For off the strip dining, I assume? Esther's Kitchen is the first place I tell everyone to try. It's located in the Arts district between the strip & downtown. Awesome wine list, not only the selections, but the prices; all glasses are $10 & all bottles are $40. Extensive cocktail list, plus lots of local beers. Their pastas & their sourdough bread is fresh made in house. I don't care what you order for dinner, you must try the bread as an appetizer. I'm not sure of the times, but they have happy hour at the bar where all pasta is half off. It's a great place that two people can have a great meal, including a bottle of wine, for less than $100. I'm not sure if they take reservations, but weekends are pretty busy, so they're might be a wait. The other place that stands out is Cleaver. It's on Paradise Road near Flamingo. Great steaks, great mussels, REALLY extensive cocktail list, but it's not a cheap night out. Their website doesn't work, so give them a call to see if they're still doing happy hour. When they opened it was half priced steaks from 5-8 & from midnite - 3AM. If they still do HH, reservations are a must. Those are the two places I really feel comfortable recommending. I honestly find most of the dining options in this town, both local & the strip tend to be SEVERELY overrated & overpriced. BTW, my tickets for the NYE matinee for the Knights might be available, let me know if you're interested.