Oh, Valentine’s Day. The one day a year where you’re in the doghouse if you don’t show some gesture of love. Aside from flowers and (vegan) chocolates, a romantic dinner is always high on the list of love-filled gestures. While there aren’t any really romantic vegan restaurants in Vegas to celebrate Valentine’s Day (other than the one we’ve included), there are plenty of vegan-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas for Valentine’s Day offering intimate settings, craft cocktails, epic wine lists with vegan options, and, of course, decadent dishes.
Where should you go on Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas for a romantic vegan (or vegan-friendly) dinner? Here are our top picks.*
*Some of our go-to romantic restaurants we always recommend have special menus for Valentine’s Day, which aren’t vegan friendly, but if you’re looking for a perfect date night or upscale birthday celebration, check out these seven vegan-friendly Las Vegas restaurants.
Where to dine out for a vegan Valentine’s Day in Las Vegas
BLACKOUT (Dining in the Dark)
This pitch black restaurant is all-vegan and makes you tap into all of your other senses since you literally cannot see anything. For dinner, they offer a seven-course menu that’s all vegan that sets you back about $90 per person. BLACKOUT’s dining experience is fun and something different to do on Valentine’s Day.
This gem located in Southwest Vegas has it all — a dimly lit dining room, vegan wines, and incredible Asian-inspired dishes by the talented Chef Jamie Tran. At Black Sheep you can order items to share like their vegan scallion pancakes (although in all honesty, you probably won’t want to share them) that are made with spicy braised maitake mushrooms, jicama, picked red radish, black sesame seed and micro cilantro; what Tran refers to as a “basic” salad, but it’s so packed with flavor it’s anything but; and for the main course vegan Vietnamese sautéed glass noddles with spicy gochujang sauce, Chinese broccoli, hen of the woods mushrooms and roasted heirloom carrots. Chef has also been known to make some vegan dishes on a whim, too, so if you’re feeling something else, it never hurts to ask. 8680 W. Warm Springs Rd.
EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine
We love EDO. Like, love. It’s the perfect combination of an intimate setting, excellent Spanish food from Chef Oscar Amador (one of our James Beard picks), and an ambience that simply gushes love. At this vegan-friendly Las Vegas restaurant, you can order dishes a la carte, but there’s really no reason to when they’ve got a gorgeous tasting menu for $40 that ensures you leave full (but not feeling heavy). 3400 S. Jones Blvd.
If you’re going to make the trek to The Strip (or are on The Strip), Mott 32’s dining room alone is a reason to go for Valentine’s Day. Cozy booths and a gorgeous interior design make this vegan-friendly Asian restaurant one of our top picks. Their vegan options are also fantastic. Try the wild mushroom lettuce wraps with black truffle sauce or their mushroom dim sum to start your meal and then dive in — they’ve got noodles and an entire veggie menu to enjoy (that braised tofu is perfection). The Palazzo Resort, 3325 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Charlie Palmer Steakhouse
It may be a steakhouse, but it’s a vegan-friendly one. Charlie Palmer Steakhouse located at Four Seasons on The Strip offers a secret Cut of the Week menu which is predominantly vegan. For $50, the prix fix meal includes a salad, vegan entree (and a choice of non-vegan if your significant other hasn’t come to the other side yet), two sides and dessert … with wine pairings for each course. Bonus — it’s all-you-can-drink wine for the first and second course. Four Seasons Las Vegas, 3960 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Photos provided by Mott 32, Charlie Palmer
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism, being a positive activist and entrepreneur at events including TBEX, SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more. Diana is a proud partner with the James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinner series at the famous James Beard House, as well as the vegan activation, The Farm Stand, at Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful festival.