What’s New? The Best New Restaurants of 2018

July 5, 2018

Food and Las Vegas go hand-in-hand and whether you live here, are hosting visitors, or are just checking out the city for the weekend, it’s important to know where to eat!  According to Foodable Network, 2018 dining trends will include open concept kitchens, premium experiences for both dining in and take out, meals catered toward solo diners, and unique guest experiences. Although we’re only halfway through the year, we’ve already seen many of these trends emerge in Las Vegas and can’t wait to see what the rest of 2018 has in store.

Take a look at some of the newest and most anticipated restaurants this year, and keep your eye out for even more tasty places to eat throughout the rest of 2018.

Variety of dining options at Flock and Fowl in Downtown Las Vegas.Source: Flock & Fowl

#1 Flock and Fowl

Although Flock and Fowl arrived in Downtown Las Vegas at the very end of 2017, this restaurant has really made a name for itself in 2018. Flock and Fowl has brought something unique to the Downtown Las Vegas area through their Asian-inspired comfort food. This one-of-a-kind restaurant was started by Sheridan Su, who was recently nominated for the James Beard Award for Best Chef, and Jenny Wong. Flock and Fowl lives right on the first floor of The Ogden. Whether you’re looking for a snack or award-winning chicken wings, head over to Flock and Fowl and experience all the goodness firsthand.


150 N Las Vegas Blvd. #100


Monday – Thursday 5 pm – 11 pm

Friday 5 pm – 12 am

Saturday 11 am – 12 am

Sunday 11 am – 11 pm

Google Review:

“This place is awesome. The service is great and the food is deeeeelicious!” Sullivan Charles, Local Guide

 Chef Nittaya Parawong cooking up something delicious at Block 9.Source: Block 9 Thai Street Eats

#2 Block 9 Thai Street Eats

Block 9 Thai Street Food opened in April of 2018 and has been bringing Summerlin great food and a cool atmosphere ever since. Chef Nittaya Parawong was brave enough to bring a brand new concept to the desert and thanks to her extensive experience, Thai roots, and authentic inspiration, Las Vegas is the lucky recipient of her delicious concoctions. Her goal has been to provide quality take out, a unique dining ambiance, and delicious Thai flavors and she and the Block 9 team are doing just that.


10595 Discovery Drive Ste. 5


Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm

Google Review:

“What a great afternoon spending my lunch here at Block 9 great atmosphere and food and wine get away from the hustle and bustle of life.” Mary Winesett

Interior of Esther’s Kitchen Las Vegas.Source: Esther’s Kitchen Las Vegas

#3 Esther’s Kitchen

One of Downtown Las Vegas’ most anticipated openings came to life in January of 2018, bringing new flavors and concepts to the Las Vegas Arts District. Esther’s Kitchen owner and Chef James Trees brought unique lunch and dinner options to our city. Although Chef Trees is Jewish-Austrian, he has always been fascinated by Italian dishes. Named after Chef Trees’ great aunt Esther, this Arts District spot offers salad, pizza, pasta, and much more!


1130 S. Casino Center Blvd.


Monday – Friday 11 am – 11 pm

Saturday and Sunday 4 pm – 11 pm.

Google Review:

“Visited Esther’s Kitchen as a solo diner on a work trip for RECon, service was friendly and efficient… the food was perfect, honest, and v.tasty – hands down the best meal I had in Vegas… would recommend it without hesitation.  Good luck to the team you deserve success…” David Cole

Exterior view of Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in Las Vegas.Source: Caesars Palace Las Vegas

#4 Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen

We couldn’t make a list of best new restaurants in Las Vegas without including at least one spot on the Strip. Hell’s Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay’s famous television restaurant, has finally made its way to Vegas. This 4.5 star restaurant is located at Caesar’s Palace and offers nothing but the best for its diners. This “studio set” style restaurant dishes up burgers, Beef Wellington, and everything in between. Whether you’re planning a date night or want to take visitors to this business-casual spot, you’re sure to have an amazing meal.


3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.


Sunday – Saturday 11 am – 11 pm

Google Review:

“Amazing food! Got a chance to meet Season winner Chef Michelle, too.

