Far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown's clicking cameras and fanny packs lies the welcoming haven of Harry's. Owners Harry and Peyton Sinclair's 13-year-old restaurant offers the kind of consistency and variety that makes it an old standard itself. There's nothing too froufrou here, not much that would raise a red flag for a meat and potatoes guy or a "weird food"-fearing kid.
On the menu you'll find many of the classics from the eclectic American recipe book: breakfast burritos, bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, catfish po'boys, eggplant Parmesan pizza and turkey meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy. While the weather's nice, regulars take every
opportunity to eat on the landscaped back patio, where each table seems to occupy its own tiny grotto. Inside seating includes service at the counter in the brightly lit front room, and also in the dark bar, where you can have a dirty martini with your New York strip steak. When the significant other says, "Honey, do you want Thai? Italian? Chinese?" and you say, "Oh, let's just go to Harry's," it isn't a sign you're too hungry and delirious to make a decision. It means you're so hungry you want to eat something comfortingly familiar, you know, like Moroccan vegetable stew.
9613 Old Las Vegas Hwy., 989-4629.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $