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Yes, Southern Nevada is hotter than the surface of the sun in July! But, sometimes, during the year, sitting outside for a beverage or a meal (or both) can enhance your Vegas experience. Here are some of the best places on and off The Strip to enjoy outdoor dining and patio seating.

Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi – Parisian grandeur on The Strip

Hours: Breakfast 7 am to 11 am  |  Lunch 11 am to 4 pm  |  Dinner 4 pm to 10 pm Sun-Thur / 11 pm Fri-Sat

A visit to Paris, France, would only be complete with sitting down at one of the ubiquitous sidewalk cafes all over the City of Light. So naturally, the Paris Hotel/Casino prominently features a bistro named Mon Ami Gabi that captures many elements that made the original so famous.

Mon Ami Gabi is right on The Strip, viewing the Bellagio fountains across the street. It has both indoor and outdoor dining, offering numerous umbrellas for those days when the sun is beating down. The menu is as authentic as it gets in America, with items lifted straight off the Champs-Élysées as Escargots de Bourgogne, Mussels Mariniére, and Steak Frites.

The Onion Soup au Gratin is traditionally served baked with gruyère cheese on top. Do save room for dessert, as the temptations include profiteroles, chocolate mousse, crème brulee, and a Bananas Foster crepe.

PRIME Time at PRIME Steakhouse

Hours:  Daily 5 pm to 11 pm

Located at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino is the PRIME Steakhouse has an outdoor patio with a rather remarkable view of the fountains. PRIME is the domain of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose menu includes Japanese Wagyu Beef, chicken, seafood, and lamb.

For a special occasion, consider the Porterhouse steak for two ($225). The Wagyu runs $360 to $720, depending on the cut and portion.

Insider Tip

PRIME has a business casual dress code, defined as “elegant and dressy” for women, while men are asked to wear collared shirts, pants, and closed-toed shoes.

Beerhaus Las Vegas


Hours:  Sun-Thur – 11 am to 9 pm  |  Fri-Sat – 11 am to midnight  |  Tue-Wed – Closed

Anyone who has walked along Park Avenue from The Strip to T-Mobile Arena for a hockey game (Go Knights Go!) or concert has seen revelers tipping beers, enjoying pub food, and playing cornhole at Beerhaus.

The restaurant/bar is part of the New York-New York Hotel/Casino, and its patio space is very popular when the weather is right. The menu has something for everyone – from salads, burgers, sandwiches, ribs, and a free-range chicken dinner.

There’s also a selection of sausages, including two vegan options. And don’t miss the Loaded Tots! As the name suggests, the beer list is lengthy, and specials are always available, so check the board to see what is being poured.

Waiter, there’s a frog in my party: Senor Frog’s

Restaurant Hours:  Mon-Wed – 5 pm to 10 pm   |  Thur & Sun – 12 pm to 10 pm  |  Fri-Sat – 12 pm to 9 pm

Bar/Nightclub Hours:  Mon-Wed – 4 pm to midnight   |  Thur & Sun – 11 am to 2 am  |  Fri-Sat – 11 am to 4 am

Senor Frog’s at Treasure Island boasts a non-stop party atmosphere and a patio that overlooks the wooden “warships” floating in Sirens Cove. The menu includes Mexican (carne asada, fajitas, and tortas), American (burgers and BBQ ribs), and international (cedar-grilled salmon and fettuccine alfredo) dishes.

Beverages are available in regular or yard-long glasses, and numerous creative shots are available for the adventurous.

Senor Frog's exterior
Park On Fremont

Gnome burgers bring you Downtown:  Park on Fremont

Restaurant Hours:  Wed-Thur – 5 pm to 10 pm  |  Fri-Sat – 11 am to midnight |  Sun – 11 am to 10 pm

For burgers made by gnomes (really!), head to Park on Fremont, at 506 East Fremont Street – which has a front patio plus a back patio. The burgers are available both in traditional beef and impossible varieties.

The menu includes chicken sandwiches, salads, and the fantastic Park Fries (crispy potatoes with marinated beef, cheese, onions, tomatoes, and jalapeno mayo).

Brunch is a special weekend treat (Saturday-Sunday 11 am to 3 pm), including food, craft cocktails, and a live DJ. Saturday’s theme is “Butterfly Brunch in the Boozy Garden.” On Sunday, you can partake in the “Bottomless Brunch.” As the latter’s name implies, you can score endless mimosas.

Rooftop fun at Carson Kitchen

Restaurant Hours:  Mon-Thur – 11:30 am to 10 pm  |  Fri-Sat 11:30 am to 11 pm  |  Sun – 11 am to 10 pm

Carson Kitchen is just a short walk from the Fremont Street casino district, located at 124 South 6th Street. Carson Kitchen features a rooftop patio and bar that is very popular with locals and tourists. There also is seating in the ground floor courtyard that used to be part of the John E Carson Hotel. The menu is described as “reimagined comfort food” and “thoughtfully crafted cocktails.”

Top dishes include:

  • Pork meatloaf
  • Short rib steak
  • Mexican street polenta
  • Baked mac and cheese
  • A selection of flatbreads

For brunch (Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm), the chefs assembled a carte featuring donut French toast, spam benedict, shrimp, and grits!

Carson Kitchen

Courtesy of Carson Kitchen

Container Park entrance

Downtown Terrace Kitchen & Bar

Restaurant Hours:  Wed-Thur – 5 pm to 10 pm  |  Fri-Sat – 11 am to midnight |  Sun – 11 am to 10 pm

If you pass the fire-spouting praying mantis at the entrance to Downtown Container Park, at 707 East Fremont Street, go inside to Downtown Terrace Kitchen & Bar. Because it is on the second floor, the outdoor patio offers a sweeping view of the Container Park Stage, which often has a band playing.

Be sure to start with monkey bread (careful not to get too much of the housemade caramel sauce all over your hands!), then go for whatever suits your fancy from a well-thought-out menu. The carne asada fries and the ultimate mac n cheese are popular choices. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are available.

Outdoor Dining in Las Vegas

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