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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had dinner here after trying to eat Sunday brunch. We walked there when they opened on a Sunday and found out they were totally booked. So we made a reservation for dinner a few nights later. Service was good. We had...the following and our 1-5 ratings were: 5 - bread and dips appetizer. Outstanding. We got the 4 dips version. 4 - Duck crepe appetizer - Very good. 4 1/2 - Octopus stew. Not bad, not bad at all 5 - My wife loved it. 5 - IPA draft. Great. I got it after seeing a neighboring table chug a draft andm smile.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous in every way! We found Esther’s in various guidebooks for our first trip to Vegas. The experience was one of the best meals we have had. It is small and on the Arts District, and they are providing something that we don’t see everyday....The sourdough bread and accompanying spreads are wonderful. But the main entrees sold us! Very different from the strip. We would come back here in a heartbeat.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read some reviews online so I decided to make a reservation for my husbands birthday. The decor was great and it just feels like home…server was great, friendly and attentive. Now the food - I wasn’t sure what I was expecting but it was above...and beyond excellent!! It is by far the best Italian food we have ever had in all our travels!! The fresh baked bread, butter and spreads were so delicious! We had the spaghetti and pizza, which were cooked to perfection! I can’t say enough about this place…you must try it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is insanely good! Cute and comfy inside, the place was booming on a Friday for lunch. Service is great, food is AMAZING and the price is right! We ordered a variety of plates to share, which was ideal because we had the chance...to try more of the amazing food options.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every positive review here about Esther's Kitchen is true. The sourdough bread serving was fantastic. The Malfadine Nero pasta dish was a flavorful blend of lobster and pasta. Aaron was very helpful and on the mark with his recommendations. Everyone appeared to enjoy their jobs...which made for a positive atmosphere. Make a reservation and you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

Great food and great service! Definitely get the bread with the spreads and the meatballs as an appetizer. All of our pastas were amazing!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

Kudos to all at Esther’s Kitchen.This is my 4 th visit since 2018 and it was magical . Food was superlicious (a Cape Town term),well prepared ,tasty and scrumptious to the last bite I sat at the bar and Tucker (and Jonah) were great in...their delivery and performance-Kudos to you both To the executive chefs ,chef and cooks and kitchen hands well done to you all -You guys at the back do not get enough credit -6 ⭐️ I had the Duck Crespelle to start which was excellent followed by the best Whole Branzino I’ve eaten anywhere in Las Vegas or the many countries I’m grateful to have visited. The Branzino cooked to perfection with eggplant caponata and marinated squash and pine nuts was DELICIOUS! -I added their Spaghetti on the side which was cooked to perfection (Al dente)with a yummy pomadora sungolds and basil sauce -for me a tad less sauce would have been super. For desert I had a butterscotch budino-whiskey Carmel/honeycomb-not to sweet -so perfect I closed out with a Grappa Di Prosecco and a drip coffee Awesome The drink program is excellent -my libations were a Belgian Blonde and a Now Lettuce Pray cocktail (vodka based) which different but awesome I had no wine tonight but they have a fabulous selection Onwards and upwards to you all at Esther’s Kitchen and roll on into your own space in 2023 Thank you 🙏More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

I ventured to Esther's based on the reviews and in my interest to get away from the strip for a breather. What a treat this jewel is for food and service. I sat at the bar solo but was quickly and friendly greeted by Tucker....He made some drink and food recommendations that were spot on. Their cocktails are fresh and delicious. I had the famous sourdough bread along with the lamb bolognese which was simply fabulous. After dinner I had one of the Italian Amora liquors. This was a perfect way to top off a great experience.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

We stumbled on this place from Tripadvisor reviews and were excited to try it out. This place is off the strip, so you'll need to take an Uber to get there. You can tell the kitchen cares about the food it produces here. The lamb...pizza and Charcuterie board were OK, not horrible, but nothing to write home about. The rigatoni was decent and the portion was very generous. Meatballs were delicious. Biggest complaint we had was that we waited 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive and it took about 25 mins to get our first app since we placed the order. Not sure if that was our server's fault or the kitchen's but it definitely brought down our enthusiasm overall. If you've already gone to most known and famous restaurants on the strip and are looking for something new and more mom & pop, then you should try this. If you haven't, I would probably try out all the other places before venturing over here since it's a little out the way.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022

Where do I start. The charcuterie board was without a doubt the best I have ever had. It made my wife and I be more adventurous than we normally would have been. She had a lemony pasta that she talks about almost weekly. I had...a sandwich that was so so good. Bottom line, get an Uber, get off the strip, and GET TO THIS PLACE NOW!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

Came for dinner while in town. Been here many times and continues to be consistently good. Ceaser salad and pizza excellent. Mushroom risotto very good as was the lamb pasta. The bread with buratta is a must! Great deserts too! Must make a reservation or...will not get in!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 13, 2022

I'll be honest...eat at this restaurant at the recommendation of a friend who had eaten here in December. I wasn't expecting this caliber of meal just south of the tourist area in Las Vegas. Shame on me. We made reservations for 5pm, when the restaurant...opens, and at 4:45, there was already a line outside. I started with the Caminante cocktail, which was delicious, and the table ordered the Burrata. It was served differently than I've had in other restaurants, and honestly, I prefer how Esther's served it...much better for sharing among the table. For my dinner, I ordered the Mushroom Risotto (mushroom puree + garlic chives + crispy mushroom chips). I absolutely love risotto, and this now ranks among some of the most delicious risotto I've ever had, made even better by the crispy mushroom chips. It was so good I wouldn't even share it with friends. There were 3 of us at dinner, so we each ordered a dessert to share among all 3: the butterscotch budino, pine nut tart, chocolate crepe cake. Personally, my favorite was the butterscotch budino followed by the chocolate crepe. If I ever go back to Las Vegas, I'll go back to Esther's, but until I do, I'll highly recommend it to others.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Worthy of a trip for classic homemade Italian dishes. Tried the cauliflower appie, good but deep fried in oil. Second dish was homemade pasta, amatriciano and cacio pepe…by far cacio was our favourite dish. Pasta was cooked perfectly and sauce on par. Great atmosphere and...attentive staff. Hope to return to try other dishes.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

The food here is to die for. This is a must go to place when you are in Vegas. The flavor in every bite is incredible. Amazing quality at a very reasonable price! You will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 10, 2022 via mobile

Came here for dinner. Made a reservation, they called me to move it UP an hour, then we get there and have to wait 20 minutes because no tables were available. Made zero sense. The dining experience was great though. For the drinks, we had...the Cool Runnings and the Devil's in the Details. Both were really good. Had the arancini to start, which was good, but could've been cheesier. Not bad at all though. For entrees, I had the rigatoni, which was phenomenal. My wife had the bucatini, which had a little spice & great flavor. We had the bread trio, which had some tasty, interesting spreads. Get the Nduja spread. The flavor was great. Our server was outstanding & knew the menu to a T. Place is cozy & intimate, but parking isn't good in the LV Arts District. Plus there is construction road work going on. Catch a ride there. Definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Esther's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5