For those of you who are headed to the IFTD show in Reno, Angling Trade has whipped up this list of restaurants—some in the casino belt, others a bit further off the beaten path. Check the current issue of Angling Trade for the print version.
3065 W. 4th Street
Opening at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, 4th Street Bistro offers “outstanding contemporary cuisine” (Reno Magazine) and uses local, organic ingredients. They also have a wide selection of gluten-free and vegetarian dishes.
3800 S. Virginia Street
(Inside the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa)
Trip Advisor’s number one restaurant in Reno. If you want an upscale steakhouse to entertain clients or treat yourself after a day on the show floor, this is a sure winner. The food is delicious, the service top-notch, and ambience inviting. Check it out; you won’t be disappointed.
130 West Street
A charming French-style bistro in downtown Reno, Beaujolis is a bit pricy, but worth it. Located in an one hundred-year-old building, one-half block from the Truckee River, the restaurant is small and cozy. The food is delicious with authentic French cuisine, as well as, modern interpretation of French cooking. You may forget that you are in Reno.
345 N. Virginia Street
(Inside the Eldorado Casino)
Brew Brothers has been picked as Reno’s best microbrew, beer selection, and live music. Their menu includes wood-fired pizzas, burgers, ribs, and eight microbrews.
538 S. Virginia Street
Ceol is the Gaelic word for music and if you like Irish music, this is a must hit spot. Starting at 9:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night, Ceol features great Irish music with no cover charge. Whiskey drinkers will want to check out Whiskey Wednesdays with $2.00 off all whiskey. Ceol’s doesn’t serve food, but neighboring restaurants happily delivery.
855 Mill Street
Dish Café serves upscale comfort food with locally-grown, organic ingredients. Open from 7:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dish is known for delicious sandwiches, incredible quiche, and mouth-watering desserts. The Cowboy Tri-tip Panini is a particular crowd-pleaser. In addition, Reno News & Review named Dish the best catering company for the past four years.
170 S. Virginia Street
Fuego is a tapas and wine bar located in Reno’s Riverwalk Dining District. It serves a wide selection of tapas, as well as, Spanish wines, port, sherry, and margaritas. Check it out on Wednesdays when all bottles of wine are half price, or Fridays when live flamenco music starts at 6:00 p.m. They also offer daily happy hour specials.
233 N. Virginia Street
(Inside the Nugget Casino)
Home of the “Awful Awful,” Reno’s best-known burger, the Little Nugget Diner is a mandatory stop for burger aficionados. The restaurant is located in the Nugget Casino, open 24 hours a day, and accepts only cash.
301 E. Fourth Street
With family-style seating (read long, shared tables) and Basque-garbed servers, Louis’ provides a unique dining experience. The food is delicious and the Picon Punch legendary. Try the rabbit stew for a traditional Basque meal. Reservation accepted.
2740 S. Virginia Street
Chef Maurice blends his classic French-cuisine background with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes to produce truly memorable meals. Naan and Kabob is open for lunch and dinner, and reservations are accepted.
420 S. Sierra Street
(Several other locations)
Open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily, Peg’s is consistently named one of Reno’s best breakfast spots. The restaurant’s namesake dish (a ham steak and eggs) comes topped with caramelized bananas. Patrons also rave about the chile relleno and eggs plate and fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Between Arlington Avenue and Lake Street
(along the Truckee River)
The Riverwalk Dining District has over 35 eclectic dining options from barbeque to pizza to Thai food. Take a walk and find what you hunger for! (We have featured a few fan favorites in this list… but venture out on a culinary quest.)
Citicenter Station (Friday, August 17)
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Not sure what you want to eat or can’t agree with your friends, go the Citicenter Station (N. Center Street across from the National Bowling Center). Gourmet food trucks and “pop-up” restaurants, along with live music, microbrews and wine make this the place to be Friday night.
South Reno – 25 Foothill Rd, Ste 3
Northwest Reno – 5020 Las Brisa Blvd, Ste A-4
Voted Reno’s best breakfast spot in 2011, the Squeeze In is known for its omelets. The menu includes 66 different specialty omelets, three homemade sauces, and a wide selection of “usual” breakfast choices. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Squeeze In also serves lunch.
407 N. Virginia Street
Sterlings is located inside the Silver Legacy Casino and is widely considered one of the best casino restaurants and steakhouses in Reno. With dark wood, drape-adorned booth, and candle-lit tables, Sterlings has ambiance and sumptuous steak, veal, poulty, and seafood. If you have room, try the blackjack pecan pie for dessert. Reservations are recommended.