Staff is great, food was delicious & Manager was awesome. Make sure to try the Beef Wellington… it was yummy! There is lunch course meal that they offer that is worth the price.

We noticed lots of people just ordering the burger,  but you need to order the specialties to taste the foods they are known for! Of course,  the Lobster Risotto, too.

Restaurant is beautiful & clean…Would definitely return again for another great experience!” Hoku Nihipali, Local Guide

Gluten free, NY style, cheese pizza at Good Pie.Source: IG – Good Pie Las Vegas

#5 Good Pie

Vincent Rotolo, fine dining chef and co-owner of Evel Pie, has found his calling with Good Pie in Downtown Las Vegas. Located in Pawn Plaza, Good Pie opened in February 2018 and brings locally-owned, hole-in-the-wall pizza to the area. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic Brooklyn-style pie, a Detroit-style square, or a vegan-friendly slice, Rotolo has you covered. Experience his passion for pizza today.


725 S. Las Vegas Blvd. #140


Monday – Thursday 11 am – 10 pm

Friday and Saturday 11 am – 11 pm

Sunday 11 am – 9 pm

Google Review:

“Hidden little gem located in the back of the Pawn Stars plaza on Las Vegas Blvd. This place sells some quality good pie, dare I say even GREAT pie!

Seriously though, the pizza here is great. The atmosphere in here is nice and upbeat.” Dana Butler, Local Guide

Woman holding a cat and cappuccino in her lap.

#6 Meow or Never

What’s all this talk of a feline frenzy? Well, we have good news! A cat cafe and rescue is coming to the Las Vegas Arts District. Rhiannon Gladney, a cat lover at heart, has been working for years to bring this concept to the Vegas Valley. Not only will guests be able to enjoy a coffee or pastry, but they’ll also have the opportunity to play with or adopt a cat! Meow or Never’s mission is to reduce Las Vegas’ euthanasia rate through adoption programs and pop-up cat cafes. The cafe will have a cage-free playground for the kitties and guests can enjoy their beverage with a side of cat fluff.


80 & 100 E. California Ave. (DTLV Arts District)



Google Review:


 Love Lady Brewing craft beer available at Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar LV.Source: IG – Three Sheets Beer Las Vegas

#7 Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar

While the next stop on the list doesn’t serve food, they do have a number of beverages to accompany your Las Vegas restaurant tour. Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar opened in March of 2018 and has become the spot to grab a craft beer. Owners Stefanie Jackel and Wendy Rather offer 30 beers on tap, with everything from IPAs to Amber drafts and their inventory is constantly changing. Enjoy craft beers, live music, and lots of fun at this new Las Vegas brewery.


1115 S. Casino Center Blvd.


Monday – Wednesday 4 pm – 11 pm

Thursday 4 pm – 12 am

Friday 1 pm – 12 am

Saturday 12 pm – 12 am

Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm

Google Review:

“This is a great spot to have a great beer. These ladies know what’s going on and are on point with their recommendations. Do yourself a favor, head north of the strip and enjoy real beer” Michelle Gately

Black Pepper Shrimp & Porridge at Jammyland Las Vegas.Source: IG – Jammyland Las Vegas

#8 Jammyland Cocktail Bar & Reggae Kitchen

New York locals Danielle Crouch and Allan Katz have brought a Jamaican bar and kitchen to the Arts DIstrict. Jammyland opened in March of 2018 and offers amazing lunch and dinner options. Paired with the amazing atmosphere, twinkle light patio, and Jamaican-inspired decorations, this is a must-see stop on your Downtown Las Vegas adventure. Try their amazing cocktails and reggae-inspired dishes for a good time.


1121 S. Main St.


Wednesday – Saturday 6 pm – 2 am

Sunday 6 pm – 12am

Google Review:

“Service was amazingly friendly and made us feel a part of the family.  Decor is hip and comfortable, great music and awesome outdoor seating around fire pits.  Food was simply amazing! Complex cocktails. Wanted to stay all night and keep noshing!” Sarah Rahkola

2018 has brought a number of local gems to Las Vegas, and the year is only half over! Go out and explore these amazing restaurants and bars, located right around your home at Juhl.