Category Archives: Dining

Sign and entrance of American Coney Island at the D.

Introducing: American Coney Island

It’s safe to say that Las Vegas is a culinary hotspot. Known for our top-notch food options and more cuisines than you could ever imagine, many one-of-a-kind restaurants are proud to call Sin City “home.” The Detroit-natives behind American Coney Island recently expanded out of Michigan and into the D Las Vegas and brought the city’s favorite Coney dogs with them. Family owned and operated since 1917, American Coney Island was founded by Constantine “Gust” Keros, who immigrated from Greece to Detroit in 1903.

Say Hello to American Coney Island

American Coney Island has 100, going on 101, years of experience making food people love. Lucky for us, they have decided to expand and share their above-and-beyond hot dogs with the residents and visitors of Las Vegas. As the oldest family-owned business in the state of Michigan, no one can do The Coney quite like this family. For decades, the famous Coney dog has been an institution in Downtown Detroit. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because they have been featured several times on the Food Network, Travel Channel, The Chew, and way more. Oh, and if you had any doubts, they have also won the best Coney in the country for consistently serving up comfort food at its finest. American Coney Island currently has locations in downtown Detroit, the Detroit Zoo, and right here in the D Las Vegas.

Cook working at American Coney Island making hot dogs.

The Coney

If you think you’ve had a chili dog, think again. Known for its high-quality meat, special secret Chili Sauce developed by the family decades ago, and warm steamed bun, The Coney is a tantalizing treat. Whether you top your Coney with mustard or sweet chopped onions, you won’t soon forget this timeless favorite. It even has that satisfying “snap” we love, thanks to the all-natural casing around the Dearborn sausage. Pair it with french fries (topped with chili, of course) for a complete and balanced meal! You won’t be able to find this distinctive taste and flavor anywhere else besides American Coney Island.

While fancy, gourmet restaurants are everywhere in Las Vegas, there is something to be said about this inexpensive and delicious delicacy. On your next trip to Vegas, make a special stop at the only American Coney Island restaurant in the West (you’re going to want to come back for more!). American Coney Island is well worth the trip and no one can copy these iconic Coney dog connoisseurs. The American Coney Island restaurant in the D is even open 24 hours a day, so you can get this affordable and delicious food whenever the desire strikes, which will likely be often.

The Coney hot dog at American Coney Island in Las Vegas.

Other Vegas Spots to See

After chowing down on your Coney Dog, make sure to visit some of the other great restaurants throughout Downtown Las Vegas. Take in the Fremont Street Experience, which is full of great restaurants, free concerts and special events to enjoy.

If you find your tummy rumbling while visiting downtown Las Vegas, make sure to pop into the D to experience the country’s finest hot dogs, right here in our backyard.

Entrance to Andiamo Steakhouse at The D.

Detroit’s Top Steak Chef Comes to Downtown Las Vegas with Andiamo Steakhouse

When you come to Las Vegas, two things are certain: you’re sure to have a good time, and you’re sure to eat good food. Downtown Las Vegas features some of the best food in the country, and steaks are what we do best. Steakhouses in Las Vegas are iconic because of their history, vast menu, and mouthwatering meat. While there are countless choices around Fremont Street, guests should be sure to check out Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Steakhouse.

The D is also proud to announce that their very own Andiamo Italian Steakhouse was featured in Condé Nast Traveler as 1 of the 10 Best Steakhouses in Las Vegas. Described as a laid-back Italian steakhouse in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, both Andiamo Steakhouse and the D are beyond proud to accept this award. Condé Nast Traveler states that, “Downtown is the unsung hero of Las Vegas—where you’ll find friendly service, no pretense, and more bang for your buck (as compared to restaurants on the Strip).” Read on to find out more about one of the best steakhouses in all of Las Vegas!

Entree dish served at Andiamo Steakhouse at The D.

An Andiamo History

Joe Vicari, founder of Andiamo Steakhouse, has always focused on bringing the freshest ingredients, best meat, and fullest flavors to his guests. When it comes to quality, Vicari doesn’t believe in cutting corners and his Pat LaFrieda and Stockyard Premium beef, Strauss Lamb, and free range chicken shows it.

The Italian chef has opened successful Andiamo Steakhouses throughout the Detroit area and when The D founders Derek and Greg Stevens, two Detroit natives, opened their hotel in Las Vegas, they knew they had to have Vicari’s famed steakhouse. Together they have brought the delicious classics to Downtown Las Vegas and are excited to welcome guests to Andiamo Steakhouse, located inside The D.

American Prime with Italian Flavor

Vicari likes to say that he has achieved “American prime with Italian flavor” with his steaks, homemade Italian breads, award-winning sauces, and handmade pasta. And Andiamo’s menu is not just for the die-hard carnivores. The selections also include a number of delicious salad options, pastas, seafood, and more. Based on their nearly 500 4.5 star reviews, guests love the Beet Napoleon salad, the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, and the tableside-made Caesar salad (with dressing made from scratch to top it off!). There is nothing not to love about the Andiamo Steakhouse, extensive menu.

Additional dish that can be found at Andiamo Steakhouse.

The Meat

Now, for the grand finale: the steaks! Andiamo Steakhouse steaks are graded to be in the top 8% of all beef raised in the US and their 30-day aging method produces a tenderness and flavor that is unparalleled. The restaurant offers the finest products by partnering with the nation’s top butchers and the taste tells it all. But don’t take our word for it. Lee K. explains that even though it sounds like hyperbole, this was the best steak he has had in his life. He “genuinely had his mind blown.” Daniel C. said “there is absolutely nothing bad I can say about Andiamo Steakhouse” and that all the steaks were cooked to perfection.

The owners of The D brought this delicious, mouthwatering steak dinner all the way from the Midwest to Downtown Las Vegas, and locals and visitors alike couldn’t be happier. Now the only question is, porterhouse or New York strip?