Why stay inside when you can go play outside instead? We’ve got three good reasons to dine al fresco.
Giada at The Cromwell dishes up Italian cuisine with a decidedly west coast vibe and enviable views of The Strip. Ask for a window seat on the terrace while sipping sangria and sampling an extensive antipasti menu featuring bacon-wrapped dates with spicy Italian sausage and gorgonzola crema; grilled artichokes; marinated olives; or plate of “Salumi and Foremagi” served with wild honey and seasonal fruits. On the weekend, Giada’s brunch features breakfast calzones and polenta waffles. caesars.com/cromwell
While it may be the salt from your margarita, you can almost smell the sea air at Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops. Dramatic Strip scenery punctuates the lively patio scene at this hard-rocking dining destination. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu is stacked with all of your favorite Mexican dishes, and the robust cocktail menu features Sammy Hagar’s signature tequilas and rums. While you’re there, try the obligatory “Can’t Drive 55.” After a few of those you may even have visions of Sammy himself walking past your table. cabowabocantina.com/vegas
Over at the massive Area15 entertainment complex, you’ll find Lumin Café & Kitchen at Illuminarium. The patio, with afternoon and evening hours, is the perfect place to take a break from the immersive art experiences. Sip on one of Lumin’s inventive signature or specialty cocktails and nosh on inspired comfort food like tater tot poutine, “KFC” Korean Fried Chicken, or the spicy Lumin burger served with kimchi slaw, pickles, and sriracha aioli. illuminarium.com