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Jul 17, 2006 11:47 PM

Henderson Eats!

Hi All! I need a restaurant recommendation. I'm looking for somewhere in the Henderson area. Something that is conducive for children but still has great food for the grown ups. Somewhere that wont have too long of a wait on a Thursday night. Can I get some recommendations please????

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  1. There are so many options in Henderson, but I will offer you two of my favorites that would meet your needs. The write-ups are taken from my recent Trip Report "Glutton's Guide to Las Vegas':

    Tonight’s restaurant of choice is Todd’s Unique on Sunset Road, Henderson. The restaurant has been voted as one of the Top 10 restaurants in Las Vegas for the past 2 years as well as being a recipient of AAA 3 Diamonds award in 2006.
    We usually pass on the bread, but they serve a warm garlicky loaf that is worth the extra carbs. The shared crab cake with remoulade sauce and Asian salad appetizer was delicious. Ms. Westie settled on the Ahi tuna entrée with wasabi mashed potatoes and veggies. I went for the teriyaki halibut served over steamed rice and bok choy. We both feel these were the two best entrees of our entire (14 day) trip.

    Dinner was at Ventano’s Italian Corner & Oyster Bar.
    This beautiful restaurant located in the Henderson hills has views of the Las Vegas Valley. We once again decided to share a warm spinach salad, eggplant rollatini and crème brulee. We declined the fresh out of the oven bread and were shortly served our spinach salad – outstanding as usual. We were a bit surprised when our entrée arrived on one plate surrounded by penne. Usually it is served on 2 plates with a side order of linguini – no problem as we divided up the eggplant and penne. We each were thinking there was not much ricotta in the dish, but everything was delicious. Just then the waitress returned with another dish explaining she accidentally served us eggplant parmesan. She said she was the owner’s daughter and had never tried either eggplant dish. No problem as we proceeded to make a sizeable dent in the second dish. Last, but by no means least, was a delicious, and, no doubt, calorie free crème brulee.

    Note: you can purchase $25 gift certificates from for both of the above restaurants. The regular price is $10, but there are frequent 40-50-60% off sales. The current sale using code 36600 is good for 40% off. Later in the month there will be a 50% followed by 60% off sale. Just google and code.

    1. Todd's is a great suggestion; they do accept reservations, so you needn't worry about a wait. They are good about kids. Other options would include Lucille's at the District, which is a barbeque restaurant; it does get busy but on a Thursday, you should be okay. If Mexican is an option, there is Vivo Michocan on Sunset Road, which generally is pretty quick seating. There is also Ambiance on Sunset, which was written up in last week's Review-Journal; it's a small French place, very reasonable, and fine with kids. For Japanese, including very nice bento boxes, Koto on Eastern, although technically in LV, not Henderson, is close and is very good.

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      1. re: lvnvflyer

        Two of the restaurants mentioned by lvnvflyer, Viva Michoacan and Ambiance Bakery & Bistro, offer certificates as well. is holding a 50% off sale, $25 gift certificates currently cost only $5. Use code 44886 at checkout between now and 7/23. These certificates are valid for one year from date of purchase and are transferrable.