The concept for eatt started when Nicolas Kalpokdjian wasn’t even in Las Vegas, but Paris. He, along with executive chef Yuri Szarzewski and executive pastry chef Vincent Pellerin (both who have backgrounds as chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants) came to Vegas with one goal: to provide healthy food to Las Vegans.
During the development of eatt, Kalpokdjian even went to a local DMV and asked people standing in line why they didn’t eat healthier. Their answers? Prices. Convenience.
And thus, eatt, complete with healthy vegan food was born and is an upscale restaurant with vegan options in Las Vegas.
This airy, Instagram-able restaurant opened June 2016 in Summerlin and has been going strong since then. The trio even opened a second restaurant, Partage, in Chinatown in 2018 and were chosen to be a part of an elite team of chefs to represent Las Vegas at the Vegas Vegan Dinner at the James Beard House, curated by Vegans, Baby.
Eatt offers a hearty vegan menu with many items that are gluten-free.
Start you meal with a vegan soup. You can choose from a sweet and tangy carrot soup with orange and saffron, candied kumquats and orange segments with dollops of kumquat foam, borscht (tomato and ginger soup with grapefruit, beets and organic cashew cheese), or gazpacho.
If you want to share some vegan appetizers, Eatt offers a vegan cheese plate, Caprese Tartine with organic cashew cheese, basil pesto, heirloom tomato and French baguette, grilled sweet gem lettuce with heirloom tomatoes, quinoa tabouleh, green beans with coconut milk and lime dressing, or a delightful summer salad (the menu is seasonal, so definitely check on what they’re serving in case you have your heart set on a dish) with kale and arugula, beets, apple, mung beans and avocado in a perfect citrus and lychee dressing.
Vegan entrees at Eatt include ratatouille and moussaka featuring a homemade beet patty with grilled eggplant, sundried tomatoes and a bechamel sauce.
They also serve farro risotto with sweet red peppers, roasted pistachios, cashew parmesan, and a fried caper tarragon foam.
Save room for the vegan dessert here. The vegan dessert they’ve always got is a lemon pound cake filled with strawberry mousse and topped with fresh strawberries, candied lemon zest and crushed pistachios with a coconut pistachio sauce you pour on.
But, the menu itself is only a part of what makes this restaurant so special. The presentation is impeccable. And gorgeous. And it’s where you can clearly see the Michelin background coming into play.
7865 W. Sahara Ave., 89117, 702-608-5233, Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.