Three Dinner Spots on the Las Vegas Strip

 

Look at the size of this shake! It took four of us to finish! This is Black Tap's Cakeshake, one of their Crazyshakes. 


There are endless options for dining in Las Vegas. New places are opening up all the time. It can be hard to choose where to dine. It depends where you want to be on the strip, who you're with, how much $ you want to part with, and what type of cuisine you want. Since we had our sons with us, we chose family friendly spots. We were in Vegas for three nights, so we enjoyed three dinners out. 


Black Tap

After flying into Vegas and getting checked into our room at The Venetian, we dropped off our bags and went downstairs to dinner. Unfortunately, our flight was an hour delayed, so it was pushing 7 pm by the time we located Black Tap, the restaurant I really wanted to eat at. The wait was an hour and we were already starving. We went back to our room for a quick snack while we waited. Before we knew it, the hostess was leading us to our table. "Worth it", I thought. Their interior was dark and lively, with lots to look at. Black Tap Craft Burgers and Beer is a NYC spot and is famous for its Crazyshakes. Over the top shakes, topped with slices of cake. They have a Crazyshake bar, where you can watch the shakes being assembled. 

We ordered a Cakeshake. It was a cake batter shake with a vanilla frosted rim with sprinkles, and a funfetti cake slice on top. Was it huge and over the top? Yes, but when in Vegas, right! I was lucky my family was there to help eat it. The cake was sweet and satisfying, and the shake was really thick. You needed a spoon to eat, and it was so enjoyable. 

For our food, I had the 6-piece Korean BBQ Wings and fries. These wings were super messy and spicy, but they hit the spot and cured my hunger. My husband had the Crispy Chicken Sandwich and a rum cocktail. Our sons had the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders. Everything tasted delicious. The servers were really friendly, and the vibe of the place was very "Vegas" and fun. I'd recommend Black Tap for sure! They have other locations in NYC, Anaheim CA at Downtown Disney, and Dubai. 











Flights

Flights is located at the Miracle Mile Shops inside the Planet Hollywood hotel. We stayed there on our last visit six years ago, so luckily, I knew where to go. We chose Flights Las Vegas because my son loves planes and he thought the airplane suspended from the ceiling was cool. I was drawn to the menu, since everything is served in flights of three. And they have a daily happy hour featuring three cocktail flights for $10. I chose the Margarita flight. They were on the small side and not the tastiest. But they did pack and punch and were refreshing.

 My sons and I shared the Mac and Cheese flight. It featured a Four Cheese one, a Truffle Mac and Cheese, and two bacon Mac and Cheese deep fried sticks. It was kind of underwhelming, and expensive. My husband ordered the Empanadas flight. It had a Mushroom and Truffle one, a Red Chili Cheese, and a Spiced Beef Empanada. Flights draws the tourists in and seems overhyped for the quality of the food. This seemed like the spot to go for happy hour, since everyone was ordering the $10 cocktail flights. 










Hexx Kitchen and Bar 

On our last night in Las Vegas, we had a reservation at Hexx Kitchen and Bar. I chose it because of its location at Paris and across the street from the Bellagio. I wanted to dine on the outdoor patio with a view of the Bellagio Fountains. We started with the housemade Balloon Bread. This bread is super puffy, then flattens down to more of a pita bread. We ordered three dipping sauces for the bread. The Butter and Honey, the Burrata with basil, olive oil, and sea salt, and the Romesco with hazelnuts. All three were really enjoyable with the bread. To drink, I had the Hexx Cocktail. It was a chocolate martini with cocoa nib infused Skyy Vodka. My husband also had a cocktail, but he can't remember the name. 

They do have a kid's menu, so our sons shared an order of the Chicken Strips and fries. My husband and I decided to share the Caprese Salad and the Cavatelli Bolognese. The Caprese was really fresh and had burrata, heirloom tomatoes, basil, and aged balsamic. The Bolognese had braised short rib ragu, ricotta, and chives. We really liked the pasta. And the portion size was perfect for sharing. We were able to enjoy the Bellagio fountains every fifteen minutes. And above us, the Eiffel Tower was also doing its nightly light show. It was a fun and memorable meal on the Vegas strip. 
















Black Tap 

3355 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV

(702) 414-2337


Flights

3663 S Las Vegas Blvd Suite 350

Las Vegas, NV

(702) 268-7264


Hexx Kitchen and Bar 

Hotel, Paris, 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas NV

(702-331-5100


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