Binion’s Gotta be the fresh-ground Binion’s Burger ($4.95) at Binion’s Café. Classic.
California The oxtail upstairs is legendary, but try the new-recipe braised oxtail stew ($16) at the California Noodle House, spiced with lemongrass, cinnamon and star anise.
The D The lobster and black truffle baked ziti ($16) at Andiamo is a side dish, but you don’t need anything else.
Downtown Grand The diner-ish S+O’s waffle sandwich ($11.25) is a memorably crispy breakfast treat … with gravy.
El Cortez The new Siegel’s 1941 restaurant specializes in sandwiches. Start with the Kentucky Hot Brown ($10), an open-faced roast beef masterpiece.
Four Queens Hugo’s Cellar’s hot rock specialty for two ($36) is just as kitschy and delicious as this vintage gourmet room.
Fremont Tony Roma’s or Dunkin’ Donuts? Nope. Do the wok-fried soft shell crabs ($15) at Second Street Grill.
Golden Gate Du-par’s pancakes (2 for $8.25; 3 for $9.25; 5 for $10.25) are worthy of all the butter and syrup-soaked praise they’ve received.
Golden Nugget The sriracha-kissed, maple-glazed quail ($19) at Vic & Anthony’s should win some sort of appetizer lifetime achievement award.
Main Street Station The half-pound New York steak sandwich ($8.79) on Triple 7 brewpub’s late-night menu goes great with a beer.
Plaza Select the slice of your choice at Pop-Up Pizza; I’ll take the Fremont ($3.75), with sausage, bacon, pepperoni and eggplant.