Much like the casino floor, restaurants in Strip hotels are generally relegated to the windowless indoors, while guests are kept clueless as to what time of day or night it is. The recent restaurant additions of the Linq and the plaza at Monte Carlo, however, bring diners back into the light and smack-dab onto Las Vegas Boulevard.
As revenue streams have been shifting away from gaming and more into dining, retail and entertainment, properties shifted these offerings closer to the Strip, luring pedestrians and passersby to restaurants such as Yusho, 800 Degrees and Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar without ever having to set foot in a casino. Walk-up windows abound at the Linq for immediate and on-the-go dining, and no one can pass up the bright happiness of BLVD Creamery on a hot summer day.
Great for grazers, bad for those with impulse-control issues, at the very least this move to the front means that you never have to walk too far before running into something good to eat on the Strip. – Grace Bascos