Planning a meeting in Las Vegas or attending a convention in Las Vegas and having to organize satellite events?
Fine Dining Beyond the Vegas Strip
There’s no question that Las Vegas is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world; it’s why many people come to the city in the first place. And because of the high volume of event attendees that are concentrated near the major event venues, the biggest names in the dining industry have developed innovative concepts in the resorts and hotels along the Strip, making it possible for guests to enjoy a world-class menu right in the comfort of their accommodations facility.

But what about dining opportunities beyond the Strip? It’s edible territory that we haven’t fully digested yet. What we found during our exploration away from the glitz and glamour of the city’s dynamic core is an entire platter of possibilities for both planners and the adventurous foodie. In fact, we found some of the best restaurants we have ever had the pleasure of dining at just by thinking outside the traditional bento box.

There are a few traits that all these excellent dining facilities share: intimacy, exceptional customer service and indisputably great-tasting food. While the restaurants of the Strip provide one-of-a-kind visceral experiences that are impossible forget, the names we discovered further away offer wonderful recipes in warm, inviting environments with special emphasis placed on each individual guest.

The Restaurants at Town Square
Town Square is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike thanks to its diverse shopping, dining and entertainment options. Planners have a great resource in Town Square for planning memorable dining events because as every industry professional knows, location is everything. Most, if not all, attendees would enjoy conducting business and sharing a meal at one of the city’s most visited hotspots. It’s a great way to experience the fun of the Strip away from the Strip, while also being productive and efficient. Semi-private dining spaces are also a great option for events that don’t have to have a completely exclusive feel to them, like casual corporate dinners or networking receptions. Dining establishments at Town Square such as Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar and The Grape offer full-functional semi-private dining areas.

Osaka Japanese Bistro
The accolades of this Japanese restaurant are many, including some pretty nifty titles that speak volumes for its quality and authenticity. To illustrate, Osaka Japanese Bistro was the only restaurant outside of Japan to be cited by Shuhan Asahi as one of the 50 best Japanese restaurants. Osaka has also won multiple awards from the Zagat Survey, the Best of Las Vegas Awards and Las Vegas Life. What makes both of Osaka’s locations (in West Sahara and Green Valley) so special is that the kitchen is headed by some of the finest talent on this side of the Pacific. Sushi is made by Chef Shingo “Shin” Aihara, the former National Sushi Competition Adjudicator in Japan. Assisted by an experienced team of culinary professionals, Mr. Aihara prepares more than 30 different Japanese appetizers as well as the most extensive variety of sushi in all of Las Vegas. Osaka is also one of the largest sushi caterers in town, and can fill orders of more than 10,000 pieces of sushi.

Vintner Grill
Located in the quite and peaceful neighborhood of Summerlin, Vintner Grill is an American bistro unlike any other in Las Vegas. This unique dining concept is easily recognizable for its intricate architecture and fashion-forward interior decoration. But the elegant sophistication of the furnishings is only half the story; the menu is an elaborate display of culinary showmanship featuring recipes from France, Spain and Italy. Private dining at Vintner Grill is located right next to the chef’s table and directly across from the stunning wine cellar. The stylish room can accommodate groups of up to 24 guests. Vintner Grill is also available for exclusive lunch or dinner bookings. The patio area can hold up to 70 guests for seated events or 150 for standing receptions. Because of the beautiful scenery that it offers, the patio comes highly recommended for cocktail parties. The main dining room can accommodate an additional 130 guests for seated affairs.

Sunset & Vines

It has been said that the best dining excursions are to be found on the Mediterranean. Sumptuous meals are accompanied by beautiful sunsets to the harmony of excellent customer service that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Just a dream? If you think so, then you haven’t opened yours eyes to Sunset & Vines, one of the finest restaurants at the Lake Las Vegas Resort. The menu reflects traditional Italian cuisine, but the real gem here is the wine. Originally conceptualized as a wine lovers haven, Sunset and Vines is the perfect location for corporate wine mixers or tasting retreats. Sunset & Vines is also conducive to educational seminars. Think about it: an hour of instruction followed by an hour of wine-tasting fun. There couldn’t be a more enjoyable corporate combination under the sun.

Rhythm Kitchen Seafood & Steaks
Las Vegas may not be known for authentic French Creole cuisine, but the tradition is alive and well at Rhythm Kitchen Seafood & Steaks. An evening at Rhythm Kitchen is a spicy affair to remember, one that includes the best of regional American dining. A hand-selected wine list is on hand to complement the chef’s zesty creations. The Banquet Room is a handsomely furnished space that can be used for corporate gatherings and small-scale banquets. Entrees on the Banquet Room menu include jambalaya, vegetable creole, blackened chicken pasta, shrimp scampi with linguini and catfish fillets. With so many hearty options to choose from, not to mention ample space for presentations and conferences, Rhythm Kitchen makes for a great corporate dining experience.

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