Most tourists don't make it to the Downtown Grand, or Tony Gemignani's Pizza Rock would be even busier than it already is. Pair a margherita pizza with a spicy pomegranate margarita (see what we did there?) and thank us later. 201 N. 3rd St., 702-385-0838
Not far off the Strip, Yonaka Modern Japanese serves up food that is like the love child of a Spanish tapas joint and a Tokyo raw bar. With most of the seafood flown in fresh from Japan, we recommend savoring options like the Butamaki roll comprised of tuna, longanisa, avocado, sweet soy sauce, and garlic almond, with heat coming from Thai chili. 4983 W. Flamingo Road, 702-685-8358
Although there are multiple Bachi Burger locations around town the Summerlin and Southwest Las Vegas locations are far enough from the Strip to keep all but the most intrepid tourists away. The concept is simple and brilliant: Asian-inspired, super high-quality burgers, made atop a hibachi grill. Don't miss the Bachi Loco Moco, a grilled wagyu burger over two eggs, onions, and Sriracha bacon jam. 9400 W. Sahara Ave., 702-255-3055; 6825 W. Russell Road, 702-220-4560
Meat eaters and vegetarians alike will love this downtown Summerlin steakhouse. Come Thursday through Saturday evening for live music, and dine on the 20-ounce Creekstone Farms cowboy rib-eye steak with your choice of sauce or the cauliflower steak with roasted romanesco, manchego, and arugula. 1720 Festival Plaza Dr., 702-685-8002
Eddie Scott is a lifestyle blogger who writes about good eats, travel, and personal finance tips.