-covered patio, with sparkling views of the Las Vegas Strip.

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Kitchen Table

1716 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy (Ste 100)
Henderson, NV
702.478.4782

A social eatery with globally inspired American breakfasts & lunches. Chef Javier presents his French techniques, Latin flavor profiles, and unique open kitchen concept to provide visitors with an inviting breakfast, lunch, and brunch dining experience in the suburbs of Henderson, Nevada. Dine-in or stop by and enjoy a delicious coffee and breakfast or lunch in their comfortable patio area.

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Biscuits and Bourbon

109 S. Water St.
Henderson NV
702.986.0307

The concept of Biscuits and Bourbon was opened by a start-up restaurant group of Henderson natives and locals whose stated goal is to provide more quality dining options in the historic downtown area. They certainly accomplished that objective with this local gem. Besides the obvious (and tasty) biscuit-infused menu items, you’ll find an eclectic mix of smoked meats, sandwiches, and small plates. As the name indicates, there’s an extensive list of selections for the bourbon and whiskey connoisseur.

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Juan’s Flaming Fajitas & Cantina

16 S Water St.
Henderson, NV
702.476.4647

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ONE5 Lakeside

15 Via Bel Canto
Henderson, NV
702.565.5522

One5 Lakeside is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner in a beautiful scenic setting. Located in The Village Lake Las Vegas, the menu features Asian-infused cuisine, steak and sushi. You won’t find a better place to relax than on the outdoor patio. Enjoy some amazing food, cocktails, breathtaking sunsets, and watch people strolling through the Village.

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Mimi’ & Coco’ Bistro

40 Costa Di Lago
Henderson, NV
702.382.7900

For outdoor patio dining, you won’t find a better location than The Village Lake Las Vegas. Mimi’ & Coco’ Bistro Restaurant is one to add to your list. What’s not to like – delicious food, a nice relaxed atmosphere, and elegant outdoor dining with scenic views of the lake. We highly recommended trying one of their charcuterie or cheese boards.

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Sonrisa Grill

30 Via Brianza #100
Henderson, NV
702.568.6870

Gourmet Mexican cuisine and tequila bar with a California twist. Seafood and steak selections include halibut, prawn and salmon tacos, prawns a la Diablo, grilled halibut filet smothered with tequila truffle glaze, and an 8-ounce filet mignon grilled to order.

Traditional Mexican fare includes enchiladas, chimichangas, and some amazing sizzling fajitas. Sonrisa Grill offers beautiful scenic views from their lakeside balcony, and yet another top-notch choice in our “Tour of Lake Las Vegas”.

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Luna Rossa

The Village Lake Las Vegas

10 Via Bel Canto
Henderson, NV 89011
702.568.9921

Our final stop in beautiful Lake Las Vegas is Luna Rossa Ristorante & Pizzeria. They are a family-owned Italian restaurant. Specialties include thin-crust pizza, homemade pasta, mesquite-grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats and fowl, and some delicious desserts. A great place to enjoy an authentic Italian meal and amazing views of all the happenings at The Village Lake Las Vegas.

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