I read about this place in Las Vegas Weekly a while back and learned that the chef used to be an instructor at Le Cordon Bleu. Gaming taverns aren’t exactly known for their food, but this one (located inside Charlie’s Saloon) might challenge others for having the best bar food around.

Looking at the lunch menu there’s a lot of typical bar fare — burgers, wraps, salads, nachos, wings, etc. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted because nothing stood out. It all sounded pretty average… nothing unique. But the execution, at least with the one item I got, was excellent.

The buffalo chicken wrap ($8.99) was about the size of a Chipotle burrito, filled with plenty of crispy chicken tossed in a wing sauce (your choice of mild or hot) with blue cheese dressing, lettuce, and tomatoes. It was accompanied by some delicious fries that were both light and crispy.

I’m willing to go back for more, I just wish the lunch menu had more personality… more items that differentiated the place from other bars… unique dishes that you couldn’t get anywhere else. Their dinner menu, however, seems to be more diverse and worth a return visit.

4 Stars

4420 S Durango Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(702) 207-6556

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