Each year at Thanksgiving I argue with my my wife, my mother-in-law, my mother and myself about where we will be eating. I don't usually win but I do eventually try a few other places when I go out to get some cranberries or whipped cream. Don't do it to yourself, head to Las Vegas and let someone else do the cooking and the cleaning. Have a big Thanksgiving dinner and then find a slot machine and take a nap as the free drinks stack up beside you.
Here are a few ideas on where you should eat but don't forget there are plenty of restaurants in Las Vegas that will be serving a variation of the holiday feast.
Comme Ca at Comsopolitan - The fall menu at Comme Ca is already outrageous and the truth is I would cancel Thanksgiving in Las Vegas if it meant I was going to feast on a bacon wrapped pork chop or the Mediterranean Octopus. If you need to stick with tradition Comme Ca will be offering Roasted duck or Pan Roasted Goose Breast. Yeah, they don’t mess around with Thanksgiving so you should be in for a real treat.
Spago Las Vegas - You don’t really expect me to tell you to go to Spago in the Forum Shops and not order the meatloaf, do you? Well, Thanksgiving might be that day when you go for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. You get a choice of Autumn Salad or Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, followed by Roasted Organic Free-Range Turkey Breast with pretzel bread stuffing knödel, green bean casserole, brown sugar sweet potato, Yukon gold potato purée, cranberry-apple chutney, herb gravy, and natural jus
Hash House A Go Go - If you need a good deal and a lot of food on Thanksgiving Hash House a Go Go is your best bet. The Pumpkin bisque is %.95 and the traditional turkey diner is $21.95. If my mother-in-law even tries to upset me this Thanksgiving I’ll be in a corner booth getting my tryptophan high on.
Top Of The World at Stratosphere - Diner with a view? Thanksgiving at Top of the World Restaurant will offer guests four course traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I’m not sure you can find a better view to give thanks in Las Vegas.
Postrio - They are offering a three-course holiday inspired meal. Choose from a Roasted Autumn Squash Soup or a Bartlett Pear & Organic Petite Green Salad, followed by Roasted Free Range Turkey with sourdough & wild mushroom stuffing, Yukon Gold potato puree, cranberry relish, sautéed green beans, sweet potato gratin, rosemary-sage gravy.
Central at Caesars Palace for Thanksgiving - 3 courses with the traditional roasted turkey as the main entrée with all the sides or a choice of Prime rib or Loup de mar for those not looking to give thanks the same old way.
La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas - Four-course dinner with optional wine pairings for an additional $35 per person. The menu will begin with butternut squash soup made with spiced brandy zabaglione and toasted pumpkin seeds, paired with Gary Farrell, Chardonnay, 2010. The second-course will include dried berry salad with candied walnuts, pomegranates, shaved goat cheese and topped with apple cider vinegar and will go well with Villa Ponciago, les Hauts du Py, Gamay, 2010. The main course will feature succulent turkey accompanied with dried fruit cornbread stuffing and sweet potato puree, paired with Miura, Pinot Noir, 2009. To conclude the meal, the restaurant will offer the traditional pumpkin pie complemented by Kracher Cuvée, Beerenauslese, 2009.
Tacos and Tequila For Thanksgiving Dinner in Las Vegas - This could be the year when you decide to go real different for Thanksgiving dinner and why not try a turkey torta or a turkey chile relleno followed by turkey alambre tacos and then finished off with turkey tamales? Lunch options of torta or tostada are cheap at $11 and $8. Dinner is $19 and the combo platter of Chile relleno, taco and tamale might be the best deal on the Las Vegas strip if you are ok with straying from the ordinary.
Carmines in The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will get you the entire Thanksgiving feast if you so desire it. It feeds 8 people and comes with an 18 pound roasted turkey and all the extras you have come to expect from the holiday dinner. $239 and they do the cooking for you. You can also opt to eat at Carmines in their main room or in one of their private dining areas.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab is doing a pre-fixed Thanksgiving Menu as well as their a la carte menu. The crab bisque will start the meal and each time I have it it dives me wild with excitement.
Twist at Mandarin Oriental - You can expect a superb dining experience with a twist at Twist. You’ll get turkey but you’ll also get foie gras and you’ll get the elegance of Mandarin Oriental as well. Make sure to check out the view from the restroom.
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