Enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t require hours spent in the kitchen over a hot stove. When you’re in Vegas, why not do Thanksgiving in style? Put down those AP review books and leave the work at the office so you can enjoy an authentic Thanksgiving dining experience, Las Vegas style! There are dozens of great restaurants on the strip to make the holiday unforgettable whether you’re in the mood for a classic meal or something completely different. Most are also located nearby convenient Monorail stations for worry-free transportation without the traffic.
Virgil’s BBQ @ LINQ
Stop by Virgil’s Real BBQ at the LINQ Promenade for a special Thanksgiving menu at one of America’s top-rated BBQ restaurants. Virgil’s Thanksgiving feast is available for dine-in or take-out at $249.95 with a meal large enough to feed a group of six to eight people. The feast includes an 18-pound smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, pecan stuffing with sausage and cornbread, homemade cranberry sauce, candied Brussels sprouts, Creole green beans, and buttermilk biscuits. Virgil’s is one of the best restaurants to celebrate Thanksgiving on the Las Vegas strip.
Costa Di Mare @ Wynn Las Vegas
All of the signature restaurants at the Encore and Wynn resorts will feature special Thanksgiving meals this year, but Costa Di Mare’s Thanksgiving event is arguably the most anticipated. In addition to its full a la carte menu, Costa Di Mare will offer a festive five-course prix fixe holiday tasting menu. The Thanksgiving event will take place on Thanksgiving Day from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.
Costa Di Mare has been awarded Four Stars by the Forbes Travel Guide with a selection of critically acclaimed seafood dishes. Celebrated chef Mark LoRusso has been voted the Best Chef in Las Vegas with menus created nightly that incorporate Mediterranean seafood, Italian cuisine, and housemade pasta. All shellfish and fish are flown in daily from Italy. Be sure to make reservations in advance.
Aureole @ Mandalay Bay
Aureole Las Vegas by Chef Charlie Palmer features local, high-quality ingredients with bold American style. Located in Mandalay Bay’s Restaurant Row, Aureole’s menu focuses on three foundations of food: Ranch, Root, and Surf. The menu features eight dishes in every category ranging from light to robust. Aureole is also recognized as one of the leading wine restaurants in the world with an impressive 3,000-selection wine list. The restaurant has received the Wine Spectator Grand Award every year since 2000.
Aureole will offer a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu on November 23 from 2 pm to 8 pm. The four-course meal is $65 per person and features deviled Scotch quail egg for an appetizer followed by curried kabocha squash bisque, roasted thom turkey breast, and pumpkin pecan pie with cinnamon ice cream for dessert.
Bazaar Meat @ SLS Las Vegas
Bazaar Meat has recently been named as the Best Restaurant in Nevada. Award-winning chef José Andrés offers an adventurous culinary experience that combines big meat with a twist on classic dishes.
For Thanksgiving, Bazaar Meat by José Andrés will host “Thanksgiving José’s Way” with a prix fixe culinary experience that includes eight shareable dishes, three desserts,
and a choice of entree. Dishes include Gordal stuffed olives, croquetas de pavo, endive Caesar salad, and the classic green bean casserole, spiced cranberries with confit mandarines and cinnamon, and a savory cornbread stuffing with Butifarra sausage. Main course choices include a BN Ranch Heritage turkey or a Josper roasted turbot. Each guest receives a pumpkin tart, roasted apple puff pastry, and pecan pie.
Searsucker @ Caesars Palace
Searsucker is one of the newest restaurants on the strip with American comfort food reimagined by Top Chef Brian Malarkey. This year, enjoy an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner in this unique restaurant with a theme inspired by cowboy culture and mid-century roadside diners. The prix fixe dinner is $49 per person and $19 for children with slow-roasted turkey, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, fresh cranberries, and pumpkin cheesecake pudding for dessert.
Gordon Ramsay Steak @ Paris Las Vegas
Do Thanksgiving in style this year at the critically acclaimed Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. This contemporary steakhouse showcases the most famous dishes of renowned chef Gordon Ramsay in an upscale setting. Gordon Ramsay Steak will offer a decadent Thanksgiving dinner this year featuring a holiday spin on one of Ramsay’s classic dishes. Enjoy turkey breast Wellington with pistachio stuffing and foie gras, crisp Brussels leaves, and cranberry sauce for $48 per person. Spiced pumpkin tart is also available for dessert.
BLT Steak @ Bally’s
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at BLT Steak at Bally’s, one of the most popular steakhouses on the strip. BLT Steak offers a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu for $75 per person but an a la cart menu is also available. The holiday meal this year includes squash salad, celeriac soup, roasted turkey, Scottish salmon, prime rib, Brussels sprouts gratin, and sweet potato puree. Tempting desserts include pumpkin tarts and spiced bread pudding.
Rao’s @ Caesars Palace
Rao’s is a family-owned restaurant offering simple, wholesome home cooking. Rao’s is the sister location to the legendary New York City restaurant and it has been named as one of the best Italian restaurants in Vegas. Rao’s in Caesars features a replica of the 12-table NYC landmark with an open-air patio and a center bar.
Rao’s has a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu planned this year for $58 per person includes three courses with optional a la carte family sides. Begin your meal with your choice of cream of mushroom soup, stuffed artichokes, or frisee salad. The main course is a choice of oven-roasted turkey, pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, or prime rib, each accompanied by savory sides. Dessert choices include pumpkin cheesecake or maple creme brulee.
If you don’t have plans for Thanksgiving, there’s no need to worry. Dozens of top-rated restaurants along the strip will be serving up special prix fixe holiday menus for all of the fun of Thanksgiving without the hassle of hours in the kitchen. Whether you want a traditional Thanksgiving feast or you’re open to something more adventurous, these restaurants are sure to make the holiday unforgettable.