Curious where Las Vegas' insiders are eating and drinking? It's easy to spot lines out the door, but some underlying trends are harder to see.
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to uncover which local businesses have been getting outsized notice this month.
To find out who made the list, we looked at Las Vegas businesses on Yelp by category and counted how many reviews each received. Rather than compare them based on number of reviews alone, we calculated a percentage increase in reviews over the past month, and tracked businesses that consistently increased their volume of reviews to identify statistically significant outliers compared to past performance.
Read on to see which spots are worth exploring, right now.
Open since June, the Italian restaurant and pizzeria is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Pizza" on Yelp.
Citywide, pizza spots saw a median 2.4% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Ada's saw a 62% increase, maintaining a healthy 4.5-star rating throughout.
It's not the only trending outlier in the pizza category: Rosati's has seen a 3.3% increase in reviews.
Located at 410 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 120, in Tivoli Village, Ada's offers margherita pizza with local mozzarella, tomato and basil, and Calabrian pizza with spicy salumi, chili oil and ricotta salata, as well as a number of pasta dishes and salads.
Ada's is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
My Garage Restaurant
Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about Centennial Hills' My Garage Restaurant, the breakfast and brunch spot is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While businesses categorized as "Breakfast & Brunch" on Yelp saw a median 2.5% increase in new reviews over the past month, My Garage Restaurant bagged a 27.9% increase in new reviews within that time frame, maintaining a convincing 4.5-star rating. It significantly outperformed the previous month by gaining 1.3 times more reviews than expected based on its past performance.
Open at 5770 Centennial Center Blvd., Suite 145, since 2017, My Garage Restaurant offers a variety of omelets, including chorizo, Western and bacon and sausage, as well as eggs Benedict Florentine, chicken and waffles and a bagel sandwich.
My Garage Restaurant is open from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. on Monday and Sunday, and 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Downtown's AmeriBrunch Cafe is also making waves. Open since 2015 at 316 E. Bridger Ave., Suite 102, the popular restaurant has seen a 6.4% bump in new reviews over the last month, compared to a median review increase of 2% for all businesses tagged "American (Traditional)" on Yelp.
AmeriBrunch Cafe offers avocado toast and eggs, steak and egg hash and a spicy bacon breakfast sandwich, as well as smoothies, juices and latte, cappuccino and regular coffee. Over the past month, it's maintained a solid 4.5-star rating among Yelpers.
AmeriBrunch Cafe is open from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)
Flock & Fowl
Also Downtown, you'll find Flock & Fowl, the city's buzziest New American spot by the numbers.
The popular Asian fusion, New American and Singaporean restaurant, which opened in December 2018 at 150 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite 100, increased its new review count by 5.3% over the past month, an outlier when compared to the median new review count of 1.4% for the Yelp category "American (New)." It outperformed the previous month by gaining 1.9 times more reviews than expected based on past performance.
Flock & Fowl's menu includes classic Hainan chicken, fried chicken and chicken ramen, as well as chicken wings.
Flock & Fowl is open from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.–midnight on Friday and Saturday.