This is the holy grail of restaurants for parents… a place that is kid-friendly AND has good food. I didn’t think it was possible. Based on all the family-friendly spots we’ve been to, this one has the best food. Now, I don’t think it’s on par with elite restaurants on the Strip, but it’s still very tasty.
What really makes this place special is the value — a happy hour (from 4:30 – 6:30) where appetizers, wine, and cocktails are $5 and Kona pale ale is $3. They also have a three course prix-fixe menu for $35.
The mixed green salad ($7.95 and not on the HH menu) was respectable, although not the sexiest dish. Both the tempura crusted spicy ahi roll and crunchy lobster potstickers were delicious fusion options worth getting again. The wagyu sliders (2 per order) were tender and juicy and sat on a pretzel-like bun. They were accompanied by garlic sweet potato fries. The biggest letdown was the salt and pepper crisped calamari. While the sweet and spicy flavor was enjoyable and the addition of macadamia nuts was a nice contrast in texture, it was a heavy dish that could have benefited from having the sauce on the side.
The kid menu isn’t cheap — at $13 — but it does come with three courses. The appetizer is a cheese quesadilla with sliced apples, celery and carrots. There are six kid entrees to choose from. The final course is either a sundae or fresh fruit (guess which one my kid chose).
Another pleasant surprise was the quality of service. From the host and hostess to our waiter and food runners… everyone was warm and welcoming. It’s almost commonplace to walk into a “nice” restaurant with a child and suffer poor service from employees who don’t want you there. So, getting the kind of attention and friendliness that we received was shocking. That level of care will turn us into repeat customers, as there’s no doubt we’ll be back, whether or not it’s for a family night out or a date night.
8701 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89117