Want the intel on Las Vegas's most happening local spots?
We took a data-driven look at the question, using Yelp to uncover which eateries have been getting extra attention 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 riding a trend, right now.
Open since 2005, this traditional American spot is trending compared to other businesses categorized as "Breakfast & Brunch" on Yelp.
Citywide, breakfast and brunch spots saw a median 1.5% increase in new reviews over the past month, but Egg Works, which has several locations in Las Vegas. saw a 28.9% increase, maintaining a sound 4.5-star rating throughout.
"We specialize in many unbelievable entrees,from our country-style breakfast and brunch offering a variety of skillets, omelets, crepes, pancakes, waffles and Benedicts," it states on its Yelp page. "Also on the menu are burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizza and the chefs' renowned Cincinnati-style chili — a hearty combination of chili, oyster crackers and spaghetti. For those craving an island style breakfast, try their Spam, rice and eggs, Portuguese sausage and eggs with sticky rice. "
It's not the only trending outlier in the breakfast and brunch category: The Brass Fork has seen a 16.7% increase in reviews, and Rachel's Kitchen and Kapuna Cafe have seen 6% and 6% increases, respectively.
Located at 7591 Tule Springs Road in Centennial, Egg Works is open from 6 a.m.–3 p.m. daily.
Whether or not you've been hearing buzz about Ada's, the cocktail bar and Italian spot is a hot topic according to Yelp review data.
While businesses categorized as "Italian" on Yelp saw a median 1.6% increase in new reviews over the past month, Ada's bagged a 9% increase in new reviews within that time frame, maintaining a convincing 4.5-star rating.
Intrigued so far? Here's more about the business from its Yelp history section: "Inspired by the legacy of pioneering barwoman Ada Coleman, Ada's was opened by local Las Vegas chef James Trees as a sequel to his popular Arts District restaurant Esther's Kitchen."
What does this business focus on? "House-made pastas, artisanal American pizzas and craft spirit cocktails and chef-driven Best ice cream," its Yelp page says. "Ada's offers the best quality version of 'something for everyone' in an elegant but casual setting."
Open at 410 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 120, in Tivoli Village since June 2019, Ada's offers classic cocktails, craft beer and wine, in addition to a variety of pasta dishes, wild-caught branzino and house-made sourdough bread.
Ada's is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.–11 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.
SkinnyFATS, a member of the chain, is also making waves. Open since 2017 at 6475 N. Decatur Blvd., the popular New American and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers sandwiches and more, has seen a 1.3% increase in new reviews over the last month — matching that of all businesses tagged "American (New)" on Yelp.
"SkinnyFATS specializes in healthy and happy menu items that cater to a variety of dietary needs," its Yelp page says.
Among the menu options at SkinnyFATS are a house-made black bean patty, crispy Nashville hot chicken, rice noodles with curry sauce and spinach and corn risotto balls. It also offers fresh juices and kombucha tea. Over the past month, it's maintained a convincing four-star rating among Yelpers.
SkinnyFATS is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.