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Who we are

Esther’s Kitchen is a seasonal Italian neighborhood restaurant, set in the Las Vegas Arts District in downtown Las Vegas. We are inspired by the bounty of the West Coast and the traditions of Italy. 

After a career of incredible culinary experiences around the US and beyond, Chef James Trees chose to open his first restaurant in his hometown, to name it for the Great-Aunt who inspired and fostered his passion, and to cook the food that he learned growing up with his best friend Alfio’s family.

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“A triumphant homecoming for chef James Trees”

-- Andy Wang, Food & Wine


“Esther's Kitchen brings a fresh, farm-to-table sensibility to Italian food in a way that's deliciously satisfying.”

--Terrisa Meeks, 10Best.com (USA Today)


"Best Italian Restaurants In Las Vegas” 

--Thrillist, Gayot